Capital Gate

May 31, 2009


Capital Gate, the most leaning building in the world. Capital Gate will house Abu Dhabi’s first Hyatt hotel, a presidential-style luxury, 5-star hotel and will provide 200 hotel rooms.
The central core of the building slants in the opposite direction to the lean of the structure, and it straightening as it grows. It sits on top of a 7-foot-deep concrete base with a dense mesh of reinforced steel. The steel exoskeleton known as the diagrid sits above an extensive distribution of 490 piles that have been drilled 100 feet underground to accommodate the gravitational, wind and seismic pressures caused by the lean of the building.

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Leaves Coffee Table

May 30, 2009


A series of five identical “leaves” are defined together with the shape of a flower. These elements are articulated, without the need for glue or rivets, for simple assembly and transport.

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“…With a slim profile and a choice of wood and fabric options, Curve seamlessly blends in with your décor. It can be mounted anywhere on the wall, allowing maximum flexibility. The curving shape and cushion provide your pet with comfort and security when sleeping and playing on it. Appropriate for cats and small dogs…”

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Novelist Koji Suzuki, author of ‘The Ring’ has chosen to print his novel called “Drop” on toilet paper. The thing is seriously being marketed as “Japan’s creepiest toilet paper”

The whole story is printed on toilet paper, takes place in a public restroom, and can be read in a few minutes.
Toilets in Japan were traditionally tucked away in a dark corner of the house due to religious beliefs. Parents would tease children that a hairy hand might pull them down into the dark pool below.

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Peca Lamps

May 27, 2009


Peca Lamps use renewable materials, poetic form and beautiful shadows, they come flatpacked and easy to build.

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Coin Bank Display

May 26, 2009


Coin Bank display. An attractive alternative to the coin jar.

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“Self-Sustainable Chair, a dress made out of polyethylene, connected to shoes that pump air into an inflatable bubble attached to its rear part on each step. The dress slowly transforms into a chair with each step and holds the person to sit on it naturally. With his or her body weight the chair is slowly deflated and forms back to the original flat dress…”

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