Random pic of the week

June 22, 2009

Neat! Easy access, clean, not afraid to run out of sockets… just be careful when cleaning the wall or leaning… 

Extract from Ironic Sans


June 4, 2009

The BioWall is a hand woven three-dimensional structure that can hold living plants. BioWall can become an indoor, living hedge that divides space.

The woven and modular architectural structure can also provide a lightweight solution for growing food plants in small spaces without soil. The urban ecosystem consists of geotextile structures and solar cells designed to feed and monitor a network of plants by misting the roots with nutrient rich solution.

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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…”

Extract from Supermarket

Toilet Paper Wallpaper

November 12, 2008

Toilet paper is one of civilisation’s great invention. Now it has a new function, it can be a functional wallpaper. New design everyday for you to enjoy and not having to worry that it will run out too.
This is actually a 2D wallpaper, but it really inspires me with other ideas.

Extract from toiletspirit

Cork links

October 17, 2008

Cork links is a wall organizing system that allows the user to create their own vertical landscapes.

The cork material is perforated through a die-cut process allowing sections of cork to be extruded into three dimensional shapes. When the extrusions are pulled away from the wall, objects are able to be hung and gripped by the cork.

Very clever…

Extract from Brian Kelly

Tetris Tiles

September 28, 2008

For the hard core tetris fan… actually, quite nice and different as compared to the usual masaics…
But will it kill you trying out your own pattern? Or maybe you can replace it with your game of tetris now… new challenge… For the faint hearted, you can try the Tetris Mosaics that come in sheets with pre arranged patterns ready for tiling.

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3-D Wallpaper

September 3, 2008

Hanna Nyman’s 3-D wallpaper invites the user to peel off the outer layer to expose the design underneath.
I wonder if it can be done in multiple layers… so it does not run out so fast…

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Amalia House

August 15, 2008

This look like a house drawn by a child with no idea of the law of natures… but take a closer look, you’ll notice a lot of thought has gone into it. To give tribute to the nature around her and maximize the interchange between inside and outside, the house is completely covered with artificial grass -with only the windows left out.

Extract from Arch Daily

Paper Tea House

April 6, 2008

A tea house made out of paper and cardboard by Shigeru Ban will offered with pre-sale estimate of £20,000 – 30,000.
The tea house, constructed of square paper tubes, is a structure designed for indoor use measuring just over 5 meters long. Housing a table and four stools, the house also features a waiting area with a bench in keeping with tea ceremony practice.

Extract from Dezeen

Random pic of the week

September 10, 2007

You can make houses using bricks, wooden logs, cement, ice, mud, steel… depending on your resources around you and your environment. So what happens if you are in the dumps or have a lack of building materials…