The Village Underground

This is a video I took off of YouTube that shows a taste of a new urban space in Shoreditch, London created by The Village Underground. The artist group moved a couple of trains from the London Underground onto a custom built metal frame. According to Ikon Magazine, they intend to have the project complete […]

Element House by Sami Rintala

The Element House by Sami Rintala provokes memories of medieval Italian courtyards. The Element House’s structure is reminiscent of the structural playfulness of a Rem Koolhaas building in that it play with structural virtuosity without overtly stating its complexity. The building creates it’s own sanctuary, however if one would like a view, there are several […]

Z58 by Kengo Kuma

Z58 is building about phenomena rather than form. What I mean by this is form falls away, and the characteristics of nature is what makes the builfing special. For instance, the building is wrapped in horizontal planters, so a lush green barrier has grown between the inside and outside world. The barrier is only a […]

Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial 2006 Designers: Neocon West 2006 by Panelite

Object: Neocon West 2006 Exhibit Designer: Panelite URL: http://www.e-panelite.com/ Category: Architecture Price: $varies widely by project Lust Factor: Warm Description: This was Panelite showing of at Neocon West this year. Panelite makes the plastic panels that were used to create this glowing sofa. Neocon, is the most important American interior design expo. The event happens […]

Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial 2006 Designers: Enteractive by Electroland

Object: Enteractive Designer: Electroland URL:http://electroland.net Category: Architecture Price: $? Lust Factor: Hot Description: The project was an grid of squares embedded within the entrance walkway of an existing office building. Each square was illuminated by LEDs and was pressure sensitive. The effect is that the LED lights would light up when anyone walked over them. […]

Kamism Papers

Object: Kamism Papers Manufacturer: Kamism URL: http://www.kamism.co.jp Category: Architecture and Construction Price: $varies widely Lust Factor: Hot Description: In honor of Design Boom’s awesome 100% Tokyo Design Week, I’m including a few intersting products that I’ve found from some of the exhibitors. I’m a designer, and for 7 years I worked at a corporate interior […]

Rem Koolhaas Gone Wild

Famous Dutch Architect, Rem Koolhaas, has been immortalized in Flash Animation form. This is, as you know, the internet’s highest benchmark of fame. If you have had a Flash animation made of you, you know you’ve made it! Check out http://mit.edu/~sdunbar/www/rem!.html

Millionaire Fair Finds: New Palace Interiors

This week marks the annual Millionaire Fair, this year held in Moscow: home to 60,000 Millionaires and 30 Billionaires (The highest concentration in the world). All week, I will be reporting finds from the Fair on more obscure companies that cater to the super rich. What categories of design are on the lists of the […]

Millionaire Fair Finds: Fancelli

This week marks the annual Millionaire Fair, this year held in Moscow: home to 60,000 Millionaires and 30 Billionaires (The highest concentration in the world). All week, I will be reporting finds from the Fair on more obscure companies that cater to the super rich. What categories of design are on the lists of the […]

The Freitag Store, Zurich

Object: The Freitag Store, Zurich Manufacturer: Freitag URL: http://www.freitag.ch/ Category: Sports and Recreation Price: $250,000-500,000 Lust Factor: Hot Description: The Freitag Messanger Bag is all about recycling “useless” refuse into a finely built product. Their flagship store is no different in its sensibility. It’s thinness scares me coming from California earthquake country. But there is […]