The Duomo Hotel, Rimini by Ron Arad

Object: The Duomo Hotel, Rimini Designer: Ron Arad URL: http://www.duomohotel.com/ Category: Architecture and Construction Price: $300-1,000 per night Lust Factor: Warm Description: The hotel is a new member of the Design Hotels chain. I find these hotels to be a bit like yuppie Disneyland, which is a bad thing. However, one of the joys of […]

Jacque Fresco a documentary by William Gazecki

Object: The Future by Design Designer: Jacque Fresco Category: Architecture and Construction Price: $ ? Lust Factor: Tepid Description: I found this trailer for a documentary on Jacque Fresco. I enjoy the scale of his vision. Never have I seen such a thorough look at sea-condos. I personally wouldn’t buy one, but it seems that […]

The CCTV Headquarters by Rem Koolhaas

Object: CCTV Headquarters Designer: Rem Koolhaas URL(video): http://www.digischool.nl/ckv2/video/koolhaas1.wmv Category: Architecture and Construction Price: $ 1 billion+ Lust Factor: Warm Description: This building is under construction in Beijing, and marks the centerpiece of what hopes to be a 300 tower central business district in Beijing. Rather than go into details, I’ll distill why this design is […]

The V Box by Venue

Object: The V-Box Manufacturer: Venue URL: http://www.venue.com.sg/vbox.html Category: Architecture and Construction Price: $50,000-100,000 Lust Factor: Warm Description: The V-Box is a shipping container cum high-fashion store. I find it highly efficient to plop your store any where you like any time you like, and when it’s out of fashion just pick it back up and […]