Louis’ Lunch, a New Haven institution and home of the hamburger sandwich.
I want to visit this place someday.
The Living Cube by
I moved into a apartment studio without storage room. So i made a minimalistic cube design with a shelf for my vinyl collection, my TV, Clothes and Shoes. On the cube is a guest bed and inside the cube is a lot of storage space. Remo from www.holzlaborbern.ch transferred my sketches very beautifully. My friend and Photographer Rob Lewis made this great photos. Info via Behance
This is legit
In the past few years Lego has been coming out with kits for historic pieces of architecture/ Landmarks. This may seem like an odd choice for a company who’s main user is under the age of 10. However, by targeting an older audience, Lego has found the most loyal customer base they have ever had (the creative).
With their new building kit, lego has aimed even higher. The Lego Architecture Studio is attempting to help children, students and adults play their way to becoming great architects. The kit give you every thing you need to create your very own unique buildings. Using monochromatic bricks, the kit allows you to freely create and learn some basics of architectural design along the way. Because of this appeal to the design community, Lego has ignited a new revolution (not to mention the bump from being endorsed by several world renowned Architecture firms including MAD Architects).
I can trace my creative career back to these small building blocks, and am so excited to see Lego embrace the creative community. Just a warning, some assembly is required.
[INNER CHILD AWAKENS]
The University of Oregon just opened a brand new $68 million, 145,000-square foot football facility that would make Ozymandias—but not Phil Knight—blush. It is completely bananas. Let’s take a look at some pictures.
The Colorful Island of Burano, Italy
The island of Burano, a 40 minute boat ride from Venice, is a beautiful place with an equally colorful history. Burano is an old fishing village, and the fishing traditions of Burano date back to Roman times. Fishing is not the only source of income for Burano. The art of lace making has played a large role in Burano’s history.
Legend has it that a betrothed fisherman out at sea was given a wedding veil by a siren, and when he gave it to his betrothed; everyone tried to replicate it with needlework. Burano lace became famous. King Louis XIV was said to be wearing a Burano lace collar for his coronation and Leonardo Da Vinci purchased a piece for the main altar of the Duomo di Milano.
But what makes Burano different from the rest of the surrounding islands, is its rainbow of houses. Though these houses are beautifully painted and look like artwork, the reason for their vivid colors is quite practical. Years ago, the fishermen painted their houses bright colors so when they were coming home in the fog, they knew whose house was whose. That said, the colors of these houses have been in families for centuries. And, if you want to change the color of your house, you have to send in a request to the government.
The Lujlazul Pedestrian Bridge in Shanghai’s newest financial district is an elevated walkway meant to safely move people from business districts to shopping centers!
Photographer Viktor Lakics scored an amazing view from the deck of the Oriental Pearl Tower!
That is absolutely beautiful.
Simón Vélez, architect and pioneer in the contemporary use of bamboo as an essential building component. He invented a new method to build foundations and roofs, which transformed one of the world’s oldest building materials, namely bamboo, into a modern resource.
I work for Hotel creative and we recently created this awesome basketball court with Nike…’The Regal’.
The court is a community project for the surrounding kids to get involved on a sick court.
first project i got to work on at hotel and it was wicked. Doing artwork and retouching PR shots.
in a world were barrier free design is essential to living a full and happy life, its amazing to see landscape architect Cornelia Oberlander has taken literal steps to design stairs AROUND a ramp, instead of the other way around.
Bringing this back because although as interesting as this is, it’s a highly impractical design.
If you think about it, there’s no way for anyone to ascend/descend the full set of stairs without setting foot on the ramp, so whoever’s using the ramp will have to not only weave through foot traffic, but will also have to stop every now and then to let people walk by.
Also, there should be rails along the ramp. And if there were, they would make the stairs impossible to use.
There’s a reason ramps and stairs are kept separate.
Fun in theory, terrible in practice.