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Horibe Associates Creates a Modern Japanese Home Steeped in Tradition

Nestled in Japan’s Shiga Prefecture lies one of Horibe Associates latest developments. Sitting on a picturesque path leading to a Shinto shrine is a home steeped in cultural tradition, while at the same time showcasing a conceptual balance between rustic materiality and geometry. Constructed in the customary hiraya style (single storey dwelling), the home’s base […]

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Kapsimalis Architects Carves Summer Retreat Into Santorini Mountainside

Carved into the Santorini mountainside, this holiday house from Greek architecture studio Kapsimalis Architects is the perfect summer retreat. From its raised location on Prophet Ilias mountain, the house offers views across the Aegean Sea and the volcanic islands around Santorini. The main section of the house is buried in the slope, with a living room, […]

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The Campana Brothers Launch Furniture Collection Made of Cork

Brazilian designers Humberto and Fernando Campana just unveiled a new furniture range comprised of three cabinets and an armchair all crafted from cork. Widely-recognized for the implementation of raw and natural materials, the Campana brothers’ Sobreiro Collection marks the duo’s first time in working with cork as a sustainable design element. “We’ve always been fascinated […]

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The BLQ House in Argentina Is for Brutalist Lovers

Luciano Kruk Architects unveiled their newly-completed BLQ House in the Nuveo Quilmes neighborhood near Buenos Aires, Argentina. The 10,763-square-foot abode features an exposed concrete skeleton alongside expansive openings on the first and second levels facing away from the street for elevated intimacy. Moreover, a sprawling outdoor gallery is observed in the backyard equipped with a […]

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Modern Bangkok Home Features a Waterfall at Its Center

The Architects49 team recently completed construction of a split-level modern home entitled Waterfall House in Bangkok, Thailand. The sleek structure spans 900 square meters with its most notable feature being a serene, sloping waterfall at its center. The serene waterfall creates a connection between the lower and upper living spaces, creating an opening for ample […]

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Tighe Architecture’s Hollywood Hills House Brings Modernity to the Hillside

Los Angeles-based design studio Tighe Architecture was forced to consider the plot’s geography when designing this house in Hollywood Hills. Situated on a hillside, the building is designed in a sculptural wedge-shape, as the studio explains: “The distinct form of the building optimizes airflow, natural light and sun protection.” Another consideration for the house is […]

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IKEA Launches Hacking-Inspired Furniture Collection

IKEA’s newest collection is called LYSKRAFT, which is Swedish for luminosity. Created in collaboration with Dutch studio Scholten & Baijings, the range reworks Ikea’s most popular items such as the Poang lounge chair and Klippan sofa, using textured seat covers and other small twists usually seen in the Ikea hack scene. The company’s creative lead, […]

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Nike Converts an Antique Chicago Church Into a State-Of-The-Art Basketball Facility

The Church of the Epiphany located in Chicago recently underwent a radical makeover at the hands of Nike. Dating back to 1885, the antique structure has been converted into a state-of-the-art basketball facility, complete with custom floor markings, stained glass windows, modernized lockers, as well as an integrated weight room. The brand new Chicago Just […]

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This Is What Studio Ghibli Rides Could Look Like for Upcoming Disney Theme Park

Disney artist and theme park designer John Ramirez has envisioned a few attractions for Studio Ghibli’s upcoming theme park, including rides built around My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service, and more. One ride depicts a Star Tours-type ride where fans enter a giant Catbus with surrounding screens to simulate flight. Another Totoro ride resembles the […]

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MAD Architects Create Otherworldly Installations Inside Historic Japanese Tunnel

Every three years, the Echigo Tsumari Art Triennale is held in the rural Echigo-Tsumari region in Japan’s Niigata Prefecture. The momentous event features approximately 100 to 200 new artworks alongside permanent installations. One of the participants of this year’s installment is multinational MAD Architects that worked to complete the restoration of the historic Kiyotsu Gorge […]

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Starbucks to Introduce New fragment design Coffee Mugs

Starbucks will join forces alongside Hiroshi Fujiwara’s Fragment Design and American glassware dish brand Fire King for some exclusive mugs. These retro designed stainless steel Fire King glass mugs will be available in gray and navy bespoke colors. Both Starbuck and Fragment’s logos are brandished on the front of the mug. You can grab these two […]

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Hasbro & Blizzard’s ‘Overwatch’ Give D.Va’s Signature Light Gun The NERF Treatment

After getting a look at the NERF Reaper Hellfire Shotgun releasing next year, Hasbro’s toy gun division recently unveiled yet another upcoming take on the weapons found in Blizzard’s Overwatch. This time around the infamous Light Gun wielded by pro-gamer turned mech pilot D.Va is given the NERF treatment. Serving as the second weapon in […]

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Designer Taku Omura Transforms Company Logos into Functional Household Items

Japanese designer, Taku Omura of OOD studios, recently unveiled one of his latest ventures, taking well-known company logos and twisting them in such a way that seemingly transforms them into functional household objects. “Trial and Error” is an experimental process in which Omura reimagines the shapes of each logo, reinterpreting these visual symbols in a […]

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CÉLINE’s New Miami Flagship Is a Blue Marble Dream

Located in the Miami Design District alongside luxury brands like Tom Ford, Rick Owens and Gucci, among others, CÉLINE opens its newest flagship store in the rapidly developing area. The latest expansion from the French house exudes serenity coupled with luxury as pale blue and white marble (officially known as Brazilian Pinta Verde) was used to create […]

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Airbnb Is Offering a Room on the Great Wall of China

For the first time in modern history, Airbnb is offering a chance to stay overnight on the Great Wall of China. The once-in-a-lifetime experience will host guests in a custom-designed bedroom situated along the ancient portion of the Great Wall in Beijing, featuring a 360-degree view of the surroundings, an intimate, multi-course dinner highlighting different […]

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