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Recreational Island House by 2by4 Architects

Constructed back in 2011, the Recreational Island house by 2by4 Architects is something to be admired at any given time. Its simplicity in design, aesthetics and function is what makes this Dutch home special and unique, not to mention the lake-side location and view made crystal clear by the construction’s glass and slide-away walls. Situated [...]

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The Times Resuscitation Building by Nano Architects

Completed in 1967, the Sanno Mansion in Hakata-ward, Fukuoka, Japan was once a state-of-the-art apartment building with telephone switchboard rooms and elevators, both of which were rare amenities at the time. Fast-forward 40 years and it has turned into a dilapidated, neglected building with years of decreased occupancy rate, reduction of rent and declined revenue. [...]

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Kohler Is Manufacturing a Solar-Powered Toilet With The Gates Foundation

Globally, about 2.5 billion people don’t have access to basic sanitation facilities. One of the biggest initiatives to improve this statistic comes from the Gates Foundation, which sponsors an annual challenge to reinvent the toilet. Now big-time bathroom manufacturer Kohler is making one of the winning ideas a reality for rural India. Read more… Continue [...]

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Tactical Holiday Stocking

If you thought your tactical novelties would have to be shelved now that Tactical BBQ Apron-wearing season is over, ThinkGeek is happy to inform you that, au contraire, you can still have a Holly MOLLE Christmas with their Tactical Holiday Stocking. Check out its integrated straps for candy cane insertion. Its swivel carabiner for hearth [...]

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Inside Medium’s Office in San Francisco

This week we take a look inside the inspiring office space of San Francisco-based social platform, Medium. Designed as a free, easy to use web-based outlet for storytellers and journalists alike, Medium allows you to share and read stories from all over the world, making it fun to discover “everyone’s stories and ideas”. With a [...]

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FWD // Nike Workplace Brand Walls

Portland-based Fieldwork Design & Architecture joins Nike’s Workplace Brand Design group for the wall design of Nike’s Beaverton, Oregon expansion buildings.  The walls incorporate repurposed maple gym flooring in straight lines with the addition of offsets to create a wall that is full of depth and texture. The walls feature a diagonal “NIKE” logo, “NIKE” with [...]

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nCycle 100 Special Edition

The next generation e-bike nCycle has opened pre-orders for 100 special edition units as it edges closer to its official release date in 2015. Boasting a completely novel take on the traditional shape of the bike, the nCycle instead opts for a continuous, flowing frame which houses the electric power system and battery, which allows [...]

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A Magnifying Glass Spoon Lets You Spot Even Tiny Flies In Your Soup

When you’re eating at a restaurant, you’re putting a tremendous amount of faith in the kitchen and wait staff that your food will be kept as contaminant-free as possible. But if you’re really worried about an establishment’s hygiene, make sure you’re always carrying Object Solutions’ Magnifying Spoon that lets you inspect your meal up close [...]

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REGGIEKNOW of Fashion Figure Inc. and Valerie Julian of Fruition Unveil Their Collaboration at PUBLIC FIGURE

REGGIEKNOW of Fashion Figure Inc. and Valerie Julian of Fruition have unveiled their long-awaited collaboration at PUBLIC FIGURE. Having worked with the likes of Chris Gibbs of Union and the Carhartt team on special pieces from his sought-after series of collectible figures, Reggie is considered a luminary by several people in the industry and his work [...]

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Marc Newson Creates a Custom Beretta 486 Rifle

Critically acclaimed industrial designer Marc Newson points his skills towards a custom job for Italian firearms manufacturer Beretta. Taking the traditional and notorious 486 side-by-side shotgun, Newson etches incredibly detailed designs on the gun’s receiver while redesigning the whole unit into a slim and slender piece. The engravings, made possible by high-tech laser technology, pay [...]

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REGGIEKNOW of Fashion Figure Inc. and Valerie Julian of Fruition Unveil Their Collaboration at PUBLIC FIGURE

REGGIEKNOW of Fashion Figure Inc. and Valerie Julian of Fruition have unveiled their long-awaited collaboration at PUBLIC FIGURE. Having worked with the likes of Chris Gibbs of Union and the Carhartt team on special pieces from his sought-after series of collectible figures, Reggie is considered a luminary by several people in the industry and his work [...]

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