I have an interest in using recycled materials in sculptures, particularly circuit boards and other wasted electronic and mechanical components with which I put together sprawling cities lit with fairy lights. These cityscapes can conjure an image of a parallel society built from what we throw away. Utopian or dystopian, the ‘Electri-Cities’ remain a feast for the eyes and the mind. What makes them particularly intriguing is the population of tiny model railway people—they bring a host of nev...
For most bibliophiles, a bookshelf-lined house as beautiful as the Kazuya Morita Architecture Studio's Shelf Pod house is a dream come true. The interior of the space consists of an endless grid of interlocking laminated pine-boards, which slot together to form latticed shelving units:
Whoever said crime doesn't pay? Norway's luxury Halden prison may very well be nicer than your home.
Space is tight (not to mention expensive) in Hong Kong. What's the solution? Architect Gary Chang has come up with an ingenious design: a small, 344 sq. ft. "accordion" apartment that can transform into 24 different rooms, simply by employing the use of sliding panels and walls. Via the New York Times,
Another addition to WonderHowTo's collection of Star Wars mania. We've seen lots - the Star Wars wedding cake, the Sexy Stormtrooper, Star Wars moneygami, the 30,000 LEGO brick Star Wars droid control ship. And now the geek-sexy millenium falcon bed, created by Kayla Kromer (images by Heather Leah Kennedy).
Norwegian designer Kristine Bjaadal flips the concept of accidental stains on its head. Her Underfull Table Cloth when "untouched" features a simple damask pattern. However, when a colored liquid is spilled on the textile, a secret butterfly pattern emerges. Previously, Malleable Wooden Textiles.
Tim Fishlock’s piece entitled What Watt? showcases 1,243 suspended retired light bulbs, the center illuminated by one low-energy fluorescent bulb. Beautiful eco-friendly design.
Elisa Strozyk's wooden textiles fold and drape in beautiful forms. Incredible how a hard material combined with a simple, pieced construction can take on both sculptural and fluid qualities. Truly innovative.
Dutch designer Anneke Jakobs created this recycled Chiquita banana box chandelier while a student at the Utrecht School of Product Design.