architecture

Inaccessible Perfume

Inaccessible Perfume

Francesca Gotti, product designer of oneofthose , recently collaborated with Aybar Gallery (Miami, Floria) on Inaccessible Perfume, a conceptual olfactory design project to be presented at Art Basel Miami Beach this December.

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The Missing Sense

The Missing Sense

Why our technology addiction makes us crave smells.

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20 Good News Stories You Didn’t Hear About

20 Good News Stories You Didn’t Hear About

There so much more to the world than what we're seeing online right now and we're so grateful to have discovered this post. So let's shake off the angst and take a moment to celebrate beautiful, inspiring, and extraordinary things and march forward fearlessly together towards progress!

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Flash Of Light

Flash Of Light

Mindy Yang and Michel Roudnitska on their olfactory art Installation for London's FutureFest.

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This company is building houses from old plastic

This company is building houses from old plastic

New Zealand-based inventor and engineer Peter Lewis wanted to give used plastic a permanent purpose.

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On Building New Worlds

On Building New Worlds

As the production designer on such seminal films as The Crow, Fight Club, and Minority Report, Alex McDowell created what he calls “future realities”—gathering real information from laboratories, corporations, architects, and urban planning to envision worlds that don’t yet exist but one day very well might. 

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In a World of Mixed Reality

In a World of Mixed Reality

Windows Holographic enables a world of mixed reality – where devices work together – regardless of whether they are developed for virtual reality, augmented reality, or anything in-between.

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On the Rise, Micro-Apartments

On the Rise, Micro-Apartments

All over the country (and world), micro-apartment developments are springing up. This micro-apartment is the future of city living.

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A visit to India

A visit to India

Inspired by Wes Anderson’s film Darjeeling Limited, David Dworkind wen to India. 

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Covered in Hanging Gardens

Covered in Hanging Gardens

MIA Design Studio 's PURE SPA is a 15 room treatment center as part of Naman Retreat, located in Da Nang City, Vietnam.

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Solar Roads: Can Streets Become Giant Solar Panels?

Solar Roads: Can Streets Become Giant Solar Panels?

The sun's rays can hit some roads for up to 90 percent of the daylight hours, so companies in Europe and the U.S. are experimenting with building solar panels along or above roads. But are such projects worth the cost? In France one company is hoping to distinguish itself—and reduce costs—with solar panels that are laid directly on the pavement.

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Sou Fujimoto's Forest of Light

Sou Fujimoto's Forest of Light

In their fifth year exhibiting at Milan Design Week, Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto to create an immersive installation, named ‘Forest of Light’.

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Magical houses, made of bamboo

Magical houses, made of bamboo

You've never seen buildings like this. The stunning bamboo homes built by Elora Hardy and her team in Bali twist, curve and surprise at every turn.

"We have had to invent our own rules," she says...

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Capturing the Smellscape of Cities

Capturing the Smellscape of Cities

You Probably didn't realize it, but your nose is a big data machine. Smelly Maps analyzes social media data to map the entire smellscape of cities, not only the bad odors, but also the positive ones. 

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Design & Functionality for Humanity

Design & Functionality for Humanity

The week is starting without sunshine here in New York City, so here's an infusion of inspiration to help light the way! Watch how our lovely friends at SolarPuff touch lives all over the world.

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Art Curated: Luminary by nature

Art Curated: Luminary by nature

We love 'i Light Marina Bay', from Wallpaper* Magazine.

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The Most Amazing Hotel Rooms On Earth

The Most Amazing Hotel Rooms On Earth

If you're going to stay in a hotel room, you should probably stay in one of these. 

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The key in the hand

The key in the hand

THE KEY IN THE HAND at The Japan Pavilion by Chiharu Shiota for Venice Biennale Arte 56 was beautiful. In case you missed it...

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Tokyo Capsule Hotel Experience

Tokyo Capsule Hotel Experience

John Daub and Masahito Kawahata head to the Shinjuku to stay in a capsule hotel in a Japanese city. It’s cheap and convenient. Would you stay here?

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Julie and Andrew's Converted School Bus Home

Julie and Andrew's Converted School Bus Home

Julie and Andrew Puckett live happily in their converted school bus in Atlanta, Georgia. They were kind enough to give us a tour of their 200 square feet home that they appropriately call "The Housebus."

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Inside a Russian Billionaire's $300 Million Yacht

Inside a Russian Billionaire's $300 Million Yacht

Designed by Philippe Starck, the "A" has quickly become the most loved and loathed ship on the sea. Here's an exclusive tour of Andrey Melnichenko's 394-foot mega-yacht.

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Journey Inside the Ghostly Temple of Trees

Journey Inside the Ghostly Temple of Trees

In the northwest region of Cambodia, there’s a 12th century Buddhist temple that's been left almost untouched. As trees and giant roots have reclaimed their space, the temple has become one with the surrounding jungle. You might even recognize this mystical spot as the place where Angelina Jolie raided a tomb or two.

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Ra PAULETTE - Cave Digging Artis

Ra PAULETTE - Cave Digging Artis

Ra PAULETTE is an American cave sculptor based in New Mexico who digs into hillsides to sculpt elaborate artistic spaces inside mountains.

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Winter Wonderland V House

Winter Wonderland V House

Seth Reidy of Nelson Tiny Houses takes us on a tour of their longest V House yet, a 380 sq ft beauty situated up in the mountainous wilds.

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Simple Living In A Lotus Belle Tent

Simple Living In A Lotus Belle Tent

If you've ever dreamed of living in a luxury tent in the forest, then this may just be the set-up for you.

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First Look: ISSEY MIYAKE's 3D Steam Stretch

First Look: ISSEY MIYAKE's 3D Steam Stretch

The future is beautiful.

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Sweden tests tiny wooden pods as the future of college dorms

Sweden tests tiny wooden pods as the future of college dorms

Every year thousands of Swedish college student are left without housing- for 2015, it’s estimated there were 20,000 “dorm-less” scholars at the start of the year. The university town of Lund in Southern Sweden has been experimenting with building dorms under the minimum size standards.

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Van Alen Books

Van Alen Books

Van Alen Books in Chelsea, NY is 400 sq ft and fits a reading room, thousands of books, an art installation and a checkout counter. Dedicated to design and architecture books - the store's design is a feet all it's own.

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An Island made from plastic bottles

An Island made from plastic bottles

A floating artificial island built in Mexico by British artist Richart "Rishi" Sowa. 

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Mike's thoughtful home

Mike's thoughtful home

A Snowboarder's unbelievable tiny house.

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