Stunning ‘Atmosphere’ Lighting by Chiara Lampugnani

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Just found this terrific lighting collection by designer Chiara Lampugnani. I’d include this in ANY project I was working on; contemporary or traditional. If you’re in Paris for Maison et Objet, check these out for sure!

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Homo Sapien Tool: Ahead of its Time

This is ingenious and hilarious! Throw all those gadgets in the recycling heap and just get this big rock!

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Fifty People, One Question: Brooklyn

“Take 5 minutes out of your day and WATCH THIS BEAUTIFUL VIDEO! really.


Fifty People, One Question: Brooklyn from Crush + Lovely on Vimeo.

Incredible Red Hook Vendor’s Booth Re-design Competition

Just heard about the winners of the first phase of the competition. Great work everyone and good luck with the next phase…

“Architecture for Humanity New York (AFHny) announces a month-long ideas
competition in search of innovative concepts for a new market place for
the Red Hook Food Vendors in Red Hook Park, Brooklyn.”

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Unbelievable Tokyo Underground: Sewer Labyrinth Dreamscape

And you thought Tokyo was fantastic on the surface! Just have a look at what’s under your feet: miles of cathedral-like sewers. A neo-gothic labyrinth of engineering wonder! I just wonder if they ever fill all the way up!

I was absolutely wrong about these! This is Kasukabe and a storm drain at that. Still an awesome space though. Here is a press release:

SAITAMA (Kyodo) An underground tunnel built to take in river
water overflow and release it into another river to mitigate flood
damage was shown to the media Monday in Kasukabe, Saitama Prefecture.

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Una Noche en La Chiva

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I can’t look away! If you need any explanation, head over to: http://lachivany.com/site/

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Brilliant Aeroponic Growing System Improves Home Air Quality

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Just ran across this ultra-mod orchid growing system and fell in love. Get one for the James Bond fan in your life. Not so sustainable, but having more plants in our lives is a good start…

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IPSVM Skateboard Design by Loren Kulesus

Every so often a design comes across the desktop that just blows me away. IPSVM is one such design. Purely a prototype, the board nonetheless kills as an idea. Imagine shredding on this beauty! The fact is, I would never actually skate on this, it is just too beautiful.

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Peter Benarcik’s Great Green Designs

Over at Ligature we are featuring award-winning designer, fabricator and educator Peter Benarcik. Be sure to check his work out, it’s awesome.

Peter Benarcik has worked with nationally recognized architecture and industrial
design studios in addition to developing his own multi-disciplined
design studios.

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Holiday Cheer: Iowa Eggnog circa 1977

We’re on a little break till next year, but in the spirit of the holidays, I thought I’d share this with y’all.

My parents say they made this recipe for a party back in the day and had to cut it with 3 gallons of store-bought nog. I’ll be making it this week! Happy Holidays

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