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Posted by Lara Lopes

Designer mixes molten aluminum and wood to create unique furniture

Creating amazing combinations of materials for furniture design seems to be a challenge these days. Hilla Shamia’s knack to innovate caused her to combine two materials in two different matter states. The result are these fantastic pieces that combine wood and aluminum with a process that goes beyond just joining raw materials together. To achieve this result, aluminum is cast directly intoa mold extending from the wood. The metal in a molten state, burns the wood and gives a gradient effect to the material. To complete the design of these furniture created by the Israeli designer, liquid aluminum penetrates the […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

Transform your empty Coca Cola bottles with 16 cool caps

There is nothing quite like an iced bottle of Coca Cola on a hot day. But what do you do with the plastic bottle when it’s empty? It’s always good to recycle so you could transform the empty bottle into something else and re-use it. Coca Cola has started a new campaign for just that. Their campaign is called 2nd lives and it comes in the form of a kit that allows you to turn your empty Coca Cola bottle into something else. [Image Courtesy of Oglivy&MatherChina] Coca Cola got together with Ogilvy & Mather Beijing, the ad agency, and […]

Posted by Alyn Wallace

10 of the world’s best stadiums

Stadiums play host to some of the World’s greatest competitions such as the World Cup recently in Brazil and the Olympics that has been going on since 1896. These amazing feats of architecture are both pieces of art and a demonstration to awesome engineering. Below we present 10 of the world’s most amazing stadiums. Camp Nou (Barcelona, Spain) Capacity: 99,786 Soccer City (Johannesburg, South Africa) Capacity: 94,700 Scotiabank Saddledome (Calgary, Canada) Capacity: 19,289 The Float (MarinaBay, Singapore) Capacity: 30,000 National Stadium (Beijing, China) Capacity: 80,000 Ericsson Globe (Stockholm, Sweden) Capacity: 13,850 Wembley (London, England) Capacity: 90,000 AT&T Stadium (Arlington, Texas, […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

The Sofista is a space saving transforming sofa

Anyone living in a small apartment struggles when it comes to space. If you have lots of friends, who like to come around to visit it can be difficult finding a sofa large enough to accommodate them, yet small enough not to take up to much space. As large cities become denser and living costs rise, more and more people are finding themselves living in compact apartments and space saving can be limiting and stressful on your design choices. However, the Sofista space saving and transforming sofa from Fabrio Simonetti is here to ease you with its adaptability and intuitive design. […]

Posted by Lara Lopes

Showers just got high tech with the Insignia Lite

Showering can now be a much more interesting experience. In the UK, a company called Smart Price Warehouse developed a super modern shower with LED lights and speakers. Quite possibly the most modern shower on the market, Insignia Lite is able to transform a simple shower into a therapeutic experience full of colors and sounds. [Image Courtesy of Smart Price Warehouse] But that’s not all. The Insignia Lit also has a stereo speaker in the roof so you can relax to your tunes while scrubbing up. It also has Bluetooth and USB connections so you can connect your smartphone or music player to the shower. If you […]

Posted by Alyn Wallace

TEAGUE X Sizemore’s Denny bike wins competition with sleak innovative design

Seattle based TEAGUE and Sizemore teamed up on a design for the Ultimate Urban Utility Bike which went on to win the Oregon Manifest’s ‘Bike Design Project’. The modern and innovative design captivated voters with its ingenious handlebar lock design, unique fender system, automatic shifting and modern styling. [Image Courtesy of TEAGUE X Sizemore]  The Oregon Manifest’s competition is descried as a ‘pioneering design competition that partners five high-level design firms with American bicycle craftsmen to create the Ultimate Urban Utility Bike’. Now, thanks to claiming the top spot from the public vote, the Denny bike is set to be mass manufactured by Fuji Bikes and released onto […]