Curved walls made from sun-bleached timber slats screen the exterior of this sports centre by Explorations Architecture in the French commune of Arpajon, near Paris (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Presents don’t always have to be recycled or made of sustainable materials to be green. Heirlooms can be just as eco-friendly if they are beautiful, well-made objects that your family members can’t help but pass down from generation to generation.
This week’s tours include plenty of colorful, imaginative spaces for kids and adults alike. From a sunny studio in San Francisco to a family duplex in Scotland, there’s a little something here for everyone. • House Tour: Lauren’s Happy, Inspired Studio • Kids Room Tour: Finley and Jackson’s “Modern Shabby-Chic” Bedrooms & Playrooms • House Tour: Chris and Sam’s Elegant Family Duplex in Edinburgh • House Tour: Lauren’s Idyllic Home in Silver Lake • House Tour: Jesica’s Mix & Match Studio • House Tour: Christine’s Festive DC Table • Nursery Tour: Emerson’s Colorful, DIY-Crafted Nursery • Kids Room Tour: Maja’s Magical Space • House Tour: Ken and His Belle of New York READ MORE »
London designer Emilie Voirin has created a minimal nativity set where characters in the Christmas story are represented by wooden blocks with their names printed in plain black capital letters. (more…)
You know we can’t resist a good, stylish IKEA hack.
made of local recycled materials, the outdoor cinema represents the life of a shaman that once lived in the area through architecture and art. The post klemet environmental theater in the mountains of norway appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
the showcase of sculptural objects experimented with the idea of objects without function or usage, extracting the simplicity of beauty in form, framework, and structure. The post jin kuramoto exhibits nonfunctional objects for no pain, no gain appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
the service areas for the 2015 world expo in milan will feature a series of structures all made from the same construction strategy and material, representing a contemporary re-imagination of the classic orders. The post onsitestudio designs service areas for 2015 world expo appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
Fried Cinnamon Apple Rings, fun to make, fun to eat (Want more? See NOTCOT.org and NOTCOT.com )