Category: DESIGN

Nov 27, 2014

Inception Chair by Vivian Chiu

Inception Chair by Vivian Chiu

Vivian Chiu takes the chair archetype and places within it, chairs that are progressively smaller. Each chair has hand cut grooves on the inside edges of its seat frame as well as notches in the seat back. These grooves range from 1/2” wide to 1/8” wide. The mechanism works so that the pegs fit…

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Nov 18, 2014

Picture of the Day: Wind Farm from Above

Picture of the Day: Wind Farm from Above

Photograph by Erard Swannet Seen here is one of the many wind farms located in the North Sea. The photo was taken by Erard Swannet who was flying from Edinburgh, Scotland to Brussels, Belgium. Judging from the 80+ turbines visible in this image and given the likely flight path from Edinburgh to Brussels, I…

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Nov 18, 2014

The Moscow Metro Has Some Beautiful Stations

The Moscow Metro Has Some Beautiful Stations

As of 2014, the Moscow Metro has 195 stations and its route length is 325.4 km (202.2 mi). Opened in 1935 with one 11-kilometre (6.8 mi) line and 13 stations, it was the first underground railway system in the Soviet Union. The system is mostly underground, with the deepest section 74 metres (243 ft)…

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Nov 13, 2014

This Might Be the World’s First Book on Color Palettes

This Might Be the World’s First Book on Color Palettes

At Bibliothèque Méjanes in Aix-en-Provence, France you will find an 894-page book from 1692 dedicated entirely to color. One A. Boogert is credited as the author to this fascinating manual written in Dutch. According to Erik Kwakkel, Boogert describes how to make watercolor paints; explaining how to mix colors and change their tone by…

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Nov 12, 2014

Solar-Powered, Glow in the Dark Bicycle Path Opens in the Netherlands

Solar-Powered, Glow in the Dark Bicycle Path Opens in the Netherlands

The world’s first solar-powered, glow in the dark bicycle path opened today in the Netherlands city of Eindhoven. The Van Gogh-Roosegaarde cycle path was designed by Daan Roosegaarde and constructed by Heijmans. The glow in the dark bike forms part of the Van Gogh cycle route in Brabant. Photograph by STUDIO ROOSEGAARDE …

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Nov 12, 2014

A Giant Bird Nest for Humans

A Giant Bird Nest for Humans

The Giant Birdsnest is an oversized version of a bird nest for humans made of wood and egg-shaped pillows. Designed by OGE Creative Group’s Merav (Salush) Eitan and Gaston Zah, the nest comes in various sizes; from a small and intimate nest for 2-3 people up to a 4.50 m diameter big version which…

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Nov 11, 2014

Once a Year at 11:11 am the Sun Shines Perfectly on this Memorial

Once a Year at 11:11 am the Sun Shines Perfectly on this Memorial

On Nov. 11 at 11:11 am, the sun’s rays pass through the ellipses of the five Armed Services pillars to form a perfect solar spotlight over a mosaic of The Great Seal of the United States.

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