Category: DESIGN

Feb 25, 2015

Bucharest Bookstore Opens in Beautifully Restored 19th Century Building

Bucharest Bookstore Opens in Beautifully Restored 19th Century Building

Carturesti Carusel (“Carousel of Light”) is a breathtaking new bookstore that opened earlier this month in the heart of Bucharest, Romania. Designed by Square One, the bookstore is located inside a beautifully restored 19th century building. The 1,000 sq. m (10,760 sq. ft) retail space is situated on six floors and features over 10,000…

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Feb 24, 2015

When Hospitals Need to Remove a Ring They Use This

When Hospitals Need to Remove a Ring They Use This

In emergency situations where a ring needs to be removed immediately because it is too swollen, crushed or burned, hospitals use ring cutter tools like this, which are similar to can openers. Reddit user konvictkarl recently shared these photos to show the tool used at the hospital he works at. There are also electric-powered…

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Feb 23, 2015

17 Miniature Chairs Made from Champagne Corks

17 Miniature Chairs Made from Champagne Corks

The winners of the annual Design Within Reach Champagne Chair Contest were recently announced and this year’s pool of entries outdid themselves once again. The rules of the contest are simple: Use any or all of the materials (except glass) from no more than two (2) champagne bottles. Glue is the only permitted adhesive.…

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Feb 19, 2015

Scientists Develop Artificial Skylight that Mimics Natural Light

Scientists Develop Artificial Skylight that Mimics Natural Light

A group of scientist in Como, Italy have developed an artificial skylight that creates realistic looking natural light for spaces that don’t have windows or access to sunlight. According to PetaPixel: The scientists who invented the light figured out how to use a thin coating of nanoparticles to accurately simulate sunlight through Earth’s atmosphere…

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Feb 18, 2015

There’s a Speakeasy in Shanghai Hidden Behind This Old Coke Machine

There’s a Speakeasy in Shanghai Hidden Behind This Old Coke Machine

Situated in the former French Concession area of Shanghai you will find a nondescript sandwich shop called, The Press. There’s not much to the place aside from a neon sign with a whimsical epithet and an old Coca-Cola machine in the corner… Alberto Caiola, the designer of The Press adds: At first glance,…

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Feb 17, 2015

The Incredible Dioramas of Satoshi Araki

The Incredible Dioramas of Satoshi Araki

Japanese artist Satoshi Araki builds amazing dioramas with astonishing levels of detail. From the rust on a car to the litter on a street, the level of realism in each of his artworks forces viewers to really examine his works. Araki’s dioramas are most striking when he captures the effects of aging in his…

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Feb 11, 2015

Sparkle Tables that Come to Life with Sunlight

Sparkle Tables that Come to Life with Sunlight

Minneapolis-based designer John Foster has created a beautiful series of custom tables that sparkle when the sunlight shines on them. Glass tabletops are placed on a series of ‘reversed pyramid cut glass crystals’ which split the natural light into hundreds of rainbow reflections on the surrounding walls and floors. Regarding his approach to design,…

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