With the hedgehog stirring from its winter slumber, David Profumo takes a closer look at the secret life of the so-called British porcupine. European hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) swimming in pond, split level view, France. Controlled conditions. Considering how hard it can be to handle, the hedgehog has a remarkable number of well-wishers who find this… Read More »
Carefully chosen furniture, paint, joinery and architectural details will all help to add character to a new house, says Clive Aslet. There’s an alchemy to achieving the happily inhabited, slightly tea-stained look, in a new house – and as you would expect of an arcane pursuit, different practitioners have their own formulae for creating the… Read More »
the series illustrates the team’s exploration of the possibility to propose unique objects by standardizing only the process and integrating this concept to the ecological idea of upcycling old and unwanted. The post small tables and light on a rock collection by QTA at milan design week appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Children aged six and over can now own cryptocurrency using an app called Pigzbe, which functions as a digital piggy bank. Created by entrepreneur Filippo Yacob, the app aims to teach children about cryptocurrency and finance while encouraging saving. Described as a “piggy wallet”, the service operates using a blockchain-enabled currency called Wollo, which is described… Read More »
This week’s Living National Treasure is Anthony Gorman, a man who has spent his life building beautiful walls by hand across Northumbria. He spoke to Tessa Waugh; portraits by Richard Cannon. Dry stone wall builder Anthony Gorman ©Richard Cannon / Country Life Picture Library ‘I always wanted to work in the country,’ declares Anthony Gorman,… Read More »
Chinese studio 0321 has inserted a rose-tinted box into the front of this restaurant-cum-flower shop in Dongguan, China, allowing diners and passers-by a glimpse of the blooms inside. The Nous restaurant is situated in the city’s Dongcheng district, and offers both a dining space and florist where visitors are encouraged to explore the connection between… Read More »
comprising a dining armchair, sofas and side tables, the vimini collection takes cues from nanna ditzel’s basket chair, finished with traditional braiding. The post patricia urquiola combines traditional techniques and modernist forms for kettal appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
an arrangement of sliding doors in the lateral facade allows a natural crossed ventilation, that apart from lowering the temperature, promotes an opening of the interior to the urban set. The post ANTNA’S ‘un cuarto mas’ expansion prototype aims to solve the housing crisis in mexico appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Architecture firm Studio Saxe has stepped a series of pavilion-like guest rooms down a slope facing the Pacific Ocean, creating a hotel in a Costa Rican beach town. Mint Santa Teresa is located in Santa Teresa – a small coastal town in Costa Rica’s Puntarenas Province that is a popular spot for surfers and yoga retreats. The hotel’s Swedish… Read More »
A sloped roof tops this white house in Brazil’s capital, which architecture studio Bloco Arquitetos built within the initial masterplan for the city. The local firm designed 711H house for a couple with a child and two dogs. Built on the foundations of a single-storey home that had been demolished, it is located in a part of… Read More »