Reclaimed Wood Retreat

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The Dezanove House is a gorgeous holiday villa located in Spain in the estuary of Arousa. Designed by Iñaki Leite, this sustainably built house is constructed from reclaimed wood that was obtained from a local fishing business. It is built for energy efficiency, containing optimal insulation and a sophisticated ventilation system. The building is composed of different wings, and the middle portion of the home protrudes into 2 separate units. In order to accentuate the zones the architect varied how the materials were used in each part. The left portion serves as the common area and is formed with simple concrete… read more

Apple Celebrates 30 Years Of Innovation

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Thirty years ago, Apple introduced the first commercial computing device that didn’t weigh 50 tons. It was revolutionary, and without those first inventions, we wouldn’t have the scope of technological gadgetry we have today. Apple’s innovations have helped researchers create smaller and smarter chips that power the technology found in electronic cars, solar power plants, the smartphone you’re probably reading this on, and much more. Along with Apple’s attention to creativity and detail, they’ve been able to bring us the most eco-friendly computers money can buy. They’ve also begun the mass exodus from wasteful CD’s and DVD’s to cloud entertainment… read more

Kitchen Islands Reimagined

Kitchen Islands Reimagined

Kitchen islands and mobile counterspaces are great to have for preparation and storage. But sometimes, although functional, they may be a little on the boring side when it comes to looks. These designs take standard units and turn up the volume, creating a space that is a home chef’s dream. Aside from their out of the ordinary appearances, they also have some ecofriendly features. Caesarstone and Raw Edges Design Studio have created a new concept for countertops that completely restructures the kitchen island space. Making it more than just a surface, they developed a series of modular units that are unrestricted… read more

What It’s Like Using A Treadmill Desk

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In recent years, the active lifestyle trend has taken America by storm, and though we’re still posting record numbers as the world’s fattest country (Go USA!), we’re doing our best. One of the trends you may have seen rise and fall is that of the treadmill desk. It basically works exactly as it sounds — a desk where you walk on a treadmill to exercise while attempting to work. The folks at Business Insider decided to give the concept a spin, and here’s how it worked out for them:

Lazy Laundry Or Smart Clothing?

Lazy Laundry Or Smart Clothing?

If you abhor dingy looking clothing, hate stains and don’t like doing laundry in general, then hold tight, this t-shirt may grab your attention. Just hot off the funding shelf at Kickstarter, the Silic t-shirt is designed to keep itself clean. The shirt uses what is referred to as hydrophobic nanotechnology, which works to effectively repel liquids from clothing. Using a hydrophobic textile which has built in nanotechnology that is microscopically woven into the fibers, the fabric contains layers of silica particles. This causes deposits of air to build up between the fabric and any spilled liquids. Therefore moisture does… read more

Elon Musk Interested In Supersonic Jets

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In the tail end of 2013, Elon Musk was asked what sort of projects he’d like to take on outside of SpaceX and Tesla. One of his visions is of a vertical takeoff/landing supersonic jet that would run more efficiently and cleaner than the lumbering jets of today. This isn’t the first time he’s brought up the idea of an electric jet, however. We got to see a sneak peek of his plans for world domination in this Iron Man 2 cameo. Check out the supersonic jet interview:

Play It Again

Play It Again

If you had one of these as a kid, then you were able to rock with mobility. If you didn’t have one as a kid, then you may not fully understand what this large piece of equipment is, or the profound effect it had on outdoor gatherings, parties or replaying that favorite cassette over and over. That’s a rewind. Here’s a fast forward. After the nostalgia wears off, there is not much place for the large bulky blaster and old radios that some of us used to love. Outdated technology, now playing mostly only memories. That is, until Carl Godfrey of… read more

In Your Face Art

In Your Face Art

Sometimes artists can get very personal, reflecting a piece of themselves in such a way that is prolifically in your face. One such example is called the Buddhist Bug Project. From artist Anida Yoeu Ali, her living exhibition is a traveling narrative taking place throughout different landscapes. Her journey of self-exploration, religion and environment is displayed in a brightly colored and odd looking suit. Unexpectedly inching into the gazing eyes of onlookers, the suit represents her background and upbringing but also an adult interest in Buddhism. She performed in Cambodia, taking her performance into both cities and rural areas. According to… read more

Using Magma To Create Energy

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As the world moves towards alternative energy in increasingly creative ways, Iceland has turned to a naturally occurring energy source the world is literally swimming in — lava. In 2009, they accidentally drilled into hot magma. Now they’ve turned that thermal into an energy plant. Check out how they’re using lava to power homes and other energy grids:

Experience Architecture Through Art

Experience Architecture Through Art

Premiering this week, London’s Royal Academy of Arts is presenting an exhibit titled Sensing Spaces: Architecture Reimagined. It offers 7 different approaches to architecture from 6 countries and 4 continents, and serves them up in a gallery of varied features. It is an innovative look  into architecture and invites a participatory approach with offerings that engage the senses of smell and touch. It is meant as an immersive project, intended to draw the observer in, making them an active part in order to really experience the gala. It demonstrates how architecture can be captured with the senses, and is more… read more