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Friday, February 20, 2009
Built-in Bunk Beds and Built-in Beds | Remodelista
In an ideal world, we would all sleep in cocoon-like environments. We have an enduring fascination with built-in bed solutions. Here’s a roundup of architect-designed nocturnal niches:
Below: A built-in bed in Brooklyn; via Bluelines.
Below: A built-in bed in an attic room, via Living Etc.
Below: Another built-in bed from Living Etc.
Below: Bunks at the Ace Hotel in Portland, Oregon.
Below: Double built-in bunks from Andrew Berman.
Below: A bed niche in Sweden.
Below: Built-in bunks from Fernau & Hartman.
Below: Built-in bunks in a ski cabin; from AFGH Architects.
Below: Built-in bed in an unassuming cabin in Maine; from Massachusetts architect Sheila Narusawa.
Below: Built-in bunks in a ski cabin in Switzerland by Group 8.
Below: Built-in daybeds from Boston-based Anmahian Winton Architects.
Below: Bunks from Studio Ohm.
Below: Double bunks for a crowd.
Below: Floating bunkbeds by Philippe Allaeys.
Below: Built-in bunks in a Swedish ski cabin; by Sandell Sandberg.
Below: Martha’s Vineyard boathouse, by Hutker Architects.
Below: Suspended bunks from Eric Cobb Architects:
Below: Bunkroom from Chicago architect James Nagle, for his own Wisconsin Lake home:
Below: Built-in bed niches with curtains in a summerhouse on Gotland; by Sandell Sandberg.
Below: A built-in from Living Etc:
Below: A built-in bed by San Francisco architect Malcolm Davis.
“ Just because you didn’t speak the facts out loud didn’t erase their existence. Silence was just a quieter way to lie.— Jodi Picoult (via littlemiss)itsonlythewind - Just because you didn’t speak the facts out loud...
Infatuation is instant desire,Love Vs Infactuation
one set of glands calling to another.
Love is friendship that has caught fire.
It takes root and grows,
one day at a time.
Infatuation is marked by a feeling of insecurity.
You are excited and eager,but not genuinely happy.
There are nagging doubts,unanswered questions,
little bits pieces about your beloved
that you would just as soon examine too closely.
It might spoil the dream.
Love is the quiet understanding and mature acceptance of imperfection.
It is real.It gives you strength and grows beyond you,to bolster your beloved.
You are warmed by his presence,even when he is away.
Miles do not separate you. You want him near.But near or far,
you know he is yours and you can wait.
Infatuation says,"We must get married right away.
I can't risk losing him."
Love says, "Be patient.He is yours. Plan your future with confidence."
Infatuation has an element of sexual excitement.Whenever you are in one another's company you are hoping it will end in intimacy.
Love is the maturation of friendship. You must be friends before you can be lovers.
Infatuation lacks confidence. When he's away, you wonder if he's cheating.
Sometimes you check.
Love means trust. You are calm, secure, and unthreatened.He feels your trust and it makes him even more trustworthy.
Infatuation might lead you to do things you'll regret later,but love never will.
Love lifts you up.It makes you look up.It makes you think up.It makes you a better person than you were before.
Twelve Animals: World maps as Chinese zodiac ::: Pink Tentacle
Snake // Horse
The images shown here are high-contrast black-and-white photos of Nagai’s work, which is on display at the Japan Media Arts Festival at the National Art Center, Tokyo until February 15.
- Added: Also check out the animated Flash version of “Twelve Animals” at Graflex Directions. (Thanks, Patomaru!)
15 Incredible Conceptual Designs You Wish Existed
Imagine the first person that ate a shrimp. That ugly little creature from the sea ended up to taste so damn good. On the other side, consider the poor guy who first tried some stunningly good looking, bright red, little fruits hanging from bushes only to find out that they were deadly poisonous.
It clear that both shrimps and poisonous red berries didn´t have a product test before being exposed to the humans, just like we have today with consumer products.
This article gathers a group of 15 useful and enticing conceptual designs that for several reasons may never reach the production stage, but may set a trend and definitely make us whish they really existed.
Nike Hindsight by Billy May
From the designer’s site: The design of the glasses drew on athletically inspired designs and focused on providing wide protective coverage. This goal also conveniently aided in allowing the lens to fully cover augment the eye’s field of view. The Hindsight concept uses Fresnel lenses integrated into the sides of simple eyewear to enhance a bicyclists field of view. In this example, the rapidly approaching taxi is seen sooner in the Hindsight lens than without. Read full description…
ONE folding bicycle by Thomas J. Owen
From the designer’s site: ‘One’ provides a real solution to the problems involved with urban transport. With congestion rapidly clogging up the roads the need for products that can free individuals from their car are in real demand. When open, ‘One’ is a comfortable stylish bicycle that not only offers all the benefits of cycling (like cheap travel and exercise) but with its revolutionary power assist system the user can cruise around with ease. When folded, ‘One’ turns into a smooth, light and compact case free of all dirty and protruding parts. ‘One’ can be easily carried, stowed and stored. ‘One’ is truly a bike for eco and money minded individuals alike. Its stylish design strips it from the folding bike stigma and makes it a bike for the 21st century. Read full description…
Juke Brick by Yon-U Cho
From Yanko Design: Instant Portable Concert: When more than two Jukebricks are gathered together, every Jukebrick becomes a separate performer. We can listen to the sound from each instrument or vocal. Exact sound sources [can be determined] from ordinary music using Music 2.0 technology.
Instant Portable Theater: Just attach more than 2 Jukebricks side by side and the screen is extended double and more. Also, as speakers are added, we can enjoy 3-way or 4-way channel outside with friends. Read full description…
Torillo rotating stool by Diego Moreno
From Yanko Design: It’s a rotating stool. That’s all to be quite frank but design isn’t just about function but also how it communicates to us; be it a futuristic envisage or a nostalgic herald. I think the Torillo stool falls into the latter. The top part of this stool Read full description…º. Just grab a hold of the horns and give it a whirl.
Paint or die but love me by John Nouanesing
From Core77 blog: No it’s not real but you’ve got to give French designer John Nouanesing props for his collection of concepts including this table which while needing some structural help is pretty fun. Read full description…
VIRTUO by Yana Klimava
From the designer’s site: VIRTUO is a digital art toolset that helps art novices develop their artistic side. Extensive research and testing resulted in the products form and function. VIRTUO uses sensors and light to mix Read .full description…and apply it to a screen.
An electronic musical instrument by Petr Hampl
From the designer’s site: A set of a recorder, a glove with sound sensors and a pair headphones helps musicians create and record their own sounds and rhythms. The point is in friction between surfaces and sensors. Different types of surfaces enable to make sounds and to create a rhythm by tapping. The recorder attached to the glove runs a software which records sounds in preset modes and plays them via Read full description…in real time. Such record is an input for further editing and electronic music creation.
IC3 High tech cutlery by Alex Schulz
From Yanko Design Blog: The IC3 concept consists of a computerized shaft with 3 interchangeable eating apparatuses; fork, spoon, and knife. The fork analyzes composition such as fat, protein, sugars. The spoon measures weight, and the knife takes temperature readings. Together this info creates a detailed report on what you’re eating, helpful to those with diabetes and nutritional sufficiency. Gone are the days of lying to your doctor, “yes I ate my 5 servings of veggies.” The IC3 concept is currently on display at the Designparcours Munich 2008 exhibition. Read full description…
PEBBLES stone grill by Yongju Kwak, Dongbin Shin, Kukil Han & Young-Seong Kim
From Yanko Design Blog: Use the ancient power of water-smoothed rocks with the stone-grill concept “Pebbles.” It will make your healthy fish-devouring ways a cinch! Just unroll the Pebbles grill, locate the knob which switches the grill on, use it once again to turn the temperature to the correct level, wait a bit, just a bit!, and take them fish outta there. Turn the pebbles off and eat them fishes!. Read full description…
Sand+Time watch by Pavel Balykin
According to Designer Pavel Balykin, this watch works in a screensaver mode. The pixelated sand doesn´t count the time, it is just both decorative and ludic. To read the actual time you have to press a button and the time is displayed using conventional (er, sort of) digital numbers. Visit the designer’s site…
Magic Spheres wall speakers by Morteza Faghihi
From the designer’s site: In order to have a more enjoying music, make around space harmonious with your favorite music. The speakers are designed to be installed on the wall and to create commensurate light effects with music. These speakers were designed so that they can also be a decorative element on the wall. The visualizations can be changed based on the arrangement of the speakers on the wall.. Read full description…
Lane Light by Alex Tee and Evan Gant
From Dustbowl Blog: A close brush with a distracted driver is enough to intimidate the most avid bikers from riding at night. The problem isn’t just about visibility, as safety lights are effective at capturing the attention of a driver. However, these lights are typically constrained to the bike frame, which highlights only a fraction of the bike’s envelope. Read full description…
Flying Stick Camera by Tsunho Wang
From Yanko Design Blog: The title should be enough to explain what this is. In case it isn’t, it’s a flying stick with a camera! Rub it between your palms to get some kinetic energy stored up. Then release and the Flying Stick automatically takes pictures at set intervals. You know what they say, everybody looks 5 lb lighter when photographed from above. No mention of specs like camera resolution or memory but hey it’s a concept. If anything, it’s supposed to get your mind thinking, not criticizing. Read full description…
Dual Music mp3/CD Player by Young-Seong Kim
From Yanko Design Blog: You want to enjoy your audio CDs while traveling but you also have a huge MP3 collection at home that you want to take with you. The ideal solution? DMP, a portable music player that supports CD and MP3 files. Use the MP3 player as you normally would, hang it around your neck, clip it on your jeans or place it in your pocket. Otherwise open both sides and insert your favorite CD and you got yourself a CD player my friend. Now that’s music to my ears. Read full description…
Toast Messenger by Sasha Tseng
From Yanko Design Blog: Nothing gets your morning going like a cup of joe and a piece of toast slathered in your favorite spread. Of course, it can also be the time of day when things are hectic to start. Kids running around, people in and out, everyone trying to remind everyone else about the super important soccer meet after school. Next time, put it on toast. This toaster by Sasha Tseng incorporates a little message board where one can read quick notes. The message also gets “toasted” into the toast itself so it gives new meaning to “read while you eat”. Read full description…