List/Grid Monthly Archives: February 2012

Coffee Ring Stains Portrait by Hong Yi

A Breathtaking portrait of Taiwanese musician Jay Chou, created entirely out of coffee ring stains by artist Hong Yi.

Mid Ages Yellow Brick House Wrapped in Glass at Vilnius, Lithuania

The Yellow Brick residence in Pavilniai Regional Park, near the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius, has a confident combination of history and modernism, designed by the architectural firm G. Natkevicius & Partners for an upscale family. Located by in the valley of river Vilnia that gave the city its name, the park and the city have a rich history with the oldest written records dating back to 1323. In the Middle Ages the area, where the building is situated, was a cannon foundry. The new house owners bought the site where an old yellow brick lodge with a basement stood. By cleaning the plaster… Read more »

“Winter 1972″ Post-Its Art Installation

Wouldn’t you love to have your own winter at home alone with its elegant brightness but escaping the cold and the need of warm clothes?! Design group “I never kissed a dog” brought this idea to life through an installation called “Winter 1972″. 

Snow Drawings at Rabbit Ears Pass by Sonja Hinrichsen

Artist Sonja Hinrichsen – along with 5 volunteers have created a gigantic step by step circular pattern snow drawing last month at Rabbit Ears Pass, Colorado. The photos were taken during a flyover in local pilot Jack Dysart’s Cessna aircraft.

Stunning Entertainment Unit by EO-Designs [Time Lapse Assembly Video]

A contemporary design that encompasses a youthful spirit and modern technologies can show how shape, color, material and lighting create an amazing atmosphere. Our friends at EO Designs sent us this remarkable time lapse video of the assembly of an entertainment unit they created.

The Unique Geometry of A Snowflake by Matthias Lenke

Photographer Matthias Lenke captured these wonderful macro shots of individual snowflakes to get a feel of the uniqueness of each single one of them.

Suspended Night Club Hotel in Hongkong by Urban Plunger

Due to the extremely compact planning in Hong Kong, architectural studio Urban plunger was inspired to create a pendant structure know as an architectural parasite that leans on its neighboring buildings and uses their internal infrastructure.

Casa Cubo (Club House) in Chihuahua, Mexico

This is a guest post by Patricia Perez of Arquitectura en Movimiento Workshop. The concept of a courtyard as an element of spatial and emotional transition, is the premise of conceptual design, again taking four natural elements, water, fire, air and land. Architectural compositions start with these open spaces and harmonically merge the volumes of the project, organized, scaled and related to each other, in accordance with the architectural program.

Winning Design Proposal for the Council of Ministers in Baghdad by Manhal Al Habbobi

Iraqi architect Manhal Al Habbobi is the one behind the winning Proposal of the architectural competition to design the new compound for the General Secretariat for the Council of Ministers in Baghdad. More than 30 international architects participated in this competition including Zaha Hadid.

El Mandara Sustainable Eco-Lodge, Lake Qarun, Fayoum

As Egypt’s economy suffers from the dire straits following the 2011 revolution that ousted the long time ruler Hosni Mubarak, almost every person started to dream of the potentials Egypt has towards fulfilling one’s future ambitions. One of the great examples I’ve seen belongs to a group of friends of mine that have decided to sail against a very windy sea. Their kick starter was an idea to turn a set of old deserted huts on the coast of Lake Qarun in Fayum, Egypt into an oasis Eco-lodge serving time-share and rental based accommodation. Taking the risk of investing into a stagnant economy… Read more »

Luminarie De Cagna’s Cathedral of Light Made From 55,000 LEDs

55,000 LED lights is what it took to build this breathtaking cathedral at the Light Festival in Ghent, Belgium. Created by Luminarie De Cagna, the building is entirely established out of LEDs, adding to the town of Belfortstraat a glowing psychedelic aura. The result is arguably beautiful enough to make anybody impressed.

Susie Hoffmann’s Funky Loft in Bozeman, Montana

Interior designer Susie Hoffmann of Envi Design, revived an old 1930s flour mill near downtown Bozeman, Montana into a beautiful loft. By intelligently transforming the modest 90 sq. meters (1,000 sq. feet) former office space, which occupies the building’s top floor, to seamlessly incorporate a kitchen, dining and living rooms, office and a guest corner into one space.

Brilliant Shadows and Light Paintings by Rashad Alakbarov

Azerbaijani artist Rashad Alakbarov uses translucent objects and other everyday materials to create light and shadow paintings on walls.

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