Undoubtedly one of the most popular holiday destinations would be Aspen, Colorado. Breathtaking views, powder soft snow and beaming bright sunshine overwhelm your senses in this dramatic and picturesque landscape. Aerin Lauder’s Aspen retreat is quite striking in its simplicity. Its neutral colour scheme and dramatic contrasts blend perfectly with the surrounding environment. The simple and almost primitive decor allows the emphasis to be put on the spectacular view which engulfs the home through the large, unadorned picture windows which surround it. Warm wood and plush hides create a cozy retreat from a long day on the slopes (via escapadeblog)
As if painting a masterpiece using a standard paintbrush wasn’t challenging enough, artist Tyree Callahan decided he needed a new and unique method for applying paint. His approach? Transform a 1937 Underwood Standard typewriter into a painting device by replacing each of the ink pads with colored paint pads and relabel the corresponding key with the same color in place of letters.
Fight Club Soap is a real bar of soap that was created using the original props and artwork from 1999 cult classic Fight Club.
The creation of architect David Ajasa-Adekunle of London-based Innovation Imperative, Tetra Shed is being primarily marketed as a “modern garden office space” but like other prefab ADUs (accessory dwelling units), its applications aren’t strictly limited to a backyard workspace: it can be used as guest quarters, yoga or art studio, kid’s play area, or whatever you want it to be.
This is QLOCKTWO, the fourth dimension squared. A clock that tells time in words. It has a quadratic matrix of letters, where some of the letters are illuminated. The time is displayed as text in five minute intervals. If you need to have a more exact time, look in the corner at the illuminated dots. QLOCKTWO has a brightness sensor; with its help the illuminating power of the letters is automatically adjusted.
Billund, Denmark, could easily be considered the prefab capital of the world: Each year, its factories pump out more than 19 billion modules, which are sent around the world and pieced together by more than 400 million people. Billund is, after all, the home of Lego, one of the most intensely used building blocks on Earth. The company’s 2,350 different pieces and 52 colors form a nearly infinite number of combinations—–and for as many purposes, from creating a land of shipwrecked pirates to assembling an actual kitchen island in a Paris apartment. The idea for Simon Pillard and Philippe Rossetti’s Lego kitchen sprouted five years ago, when Pillard put 500 blocks and a day’s worth of work into building a Lego-legged chair. The designing duo—–who create products together under the name Munchausen—–recently gave the seat a colorful companion. They covered their kitchen island—–a simple wooden block—–with 20,000 Lego pieces. “We design mostly in black and white,” Rossetti says of their professional work. “Our apartment is our place for emotional release, the liberation of colors.”
Industrial designer Andrew Kim has created a new Coke bottle concept that could significantly change the sodamaker’s footprint. For every 4 bottles currently shipped, the square bottle design could ship 6. This means every shipping container could hold 4,000 more bottles of Coke. Kim also considered that Americans use 2 million plastic bottles every 5 minutes, so he made the bottle itself green. It is 100% plant based, made entirely from sugar cane byproducts. Which is amusing since Coke hasn’t been made from sugar since 1985 (via Jerry James Stone)
Film enthusiast and designer Sam Smith has been designing unique movie posters from 2010 films, as a sort of tribute to his favorites. The posters range widely in concept and design but each is put together nicely and perfectly captures the essence of the films themselves.
Most of the world seems familiar with the famous Disney princesses, from Snow White to Pocahontas their likenesses are burned into our memory, fan or not. What makes them so iconic? Many would argue it was their lavish and flowing costumes, based on historical fashion. But just how correct are those period fashionable dresses? Claire Hummel, an illustrator with a passion for historically accurate costuming recently reworked many of the famous ladies, giving them new garb fitting a stylish member of their periods society. As you can see in her version of Snow White above (based on early 16th century Germany), many of the original Disney costumes weren’t far off, while a few are vastly different.