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Temperature-Sensitive Glass Tiles

Showers – Design a beautiful shower installation that will shift colors through water temperature changes.
Color-changing dyes and additives have been offered in paper, plastic, and textiles for some time, but this product takes the idea into a new area: glass tiles. Offered in a range of colors and sensitivities, the tiles change color based on ambient temperature, body temperature, or water temperature. Moving Color is an innovative technology which takes glass tiles to (more…)

Space Saving: Individual Shelves which fold up when not in use

Klaffi Shelves is a space-saving shelving unit that has individual shelves which fold up when not in use. The shelf is perfect for any type of items, ranging from DVDs to magazines, and small accessories to cookware.
The shelf can also be used as an entrance-way unit for holding items such as shoes, keys, wallets/handbags, and anything else you don’t want to leave behind when you exit your home. The shelf’s narrow stature allows itself to be placed within hallways, alongside the bed or even for bathroom storage. There are currently two (more…)

Luxury Bathroom Collection by Branchetti

The new Luxury Collection of bathroom furniture by Italian manufacturer Branchetti is exactly that: luxury. Combining that all important Italian flair for style with a need for functionality and practicality, Branchetti has created a designer bathroom collection that oozes sophistication and glamour. From the highly polished mirror surfacing to the elegance of the capitonne-style panelling, these contemporary pieces have been lovingly crafted for (more…)

Beautiful Pet Tree House

From a custom home builder of million dollar homes and a wife with a passion for animals – to master crafters of feline habitats. Joe and Shelley designed their first Pet Tree House for their own cats in 2008. The premise was twofold: to create an aesthetically pleasing feline tree house and a tree that the cats would actually use and would be a realistic outdoor experience for them making them feel more at home in their natural environment. Joe and Shelley have spent years perfecting the engineering of the tree (more…)

Amalia, wicker chair Eggpicnic

Located in Chile, the city of Chimbarongo has managed economic growth since the beginning of the century thanks to its mimbre tradition. However, this craft is steadily disappearing as young people turn to work in the fields searching for better working conditions and higher wages. In hopes of saving the tradition, Studio Eggpicnic is giving mimbre a contemporary sculptural update with their Amalia seat. Spotted on experimenta_magazine, the organic seat is moulded to offer a comfortable seating (more…)

Clopen Shelf by Torafu Architects

Imagine walking inside a home and seeing a beautiful plank shelf accentuating the decorative items it supports. You would admire it, walk right by and never think it hides a secret drawer. An elegant display of wood veneer dressing up an aluminum structure is perceived as a simple shelf. The interior drawer secretly shelters things you want out of sight. Entitled Clopen Shelf, this 34mm thick panel uses elaborate aluminum elements – encompassed in a sliced veneer shell – to shape a sleek decorative and functional item. Within this already tight space, a 23mm thick drawer is just large enough to store a string of pearls or your passport. Opened with the help of (more…)

Spectacular and Original: Miller/Carr Residence

Secluded in the middle of a forest the Miller/Carr Residence designed by LLB Architects is sited amongst the trees and rocks that the owner adventured through as a child. The two story traditional bar with gable ends is clad in Alaskan yellow cedar and contains the private areas of the home. The one story contemporary bar (more…)

The Smallest House : 1 Square Meter [photos and video]

What are the limits of architecture? Those same limits that define the home, which, as the world’s smallest house proves, need not be greater than one square meter. Designed by Van Bo Le-Metnzel, a native of Laos and one time refugee, the “One-Square-Meter House” was inspired by his personal history and those experiences that led him to explore the architecture of home. The house is easy to assemble and can be fabricated using everyday materials from (more…)

The Ideal Sofa for your Pet

Everywhere are a lot of puppy and cat fans. Daily we see a lot of pictures with cute puppy or nice kitties shared anywhere and anytime on internet. A new piece of furniture is always a reason of happiness for your pets. They begin to check it, to play around it, to scratch using the corners or simply climb on it like it always been there.Well, cat lovers, if you own a cat, there`s also a piece of furniture that will make her glad, because it is specially designed for it. A sofa. But not a (more…)

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