Grow Up Miniature Architecture

“Grow Up” is the name of a breathtaking exhibit created by Katarina Pridavkova, a Slovakian surrealist painter and sculptor. Pridavkova spent a year in Mallorca, Spain and was inspired by its streets and beauty. She in turn created an exceptional piece of miniature architecture that invites its viewers to enter a magical world of colorful homes with sculptured balconies and loosely hanging cables on the rooftops and imagine what it would be like to grow up in such an environment. Continue reading


Nude Landing Hangers

If you have ever played the game “Pick Up Sticks”, you will know what fun can be had arranging a group of wooden sticks in order to orchestrate a strategic game. The Nude Landing Hangers, designed by Wenjiao Shen and Ruiqiong Huang of Soso studio, act similarly. With no metal fittings, glue or paint to hold them together, they simply perch amongst themselves, waiting for your move on how they should be approached. Even the product name itself incites an image of simplistic beauty, and that’s essentially what they deliver also. Tall, slender, natural, simplistic beauty. Continue reading



Boltz & Saos (BSG) was founded by Thierry Boltz and Claude Saos, a brilliant team of designers working out of their studio housed in Strasbourg, France. And it is out of this design studio their birth child – Wood.b – was born. Wood.b is a design shared equally by this twosome, both in the design elements, as well as in the passion they decidedly feel for this mode of emission-free transportation. From the start, they were no strangers to the phrase: “don’t reinvent the wheel”, but that is exactly what Boltz & Saos did. And they did it with flare! Continue reading


The Wind Vault House

The Wind Vault house, by Wallflower Architecture + Design, has quite an interesting presence upon approach. The exterior of the home is visually striking – a merger of interesting shapes derived from the raised “concrete tube” design. The facade is distinctly concrete, however, as if completely hollowed out, the open ends of the home are clad in horizontal wooden louvers that are both functional and aesthetically appealing. Continue reading


VSSL Supplies

Attention campers and hikers, there is a new survival kit on the block that is truly exceptional. The VSSL is a water resistant flashlight that compactly holds survival gear. It was invented by Todd Weimer, the founder of VSSL and a lover of the outdoors. He rightfully concluded that now that LED lights have eliminated the need for batteries in flashlights, the space can be used for storage of essential gear. Smart. Continue reading


Congregation Residence

The Congregation Residence is yet another Montreal, Canada marvel courtesy of Naturehumaine Architecture Design. From the outside, amidst the crisp Canadian air, one might think this space held little appeal, but step inside and you will quickly appreciate the minimalist opulence that surrounds you. Continue reading


Chalet Dag

When you hear the word chalet, you likely think of a winter retreat nestled on a hillside in some place exotic, yet off the beaten path locale. As such, you’d likely make an additional assumption that a chalet is a “quaint and charming” European cottage that quite possible skimps on the finer things in life. Well, Chevallier Architectes is here to prove you wrong with the Chalet Dag in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France. Continue reading


Maria S.C. Chandelier

I am always inspired by artists who take “defined” objects and place them in a new and refreshing context. Polish based artist Pani Jurek, did just this when she created the Maria S.C. Chandelier from laboratory test tubes. The result is a colorful and playful design with a strong reference to the classical European chandelier. What is even more wonderful is that the Maria S.C. Chandelier invites its owners to participate in the creation. The tubes can be detached, and you can add liquids of various colors to change the appearance of the chandelier. Another option is to add plants or candles which too create a whole new effect. Continue reading


Zoo Multidisciplinary Furniture

When it comes to finding the perfect furniture piece, little else is more appealing than the words ‘exclusive’ and ‘handmade’. Which is what Mayice boasts of with their beautifully crafted piece, containing no screws or other such substructures, and delivering nothing short of perfection. Continue reading


The Ya House

Located along a quiet residential street near the foothills of Mount Shigi, Japan, sits a home that is a vast departure from the neighboring houses. As if illuminated by an overhead spotlight, this small white-roofed gem by Yosuke Ichii Architects makes a bold statement that simply cannot be overlooked. Continue reading