Amoje Food Capital in Lotte Shopping Mall by Karim Rashid

L’enfant terrible of the design world, Karim Rashid has designed yet another whimsical-looking food court / landmark / socializing area in his engaged technicolour style. Rashid and his team of architects (Juliette Hyunju Lee, Alex Loyer Hughes, Kamala Hutauruk, Mike Gibson, and Mana Mohammadkhani) were commissioned to design the interior of the Amoje Food Capital restaurant located at the Lotte Shopping Mall in Seoul. Spanning across 900 square metres, the restaurant is divided into centrifugally …

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BIKESPIKE | BY TEAM BIKESPIKE

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Team BikeSpike created the BikeSpike, an amazing gadget that serves as a bike tracker, but also so much more. BikeSpike is easily attached to your bicycle, meticulously tracking its location and presenting the results on your iOS, Android smartphone or computer. If your bike gets stolen, the information about its whereabouts is delivered through text and email. Cool enough, but that’s not all, since this gadget is packed with features. It has an accelerometer that …

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WHITEPOD HOTEL IN SWITZERLAND

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Whitepod Hotel is a luxury eco hotel from Switzerland located in the Swiss Alps that successfully combined the two things from the title. It is a collection of 15 pods placed 1,400 meters above the sea level, which enable you to enjoy the view of the stunningly beautiful Alps, but still pack the luxury that high class visitors might require. Each pod covers the area of 40 square meters and includes beds and other furniture, toilet …

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SPITBANK FORT HOTEL

Spitbank Fort Hotel located off the coast of Portsmouth, England is a high luxury hotel whose makeover from a 19th century naval fort built to protect the Brits from Napoleon III’s naval advances is a part of the project by Mike Clare’s Clarenco LLP. The entire project is intended to transform three forts into great tourist attractions as parts of the company’s ‘Amazing Venues’ collection. The other two forts are Horse Sand Fort, which already …

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Illegal Mountaintop Villa on the Rooftop of a Beijing High-Rise (VIDEO)

Apparently, good connections in China can help you build an additional construction on top of an existing building without any control from the authorities or restraints caused by complaints from dissatisfied neighbors. If you are Doctor Zhang Biqing, you can even build a mountaintop villa on the rooftop of a high-rise. This successful doctor of traditional Chinese medicine and owner of a chain of acupuncture clinics constructed the mountaintop villa on top of a 26-storey …

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TREVOX 223 REFLECTIVE BUILDING

An architectural company CRAFT Arquitectos from Mexico in collaboration with Solt Studio, Alan RahmaneAzar and Michelle Cadena reconstructed a house built more than 40 years ago and turned it into the Trevox 223, a modern apartment building, located in Naucalpan, Mexico. This project was finished in 2010 and covers the total area of about 1000 square meters. Since the house’s location is not very good, CRAFT Arquitectos decided to make some changes about it. The …

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AMANGIRI HOTEL

Amangiri Luxury Resort Hotel is probably the best desert resort hotel out there. The hotel is placed in the region known as the Four Corners due to the fact that this is where Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah meet. The landscape around it seemed as an unlikely place for a luxury retreat, but the team of architects including Rick Joy, Wendell Burnette, and Marwan Al-Sayed managed to make it a real gem of the …

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NUTRIMA FOOD ANALYZER

If you are conscious of what you eat, you probably check food labels for sugar, fat and salt content before you buy anything. That’s all fine and commendable, but food labels won’t tell you how fresh is the food you are about to purchase, what is its nutritional value or whether it contains toxins. The Nutrima food analyzer will. The device (also called the Nutrima Kitchen Scale) is the brainchild of a brilliant young industrial …

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‘GRAFT’ Biodegradable Vegetable Resembling Utensils and Tableware

In the last few years, terms like „eco-friendly“, „recycling“, „biodegradable“ and „going green“ have become the buzz words in the news, technology, politics, marketing, retail… Green is the word on everybody’s lips. So, it comes as no surprise that product designer and graduate of a Swiss art school École cantonale d’art de Lausanne, Qiyun Deng has decided to jump on the bandwagon and create GRAFT – a line of disposable tableware made of bioplastic PLA, …

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FINIS NEPTUNE WATERPROOF MP3 PLAYER

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There have been other waterproof MP3 players, but the new FINIS Neptune Waterproof Audio MP3 player is something else. It is a considerably superior upgrade of Finis’s previous product, SwiMP3 that has been around for five years already. The best aspects of the previous generation were used here as well, such as amazing sound quality and revolutionary bone conduction system that works by sending vibrations to the inner ear through the cheekbones. This might sound …

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