YAS VICEROY HOTEL | ABU DHABI

Coming up with new ideas is not easy anymore, but the YAS Hotel in Abu Dhabi is the product of a new idea. Mixing various aspects of accommodation and entertainment is not new, but mixing an F1 Racing track with a hotel most certainly is. The hotel was designed by Asymptote Architecture. Its construction started …

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The Dino Pet | Bioluminescent Dinosaur Pet

The Dino Pet was created by Yonder Biology and it is intended to be a teaching tool that will introduce children to biology. It is a clear, dinosaur shaped toy made of plastic and packed with bioluminescent algae which are known to glow in the dark, providing a great visual effect. The name Dino Pet …

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DESERT LOTUS RESORT | MONGOLIA GOBI DESERT

You have probably never considered the Inner Mongolia Region in China as a top holiday destination, but when you see the Desert Lotus Resort situated 563 km west of Beijing, in esoteric Xiang Sha Wan, or the “Sand Bay” of the Gobi Desert, you’ll definitely change your mind. The resort itself looks almost unearthly, like …

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Ablak a Multra a ‘Window to the Past’ in Budapest’s History

Kerenyi Zoltan is a Hungarian architect from Budapest who came up with an astonishing idea of combining old and new Budapest in an ongoing series of photos in a project called Ablak a multra, or a Window to the past. The idea is simply brilliant. By merging old photos of Budapest with the new ones, …

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HOTEL DE GLACE | ICE HOTEL IN QUEBEC CITY, CANADA

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Hotel de Glace, or the Ice Hotel is a construction that is built every year. It is made of 15,000 tons of snow and 500 tons of ice and its freezing four feet thick walls that keep the temperature inside the hotel between -23⁰F and -28⁰F. Even though it does not sound like the most …

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ADA BRIDGE | BELGRADE, SERBIA

Ada Bridge in Serbia is a part of the city of Belgrade’s huge project that aims to reduce the traffic congestion, being a part of the Inner City Semi Ring Road and connected to the highway. It is a single pylon cable-stayed asymmetrically built construction. The product was awarded to the Ponting company from Slovenia. …

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MAGIC CUBE | BY INNOVATION LLC

Here’s another pioneering product from the Chicago-based Innovation Factory. Earlier, we have featured a project by one of Innovation Factory’s interns Sanjeet Das called Opus, a combination of an iPhone and iPad stand and amplifier, and, this time round, we are showcasing the Magic Cube, a modern take on Rubik’s cube but with numbers and …

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Il Treno Dining Unit by Tjep

Romaniticism and intimacy are not extinct. Well, at least not in the case of furniture design thanks to Il Treno, a dining compartment reminiscent of sentimental train journeys. Designed by a Dutch studio Tjep, which was founded in 2001 by the renowned Dutch Designer Frank Tjepkema, Il Treno (‘train’ in Italian language) is a modular …

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SWAY ROCKING CHAIR | BY MARKUS KRAUSS

German designer Markus Krauss made this multi functional rocking chair and named it Sway. It is a surprisingly comfortable and adjustable piece of furniture. The Sway rocking chair is big enough for two people. It has a comfortable padded seat and a cleverly designed steel frame that allows it to be used in numerous different …

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SOFT LIGHT LAMP AND PILLOW | BY SIMON FRAMBACH

Simon Frambach is a German product designer and Soft Light is not the first of his products that can be used for illumination, but it is definitely unique and conspicuous. This soft, pumpkin shaped product gives off soft light, but its nature lets it be used as a crevice filling device, or a simple pillow. …

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