Skyline Chess Set – Inspired by London’s Landmarks

Mix and match some architecture, famous London landmarks and a board game, and you get a cleverly designed monochromatic chess set called Skyline. Designers Ian Flood and Chris Prosser say that they “developed the idea over a few chess matches and went on to model the pieces in 3D.” “From there we had them 3D …

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GENERATOR HOSTEL | BARCELONA

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The first words that spring to mind when you mention ‘hostel’ are cramped, loud, smelly and small. You’d be pleased to know that there is a hostel / hotel that is anything but… It is called Generator Hostel, and it is located in Barcelona’s Gràcia district, a ten-minute walk from Antoni Gaudí’s famous Casa Batlló …

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Casas na Areia, Comporta, Portugal

Just an hour’s drive away from Lisbon lies this beautiful retreat, called Casas na Areia, a perfect place for a tranquil holiday near at the beach, but including all of the benefits that modern technology offers and you would be reluctant to leave behind. Before the purchase and renovation, the land was owned by local …

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Treepod at Soneva Kiri |Suspended Dining Pod in Thailand

Visiting Thailand should be on everybody’s bucket list. Dining and enjoying a glass of your favourite drink atop a tree in Thailand should be at least among the top three items on this list. And for that, there is only one place to go – the Treepod at the Soneva Kiri Resort which is situated …

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Origami – Samsung Foldable Cardboard Laser Printer

Inspiration often comes unexpectedly and from the strangest of places. Principle designer at Samsung, Seungwook Jeong was at a donut shop, observing how donuts are packaged when he realized that he could use the same concept in his line of work. Jeong asked himself: “What if we put the engine of the printer into a …

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MIT SOFT Rockers | Solar Powered Charging Station & Rocking Chair

MIT SOFT Rockers have it all. With them you can enjoy a quiet time out in the open, but still take pleasure in the benefits of technology, as well as enjoy the unusual design that is sure to draw attention. Ok, so what is the MIT SOFT Rocker? It’s a  solar powered charging station and …

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Curved Hus-1 in Sweden by Torsten Ottesjö Architecture

Curved Hus-1 is located on the Swedish West coast, away from the urban spaces of the area. Even though this creation by Torsten Ottesjö Architecture covers only 25 square meters, which is a bit less than 270 square feet, it features everything a real house needs. There is a kitchen, sleeping area, dining area, all-connecting …

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Shelter ByGG – Sustainable & Portable Accommodation by Gabriela Gomes

Portuguese designer Gabriela Gomes is responsible for another compact living option that was built in Guimaraes, Portugal. This cloud like construction, aptly called Shelter ByGG, is a combination of architecture, design and sculpture. This portable accommodation includes a double room and a bathroom, which is more than enough for a small shelter providing utmost privacy, …

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TRANSPARENT CANOE KAYAK | BY HAMMACHER

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It is amazing that no one came up with the idea of a Transparent Canoe Kayak before Hammacher. It provides the occupants with a view that is absolutely stunning, but that had been impossible to enjoy before this product appeared. The Transparent Canoe Kayak has the capacity to seat two people, with the combined weight …

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MERCHANT SQUARE FOOTBRIDGE | PADDINGTON, LONDON

The pedestrian bridge by bridge designers Knight Architects called the Merchant Square Footbridge in Paddington, London, UK is intended to become open next year. It is strongly influenced by a Japanese hand fan in its shape, as well as functionality. The bridge that will be 10 feet wide and 66 feet long is consisted of …

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