Naoise Fitzgerald

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Secluded Treehouse Hotels Allow Guests to Completely Disconnect from Outside World

Nestled within a forest in Hesse, Germany is Robin's Nest Treehouse Hotels, a destination spot for those wanting a unique and rustic getaway. The gorgeous and scenic locale offers a host of housing options, with the most striking being its elevated structures. There, visitors can sleep among the …

Vera de Pont's Pop Up clothing is assembled without stitches

<b>Dutch Design Week 2015:</b> each garment in graduate fashion designer Vera de Pont's Pop Up fashion collection can be cut out from a single piece of …

Adidas Explores Bespoke Sneakers with 3D-Printed “Futurecraft”

It’s not the first time 3D printing has been used to create footwear, but Adidas’ new 3D-printed “Futurecraft” soles take the manufacturing method to a whole new level. Using intricate latticed layers, the German sports brand is able to construct a fully flexible midsole that takes into account a …

Shoes

Confronting Images Reveal Impact of Climate Change on Mongolian Landscape and Culture

In a series of powerful photographs, Daesung Lee reveals the effects climate change has had on Mongolia, by contrasting modern landscape with historical. Using printed billboards in conjunction with landscape horizons and actual people with their livestock, the snapshots (sectioned off with velvet …

Brilliantly-Designed Inuit Fish Hook That Allows the Halibut Population to Replenish Itself

Can you figure out how this early example of sustainable design works?<p>Time to put your ID thinking caps on. Take a second and think about how you'd …

A New Kind Of Brain Scan Can See Your Pain, Literally

The technique could help end the mystery--and the stigma--of chronic pain<p>Nothing hurts Americans more than chronic pain. It’s our single biggest health problem, affecting the lives of 100 million adults--more than heart disease, cancer, and diabetes combined. And that figure, from a 2011 Institute …

Calamity Mugs Remind Us That Things Could Always Be Worse

Illustrator Don Moyer is back again with a mug that will definitely put your bad days in perspective. At first glance, the Things-Could-Be-Worse Mugs appear quite ordinary with its classic blue willow china pattern. But when you look closer, you'll realize that it features a parade of pirates, …

209 Hillside Homes Painted in Swirling Colors Makes a Positive Impact in Mexico

The Palmitas district in Pachuca, Mexico was recently beautified with a vibrant mural by a youth organization known as Germen Crew. Joining forces with the Mexican government, the massive project encompassed 20 thousand square meters and painted the surfaces of over 209 houses. The ambitious street …

Interview: Photographer Christopher Swann Captures Images of Whales and Dolphins in All Their Glory

British photographer Christopher Swann captures stunning shots of cetaceans like whales and dolphins both above and beneath the surface of the ocean. With over 25 years of experience diving and running whale- and dolphin-watching holidays around the world, the photographer has become finely attuned …

New Ocean-Inspired, Hand-Cut, Layered Glass Sculptures by Ben Young

Sydney-based artist Ben Young is back with his latest collection of hand-cut, layered glass sculptures inspired by the ocean. Like his previous pieces, his new sculptures illustrate the beauty of the sea through translucent waves crafted in combination with rocky grottos, palm trees, drifting …

Weaver Fabric Care Concept Repairs Your Damaged Fabric Just Like Spiders

Weaver is a futuristic fabric care concept submitted as part of Electrolux Design Lab competition. This little gadget is an intuitive device that …

Innovative Chinese Company Assembles 3D-Printed Modular Home in Just Three Hours

Thanks to new 3D printing technology, an entire house can now be built in less than three hours, as demonstrated by Chinese company Zhuoda Group. Last week, in front of an audience of journalists and curious bystanders in Xi'ann, construction workers used a crane to stack six 100-kilogram units on …

Are you a female movie character? Are you promiscuous? Things won’t end well for you …

Photograph: HBO/Everett/REX<p>The Sex and the City quartet, with Kim Cattrall’s character Samantha third from left.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/7/25/1437820539108/edec16f9-d56f-43c6-bf2a-6f770f171b30-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: HBO/Everett/REX<p>The Sex and the City …

Solar-powered 'treehouse' has 360-degree views, Wi-Fi and beer

The ultimate off-the-grid pad is here and don't worry, it has Wi-Fi, beer and plenty of options for mood lighting.<p>Jono Williams, a plastics engineer …

Lexus has built a car with a human heartbeat

It's better than personalised number plates: Lexus has designed a one-off car that can reflect the driver's heartbeat on the vehicle's exterior using …

These Headphones Beam Music From Your Bike Helmet To Your Skull

And when you’re not riding, they become a pair of attractive over-the-ear cans.<p>Looking for an idiot with a god complex? Just keep your eyes peeled for the helmetless cyclist wearing headphones. But Royal College of Art Graduate Gemma Roper is looking to change that. She thinks she’s come up with a …

Shape-Shifting Origami Pot Grows with Plant Over Time

As plants grow, they often become larger than their original container and have to be transferred to a new vessel, which can be a messy process. London-based designers Studio Ayaskan created a solution to this problem with an origami-based pot that evolves with the plant over time. Called <i>GROWTH</i>, …

Origami

8 Visions of the Future of Transportation Design from RCA

Highlights from RCA's 2015 MA Vehicle Design Show<p>True to form, the RCA's 2015 MA Automotive Design show featured some challenging abstract concepts …

Shakin Stevens House by Matt Gibson Architecture in Melbourne, Australia

The Shakin Stevens house, a home of open white cubes by Matt Gibson Architecture in Melbourne, Australia.<p>The experienced team of Matt Gibson …

Architecture

Hotel or a Floatel?

Or maybe even a Boatel! Geddit?? Anywho… Here’s something right out of a billionaire private island getaway. TheFloating Catamaran Hotel is by far …

Design

Solar-Powered Ecocapsule Allows You to Live Off the Grid Anywhere in the World

Slovakia's Nice Architects recently revealed several exciting details about the Ecocapsule that will give you the opportunity to live anywhere in the world. Ecocapsule is a micro-shelter that operates off-grid by using sustainable technology such as solar power, rainwater collection and filtration, …

Love My Pair Of Denim Frames

This is one of those designs where you go … why didn’t I think of it before! Down right damn mister! Solid Denim Sunglasses – it can’t get cooler …

Charcoal Portraits Portray Intense Drama and Emotion Through Shadows

When sketching monochromatic portraits of his subjects, English artist Dylan Andrews does not use a typical technique. With a significant focus on both light and shadow, the 21-year-old student portrays emotion in his charcoal drawings without relying on obvious facial expressions. Instead, the …

Remarkable Woman Quit Her Job in New York to Build Sustainable Bamboo Homes in Bali

In 2010, Elora Hardy left her successful fashion career in New York and returned to her childhood home in Bali, which is where she decided to build bamboo houses for a living. Over the course of the last five years, Elora and her team at Ibuku have revolutionized bamboo construction, believing that …

Humans 'will become God-like cyborgs within 200 years'

The amalgamation of man and machine will be the ‘biggest evolution in biology’ claims Professor Yuval Noah Harari<p>Wealthy humans are likely become cyborgs within 200 years as they gradually merge with technology like computers and smart phones, a historian has claimed.<p>Yuval Noah Harari, a professor …

The doomsday vault: the seeds that could save a post-apocalyptic world | Suzanne Goldenberg

Photograph: Images Group/REX_Shutterstock<p>The seeds are stored in boxes labelled alphabetically, in a room that looks like a warehouse.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/5/19/1432047805342/2ecc97a4-1992-407c-b411-fc27448eef94-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Images …

Do You Have An Elastic Mind? 3 Traits Of Designers Who Do

Designers have gotten what they asked for: a seat at the corporate boardroom table. Now they have to adapt to a new working reality.<p>Walking around my studio, I see small teams collaborating at temporary, flexible workstations. There’s Eunji, a researcher, designer, and former high school teacher, …

Bill Nye Wants You To Fund This Solar Sail Spacecraft

Will it be smooth sailing for LightSail?<p>The Planetary Society is about to bring one of Carl Sagan’s dreams to life. On May 20, the non-profit scientific organization--run by “Science Guy” Bill Nye--will be sending their LightSail spacecraft into lower Earth orbit for a 30-day test run. LightSail is …