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These Crystal Sheets Change Color When Layered Over Each Other

For a visual primer on how crystals refract light, look no further than the cover for <i>Dark Side of the Moon</i>. When light enters the prism, it slows down to different wavelengths and different colors emerge from the opposite side. Designers Thomas Vailly and Laura Lynn Jansen harnessed this natural …

Cheers to Light

Perfect for romantic rendezvouses and elegant affairs, the Bottled lamp was designed to add eclectic ambience to any formal setting. Shaped like a …

A literal SUNflower

A lot has been written about the flower blooming. Romantics have spent centuries penning ballads on the way a bud blossoms into a flower. The BLOOM …

Biomimicry

Industrial Lighting with a Twist

This wall or ceiling mounted luminaire called Throat brings a touch of playfulness to industrial-style lighting. Modeled after industrial ventilation …

Dining Rooms

Not Your Mama’s Flowerpot

The Water Recycling Flowerpot makes the rest seem BASIC! Using a unique double-hallow structure, it’s able to recycle the leftover water that remains …

This Plug is a Switch!

Ideas that enhance functionality are always welcome, and hence the Clack Plug makes its way here. The socket is the switch itself; hence the design …

The 10 best hotels in the world, according to Expedia

The Pumilio Mountain & Ocean Hotel in Jacó, Costa Rica.Pumilio Mountain & Ocean HotelExpedia just released its Insiders Select rankings for 2015.<p>The rankings are a crowd-sourced list of the world's best-reviewed hotels.<p>The list includes a range of different types of hotels: chains, bed and …

Most Buzzed Designs of April 2010

Every month we take a look around and select some of the most interesting designs that was showcased here. Below you’ll find the most popular designs …

Walking on Sunshine!

I’ll be honest. I’m the least athletic person you’ll meet. Even the idea of thumb-wrestling makes me cringe. So believe me, when I write about …

Watch a Modded 3D Printer Paint with Light

It's the rise of the light painting machines in Ekaggrat Singh Kalsi's new long-exposure light art.<p>When I was a kid, my mom advised me in earnest against a career that could (probably) be done by a robot. Now, apparently you can take "light painter" off that list, since Indian architect Ekaggrat …

パズルみたいなサラダサーバー【IN-SET】

鏡のくもりをサッと拭き取ってくれるワイパー【Wiper Mirror】

ひっくり返すと歯ブラシスタンドに変身するうがいコップ【Flip Cup】

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Squandered Land: An update from architects & urbanists biking across the country: http://blog.archpaper.com/wordpress/archives/62209

Coop Himmelb(l)au Lands A Spaceship-Like Conference Center In China: http://bit.ly/Xj9XdL