dsryan4

56 Added | 2 Magazines | 2 Likes | 4 Followers | @dsryan4 | Keep up with dsryan4 on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “dsryan4”

This Airbnb alternative lets you stay in modern homes by top architects around the world

Architecture aficionados take note – a new Airbnb-inspired platform is offering stays in stunning modernist homes around the world. Started by two …

This Floating Water Playground Looks Like Serious Summer Fun

The modular style allows for an endless number of water park designs.<p>Summer is basically all about being in the water as much as possible. For some of us, that means relaxing in a backyard pool or driving to a local lake; others may journey to the nearest water park. But what if you could design …

The Best Days and Times to Post on Five Major Social Networks

The most effective days and times for brands to post on social media vary significantly by network, according to recent data from TrackMaven.<p>Its …

Marketing

Stunning Chinese country retreat is built into the foot of a mountain

Extensive glazing frames the surrounding nature<p>Plenty of homes attempt to bring the outdoors in, or at least try to create a seamless transition between the inside and out, whether that’s through completely glazed walls or open patios or by literally incorporating a site’s topography into the plan …

A’tolan House, An Excellent Seafront Home, Built In A Perfect Symbiosis With The Surrounding Nature

... ...Read More...

Architecture

Wood-adorned Sydney apartment wins top interior design award

An architect’s celebration of wood in an inner Sydney apartment has taken out the top award for Australia’s best interior.<p>The Darling Point Apartment …

Architecture

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 …

Treehouses

Zelf Koelman's Ferrolic clock uses magnetic ferrofluid to tell the time

This clock by Dutch designer Zelf Koelman spells out the time with magnetic fluid under the control of electromagnets (+ movie).<p>Unlike traditional …

Bookshelf Superheroes Appear to Save Your Favorite Reads | Colossal

<p>Created by Artori Design, these fun metal bookshelves give the impression a stealthy superhero is saving your books from certain doom. The sideways …

Books

Portable Privacy

Some people are compulsive shushers. Yes. Shushers. People who are constantly shushing other people who are just trying to live a little. The iBooth …

Portable

A Traveling Family Settles Down in Houston, Texas

Looking to plant down some roots in Houston, Texas, this young traveling family reached out to StudioMET Architects to design and build a home in …

Living Rooms

A Floating Showroom

The Sonos yacht goes beyond a typical exterior styling study of many similar concepts and explores the true efficiency and usability of such a large …

Articles about 7 modern swimming pools on Dwell.com - Dwell

Once a locker for a midnight loo, the bedside table has taken on a far sweeter function—and a score of forms for holding big...<p>Just in time for summer, here are seven modern wood-burning fire pits to inspire your next backyard get-together.<p>Whether it’s a place to rest your saucers or your sneakers, …

Fabrication

This spectacular home is at peace with the California desert

The Desert House is simply a stunning example of architecture as art. Located in picturesque Joshua Tree — right in Southern California's High Desert — the home is at a comfortable equilibrium with its barren desert environment. The structure is dominated by soaring concrete ribs, but the overall …

Yes, this exists.

It’s called the Quadrofoil and it’s like something straight out of a James Bond film. The world’s first fully electric and environmentally friendly …

Gigantic Man Erupts from the Earth in this Spectacular Outdoor Sculpture

A gigantic man crawls out from the earth in this spectacular outdoor sculpture titled <i>Feltpve</i> (“ripped up” or “popped up”) by Hungarian artist Ervin Lornth Herv. Crafted from polystyrene, the larger-than-life sculpture was temporarily installed in Budapest's Szchenyi Square for the Art Market …

Art

The KiraVan, an Expedition Vehicle to End All Expedition Vehicles

Applied Minds is something like a think tank that actually creates things. The "interdisciplinary group of artists, scientists and engineers, with …

Telepresence

The Rebirth of the CMO

The chief marketing officer role is undergoing a renaissance. Overly simplistic notions – “the people who do the advertising”– were based on stereotypes that never accurately reflected the range of responsibilities that many CMOs had. Those notions are even more outdated now.<p>Instead, the last few …

The Pillar: A Sruli-Recht-Designed Portable, Collapsible, Lightweight Laptop Stand

Around five years ago, Iceland-based designer Sruli Recht started suffering from neck cramps and migraines. After tracing the problem back to his …

Portable

Santa Barbara: An AKA Beverly Hills suite in an Airstream trailer? Yes

Finally, someone has designed a luxury hotel suite with wheels. Long-stay AKA Beverly Hills hotel has created a suite inside an Airstream trailer with leather interiors, full kitchen and bathroom, a bed with comfy linens, and even its trademark Bulgari bath amenities.<p>Price-tag for a five-day trip …

Impressive 3-Storey Treehouse Built as a Labor of Love

In 2004, Tereasa Surratt and David Hernandez purchased Camp Wandawega, his childhood getaway, with the intention of preserving its old buildings and cabins. Surratt's father christened the newly-obtained property by hanging a rope swing on the giant elm located in the center of camp. Sadly, he …

Treehouses

A Table That Charges Your iPhone

Designer Marjan van Aubel’s Current project, based on photosynthesis, uses a solar-powered table to charge electronics.<p>Think of the new project from London-based designer Marjan van Aubel as a multiplication table. Utilizing a dye-sensitised solar cell, which absorbs light in a fashion similar to …

Clean Energy

Incredible Brick Sculptures by Brad Spencer

Reidsville, North Carolina-based artist Brad Spencer works with bricks to produce eye-catching, figurative sculptures. Each piece of work in the sculptor's growing collection is an intriguing look at a common medium used in an unconventional way. The fact that bricks are typically an architectural …

Sculpture

Classic Movies Interpreted as 16th Century Illustrations

<b>Alien</b><p>Turkish artist Murat Palta's <i>Classic Movies in Miniature Style</i> are hilarious illustrations that interpret contemporary movies in the style of Ottoman miniatures. The young artist began this clever project as a graduation thesis and, after a lot of positive feedback, he began to develop the …

Pulp Fiction

Crypto: Furniture With Hidden Compartments

The Crypto line of furniture from Alexander & Pearl offers you minimal and compact designs but with hidden compartments for extra storage. Each piece …

Furniture

A Line Of Jewelry Inspired By Illicit Drugs

We are craving Designer Drugs: a new line of jewelry from Aroha Silhouettes, designed after the hybrid molecular structures of illicit substances.<p>These wearable vices were inspired by a “fantasy laboratory” where dangerous drugs are turned into glitzy bling. Hailing from New Zealand, designer Tania …

Jewelry

Man Walks All Day to Create Massive Snow Patterns (Part 3)

English artist Simon Beck never ceases to amaze us with his large-scale murals of geometric patterns in snow. Each visually breathtaking piece, which Beck manually creates by walking through the snow and leaving behind his track prints, adds a surreal element to its natural landscape. Walking …

Art

Seventeen Years I've Wanted This Little Item and Been Trying to Get It

Never actually watched the black and white films everyone claims to love? No sweat. If you've got a mil' to kil' today you can massage your movie …

Clothing

Lambos for Your Legs

Upon seeing Lamborghini’s wild Veneno concept, experienced shoe designer Jeremiah Obuobi felt compelled to design a shoe that embodied the same …