Frederic Blache

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Hibou House

Toronto, Ontario, Canada<p>Designed for a young family that values connection – both with one another and with their friends and neighbours. This renovation thoughtfully updates an existing traditional 1950’s style home for a more modern lifestyle – one that feels relaxed and comfortable yet easily …

The Glade / DLM Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The brief was to create an energy efficient and sustainable new build family home on a densely planted …

MoMA's love-hate relationship with Frank Lloyd Wright is on display in wide-ranging new retrospective

The relationship between the Museum of Modern Art and Frank Lloyd Wright has been very complicated for a very long time.<p>Wright has appeared in more MoMA exhibitions (11 in all) than any other architect. Five years ago the museum and Columbia University jointly acquired his mammoth archive. This …

With a Rockstar Edge: A Renovated LA Bungalow for a Musician, Off-Tour

Even rockstars need a home base. When Brendon Urie, lead singer for Panic! at the Disco, and his wife Sarah stumbled upon a 1953 bungalow in Los …

You can pack up this home & take it with you!

The future of homes is upon us and it isn’t a smart home. It’s a prefab home. Short for prefabricated, these homes come as livable units ready to be …

20 White Brick Exterior Walls to Envy

In the last several years, with the rise of open floor plans and the chase for natural light, we’ve seen color trends moving from all shades of brown …

5 modern rustic homes with serious style!

Rustic homes are fantastic, but if you can't deny that you love a little contemporary styling as well, there is a way to combine the two, despite …

Black Clay Family Residence / NEBRAU

<b>Idea</b><p>Lithuanian architecture studio NEBRAU main task was to create minimal architecture with clear lines and simple volumes, using long-live and …

Pixelated Wood Sculptures Carved by Hsu Tung Han | Colossal

<p>In a clash of digital and analogue, artist Hsu Tung Han carves figurative sculptures from wood that appear to be dissolving into fields of pixels. …

Art

Getting Started With VR Interface Design

The virtual realm is uncharted territory for many designers. In the last few years, we've witnessed <b>an explosion in virtual reality</b> (VR) hardware and …

The Best No-Damage Renter-Friendly Trick for Displaying Art

(Image credit: Chris Patey for My Domaine)<p>As a renter who loves art, it can be hard for me to commit to hanging anything. What if I put something up, …

TinkerBox / Studio MM Architect

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Nestled in the woods of Hudson Valley, this house was conceived as a car-lover’s dream retreat. A …

Serene, simple and an absolutely stunning home!

Today, we are going to visit Berlin where professionals <i>Brand + Simon Architects</i> designed a beautiful, well-lit, spacious family home that is not only …

An Unfussy Brooklyn Townhouse Remodel from Architect Elizabeth Roberts

When a young family—a lawyer and dance professor and their two young sons—purchased a Brooklyn townhouse, the building had been subdivided into four …

This 18th-century Welsh Border cottage boasts a beautiful vintage redesign

Hidden under paper and paint, the beauty of an 18th-century Welsh Border cottage has been revealed, and uplifted by a stylish mix of vintage …

Farrow & Ball

Spectacular new shipping container museum nestles near China's Great Wall

Nestled near China’s famous Great Wall rests a new cultural museum made with shipping containers. The Zhao Hua Xi Shi Living Museum designed by IAPA …

Photographer Shoots Shapes of Light in Spanish Landscapes

During a trip through Spain, French photographer Nicolas Rivals set up geometric shapes of light and shot long-exposure photos of them glowing in …

Best winter holiday chalets for the ultimate alpine adventures

Mountain culture is a contemporary gear fetishist's dream - whether you're skiing, hiking, or launching yourself downhill in any number of dramatic …

Rest Area Niemenharju / Studio Puisto Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Rest Area Niemenharju is located on European highway E75 which runs from Greece in the south to North …

Ice Age

Modernist home with classic farmhouse profile and standing seam roof – double-height living room with glass sliders, separate bunkhouse

Large house and bunkhouse by John Vinci – barn-like structure echoes surrounding farm buildings – Modernist interior<p>Modernist home with classic …

Tinnie 10 Boat by JRuiter

From the designer who brought us his unique take on the snowmobile comes a similarly inventive design for a traveling mechanism that’s almost as old …

Redesigning the Spotify Icon Suite

By Andrea Limjoco & Rob Bartlett<p><i>This week we updated our Spotify icon suite. It was a four month process of creating and implementing six hundred</i> …

Why Some Wearable Cameras Work And Others Are Just Plain Creepy

The pioneering life-logging company Narrative is shutting down. Here’s what it learned about the UX of wearable cameras.<p>In the winter of 2014, my son was born. And for the first month, I had all the ups and downs of any new parent. Elation. Exhaustion. Panic. A new understanding of the fleeting …

kallstrom

Ancient Japanese technique dresses up this renovated home in upstate New York

Architecture firm AlexAllen Studio stripped the exterior of this dilapidated house in New Paltz, New York, and replaced it with a low-maintenance …

Ingenious Hack for Sketching with Two Point Perspective Using an Elastic String | Colossal

<p>This quick video demonstrates how to use a long elastic string anchored at the horizon of a canvas to sketch a drawing with two point perspective. …

Art

Architizer

Finnish Lakehouse Keeps Things Simple

MNy Arkitekter built <b>House Åkerudden</b> by a lake in the rural community of Tenala. The result emphasizes “authenticity, simplicity, locality and …

The Picturesque Renovation Of An Old House

London is a global city and a popular hub for art, architecture, design and fashion inspirations. And it is home to both contemporary and ancient …

Neat

Raspberry Pi’s first official starter kit is ‘unashamedly premium’

An easier way to start cooking up Pi<p>The Raspberry Pi Foundation’s flagship product, its $35 microcomputer, has now sold more than 10 million units in its standalone form. But to turn the Pi into something you can play Pong on, for example, you need a few extra items. Previously these were sold …

A Family Builds Their Dream Modern Home Overlooking the Georgian Bay

The front entry opens into a mud room. Each family member has their own cubby for storing shoes, coats, and backpacks.<p>Thanks to the clever placement of a cedar hot tub on the bathroom deck, rinsing off after a dip doesn’t involve...<p>Perhaps the family’s biggest priority was their connection to the …