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10 innovative homes built on extremely tight budgets

Following the UK launch of an affordable micro home that takes less than a day to build, here's a look at 10 properties from around the world that …

The Best Architecture Drawings of 2016

Designing and building a project is a challenge in itself. However, once the project is complete there are also challenges in expressing the project …

Drawing

13 Ways to Ensure Your Interior Design (and Relationship) Survive Moving In Together

Moving in with a significant other can be simultaneously thrilling and daunting. Once the joy of getting to spend every waking (and sleeping) moment with your loved one wears off, you feel the reality that you're going to have to find a harmonious way to combine your belongings and design styles. …

Home Decorating

Michigan-Based Floral Designer Turns Succulents Into Living Jewelry

Susan McLeary is no ordinary floral designer. As principal of Passionflower in Anne Arbor, Mich., McLeary creates lush living jewelry from miniature …

Light Transforms the City of Beirut in Graphic Black and White Photographs

It takes a special kind of photographer to show us a city in a different light. And Lebanese photographer Serge Najjar has managed to do just this, …

22-Year-Old's Incredibly Artistic Self-Portraits

<b>Prejudice</b><p>Though Budapest, Hungary-based photographer Noell S. Oszvald currently has only 22 total photos on her Flickr page, they're all so incredibly powerful, you could spend hours looking at each one. The 22-year-old started taking photos a little over a year ago, though you wouldn't know that …

Adriatic Sea's Natural Rhythm Makes Music Through 230-Ft Organ

Croatian architect Nikola Baic is collaborating with the Adriatic sea to make mellifluous music. In 2005, he designed a 230-foot <i>morse orgulje</i> (or <i>sea organ</i>) that uses the rhythm of the waves to play a melody. On the surface, this creation may look like an ordinary set of white stone steps, but it's …

Mix Smoothies To Match Pantone Colors

Pantone Smoothies is a new Tumblr that matches smoothie recipes with their Pantone color. Avocado smoothie? That’s a Pantone 5787. Blueberry smoothie? A Pantone 644. Strawberries, raspberries, and beets? A Pantone 200U.<p>The site was created by Hedwig A. Kushner, with pics by Michael Kushner, who …

Peter Marigold's pocket-sized FORMcard melts into mouldable plastic glue

London-based designer Peter Marigold is launching a remouldable bioplastic card that can be used to make new tools and modify or repair broken …

DIY

A Chair That’s Full of Contrasts

Posted by<p>Home Furnishings Main<p>View Photo Gallery<p>here<p>Designer Marta Adamczyk, of design studio Moskou, created the K1 chair to be full of contrasts. …

Furniture

A Pour-Over Kettle Worthy Of Your Coffee Snobbery

Once you make pour-over coffee with a gooseneck kettle, you can never go back. Its finely paced water control is a surgeon’s scalpel to the rusted machete that is your standard tea pot, allowing you to coax more subtlety out of your cup of coffee.<p>And for pour-over aficionados who are used to the …

Coffee

The Ultimate Minimalist Table Is Practically Invisible

Accidentally bump against a normal coffee table, and you might get a shin bruise. Do it against South Korean designer Seung Jun Jeong’s Table Chieut, though, and you might sheer your legs right off. It’s a table with a profile as thin as the blade of a knife.<p>Created out of solid steel, the Table …

Customized "Momentary Ink" Lets You Try Out a Tattoo Before a Lifelong Commitment

Many people avoid getting a tattoo because its permanence can be daunting. Now, thanks to Momentary Ink, you can wear your desired design without the lifelong commitment. The Philadelphia-based startup creates custom temporary tattoos that look and feel like the real thing. Thanks to the company's …

Inked

Tatiana Bilbao’s $8,000 House Could Solve Mexico’s Social Housing Shortage

Centered on the theme “The State of the Art of Architecture,” the Chicago Architecture Biennial offers a look at the issues surrounding contemporary …

Unbalance by Alessandro Zambelli

Asymmetry, alchemy, and science are the themes of Alessandro Zambelli‘s latest limited edition object devised for PadiglioneItalia. Named Unbalance, …

Furniture

Plumen Launches the Drop Hat Shade

Plumen continues to add to their roster of shades for their range of bulbs and Drop Caps with the launch of the Hulger designed Drop Hat. The modular …

Furniture

Ethereal Wire Mesh Sculpture Towers Over an Italian Landscape Like a Fading Memory

Sculptor Edoardo Tresoldi is known for crafting stunningly life-like figures with sheets of wire mesh. Using these same skills, the artist has created <i>Incipit</i>, a towering installation that recently appeared at the Meeting del Mare in Camerota, Italy. The architecturally-inspired work features …

Articles about 6 strikingly unique bathrooms on Dwell.com - Dwell

Although she probably hasn’t told you, we’re pretty sure she has plenty of scarves already.<p>Equipped with 25 years of experience designing bathrooms, Melbourne–based GIA Bathrooms & Kitchens gives us the scoop on how to...<p>Matt Randall, founder and CEO of Twyla, has launched an online space where …

Choose Your Own Dinner Table With Floyd’s Utility Legs

Floyd’s table legs were a hit immediately upon release last year, as they allowed anyone to add a bit of industrial chic to their home, using whatever flat surface they wanted as a desk or a table. But the only downside was that they weren’t designed for heavy use. With the introduction of the …

Furniture

adidas Ultra Boost Grey/Silver Metallic

Another clean take on the Three Stripes’ flagship runner.<p>adidas is back another clean take on is flagship Boost-cushioned runner, following up the grey edition the German sportswear giant dropped back in May with a slightly different Grey/Silver Metallic colorway. Like the aforementioned release, …

Here's How The Rest Of The World Drinks Coffee

Don't try all these at once.<p>What more can be said about coffee? A lot, it turns out.<p>Europe will import 44.5 million bags this year, and drinkers in the U.S. will spend $40 billion on it. You love it, we love it. People all around the world love it, no matter how they drink it -- or how weird it can …

Norden Introduces Perfectly Minimal Terracotta Planters

After its initial collection of ceramic container candles, Noren introduces a beautiful range of cylinder planters. Crafted in Baja, California from …

Houseplants

A New Collection of Office Furniture Focused on Community

For PearsonLloyd’s first collection of furniture and accessories for Teknion, the studio focused on creating pieces that encourage community and …

Furniture

Sound Off: 7 Snazzy Acoustic Solutions for Walls

<i>In line with our</i> <i>new content direction</i><i>, Architizer is highlighting a different building-product and how to specify it. This week’s topic is Acoustic Panels. If you’re looking for the perfect acoustic panels for your next project, search for them on Source, Architizer’s new network marketplace for</i> …

Interior Design

Articles about 6 high impact uses moroccan tile on Dwell.com - Dwell

Put your corridors to work as storage, seating, or gallery space with these ideas.<p>Sintered porcelain worktops are perfect to give a lush, old-world charm to your kitchen.<p>A Vancouver architect collaborates with a team of artisans on a trio of bathrooms in his home.<p>Although she probably hasn’t told …

Photographer's Unconventional Self-Portraits Highlight Intriguing Architecture in Urban Spaces

In her <i>Urban Self-Portrait</i> series, Anna di Prospero photographs herself against the backdrop of towering, irregular architectural forms in the middle of sprawling cities. Stretching out on the ground, twisting her body into emotive contortions, or caught in startling states of undress, the Italian …

Photography

Experimental Photography by Xiao Yang

Love Letter, an experimental photo series.<p>Xiao Yang is a Beijing, China based photographer with a preference for night photography, light painting, …

Chair-igami

As its name suggests, the Origami Chair translates the folding paper language to a sharp, geometric, metal seating solution. Through a minimal number …

Patio Furniture That Makes You Feel Like You’re Sitting On Giant River Pebbles

The most important thing to consider when designing patio furniture is how well it will withstand exposure to the elements. Fabrics fade, wood molds, and steel, though it lasts forever, gets too hot in the sun and then rusts in the rain.<p>Looking like something straight out of the Noguchi Museum, …

Furniture

'Mad Max' Gets Recreated With Go-Karts and Paintball in Insane 4K Video

Mad Max just got crazier.<p>Despite the grand, unrelenting scale of the original, YouTube action filmmaker Devin Graham has managed to condense the same intensity of the massive car chase that is <i>Mad Max: Fury Road</i> into several go-karts and a pickup truck. As well as replacing explosive firearms with …