Leena Kheir

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A Rocking Chair Reinvented for New Moms

Alegre Design decided to take a look at the everyday rocking chair and reinvent it to benefit new moms (and dads!). Mothers spend countless hours …

A Modern Handcrafted Chair with Stunning Details

The YC1 chair, part of the Yamanami collection, was designed by Tokyo-based Mikiya Kobayashi for Takumi Kohgei. The wooden structure, made from oak …

20 Things Every 20-Something Needs in Their First Home

<i>By MADELEINE LUCKEL</i><p><i>Photo: Courtesy of Emily Ratajkowski / @emrata</i><p>Your 20s can be hard. There's more than enough to worry about besides decorating your apartment. Dorm dwelling, after all, certainly doesn't prepare you to choose the right sized kilim rug--or better yet, chaise longue. So let the …

The 12 Best Places to Find Scandinavian Design

Sources to shop to satisfy your Scandi crush<p>It's no secret around here: We love the clean lines and natural material palette of Scandinavian design. To coincide with our feature on the meteoric rise of Scandinavian design in the U.S. and internationally, we're bringing you the 12 best sources of …

New Marble and Resin Coffee Table Captures the Soothing Beauty of a Blue Lagoon

LA Table is a conceptual design company that disregards the notions of what furniture should look like. Creator and designer of the company, Alexandre Chapelin, takes pride in creating artistic, effortlessly attractive pieces that are as distinctive as each of his clients. As part of his Lagoon …

Architizer

Wind Reactive Ink Alters Clothing Color Based on Contact with the Air

The air is made up of many different components that are products of our environment, including pollution, moisture, and more. London-based artist Lauren Bowker and her material exploration studio THE UNSEEN have developed a form of ink that's reactive to the different fluctuations in the wind as …

Stunning Spanish Home Built Around Transparent Rooftop Pool

When we think of a private home with a built-in pool, we don't usually picture it on the roof. But the <i>Jellyfish House</i>, located in Marbella on the Mediterranean coast of Spain, features just that. Wiel Arets Architects chose to cantilever the pool from here because neighboring buildings block its …

Architecture

Richly Textured Furniture Created by Fusing Aluminum and Natural Wood

Israel-based product designer Hilla Shamia blends clean, modern lines and aluminum with natural materials to create all kinds of incredibly unique pieces of furniture. Through innovative wood casting techniques, the artist has developed interesting ways to combine cast aluminum with wood so that …

Furniture

Powerful Self-Portraits Reveal Artist’s Descent Into Alzheimer’s Disease

In 1995, at the age of 61, American artist William Utermohlen was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. In response to the illness, the London-based artist immediately began to paint an ambitious series of self-portraits. From the time of his diagnosis to 2000, when he was admitted to a nursing home, …

Clever Wine Bottles Inspired by Mondrian and The Simpsons

The playful, minimalist wine bottle design project, <i>Wine, or maybe not?,</i> will bring a smile to your face. Inspired by the style of famous Dutch painter Pieter Mondrian, the collaborative project was developed by Russian artist Constantin Bolimond and Dmitry Patsukevich in 1987, the same year The …

Nocturnal Trail Through Illuminated Forest Becomes Magically Immersive Experience

Montreal-based studio Moment Factory has transformed Quebec's Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook into <i>Foresta Lumina</i>, an illuminated nocturnal trail through the enchanted forest. After nightfall from now until mid-October, visitors to the park are invited to take a magical stroll through the woods on an …

North America

Hot Spring Spa Features a Tent Structure for Private Relaxation

Vietnamese-based architects a21studio have put a new twist on the meaning of a tent. They created an airy, gabled hideaway and spa that sits above a hot spring and mineral resort near Nha Trang City. Appropriately called <i>The Tent</i>, the structure partially encloses the hot spring at the top of a rock …

Mother’s Heartwarming Portraits of Her Daughter with Down Syndrome

England-based photographer Sian Davey's photo series <i>Finding Alice</i> is a touching illustration of family life featuring her daughter Alice, who was born with Down syndrome. Through beautifully candid snapshots of Alice's daily life, Davey shows that, despite developing physically and mentally in a …

Siblings

Solitary Figures Wander Through Dreamlike Landscapes

Solitary figures wander through vast, dreamlike worlds in artist Kasia Derwinska‘s striking images. Derwinska, who is currently based in Spain, combines photography and digital manipulation to create surreal works of art that seem to act as metaphors for life, expressing themes like loneliness, …

Photography

Future Dad Poses for Hilarious Maternity Photos

This guy puts a hilarious spin on your typical maternity photographs. When Justin (Redditor DruishPrincess69) discovered that his wife Meghan didn't want to have any photos taken during her pregnancy, he decided that he still wanted to document the special time. So with a great sense of humor …

Stem Cells Regenerate Heart Muscle in New Study

Injections of human stem cells can replace dead heart tissue in monkeys, spurring the growth of muscle patches 10 times larger than ever before. The technique may one day help treat heart failure in humans.<p><b>On any given day, approximately 3000 Americans</b> have their names on a waiting list to receive …

Battle Ground: The CIPEA No. 4 House by AZL Architects - The Fox Is Black

Photos © Yao Li<p>A couple days ago Alex posted this great piece on the USJ campus de l’innovation et du sport, which to me looked like some kind of …

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

We're building a comprehensive, firm-wide resource for project specifications.<p>This is what great architecture looks like today.<p>Find the best brands for every architectural product and material.<p>The Silo is a unique example of adaptive reuse in Copenhagen.<p>These ceramic-clad buildings are works of art …

Architecture