Ralf Gjergo

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13 Creative Ways to Decorate with Maps

1 of 15<p>Worldly Window Treatment<p>Rack up style points with map-adorned roller shades. Made from a vintage map of Australia, this creative window …

Home Decorating

With CodinGame, Learning To Code Becomes A Game

French startup CodinGame just raised $1.6 million from Isai for its innovative code learning platform. As the name suggests, CodinGame is all about games — not game development, not gamification, just plain games. The logic behind each exercise is tied to an actual game so that you get visual …

Architect's future 'Vegetal Cities' merge nature with the man-made (Video)

With its broad strokes of thinking and long-term implementation, urban planning isn't the most exciting thing. But planning our cities in a more …

Can Regenerative Design Save the Planet?

A Vancouver building illustrates how architecture can make an active, positive contribution to the environment.<p>It’s probably too harsh to say that green building has jumped the shark, but triple-glazed glass, natural ventilation, and low off-gassing carpeting are no longer news. In a sense, green …

Sustainability

Gorgeously Surreal Sculptures Intricately Fuse Animals with Nature

Artist Ellen Jewett fuses plants, animals, and man-made devices to create fantastical portraits of animals. These hand-crafted hybrids, which she refers to as “natural history surrealist sculpture,” mimic the bodies of the creatures, but they deviate from the norm in usual ways. A rabbit's fur is …

Art