The Sand hotel at the Weymouth beach, UK. One night only 10 pounds. If rain?! It is available until it's rained away and offers both a twin and double bedroom and provides an unparalleled British seaside experience. Built by sand sculptor Mark Anderson. To make a reservation to stay in the Sand Hotel, call LateRooms' sand hotel booking hotline, quoting "Under the Stars" on 020 7841 6682, rooms are available on a first come first served basis - book before the tide comes in. Fun! Check out see more pics.
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An exhibition called Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling is holding in the Museum of Modern Art. This exhibition has invited five architects to each build a house on a vacant New York. One of houses by Massachusetts Institute of Technology associate professor Larry Sass. This project was called Instant House and attempted to "harness the speed and precision of laser cutters to fabricate simple shelters quickly and inexpensively". The design features grooves and notches so that the laser cut plywood panels can interlock without any traditional fasteners. The first prototype was assembled by five students who were equipped with only rubber mallets. Amazingly they were able to fully assemble the entire house in just two days. It's estimated that in large scale production the houses would only cost about $40 000.
The Mobile Performance Venue(MPV) is completely mobile, unlike the traditional performance venue, thank its inflatable modules and collapsible design. It is a 90 x 60 metres dynamic oval structure capable of holding 3500 people in a central performance space of 2000 sq m. The venue can also range from 10m to 17m tall. MPV consists of the central performance chamber separate from an outer circle which hosts backstage and green rooms, office space, cloakrooms and toilet facilities. The outer MPV constructed from hexagonal inflatable module which is 100% recyclable. Optional mesh or solid pvc covers. The entire project can be transported in 30 standard 40 ft containers (or 20 without the optional roof). The structure will require 2 weeks for assembly and one week for disassembly. Designed by norway's various architects.
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Bring a dazzling LED showering experience to your bathromm. The RIO LED light shower(GBP 2,500; about $5,000) from corsswater. It is a very cool shower head providing a spectrum of stunning colour effects with 96 LED lights programmable by a key pad. Its 96 LED lights created by red, blue and green three colors. The low consumption LED lamps create a column of water an dlight with a diameter of 400mm working perfectly with 3 bar pressure.Cool!
Suspended in a bubble block of Baccarat crystal and powered by temperature change, Jaeger LeCoultre's Atmos 561 mechanical clock has been designed by Marc Newson. The Atmos 561 clocks don't need to be wound up. they get all the energy to run from small temperature changes in the encapsulated environment, and can run for years without human intervention. Its power source is a hermetically sealed capsule containing a mixture of gas and liquid ethyl chloride, which expands into an expansion chamber as the temperature rises, compressing a spiral spring; with a fall in temperature the gas condenses and the spring slackens. This motion constantly winds the mainspring. A variation in temperature of only one degree in the range between 15 and 30 degrees Celsius is sufficient for two days' operation. Cool!!
A very cool chair! The Tour de France Logunge Chair($940) handcrafted from both recycled and new bicycle pieces. Playfully sparked with armrests made of tires that glow in the dark, the Tour de France lounge chair also features bright red grips on its handlebar base and a mischievous horn within heel reach.
A door's key is designed to like the key of the car. This unique door has an unusual, rubbery finish. The doorknob has been replaced by a sensor, while a remote-control device replaces the traditional key. The mailbox is built in, while a retractable guillotine at the base eliminates any gap to ensure maximum sound insulation. Designed by N¨® Design, São Paulo.
We just reported the Potterybarn Daily System. The Potterybarn's new Whiteboard with iPod speaker($140) is a old tool with the modern iPod, good design, I like this. It is also one of the Potterybarn'd daily system. It perfected for your home. This whiteboard functions as an iPod speaker as and when required thanks to a pair of embedded speakers!
If would you consider this machine? The Apple Peeler-Corer($28). There's nothing better or faster for peeling, slicing and coring apples than this old-fashioned tool. It's great for peeling pears and potatoes, too. The tool is made of sturdy, enameled cast steel with a stainless-steel shaft and prong.
The Huggy Armchair by Brit Leissler, Lagostudio. It is a seat, and a bed. A mattress wrapped like the wafer of an ice-cream cone inserted inside a small cylindrical wooden base. This is the inviting and practical Huggy armchair. The hold of the base ring grips the lower part of the mattress, holding it together and creating a wrap-around seat with soft arms. By unscrewing the base, the mattress is automatically unrolled and when required becomes a comfortable emergency bed for guests; when the base is turned upside-down it becomes a useful night table...
This is an amazing custom handmade bearskin rug($1,000), made from fake fur in the color of your choice. See the pics, I like its head. It is 5'6" x 6'6", you also can choose the colors:black, white, brown, tan, lt pink, lt blue, hot pink; and white, brown, black color claws. Check out see more pics.
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The Darlings Bench by Tiina Hakala. Darlings bench is designed especially against Scandinavian melancholy and shyness and is made from two old chairs I found soon after I moved to England. This bench is very special for me, it tells its own story, reflects memories and is quite handy in parties¡
You can fall sleep in anywhere and anytime, the Fabrica Design designed these fall sleep products for the Japanese 'Mogu' Company. The ARM PILLOW, let you fall asleep on your arms. The PILLOW BOOK, is a soft bookcover, let you fall asleep while you reading. The PILLOW HAT, let you fall asleep anywhere, anytime. And a PILLOW HAND, let you fall asleep in a hand. So cute designs.
We have seen the Air Shadow Ceiling Fan products. The FANAWAY can retract the fan blades when the fan is switched off. This design allows the transformation from a slim and modern light pendant to a ceiling fan with blade spans similar to conventional ceiling fans. FANAWAY is currently produced by Beacon Lighting.
FANAWAY is a retracting blade ceiling fan. When switched off the fan blades automatically retract and conceal, visually transforming the unit into a slim, modern light pendant. Turning on the fan creates a centrifugal force which deploys the blades to circulate air within a room.
Burn your money today! Pretend you have money to burn by lighting your fire with a fake roll of $100's. When you use these Money to Burn Fire Starterss($13/6 money roll), you had better let somebody see it! It can also light your fine hand-rolled Cuban cigar, Cool!