XO-3 is a stunning touchscreen tablet device that has been scheduled to release on 2010 for the One Laptop Per Child project by Yves Behar. This innovative $75 tablet features an all plastic, extremely durable and semi-flexible body that eliminates the possibility of being cracked upon impact like the traditional glass screens. Like previous XO, the screen of XO-3 can also be optimized in both reflective and transmissive modes depending on indoor and outdoor lighting situations. To make it serv
Courtyard House by Hutchison & Maul Architecture by Mike / January 1, 2010 Via @ArchDaily, a house near Seattle located on steep water-side site with exterior terraces and courtyards carved into the sloping hillside. More at Hutchison & Maul Architecture.
Barcelona studio H Arquitectes have completed an apartment block in Barcelona where shutters seem to disappear into the stone-clad facade. Called Housing 137, the building is clad in basalt stone while the shutters are covered in a material made of cement and wood fibres. Wooden recesses form terraces and balconies. More about H Arquitectes on Dezeen: School Gym 704 Casa 205 Here’s some more information from the architects: – SUMMARY The Urban Planning for ‘Plaça de l’E
Baby feeding on the move is a difficult, though important, task for parents, as the kids require a proper meal maintaining an accurate temperature. Providing a solution, designer Karim Rashid has come up with an innovative feeding bottle named “Iiamo Go” which can warm milk by using the re-hydration energy from dehydrated salt to the body temperature and that too without consuming electricity. Combining a portable throw-away organic heating cartridge containing water and salt, the Iiamo warms
© Juan de la Cruz Megías Spanish practice XPIRAL shared with us this nice urban residence in a very narrow site in Murcia, Spain. With a very tight budget, they decided to built a concrete structure house attached to the party walls that creates a central courtyard facing west to the neighbors. Photographs by Juan de la Cruz Megías & David Frutos floor plans © David Frutos
Oncuoglu Architecture designed the B199, a 74.500 m² mix-use development for Istanbul, Turkey. Inspired by the urban landscape of Istanbul, the project occupies the intersection of the Gultepe and Buyukdere, two districts with different urban patterns. The project is designed to act as a “bridge integrating the spatial discontinuity between two sides of the site.” More about the B199 after the break. Conceptually, the project is designed with a spatial and social fluidity in an effort to creat
The light is within it, yes within its body, oh so comfy and cozy that you can hardly make out its presence. The idea is to incorporate a minitype LED within the traditional AA or AAA battery sans fuss. This is because you may just want to use a mini flashlight at the drop of a hat or because “Lighting Battery” exists. Whatever the reason, it’s a swanky concept and designer Lu Yi presents a fantastic argument to support the case. May the light be with you….. Lu Yi says: The structure of the lig
Architect Max Pritchard has designed the Bridge House in Adelaide, Australia. Photography by Sam Noonan Bridge House by Max Pritchard Architect An idyllic site of winter creek, billabong, large river red gums, dense wattles and rocky banks called for a house that would “touch the earth lightly”. The solution, a narrow bridge like structure spanning the creek providing the experience of living amongst the trees in an almost untouched beautiful setting. Winter sun throug
Bringing a little luxury to the everyday, Italian company Fap Ceramiche has introduced its latest collection of modern wall tile for the kitchen and bathroom. As the line’s name suggests, Futura boasts a blend of tradition and innovation to deliver the latest looks. These contemporary diamond-cut wall tiles come in a trendy horizontal subway style measuring 15 by 56 cm, and feature a chic satin finish atop a range of cool colors to bring a fresh face to your space. Looking for an easy update?
E-book reading devices are not a great achievement nowadays, but how many of them can really give you the feeling of reading a traditional book? The innovative LIBRARY e-book reader concept effectively meets the issue with its mechanical rollers along with lively page flipping animation on the screen that gives readers the feel of flipping through pages with their thumbs. The multi-touch display allows the readers to underline the book’s content with their fingers and can make bookmarks with si
Adidas Sport Shoe by Porsche Design by Mike / January 1, 2010 Via @designboom, a new footwear collection for Adidas designed by Porsche Design inspired by water and snow.