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FORM/Kouichi Kimura Architects completed the development of the Scape House, a modern family residence in Shiga, Japan. The hillside location of the project and lake views from certain vantage points dictated a design opened towards the landscape. However, the owners’ brief requested a high level of privacy. The “compromise” was to build a home with key-placed window openings: “In this project, versatile spaces that incorporate light and scenery were intended by the wind

Lume is an innovative resizable kettle that can boil water much faster than any other appliance. The unique modular design allows you to resize it and repair it easily when it falters. The intuitive design features three times as many heating elements and is customizable. Love the design, now watch the video. Designer: Daniel Allcock - Yanko Design Timeless Designs - Explore wonderful concepts from around the world! Shop CKIE - We are more than just concepts. See what's hot at the CKIE stor

You need not be at all places at one time, trying to capture the best angle for a photo op. SPLIT is the camera that you require, its handy, resourceful and makes sure you don’t miss any precious moments. Featuring a tripod and projection capabilities, this is the future of camera! Designer: Fiona Lesecq - Yanko Design Timeless Designs - Explore wonderful concepts from around the world! Shop CKIE - We are more than just concepts. See what's hot at the CKIE store by Yanko Design!

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For those of you who ever doubted the power of modern architecture, it can re-frame your desires and teach you about the importance of simplicity. This astonishing courtyard house in Scottsdale, Arizona, proves that a clean, functional design can support an inspiring effect on the interior and exterior atmosphere. Designed by Wendell Burnette Architects, the captivating desert courtyard house constructed from soil excavated from the site will stay with you as a reminder of the beauty that can b

Klopf Architecture redesigned a well preserved Eichler House in Mountain View, California. The brief for the Eichler Great Room Remodel project requested a brighter and more open space that would respond to the socializing needs of a family with small children: “What was once a disjointed set of rooms were all combined into one large great room, complete with a new kitchen. The open, modern design space admits light and openness to nature and allows this family to live together in comfort

Newie does what every good dog does. Fetching the newspaper. But Newie does it better. It doesn’t drool all over the front page! So for you guys who like the idea of having your very own canine paper-boy without the extra frills of drool and fur-allergies, Newie is easily your best bet. This doggie inspired newspaper stand also has a dedicated space to store magazines. Let’s see your mutt do that! Designer: Shreya Sood Author: Sarang Sheth - Yanko Design Timeless Designs - Explo

The Twoface is like the Panton Chair’s sexy cousin. With it’s sleek frame and the hypnotic dual-layered fabric mesh, you can’t deny that it looks nothing short of mesmerising! Valentine’s Day is coming up. I’ll take two of these chairs, please! Designer: Christoph Massak Author: Sarang Sheth - Yanko Design Timeless Designs - Explore wonderful concepts from around the world! Shop CKIE - We are more than just concepts. See what's hot at the CKIE store by Yanko

Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects have designed a weekend retreat for a single father that looks out over Mecox Bay in Water Mill, New York. continue reading

This incredible distressed wood floor has a secret. It's not really wood. It's wood looking tile. Introducing Blendart - the new porcelain tile collection by Ceramica Sant'Agostino. The gnarled wood effect is magnificent alone but then they've added the painted effect, which is really the icing on the cake. Come on, how many of you thought this was real wood? No more worrying about scratches on the wood floor from the dog's nails to moving furniture. Kitchen sprung a leak? No worries, this wo

A modern sink drain design does not have to be boring! Witness the Scarabeo horizontal drain that cuts through the entire length of the basin. Just when you thought there was nothing left that would amaze you in the bathroom sink world! Introduced in the new sink series Mizu, the innovative drain is not camouflaged as in most today's sinks but instead, it's made into an object of attention, adding an intriguing aesthetic with its graphic straight line design. Designed by Emo Design, the Mizu

Villa Moos by Lake Constance (Bodensee) at the northern foot of the Alps draws our attention with its building-block appearance and foreboding façade.   And yet, surprisingly, with these almost semi-brutalist intentions, the look of heaviness does not follow.   Instead, there’s a delightful mood of lightness, almost of semi-permanence. It seems as if the entire structure could be a fold-up affair made of exceptionally strong origami paper or very light sheets of card b

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