Archive for the ‘Stuff we like’ Category

Apr
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Kinetic Furniture 2

Some of these are pretty cool. Love the thought process and ingenuity that people have with some of these designs. Really cool table at the 55 second mark.

Source: Ask4Solutions

Apr
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The Pallet Cabin

Solabode is “a company dedicated to the development and promotion of experimental building design for human occupation and use.” These guys are having fun trying out many different materials and ideas in shaping shelter. The video below shows them using wood pallets and other salvaged material to create a small, one-room cabin.

Building with Pallets from RKF on Vimeo.

Mar
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Paper Marbling

This is amazing and mesmerizing to watch. Artist Seyit Uygur creates beautiful papers using this interesting and intricate technique. The patterns and colors are gorgeous. Check it out!

Seyit UYGUR { Ebru Artist } from Oguz Uygur on Vimeo.

Film by Oguz Uygur

Mar
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Electrified Wood

This cool experiment by artist Melanie Hoff shows what a little electricity can do to plywood. Well, maybe not a little -how about 15,000 volts. It’s mesmerizing to watch and interesting that the path of the electricity creates root-like burns. I can certainly see this as an accent wall piece in a project!

15,000 Volts from Melanie Hoff on Vimeo.

Feb
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The Home Office of the Future

I wish I had something like this… wait, I do! It is fun to look back and see what was anticipated in our future. Not unlike Captain Kirk’s tricorder which evolved into our cell phones, the ‘office of tomorrow’ had some good guesses.

Feb
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Snowy Morning

Thought I would share a walk to my office after a beautiful snowfall overnight.

Snowy Morning from michael huber architects on Vimeo.

Feb
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The Hidden Drawer

Kudos to local craftsman Brian Grabski for creating this fun mechanism that opens a hidden drawer. I love this kind of stuff! This whole video was shot with an iPhone to get into the tight spaces. See more of Brian’s work at Designed & Made Custom Woodworking.

Dresser w/ Hidden Drawer from Brian Grabski on Vimeo.

Jan
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The ABC’s of Architects

Ombuarchitecture put together this video (alphabetically) of well-known architects and a signature building project. I was disappointed that I was not listed under ‘H’…. Maybe next year!

The ABC of Architects from fedelpeye on Vimeo.

Nov
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1950’s – Googie Architecture

Fascinating video reminiscing on the space age impact on architecture. 1950’s California diners led the way. Googie Architecture is the term coined for this ‘Futurism through Modernism’ movement. Take a look!


Source: ArchDaily

Oct
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A real 3D Theater

‘Dynarchitecture'(dynamic architecture) – yes, I just made that up – is the mix of technology and architecture that allows a space to be transformed by the push of a button. This theater was created for the 2012 Yeosu EXPO in Korea by the Hyundai Motor Group. The walls are built with moving cubes that truly become the theater’s main performance.

2012 Yeosu EXPO HYUNDAI MOTOR GROUP – Hyper-Matrix from Yang sookyun on Vimeo.

Sep
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More then Folding Paper

I thought I was good at Origami…  Meet Matthew Shlian, Paper Engineer.  Art and science combine in his study of shape and systems that are transformed from 2D into 3D.  Shlian teaches at the University of Michigan and works independantly as an artist and provides package design advice for large corporate clients. Amazing to see the ease at which he creates these beautiful textures.

Sep
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‘Shopping’ for Furniture?

Ha!  I love looking at innovative furniture. Ran across these unique pieces and thought I would do a quick post to share.

Red cart by Ramon Coronado – other by Mike Bouchet