Archive for the ‘Home’ Category

H+…A House with Benefits

September 23, 2009
Bioscleave House

Bioscleave House

Want to live longer, maybe even forever? Artists, poets, and architects Arakawa and Madeline Gins along with their Transhumanist colleagues believe a rough and challenging terrain inside the home is key to making this possible. According to their philosophy, living in a colorful and mountainous home like the Bioscleave House (aka Lifespan Expanding Villa) in East Hampton, NY, disturbs inhabitants’ equilibriums enough to power their immune systems and fight the effects of aging (aka death).

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Around Again

March 25, 2009

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Rodney Allen Trice creates witty items for the home from discarded objects he finds at the curb and in dumpsters. Trice doesn’t see what he does as recycling, preferring to use the term refitting instead. His Brooklyn studio resembles a parking lot for things awaiting their next chance at a new life.

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Edith Wharton’s Estate: No Longer Troubled By Foreclosure

March 22, 2009

Behold The Mount! Edith Wharton designed this estate and gardens overlooking Laurel Lake in Lenox, MA for herself; it was completed in the fall of 1902. Wharton, renowned for her often frustrating Victorian novels and novellas was also highly informed about architecture, interior design and landscape design. In addition to her works of fiction, she authored several books about design and travel, including The Decoration of Houses in 1897, which she co-authored with Ogden Codman, Jr.

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Disguises by Design

March 20, 2009

Today I thought a lot about privacy. It was just one of those days in NYC when you get tired of trying to pay attention to everything going on around you, just to make it through the day. When I found OOOMS City Hideout, I really understood why someone might need such a mobile human-locker. I can’t say that I would want to carry it around all day, but it makes sense to have this kind of urban camouflage. It also seems like something Superman could benefit from, especially today, as phone booths are far more scarce.

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A Tornado of High Heels

March 20, 2009

Shoe WheelI’m completely intrigued by the shoe wheel from Rakku. However, doesn’t it look like the most impractical storage device of all time? Sure it saves room but it looks like a pain to get shoes in and out. Plus, it looks like a box fan that sucked up a bunch of high heels. I think the only reason it looks slightly appealing is because of that perfect rainbow of pumps.

A Moveable Home

March 10, 2009

 

Giles Miller's Grandfather-C and Wardrobe-C, both 2007

Giles Miller's Grandfather-C and Wardrobe-C, both 2007

For world travelers and furniture-commitment-phobes alike, modular meubles are highly desirable. Whether it’s the dreaded seven-letter word (economy), ecological awareness, or in an interest of being on the go, it seems modular madness is on the rise. Giles Miller has created a line of products that meet the needs of such transients. His creations live somewhere between post-modern masterpieces like Kuramata’s How High The Moon armchair and packing supplies or sculpture, delicately poised and fairly inexpensive.

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