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The Waterphone: An Unorthodox Musical Instrument

2 months agoLifestyle / House & Home : Dornob

Movie directors (and whales) just love the Waterphone. It’s an eerie, surreal-sounding instrument unlike any other, and it looks pretty unusual too. Musician and craftsman Richard Waters invented the instrument in the late 1960s, and after he passed away in 2013, his friend Brooks Hubbard, a welder and fellow musician, took over the manufacturing operation […]

Forest City: A Lush New Car-Free Island Metropolis in Malaysia

2 months agoLifestyle / House & Home : Dornob

What would a sustainable mega-city look like if it were to be built from the ground up using all modern construction methods, materials, and technologies? In the West, we haven’t had an opportunity to find that out yet, since the most desirable land has already been developed and tearing it down to start over just […]

Giant Concrete Feet Installed in Abandoned Berlin Bank

2 months agoLifestyle / House & Home : Dornob

Earlier this year, Spanish artist Mario Mankey installed two huge concrete feet in an abandoned bank in Berlin. The sculpture forms part of a collective exhibition by over 160 artists, who were all invited to make their respective marks on the disused building. The project, entitled “The Haus,” was conceived of as an initiative to […]

Siesta4: The Durable All-Weather Heat and Light-Blocking Tent

2 months agoLifestyle / House & Home : Dornob

People who camp are fully aware of the highs and lows of sleeping (and living) outdoors. For every spectacular sunset you marvel at from the campfire, there’s an early sunrise that shines straight through your tent and wakes you up. Then there’s the temperature issue — any seasoned camper will tell you how stuffy it […]

Shell-Like Roof System Used to Combat Water Shortages in Iran

2 months agoLifestyle / House & Home : Dornob

Iranian architecture studio BMDesign has recently come up with an innovative solution to its home country’s water crisis. Iran’s arid desert climate means that water can be scarce at times, and with the effects of climate change becoming more evident each and every year, it’s more important than ever that sustainable forms of water and […]

Futuristic Desert Spa Resort in Dubai

2 months agoLifestyle / House & Home : Dornob

About the Resort The Serene Desert Villa Spa Retreat is a newly-designed, 30,000 square-foot resort situated just 45 minutes away from the luxurious city of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Designed by an innovative team of passionate architects, the resort is a beautiful piece of modern architecture, constructed with function in mind yet styled immaculately. Described as […]

Tadao Ando Encases Giant Buddha in Lavender Mound

2 months agoLifestyle / House & Home : Dornob

Japanese architect Tadao Ando has encircled a giant 44-foot stone statue of Buddha in a large, landscaped mound covered with lavender in the Makomanai Takino Cemetery in Sapporo, a city in northern Japan. This project was actually completed two years ago in 2015, but photographs and videos of it have only recently been released to […]

Would You Wear This Noise-Cancelling Helmet at the Office for Private Calls?

2 months agoLifestyle / House & Home : Dornob

Chatty co-workers, ringing phones, shrieking children, traffic, and construction noise — all of these distractions can really hamper your productivity when you’re trying to work, especially if you tend to have trouble focusing. Telling people you need some peace and quiet doesn’t always cut it, and even the best of noise-cancelling headphones won’t keep your […]

The Jean Ring: How a Simple Design Became a Long-Lived Classic

2 months agoLifestyle / House & Home : Dornob

Sometimes, simple is best. Take the Jean Ring, for instance: it’s a twist of metal. That’s it. Nonetheless, it has also notched up more than 3 million sales since its debut in 1975. The solid brass twist securely holds your keys on one side and clips onto the belt loop of your jeans or pants […]

Intricate Framework of Zaha Hadid’s Airport Terminal Taking Shape in Beijing

2 months agoLifestyle / House & Home : Dornob

Set to become the world’s largest aviation hub, the new terminal building at Beijing Daxing International Airport by Zaha Hadid Architects is quickly taking shape in China, showing off an intricate skeleton reminiscent of decorative knotwork or lace. The design features five “limbs” that spread out from a central core, each one representing a key […]

Frank Gehry’s LUMA Complex Underway in France

2 months agoLifestyle / House & Home : Dornob

The site of a former rail depot in the French city of Arles has been given a new lease of life thanks to an ambitious redevelopment project that involves a number of interesting figures, including starchitect Frank Gehry. The new LUMA Arles complex will house an art center, research lab, and atelier in hopes of […]

Victorian Remix: London Home Extended with a Glass Box and Basement Pool

2 months agoLifestyle / House & Home : Dornob

Many of London’s streets are still lined with Victorian-era “terrace houses,” which we usually refer to as “townhouses” on this side of the Atlantic. First built using sturdy brick after the Great Fire of London, these homes remained popular for centuries afterward, housing workers in industrial districts well into the 19th century. The larger and […]

SPIRITUS: Innovative Activewear for Fresher Workouts

2 months agoLifestyle / House & Home : Dornob

What is SPIRITUS? SPIRITUS is a collection of technologically-advanced activewear that stays dry, reduces muscle soreness, boosts energy levels, and counteracts unpleasant body odors so you can stay fresh even after the most strenuous of workouts. Show More Summary

Graduate Designs System that Allows People to Cycle Up Buildings

2 months agoLifestyle / House & Home : Dornob

A graduate from the Innovation Design Engineering masters program at London’s Royal College of Art has recently designed a bicycle that allows users to vertically scale buildings. Elena Larriba, a Spanish architect and designer based in London, created “Vycle” to promote “urban vertical movement.” She came up with the concept based on some of the […]

Modern Greece: Summer Villa in Corfu Updates Ancient Style with Minimalist Flair

2 months agoLifestyle / House & Home : Dornob

What makes the architectural vernacular of Greece so unique and evocative? All of those curving corners, whitewashed surfaces, and vivid blue floors give its islands a dreamy vibe that’s perfectly offset by the glittering seas around them. Of course, there’s a practical reason for all that white pigment, too: reflecting the harsh sunlight to keep […]

Hate Plastic Waste? Try These Clever Straw Alternatives

2 months agoLifestyle / House & Home : Dornob

By now, everyone knows that plastic waste is a major environmental problem around the world. Most plastic isn’t biodegradable, and it’s subsequently been clogging landfills and polluting the oceans, killing off slews of marine life in the process. To top it off, there’s the issue of the chemical pollution that’s produced during the manufacturing of […]

ThyssenKrupp Announce Horizontal Elevator

2 months agoLifestyle / House & Home : Dornob

The king of the elevator, German lift manufacturer ThyssenKrupp, has announced the launch of an innovative new elevator that moves horizontally as well as vertically. The elevator, called “Multi,” does not employ the use of ropes like its traditional counterparts, but instead uses a system of tracks and brakes that are run in a loop […]

MudWatt Makes Clean Energy from Mud

2 months agoLifestyle / House & Home : Dornob

Childhood friends Keegan Cooke and Kevin Rand grew up with a shared love of science and experiments. As adults, they went their separate ways — Cooke worked in the fields of laser physics, genetics, and microbial fuel technology, while Rand tested rocket propulsion systems, worked in product design, and earned his master’s in mechanical engineering […]

Nuclei: Surreal Wall-Mounted Lamps

2 months agoLifestyle / House & Home : Dornob

Lighting can come in many forms, and it’s not always the light being emitted that takes center stage. In fact, it’s often the fixture itself that attracts the most attention. Feature lighting can become a major focal point in sitting rooms and dining rooms, and the new “Nuclei” series of wall-mounted lamps does exactly that. […]

Extreme Caffeine: This Brutalist Espresso Maker is Made of Concrete

2 months agoLifestyle / House & Home : Dornob

Whether you love it or hate it, you’re bound to have a strong opinion about Brutalist architecture. Admirers of this polarizing style love its dramatic, monumental qualities, which can lend it the dystopian feeling of structures torn straight out of the pages of speculative fiction. It’s intentionally chunky, clunky, and pixelated, typically using the heft […]

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