Julian Sterz’s takes arguably the most recognisable expression of design, a chair, and experiments with it – how much form and functionality can you take away before it ceases to be a chair?
I have an idea. You take any chair, with four legs and saw it into four equally-sized pieces. The resulting 1/4-chairparts will be added to four place-keeper-chairs lack the corresponding piece. The resulting new four complete chairs enrich themselves of the value and design of the original chair which has undergone some kind of cell division.
(via Design Milk)
Beautiful geometric sand patterns by artist Tony Plant who spends hours on the coastline using a rake to form lines and circles in the sand. The geometric designs do not last long, very quickly getting washed away by the waves or walked across by surfers and beach-goers
I just think of them as non-precious things. Some people get confused about why I do it, when there’s nothing left after the tide has washed everything away, but I just see it as a new blank canvas for me to work with.
(via My Modern Met)
Artist Shuchun Hsiao took his Google Maps experience a bit further and came up with Google Birdhouse, a “modern” way to accommodate birds in urban spaces. The developer wishes for the iconic symbol to soon become a navigating landmark for the flying birds.
Nestled above the picturesque village of Les Cerniers, the Whitepod site comprises of fifteen 40 sq.m. geodesic tents, with fantastic view of Lake Geneva.
The cozy tents are furnished carefully with unique and antique objects from the region, soft carpet and large comfortable beds. The Scandinavian designed bathrooms are directly linked with warmed spring water. Wood stoves and good insulation guarantee a very high comfort and warmth atmosphere all day and night long. A pod is a geodesic structure anchored on wooden platforms, and naturally isolated from the cold and the snow.
All pods are equipped with wood-burning stoves, organic luxury bedding and full services bathrooms. At the center of the 15 pods, stands a charming early 1800s wooden chalet where guests meet for breakfast in the morning or gather in the evening around its central fireplace for evening drinks and socializing.
(via This is Paper)
Sports fields from photographer Philipp Lohöfener.
The Second Object, designed by Jorge Diego Etienne in collaboration with Savvy Studio for Casa Bosques, is a mug that continues to work with the ideals of the brand by amplifying the rituals suggested by nature.
Winter is a time for reflection. The cold weather evokes introspection, which translates into a need for mental and physical proximity. The Second Object is a personal item that’s kept close to its user during this process of contemplation.
The Second Object is inspired by the traditional Japanese lacquered cup. The ceramic container is made for hot liquids and is held by a wooden cup that helps disperse heat. The ceramic is in the same form as the pot from the First Object, but with the sculpted wooden cup design, it eliminates the need for a handle, creating an even more intimate experience with the smells, climate, and sensations of the season.