Category: Photo & Design

staying home with kids: sesame workshop offers free resources including 110 sesame street ebooks

sesame workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind sesame street, is offering a broad variety of free resources to help children and their parents during the coronavirus pandemic. called caring for each other, the initiative marks the beginning of a commitment to support families during the duration of the crisis. the available content features the sesame […]

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eastern spirit garage customs yamaha XS650 into black and gold bobber

polish custom shop eastern spirit garage has transformed a 1980s yamaha XS650 motorcycle into an openwork bobber. the original was a special edition bike which appeared more like a chopper than the workshop’s traditional base models – café racers. the longer wheel base provided a new challenge, with the result unifying an impression of elegance […]

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o’donnellbrown develops prototype for outdoor community classroom in glasgow

glasgow-based practice o’donnellbrown has designed and built a prototype for a 24 sqm outdoor community classroom that offers an adaptable, demountable learning environment for schools and community groups. the project comprises an accessible, simple kit of parts, including a timber skeletal frame and plywood modules that may provide seating, shelving, worktops or even presentation surfaces. […]

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fumiko takahama designs ‘giant house’ in ōiso with a transparent roof canopy

+ft+, an architecture firm led by fumiko takahama, has completed a house in a residential area of ōiso, a town located in japan’s kanagawa prefecture. located near the coast, ‘giant house in oiso’ has been designed for a young couple who asked the architect for ‘one big space except for a small bedroom’. the focal […]

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switch on: cleveland cyclewerks falcon electric café racer motorcycle

designed and made in the US state of ohio, cleveland cyclewerks reveals the falcon electric motorcycle that pairs emission-free range in a fun, new package. the design depicts two angular, bench-seated café racer models: the falcon 01 and falcon BLK. both e-bikes are said to be capable of over the air updates to improve longevity. […]

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virtual reality (VR) technology in the fight against COVID-19 at george washington university hospital

the george washington hospital in washing D.C. is using innovative virtual reality technology to assess its first COVID-19 patient. co-developed by GWU thoracic surgical chief keith mortman and surgical theater — a well-known developer of VR imagining software — the video takes us inside a coronavirus-damaged lung. the GW hospital is using virtual reality (VR) […]

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studio velocity tops wooden office in japan with curved inhabitable roof

studio velocity has topped sannouno office in okazaki city, aichi prefecture, japan, with a large, curved, inhabitable roof. the building comprises a wood construction, while it incorporates two levels: workspace areas punctuated by small exterior terraces on the ground floor; and a small communal kitchen and dining area on the upper floor, which opens up […]

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ching ke lin weaves bamboo strips to represent the tradition of fireworks in taiwan

as part of the zhuangwei dune land art festival in yilan, taiwan, artist ching ke lin presents his ‘firework’ installation that aims to break the stereotype of bamboo landscape art. made with the help of local volunteers, the radial structures represent the burst of fireworks and firecrackers, which are common in taiwanese culture. all images […]

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suissas + silva turn flags into houses to urge the world to stay home to fight COVID-19

as of yesterday (march 26 2020) a quarter of the world’s population has now entered lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic according to reports from BBC news. with such a vast number of people staying indoors to prevent the spread of the virus, hugo suissas and tiago silva have decided to convert every national flag […]

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atelier satoshi takijiri creates arched interior for ‘joyo parc’ children’s space in japan

joyo parc by atelier satoshi takijiri architects is a facility for children with physical disabilities in joyo city, japan. the interior space comprises a series of arches in various sizes arranged in a grid, where, in combination with the thin curtains and soft natural light passing through, the space echoes the atmosphere of a forest. […]

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the radrunner plus is rad power’s new ebike-moped hybrid

rad power bikes has released the radrunner plus, a feature-rich version of the brand’s modular radrunner utility e-bike. called the radrunner plus, it blends the accessible utilitarian design of the original radrunner with an all-new collection of upgrades for riders craving a premium ebike experience. ‘the result is a head-turning electric utility bike that makes […]

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pedrali places indoor and outdoor collections around fairy tale-like casa 3000

although evoking an image of a fairy tale, casa 3000 – a solitary red house designed by rebelo de andrade amongst the cork oaks and umbrella pines of the alentejo region in portugal – is brought to life by pedrali‘s new furniture collections. called pedrali tales, the italian brand’s indoor and outdoor pieces are dotted […]

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chiu chih’s survival kit for the ever-changing planet calls attention to the state of mother earth

in recent weeks, designers have put their skills to use in response to the coronavirus pandemic, from 3D-printing ventilator valves, proposing new hospitals and sharing their thoughts within the context of the ongoing pandemic. as we search for solutions in the face of a global coronavirus crisis, we recall this project from 2013 — chiu […]

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‘whiteout’ is a simplified DJ console inspired by japanese zen gardens

for their graduation project, industrial design students byounghoon woo and suhyun bang propose a new aesthetic for DJ equipment. stepping away from the typically complex decks, which feature an overwhelming number of buttons, knobs and faders, ‘whiteout’ is a simple and intuitive console inspired by the rippled patterns of sand in traditional zen gardens.  all images […]

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natalia bazaiou encases nature in glass as central element in greek apartment

the architect natalia bazaiou renovated a late ‘70’s apartment, located in a suburb of athens, greece. the residence was originally dark and arranged into small spaces, but after a family of four moved in, the architect remodeled the interiors to meet the family’s modern yet playful needs. the transformed living area includes open green spaces […]

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NOMAL builds a family home in korea that can be split into two for visiting guests

proving that architecture doesn’t have to be a fixed entity, korean design studio NOMAL has created a single family house on jeju island that can be divided into two separate residences. the project ‘summmoru’ was commissioned by a private client who’s main requirement was for a home that could be transformed to accommodate her visiting sister. […]

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lehmann maupin presents virtual exhibition of new works by nari ward + robin rhode

digital exhibition tour: lehmann maupin presents ‘power wall’, the first double exhibition of work by artists nari ward and robin rhode. this special exhibition launches on the gallery’s online viewing room and opens at the gallery’s hong kong location on april 3. in light of the unprecedented moment we are living in, lehmann maupin has […]

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INVICTO: brabus premieres blast-proof mercedes-benz G63 with 3D-printed armor

german high-performance automobile tuning company, brabus automotive unveils INVICTO – a series of armored vehicles based on 789hp mercedes-benz G-class. depending on the clients’ security needs, the military grade wagons come in three different options – PURE, MISSION and LUXURY. all images by brabus with an additional weight of 1000kg on top of the regular […]

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