If, like me, you have ever lived in a small apartment, you know that there is no good place to put furniture that you need sometimes but not all the time (like extra chairs). Therefore, Orla Reynolds is my new hero. Her furniture emerges "as if from nowhere" -- her bookshelves hide a table and four extra chairs.
Although Apple seems to want to forget all about that sad, dark time when their logo featured all the colors of the rainbow, this iPhone mod - really an aluminium back plate - will bring those memories rushing back. You can swap out the plate simply by unscrewing the two small screws at the bottom of your phone and a four bucks more gets you a glowing, translucent rainbow logo.
Tim De Chant at Per Square Mile has noted that rich urban areas have way, way more trees than poor areas in the same city. In fact, the difference is so stark that income inequality can be seen from space. The satellite images above are low-income West Oakland and high-income Piedmont, and I probably don't have to tell you which is which.
James Nares has been on our design radar for quite some time as his paintings have been featured in some of our favourite publications, including Elle Decor and Lonny Mag. If you haven't had the chance to parooze the work of Mr. Nares, we suggest you do yourself a favour and check it out.
Originally from London England he now resides and works in New York City.
Herbst Architects designed this organic beach house, not far from Auckland, New Zealand.
This waterfront property by Lake Tahoe, covering a half acre and 807m2, is on the market for $43 million. The Lake house is designed by San Francisco-based Mark Dziewulksi and consists of concrete, glass and steel: 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a 6 level glass staircase, a glass elevator, and a private pier.
A designer, Max Lamb, decided to return to his favourite beach on the south coast of Cornwall, UK, to make stools utilizing a primitive form of sand-casting. A childhood spent building sandcastles inspired Lamb to design stools by pouring molten pewter into a sand mould and hand sculpt it into the beach.