I am back at the Floating Farmhouse with team CreativeMornings to plan for the new year. Small team off-sites are magical in this place! Tom Givone, the owner, has a beautiful aesthetic. He adds, by taking away. My minimalist heart rejoices.
Last week I was invited to a friend’s house and this is the mosaic that greeted me at the entryway. What a stunning statement right at the entrance of a home! The masterpiece is by Sarah Donato. I learned from the owner Jules that they were inspired by Nick Misani’s work.
Now I am dreaming of one day renovating a home and being able to hire Sarah to make me a custom mosaic. One day! One day!
Ingrid asked “Would you like to live in a polka-dotted house?” YES is my answer! YES! YES! YES!
Swiss Pavilion invites you to explore bland rental homes as if you’re Alice in Wonderland. I would love to see this in person.
Visitors at the Des Moines Art Center are invited to crawl and slide inside this massive suspended tape structure. I would love to experience this!
The first episode in a new documentary series reveals an extensive conversation between the Italian architect and Luis Fernández-Galiano
The Tianjin Binhai Library, a 33,700m2 cultural centre, features a luminous spherical auditorium around which floor-to-ceiling bookcases cascade. The undulating bookshelf is the building’s main spatial device and is used both to frame the space and to create stairs, seating, the layered ceiling and even louvres on the façade. A stunning project by MVRDV. Mind blown! I want to see this IRL! I love architecture!
This gigantic purple balloon is in fact an inflatable concert hall, currently set up in Tokyo. Absolutely breathtaking.
This Back Country House by David Maurice took my breath away. Absolutely stunning.
These playful architecture photos put the biggest smile on my face.
The Stampville rubber stamp set has what it takes to make your little ones feel like budding architects. Definitely marking this one as a fun birthday gift.
Any architect will tell you that, structurally, a triangle is the strongest geometric shape. Architect Kengo Kuma has taken this wisdom and rendered it into a playful and interactive building set. I’d love to play with these.
Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk doesn’t stop. Check out these glass tiles with solar energy gathering powers he just introduced. Say goodbye to awkward solar power panels and say hello to Tesla’s Tuscan Glass Tiles.
New life goal: Office slide that takes you outside and not just one floor down, like we’ve seen in so many startup offices.
Duffy London brings you a shelter kit that can be assembled from flat-packed very quickly, providing housing for disasters, first-aid, exploration and glamping.
Next time I fly into JFK I hope to spot this large-scale typography at the restored Rockaway Beach boardwalk in Queens, New York. The installation spells out the name of the beach in letters that are each 100 to 150 feet wide and almost 50 feet tall, and together span nearly a mile. Design by the mighty Paula Scher/Pentagram.
Thomas Heatherwick has unveiled plans for an engaging public landmark that will form the centerpiece of New York’s Hudson Yards Development: A “Building” Made of Staircases. Wonderful!