Tag Archives: design

The Most Beautiful Train Stations in the World

26 Apr

Rossio Station in Lisbon, Portugal

Rossio Station in Lisbon, Portugal

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The 25 Most Beautiful Public Libraries in the World

17 Apr

Angelica Library, Rome, Italy

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First Day of Spring!

20 Mar

I was pleasantly surprised to discover this fun Google doodle by Marimekko today to celebrate the first day of spring. This Finnish company is known for its brightly-colored printed fabrics, used in garments and home furnishings. Here are a few more pictures:

Karkuteillä fabric

Karkuteillä fabric

Ryijy fabric

Ryijy fabric

Apila dress

Apila dress

Rairai fabric

Rairai fabric

All photos [Via Marimekko]

World’s Coolest Manholes!

6 Mar

Sometimes, the coolest art lies beneath our feet. Head on over to The Atlantic Cities for the complete slideshow.

Roof Top Lights

5 Jan

So I was going to post something completely different today but instead I discovered Roof Top Lights by Lightboys through CollabCubed’s blog and thought I should share this. I love the idea which is reminiscent of baroque trompe-l’oeil. Quite exquisite!

CollabCubed

ceiling light, projected photo, illuminated photo of church dome, skylight, disco ballceiling light, projected photo, illuminated photo of church dome, skylight, disco ballceiling light, projected photo, illuminated photo of church dome, skylight, disco ballThis is such a clever idea, especially ideal for the many dark New York City apartments out there. Roof Top Lights, by Lightboys, are large-format illuminated photographs mounted on an ultra-thin housing that contains LEDs. Suddenly, you not only have an overhead light, but a skylight or church dome or treetops, even a disco ball, right over your head, as well! To quote their website “These are images which not only open up rooms, but also hearts and minds…”

Lightboys also make Lightwalls and Polaboys (backlit large-scale photos with the look of a Polaroid).

Very cool, if a bit pricey.

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Souk@sat

13 Dec

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This past weekend I attended the 8th annual souk@sat at the Society for Arts and Technology in Montreal. It’s a type of bazaar organized in a loft-style space where Montreal designers and artists showcase their creations. It takes place every year during the month of December and is an ideal place if you’re looking for a unique Christmas gift for that special someone. The items range from home decor and furniture, to clothing and jewelry. One can even find handmade body products and sweet confections. It’s the perfect opportunity to discover what local products the city has to offer all under one roof. So I’ve decided that for the next few days, I’ll be showing some of my favorite creations from this year’s souk@sat. Hope it inspires you to promote local talent and business in your city!

http://souk.sat.qc.ca/english/