Author: Design Guru

villy customs’ colorful cruisers help to care for kids with cancer

villy customs, the texas-based bicycle studio renown for their bright bikes that pop with color has now launched a range of six new perfectly pastel pedalers, available in lemon yellow, baby blue and coral among other color ways. although the bicycles’ aesthetic alone is enough to lift your mood, by owning one of villy custom’s ‘cruisers with a cause’ you’re actually doing good, since for every ten bikes sold, the company donate one to a kid who is battling cancer. the ‘thomas’ bike     the set of villy customs’ bikes includes rust-resistant features, with all accent parts powdercoated...

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studio LOOP plans family-orientated plug house in japan

located away from the hectic city, ‘plug’ embraces the countryside in gunma, japan. designed for a small family, the dwelling is composed of two floors and the structure itself sliced at three corners to result in a distinctive shape devised to take advantage of the views and reduce floor area to lessen the overall budget. all images © kai nakamura     throughout the home, studio LOOP focuses on natural light, greenery and garden views. the entryway is marked by a large concrete floor and illuminated by a full height window that also bathes the staircase with a soft...

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new york sunshine populates southampton pop-up with 300+ pound concrete chairs + shelves

new york sunshine — the art, fashion, and design brand led by john margaritis — has opened its summer pop-up shop in the coastal, long island town of southampton. with this season’s clothing collection drawing from aggressive 1990s surf style, the interior of the space has been conceived as a site of structural and architectural intensity. mirroring the rough and raw quality of the brand’s aesthetic this season, margaritis designed ‘the foundation chair’ and a series of concrete shelves to populate the subterranean retail space.      the new york sunshine southampton pop-up incorporates raw materials and rough textures to...

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speech-enabled senic COVI doubles as interior light and smart home hub

with the senic COVI, elegant interior lighting merges with smart home technology. the speech-enabled lighting design blends perfectly into modern homes with a clean-shaped aesthetic and open-source capabilities. supporting services like amazon alexa, it connects with other smart devices to enable automation. it does so by seamlessly integrating with any ecosystem with an open API (application programming interface), using bluetooth, bluetooth low energy and WIFI to work. all images and video courtesy of senic     inside its sand-blasted glass shell and aluminum base, the senic ‘COVI’ enhances a powerful quad core computer that enables its advanced functions. as...

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169 architecture exemplifies the principles of zero-carbon design in paris

this temporary cover project in the heart of paris follows the initiative of the city, which aims to promote the use and re-use of bio-sourced materials. the design team defined several principles for the realisation of this project in order to limit its carbon impact. firstly, the load carrying part of the structure, with a max span of 15m, is constructed in laminated timber. similarly, the structure of the façade, acting as protection railing, is made up of a wooden frame in the form of vertical units of brackets, in timber as well. this structure was deliberately designed using the principles...

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