Take a walk in the sky. Check out Tomás Saraceno’s pod-like Cloud City on the roof of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. It’s great to see but better to experience. Visitors can walk on and through the structure of clear plexiglass, polished steel, and open windows which create an exhilarating (and occasionally frightening) sensation of walking on air.
Mystech: Cute tiny house. Elevated platform good for floods and zombies.
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Three years ago I called Tom Kundig TreeHugger’s first Best of Green Architect of the year, saying:
There shouldn’t be any such thing as "green architecture"–it should be built into every building and taken for granted. It should be standard operating procedure. Whenever we show the work of Tom Kundig, we are asked, "Why is this green?" I think it is when it does the right thing without hitting you over the head.
It was a controversial choice, given that we are …
Mystech: Without going into a rant about messy cabling, cluttered living/working space and the exploratory chewing of puppies, I can say I really like this approach to a world that is probably going to remain wired for quite some time to come (I’m not holding my breath for universal wireless charging adoption in the next couple months).
The Light Ivy is a clever lamp that features wire made from strong yet lightweight craft wire. The purpose is to expose the meandering electric wire of this lamp in a creative way. Usually we end up concealing the mess, but this nifty …
Mystech: Being a huge fan of quirky design and of flat-pack, how could I resists sharing this?
Singapore-based DDB Group has designed this modular flat-packed alphabet furniture in which you can connect the letters to create a particular product. For example, L-A-M-P put together will give you – what else – a lamp!