If buildings had human doppelgangers, this one’s would be '90s-era Kate Moss, hands down. As ArchDaily reports, Ferrolan LAB’s four-story Family House in Barcelona is so freakishly thin, it manages to pack nearly 4,000 square feet into a sliver of a frame just 12 feet wide.
My mother-in-law recently reorganized my whole apartment while I was away on a business trip. This kind of thing would make most men pop a vein, but the truth is, she improved things 1000%. The only problem? She filled our bathroom with the same old wicker-and-beige housewares that have been making men cringe since time immemorial. But what else was she supposed to do, with no other options? Well, if I'd had a magic wand and an expense account, I'd have directed her to Vipp's new line of manly-man kitchen and bath furnishings. Look at all that matte black and chrome: RAR.
Dutch designer Sander Mulder's clock re-inventions have already amazed us, and now YDN DesignGuide has him on video talking about his latest works. They're all explorations of archetypes, which explains why his Continue Time ...
Since the 1970s, computer nerds have been automating home control with gizmos based on the X-10 radio standard. A lot's changed since X-10 was cutting edge, and a few proprietary systems have come along with improvements, but none became industry standards.
Microsoft's Surface shows off the capabilities of multi-touch computing admirably, but it's still limited by the machine's box. It's no surprise then to find plans to take Surface off a flat screen and dot it all over your home.
The BBC video below, shot inside Microsoft's showcase house of the future--The Microsoft Home--which is designed to demonstrate technology that may come to our homes in "five-to-ten years." Though the Microsoft Home isn't exactly a new concept, we still thought the BBC video was pretty cool, so we'll show you anyway: