Mirror, Mirror: Treehotel, Sweden

OK, I know it’s been covered already but the sheer beauty of the concept and execution merits another posting. The mirror cube at the Treehotel in Harads, Sweden is a 4x4x4 of reflective glass with a pale plywood interior that is simple and cozy. With incredible views, it has a futuristic yet harmonious monolithic qualityContinue reading “Mirror, Mirror: Treehotel, Sweden”

Cut From a Different Cloth: Grayson Perry

Like a blind spot, I have overlooked one of my favorite artists,Grayson Perry (or more affectionately,Clare). His is a world of wild artistic syntax and blindingly good art. In London he transforms the craft of ceramics, sculpture and tapestry into otherworldly dialogues with himself and the modern consumer world. He’s so good, I just wantContinue reading “Cut From a Different Cloth: Grayson Perry”

The Urban Oasis: Ha House

Nestled in the bustling city of Ho Chi Minh, architects Vo Trong Nghia Co., Ltd have created another in the series of vertical gardens, this time as a private house. This lithe white tower is 4-storeys, 20m deep and imbued with complete privacy and yet feels like it is immersed in nature, a fine combinationContinue reading “The Urban Oasis: Ha House”

A Dream Within a Dream: Gregory Euclide

Gregory Euclide is an American contemporary artist and teacher who currently lives and works outside of Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has recently collaborated with Bon Iver for album and singles covers and possesses a distinct gallery of work. I find his sculpture (or relief work as he calls it) particularly unique. See plenty more at: GregoryContinue reading “A Dream Within a Dream: Gregory Euclide”

Where’d you get those googles?

Google has sold interactive glasses for $1500 (only) during its annual software conference in San Francisco to first adaptors. If all goes well, a less expensive version of the glasses is expected to go on sale for consumers in early 2014. While wearing these glasses, directions to a destination or a text message from aContinue reading “Where’d you get those googles?”

The Sharp End: The Shard London

Although it has opened to mixed reviews, there is no question the skyline in London has changed dramatically with the new 310m high Shard building by starchitect, Renzo Piano. Western Europe’s tallest building, it is a vertiginous vision of gleaming glass with the inclusion of the UK’s first Shangri-La hotel alongside residences, office space andContinue reading “The Sharp End: The Shard London”

Apocalypse 101: The Orsos Island

The world may end but why suffer? If you shell out a cool 6.5 million dollars, you too can be the proud owner of an Orsos island. Made for private use and ready to ship later this year, it can be moved at will thus avoiding any political, economic and infrastructural breakdown. In style. TheContinue reading “Apocalypse 101: The Orsos Island”

Leggo My Eggasus: Kiss The Future

In my ongoing quest for inter-urban zero-emission vehicles (that protect from the elements), I’ve run across this little charmer with retro-futurist aesthetics, the ‘EGGASUS’. Another little jewel to come out of California. This one is being launched in North America this fall. It reaches a range of up to 50 miles (80.4 kilometers), with aContinue reading “Leggo My Eggasus: Kiss The Future”

Kiss The Future 101: Dream a Little Dream of Me

Brooklyn’s own Bitbanger Labs is the brainchild of photographer meister Duncan McCloud Frazier and his compatriot jack-of-all-trades genius Steve McGuigan. They’ve invented a remarkable eye mask that presumably helps trigger lucid dreaming (or rather the ability to control yourself and your surroundings as you dream!). Remee (REM Enhancing Eye Mask) is the specialized eye maskContinue reading “Kiss The Future 101: Dream a Little Dream of Me”

The Goods are Always Greener: Biocouture

An innovative approach to textile technology is unfolding with this technique that harnesses nature’s forces. “BioCouture is a research project harnessing nature to propose a radical future fashion vision. We are investigating the use of microbial-cellulose, grown in a laboratory, to produce clothing. Our ultimate goal is to literally grow a dress in a vatContinue reading “The Goods are Always Greener: Biocouture”