Monday, February 25, 2013

Magnus Larsson: Turning sand dunes into architecture

Architecture student Magnus Larsson details his bold plan to transform the harsh Sahara desert using bacteria and a surprising construction material: the sand itself.
See more photos of this impressive project at

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Bring a piece of nature in your house with Hug Stool

Created by the Italian studio Emo Design, the Hug Stool has captured my attention with the playful contrast between its colorful rope detail and its seemingly rough surface. The idea behind the stool’s natural main body was the “reinterpretation of a stump as the outcome of aesthetic research” according to the designers. The stool is made out of worn teak wood and the rope comes in different colors. I don’t know about you, but I would definitely welcome it to my house with a warm hug.

DIY yet stylish creations from wood pallets

  Design has always been about creativity and innovation. Nowadays it is also about the imaginative reuse of materials. An increasingly number of designers approaches the green side of design by coming up with some new creative pieces of furniture from upcycled materials, in this case pallets. Wood pallets have a touch of rustic but they also give us a more industrial feeling. It’s amazing that with a little effort they can be transformed into a new seating, an interesting table or, if you are more into DIY stuff, an eccentric chandelier. Perfect for a young person’s house but also for a chic living room. Here are some smart examples of how you can make the best of your possibly laying around pallets.

Thursday, July 26, 2012


6 months, 11 days, 4 hours without you.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama's installation serving at the beginning as a white canvas ended up covered in colorful stickers which were provided by the artist to the young visitors of the installation. (a bit confusing description, so here's a link to a more easy-to-read post: )

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Pointilism, the sequel

Mona Lisa, Leonardo da Vinci

The Scream, Edvard Munch

Sunflowers, Vincent van Gogh

Guernica, Pablo Picasso

Persistence of Time, Salvador DalĂ­

An innovative point of view of some classics, though I must admit that Mona Lisa is the most recognizable of them. Art with spots, by Gary Andrew Clarke.

Pointilism as a secret virtue

I've once made one of my own but the dots weren't nearly as frequent as his are and of course it was about one third of his size... Ahm, ahm... Maybe it's time to give it another shot, the results are always impressive and I wouldn't mind impressing myself!