With rising sea levels, some creative architects are considering what that means for tourism. Originally created for an International Union of Architects competition that looked at solutions for disaster relief, the Ark Hotel by Russian firm Remistudio is a concept that is entirely waterproof and can float.
Décor flash sale site 55 Downing Street has announced Designer Must Haves events, featuring items curated by designers and bloggers. First up is Ashlina Kaposta of The Decorista. Her collection is available starting April 28.
A thought-provoking piece in Salon this week delves into the history of grandiose suburban homes, and how they perpetuate a world of inequality and sprawl. It explores the beginnings of gated McMansion communities and the societal consequences, including wars over gas prices, stagnant wages, and longer hours.
Dyson has issued a recall for its AM04 and AM05 heaters. A small number are known to have short-circuited, leading to burned and melted internal parts, and have not caused any property damage or injuries. The company has set up a recall website to handle inquiries.
Debuting in Milan, Hansgrohe's Axor brand released something newly transparent (literally) to the fixture market. The Axor Starck V, designed by Philippe Starck, is organic and minimalist: you watch the upward, swirling motion of water through the mixer’s body and its “free-fall” into the washbasin trigger.
Great food is a given, but any restaurateur will tell you design and decor hold importance as well. Restaurant and Bar Design, released by Taschen in May, includes some of the world's most impressive, innovative, and inspiring spaces.
Nothing relaxes like a good sweat, or enjoying the calm ripple of waves. You can experience both at this floating sauna in Finland. Built from recycled materials, it also has a rooftop observation deck, hammocks, and a barbecue.
Linda Avey, co-founder of genome mapping service 23andMe, wants to help answer health questions with her new startup. Currently testing with Muscular Dystrophy patients, Curious takes all the data entered by users and mines it for trends. The app will soft launch in July.