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This LEGO Wall Installation Is a Childhood Dream Come True
There’s wall art, and then there’s this mind-bogglingly intricate wall-embedded LEGO installation by Miami-based artist Dante Dentoni, whose work was recently shown off by client and EDM producer/songwriter Zedd. “In love with this new art installation at my house by Dante Dentoni!!!!” Zedd wrote on Twitter. “He replaced a part of my wall with LEGOs and built in a bunch of little hidden rooms, including @OmniaLasVegas, an @PlayOverwatch room (Hanamura pt.
May 3, 2019
This Wacky Instagram is Full of Snail Dioramas and Tubs of Spaghetti-Os
When they’re not destroying gardens or generally grossing people out by leaving slimy trails everywhere, snails appear to have pretty mundane lives. But leave it to a super creative individual to put the slow-moving creatures to work in the most interesting way. Aleia Murawski and Sam Copeland have curated an entire Instagram feed full of snail dioramas, tubs of Spaghetti-Os and other oddly intriguing setups.
May 3, 2019
The Cast of the Farnsworth House Movie Has Been Confirmed
For the past couple of years, there’s been ongoing buzz about a big screen film that recounts the story of the famous Farnsworth House, and finally more concrete details about the forthcoming cinematic project are available. Previously, “The Giver” actor Jeff Bridges was rumored to be playing the role of esteemed architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, but official reports have confirmed Maggie Gyllenhaal and Ralph Fiennes as the stars of the feature film.
May 3, 2019
Maculay Culkin’s Lifestyle Blog Is Like Buzzfeed Meets The Onion
There’s something instantly alluring about celebrity-backed lifestyle interests. Clearly, we can blame that on our collective overwhelming need to know everything – down to the tiniest detail – about famous folks and how much they may (or may not be) just like the rest of us.
May 3, 2019
The Most Popular Romantic Movie in Every State
As strange as it seems, where you live appears to have an undeniable bearing on your taste in romance films. The folks over at Streaming Observer have done the legwork and compiled their findings in a rather intriguing infographic that breaks down the most obsessed-over romantic movies by state. The process behind highlighting romantic films by state was a tedious one (anything for love, right?) to say the least.
May 3, 2019
This Website Will Pick a Romantic Movie For You
For some of us planning-averse types, hashing out a disaster-free Valentine’s Day itinerary can get rather complicated. From deciding whether to go out or stay in to not knowing whether to buy a card for that person you’re kinda sorta dating, there are just way too much annoying little boxes to check off your romance-themed to-do list.
May 3, 2019
Get Ready to See More “Friends is Leaving Netflix” Stories (Because It’s Almost Definitely Going To)
For the second time in the past several months, the internet is abuzz with an awful lot of *feelings* regarding the possibility of “Friends” leaving Netflix.
May 3, 2019
IKEA Made Valentine’s Day Cards For You to Share With Your Fellow Flat Pack Lovers
In the name of Valentine’s Day and home furnishings that bring out our innermost emotions, our favorite home goods retailers invites its supporters to dig deep and share some public sentiments with the ones they love. Throughout the day, IKEA will post super fun Valentine’s Day messages to its Facebook and Instagram pages, and followers are encouraged to “share how they feel.
May 3, 2019
This Is How Many Towels You Should Own, According to Twitter
We have strong feelings about a lot of things, but until recently, towel quantity wasn’t one of them. In a hilariously earnest social media post, writer Yashar Ali tweeted about bath towels, specifically the number of towels adults should ideally own. Fortunately, Yashar doesn’t have quite as many towel categories as Monica Geller, but he did start what became a wildly popular towel meme based on his suggested that there should be 50 towels per adult couple.
May 3, 2019
Cat Ladders Are a Thing That Exist—And They’re Coming to a Coffee Table Book Near You
Most of the time, we have no actual clue what cats really think of people, but this latest feline-friendly gesture should earn humans a few cool points with the four-legged creatures. Honestly we’re not expecting any cat-issued ego stroking anytime soon, but these snapshots of cat ladders all over Bern, Switzerland, are pretty purrfect.
May 3, 2019
This First-Time Homeowner Built a Dog Room For His Pups
To folks who are aspiring to put down some permanent real estate roots, the mere idea of becoming a first-time homeowner sounds equal parts thrilling and terrifying. Aside from being a major commitment, buying a house is generally regarded as one of life’s biggest achievements, hence the reason shiny, new homeowners host housewarming parties or engage in other celebratory activities to commemorate their foray into home ownership.
May 3, 2019
This App Will Pay You for Photos of Help Wanted Signs
These days, it’s hard to come across a person who doesn’t already have a side hustle, whether it’s running an Etsy store, driving for Uber or Lyft or renting out a spot on Airbnb. But most of those take a lot of work. A far more flexible way to earn some pocket change would be something like Indeed’s Job Spotter app. Instead of uploading selfies to Instagram, Job Spotter gives you more than just likes and follows.
May 3, 2019
Why Rewatching the Same Shows Is Actually Good For You
Have you ever been forced to defend your TV viewing habits? One of the most grating examples of this is trying to explain why you keep watching the same shows over and over again. Honestly, if you don’t already know why I’m dedicated to rewatching “Nurse Jackie” every few months, then you might want to check out a new study from the University of Chicago. Long story short: Rewatching stuff you’ve seen a million times before just makes you feels good.
May 3, 2019
Here’s a Story About the *Other* ‘Brady Bunch’ House, Now Available for Rent
Last year, HGTV shelled out $3.5 million to get its hands on a nostalgic piece of famous TV real estate, but here’s another opportunity to live in another “Brady Bunch” house – as a tenant. Located in Studio City, the owners are looking to rent the property for $12,500 a month. Fans of the popular ’70s sitcom know the Fryman Canyon Estates residence as the home Mike Brady shared with his three sons before uniting with Carol and her three very lovely girls.
May 3, 2019
There’s a Friends-inspired Cards Against Humanity Game You Didn’t Know You Needed
Instead of suggesting another drawn-out Monopoly tournament to a room of unenthusiastic guests, imagine the expressions on their faces when you casually lay out a “Friends” themed Cards Against Humanity deck and disappear into the kitchen for hors d’oeuvres and drink refills like it’s NBD. For $36.99, you can become the star of game night by collecting all of the awesome points from your friends (and hopefully from the game, too!
May 3, 2019
This Pup Parent Built a ‘Dog Boudoir’ For His Rescue and the Results Are Adorable
Thanks to one awfully considerate human, we now have an official word for the canine equivalent of a man cave: a dog boudoir. When Sean Farrell rescued Buster, a 12-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier, he learned that the precious animal had undergone some pretty traumatic experiences that left him with a fear of being around single men. According to his owner, Buster also had a tendency to isolate himself unless in the bedroom, only coming out for food and walks.
May 3, 2019
Here’s Where ‘Game of Thrones’ Characters Would Live in 2019
With the final season of “Game of Thrones” officially underway and fans dying to have all of their burning questions answered (srsly, who will win the Iron Throne?!) we have a few inquiries of our own starting with: what would each GoT character’s modern home be?
May 3, 2019
Unreality TV: Former ‘Fixer Upper’ Contestant Says Parts are Fake
Brace yourselves, die-hard Fixer Upper fans: One of the show’s former contestants says the HGTV series’ opening scenes are fake. So, hearing that a portion of a reality show is staged isn’t the most outrageous thing to stumble across our thresholds.
Apr 30, 2019
This 40-Foot High Swimming Pool Has a Window in the Bottom
To swim or not to swim—that is a serious question on the mind of anyone who has ever wanted to take a dip in the hotel pool but couldn’t tear themselves away from the stunning views.
Apr 30, 2019
This Infinity Galaxy Puzzle Has No Beginning or End
Few activities feel more gratifying than successfully piecing together a complicated jigsaw puzzle, or maybe we’re just easy to please. Either way, they’re great for the brain and they put considerably less strain on our eyes than the incessant scrolling of social media feeds. But what about a puzzle that doesn’t have a definite finish line?
Apr 30, 2019
Something for Everyone: The Weirdest, Wackiest, Most Unbelievable Products to Hit Shelves This Year
Throughout 2016, tons of creative minds managed to find inspiration amidst the ongoing chaos. While the world collectively went to hell in a horror-filled hand basket, innovators hunkered down and really brought it with a slew of delightfully quirky items.
Apr 30, 2019
Time is Fleeting On This Sculpture-Like Clock
If collecting unique timepieces is your thing, then 42 Foundry’s inventive creation is definitely one worth owning (and showing off). The Swiss company’s sleek, minimalist ETCH clock displays time in 3D etchings that remain visible just long enough for you to rub the sleep from your eyes and realize that you definitely shouldn’t have hit the snooze button a third time.
Apr 30, 2019
There’s an Underwater Museum in Spain with 300 Sculptures
If touring museums in Spain is on your travel itinerary this year, be sure to pack your wet suit and waterproof camera. You won’t need them while browsing Gaudí’s Casa Vicens, but those items (and some pretty strong swimming skills) will certainly come in handy if you plan on stopping by Museo Atlántico, a 300-sculpture installation located off the coast of Lanzarote, Spain beneath the surface of the Atlantic Ocean.
Apr 30, 2019
This Tiny Home Was 3D Printed in 24 Hours
Only two years have passed since the world’s first 3D printed apartment building was constructed in China, and since then, the sustainable architectural process has been refined to produce stellar results in time frames that are becoming increasingly faster. The most recent example is this tiny home that was 3D printed in just 24 hours.
Apr 30, 2019
The Most Luxe Apple Store Just Opened in Dubai (Of Course)
The land of luxury homes with underwater views officially has the coolest Apple store in the world. Customers typically know what to expect when they walk into one of the brand’s electronics stores, unless they’ve been lucky enough to visit the unbelievably posh Apple store in Dubai. Keeping in line with the destination’s signature upscale offerings, the brand new location in Dubai Mall is completely over the top.
Apr 30, 2019
This Swedish Sauna Is Shaped Like a Golden Egg
It doesn’t take much to convince us to spend time in a sauna. Seriously, who needs an excuse to sit back, sweat it out and let the stress melt away? Well, we’ve found a sauna that’s golden, egg-shaped and sits in the middle of a Swedish city, offering even more alluring reasons to indulge in some heat-assisted restoration. Enter the SOLAR EGG, a dazzling art installation created by designers Bigert & Bergstrom.
Apr 30, 2019
How Activists Are Using This Humble Bathroom Staple To Save Cyclists’ Lives
In an effort to encourage city officials to prioritize safe cycling conditions, bicycling advocates in Omaha recently took matters into their own hands by installing a DIY bike lane made out of toilet plungers in a local intersection. A show of both resourcefulness and activism, 120 plungers wrapped in reflective tape were glued onto a street in the city’s Aksarben neighborhood, Curbed reports.
Apr 30, 2019
The Guggenheim Is The Latest Frank Lloyd Wright LEGO Set
Even with the assortment of high-tech gadgets and games available for our entertainment needs, LEGO’s highly lauded Architecture Series reminds us that it’s perfectly acceptable for adults to continue playing with their childhood toys. The latest structure to get the LEGO brick treatment is Frank Lloyd Wright’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
Apr 30, 2019
Only Color Experts Can Tackle This Massive 5,000-Piece Puzzle
In the event that you have a whole lot of time on your hands, consider stimulating your neurons with this massive 5,000-piece CYMK puzzle. Created by German designer and illustrator Clemens Habitcht, this complex puzzle is the larger, decidedly more challenging relative of the 1,000-piece game he released in 2014.
Apr 30, 2019
Minimalists Rejoice: MUJI To Open Hotels in Asia
Minimalists, rejoice: Popular Japanese lifestyle retailer MUJI is opening hotels in China and Japan, with the latter location slated to open in spring 2019. Set to be built in Tokyo’s bustling Kinza district near the metro station, a portion of the 10-story building will be dedicated to the hotel, while the remaining floors will provide space for the world’s largest MUJI flagship store.
Apr 30, 2019
These Floor Plans Recreate Your Favorite TV Homes
When you settle down for an episode or three of your favorite TV show, you get a limited sense of what it be like to hang out in the homes of the fictional characters, but there’s only so far your imagination can take you. Thanks to these detailed floor plans created by Homes, you can now take a virtual tour of your favorite TV residence and make a more informed decision about whether they’re as dreamy (or cramped) as they look on the screen.
Apr 30, 2019
This Bridge In Sweden Got a Playful, LEGO-Inspired Makeover
In case anyone needs permission, you’re never too old to play with LEGOs – or to use the vibrant toy blocks as a form of artistic inspiration. Even if you’re not one of those shameless grownups who haven’t stopped indulging in the block-building fun, there’s no way you can look at this LEGO-painted bridge in Gothenburg, Sweden and not experience at least a little bit of nostalgic glee. Or maybe a lot! Either way, it’s a cool and colorful sight to behold.
Apr 30, 2019
Cooper Hewitt’s Massive Archive Is Online (and Searchable by Color)
Whether you’re a fact-checker hoping to test the accuracy of your knowledge of design history or excite yourself by poring over a plethora of Pantones past and present, you can get your design fix by perusing the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum from the comfort of your couch. No worries about long lines or being crowded out of your favorite exhibit: The majority of the Upper East Side museum’s archive is now available online.
Apr 30, 2019
Because of These Tiny Tube Homes, Affordable Housing May No Longer Be a Pipe Dream
We’ve seen our fair share of eclectic living spaces, but Hong Kong is home to perhaps one of the most non-traditional dwellings ever, which prove that pipe dreams are actually more attainable than we think. Architect James Law creatively capitalized on the use of space by designing the OPod, a low-cost, experimental concrete tube housing unit.
Apr 30, 2019
Get Away From It All At These Remote Artist Cabins In Norway
Many artists fantasize about taking a retreat to channel their creativity in the most peaceful way possible. We say if you’re aiming to summon your inner artistic genius, there’s a breathtaking artist-in-residence complex in Norway named “Fordypningsrommet Fleinvær” (Refugium at Fleinvær) that’s designed to be a haven for innovative minds to convene and create.
Apr 30, 2019
This Memo Pad Reveals Architectural Sculptures As You Use It
Prepare to have your sloppy childhood attempts at stick figure flip book animation completely blown out of the water. Japanese company Triad is the creator of Omoshiro Blocks (“fun blocks”), memo pads that slowly reveal an architectural treasure with the removal of each page. This is easily the most creative path to note-taking we’ve come across since designer Kim Ji-eun fashioned a memo pad out a toilet paper roll.
Apr 30, 2019
These Funky and Unexpected Public Toilets Are Delightful
Not to sound crass, but taking a trip to the restroom doesn’t have to be boring. At least that’s the implied intent behind these colorful, creatively shaped Japanese public facilities photographed by Okinawa Soba (Rob). Over the last six years, Rob has collected several photos of various eye-catching public restrooms scattered across the island of Okinawa.
Apr 30, 2019
HEM Debuts a Fully Flat Pack Sofa at Milan Design Week
Believe it or not, IKEA isn’t the only company specializing in uber cool flat-pack furniture. The Sweden-based furniture company HEM is making a mark on Milan Design Week with five new products, among them an innovative flat-packed sofa and conference table. Maintaining its combined focus on upscale products and a straight-forward delivery process, HEM partnered with French designer Julien Renault and Norway’s Anderssen & Voll to create the table and sofa.
Apr 30, 2019
These Genius Coffee Cups Are Made from Actual Coffee
Given the sobering reports on the widespread impact of global pollution, the demand for more eco-friendly reusables is more pressing than ever. In response to the call to protect the environment, Berlin startup Kaffeeform has come up with reusable coffee cups made from used coffee grounds. As Designboom notes, Kaffeeform’s innovative recycling project earned it the Red Dot Product Design Award of 2018.
Apr 30, 2019
A ‘Game of Thrones’ Tourist Attraction Is Coming To Northern Ireland Next Year
Unfortunately, it’s not possible to witness dragons and battles unfold in Westeros IRL, but HBO is working on the next best thing: a series of “Game of Thrones” tourist attractions in Northern Ireland. The premium cable network recently announced the project, which is the result of its partnership with Tourism Northern Ireland.
Apr 30, 2019
This TV Doubles as a Transparent Display Case—Can Anything Be More Clever?
Just when you thought you had the latest and greatest model of TV, a new design concept arrives on the tech scene.
Apr 29, 2019
IKEA Has a New Logo—Can You Spot the Differences?
If you blinked and totally missed the fact that IKEA has a new logo, allow us to bring you up to speed. To the untrained eye, it appears that the new and improved logo isn’t any different from the 1992 original design we’ve grown accustomed to seeing. But upon closer inspection, slight differences between the IKEA logo of the past and present can be detected. Joakim Jerring from Stockholm’s Seventy agency is responsible for the updated look, which addresses multiple issues.
Apr 18, 2019
This ‘Burglar’ Turned Out To Be a Roomba Trapped in a Bathroom
A device we once ranked as the one of the best robot vacuums on the market recently came thisclose to earning itself a rap sheet. According to The Daily Beast, a Roomba trapped in a bathroom convincingly masqueraded as a burglar, proving that the vacuums are much more skilled than previously thought. So, did it don a mask and make off with all the family’s valuables? Well, not quite.
Apr 17, 2019
Disney Cruise Line Is Hiring for a Ton of Cool Jobs Right Now
Statistics show that the average worker spends more than 10 hours a week bored stiff, so it’s pretty safe to assume that there are plenty of people desperately looking to escape the predictability of the job. A vacation is a temporary fix, but what about a gig that’s out of the ordinary and out at sea? If that professional prospect appeals to you, it will delight you to know that Disney Cruise Line has a ton of job openings, and they’re actually pretty cool.
Apr 17, 2019
Peek Inside Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Vintage 1940s Home For Sale
Four years after purchasing his LA property, actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt recently listed his vintage Franklin Hills residence for $3.85 million, slightly more than what he paid for it back in 2015. At 3,771 square feet, the four-bedroom, four-bathroom time capsule home offers an iconic view of downtown LA. Designed by Paul R.
Apr 15, 2019
This $9,000 Trailer Is a Cozy, Otherworldly Sleep Space
Did someone order a trailer for one that stands out (in a good way) and makes its occupant the envy of solo campers everywhere? This eye-catching teardrop trailer from Polydrops Inc. easily meets all three requirements and then some. Before being marketed to the masses, the cozy spot on wheels started out as a mobile study space for its architectural designer Kyung-Hyun Lew. Clad in skinned aluminum and wood, the Polygon trailer weighs in at a meager 760 pounds and measures 12.
Apr 12, 2019
Here’s How Famous Paintings Would Look IRL
During the quest for home decor ideas that resonate with your personal aesthetic, sometimes the design muse you seek is hidden in plain sight. Have you considered how much design inspo exists in famous paintings? Well, the folks over at HomeAdvisor have, and fortunately they’ve already done quite a bit of creative legwork to give us an idea of how six renowned artworks would translate to real-life household settings. First up on the list is Vincent Van Gogh’s “The Bedroom.
Apr 10, 2019
Puttin’ On the Ritz: Irving Berlin’s Former NYC Penthouse Is For Sale
Renowned songwriter Irving Berlin is one of the most famous tenants to occupy the posh New York City penthouse duplex located at 130 East End Ave, and now the sky-high residence is officially up for sale. With an asking price of $3,995,000, the celebrated composer’s former digs is one of three apartments in the building on the market.
Apr 9, 2019