Pretty swanky little seat right here. It’s made up of 4 completely separate parts which sounds cool, but how does it stay together? Do you have to drill it to the ground?.. because that would be lame. If it weighs 900 lbs to stay in place… that would also be lame. And if you don’t drill it to the ground, and it doesn’t weigh 900 pounds, then it would move all over the place and probably fall apart when you try to sit on it. Verdict: lame but looks cool. [designboom] More pics after the link.
Some lucky high schoolers will be returning to this new building. The new High School was designed by the Austrian firm of coop himmelb(l)au. This impressive central Los Angeles high school for the visual and performing arts will hold 1,800 students and features a central theatre that can hold 1,000 audience members. there are four classroom buildings for each of the schools four art disciplines, it also features a library and cafeteria in the schools seven total buildings. Basically its the dopest High School ever. Check out the rest of the pictures after the jump. [Design Corner]
They call this the “Shel House” , it was designed by Architect Kotaro Ide, Built in the woods of Karuizawa, located in the Nagano prefecture of Japan, and it was designed to resemble a Conch shell. The home is made with reinforced cement instead of wood in order to withstand the Hot summers and Cold winters. It was meant to function as a vacation home but i think could live there all year. Get more info and pics after the jump. [KanyeUniversity]
Geoffrey Harcourt is responsible for these dope chairs that look like they came straight out the sixties. He’s calls them the F978 Harcourt chair and they are a good look. It has an aluminum base, leather seating and a flashy red/white colorscheme. [retrotogo]
I don’t know how Crooks and Castles does it but they always manage to stay one step of the game. Everybody in the business has been coming out with special releases for the Holidays but the Crooks are killing it with this luggage set. This premium set of bags consist of a backpack, a shoulder bag, and also a duffle bag. The line comes in black or Grey and also features a monogram all-over print. This picture isn’t very good but this set is dope, i’d rather have this than a set of Louis Luggage. [thefeed]
Here is an interesting take on the woodless fireplace. Radius Design designed a simple and sleek fireplace that runs off of ethanol. It definitely does not look like a traditional fireplace and probably won’t make a room seem very cozy, but if you are a baller and live in LA and the rest of your house is all modern then you better buy this bad boy to add the finishing touches. [Via Designcorner]
Alright lets talk about Dubai for a second, its one of the seven emirates and most populous city of the United Arab Emirates. The place is sick, so rich off oil and is breaking records with their futuristic architecture. They’re putting billions in these places in hopes to make Dubai a tourism hot spot. Heard of the Burj Al Arab? shit it’s only a seven-star hotel. Roger Federer plays tennis on the roof. The World Island? a man made island that actually looks like the world. Oh yea they also have the Palm Trilogy, three more man made islands, one can house over a million people. The list goes on but plans of a brand new project have come out. Its a Tower that houses a restaurant in a glass pod while 2150 feet in the air. Yes the future is here people it’s looking dooooopppee.
We gave you word of this ice tray a while ago, but it was out of stock at the time. As promised, we are letting you know that it is now back in stock. It’s only 15 dollars. Seriously, how can you say no to buying this? One of the dopest novelty items I have ever seen. Act fast; I’m sure they will sell out quickly as they did before. Get it here.