A great alternative to the normal (and boring) compact fluorescent bulb. It's not available in the US yet, but I expect that many eco-conscious homeowners, restaurants and bars will latch onto this stylish option. http://plumen.com/
Olson Kundig Architects have put together an awesome project that they call The Brain. The office is about the closest match to what I envision for my own ideal workspace (I'd replace the piano with another couch, table or bar). In addition to the brass fire poll, I love the inclusion of a window at dog height. Our pups would love it. Images from Olson Kundig Project: The Brain
Project: The Brain
This lovely piece of furniture, especially created for kids, brings together a table or a mini-writing desk, a few elements resembling kitchen items and a dresser. Put them all together and you have a compact, organized and totally not messy toy for children. And if the “tidy” part of the project does not impress that much, just think how much fun and educational this kind of a project could turn out for the kids.
The OfficePODprovides the user with an efficient use of space with innovative storage and desktop solutions. High quality materials have been carefully chosen for their combination of visual, physical and environmental characteristics. Power is provided via a discrete and protected connection to the house or garage; IT and phone connectivity is generally wireless but can be similarly cabled. The POD is provided with a secure locking system of the highest quality. So what do you think about this small office that can be placed in your garden ? Hot or not ?
Small Home Office in Your Backyard : OfficePOD In these days working from home is becoming a trend thanks to the internet. For those of you who work from home, or want to have a quiet place to work the OfficePODp rovides a new additional space that is dedicated to work only. This creates a very important mental and physical boundary between home and work. The Office POD brings a whole new meaning to the idea of remote working as it comprises a rather sleek workspace in an all inclusive capsule. The OfficePOD is of optimum size (2.1m x 2.1m) and does not require planning consent in the greater majority of cases. It’s modular design enables speedy construction even in gardens with the most difficult access. The POD has been designed to provide appropriate security when empty or occupied. The external and internal look and feel of the space as well as the overall user experience is the product of an extensive design process. The OfficePODprovides the user with an efficient use of space with innovative storage and …