Five of the best home gyms for working off the Christmas bulge

Gym roundup

New Year’s resolutions dictate the annual renewal of an unused gym membership but, for those still unwilling to leave the lounge behind we’ve rounded up five of the best home workout spaces, from punch bags that keep you fit while you type to a basketball court that doubles as an entrance hall.


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Basketball Court House, Japan, by Koizumi Sekkei

An indoor basketball court takes the place of an entrance hall in this home in eastern Japan designed by Koizumi Sekkei. Rooms surround the wooden court, but are protected from stray balls by sliding doors and metal grilles.

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Photograph by Adrien Williams

In Suspension, Canada, by Naturehumaine

A pair of gymnast’s rings dangle from the ceiling of this Montreal home renovated by Naturehumaine to create a workout space for the client’s athletic children. The apparatus is installed in a double-height atrium and overlooked from a gallery above.

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Workout Computer by Ines Kaag and Desiree Heiss

Punch bags take the place of keyboard keys in this conceptual computer by Ines Kaag and Desiree Heiss – the perfect home office for a fitness fiend. The designers developed the Workout Computer to “blur the boundaries between working in the office and working out”.

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Photograph by Ewout Huibers

Zoku hotel, Netherlands, by Concrete

Gymnast’s hoops allow guests at this Amsterdam hotel an impromptu workout. Concrete styled this suite and 132 others in the same block as micro apartments, giving guests all the amenities they might expect at home.

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Cache Creek Residence, America, by Carney Logan Burke

Brightly coloured foot- and hand-holds form a climbing wall at one side of this corrugated metal-clad house in Wyoming by Carney Logan Burke.

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Invitations for Alice & Jamie by Fredericus l’Ami“A…

Invitations for Alice & Jamie by Fredericus l’Ami

“A collection of tactile design pieces for the wedding of Alice Duckworth and renowned product & furniture designer Jamie McLellan. A playful set of icons gave guests some hint to what they could expect on the day, in addition to the invites and thank-you cards the icons were applied to menus, gift wrapping, place-cards and a flag.”

Fredericus l’Ami specialises in creating great brand identities and bringing them to life through seductive print collateral, packaging, & environmental design. He believes in meaningful tactile design experiences – giving people something to touch, hold & feel. Fredericus was born in Holland, raised in New Zealand and currently resides in Los Angeles. Known for his thoughtful & refined eye, he brings a European approach to his work.

Picture of the Day: Welcome to Hollyweed

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To celebrate the official legalization of marijuana in California, artist Zach Fernandez—who goes by the moniker Jesushands—made some temporary modifications to the iconic Hollywood sign in Los Angeles.

In the close-up below, you can see how relatively easy it was to change the O’s to E’s. Fernandez pulled off the stunt over New Year’s weekend. It has since been taken down and he will be facing misdemeanour charges.

 

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This isn’t the first time the sign has been ‘modified’. Betsy Isroelit with the Hollywood Sign Trust told CNN that the last time the sign was vandalized to read “Hollyweed” was in 1976.

 

 

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This Marble Bust of Sam the Eagle is Perfect

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Check out this awesome marble sculpture of The Muppets character, Sam the Eagle, by artist Sebastian Martorana. The marble bust is the latest work in Martorana’s ongoing Icon Series which also includes an awesome marble LEGO sculpture!

Martorana lives and works in Baltimore, MD and he received his BFA in illustration from Syracuse University, where he also studied sculpture. After graduating he became a full-time apprentice in a stone shop outside Washington, D.C. Sebastian received his MFA at the Maryland Institute College of Art’s (MICA) Rinehart School of Sculpture.

His current studio is part of the stone shop at Hilgartner Natural Stone Company in downtown Baltimore where he undertakes and directs commissioned stone carving, restoration and design, as well as his own sculptural works.

Many of his works involve incorporating salvaged marble architectural elements from the city and their re-incorporation into individual and site-specific sculptures. Sebastian is also an adjunct professor in the Illustration Department at MICA.

To see more art from Sebastian check him out at the links below.
 
Photographs below by Geoff T. Grahahm

 

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Packaging for Mr.PAW by Mildred & Duck“We developed a visual…

Packaging for Mr.PAW by Mildred & Duck

“We developed a visual identity for Mr.PAW to gain an audience in an already competitive marketplace, resulting in a brand that is contemporary and clean in aesthetic. The simple identity design mixes bold typography softened with rounded edges, which is then combined with playful brand imagery to complete the visual experience of the online retail store.”

Mildred & Duck is a Melbourne-based graphic design and communication studio established by Sigiriya Brown and Daniel Smith. They design for print, digital and environmental media, creating solutions that communicate and connect with people. They work across a variety of sectors with a range of clients, from startups to established organisations, continually delivering thoughtfully crafted outcomes regardless of scope or budget.