Converse Japan continues its collaboration with The Simpsons for Spring 2014. We already presented a Chuck Taylor All Star the other week, and here is now the follow-up. Once again the All Star Hi sneaker is presented with an all-over character design of the iconic TV show. Look out for a release later this month.
An old Yorkshire barn renovated into an elegant modern home was popular last week, so we’ve collected some of our favourite renovations from the pages of Dezeen onto a new Pinterest board. See our renovations Pinterest board »
A storm of stars is brewing in the Trifid nebula, as seen in this view from NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE. The stellar nursery, where baby stars are bursting into being, is the yellow-and-orange object dominating the picture. Yellow bars in the nebula appear to cut a cavity into three sections, hence the name Trifid nebula.
Fewer commuters are getting to work by car these days, especially in densely populated cities like San Francisco, or London. But riding the bus, tube, or a bike isn’t for everybody, and for those commuters that want the conveniences of a car without the hefty cost of fuel or congestion charges, there’s the canoe inspired […]
Originally designed in 1991 as an urban housing prototype for a competition by architect Yung Ho Chang of Atelier FCJZ, the Vertical Glass House was eventually realised 22 years later and built in Shanghai. Taking inspiration from typical glass houses of the modernist period, the house resembles a 90-degree rotation of these forms, instead focusing on spirituality through the sky and the ground. The studio explains:
With enclosed walls and transparent floors as well as roof, the house opens to the sky and the earth, positions the inhabitant right in the middle, and creates a place for meditation.
Built vertically in layers, the overall footprint of the house is just 40 square meters. The internal structure consists of an internal skeleton made from a single steel column vertically running through the centre of the house, as well as criss-crossing joists that dissect each floor into quarters. One quarter of each floor houses a steel spiral staircase that leads from the basement to the double-height second level, while the rest of the floor is made up of glass panels. The internal concrete walls are cast against a sanded wooden facade, with narrow horizontal slits in the walls allowing extra light to enter, as well as lighting fixtures which create stripes of light at night.
presented in various color combination and material hues — and with a maximum attention to detail — the combined wood and steel structure perfectly harmonizes with a chosen color palate for a clean, soft and light appearance.
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Having started with re-interpretations of streetwear staples, En Noir has come a long way these past seasons and seems to be here to stay. Today we present the brand’s new Spring/Summer 2014 collection lookbook, featuring its new men’s and women’s collections. Designer Rob Garcia and creative director Jason Wolter worked with embossed leathers and dip-dye treatments for this latest collection and continue to present their own vision of a modern street-infused fashion collection. Look out for a release of the collection at select retailers in the coming months.