Make Cities Like Pop Songs

The Dutch have a tradition with barrel organs in the city. But what happens if you put the city into a barrel organ? Dutch artist Akko Goldenbeld of the Eindhoven Design Academy exhibited his ‘Stadsmuziek’ installation at the Salone del Mobile in Milan. A physical model of the city of Eindhoven is rolled onto a…

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Giftee: Twitter-Powered Gifts

Giving a friend a real-time physical present via social media looks to be a future fantasy. But since this year it is possible in Japan. The Japanese start-up Giftee makes it possible to send a real-time and a real-world gift using Twitter. Giftee is an online service enabling users to send small ‘thank you’ gifts…

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Mystical Resort In Wadi Rum

Florida-based office Oppenheim Architecture + Design has released the artist impressions of its proposals for 47 desert lodges at a resort in Wadi Rum, Jordan. The resort has a completely different atmosphere compared to the resorts we know from the Mediterranean and Caribbean coasts: no rude interventions such as skyscraping hotels and obscene tourist strips will…

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