A slightly bizarre yet utterly captivating idea from Philips – indoor bee keeping! Imagine the horror, you’re out of the gold stuff. Toast, tea and cereal remains unsweetened. This concept puts an end to all of that! Whilst shoving your hand into a hive of pollinating bees may not sound like everyone’s idea of fun, this is a rather accurate representation of a natural beehive, where they even leave the pod to find flowers ripe for picking (it just so happens they’re built-in). The bees can enter and leave as they wish, never bothering the occupants of the home through the use of indoor/outdoor seperation. With more and more people paying attention to where they source their food, and how it’s produced, what better way than to begin farming within your own home.
High-voltage electrical pylons. While electrifying, they are not exactly the most exciting and inspiring pieces of architectural design on the urban or rural landscapes. That is, until Landsnet, one of Iceland’s energy suppliers, commissioned an international design competition to yield some new designs. The most striking submission came from the folks at Choi + Shine….Read more →
The Interior Living Unit is a composition of nine pieces, all designed to fit through a standard doorway and combined within the room. Long gone are the stresses of moving day, this unit enables you to move the entire apartment’s contents with you. Designed by Andrew Kline, the unit folds and unfolds when needed, providing…Read more →
Every time I visit Berlin, I feel like being part of something alive and in motion. The city is so fascinating that you can never get enough. Nevertheless, every time I face the same problem: where am I going to stay? A friends’ couch or cheap, anonymous hostels are usually my choice but, thanks to Silke…Read more →
After a decade of neoliberalism selling off public services, local governments are taking matters into own hands again? For example, Amsterdam and the other shareholders of Nuon, ‘the second largest energy company in the Netherlands’, agreed to sell their energy company to German giant RWE. Amsterdam is making plans to start its own energy company…Read more →