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Flag

Flag

Loving the mix of modern architecture with rural setting, in Flag, a stunning renovation of a 200 year old farmhouse in Fahndorf, Austria by Vienna based architecture office, Propeller Z.

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Cricket Trailer

The Cricket trailer is a compact and lightweight travel camper designed by architect/designer Garrett Finney, who worked with NASA on development of the habitation module for the International Space Station.

With mission accomplished working as a ‘space architect’ for NASA, designing areas for astronauts to do home activities such as eat, sleep, clean up, etc, Garrett has applied this experience to creating an innovative and flexible small environment in which to travel and explore planet Earth.

Cricket Trailer

Cricket Trailer

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Panscape 2jo

Panscape 2jo

I love everything about this Panscape bakery shop in Osaka, beautifully refurbished by Japanese firm Ninkipen!

The bread is displayed on an old wooden sleeper behind a single curtain wall of glazing, with the kitchen sat behind a long concrete counter. Lack of noisy signage, subtle branding and gaily coloured flag flapping at the doorway make this bakery a far cry from the gaudy bakery chain shopfronts you usually find in our high-streets.

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House of Reticence

House of Reticence

House of Reticence, by FORM/Kouichi Kimura Architects, sits on a wedge of land in Shiga, Japan.

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LoveLetters_1.0

It really is worth checking out the Fun with Software exhibition at Bristol’s Arnolfini, which looks looks at the history of software and its relation to humour and fun.

My favourite of the exhibits is LoveLetters_1.0 by David Link. Read on for more details of the exhibit and it’s fascinating backstory.

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Numero China

Numero China

Via NAS CAPAS.

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soundEggs

soundEggs is a wireless multimedia speaker concept by Ilshat Garipov for the computer or any device with a wireless interface.

Via blueverticalstudio.

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Vogue Italia: Sparkle

A random Vogue Italia cover, found whilst mooching around my hard disc.

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A + D

The Architecture and Design Museum, Los Angeles, aka A + D, has a nice new permanent home on Museum Row, plus a clean new website, designed and developed by Every Angle Media.

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Smart E-scooter

Smart E-scooter

Smart will be launching it’s E-Scooter concept at the Paris 2010 Motor Show next week. In addition to looking pretty neat, the scooter has a rear hub mounted 4kW electric motor, a lithium-ion battery system, regenerative braking and a top speed of 28mph. Solar cells at the front of the E-Scooter also provide charge to the lithium-ion batteries.

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