For the Pininfarina Chords concept, music is food. Not just in the literary, romantic kind of way, but also in the very literary sense. Designer Giampiero Sbrizzi envisions the independent concept car design to feed off low frequency vibrations, the likes of which can be observed in stringed instruments.
Everyone approves of hammocks, and we have good reason to believe cats do too. Our feline overlords seem especially fond of spending some time under coffee tables, and this might just be perfect for them to relax while bringing the generally unused space into use, and looking good while doing it. The table has been created by Japanese designer Koichi Futatsumata for E&Y.
Apparently, it is very desirable to stay in places cut-off from outside contact, or at the very least, that provide an effective barrier. It may not look entirely comfortable, but the Cocoon 1 surely does look like a place for solitude and some quiet time. If you are so inclined, you might even use it as a living space.
Designers, animators, and mostly people working with clients in the creative area often get demands or suggestions that can be hilariously over the top. The usual response might be to grin and bear it, but the opportunity to vent out all that frustration and steam would be impossible to pass for most people. Sharp Suits is a project from Ireland’s creative community, where the collective presents by means of A3 posters the ridiculous demands that clients have placed before them. Profits from the exhibition will go to the Temple Street Children’s Hospital.
We’d never have quite imagined that vintage industrial lighting could be a niche, but going by what we see it just might be, and we welcome the artistic lights with all heart. We’ve admired ReTech lamps, almost been in love with Cory Barkman’s old world lamps, and we’re quite struck by these classy handcrafted lamps by Josh Kinsey.
Apparently taking a page out from Venice’s playbook, this house extensively uses swimming pool waterways as a way to get around the place. Envisioned by Spanish architects Joaquín Alvado Bañón, the house explores the relation between the concrete sculpture and the flowing body of water. The pool isn’t just a decorative element or part of a playful exterior. It is very much a part of the house, and one that would get some absolute love in the summers.
Going out camping or holidaying into the wild doesn’t quite have to mean that you give up the luxuries you have come to expect. Manufactureres/marketeers like to call the 120 kilo Cocoon Tree bed a contemporary take on the conventional tree house. Aluminum rods form the bare-boned structure, which is then covered in either korea tarpualin (basic version) or ferrari high quality tarpaulin, depending on the version you choose. The innards of course, could be luxurious and soft according to your taste.
Looking at this concept by designer Atelier Zündel Cristea, we’re surprised such bridges don’t exist already. Submitted as an entry to a Paris bridge competition, the trampoline bridge should be up close to the existing Bir-Hakeim Bridge. A flight of stairs leads you up the bridge that has tubular inflated walls with giant trampolines between them. You just bounce off to cross the bridge, having a jolly good time on the funnest bridge ever.