What you can do if you want to decorate the exterior house with plants but don’t want to have vine crawling everywhere? OA: Lab did something smart and unconventional when design a dwelling in Seoul, Korea. They ingeniously integrated nature into the structure’s façade – making plant pots embedded exterior wall. Generally, they use glass fiber reinforced concrete to form a series of bulbous, tear-drop shaped pocket panels. Each pocket features a wide opening—which allows the flowers to flourish—that then tapers to a triangular point. A variety of blooms can be planted in these panels, and their neutral coloring is a gorgeous contrast to natural green, pink, and purple plants.
MusicWrap, a headset looking portable audio, is probably the cutest speaker we have ever seen. This adorable audio-minion that packs powerful stereo speakers and a microphone into a slender looking package. With its smart bendable goose-neck design, the two speakers can be wrapped around pretty much anything. Flexible, water-resistant, anti-shock and dust proof, the MusicWrap is designed to free users’ hands and ears while delivering a listening experience that will lessen the chance of damaging their eardrums. Just wrap it around your neck and enjoy the “personal sound field”. Moreover, they can stand on their own, making themselves portable docks as well. Find more details on its site.
You can crochet a lots of things – scarf, head-wear, toy or huge sculptures, but most likely you crochet yarn or thread. While artist Susanna Bauer tries to do something different – she managed to add tiny crocheted embellishments of cotton yarn to the rigid edges of large dried magnolia leaves and create some fascinating yet delicate sculptures. To work with fragile material like dry leaves is difficult enough to have a double thought. But when you take a closer look, you will find near perfection in Bauer’s stitching, a near Herculean effort in patience. Here are some of our favourite and you can see more on Bauer’s website.
Klementinum library, first opened in 1722 as part of the Jesuit university, is a beautiful example of Baroque architecture. The whole place is really spectacular and if it doesn’t have so many books in the photos, you might easily think this place is imperial palace. Besides the various timeworn bookshelves, unique deocration and funitures, the Jan Hiebl’s heavenly, Renaissance-style ceiling paintings are another most important features of the library. Not sure how it feels to read in a place like this, but I bet it will be one-of-kind experience.