It is always hard to get close to nature for people who live in the big city. Limitied living space make our lives crowded with modern materials: glass, steel, plastic, clay… living in harmony with nature becomes a popular trend and a hope, hence those creative designers try their best to bring nature indoor. In this post, we rounded up 11 Innovative Nature Inspired Designs we saw recently and hope you enjoy the freshness brought by those designs.
Sometimes functional items are designed so beautifully that they blur the line between architecture and art. In addition to providing warmth, fireplaces these days have become a fashion statement. The emphasize is not merely on functionality but more on form and expression. Whether you have a double height living room that enhances the acoustic fire crackling or a small and cozy bedroom with an inviting romantic fireplace, you know the importance of these dancing flame will bring to you. In this post, we feature 25 most beautiful and warming fireplace designs that we came across. Hope you like this collection.
Yokohama-based atelier level architects has completed ‘house with slide’, a three-story family residence that features a continuous circulation route that utilizes both stairs and the playground equipment. Rather than placing the slide next to the staircase or installing it in a playroom, they boldly made it an integral part of the house. After entering the ground-floor entrance to the house, you ascend the staircase to the right, along the wall, and climb past the first floor to the second story. The trip back down takes seconds when you use the slide, which runs along the entire inner perimeter of the building. Imagine you were a kid living in a house like this. Everyday would be a party, don’t you think? [source]
Created by designer from Moscow Tompson Tompson this comfortable chair “Cocoon” will be a perfect place for solitude, reflections and rest. Cocoon is intended as for public interiors, offices, the airports, and for the inhabited. In Cocoon, it is possible to sit having lowered feet and having enclosed under a back a pillow and as to hide there entirely for a full solitude, having covered with ears. The armchair is enclosed but has an open front that can be laced up to increase privacy. It can serve well at the airports and other public places where the privacy is quite impossible. I guess, it should also be cool to have one at home, which will not only be a armchair but a special decorative furniture. Take a look! What do you think?