2,000 IKEA Hangers Transformed Into Colorful Sculpture

What do you do with a bunch of extra hangers hanging in your closet? Well Portuguese designers Diogo Agular and Teresa Otta of LIKEarchitects had a brilliant idea. They took 2,000 colorful IKEA children’s hangers and designed this Chromatic Screen for the 2012 Oporto Show, an event known as the most prestigious event for interior design and architecture on the Iberian Peninsula.

Inspired by the concept of turning everyday objects into something new, the designers formed this temporary sculpture that lies on the border between architecture, design, urban installation and art. The semi-circular structure provides visitors with various experiences as they move outside, around, and within the chromatic six and a half foot tall design. Shapes and shadows, blends of colors, optical illusions of movement, and moments of transparency are some of the visual experiences created out of blue, green, pink, and orange hangers.

LIKEarchitects website
via [Thursday Friday], [Design Boom]

January 21, 2017

Countless Glittering Stars Illuminate a Dreamy World Below

For those of us who live in a bustling, crowded metropolis, a glittering sky filled with stars is a spectacular sight we rarely get to see. Finnish photographer Oscar Keserci offers us glimpses of these astounding views and tranquil starry nights. His breathtaking images showcase dark skies fully illuminated by millions of brilliant celestial points.

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January 20, 2017

Floating Cabin Lets Nature-Lovers Sleep in the Treetops of Sweden

If you’ve ever dreamed of cuddling up in a contemporary treehouse, the 7th Room Treehotel may be your new favorite getaway. Designed by Snøhetta—a design office that dabbles in landscaping, architecture, interiors, and brand design—the floating bungalow is tucked away in Northern Sweden and perfectly positioned for a sweeping view of the Northern Lights. The 7th Room is elevated by twelve 10-meter stilts and is beautifully built around the towering trunk of a pine tree.

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