Modern Architecture: Solar-Powered Floating Home


RAFAA Architecture & Designs recently won first prize with this awesome eco-friendly floating home. My favorite feature? Roof-integrated solar panels generate electricity for the two electric engines that propel the home.

The Last Resort
is about 16 feet (5 meters) wide and 49 feet (15 meters) long with two levels. Sleeping bunks, mechanical equipment, and hatches are on the lower level, while the upper level contains living space, a kitchen, a bathroom, and two bedrooms. Production is scheduled to begin by the end of this year.


RAFAA Architecture & Designs website
via inhabitat





December 2, 2016

Sexy French Farmers Pose for Shirtless 2017 Calendar

Last year, the holiday season was set ablaze by France’s Pompiers Sans Frontières (Firefighters Without Borders) and their sizzling, stripped-down calendar. Shot for a good cause by renowned Paris-based fashion photographer Fred Goudon, the risqué calendar proved to be a popular Christmas gift—both in France and abroad. In keeping with tradition, Goudon has photographed a new crop of au naturel pin-up models for his 2018 edition: French farmers.

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December 1, 2016

Meticulous Landscape Paintings Beautifully Represent Intangible Emotional States

Artist Crystal Liu intimately ties her emotional states to beautiful abstract paintings. In large-scale works, she constructs landscapes that are metaphors for the intangible forces that drive us. Visually, elements of the Earth and sky are the actors for the feelings we cannot easily imagine. Together, the sun, mountains, and more depict “narratives of conflict, entrapment, longing, and precarious hope.” These symbols allow Liu to seem removed, yet make the pieces deeply personal.

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