Old News Is Still Relevant News

I’m sure you’ve all heard about cargotecture by now – I’m bananas over it, loving the endless possibilities provided by it. Seriously, it’s like one of the few things that gets me excited anymore. Hehe, “Hi. I’m E and I have a shipping container fetish.”

As much time as I spend delving into this concept, I’m bound to overlook a gem or two eventually. Which leads me to Container City. Located at Trinity Buoy Wharf near London is this modular, multi-unit development which provides affordable accommodations. Constructed from recycled shipping containers, innovative developers Urban Space Management cleverly broke free of the "one container, one unit" approach to create 37 funky-fresh live/work spaces from 50 recycled shippers.

Stacked five stories high, architects Nicolas Lacey and Burp Happold, opted for a more flexible approach to design, allowing for a variety of interiors with varying degrees of inter-connectivity. Fitted with sliding windows, portholes, over-hanging balconies and a splash of paint, you'd hardly know your home once carried cargo across the seas.

I’m anxious to see more of these sprout up everywhere, and equally so learning the myriad of their applications/utilities waiting to be discovered.

December 10, 2016

World Map Reveals What Each Country Does Better Than Any Other

Designer David McCandless of Information is Beautiful has created a fascinating world map called International Number Ones. “Because every country is the best at something,” McCandless also offers the caveat that this accolade is “according to data,” which makes perfect sense once you study the map. Being the number one at something isn’t necessarily a compliment. Many countries are the “best” when it comes to issues that are morally reprehensible.

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December 9, 2016

Intricately Detailed Floating Cube Casts Stunning Shadows

We have always been big fans of Pakistan-born artist Anila Quayyum Agha’s mesmerizing art. In 2014, we raved about Intersections, a captivating wooden cube that cast dreamy shadows with a single light bulb. Fortunately for us, Agha is still creating intricate installations in this style, with her most recent, radiant piece being All The Flowers Are For Me. Like Intersections, All The Flowers Are For Me plays with light and space.

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