World-renowned architect Zaha Hadid has just unveiled plans for a futuristic, sand dune-shaped building. The white, gently sloping edifice will serve as the new headquarters for Bee’ah, a United Arab Emirates-based environmental firm. Along with company offices, the two main dunes will house public event spaces, including an auditorium and a gallery, to further the company’s environmental education initiative.
Kyoto-based artist Niyoko Ikuta, one of the most prominent figures in contemporary Japanese glass art, produces evocative and enchantingly elaborate...
This gracefully curving wooden chair is one of the latest pieces exquisitely crafted by designer Alejandro Estrada.
The NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) has just released a vivid, high-resolution interactive map charting Earth’s plant life. Utilizing a year’s worth of data, which amounts to over 100 terabytes, collected from NASA’s Suomi NPP Satellite, the rendering offers an extraordinarily detailed look at where the planet’s highest (and lowest) concentrations of vegetation can be found.
The French design firm Beau et Bien has produced this eerily captivating floating chandelier.
Visual artist Artem Ogurtsov creates dazzlingly enigmatic books out of paper made and cut entirely by hand.
Photographer Roberto Bigano strikingly showcases the ornate designs of antique mechanisms and tools in a trio of books from publisher Cesati & Cesati. Published with both avid collectors and amateur admirers in mind, LOCKS – A Collection of Masterpieces, DOORKNOCKERS – A Collection of Iron Sculptures, and TOOLS – Beyond Hands Towards Beauty are the products of rigorous study released over the span of seven years starting in 2007.
This spiky, orange-glowing cube, known as the Barnards Farm Sitooterie, is the newest sculptural and architectural addition to the grounds of...
Japanese design studio A.P.Works playfully mimics the imagery of Albert Einstein’s space-time fabric theory with this mind-bending placemat.
San Francisco-based graphic artist Roberto Ziche has produced these sleek graphics elegantly depicting the immense scale of our Solar System and its planets. Shown at their proportional sizes to one another, the planets are placed side-by-side, and not at their proper orbital distances, for ease of comparison. The small bodies on the left are Mercury, Venus, Earth with its moon, and Mars.
Construction has just begun on architect Moshe Safdie’s lush, expansive greenhouse space at Singapore’s principal airport. Measuring over 1.
Graffiti artist Bikismo (also known as Joshua Santos Rivera)