Rockefeller Partners Associates‘ stunning Mandeville Canyon Treehouse is presently up, along with four other modern homes, for Arch Daily’s Building of The Year . Voting ends today, and all the nominees are shown here later in this post. Read more
Hydrofloors® are vertically movable floors — vertically, not horizontally. The floor actually moves upward to the surface straight from the bottom. This allows you to exploit the surface area taken up by an indoor or outdoor swimming pool. The movable floors convert the associated terrace or indoor pool room for other uses such as recreation, social events, dining and dancing. Read more
I was absolutely thrilled to learn that brinca dada of New York has created a modern dollhouse, inspired by Richard Neutra’s Kaufmann Desert House and the Cooper residence designed by A. Quincy Jones. Read more
The 58m modern looking Soliloquy Yacht designed by Alastair Callender uses a combination of solar, wind and hybrid marine power to move through water. The vessel also boasts retractable, cutting-edge, rigid-wing technology and has zero emission capabilities. Read more
You may not want Anthrax anywhere near or in your home, but if it’s an area rug by Bev Hisey of the same name, you may change your mind. Read more
above:Make Architects designs an underground carbon neutral home for one of Manchester United’s soccer stars.
Andrew Greaves of the Bolton News reports “Plans submitted to Bolton Council last week, by international firm Make Architects, show the kitchen as the “heart” of the development with several wings — with titles such as eat, relax, entertain, work, sleep and play — arranged around the central area like petals on a flower. Read more
“I don’t believe it. I just don’t believe it. The things you can do with a Spirograph” (the commercial theme song from Kenner’s Spirograph toy in the mid 70s). Read more