Svart Hotel Will Be The First To Produce More Energy Than It Uses.

svart self-sufficient hotel

Svart is the flagship product of innovative Norwegian digital building and tech company MIRIS, designed by Norwegian architecture firm Snøhetta. The project consists of a circular 100 room hotel north of the Arctic Circle which, due to its innovative energy-conscious design, will go off-grid within five years of operation. This means that the hotel, including the farm and the boat shuttles, will be completely self-sufficient in terms of electricity and waste management. Read more

Stunning Hollywood Home by Standard Architecture

standard architecture forest knoll residence

The new Forest Knoll Residence, an 11,184 square foot home in the Hollywood Hills inspired by architect Louis Kahn’s Kimbell Art Museum, is just gorgeous. Designed by Architects Silvia Kuhle and Jeffrey Allsbrook of Standard Architecture, the three gabled home is filled with light, white oak and travertine flooring. Read more

The Small But Spectacular Tye River Cabin by Olson Kundig

Small But Spectacular Tye River Cabin

Only 600 square feet of space makes this more like a permanent tent than a cabin, but the Tye River Cabin is as inviting and beautifully designed as once could imagine. The steel, concrete and wood structure, by one of our favorite and frequently blogged about architects, is situated in a dense forest near the Tye River in Skykomish, Washington and connects to the natural environment that surrounds it. Read more

Elmgreen & Dragset’s The Hive At New Moynihan Train Hall

The Hive at moynihan train hall

The new and beautifully designed Moynihan Train Hall is home to The Hive, one of three permanent art installations in Penn Station’s expansive new 92-foot-high skylit concourse. Commissioned for the Moynihan Train Hall, the ceiling suspended sculpture by Scandinavian-born art duo Elmgreen & Dragset is sure to cause a few stiff necks. Read more

Cardboard Pet Beds You Will Not Believe Are Cardboard.

Mimi de Biarritz Cardboard Pet Beds

I came across the talented work of artist and crafter Mimi de Biarritz in a recent New York Times’ T Magazine article about Kit Kemp’s seventh-floor pop-up store in New York City’s Bergdorf Goodman. The temporary outlet incorporated many of Biarritz’ one-of-a-kind items. Among her impressive paper art and objects I spotted two stunning pet beds, so I did a little research and wait until you see what I found. Read more

The Surreal Architecture Paintings of Andrew Beck

Andrew Beck's Surreal Paintings
Don’t go 2019, Oil on canvas, 91.5 x 101.5 cm

Presently living and working in Ottowa, Canada, artist Andrew Beck was born and raised in England graduating from Coventry University with a BA in graphic design. He began his career as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer, but since emigrating to Canada in 2015, he has taken up painting full time. The self-taught artist with a passion for architecture has a series of surreal paintings that combine mid-century modern architecture with figures that appear transplanted from a different time and place. Read more

Woodnest Treehouses in Norway by Architects Helen&Hard

woodnest treehouses

Completed this year, Woodnest in Norway is a family run business offering two stunning treehouses in which you can get away from the concrete jungle. The timber structures, by architects Helen&Hard, are nicely designed, wood-clad treehouses nestled in the woods of Odda, Norway that look out over the magnificent Hardanger fjord. Read more

The Migration Series by Ted Lott

The migration series by Ted Lott

When I first came across these I didn’t know if I was looking at custom dollhouses or travel cases. Turns out, I was looking at both. This series of architecturally embellished travel and suitcases by artist Ted Lott was inspired by immigrants seeking the promise of a better life here in America. Read more