The Bioscleave House

8 04 2008

The Bioscleave House

The Bioscleave House, designed by architect Arakawa and Madeline Gins. The designers’ philosophy is that the only way to fight the inevitability of death is to stay young through daily challenges, both physical and mental. As told to the NY Times, Gins and Arakawa built the house to “make people use their bodies in unexpected ways to maintain equilibrium, and… stimulate their immune systems.” The house features undulating, sand-dune like floors and jungle-gym lounge areas, with decor in all colors from baby blue to fuschia to mint, both inside the house and out. Arakawa and Gris also built a series of “Reversible Destiny” loft apartments in Mitaka, Japan.

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Transformable Doc

5 04 2008

Transformable Doc

Wow! A modern sofa can be converted into a bunk beds. The Transformable Doc($5,950 ) is a comfortable sofa with fully removable covering that with a simple movement and no strain becomes a practical bunk bed. I love it! You can check out the web or at Resource Furniture, 969 Third Avenue (58th Street), (212) 753-2039. [via Like Cool]





Boosted – Stiloso Headphones

5 04 2008

Boosted - Stiloso Headphones

Looking for premium sound quality in a stylish package? Boosted Mobile’s recently launched Boosted brand of accessories created the Stiloso Headphones might just fit the criteria. By adopting audio technologies it utilized in its cellphone. Boosted optimized the sound qualities on headphones, with wider dynamic range than most headphones of its class. Plus, the headphones were made to produce premium sounds when it is connected to a mobile device, such as a cellphone. Featured a slim profile answer/end call button and an in-line microphone, an ease of transfer between enjoyment of a song and taking a phone call. Composed from premium perforated leather and retro vinyl earcup forms. Imported. Each each phone comes with a 3.5mm adapter, 1/8″ adapter and 1/4″ adapter. Both are available now at Urban Outfitters. [via Freshness Mag]





Nike SportBand

3 04 2008

Nike SportBand

If you want to get a coach of Nike? Nike+ SportBand ($59; April 10) allows runners to see their distance, pace, time and calories burned when they run. Its watch face is detachable. After you run, remove the Nike+Link and plus it into a USB connection on your computer and upload the nikeplus.com to track your run. [via Nike]





Artco Pepsi Artist Series

3 04 2008

Artco Pepsi Artist Series

With the success of the Moutain Dew Green Label engaging various artists in a series of designer cans, Artco and Mountain Dew’s parent company Pepsi did a similar artist project. Instead of introducing a new can similar to the Green Label project, the Artco Pepsi series featured work on conventional cans. The list of artists range from around the world spanning the Americas, Asia and Europe.





Defendius Labyrinth Security Lock

2 04 2008

 Defendius Labyrinth Security Lock

Every time you open the door that makes you solve a maze to unlock it! This Defendius Labyrinth Security Lock designed by famous Art Lebedev Studio. It available in the Thinkgeek for $50 price tag.





The Nautilus House: Live In A Giant Designer Snail Shell

1 04 2008

Live In A Giant Designer Snail Shell

The Nautilus House is a cartoon-like combination of bright vibrant colors and a gigantic shell-shaped design. It’s a real house, located in Mexico City and occupied by a young couple and their two small children. Not only does the Nautilus House look like a giant work of art, but because it’s built from a mix of chicken wire and concrete (among other things) and takes cues from a Nautilus shell (hence the name) it’s also an earthquake-proof and maintenance-free structure. And that’s always handy.

The inside decor is all about smooth rounded surfaces, rich colors, and greenery all over the place. And although the home is surrounded by Mexico City on 3 sides, the West side has most of the windows and faces out to a beautiful view of the mountains.

I really like it, but for anything other than a vacation home it might get old — living in this house must make a person feel like they’re in a tropical version of Whoville. [via Luxist]