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]


Acapulco Gold Swirl Caps

17 03 2008

Acapulco Gold Swirl Caps

Acapulco Gold announces the release of their 2nd round of AG Swirl New Era caps. For those who missed out on the first round, these are the last colors in the series and will be available in store at select retailers such as Union, Livestock, and Commonwealth next week.

The Throne by Ted Nemeth

15 03 2008

The Throne by Ted Nemeth

Urban designer Ted Nemeth has taken the outdoors in with his throne chair which looks as it it has been created from a city dumpster. The chair is made of 1/8 inch cold rolled steel complete with big four-inch bolts. There are a pair of brass knuckles on the chair arms. The chair has leather armrests and seats and the chair is splashed with colorful customizable graffiti by New York-based street artist BLKINK. The chair is listed at $5,150.

Customize Your Tech Gear

14 03 2008

Color Ware new Lineup

Continuing their trend of painting up gadgets you love, Colorware has extended their painting expertise to the Apple iPod touch/nano/cassic as well as the iMac, ensuring your drapes always match the carpet. And if you want to see close-up shots to illustrate why their work warrants a somewhat premium price and is better than a crappy do-it-yourself job, take a look at our Colorware Xbox 360 gallery. Although spray painting in your garage with the windows closed does have its perks. Visit the ColorWare website for more details.

The Rise of Atlantis

12 03 2008

D Atlantis Watches

Handmade by Swiss craftsmen using time-tested methods to ensure precision, D. Atlantis creates a modern mythology by reclaiming ideals from the lost continent and translating them into an ornate aesthetic marked by innovation.

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Bored of your generic store-bought shoes?

2 03 2008

When I saw Matt Francois from Sole Brother Custom Sneakers latest creations, I was instantly intrigued. He creates very inventive designs that are both beautiful and durable and look as if the shoe was manufactured that way. They are the kind of shoes that immediately attract attention.

The process of getting custom sneakers is a little more involved than a quick trip to the shoe store but the results are unique. When he designs shoes he provides customers with a computer generated mock-up for approval. Each custom design is hand done and after it is finished, they coat the shoe with a protective layer which resists water and physical damage. The shoes costs between $400 – $700 which includes the design fee, the base shoe, and free shipping. They specialize in sneakers but can customize high heels, hand bags, belts, wallets, and anything else made of leather or other similar materials.

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