Design archive for 2013-12-15

Ateliereen Architecten's concrete observation tower features a climbing wall and zip line

(4 years ago)
Visitors to this lakeside concrete tower in the Netherlands can scale its walls, jog up to an observation deck on its roof, or sail a zip wire across the water from a balcony (+ slideshow). (more...)

Flat-pack furniture assembled with magnets by Benjamin Vermeulen

(4 years ago)
This range of flat-packed furniture by Benjamin Vermeulen does away with little bags of screws, fastenings or Allen keys and simply snaps together with super-strong magnets (+ movie). (more...)

Surfin Bird

(4 years ago)
Baptisées « Surfin Bird », un très gros coup de coeur pour ces excellentes maisons pour les oiseaux imaginées par les designer Maciej Puzon et Caspar Schmitz du studio Dreikant.Plus de détails en images dans la galerieDescription originaleAviary or simplified nest box? Surfin Bird stands above this distinction. In the …

Di Mainstone's Human Harp creates music from suspension bridges

(4 years ago)
Dezeen Music Project: London artist Di Mainstone is developing an electronic instrument that enables performers to make music from the subtle vibrations of suspension bridge cables (+ movie). (more...)

New Pinterest board: Herzog & de Meuron

(4 years ago)
Following our exclusive interview with architect Jacques Herzog of Herzog & de Meuron last week on the studio's recently completed Pérez Art Museum Miami, our new Pinterest board focuses on the Swiss firm. See our new Herzog & de Meuron Pinterest board »Follow Dezeen on Pinterest »

The Memory House

(4 years ago)
Superbe réalisation du studio A-cero, Joaquin Torres Architects, une mention spéciale pour la « Memory House », une splendide villa contemporaine construite dans la région de Madrid en Espagne.Plus de détails en images dans la galerieDescription originaleThe architecture studio A-cero, led by Joaquin Torres & Rafael Llamazares, presents one …

Wooden stool with a gaping mouth stores a magazine within its seat

(4 years ago)
Montreal designer Loïc Bard has created a wooden stool to add to his collection of furniture with gaping mouths that store magazines inside the top. (more...)

Dezeen's A-Zdvent calendar: OMA

(4 years ago)
Following our exclusive interview with Rem Koolhaas last month, Dutch office OMA is the fifteenth entry to our A-Zdvent calendar of architects. Koolhaas' firm recently completed De Rotterdam, a 44-storey group of interconnected glass towers in the architect's home city, and has also built two skyscrapers in China - the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (pictured) and the CCTV Headquarters building in Beijing.See more architecture by OMA »

Bespoke Shoes Tattooed by Henry Hate

(4 years ago)
December 14th, 2013 – Celebrated tattoo artist, Henry Hate, a man best known for his work on the likes of Amy Winehouse, Alexander McQueen and Boy George, has teamed up with the British shoe-makers over at Oliver Sweeney to inject some fresh attitude, creativity and originality into men’s footwear. Using the shoe as an unexpected canvas, […]


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