Designed by German architect Matthias Arndt, this Hobbit-inspired house is situated on the side of cliff, and features a sharp triangular roof and covered with glass on all sides. On the inside, soft glowing lights keep things bright while creating a cozy environment during the winter months. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Designed by Olson Kundig Architects, this structure in Washington may appear to be a steel shed at first, but step inside, and you'll see it's the perfect weekend getaway. Its steel exterior can easily slide across all the windows, and mechanically controlled using a wheel. The entire cabin was built on elevated stilts to prevent flooding during inclement weather, while the multi-level interior boasts timber panels that line the floor, walls and ceiling. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an explosive way to demolish a bridge.
Say goodbye to the tedious task of folding / ironing, and hello to Foldimate. This machine does it all, and it consists of a conveyor belt, several robotic clothes-folding arms, and an adjustable tray that dispenses your wardrobe once finished. Plus, it even comes equipped with a steam cleaner just in case the machine misses anything, as well as perfume and softening modes. Click here to view a few bonus home life hacks.
WATG Urban Architecture reveals the world's first freeform 3D-printed house. Despite looking like a futuristic spacecraft, it features a modern interior core and an exterior skin comprised of rolling archways that provide an organic feel and "rethink[s] traditional architectural aesthetics, ergonomics, construction, building systems, and structure from the ground up," according to the press release. Continue reading for more pictures and information. Click here for a few bonus 3D-printing disasters.
This Matrix fanatic hired Gramophone to create a custom home theater based on the franchise. The walls of the 1,125-square-foot space reflect the mood of the popular sci-fi thriller with the use colored LED lighting to create the illusion of stepping into a tunnel. Other touches include: a 110-inch screen from Stewart Filmscreen, a Runco Q750 LED projector, ceiling-mounted Bowers & Wilkins speakers, paired with a Velodyne SC-15 subwoofer, in 7.1 arrangement, and a URC MX-980 handheld remote. Continue reading for more out of this world home theaters.
This may look like a miniature Darth Vader helmet or toy, but it's actually an internet connected smart camera that can be controlled with an app. Several of these can be linked together and placed throughout your home, but unfortunately, lightsaber sounds are not included, even when / if intruders are detected. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny demotivational posters gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing an extreme close-up of Pluto's surface captured by New Horizons.
Japanese artist Tokujin Yoshioka may not be a waterbender, but he does specialize in creating water-themed home pieces, like this amazing bench. During the casting process, gold brass is melted in a 1100° furnace, poured into a sand mold, left to cool, and then polished by experienced craftsmen to create its shimmering gold surface. Continue reading for a few "making of" pictures and information.
Love traveling, but hate being tied down to living in just one place? Meet "Floatwing". This off-the-grid home can produce up to 100 percent of its annual energy needs over 6-months, thanks to solar panels, a wastewater treatment plant with advanced tertiary treatment, a mini supply water treatment plant, and stored fuel. It's comprised of two levels: a long floating deck and the accessible upper deck that doubles as a roof. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Love cruising, and just relaxing by the river? If so, then you'll definitely want to look into these X-Float prefab homes by architecture firm Agaligo Studio. Located on the River Kwai in Thailand, each one of these living spaces offer plenty of floor-to-ceiling glazed windows for breathtaking water / mountain views, especially while up on the rooftop terrace. Continue reading for 9 more pictures and information.
Making its first appearance online in 2014, British designer Joshua Renouf has finally unveiled a working prototype of the Barisieur Alarm Clock. Put simply, this contraption is designed to brew you a fresh cup of coffee when it's time to wake up. It aims to stimulate all five senses: sound (brew), sight (water being filtered), touch (pressing buttons), smell, and taste. The alarm clock consists of a glass beaker of sorts, stainless steel filter, milk jar, peltier cooler, as well as a stainless steel tray base used to store beans, sugar and other coffee brewing supplies. Continue reading for more pictures and information on how to get one.