Most luxury homes are covered in windows, but not the Ocean Eye House by architect Benjamin Garcia Saxe of San Jose, Costa Rica. This breathtaking living space is located in the Nicoya peninsula, and boasts an open-aired design with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. Should there be inclement weather, you can just seal off the interior with sliding wooden walls. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Ocean view homes are nice, but this cliffside church takes things to the next level. Designed by Open Platform for Architecture (OPA), the Holy Cross Chapel is embedded into the side of a cliff, and constructed with simple materials, like wood, glass, and concrete. All of these materials aim to match the surrounding landscape, seamlessly blending man-made and natural textures. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
You've probably seen the pictures, but now a video shows what it's like to stay in a Floating Seahorse Villa located two miles off the coast of Dubai. Once the project is completed in 2018, there will be more than 125 floating villas that will cost at least a whopping $2.9-million each. The largest of these villas, each measuring 4,000 square feet, will have an underwater master bedroom suite, complete with a freestanding tub, heated mirrors, and even a guest room. The middle sea level deck offers an open-plan layout with a living room, dining room, kitchen, bathroom, and an exterior deck. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Mercedes-Benz's Viano Marco Polo looks like a normal van on the outside, but step inside, and you'll realize it's actually a mini home on wheels. Featuring a transverse bed, kitchenette set, safety assist technologies, and even a fully equipped bathroom. The rooftop tent enables friends to sleep comfortably when there's no more room in the main cabin. Continue reading for another video and more pictures.
Tdub Photo headed to Seto Inland Sea in Japan for his latest photo series, titled "The Weeping Stones". It captures the stunning soothing blue glow of bioluminescent shrimp against the rocks of Seto. "This urge to do more is what drove us to create this year's set. This set was created by pouring the 'sea fireflies' over rocks and points along the shore to give the impression that the stones were 'weeping,'" said Trevor Williams. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Priced from $100K, the Autonomous Tent is essentially a seashell-inspired, pop-up home that can be setup anywhere in the world. It was designed by modernist architect Harry Gesner, is powered by solar energy and comes with on-site waste management systems to minimize impact on the environment. The metal-framed tents are set atop a raised wooden deck, and then covered with a high-tech, translucent fabric shell resistant to mildew, rot, and pests. They are engineered to withstand 90mph hurricane winds and heavy snow loads of up to 30 pounds per square foot. An open-floor plan with soaring ceilings allow for natural light to flood in, while solar panels handle all of the electricity needs, including lighting, water filters, and a composting system. Click here to view the first image in this week's things that look like other things gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of seemingly magical water transfer printing.
Think of the Super Sports SS18 Glider Yacht as an F1 racer for the water, and it's not just for looks, as the watercraft is capable achieving speeds in excess of 60mph. Fortunately, it has room for more than just one on the open water and comfortably accommodates up to four guests, in addition to the pilot. Continue reading for another video and more information.
This is not a futuristic space station, or the scene from an upcoming movie, but rather the "Space Suite" at the Kameha Grand Zurich Hotel in Switzerland. Designed by German artist Michael Najjar, you'll find plenty of geeky touches, such as color-reverse prints from the Hubble space telescope, rocket-inspired ceiling light, and a minimalist theme, with touches of space foil on the furniture. Continue reading for another video and more pictures.
The color pink isn't synonymous with lagoons, but this one, located in the fishing village of Las Coloradas on the eastern coast of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, most certainly is. While it may look Photoshopped, the color comes from both red plankton and the high quantity of brine shrimp in the water - chemicals from the aquatic life seep into the water. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Exploring the oceans in a personal submarine may sound cool, but not many can afford such a luxury. Introducing the Libelule Amphibious Vehicle. Simply step inside the contraption, strap on an oxygen mask, and you're ready to roll, literally. It works by using the water as a ballast, while paddles inside let you traverse the surface and beneath with relative speed. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the ultimate gravitational waves demo.