Category: Home Improvement
November 22, 2012
China Builds Highway Around House That Refuses to Move

In the city of Wenling, located in China’s eastern region of Zheijang, an interstate has been constructed around a residential building that forbids to move. Luo Baogen, disappointed with the relocation compensation offered by the government decided to remain in the half-demolished building with his wife. According to China Daily, the road, which leads to […]

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November 18, 2012
Obama's New Oval Office Design (Not really, just for fun!)

The country is going to hell in a handbasket, but at least architects can make us laugh. Evanston architects Stuart Cohen and Julie Hacker were among the architects asked by The Guardian on London to redesign the Oval Office for the presidency of Barack Obama. Here is their very witty response: "In Obama’s Oval Office […]

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November 8, 2012
House Boat Cabin-Style

Its so compact. I like to cozy cabin look. That would be so cool to be surrounded by water like that, until a big wave comes. Spotted in Perry Creek, by the island of Vinalhaven in Maine, USA, is this incredible custom-built floating cottage. This is definitely the neatest ‘small space’ I’ve witnessed. Photograph by Marcus […]

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November 5, 2012
Life-altering Shadows Created With Just Building Blocks

Artwork by Kumi Yamashita It is amazing what kinder-gardeners are doing these days with their building blocks! Haha, this was created by an adult artist. The best art is unique. Building Blocks, 1997 Wood, light, shadow H:230cm, W:400cm, D:5cm Collection of Boise Art Museum, Idaho

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October 4, 2012
Salvador Dalí's Amazing Surreal Furniture Design

These unique furniture items were designed by Salvador Dali. You probably will recognize him by his most famous artwork The Persistence of Memory. Facts on Salvador Dali Lived: 1904 -1989 Born in: Figueras, Spain Birthday and astrological sign: May 11, 1904, Taurus Died: January 23, 1989, Age 86. Artists Edvard Munch and Pierre Bonnard also died on this day in […]

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September 20, 2012
Mitt Romney's 6 Houses

After much tension to release his tax forms, presidential candidate Mitt Romney has generated over $43 million in just the past 2 years. As you can see from all of his previous houses Mitt Romney can not relate to the average American on economic conditions. While much of Romney’s assets comes from his tenure at […]

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September 19, 2012
10 Different Painted Kitchen Cabinet Colors

White-painted cabinets make this kitchen come to feel vibrant, light and open. Green-hued granite counter tops and arbitrarily spread out attractive back splash tiles create just the correct contrast. Adding a wooden ceiling can be quite a risk, but in some cases well worth it. These green-painted cabinets contrast superbly with the wood-paneled ceiling and […]

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September 17, 2012
Beyond Your Average Couch

When you want to have a place for house visitors to slumber but don’t have a free bedroom in which to put them, a sofa bed can be a life saver. This unique piece of transforming furniture has often been mocked as not comfortable, ugly, and inconvenient. But today, a new generation of sleeper sofas […]

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September 15, 2012
Architecture for Fish? Underwater Homes Shelter Wildlife

Artist Jason deCaires Taylor is no stranger to the otherworldly marine environment. In fact, he has developed some of the most wonderful, heavenly scenes one can ever see underneath the surface. Now, he is transforming his attention to architecture…in a way. The homes he designed are in fact intended to be utilised as homes by […]

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September 5, 2012
Bill Gates House: The Washington State Retreat

Bill Gates residence is a huge estate in the section of a hill which is overlooking Lake Washington, in the unique suburban area of Medina, Washington, USA. It took 7 years to construct and cost $63 million. Check out the Bill Gates house. Introduction Billionaire Bill Gates house has innovative digital systems and it has […]

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September 3, 2012
QuickSmart Travel Bassinet/Diaper Bag (Disguised Baby Luggage)

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September 2, 2012
Logitech Washable Keyboard K310

You will now eat as well as drink over your keyboard with peace of mind without having the fear of getting it drenched or full of nasty crumbs, with bugs. Or if you are a germaphobic person, and you have a fear of touching nasty keyboards there is a solution for you! A study in […]

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August 31, 2012
Extremely Light Carbon Fiber Bikes

When thinking about architecture what often comes to mind?? Cool houses, sweet fish tanks or even the odds and ends when it comes to furniture. The one item that is commonly missed however is bikes and lots of them. There are so many different styles made and hopefully this article  will help a few very odd […]

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August 22, 2012
Private Islands Owned by Celebrities

There are many thousands of own-able private islands currently in the world. There are a lot of benefits and concerns that come with owning an island. Islands tend to have fragile eco-systems to begin with, so developing on one can cause ecological devastation. Many private island owners also keep a livestock within their island because of the expensive transportation costs. With […]

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August 19, 2012
Alno Dining Room Table Pulls out of Cabinets

              This clever idea is brought to you by the German designer company Alno. The dining room table and chairs pull out right from the cabinet only when you need to use them saving precious space. I wonder how they fit that big of a table into the cabinet […]

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August 18, 2012
What Is Makeup Artistry? Everything You Need To Know

What is makeup artistry? Art comes in all different forms, and in many views, architecture is a form of art. I am here to bring light to a different form of architecture that may not be thought of in the average mind. Makeup artistry is something many people consider a drop-out career or a job […]

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August 16, 2012
Swing Table by Duffy London: The Ultimate Guide

At a £4,995.00 this dinning room table brings back childhood fun to a usually normal eating experience. What can be more fun than eating and swinging back and forth? I think that Duffy London. This is a genius idea and I am jealous that I never thought of it! What do you think of it? […]

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August 9, 2012
World's Narrowest House in Poland

An alley between an old apartment block and a tower block in Warsaw, Poland is home to the world's skinniest house. The four story home will have a bedroom, lounge, bathroom and kitchen. but instead of the traditional staircase, each floor will be accessed by a ladder. It will take over from the world's current official […]

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August 7, 2012
Tanked Best Tanks from the TV Show

My favorite tv show has to be Tanked. The reason I love this show is because it combines architecture with fish tanks. They design and create outstanding fish tanks for multiple clients. The show makes me want to make a fish tank myself. Overall, Animal Planet is a great TV program. Furthermore, I love this […]

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August 5, 2012
Transparent House in Japan

Do you like the outdoors? Well if so you might like this unique transparent house in Tokyo Japan. The head architect was Sou Fujimoto. The design includes a flowing design with no doors, deprived from the concept of a tree. There are multiple movable stairs and ladders making it seem like one huge loft space. The floors are […]

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August 2, 2012
Best Free Room Design Program from Ikea

Do you feel confused when shopping for furniture because you don't know how it will work in the space? Well there is a free solution. Ikea Room Planner makes it possible to design your room before buying any more furniture that wouldn't work. The program will work on a wide variety of computers. All you have […]

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July 30, 2012
10 Space Saving Bedrooms with Work Spaces

Dealing with a small space on a daily basis can be frustrating at times but that can change. Making a small space usable is sometimes the only choice, depending on location and budget. A lot of times you can even do it yourself! Here is some inspirations if you want to maximize your space. Sometimes all it takes is adding a comfy […]

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July 28, 2012
Bathroom Above 15th Floor Elevator Shaft

  This is one of four bathrooms in the PPDG penthouse designed by Hernandez Silva Arquitectos.  Located in Guadalajara, Mexico, the original 15 story building was built in the 1970s. The bathrooms sits on an abandoned elevator shaft. This was obviously a remodeled bathroom that was added into the Its a great idea to use the abandoned […]

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July 25, 2012
Eco Urinal Saving Water

This is not your average urinal. The water from the sink above is used for washing hands then drains into the urinal to flush your pee. It is a smart innovation to save water. The design also includes a glass sink bottom to ensure that you can still have sight of your peeing direction. It […]

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