Architects: Yuko Nagayama
Location/Year: Tokyo, Japan / 2013
Photos: Daici Ano
the flowers of holland’s keukenhof gardens near lisse in spring bloom. (a sort of “modern day tulip mania" — shout out to econ historians.) photos by (click pic) yves herman, peter femto, daily overview, guilhem de cooman, rdevo58, frans sellies, edwin jones, and allard schager
Monocasco Concept Bike
The Monocasco Concept Bike is an electric version inspired by the original Ossa Monocasco bike of Santiago Herrero. Reliving the legacy of the legendary Sabtiago, who died racing his Ossa in the 1970 Grand Prix, this bike is a fitting tribute. The story goes that Ossa abandoned racing altogether after this tragedy. - Via
Completed by David Pedroza Castañeda architects in 2013, the Nirigua House is a colossal residence in Mexico covering 8,000 square-feet. Built up in the mountainous woodlands, the home offers spectacular 360º views of the beautiful landscape while simultaneously respecting the existing ecosystem.
To preserve the existing greenery, a floor plan was devised with various different “zones” that group around the old cedar trees. The first zone contains the garage and storage spaces. The entrance hall, master bedroom, and staircase to the lower level are all located in the second volume, and the third features the kitchen and social area. The building material selection also help the building to blend into its surroundings, with copper and stained wood making for a rustic aesthetic.
Timezone Rug by Four O Nine
Hand-made with 100% New Zealand Virgin Wool.
The difference between the building at the beginning versus the building at the end is stressing me out.
Like, how long were they gone? I mean, really. The plaster is gone from the building, that ivy has covered the entire upper part of the building, including the windows. The slope on the side of road is gone and filled in. The trees have filled in overhead.
Denis Waitley (via quotethat)
I’m always fascinated in seeing this type of creativity. It’s like how did they even begin to think of something this dope. Blows my mind.