Author Archives: Terrence

Off the Wall

Enhance your room with warm diffuse light and set the mood with touch-sensitive dimming.  The CLOUDLINE lamp by LIVDIN is simple to wall-mount, and takes up no floor space.  Pleasing illumination in an equally pleasing package.

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BANG!

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Living Photos

We’ve all taken photos out of focus.  Now with Lytro‘s new light field camera, you don’t have to worry about it.  Take the picture, focus later!  And turn heads with its sleek minimilist design.

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Where There’s Smoke There’s Electricity

Is this NASA’s new Mars probe?  Kinda looks like it, but it’s made for Earth.  Do you enjoy camping, but can’t live without your phone?  BioLite may be able to help.  Feast your eyes on this uncanny backwoods apparatus!  Combining … Continue reading

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The Nature of Things

Jesse and Jessica of Nervous System have a good (and fun) thing going.  They’ve taken their interest in nature and design, and parlayed it into a growing business.  They design fashion accessories and houseware items by writing computer algorithms that model natural … Continue reading

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Prefab-ulous

New Yorkers are used to living in boxes.  Shoe boxes to be more specific.  But these custom prefabricated homes by Resolution: 4 Architecture are anything but.  Each modular box is factory-built and assembled on site, shortening construction time and improving the quality of the construction.  On a … Continue reading

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Social Station

If you live in New York City or other dense urban envionment, you know space comes at a premium.  Apartments are tiny, pushing domestic and social activities into the public realm.  Social Station offers a place for both domestic gathering and … Continue reading

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Live and Dine Young

Here it is… the Livdin Sofa!  Now shortlisted for final judging for the Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2011! Livdin’s design is motivated by the constraints of tiny urban dwellings, and the desire to create a pleasing, playful piece of … Continue reading

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Live. Leaner.

The typical seating and table heights for both a lounging and dining arrangement are fairly standard.  From here, I explored how a sofa could transform into a dining configuration (some of the design sketches are shown below).  I found that a … Continue reading

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Art Underwater

Xian has its Terracotta Army and Cancun has The Silent Evolution, an underwater installation of 400 concrete figures created by Jason deCaires Taylor.  The installation is part of the Museo Subacuático de Arte (MUSA), an underwater sculpture gallery off the Yucatan Peninsula.  Snorkelers and divers can … Continue reading

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