Musk Rat

' In 2004, Kunstgebouw foundation and the province of Zuid-Holland wanted a temporary sculpture come mascot for the village of Nieuwerkerk aan den IJssel, located at the very lowest point in Holland (6,86 meters below sea level). It is amazing how water is being controlled here by waterworks and dykes, so this fact was taken as a starting point. It resulted in a giant alter ego of the musk rat, also to show the size of the problem the animal is said to cause. The musk rat (ondatra zibethicus) supposedly is the biggest threat to dykes because of its digging into them and therefor the ‘most wanted’ animal in The Netherlands. ' Click here for the link.

Krzywy Dom

p The Krzywy Dom is a beautiful building torn from the pages of your favorite fairy tale and cemented onto Monte Cassino Street. p


3lhd1 I'm not too crazy about modern architecture, however, this house has a nice balance that's appealing to me. Called "House N", this home was created by 3LHD architects. The home, located in Croatia, sits on top of  the highest point to take advantage of its surrounding views. Photos by Damir Fabijanic 3lhd2 3lhd3 3lhd4

Kyle Bean

kyle 1 This is the evolution of the mobile phone by UK-based illustrator Kyle Bean. This pretty much answers how I'd be carrying all those swanky cellphones. My current cellphone is somewhere in the middle. I need an upgrade. Which one is yours? kyle 2 kyle 3 kyle 4

Formosa 1140

p A multi-colored metallic skin wraps the 11-home, 4-story structure, diffusing light & heat while defining views & privacy. Rare in LA to find new townhomes built at a park. Rarer still a vest-pocket park built around new townhomes. But once again, Habitat Group – with the City of West Hollywood - has developed and integrated both, resulting in livable village urbanity. The unique front unit faces street and park and extends to 3 levels of entry foyer/den, upper living room, 2 bedrooms, 3 baths & large terrace. The remaining 2-story units, on 2 tiers, comprise open living/dining/kitchen areas with study & bath on one floor, while 2 bedrooms, 2 baths occupy another floor, with balconies. While 4 top-tier units enjoy roof deck views of the Hollywood hills, all units partake in Hollywood hubbub & neighborhood bustle. Link here.

Yasuhiro Ymashita

p This cute house is designed by architect Yasuhiro Ymashita, located at downtown Tokyo. Love it. p p

Fantastic Norway

p p Fantastic Norway, designed this Norwegian cabin retreat in the Middle-North of the Scandinavian country. Looks great! p

Fernando Romero

p p Bridge Tea House designed by Fernando Romero in Jinhua Architectural Park in China. Click here for the link. p

Amazon Tree Houses

Amazon Tree Houses was formed in 2007 by Derek Saunderson, a Joiner and Treehouse builder with over twenty years experience. His aim was to bring the craft of treehouse building back from the accountants and sales-men, and put it firmly back in the hands of the crafts-men who’s passion for treehouse building shows in their skill and commitment for creating beautiful natural structures.

The Helix Hotel

American design firm, Leeser Architecture recently won an invited competition for a five-star luxury hotel in the Zayed Bay in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Called the Helix Hotel for its staggered floor plates, it rests in the bay, partially floating in the water. With 208 guest rooms and suites arranged around a helical floor, the floor constantly shifts as it rises to the top floor. The curvy floor is meant to resemble winding street in a bustling town. It is designed so that one activity feeds into the next rather than affecting sharp separations between each activity. In this way it develops a feeling of being free to whimsically experience all aspects of the hotel without having to decide on an agenda in advance. Guests can take advantage of the lounges, cafes, meeting rooms, indoor health spa, running track and indoor fountain. p