The Lotus Building

Architecture has reached new heights in Wujin, China as a stunning new construction has been unveiled. The Lotus Building can be seen blooming out of an artificial lake, like the flower it has been modeled on. The Lotus Building is the work of studio505, conceived as an inhabited sculptural work, in which visitors enter from … Continue reading

Fujiko Nakaya – Veil

Beginning on May 1st, the renowned Glass House designed by architect Philip Johnson in 1949 will be engulfed in a dense and ghostly layer of fog, as part of an installation staged by Japanese artist Fujiko Nakaya. Veil is the first site-specific project to engage the historic structure, which occupies a vast promontory overlooking a … Continue reading

Ian Strange – Landed

Australian artist Ian Strange has unveiled his latest architectural artwork ‘Landed‘ outside the Art Gallery of South Australia. Landed – which has seemingly fallen from the sky – is a structural recreation of the artist’s own 1920’s suburban-style home in Australia. The piece is part of the 2014 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art and is … Continue reading

Coca-Cola Bow Pavilion

With sustainability and CSR high on every major company’s activity list, drinks giant Coca-Cola, is using art to promote recycling of the billions of bottles and cans they sell each year. The Cola-Bow is an art installation at Beijing University, China, by the Austrian-based design house Penda to highlight the current state of plastic pollution … Continue reading

Nitehawk Cinema – Williamsburg

Nitehawk Cinema in Williamsburg, the creative hub of Brooklyn, New York and hipster mecca, is the historic independent movie house in the area. Opening in 2011, Nitehawk offers an unparalleled cinematic experience by combining exemplary first-run and repertory film programming along with tableside food and beverage service in all theatres. It is only possible because it … Continue reading

Napoli’s Toledo Metro Station

The Toledo Metro Station in Napoli, Italy has been transformed into a seemingly underwater abyss after a new design by Oscar Tusquets Blanca. The floors and walls of the underground space have been covered in varying shades of blue Bisazza mosaics. The work is part of Napoli’s Art Stations. Metro Art Stations is a government … Continue reading

Flux Cocoon Bridge – Lausanne

As part of the inaugural Lausanne Lumières, a festival of light in Lausanne, Switzerland, eleven artists have created original installations for ten central venues. Each illuminated design creating a contemporary and innovative but also suitably festive atmosphere in the heart of the city. The stand out piece is Flux Cocoon Bridge in the heart of … Continue reading

Golden Moon – Hong Kong

At Hong Kong’s Lee Kum Kee Lantern Wonderland, amongst the various light displays lays Golden Moon, a huge temporary architectural structure that mimics a giant lantern. Designed by architects Kristof Crolla and Adam Fingrut as part of the Hong Kong Mid-Autumn Festival. The spectacular illuminated dome allows for a fantastic show of sound and neon … Continue reading

Coca-Cola Beatbox by Pernilla & Asif

The Coca-Cola Beatbox designed by super cool London-based architectural duo Pernilla & Asif for the London 2012 Olympic Games is now completed and ready for the opening ceremony on Friday. The specially commissioned Olympic Park Pavilion is designed to celebrate the best of British youth. Pernilla Ohrstedt and Asif Khan created the Coca-Cola Beatbox was … Continue reading

Create, Work, Inspire with Dell

Last week computer giant, Dell, decided to challenge Apple’s dominance over the creative sector laptops with a novel way to launch their new XPS 14z laptop. The brand enlisted the support of LA-based creative think tank, Super! Alright! to create a three day exhibit at Openhouse Gallery, New York called Create, Work, Inspire. Tastemakers from … Continue reading

Palladium Boots & Pharrell Williams – Tokyo Rising

Palladium Boots are the hottest thing to be seen on your feet with since the £5 plimsole evasion of East London. Now, the footwear company that was originally an aviation tyre manufacturer ahead of WWII, has created five mini-documentaries with Pharrell Williams. The series sees Pharrell visit Japan’s creative capital, Tokyo, post the atrocities of … Continue reading

Peter Zumthor: Serpentine Gallery Pavilion finished

The 11th Serpentine Gallery Pavilion has been designed by Swiss architect Peter Zumthor and after a whole host of work from design to completion, the pavilion is now finished and soon to be open to the public. The current addition to the annual series, established by gallery director Julia Peyton-Jones, joins the repertoire of commissions … Continue reading

Who knew that car parks could be works of art

Los Angeles based practice Brooks + Scarpa have completed improvements to the Frank Gehry-designed parking garages at Santa Monica Place Mall. building on the success of the 3rd street promenade and Southern California’s ideal outdoor climate, now creating a more walkable and friendly atmosphere. Offering large canvas spaces for local public art, the completely redesigned … Continue reading

‘House in Mattsee’

‘House in Mattsee’ by Linz-based firm Kleboth Lindinger Dollnig is a two-storey private dwelling in a village in northwest Austria. Now that doesn’t seem enough for me to bring it to your attention, but trust me, close your eyes (ok don’t that would’t help in reading a blog post) and take a journey one of … Continue reading

Smitten Ice Cream made from Liquid Nitrogen

Smitten Ice Cream have opened their first shop, made from two recycled shipping containers in Hayes Valley, San Francisco this April with an innovative approach to making ice-cream. In the pursuit of creating better ice cream, Robyn Sue Goldman spent two years developing a one-of-a-kind ice cream machine, now named “Kelvin”. Kelvin’s uniqueness stems from … Continue reading