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Re-Loved Lounge at 100% Design

Discarded furniture was given new life in the “Re-Loved Lounge,” a collaboration at 100% Design between the African and African-Carribbean Design Diaspora Designers (AACDD) and the British European Design Group. The participating designers re-upholstered furniture and added fresh color schemes and accessories to the space, creating an eclectic and welcoming seating area in the midst of the event.

Capitals, Lower Case, Numbers, Punctuation….

Thomas De Bruin’s Google Earth Alphabet made from patterns in Google map locations in the Netherlands demonstrates the power of really seeing.

A Life in the Stacks

Step inside writer and photography critic Vince Aletti’s seven-room, East Village apartment where he says he keeps his collections “in cabinets, shelves, drawers, boxes, and on piles on the floor. It’s not chaotic, but it is not organized, except by the time something came into my possession. Sometimes it can take me a day to find a book I know I have. And sometimes I just give up.”

One Toothpick at a Time

Former TV presenter Stan Munro from Syracuse, NY rebuilds whole cities and epic landmarks from around the world — one toothpick at a time.

(image via Telegraph UK)

Still Life With Landscape

Artist Sarah Sze constructs a beautiful new habitat for wildlife in the urban environment with her sculptural installation, “Still Life With Landscape,” on view at the High Line through June 2012, between West 20th and 21st Streets:

The architecture, complex and dynamic, acts as a bird, butterfly and insect observatory, with perches, feeding spots and birdbaths throughout… The artwork is simultaneously an observatory, an experiment, and a metropolis, evoking urban construction, scientific models, and attempts to capture nature in situ.

(More info at the High Line blog.)

MUJI “Living in the Form of Thinking”

Known for its streamlined business model and minimalist houseware and home goods, Japanese retailer Muji has recently undertaken the task of building a series of homes based around the concept, “Living in the form of thinking.” Placing an emphasis on the benefit of living an environmentally-friendly lifestyle and drawing attention to the importance of a happy and healthy family life, a number of these Muji homes have been built across Japan.

(via Hypebeast)

Highline – Part 2

A former abandoned elevated rail yard-turned-lush urban promenade, the High Line will be opening its highly anticipated second segment, running from 20th to 30th Streets between 10th and 11th Avenues. (We’ve been following the updates on Curbed, but you can find official news here, too.)

99 Picture Frames

Fun new wall murals for Ace Hotel’s New York outpost, by designer Timothy Goodman…“I hand drew 99 picture frames to create a dense wall of “discovery” about NYC that could be passed to the common tourist staying in the room. Each frame contains a different fact/love/tidbit/thing of internet/ or shout-out to a place I dig in the city. At roughly 120 square feet, the art was drawn imprecisely to capture the spontaneity and gift of the city”.

Click through to see more images! (via Environmeant)

At Home with Renny

At Home with Renny Ramakers, Director of Droog
(via Sight Unseen): Click through to see the rest of the slideshow!

The Monsoon Club

London and Mumbai-based practice Serie Architects (Christopher Lee, Kapil Gupta) has completed ‘The Monsoon Club’ a multi-purpose performance space at the kennedy center in washington, D.C., USA. Conceived as an installation piece, the conversion project of the terrace gallery features a three-dimensional carpet which has been suspended over the main space, creating a dynamic and intimate atmosphere for the venue. the project has been designed for the Maximum India Festival and will be on display from 1 march – 20 march, 2011.

(via designboom)

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