Dutch designers Studio Makkink & Bey have completed a store for the shoe wear brand Camper in the French city of Lyon.
The red outlined staircase pedestals, stools or seem to go on forever. Bright red lines merge with graphics printed on the wall to give to basic walking movements – forwards, upwards and downwards – a dimension of infinity.
The CCTV headquarters in Beijing, China are finally completed. Designed by OMA, a leading international partnership practicing architecture, urbanism, and cultural analysis, the doors of the new construction will open this year.
The skyscraper forms a looping tower with a dramatic cantilever. The building of the 473,000 square meter structure started in 2004. Two leaning towers rose in the sky to merge with the 75-foot perpendicular extension. Once scattered around the city, the 234-meters high structure contains studios, offices, broadcasting and production facilities into a single location.
British stuntman and skydiving instructor Gary Connery made a new record. He landed his wingsuit safely without opening his parachute.
After three appreciation jumps, Gary left the heli at 2400ft to land in a pit made of 18,000 cardboard boxes.
The city of Dubai will shortly welcome another innovation. The Water Discus Hotel, designed by Poland-based Deep Ocean Technology will be made of two discs: one under and one above the water one. Three solid legs and a vertical shaft containing a lift and stairways connect the two structures. Guests will enjoy watching the depths of the ocean as they fall asleep or taking a bath on the upper deck.
“Twenty-one hotel rooms are submersed in the center of a vibrant coral reef with enchanting views of sea life, illuminated with special lighting systems, and offer the use of miniature underwater vehicles equipped with macro photography, operated from your suite, to provide a closer look at the tiniest of creatures. Due to the innovative design comprising individual modules that can be detached and replaced with new ones, Water Discus can also be expanded into a bigger resort complex, and may be constructed and reconstructed anywhere in the world, creating opportunities to live underwater on a permanent basis in an unlimited string of locations.”
New-York artist and designer Sebastian Errazuriz presents Piano Shelf, a great storage that recallsthe keys of a piano.
The Piano Shelf is adjustable for any type of object. When not used, the “keys” can be folded so that the shelf takes no space in your room.
Swedish fashion brand Nakkna designed a series of T-shirts and dresses inspired by geometric figures, plane and solid.
Minimalism is taken to the extreme: the lines made of soft and loose shapes are available in different solid colors.
International engineering and design company Lunar gives to climbing walls a brand new aesthetic that blends into modern spaces.
“Pro gear is out of place. Since it lived in the gym, no one has re-considered the design.”
An abandoned water-filled quarry located 30 miles from Shanghai is about to be transformed into a 380-room luxury hotel. The site is called Songjiang and the project is to be engineered by Atkins, one of the world’s leading engineering and design consultancies.
Construction is already under way. The hotel should open its doors in early 2015. The leisure resort will host extreme sports facilities, a visitor centre and a five-star luxury hotel with two levels of the hotel situated under water, housing a restaurant and guestrooms facing a ten-metre deep aquarium. An extreme sports centre for activities such as rock climbing and bungee jumping will be cantilevered over the quarry and accessed by special lifts from the water level of the hotel.
“KERAMOS” is the first modular ceramic container born from the cooperation between Adriano Design and La Castellamonte.
La Castellamonte is an exceptional stoves and ceramic manufacturer. The innovative and distinctive system of ceramic modules fastens through wooden elements, creating a piece of furniture with unique features.
The ceramic shell makes it immediately recognizable and reminds us of the terracotta jars.
This climbing video is one of the nicest one I have seen in a while. Experience the beauty of bouldering in an action packed film set in the stunning locations of Leavenworth Washington, Castle Rocks Idaho, Red Rocks Nevada, Cody Wyoming, and Squamish British Columbia. From the hardest to the tallest the west coast has to offer, get ready to see something new.
Savage Films is a video production company specializing in engaging, story-driven outdoor adventure media. We have recently released Western Gold, a feature-length North American rock climbing film.
The Stickygram project from the creative technology company Mint Digital offers a personalized printing service that turns your Instagram images into beautiful and practical magnets.
You can create your own set and it gets delivered to your door. Each magnet is 5×5 cm – about 2 inches – the size of the Instagram on your phone. Instagram is a free photo sharing program applying a digital filter to your photos and then allowing to share them on a variety of social networking services.
Thirty-eight wingsuit pilots gathered from around the world to take part in a 5 day advanced training camp in Toogoolawah, Australia.
Three coaches from the Soul Flyers pushed the limits of each participant. Visit the 5D Soul Flyers Camp page here.
Norwegian practice Stein Hamre Arkitektkontor designed these two power stations in the forests of Helgeland, each producing approximately 30 GWh.
The structures will supply electricity to support the energy usage of approximately 1,600 residences a year. Extremely functional, the building’s highest priority is to incorporate the surrounding environment.
Here is a refreshing ski freestyle video edit shot at the mega park in Hafjell, Norway for a video contest.
The whole edit is shot with GoPro HD Hero 2. Riders: Niklas Helland, Sindre Holtet, Bendik Alm.
The London-based multi-disciplinary design practice VW+BS studio in partnership with the Virgin Atlantic team offered a new experience to passengers flying between London and New York, up at 30,000 ft.
Following the will of Virgin to be the industry innovator in trends in travel, VW + BS was commissioned to create an exciting social space while meeting massive technical requirements with the strictest safety regulations.
Italian company Hotech Design Radiators presents a stylish Collection 2012, that will make you reconsider a common, nearly forgotten object.
“The experience and the innovative ability, which led to the realization of our patents, were born from the union and the partnership among a motivated and strong team, from several tests and changes, experiments and validations which, at the cost of great efforts and thanks to a strong will, led us to results well above our expectations.”
Yves “Jetman” Rossy once again pushed the boundaries of aviation by completing a fabulous flight above the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
This airborne pioneer, who is the only man to fly with a rigid wing equipped with four jet engines, jumped out of a helicopter above the Rodrigo de Freitas Lake, before stabilizing the wing and heading full throttle north to fly around Corcovado Hill. He then tracked south of the city to fly alongside Ipanema Beach, Copacabana and the famous Sugar Loaf Mountain, before pulling his parachute and landing safely on the beach in front of the Copacabana Palace hotel.
On the shores of the Coromandel Peninsula in New Zealand sit the “Whangapoua Sled House” created by Ken Crosson of Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects.
It may be small, but it’s bountiful of simple treasures for any house dweller to enjoy. For instance, its two large glass doors and a retractable folding door, which opens to expose the second floor, are amazing.
Designer Wyatt John Little created this pretty chandelier called “Bird Poop”.
His creation pays homage to his elementary schooldays, when he found himself standing below a beautiful Oak tree, shortly after being pooped on by a rather inconsiderate bird.
Super cool edit mixing Steve Job’s speech and extreme sport.
“Unfulfilled lifestyles controlled by pressure and not passion are now the norm. When you live unbound you free yourself from your limitations and have the courage to follow your intuition even when it leads you into the unknown. This is the answer to true happiness, satisfaction and success. It feels risky but you wake up excited everyday, as your desires guide you to new adventures.”