In the near future, installation costs and solar cell efficiency won’t be what keeps people from going solar. It’ll be looks. The post Elon Musk Wants to Make Solar Tech Lustworthy. Smart Move appeared first on WIRED.
You can brighten up your home with the help of sunlight and good lighting fixtures. But the key to getting the right amount of light and depth in a room is to have decorative mirrors to reflect and bounce the light. Now that we’re getting more sunshine than rain this past week, we picked out […]
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Kenneth Cobonpue spied his creations in Kendall Jenner’s new mansion. The $6.5-million estate used to belong to sweetheart couple John Krasinski and Emily Blunt. The sofas and chairs come from Kenneth’s Balou line which feature “an amiable roundness that assures a pleasant seating experience. The airy weave balances the full forms with a light and breezy […]
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Norway’s roadside architecture project, part of its National Tourist Routes, has led to the creation of bridges and viewing platforms that make every journey a tour de force – and more new designs are on the horizon
Vertigo-inducing viewing platforms, island-hopping bridges, and some of the funkiest toilet facilities in the northern hemisphere: these are just a sample of the design flourishes that Norway’s National Tourist Routes programme (NTR) has introduced across the country over the past 15 years. Add to this the fact that the roads programme has been a great incubator for Norway’s young, vibrant architectural scene – which is respected for its daring and imagination across Europe – and for anyone heading north this summer, with design leanings or simply curious, a road trip beckons.
This is a far cry from the NTR’s beginnings. The first pilot project by the then young – and today highly respected – firm of Jensen & Skodvin Architects (JSA) was completed in western Norway in 1997. Aimed at drawing tourists into the stunning, if rarely visited, landscape through appealing roadside architecture, a full programme was subsequently launched, with 18 routes across Norway’s south, its coastal regions and the far north eventually chosen in 2004. The pieces were primarily architectural, though in places, art installations and sculptures were also introduced, and by the end of the decade a host of impressive works were adding roadside lustre to the grandeur of Norway’s geography. A programme of rest stops, viewing platforms, bridges, walkways and restaurants was rolled out, with some jaw-dropping moments such as Tommie Wilhelmsen and Todd Saunders’ Aurland lookout.
Who doesn’t want every corner of their house smelling like a haven? Especially these days when staying indoors seem like the best option, scented candles and room diffusers are a must. It’s also important to know when and where in your house is best to use these scent dispensers. From your cabinets to your big entertainment […]
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Brutalism is beautiful. Honest. The post Gorgeous New Book Preaches the Gospel of Brutalist Architecture appeared first on WIRED.
Is a person’s workspace truly reflective of their state of mind? Does an artist’s creative process necessitate a chaotic environment in the same way that an executive should maintain a pristine corner office? We don’t have the answers, but we can step into the offices, baby, of people who do. Welcome to Preen’s Desk […]
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Get up close and personal with Tomoyuki Tanaka’s hand-drawn illustrations of Tokyo’s sprawling transit hubs. The post Lose Yourself in Tomoyuki Tanaka’s X-Ray Illustrations of Tokyo Train Stations appeared first on WIRED.
You can never go wrong with a cup of coffee, tea, or even hot chocolate. You can drink them at any time of the day, and they’ll keep you warm when the temperature drops. As someone who loves to have hot drinks, I like to put them in mugs with pops of color or unique […]
The Denny electrical substation shows how public infrastructure can bring a community together. The post We Want To Hang Out At This Electrical Substation. No, Really appeared first on WIRED.
It’s much easier to work when everything is already organized. No matter how some of us live in an “organized chaos,” there’s got to be a system on to how you deal with your 9 to 5 tasks. Little knick-knacks, every day forms, and other necessities can get lost or misplaced in our rush. This […]
I find that nifty jewelry holders are actually a crafty way to limit your hoarding tendencies when it comes to shiny things. They also make for functional home decor if you find the right aesthetic. Take this little jewelry tree. If your baubles make the tree fall, you know you’ve got way too many. […]
If there’s one thing we like here at Preen, it’s an idyllic rest house. 14 hours away from Anderson’s home state of New York is his Brazilian rest house that’s nothing short of vintage and rustic goodness. Designed by William Das, the compound is made of four structures that house various antique furniture, Brazilian […]
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At first glance, this cabin in Norway might look like it’s buried deep beneath snow, with only its roof sticking out. But take a closer look and you’ll see that … Read more
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After centuries of wear and tear, one of Rome’s iconic landmarks will finally get some work done. The Colosseum is going through phase 2 of 3 of the restoration sponsored by the Italian leather brand Tod’s. The iconic landmark is following the restorations of other tourist destinations in Rome, Italy like the Spanish Steps which […]
North Carolina-based sculptor Patrick Dougherty builds large-scale installations that you could say are quite… organic. He combines his love for sculpture and the great outdoors by using willow tree saplings … Read more
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Unlike the expected, quirky designer Betsey Johnson’s apartment is a posh, understated haven in the middle of bustling New York City. Put up for sale recently, the Upper East Side apartment boasts of contemporary furniture with pops of pink and pastel accents all around. Just a block or two away from Central Square, it provides […]
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These days, nerves are a little tense and deadlines are too close to one another. Call it the mid-year rush, the next six months is going to be the race to close everything for the year. If you had a rough Monday today, expect some more to come. Because of this, I find myself lighting […]
Who knew an illustrated guide to New York City’s windows could be so captivating? The post In New York City, Windows Are the Windows on the Soul appeared first on WIRED.
Plans for the library don’t exist—at least, not yet. But you can already see the outline of how Obama will shape his legacy. The post A Tiny Firm Beats Out Giants to Design Obama’s Library appeared first on WIRED.