Monday, December 26, 2011

Self-Assemble Your Own Home

I am seriously speechless.

I need these.

Can I order these from abroad?

Does my country allow homes to be built this way?


Too many questions in my head.

Caroline from Gastineau Log Homes

Kit cost: $95,000
Turnkey cost: approx. $275,000
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2 full, 1 half
Square Footage: 2,086
Gastineau kits consist of the complete exterior (logs, roof, windows, doors, porches, dormers) plus the interior structure (floors, walls, doors). They do not include finished items like cabinets or electrical, plumbing or HVAC systems. The home is built by either the homeowner or builder over the course of six to eight weeks, depending on size. It usually takes about four months to move in after delivery.

Luminhaus by Rocio Romero

Kit cost: approx. $24,000 in 2004
Turnkey cost: under $100,000, excluding land
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Square Footage: 1,152
These are highly customizable and environmentally friendly. The home arrives as a kit of parts, and should be assembled onsite by a general contractor. Windows are not included, since requirements vary by location; Romero’s website cites estimates for window packages ranging from $15,000 to $30,000. Cabinetry and interior walls and finishes are not included with the kit.

weeHouse by Alchemy Architecture

Kit cost: kits range from $79,000 – $270,000+
Turnkey cost: pictured house cost $200,000
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1,200
The weeHouse line of modular homes from Alchemy Architecture is built to withstand the strains of winds and earthquakes. They’re made with sustainable materials like bamboo flooring and energy efficient features like passive solar design. This year-round structure is made of one horizontal and one vertical module, each 14 feet wide. It’s constructed from stained pine “corn crib” siding and oxidized copper green painted “Container” siding, red pine interiors, IKEA cabinets and Andersen windows.

And as my jaw drops, I dream of the possibilities.

Credits to here

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Feeling the Christmas Spirit

What an innovative way to have a christmas tree!

Especially if there's not enough space where you live.

Credits here

Friday, December 16, 2011

Book Accessories

My continued obsession with books have led me to discovering these awesome bookends.


Hardware Bookends

Green Lantern and Sinestro - Final Battle (?)

Hogwarts Express

Han Solo and Greedo, Star Wars

Images from google.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Sunday, December 4, 2011


How very interesting! A 2012 tape measure calendar.

Each day = 1cm
 One side will show you January to June, whilst the other completes the year.

Credits to here

Friday, December 2, 2011

Giving thanks to Thomas Edison

Thanks to the invention of light bulbs, I can gaze at the beauty of light and design.

Andrew Berg Lamp

Arturo Alvarez "Gilda" Lamp

And for the fun of it all, [courtesy of Studio Jobs]

"Wrecking Ball" Lamp

"Crane" Lamp

Images courtesy of Google.

Baby Animals

Can you believe that these are real animals and not some plush toy?

Kudos to Sharon Montrose.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Crazy Designs

May I present... (drumroll please)

The umbrella coat.

The Mankini (Alexander McQueen)

The Spilt Coffee Stain on Shirt (Alexander Wang)

Credits to Yahoo Images

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Punk Sheep

Want to be part of their gang?
Show them you are as bad ass.

Google Pictures

Hallow's Eve

Drifting from its roots of celebrating the dead, it has become a day that justifies people wearing the most outrageous and weirdest costumes ever. 

My eyes hurt.

Motto: Never do something in your life, where you look back 20 years later and wish that you could bury/destroy/set a nuke on your past.

Thank you Google Images.

Thursday, October 27, 2011


I love museums. The feeling of being in a place filled with creativity and genius sends tingling feelings up my spine.

Barney Smith, is definitely one creative guy with his Toilet Seat Cover Art Museum in San Antonio, United States...

...with 700 over seats that he collected during his years working as a plumber.

Credits to Yahoo Wanderlust and Google images

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Saving the Penguins

"As you may be aware, the oil spill & potential disastrous effects to wildlife & environment off the coast of Tauranga is frightening.  
A small number of little blue penguins have already been caught in the oil spilled to date with growing fears that more will be effected. Skeinz has been asked to help with the penguin relief by knitting small Penguin PJ’s to help protect the birds & prevent them from preening their feather & ingesting the toxic oil."

Help knit sweaters, help save penguins!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Reasons for my continued enthrallment with


Bart Prince
Seymour Residence, Los Altos, California.

Bubble House by Antti Lovage
Tourrettes-sur-loup, France

Stone house
Nas Montanhas de Fafe, Portugal

Tree house by Robert Harvey Oshatz
Wilkinson Residence, Portland, Oregon

Yellow Treehouse Restaurant by Pacific Environments Architects
Auckland, New Zealand

The Upside Down House by Daniel Czapiewski
Szymbark, Poland

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Designs for a small room

The wonders of a little imagination.

A single room can be transformed to 24 different rooms.

My room is tiny. I think I'm going to start thinking about redesigning it.

Video courtesy of youtube.



Image found here

Saturday, September 17, 2011



Winners of the 2010 Pritzer Architecture Award.

Rolex Centre (Above, below)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

A light to lead you home

And.. guide food to you too, little birdies.

Why would only humans make use of eco-friendly technology? OOOMS designed a birdhouse with a solar panel on it's roof. During the day sunlight feeds the solar panel, charging a small battery inside. At twilight the transparent stick will light up and cast a tiny light on your garden. This light attracts an easy nighttime snack for the bird; all she has to do is stick her beak out of the hole and wait for the buzz.

But why does it cost settanta euro?

Images from Oooms

Sunday, September 11, 2011


While obsessing over Monster by Dre Beats, I came across these.

MJ + Dre Beats? Wow.

I wonder if they have Batman ones. I would flip.

Credits to google images.