Sunday, February 27, 2011

Villa Vals

The Villa Vals is one of the most amazing and unique designs I've come upon.  It is a vacation home located in the Swiss Alps, and designed by SeARCH and Christian Muller Architects.  What makes this home unique is that it does not look like a residence.  It is buried into the hillside.  The only part visible is the slanted structure of the facade.  I like that this villa seems hidden, discreet, and does not disturb the landscape around it.  It takes advantage of the fantastic mountain scenery across the valley so that the occupant can enjoy the unspoiled nature.

Another cool feature of this villa is that you have to access the home by entering a wooden barn by using an underground passageway that runs through the mountainside.  The passageway then leads to the main residence that has a circular cut made in the mountain slope.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

This Is My Idea of Camping

The Naibor Retreat is no joke.  I would absolutely love to stay here while exploring the wilderness in Kenya.  I am definitely what they call a high maintenance camper so this retreat is perfect!  It looks comfortable, charming, and luxurious, and for someone like me, I think it is the best way to experience the wild.

The Naibor Retreat is located in the Massai Mara in Kenya.  Anthony Russel designed this private retreat with a contemporary and comfortable style.  It includes large tent houses surrounded by trees to provide guests with privacy and to naturally blend in with the environment.  The tents are just as elegant and stylish as some of the world's best hotels.  The retreat provides a creative way to experience camping with luxury and comfort.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Ghost of a Chair

The Ghost of a Chair is an innovative creation that is unlike anything I have seen before.  I love how it creates the appearance of movement in a stationary piece of furniture.  What I find appealing about this chair is how it displays itself. It brings about the idea that it is not a chair but only the memory of one.  The Ghost of a Chair appears to be a ghostly spirit locked in time.

The Ghost of a Chair is modern, creative, and functional.  It can be placed in any type of setting, customized in any color, and hold up to 150 kls.  The chair was imaginatively designed by Valentina Gonzalez Whohlers.  It is uniquely hand-made from a 4mm transparent acrylic sheet.  The manufacturer drapes the immaterial and fairly translucent sheet over a Louis XV Chair.  This provides the impression of the classic chair transforming it into a modern piece.  Every replication of the chair is different and unrepeatable because of the unusual manufacturing process.  

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Le Beanock

I discovered Le Beanock while stumbling and immediately fell in love with it.  Le Beanock is the solution for ultimate relaxation.  It is a mix between a beanbag and a hammock.  Tracie Herrtage designed this as a form of stylish lounging.  I love this piece because I am all about relaxation and being lazy.  When I saw Le Beanock I could just picture myself curled up with my little puppy dog watching TV or reading a book.  I always want to be warm and cozy, and this invention is perfect for just that.  

Le Beanock is exclusive in its design and manufacture because it incorporates style and functionality.  The essence of Le Beanock is practicality.  It can be taken down and moved to create more space.  It also has the ability to become an aerial sofa by shortening the chains in the back. Basically this innovation looks original, fun, and extremely cozy.