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Aqua Forest Aquariums – Nature Redesigned

Aqua Forest Aquarium in San Francisco goes beyond your average fish tank, these aquariums are professionally designed with real aquatic plants to create stunning natural dioramas.

Nature Aquariums from Aqua Forest Aquarium

Boffi Wings, a Flying Faucet

Presented at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2008, Milan, these two-handled fittings could be applied in the bath or kitchen.

Wings, by Mario Tessarollo, for Boffi

Crystal Palace, Tokyo by NAP

Not your usual retail space, a showroom for a crystal company in Tokyo.

Crystal Palace, Tokyo Japan by, Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP

Kitchen Landscapes for Boffi

Zone, by Piero Lissoni, for Boffi

Marcel Wanders Wallpaper

Dutch designer, Marcel Wanders has designed a series of wallpaper, a collection of eight striking wallpaper designs, each pattern in the Couture range is named after a glamorous woman or man with an inspirational name; Suzanne, Alice, Grace, Kelly, Audrey, Isabella, Stella, and Henry.

Couture, by Marcel Wanders, for Graham & Brown

Interiors: Tatjana Quax

This set of interiors are very well arranged by the Netherlands based stylist, Tatjana Quax. Many of the products are by well known Dutch designers.

Interior styling for publication, by Tatjana Quax, at Studio Aandacht

A Concrete Pattern

Concrete Art is an application of any pattern to a concrete surface, either when pouring or after the concrete has set.

Concrete Art, by Transparent House

Interiors: Praq

Here’s a fun Family Restaurant “Praq means mashed food for children in Dutch, however, the plates sereved at Praq are very refined and tasty.”

Restaurant Praq, Amersfoort, Netherlands, by Tjep
via: dezeen

Louis Vuitton Retail by Aoki Jun

Responsible for landmark Louis Vuitton stores in Japan, Hong Kong, and New York, Aoki Jun uses innovative materials and construction to modulate light in their interiors.

Louis Vuitton stores, by Aoki Jun

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Konstantin B
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The Story of Eames Furniture
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The Guggenheim: Frank Lloyd Wright and the Making of the Modern Museum
First-ever book to explore the process behind one of the greatest modern buildings in America. [more...]
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MoonFire: The Epic Journey of Apollo 11
A unique tribute to the defining scientific mission of our time, the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing. [more...]
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Karuselli Lounge Chair
“Without question my favourite piece of interior design, and undoubtedly the most comfortable chair I’ve ever sat in. I like to retire to one with a cigar and a stiff drink as frequently as possible." - Sir Terence Conran. [more...]

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Case Study Houses
“It’s a huge coffee-table book, which analyses each of the houses in chronological order, with plans, sketches and glorious photographs.” [more...]
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The Eames Lounge Chair
The book examines the evolution of a design icon and places it in its cultural, historical and social context. [more...]
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The U.N. Building
Symbol of world humanitarianism, a beacon of unity after the Second World War. More than 50 years on, the 39-story building is regarded as one of the pinnacles of mid-century modernism. [more...]
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Loblolly House
Including a DVD of the film "A House in the Trees", a real-time documentary of the design, fabrication, and assembly of this amazing house. [more...]
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Desire
The Shape of Things to Come. An up-to-date comprehensive survey on furniture and object design today, showcasing the crème de la crème of designers. [more...]
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Marcel Wanders
Behind the Ceiling is the first monograph on one of the most influential, prolific and celebrated international designers today. [more...]
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How to Wrap Five Eggs
A mid-60s classic of Japanese design. Stunningly laid-out paean to traditional Japanese packaging is rife with sumptuous black and white photos of all manner of boxes, wrappers and containers that appear at once homely and sophisticated, ingeniously utilitarian yet fine and rare. [more...]
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