Archives for the month of: December, 2009

Containers has been used today for a range of spaces, from houses to offices and even schools. And the reason for that? It’s affordable, modular, easy to build and environmentally friendly. Researching that subject I found a versatile system called Container City™, byUrban Space Management. I highly recomnmend you to check this out, is simply amazing the range of uses that can be applied to containers!

Like they say “containers are an extremely flexible method of construction, being both modular in shape, extremely strong structurally and readily available”. More than that, depending on how you can make your building, you could combine a wide variety of materials to even appear like a container, isn’t amazing?

This modular technology enables construction times and cost to be reduced by up to half that of traditional building techniques while remaining significantly more environmentally friendly.

Well, to show you just a little bit what we can do, and what kind of spaces we can built, check out these pictures and go to containercity.com for more informantions.

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SATO Shintaro has photographed cityscape of Tokyo. It is said Tokyo is attractive and vibrant metropolis. Although its area is narrow, there are houses and apartments stand side by side continuously, also there are lots of shops and office buildings, etc. At the streets of office buildings, there appear old buildings as well as newly built high-rises. The townscape is of varying something old and new, and shows thousands of different kinds of scenes of the metropolis Tokyo.

There is a transitional time when dusk fades into night, when manmade and natural light intermingle each other. View from a certain height, not low but not high, reveals commercial areas intermingled with residential areas where people go about their daily business. This midway time and space SATO calls the “twilight zone” spreads out quietly before him with incredible depth beyond the naked eyes. “The time when the new creeps in and the old fades away in a simultaneous slow dance is when the ever-ambiguous city is at its most,” says SATO. The metropolis Tokyo has an abundance of energy, and its cityscape captured by SATO shows maintained exquisite balance intermingled with existence of people in the city.

To find out more about Sato Shintaro visit: http://shinsato.cool.ne.jp


Photography of Tokyo's Architecture from a top view

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SATO Shintaro has photographed cityscape of Tokyo. It is said Tokyo is attractive and vibrant metropolis. Although its area is narrow, there are houses and apartments stand side by side continuously, also there are lots of shops and office buildings, etc. At the streets of office buildings, there appear old buildings as well as newly built high-rises. The townscape is of varying something old and new, and shows thousands of different kinds of scenes of the metropolis Tokyo.

There is a transitional time when dusk fades into night, when manmade and natural light intermingle each other. View from a certain height, not low but not high, reveals commercial areas intermingled with residential areas where people go about their daily business. This midway time and space SATO calls the “twilight zone” spreads out quietly before him with incredible depth beyond the naked eyes. “The time when the new creeps in and the old fades away in a simultaneous slow dance is when the ever-ambiguous city is at its most,” says SATO. The metropolis Tokyo has an abundance of energy, and its cityscape captured by SATO shows maintained exquisite balance intermingled with existence of people in the city.

To find out more about Sato Shintaro visit: http://shinsato.cool.ne.jp


Photography of Tokyo's Architecture from a top view


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Stop caring about your virtual farm and start caring about real ones.

The sun always shines. Pink cows produce strawberry milk. Soybeans take two days to grow and ripen. Something is not right. It’s too clean. Nothing smells. Coffee bean grows next to squash. Millions of first-time farmers plant new crops every week. And—finally!—people pull out their wallets to support local agriculture. Welcome to Farmville.

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We’ve seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every week we’ll assemble a perfect office, and we’d like you to help us. What equipment would the perfect office have?

Not only gadgets and equipment, but also furniture, sound system, gaming stuff (for lunch time!). A designer is totally allowed to dream with the perfect office, and that’s what we’re gonna do here! I hope you guys enjoy this brief selection. Cheers! 😉

Alien Abduction Lamp

The Perfect Office Gadgets

This gotta be must fun lamp I’ve ever seen! Energy saving LEDs, High Quality Perspex Beam, Removable Bovine Abductee, Glowing green/yellow cockpit, Glow-in-the-dark aliens in cockpit, High quality steel body with fantastic black-pearl finish, 3-stage UFO Control antenna, on/off and pulse, Ultra non-slip base featuring real fake grass. (at The Alien Abduction Lamp)

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If you haven’t already seen this Evolution of Storage infographic, take a look. It’s beautiful and fun, and it has me thinking about the way we live.

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LOS ANGELES — Porsche divided loyalists with the polarizing Panamera sedan, but it will unify them with the stripped down, maxed-out Boxster Spyder that pays homage to some of the marque’s best cars.

The Boxster Spyder that made its worldwide debut here at the Los Angeles Auto Show draws heavily from the best of Stuttgart’s mid-engined racers from the 1950s and 1960s, particularly the 550 Spyder, 718/8 (shown above) and RS 60. It tastefully updates those designs while also drawing from the Carrera GTsupercar. And like those cars, the Boxster Spyder is a minimalist machine designed exclusively for hard-core driving.

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