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the sleeping bear

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the-sleeping-bear-1The Sleeping Bear sleeping bag.

From the designer:

This is a greatest sleeping bag. You can wear it to sleep when you go camping. It is safe that no bear will attack your camp and eat you? Or you just want to wear it, and then scare your friend when he(she) wake up in the morning.(a good idea!) Well made and Cool! By artist Eiko Ishizawa.

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Written by Peter Rudd

February 24, 2009 at 12:19 pm

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why aren’t there more contemporary buildings?

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In this video, Thom Mayne wonders out loud why there aren’t more contemporary or modern buildings in LA.  He says people are have a fear of new looking buildings.  And in LA – the second largest metropolitan region in the United States!  Hard to believe.

Written by Peter Rudd

February 19, 2009 at 6:04 pm

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u-bahnhof candidplatz

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Here’s a subway I could spend some serious time in.  I think it would be a joy to walk into with a paper and coffee first thing monday morning.  And on a thursday night after a drink, I wouldn’t mind leaving the bar, enduring the cold or hanging with the hipsters nearly as much. 

Photographs are by yushimoto on flickr.  Architect is Architekturburo Egon Konrad.

Written by Peter Rudd

February 16, 2009 at 5:43 pm

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wall house

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Here is a video of the wall house in Santiago, Chile.  I look at a lot of new house designs and this is one of my favorites from last year.  It’s nice to see it in video form.  Here’s a magazine article with pictures and drawings.

Written by Peter Rudd

February 13, 2009 at 5:02 pm

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water bridges

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Here is a design thesis in architecture by Amanda Chin; it will have resonance for anyone who likes water – all you fish signs, myself included.  A beautiful dreamlike proposal for infrastructural water elements that cut diagonally across the island of Manhattan connecting the Hudson to the East River.  Their scale in the city are like Hausmann’s diagonal beaux arts boulevards in Paris.  And like the Moors of southern Spain (Alhambra), the design makes water omnipresent.

Written by Peter Rudd

February 11, 2009 at 10:50 pm

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