These Memo Pads Reveal Architectural Sites As Each Sheet is Removed
Jan17

These Memo Pads Reveal Architectural Sites As Each Sheet is Removed

Architecture lovers and amateur archaeologists take note – or rather, get ready to take notes. The Omoshiro Block by Triad utilizes laser-cutting technology to create what seems to be a cube of paper note cards at first but is something much more. Only you’ll have to exhaust the entire deck of pages to fully reveal the hidden object! From Kyoto’s Kiyomizudera Temple to Tokyo Tower, the series includes some of the most popular...

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This House Takes 6 Hours To Build And Costs Just $33K
Nov22

This House Takes 6 Hours To Build And Costs Just $33K

In a time when real estate prices are going through the roof, Italian Renato Vidal has created a brilliant alternative to traditional housing. The M.A.Di. is a flat pack folding home that costs only $33K and three people can assemble it in any flat location in about 6 hours. The building is certified as seismically safe and created with high-quality material. It comes in a variety of sizes, ranging from a 290-square-foot home for $33K...

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30+ Before & After Pics Showing How The World Has Changed Over Time
Nov17

30+ Before & After Pics Showing How The World Has Changed Over Time

Have you ever wondered how the area you live in now looked like 30 or 50 years ago? If so, re.photos website, recently established by a group of people fascinated with then-and-now photography, has a database full of pictures that might help you out. This database allows anyone, who shares the love for before and after pictures, to contribute their photographs and compare how a street, an area, or a famous landmark looks like now and...

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World’s First Floating City To Emerge In The Pacific Ocean By 2020, And Here’s How The Life Will Look On It
Nov17

World’s First Floating City To Emerge In The Pacific Ocean By 2020, And Here’s How The Life Will Look On It

The concept of floating cities may sound like something from a science fiction novel, but it could become a reality by 2020. Seasteading Institute, a San Francisco-based nonprofit has been developing this idea since the foundation of the organization in 2008, and it has reached an agreement with the government of French Polynesia to begin testing in its waters. “If you could have a floating city, it would essentially be a start-up...

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For 20 Years The French Have Been Building A Medieval Castle Using Medieval Techniques, And The Result Is Incredible
Sep26

For 20 Years The French Have Been Building A Medieval Castle Using Medieval Techniques, And The Result Is Incredible

If you’re fascinated with the middle ages, you don’t need a time machine to visit the period. Guedelon Castle in Burgundy, France is a unique project where volunteers and researchers are constructing an authentic 13th century castle, using only techniques and materials that were available at the time. Michel Guyot and Maryline Martin started Guedelon Castle project in 1997, and it has been nearing its inevitable completion ever since....

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People are Calling This Rooftop Infinity Pool in the Swiss Alps the Stairway to Heaven
Sep08

People are Calling This Rooftop Infinity Pool in the Swiss Alps the Stairway to Heaven

In the Swiss Alps, 3,000 ft (914 m) above sea level, you will find Villa Honegg; a 5-star boutique hotel with some of the most breathtaking views in Switzerland. The 23-room hotel is also home to an outdoor infinity pool that maintains a relaxing, year-round temperature of 34ºC (93ºF). The surrounding panoramic views are something guests will never forget and the pool steps have been recently nicknamed, “Stairway to Heaven”. 01....

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Inside this Unassuming Log Cabin is the Craziest Cat House You Will Ever See
Sep07

Inside this Unassuming Log Cabin is the Craziest Cat House You Will Ever See

Do you like cats? Would you like to buy a house for your cat(s)? If you answered yes to these questions your search is over. Welcome to 669 County Road 8235 in Stanford Concho, Arizona (MLS #215144). For the low price of US$240,000 this 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 2,500 sq. ft. cat shrine can be all yours for you and your feline companions. As per the listing description: Single Family Detached – Contemporary eccentric full log sided...

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Photographer Finds Locations Of 1960s Postcards To See How They Look Today, And The Difference Is Unbelievable
Sep04

Photographer Finds Locations Of 1960s Postcards To See How They Look Today, And The Difference Is Unbelievable

Not long ago an old matchbook laying on photographer Pablo Iglesias Maurer’s desk caught his eye. Or rather, it was the postcard-like picture on it, of a resort complex built in the 1960s. It got Pablo wondering how the place looked now, and the answer has led him to make an amazing photo series called Abandoned States. The picture came with the title How to Run A Successful Golf Course, but when Maurer got to the place, it was...

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20 Amazing Kids Bedroom Design & Ideas
Sep02

20 Amazing Kids Bedroom Design & Ideas

Designing a child’s room or bedroom can be a hard task, as you’ll have to consider lots of aspects. First of all, the room has to be a safe environment for a child. Second of all, you should incorporate fun elements in the room and your child’s favorite activities. So if your child loves to read, then here are some great ideas about how to transform his or her room into a bedroom with a reading corner. Some of the ideas can be put...

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20+ Creative Kids’ Room Ideas That Will Make You Want To Be A Kid Again
Sep02

20+ Creative Kids’ Room Ideas That Will Make You Want To Be A Kid Again

We love to write about interior design at A&D, but we often forget to cover one important group – kids! Most parents will agree that providing their children with a wonderful living space in which they can thrive, learn and play is of paramount importance, which is why we’ve collected this list of 22 awesome interior design ideas for children’s rooms. A child’s surroundings can have a huge impact on how they grow and develop, so...

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