I Bring Stones To Life By Painting The Living Spirit Of The Being I Feel Inside The Stone (New Pics)
Feb27

I Bring Stones To Life By Painting The Living Spirit Of The Being I Feel Inside The Stone (New Pics)

To me, stones are not simple materials or canvases for painting pictures on. Among all those numerous stones on a river bank, one stone, looking like an animal, catches my eye. When I find a stone, I feel that stone has found me too. Stones have their own intentions, and I consider my encounters with them as cues they give me it’s OK to go ahead and paint what I see on them. So the stones I decide to paint on are not arbitrary, but my...

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Architect Designs Incredible House Out Of Shipping Containers, And The Interior Is As Good As The Exterior
Jan17

Architect Designs Incredible House Out Of Shipping Containers, And The Interior Is As Good As The Exterior

Living in a shipping container in the middle of the desert might not sound like everybody’s idea of fun, but wait until you see this stunning creation by London-based designer James Whitaker. The 200-square metre house, which includes a kitchen, a living room, and three en-suite bedrooms, is made from several conjoined shipping containers set at various different angles, creating the illusion of a flower blooming in the desert or a...

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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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This $1.7 Million Motor Home With Its Own Garage May Look Like An Ordinary Bus From Outside, But Only Until You Step Inside
Nov06

This $1.7 Million Motor Home With Its Own Garage May Look Like An Ordinary Bus From Outside, But Only Until You Step Inside

For most people, the term ‘motor home’ doesn’t exactly scream ‘luxury.’ One German company, however, is begging to differ, and they’ve just rolled out a $1.7m beast-on-wheels that makes your dad’s dingy 1973 GMC look like a Hot Wheels truck. The Performance S is the latest model in Volkner Mobil’s lauded Performance series of motorhomes, and much like its predecessors, it’s basically a 5-star hotel that you can park wherever you like....

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I Made A Harry Potter Monopoly Board For My Best Friend’s Birthday
Sep19

I Made A Harry Potter Monopoly Board For My Best Friend’s Birthday

My friend really wanted a Harry Potter monopoly board – but sadly they do not exist. So I made one! I spent 80+ hours on the board layout, the cards, and all the extra details. I’m so happy with the final product though! (H/T) Starting with the final product: board and all the pieces Mirror image print – creating the board layout was difficult, but also fun to create my own properties Lay out a layer of polycrylic, lay down the paper,...

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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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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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This Incredible Dragon Bench Was Carved Using A Chainsaw
Aug31

This Incredible Dragon Bench Was Carved Using A Chainsaw

If you’re a hardcore Game of Thrones fan, or a master MMORPG player, you probably have a soft spot for anything and everything dragon-related. Get ready to be wowed, because a wood carver in Germany just took a chainsaw and created the most beastly bench the world has ever seen. Would you care to sit? Chainsaws and art might not exactly seem like the best match at first glance, but Igor Loskutow blends them with finesse. He was born...

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