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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Life-Sized Female Sculptures Inspired by the Graceful Beauty of Renaissance Art
Sep25

Life-Sized Female Sculptures Inspired by the Graceful Beauty of Renaissance Art

Chinese artist Luo Li Rong creates life-size bronze sculptures of women inspired by Renaissance and Baroque sculpting techniques. Her figures are usually captured in motion, often with their dresses or garments seemingly fluttering in the breeze around them, and the artist’s painstaking attention to detail ensures that every crease and fold is precisely where it should be. Rong has been sculpting for much of her life, having studied...

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Indian Designers Built A Genius Air Conditioner That Works Without Electricity, And It Can Save Lives
Sep23

Indian Designers Built A Genius Air Conditioner That Works Without Electricity, And It Can Save Lives

Air conditioners may be contributing to global warming, but in blazing hot countries like India, they’re simply a necessity during the summer. Ant Studio, a design company based in New Delhi, has built a boundary-pushing structure that cools the air without using a single watt of electricity – and looks like a modern art installation at the same time. Pairing up with Deki Electronics, also based in India’s capital, the Ant Studio team...

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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+ 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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Dog Owner Transforms His Backyard Into A Large Playground With Private Pool For His 4 Dogs
Aug30

Dog Owner Transforms His Backyard Into A Large Playground With Private Pool For His 4 Dogs

Meet Aaron Franks, a man from Pennsylvania who lives with four dogs – Tessa, Bruno, Cooper and Mia. A few years ago, Franks came up with an idea to do something amazing for his canines, so he turned his backyard into a dog playground. “I feed them, I water them and walk them every day. They get their exercise and stuff, but I guess at the end of the day I just felt like it wasn’t enough,” Franks told The Dodo. “I felt like this would...

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40+ Accidents Waiting To Happen Thanks To These Architects And Designers
Aug30

40+ Accidents Waiting To Happen Thanks To These Architects And Designers

There are architects who either don’t have a clue what they’re doing or they just want to watch the world burn. A&D has collected some of the most horrible architecture designs, and they seem to be created just to torture people. From a bike path on the ledge of a canal to a tap above an electricity socket – all of these crazy places need a warning sign next to them. Or to be moved to hell, a place where they...

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Spanish Designer Builds A Secret Studio Beneath A Busy Bridge In Valencia
Aug28

Spanish Designer Builds A Secret Studio Beneath A Busy Bridge In Valencia

Plumber-turned-furniture designer Fernando Abellanas has built himself a studio that acrophobes wouldn’t want to visit. Abellanas has constructed his workplace under a bridge in Valencia, Spain, and it perfectly blends into the urban setting. This under-bridge setup has a chair, a desk, and two shelves, providing all the storage space one could ask for in a regular office. To access the micro dwelling, the designer uses a hand crank...

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