The Tiny Zoku Loft Transforms to Accommodate Work and Leisure

Multi-disciplinary design firm Concrete has created a series of apartments that combine work, relaxation, sleep and even exercise space into just 25 square meters (258 sq. feet). They call their innovative ZOKU Lofts ‘hybrid-living’ and as you can see from the animation above, these tiny places pack a lot of living into one small space.

Wes Anderson Designed a Bar. It’s Just as Quirky as You’d Imagine.

If you’ve dreamed of walking into the quirky, retro set of a Wes Anderson film, you’re far from alone. But unless you were film crew, that’s been impossible until now.

The lauded director recently designed the eccentric Bar Luce for Fondazione Prada, a new art and culture complex by Prada. Now you can walk into a space that looks right out of a Wes Anderson film, and even get a drink there.

Sometimes dreams do come true.

Majestic Mountain Chairs Bring Nature Into Your Living Room

People love adorning their walls with natural landscapes to bring the rugged outdoors into their homes, but a picture is only worth a thousand words. The legendary architect and designer Gaetano Pesce brings nature into your living room without the confines of a frame. He has designed a line of furniture with innovative shapes and fabric design. You’ll feel like you’re sinking in to the coziest mountain. His prints feature mountains, trees, lakes, and waterfalls, which look majestic when juxtaposed against one another.

This Aquarium Counter Brings the Ocean Into the Kitchen

Dutch interior designer Robert Kolenik is bringing the ocean into the kitchen with his incredible counter that uses a large aquarium for its base. Beneath the conventional white top (complete with stove and sink) are peaceful blue waters filled with a school of fish and mountainous rock features.

The Sparkle Palace Cocktail Table: A Rainbow Colored Glass Table That Puts All Other Tables To Shame

Art isn’t just for the walls and shelves, when you find clever pieces of furniture like this one. A beautiful work of art by Minneapolis-based designer, John Foster, this sculpture also doubles as a cocktail table. With colorful geometric prisms reflecting light all over the room, the “Sparkle Palace Cocktail Table” is sure to impress you and your guests. And with a price tag of just $12,000 on Fancy you can get one in every room!

Golf Ball Guts: An Inside Peek

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Though not a golfer himself, photographer James Friedman had a collection of golf balls. He grew curious about what insides would look like, so he decided to cut them in half. In doing so, he revealed that the cores can be quite beautiful and made for a very interesting photo series which he called Interior Design. He used 20 different types of golf balls and all of them were vastly different. I always just assumed the inside was white like the outside, but Friedman shows that some interiors are brightly colored, some have rings of different materials, and some look otherworldly. You can’t judge a golf ball by it’s cover!

Visual Bits #428> Birds Eye View: Amazing Homes

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Water Map: A Flat Wood Sink Modeled After London

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Seemingly flat sinks are hot these days, with many designs being produced that have little or no conventional basin. For many people, that’s not too much of a problem – most of our water splashing happens in the shower anyway. Now Julia Kononenko, a designer from Kharkiv, Ukraine, has taken the flat sink concept in a new direction, creating a laminated wood block featuring a pattern of channels modeled after the streets of central London. When used, the (presumably slow flowing) water enters the channels and subtly travels to a drain hidden in the back.

Visual Bits #398 > Humble Abodes, Big And Small

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Inside the Amazing New Google Offices in Tel Aviv

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Just when you thought your office space was cool, here comes a new Google office design. Google has been known to provide great offices for their employees for years now and as a company have been committed to providing fun and stimulating workspaces for their employees. By doing so, they create environments where creative ideas flow. Some of these ideas end up becoming the next best product for Google.