Avengers: Age of Ultron Teaser Trailer

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Carpets Made with Recycled Items

C’est au MU d’Eindhoven, au Pays-Bas, que le collectif WE MAKE CARPETS a célébré son cinquième anniversaire en exposant ses étonnantes créations : des tapis insolites composés d’éléments recyclés tels que des bouteilles en verres, des pâtes & des figurines. Une collection aux textures et aux couleurs très variées à découvrir dans la suite.

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The World’s First COOL Wheelchair

Inspired by a spinal injury of his own, designer Andrew Florence set out to redesign the wheelchair as we know it. The result is the Carbon Black Wheelchair. Made by F1 engineers from F1 spec carbon fiber, the sleek and sexy design aims to not only enhance usability with lightness and rigidity, but change the existing perceptions of wheelchairs and their users. It’s the ultimate in medical mobility for independent users to whom style matters as much as practicality. I hope I never need one, but if I do… I hope I’m rolling in this!

Carbon fiber proved to be the ideal material as the chair had to be minimal and lightweight as well as robust enough for everyday use. The unique monocoque design can be built to bespoke measurements. This monocoque structure also does not have a separate frame – the seat itself is a key part of the structure, creating the strongest, stiffest chair possible, using the least components possible.

Designer: Andrew Slorance

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The Sweetest Sour Lemon Squeezer

We squeeze lemons with our hands sideways, so why should our kitchen lemon squeezers go top to bottom?! There are benefits doing it our natural way, and for this reason, Citro is the first sideways squeezer! Unlike its top-to-bottom rivals, it leaves no juice left behind in the “bottom” half of the lemon. Because of its positioning, it’s also more intuitive to use.

Designer: Viraj Joshi

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Canteen building by Knowspace features a granite facade "like lychee skin"

Dozens of rectangular openings reveal a glazed inner skin behind the yellow granite facade of this canteen building, designed by German studio Knowspace for a Chinese research campus (+ slideshow).

CHEGS Campus Canteen by Knowspace

Knowspace designed the two-storey, 660-metre-square building as a dining room and lecture hall for CHEGS – the Center for Hydrogeology and Environmental Geology Survey – in the city of Baoding, Hebei Province.



The Berlin-based studio built the structure on the site of a now-demolished 1970s block. Planning restrictions meant the new building had to be created in the exact footprint of its predecessor.

CHEGS Campus Canteen by Knowspace

“As a consequence, the canteen is a simple cubic volume,” said the team, whose previous projects include two red-brick studios for an artist commune outside Beijing.

“Both floors, due to functional requirements, are flexible single spaces.”

CHEGS Campus Canteen by Knowspace

The ground floor of the building has an employee canteen and dining room for formal occasions, while the upper floor is a multi-purpose space that can be used both as a games room and a lecture theatre.

CHEGS Campus Canteen by Knowspace

The building’s facade has two layers – a solid masonry shell that partially encloses an glazed inner skin. Perforations in the brickwork allow light to filter through the facade to the interior spaces.

CHEGS Campus Canteen by Knowspace

“As one of the main areas for the institute’s field research is Xinjiang,” said the architects.

“The field of perforations in the facade may be seen as an interpretation of the Xinjiang raisin drying houses, only that the more permanent stone brick substitutes the original rammed earth brick material.”

CHEGS Campus Canteen by Knowspace

Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors allow occupants to bring ventilation through the building, and a large panel cut though the wall in the east facade frames a view of the surrounding campus from the upper level.

CHEGS Campus Canteen by Knowspace

“The main spaces are zoned and differentiated through a performative facade. The outer layer is a screen-like perforated stone facade with gradually varying degrees of opening, both serving as a shading and a opening device,” said the team.

CHEGS Campus Canteen by Knowspace

The 22-centimetre-thick textured wall, made from locally sourced yellow granite, stands independent of the main structure.

“The yellow granite’s surface is hammered or, as they say in China, treated like lychee skin,” added the designers.

CHEGS Campus Canteen by Knowspace

The upper floor is serviced by three staircases – two by the main entrance, and another at the opposite end of the building that operates as a fire escape.

CHEGS Campus Canteen by Knowspace

An intertwined double staircase with angular wooden balustrades rises from the entrance lobby on the eastern side of the building.

One flight of steps faces the entrance to the building, while the other projects into the main body of the ground level. This arrangement was designed to separate traffic entering and leaving the building.

CHEGS Campus Canteen by Knowspace

The third staircase has wooden veneered walls that match floorboards and wooden cladding of the upper floor, while the ground floor has polished granite flagstones that reflect the light from square light fittings.

CHEGS Campus Canteen by Knowspace

On the ground floor, a set of glazed doors in each of the four facades provides separates accesses to the building. One at the rear leads out onto a basketball court.

CHEGS Campus Canteen by Knowspace

The canteen building forms forms the first phase in a reorganisation of the existing campus layout, which also included the renovation of a porters lodge.

CHEGS Campus Canteen by Knowspace

Phase two will see a new 10-storey laboratory building constructed and the facade of an existing 1980s office block replaced.

CHEGS Campus Canteen by Knowspace

Photography is by Lv Hengzhong.

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Best-of LEGO on Fubiz

Pour ce best-of d’octobre, nous avons pensé à réunir pour vous le meilleur de l’inspiration LEGO : un univers fait de briques et de personnages jaunes qui ont certainement occupé vos après-midis de jeunesse. Depuis, ils n’ont pas cessé d’influencer la création, même des plus adultes : des mises en scène réalisées par des photographes, des ponts construits par des designers, ou encore des sculptures incroyables.

Celebrities And Characters in LEGO by Ochre Jelly.

Amazing LEGO Sculpture by Mike Doyle.

Banksy’s Street Art in LEGO by Jeff Friesen.

Chocolate LEGO by Akihiro Mizuuch.

Iconic Bands Recreated in LEGO by Adly Syairi Ramly.

LEGO Artworks by Nathan Sawaya.

LEGO Inspired by Movies by Alex Eylar.

The Grand Budapest Hotel In LEGO by Ryan Ziegelbauer.

LEGO Reproducing Iconic Movie Scenes by Morgan Spence.

LEGO Masters of Painting by Marco Sodano.

LEGO Movies Posters by Old Red Jalopy Studio.

Star Wars LEGO Invasion in Lyon by Benoît Lapray And Matthieu Latry.

Retro Technology LEGO Kits by Chris McVeigh.

When LEGO Meets Star Wars by Vesa Lehtimaki.

Wooden LEGO Bricks by Mokulock.

Lego Bridge by Megx.

London Bus Stop In LEGO by Duncan Titmarsh.

The Legographer by Andrew Whyte.

LEGO Kitchen by Munchausen Studio.

LEGO Star Wars by Escola Cuca.

Star Wars Chess in LEGO by Brandon Griffith.

LEGO Notebooks by Moleskine.

Star Wars X-Wing LEGO.

Streetwear Brands in LEGO by Adly Syairi Ramly.

Telecom Store Architecture in LEGO by AISIDI And Coordination Asia.

Head In LEGO by Elroy Klee Studio.

LEGO Bricks Table by Nucleo.

Transparent LEGO Chandelier by Tobias Tostesen.

Wooden LEGO by Thibaut Malet.

LEGO Simpsons Set.

LEGO Imagine by Jung von Matt.

LEGO History Campaign by Mike Stimpson.

LEGO Wall Divider by Npire.

LEGO Calendar by Vitamins Design.

LEGO Letterpress by Physical Fiction, Justin LaRosa And Samuel Cox.

LEGO Metaphorical Horizons by Lene Wille.

LEGO Office by Rosan Bosch.

LEGO Table by ABGC.

World’s Tallest LEGO Tower.

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51-Lego Calendar by Vitamins Design
49-Lego Wall Divider by Npire
45-Worlds Tallest Lego Tower
44-Lego Table by ABGC
43-Lego Office by Rosan Bosch
42-Lego Metaphorical Horizons by Lene Wille
41-Lego Letterpress by Physical Fiction Justin LaRosa And Samuel Cox
40-Lego History Campaign by Mike Stimpson
39-Lego Imagine by Jung von Matt
38-Lego Simpsons Set
28-Wooden Lego by Thibaut Malet
27-Transparent Lego Chandelier by Tobias Tostesen
26-Lego Bricks Table by Nucleo
25-Head In Legos by Elroy Klee Studio
24-Telecom Store Architecture by AISIDI And Coordination Asia
23-Streetwear Brands in LEGO by Adly Syairi Ramly
22-Star Wars X-Wing Lego
21-LEGO Notebooks by Moleskine
20-Star Wars Chess by Brandon Griffith
19-Lego Star Wars by Escola Cuca
18-Lego Kitchen by Munchausen Studio
17-The Legographer by Andrew Whyte
15-London Bus Stop In LEGO by Duncan Titmarsh
15-Lego Bridge by Megx
14-Wooden Lego Bricks by Mokulock
13-When Lego Meets Star Wars by Vesa Lehtimaki
12-Retro Technology Lego Kits by Chris McVeigh
11-Star Wars Lego Invasion in Lyon by Benoit Lapray And Matthieu Latry
10-Lego Movies Posters Old Red Jalopy Studio
9-Lego Masters of Painting by Marco Sodano
8-The Grand Budapest Hotel In Lego by Ryan Ziegelbauer
7-Lego Inspired by Movies by Alex Eylar
6-LEGO Artworks by Nathan Sawaya
5-Iconic Bands Recreated in LEGO by Adly Syairi Ramly
4-Chocolat Lego by Akihiro Mizuuchi
3-Banksy Street Art in LEGO by Jeff Friesen
2-Amazing Lego Sculpture by Mike Doyle
1-Celebrities And Characters in Lego by Ochre Jelly
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Rachel Suming's Eclipse clock tells the time without hands

This clock by graduate designer Rachel Suming is made of engraved aluminium plates that overlap every three hours to reveal the time.

Eclipse by University of Art and Design Lausanne (ECAL) graduate Rachel Suming features three motorised aluminium parts that rotate independently, creating different shapes throughout the day.

Eclipse clock by Rachel Suming

The clock tells the time in three ways. The outer shape gives an approximate indication of the time of day as it morphs from a circle into a hexagon over a six-hour period.



Every three hours, the engraved lines converge to form a number – three, six, nine and 12. Finally, a subtle arrow pattern in the engraving points in the direction of where the hour marker would be on a traditional clock.

Eclipse clock by Rachel Suming

“We are all affected by the speed of life, the need to be productive at work or to answer to a rigorous schedule,” Suming told Dezeen.

“The hands of a clock can become stressful. I was inspired by a specific watch called Philosophia, which was designed to only show the hours. This idea of showing and hiding different notions of time was the starting point for Eclipse.”

Eclipse clock by Rachel Suming

The clock is made of three pieces of 1.5-millimetre aluminium, which is powder coated in matte white. The aluminium is decorated using Guillochage, a mechanical engraving technique used to create detailed geometric repeating patterns.

“I hope my clock will help people let go for a while and lighten our present perception of time,” said the designer.

Eclipse clock by Rachel Suming

Eclipse was presented as Rachel Suming’s final project from her Masters in Design for Luxury and Craftsmanship at ECAL in Switzerland.

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