Architecture

Dutch practice Office Winhov has converted the former Kas Bank building in Amsterdam into a five-star W hotel. The building, originally designed by F.W.M. Poggenbeek in 1908, follows the classical typology of bank buildings with vaults on the ground floor and basement, a monumental bank hall on the first floor and

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Architecture

Israeli firm RUST architects has recently designed a small 53 sqm apartment in an International Style building in the heart of Tel-Aviv, which is a part of the White City World Heritage Site. Built 85 years ago, the building is characterized by small apartments with high ceilings and wide strip windows. The owners, a

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Technology

Inspired by land-speed record bikes on the Bonneville Salt Flats, the BMW Alpha is the result of a collaboration between the Turkish designer Doruk Mehmet Erdem and American machinist Mark Atkinson. “Great white sharks have always been an inspiration to me,” said Erdem. “So I decided to mimic their anatomy

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Architecture

Located in the lower two levels of a Victorian terrace house in Islington, this minimal maisonette has been reconfigured and extended by local architect Larissa Johnston. The architect aimed to maximise the space, bring in more natural light and add more storage to maintain an uncluttered appearance. One of the key issues

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Architecture

Within the historic Four Season Hotel des Bergues in Geneva, Paris-based designer India Mahdavi has created a whimsical interior for Ladurée’s latest shop. The french pastry brand is renowned for their macarons that come wrapped in an elegant packaging to complement, and their new location includes a patisserie, restaurant and a tea

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Cool Gifts

Here at awesomestufftobuy we can’t really get enough of that gamer nostalgia. Take one peak at this Space Invaders Arcade Cabinet Backpack and you’ll see what we mean. True to form, this Space Invaders Backpack replicates the classic Arcade Cabinet iteration from 1978. It holds all the glory of the

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Cool Gifts

I mean, should something like this even be legal? As if those little devil’s in green skirts didn’t rip apart my wallet and my waistline enough as it is. So not only did they decide that making a cookie cereal was a good idea, but they used THE BEST Girl

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Technology

Ferrari has selected the 87th edition of the Geneva International Motor Show for the world premiere of the new 12-cylinder berlinetta, the 812 Superfast, the most powerful and fastest Ferrari ever built. This new car not only introduces a plethora of innovative features but is also particularly significant as the V12

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Design

The LEGO Technic BMW R 1200 GS Adventure is not just a fun model kit consisting of 603 parts, it is also the result of the successful and creative collaboration between BMW Motorrad and LEGO Technic. The idea of developing a detailed LEGO Technic reproduction of the best-selling model BMW

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Architecture

US practice Morphosis has designed new guest suites — the ‘wood’ rooms and the ‘stone’ rooms, for the “House of Architects” at 7132 Hotel in Vals, Switzerland, by re-examining the definition of ‘luxury’. The design team has turned to the reduction and refinement of elements, focusing on scale, color, tactility, unexpected form, and connections

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