Let’s say you’re stuck on the F train, trying to ignore the person coughing on you, a screaming baby, and a someone staring creepily. (No, I’m not describing my morning). Wish you hadn’t forgotten a book? Here’s an interesting idea from a group of design students: using tech to bring you the first 10 pages of a popular book on your phone, and then telling you the nearest public library where you can go pick up the actual book. Nice way to possibly get more people back in libraries.
This is what mini-golf at the National Building Museum looks like. The second picture was my favorite of the twelve holes designed by different architecture firms!
And here’s some insight into the design process, via The Atlantic Cities.
The Minister’s Treehouse in Crossville, Tennessee is a 100ft structure built by minister Horace Burgess from the early 1990s through 2004. The entire building wraps around a giant tree and was built completely without blueprints, sprawling to an estimated 10,000 square feet inside, including a four-story swing set.
For Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee, celebrating 60 years of her reign over England, advertising agency Leo Burnett London and Pantone have developed a numbered shade guide to Her Majesty’s most memorable choices of color for her stately ensembles.
The small, Queen-shaped book contains sixty years of Queen Elizabeth II’s most memorable wardrobe shades, printed by precision imaging using HP indigo technology… Beginning with color choices dating back to the queen’s coronation, each of the individual shade references include the date and location of that particular ensemble.
Yeah! Typographic installation made from drinking straws - pretty sexy -
Bangkok design studio FarmGroup has created this hanging installation from used plastic straws. Packed tightly together, hundreds of these reclaimed straws form the building blocks for larger shapes and words. This installation, for the Siam Center, intends to emphasize the idea that nearly anything can be reused.