This is a pretty neat find for 'real estate' fans. Fokstrot - a Danish design studio - has started a project called the Copenhagen Islands. The islands are actually man-made platforms that will be daisy-chained throughout Copenhagen's southern harbor to resemble a sort of 'parkipelago.' Each platform will serve a unique purpose: a cafe, a sauna, a diving board, a mussel farm - and as a chain they can support full-featured event space for concerts gatherings and festivals. Using clean design and simple aesthetic, these islands are a smart way to take advantage of the beautiful and abundant Copenhagen waters and attract tourists and locals alike.
Parkipelago - Artificial Island Chain
The Space Smart Home - Iohouse
The Space Smart Home by design firm iOhouse aims to be an image of what a home of the future may look like. Every aspect of this house was designed to be 'smart' from the 220v generator and solar panels that power the entire home, to the fully integrated networking systems, cameras, connected devices and intelligent appliances. The home is designed to run completely 'off the grid' and the clean, modern and sleek aesthetics truly look like something out of a sci-fi movie. In addition to the smart interior, the house is completely modular and able to be moved and situated in any urban, rural or off the grid locale. Additional points of note from the company:
- connected to your mobile phone or tablet 24/7, wherever you are
- environmentally friendly; made with empathy and care
- freedom to live and move wherever you like, whenever you like.
- Architecture and design
Sentient Long Wool Sofa
Now this is a cool couch. The Sentient sofa is an original design that combines long wool Icelandic sheepskin and reclaimed American oak boards to produce an incredibly comfortable, and highly unique, piece. The sheepskin wool is a bit chaotic and not for the faint of heart, but if you're looking for a true conversation starter in your living room, then the Sentient is definitely worth a look. Sizes range from 6" to 8" and is a mix of warm beige, brown and golden colors.