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Vane X Sebago "Future Heritage" Collection PDF Print E-mail
Intelligent Design - Fashion
Written by Khalid "Bless" Bey | Editor In Chief   
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For the second time, after their original successful venture with American lifestyle blogger Vane teams up with authentic boat shoe Sebago to present us with 2010/2011 "Future Heritage" collection. Upgrading the iconic sailor's shoe; the Dockside the design draws inspiration from the past while looking ahead to the future. Launched this winter via  concept store situated on Rivington street in New York. With styles like the Lighthouse Boot comes with a roll-down Cordura outer boot and the Penny Boot which combines the traditional penny loafer with a mid-cut boot black on black. All shoes are branded with vintage Sebago and Vane tags.

 

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Radical Retail Design: 14 Shockingly Stylish Stores PDF Print E-mail
Intelligent Design - Interior
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They look like modern art galleries or nightclubs, with space-age displays and unbelievably imaginative use of the most unexpected materials. Retail store design is more competitive than ever, and stores that want to stand out have to delve beyond merely showing off their wares. Even if you’re not drawn in by clever and creative storefronts or dazzling interactive displays, a glimpse of one of these 14 incredible interior designs might just hook you into opening your wallet. See 12 more sustainability-focused designs at WebEcoist.

 

 

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Folding Steel: New Floating Staircase for a Refab Attic Space PDF Print E-mail
Intelligent Design - House and Living
Written by Bless Bey   
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The challenge: replace a standard skinny ladder leading up to an unfinished attic with working stairs … but they must be able to wrap within the same limited confines of a tiny landing. The solution: an elegant folded sheet of steel connected to a newly-renovated living room area within the uppermost story of this small and thin London flat.

 

 

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The Star House in Bnaider | Kuwait PDF Print E-mail
Intelligent Design - Architecture
Written by Khalid "Bless" Bey | Editor In Chief   
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This spectacular home located in Bnaider Kuwait is appropriately called the "Star House." Designed by AGI Architects with the main house, two bungalows and a boathouse. Originally planned to consist of three separate private dwellings it was later decided to be one home. When approached from the desert, the sprawling villa unfolds as you work you way to the public area with wonderful views of the sea. With bamboo walls, an infinity pool, a three-way stairway in the center of the building to accommodate the flow of friends and family. Designed to seclude the private living space from the daily activity spaces, the house is meant to be harmonious with the coastline of Kuwait.

 

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Pre-Natal Relaxation: Womb Chair Provides Ultimate Leisure PDF Print E-mail
Intelligent Design - House and Living
Written by Bless Bey   
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Could a “re-birthing” experience be the future of weird recreational activities? Or maybe it will be the future of emotional therapy. Either way, Columbian designer Nelson Ayala is counting on someone wanting to experience a simulated birth experience, because that’s just what his Nato Station chair concept would provide.

 

 

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Waterless Washing: Portable Clothing Dry-Cleaning Machine PDF Print E-mail
Intelligent Design - House and Living
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Whether it would work is probably the single biggest question one would have about such a device, but the idea behind it is hard to argue against. After all, who would not want to skip the hassle of heading to the dry cleaner each time for those few dress-clothing items that require special care?

 

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