Category

Design

Category

The Whale Visitor Center
Photo credit: MIR | Dorte Mandrup
Set to open in 2022, Dorte Mandrup’s new visitor center in northern Norway, called The Whale, seamlessly blends into the landscape like a small rocky hill. This would be a prime spot for whale watching during their migration. It was designed in partnership with Marianne Levinsen Landskab, JAC Studios, Thornton Tomasetti, Nils Øien and Anders Kold. The structure will be 186-miles north of the Arctic Circle.

Lilypad Floating Villa
Created by Australia-based designer and boat enthusiast Chuck Anderson, the Lilypad is a 100% solar-powered, floating villa in Palm Beach. As you might have already guessed, you’ll need either a small boat or sea plane to reach Lilypad, but its large outdoor terrace makes it easy to dock. Once you’re there, the large barbecue area with enough seating for 10 make it an ideal place for parties.

Clocktower Penthouse
Photo credit: Compass Real Estate
For those who’ve always wanted to live inside a real clocktower in pure luxury, then look no further than this $6-million home in San Francisco. It’s exactly as it sounds and the 3,000-square-foot condo occupies the top four floors of the former Max Schmidt Lithography Company headquarters. Inside, you’ll find two-bedrooms, a game room, home office, and a stunning modern open floor plan with vaulted ceilings as well as custom cabinetry.

Airbnb Barbie Malibu Dreamhouse
To celebrate Barbie’s 60th birthday, Mattel partnered with Airbnb to offer a group of lucky guests a once-in-a-lifetime stay at a real-life Malibu Dreamhouse in California. It’s nestled in the heart of Malibu and features two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a meditation space, hobby studio, sport court, and of course, plenty of outdoor living areas. To be more specific, this home will be available to book on October 23 at 11a.m. PDT by one guest and up to three friends for a two-night stay. This one-time reservation ($60 per night) take places this Sunday, October 27 to Tuesday, October 29.

Coke Bottle Plastic Sea
Coca-Cola has revealed the first ever sample bottle made using recovered and recycled plastics from the sea. The ultimate goal would be to take ocean debris and use it in recycled packaging for food or drinks. So far, the company has made 300 sample bottles using 25% recycled marine plastic, retrieved from the Mediterranean Sea and beaches. These ‘enhanced recycling’ technologies show the potential of transforming previously used plastics of any quality back to the high-quality needed for food-grade packaging.