Relax with Sveglio
What an amazing creation! This week we want to introduce a new dynamic outdoor furniture designed by Jason and Jules Henry. Two brothers from Big Sur, California that took inspiration form the wild and eclectic community they grew up in and turned it into creative self-expression. MORE >>
At Been Seen, we love creative design, and when we find it coupled with sustainable building it truly inspires us!
The Modern Desert (Palm Springs Then & Now)
Named to its list of America’s Dozen Distinctive Destinations, The National Trust for Historic Preservation has recognized Palm Springs as one of only twelve destinations for architectural tourism, and Preserve America has cited it as an important architectural preservation site. For good reason.
SALT: A Must See in Norway!
08.06.14. Norway's Avant-garde Arctic Art. When your next to northern Norway, check out Sami Rintala's SALT architectural installations built with timber structures. Designed by Architect Sami Rintala and Artist Joar Nango and set to launch on August 29th, the unique art installation for the nomadic cultural festival, SALT, is a celebration
Miguel Chevalier, French artist, is spreading what he calls "magic carpets" across the floor of a former sacré coeur church in Casablanca, Morocco. It is an interesting digital construction and interactive light display referencing cellular automata and biology. MORE >>
World of Colors
For better or for worse, it's no secret colors can make a difference between good and bad design. However, more often than not, colors are not only being chosen for its ability to define a space’s ambience, but also to define and shape your mood. It can do everything from enhance your feelings to modify the perceived temperature! The psychology of color is a big and fascinating design trend today. We would like to welcome you to the world of colors and the homes that take hues to the next level.
15 Works of Art…to Camp in
Where is the craziest place you have ever slept? Maybe, in true chic nomad fashion, you have spent an evening in a hanging tent like the Treehouse by Boomhuttenfest above. Or, maybe you have adventured to sleep in one of these cool tents. However, we are willing to bet that you have never imagined sleeping in a gigantic purple sperm or a mobile closet in the woods…until now. If this sounds like a good time, then the Urban Campsite is perfect for you. It was dreamed up by Annette van Driel and Francis Nijenhuis and features 15 art installations to camp in.
Floating Into the Future
Is the future of eco-friendly home design the houseboat? Ever since writing our article on cool houseboats, we've been intrigued by this simple form of residence and what it can offer us in terms of great design and sustainability. Above you see a concept by SolarLab for a free-floating, solar powered habitat that will eventually be found on Germany's Lake Constance as an example of integrated, green living spaces for the future.
It's after midnight. The trains have stopped running and won’t start again until 6am. I have rented a home in central Tokyo but I am standing on the sidewalk in the Roppongi district. Takushi! Taxi! I wave a tired arm at the animatronic mass of passing vehicles and hope something human will be alerted and come to my rescue. As my mind adjusts to the visual overload I start to get a sense of what's going on in the street. The taxis all have a distinctive piece of neon signage on their roofs. If illuminated — the cab is vacant and available for hire. If not, keep waving.
Cool New Designs for 2013
2013 is here and with it comes a slew of new designs meant to make our lives easier, sleeker, and more user-friendly (and also more fun!) We looked around for the neatest stuff
slated for release in 2013. Here's the best of what we've heard about and seen so far.