Melvin Galapon

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Design on Wednesday 7 July 2010

British illustrator Melvin Galapon is all about playing with the ways information is conveyed and synthesized from smaller elements, using soundwaves, pixels, dots, and patterned shapes to create portraits, texts, and larger patterns.

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Hotel Sezz

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in Cool Travel on Friday 2 April 2010

Designed by Starck protégé Christophe Pillet, the stunning Hotel Sezz in the 16th arrondissement of Paris is modern luxury decked out in classic attire. The interior is bright and airy, with hints of 21st Century futurism scattered amongst the more ornate finishings. The rooms are spacious and wickedly tempting, the overszied spa bath distracting mercilessly from the beautiful surrounds of the neighborhood, which happens to include a certain ubiquitous structure that’s just a hop, skip, and short dash away. This boutique hotel is boudoir chic, elegant and welcoming. Much like the rest of Paris, in fact. [photos by Alison Zavos]

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The Sliding Wall Glass House

Casper Johansson Reader Find

By Casper Johansson in Architecture on Wednesday 10 February 2010

Located in Suffolk, England, this is all-glass house designed by London’s de Rijke Marsh Morgan comes with a twist — the house slides open! That’s right: ‘Four electric motors silently slide the 20 tonne outer house shell back to reveal the inner glass and steel structure. The motors that power this sliding run on car batteries automatically recharged through solar power’. The whole process takes around six minutes to complete and the house was built with the option of ‘extending the track further to allow the roof shell to cover a garden or swimming pool’.

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