The Next Generation House

This little folly is called the Next Generation House, designed by Sou Fujimoto Architects. The concept is a house built with Jenga blocks overlooking the River Kuma in Kumakura, Japan.

The cube is aproximately 13’x13’x13′ in size and formed by big pieces of cedar logs which allow to create your own seating space. Simplicity, craftmanship and joinery are the main characteristics of Japanese architecture. Beautiful!

Photo credit: Iwan Baan.


The Wonderful New York City

Wow! I just love this commercial…

… and I love NYC too.

A Floating Weekend Retreat

Take a look at this sweet little floating getaway home, located somewhere in the Swedish Archipelago. It is a summer houseboat were a husband and wife escape to on weekends, but definitely not child resistant.

It even has a little motor on the back and a flip-up steering wheel on the roof for whenever you wish to move it. Sweet, huh?

Here’s the website (in what I think it’s Swedish).

Via Materialicious
Photo credit Johan Carlson

What’s The Big Deal?

I have never seen “The Hills” on the tele. I have never seen “Laguna Beach” either. But I watch TMZ on occasion and it makes me wonder…

What’s the big deal about Heidi Montag?!

She dropped out of college after one day because she ‘didn’t feel like going’. She calls herself “humble” and a “small town girl”, but she’s had work done on several areas of her body. She and her boyfriend, known as Speidi, are often photographed out and about because the couple pays the paparazzi to take their photos. She doesn’t do anything, so…

What’s the big deal?! This is how much I care:

A Whole Lot Of Randomness

  • Forget about the pumpkin soup from Atlanta Bread Company! My favorite ABC dish is the Balsamic Bleu Salad.

    Am I the only one who loves this salad? Think about the sliced apples, the romaine, the pecans, the blue cheese, the sun dried cranberries… Not that you would care because you probably hate vegetables. And you know what? Vegetables hate you too.

    Seriously. What’s wrong with you? This salad is delicious and nutritious. Where are you getting your vitamins? You probably aren’t. I could probably say a lot more but you’ll be dead soon from vitamin deficiency so I won’t.

    [Note to Atlanta Bread Company: Am I getting a discount next time I visit?]

  • This section doesn’t deserve its own posting, but let’s give it a title anyways. Let’s call it:

    The New McDonald’s Ad is McHideous

    McDonald’s has come up with this new ad.

    Apparently they’re promoting finger fat as French fries. Guys, I am no advertisement guru here but from a design standpoint, I thought that food ads had to be, uh… appetizing, right?

  • (Click my creation para mas grwandei.)

  • Have you guys noticed that Mr. Clean man only appears when the lady of the house is home alone? During the commercials there’s never a husband or boyfriend around. Confirming what I’ve been suspecting for a while: Mr. Clean is evidently a major playa.
  • Seriously. I personally don’t use Mr. Clean but you can clearly see on the tele how he just materializes into any house he wants at any time… What a phenomenon! Check out the flirtatious eye contact between the lady of the house and this dude.

  • Can you believe that some girls out there are actually attracted to Rob Schneider? He’s little and ugly and has a bad haircut, so I don’t know what the deal is. You girls have issues. Get some help.

Serial No. 3817131

Rachel Papo is an Ohio-born Israeli photographer who began photographing young women in the army in 2004. She served two years as a military photographer in the Israeli Air Force starting when she was eighteen before returning to the US.

Her latest photo essay project is called Serial No. 3817131, named after her own ID number during service. It displays the everyday life of an 18 year-old soldier girl in Israel during her mandatory two-year military service. 

Check out Rachel Papo’s website for the full photo slideshow.

Via Boing Boing

Gehry’s Serpentine Pavilion Unveiled

I’m a bit late with this article, but hey! It’s never too late, right? This is the end result of Frank Gehry’s Serpentine Pavilion.

I was a little bit skeptical about this design, but not bad at all. It looks interesting. What do you think?