Unveiling the Thoughtful Design of Central Park – A Stroll with Michael Wyetzner


In the heart of New York City lies a masterpiece of intentional design – Central Park. Joining Architect Michael Wyetzner from Michielli + Wyetzner Architects, we embark on an enlightening walking tour, delving into the meticulous choices that have shaped every corner of this iconic urban oasis. Contrary to the notion that nature played the primary role, Central Park’s every feature is a...

Allium Ikebana


This morning, I crafted an ikebana using dried flowers from my garden, particularly admiring the beauty of the Alliums in their dried state. These plants possess exquisite beauty in both their flowers and leaves and are known for their resilience. Alliums are easy-to-grow bulbs that come in various colors, heights, bloom times, and flower forms. They serve as excellent cut flowers for both fresh...

LEGO’s Latest Art Set Features This Iconic Japanese Print


This is a very nice idea! I have been tempted to get some LEGO sets for a long while since I have not played with them since I was a kid. This set may be my first one now:  LEGO is selling its own version of Katsushika Hokusai’s The Great Wave Off Kanagawa as part of its LEGO Art series. The 1,810-piece set features the famous woodblock print in 3D form, with the crashing waves and ill-fated...

House Built of Cork, Concrete, and Aluminum


If we were to buy or build a new house again in the future, this would be an ideal model for our new home. Absolutely love everything about it… especially the large sliding windows and open concept kitchen & living room.  A Family House in Rašovka Built of Cork, Concrete, and Aluminum: Atelier SAD (architecture) and Iveta Zachariášová (interior design) designed this modern, rectangular house...

ONE PIECE Magazine Edition Hobonichi Techo Book & Cover


This is exciting news I got today from Hobonichi online store…  Breaking News! Special Collaboration Announcement ONE PIECE magazine Edition Hobonichi Techo Book & Cover Now in Production! – Hobonichi Techo: The hit manga One Piece has been running for 25 years. We’ve teamed up with ONE PIECE magazine, which delves into the charm of the series for fans to further enjoy the world of...

Modern House in the Woods


OMG, I think I found my dream house… it’s got everything and it looks like everything I would want in a modern new house. Check out the photographs by visiting the link below.  A Compact, Modern Cabin in the Woods That Reflects the Trees: Located in Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, Québec, Canada, a pair of identical cabins, developed as vacation rentals by Bourgeois / Lechasseur architectes, can...

A working replica of Kaneda’s motorcycle from Akira


From Comic Book Resources: The new project comes from Japanese YouTuber and motorcycle enthusiast Ayato. The builder, who is also known by their YouTube screenname Teruteru Boizu, began the project about six months ago. The impressive replica began as an old junk bike, which the YouTuber stripped down to just its frame, engine and tires. Ayato then fabricated a new shell to recreate the...

McDonald’s Exercise Bikes


Marketing gimmicks are no longer shocking… they are now borderline stupid. But as long as they promote it as free phone charging, I am OK with it, but please don’t make it about fitness. The device is not… an exercise bike! McDonald’s Has Installed Exercise Bikes in Some Restaurants in China: The device is not just an exercise bike attached to a table — it’s a phone charger too.It was...

Hello Stanley® Legendary Classic Bottle


One of the Black Friday deals arrived this week and I am really happy with it. Meet Stanley® Legendary Classic Bottle 1.5-Qt. our stylish new go-to thermos. This limited-edition design—reminiscent of the famed aurora borealis. I was looking for something we can use when we are enjoying the great outdoors in the winter. With the double-wall vacuum insulation, it’s made for camping trips, road...

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