As London gets colder and the overcrowding on the tubes increases, another busy week passes at Dolphin Towers.
Read on for another entry into our Five Things series to see what’s been keeping us amused recently.
First up, ‘The Black Pearl‘. Taking a 100 year-old home in Rotterdam which has stood empty for nearly 30 years, Studio Rolf.fr and Zecc Architects have collaborated to create a beautiful, contemporary house which makes brilliant use of the space and balances the mix of old and new perfectly. More images can be found here. I want to live there.
So, you want to own a small walrus made of paper but don’t know where to purchase a downloadable PDF of one? Wonder no more. Based on his ‘Canadian Animals’ series created 40 years ago, industrial designer Lawrie McIntosh has created a set of animal templates you can download, print onto card and make yourself. You can view the animlas ‘in the flesh’ here.
We’re big fans of designer Geoff McFetridge. He has recently collaborated with the band OK Go on the video for their latest song ‘Last Leaf’ using the ever trusty medium of laser-burnt toast to make a stop-motion animation. 2,430 pieces of toast were used to create the video, no need to turn up the volume for this one…
Ronan and Ewan Bouroullec got together with the students of ECAL university in Switzerland to reinterpret and develop the Axor Bouroullec bathroom range. Displaying some great examples of forward thinking product design, the range can be viewed here.
Finally an stunning piece from industrial designer and art director Emilio Gomariz. We can’t find much information about this but something about it makes it very easy to stare at.
That’s all from us for now. As ever, feel free to get in touch if you have anything you fancy sharing or if you want to send us an early Christmas present.
Thanks for reading.