#DESIGN: THE QWERTY SOFA BY ZO_LOFT
Pescara, Italy’s own, ZO_loft is design and architecture firm that seems to love irony in all forms of work. Be it their agency name or the development of this QWERTY sofa bed made in the form of soft keyboard keys, like the ones your tapping on while sitting or sleeping in it.
#ART: “GIF-FITI” ANIMATED MURIALS BY INSA
Unlike most street art, INSA‘s murals weren’t made to be seen in person – they’re best viewed online.
That’s because the UK-based artist painstakingly paints, photographs and re-paints each of his works several times over in order to create these amazing animated GIF images.
#DESIGN: KARL LAGERFELD’S PARISIAN APARTMENT
Karl Lagerfeld recently granted Architectural Digest access to his stunning modern Parisian apartment, resulting in this series of images.
The abode is situated along the Left Bank in an 1820′s building that underwent a hefty renovation to appear as it does now – an airy mix of glass and metal and natural and electric light. It seems the perfect match for its owner’s taste and personality. Closer look after the jump:
#DESIGN: HANGING CANVAS FURNITURE BY YOY
YOY Design Studio has come up with a concept for two-dimensional furniture, called he “Hanging Canvas Furniture.”
Canvas is a series of two-dimensional furniture pieces that can be displayed on the wall as works of art and, unexpectedly, can also be sat on like real furniture.
#DESIGN: WETHEURBAN X SHAPEWAYS
One of the beautiful aspects about SoundCloud is the ability to view a song’s waveform. Not only are musicians able to visually publish their songs, listeners can watch the drops, stutters, and blips of their favorite tracks. It’s like karaoke for your eyeballs (and you can sing along if you want to, too).
Thanks to 3D printing company and community Shapeways, those SoundCloud waveforms can now be taken from your computer screens and brought to tangible forms - touch it, feel it, grab it, it’s real!
#DESIGN: ANDY WARHOLD’S NYC TOWNHOUSE FOR SALE
Andy Warhol’s former 3,072-square-foot townhouse, located on Lexington Ave in New York, has just gone on the market for $5.795 million USD (approx. £3.75 million). The artist originally bought the house for $60,000 USD back in 1959 and lived there for 15 years, sharing the Carnegie Hill-area home with his mother.
#DESIGN: THE $15,000,000 IPHONE
As if the iPhone wasn’t already costly enough, an anonymous Hong Kong business commissioned exclusive and elite gadget company Stuart Hughes of Liverpool to create an iPhone valued at approximately (oh yeah, you read it right) $15 million USD.