The robust New Steel stool 2014 can also be used as coffee table or book holder, no-screw, no-glue system, by London based designers Gautier Pelegrin and Vincent Taïani of studio Noon.
Located in France’s South Mediterranean coast, from the Greeco-Roman Temples photo series, by French artist and photographer Olivier Cablat
Tumbling blocks floor tiles, a geometric pattern of light, medium and dark colors that has been used in a variety of applications for thousands of years; images by Stijn Bollaert.
Butterflies burning in the flash of an atomic blast, the first poster from the series Hiroshima Appeals, designed in 1983 by Japanese master Yusaku Kamekura (1915-1997), from Takushoku University Arts Library.
The Hiroshima Appeals posters were produced annually from 1983 to 1990 by the Japan Graphic Design Association Inc, and the Hiroshima International Cultural Foundation, Inc.
Bio pool aka natural swimming pool or pond is the chemical-free alternative to evil chlorine and complicated mechanical filtering systems, designed to use living plants and micro-organisms as bio-filters. The principles and technology have been well established and tested in UK, Germany and Austria over the past two decades.
The basic philosophy here is the constant circulation of the water from the swimming area, which is structurally distinct to the shallow wetland or regeneration zone with the friendly micro-organisms and selected aquatic plants. To achieve sufficient filtration, the area of the plant zone should equal at least 50% of the swimming area.
A skimmer creates a gentle surface flow and collects large debris, and to assure biological safety a UV steriliser finishes off the cleaning process. (diagram source)
The cost of a natural swimming pool tends to be the same with a conventional pool, however the maintenance and running costs are considerably less.
Check out a video introduction to natural swimming pools
Oak Oak chair with cork seat / storage box designed by Copenhagen -based furniture designer Morten Husum Nielsen
The timeless mid 1930′s Nicolle chair and stool designed by French craftsman Jérôme Lepert and manufactured from the company of Paul Henry Nicolle. Originally designed as a robust, ergonomic and stackable seat for industry workers, Nicolle became very popular during the 1950′s French factories and workshops.
These days the range is still in production by Nicolle company and they claim to apply the same steel stamping and welding techniques, as were used for the original. The iconic whale tail backrest is always removable and the seats available in 4 heights. New addition is an optional leather seat pad (last image). Comes galvanized or in any RAL color.
all images from Nicolle, except vintage stool thumbs
Un Week End à la Mer from the series Plug-in City (2000), by French artist Alain Bublex, found at Galerie Georges-Philippe et Nathalie Vallois
19th century designs for the construction of a pharaonic mausoleum upon Primrose Hill, in North London, proposed by Thomas Willson of the Pyramid General Cemetery Company; image from the book Necropolis: London and Its Dead, by Catharine Arnold. As the author describes:
Constructed from brick, with granite facing, the plans comprised a chapel, office, quarters for the Keeper, Clerk, Sexton and Superintendent, four entrances and a central ventilation shaft. A series of sloping paths would allow bodies to be moved. Each catacomb took up to twenty-four coffins and could be sealed up after all interments had been completed. Resembling a beehive, it would be a thing of awe and wonder to all who saw it(…) At an estimated cost of £2,500, this massive mausoleum, higher than St. Paul’s, would contain five million Londoners.