Indulgd http://indulgd.com Art, Design & Architecture Online Magazine Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:31:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 Plastic Bubble Wrap Air Pockets Turned Into Miniature Fish Bowls http://indulgd.com/plastic-bubble-wrap-air-pockets-turned-into-miniature-fish-bowls/ http://indulgd.com/plastic-bubble-wrap-air-pockets-turned-into-miniature-fish-bowls/#comments Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:31:45 +0000 http://indulgd.com/?p=16087 bubble wrap fish bowl

Tokyo-based designer Daisuke Akiyama has just blown our minds with his latest packaging concept. The idea behind this packaging concept was to effectively turn the small air pockets from that fun to pop bubble wrap into miniature fish bowls. The idea behind this was to create this illusion of it being more difficult to give into the temptation of popping these air pockets. The idea is a prototype for now but apparently he is working on bring the idea to reality.

via Daisuke Akiyama and NOTCOT

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Unbelievable: Abandoned Walmart is Now America’s Largest 1-Floor Library http://indulgd.com/abandoned-walmart-is-now-americas-largest-1-floor-library/ http://indulgd.com/abandoned-walmart-is-now-americas-largest-1-floor-library/#comments Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:52:58 +0000 http://indulgd.com/?p=16071 walmart-library-1

Walmart is known to be a small town business killer with its cutthroat prices and massive concrete locations but it is rare to see this big box store go abandoned. Averaging at 2.5 football fields per store location, Walmart occupies around 698 million square feet of land in the U.S. alone.

For this particular Walmart that was abandoned in McAllen, Texas, this 124,500-square-foot location was transformed my Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle into the single largest public library in the USA.

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The use of the abandoned building was brilliant and its design won the International Interior Design Association’s 2012 Library Interior Design Competition. Using the buildings original skeleton, the design firm put a fresh coat of paint, added some glass-enclosed spaces and walls to create a welcoming environment for people to learn.

With this massive space at their disposal they were able to create sound-proof lounges, 64 computer labs, 16 public meeting rooms, 14 public study spaces, 10 children computer labs and 2 genealogy computer labs. This project was an incredible success and showcased the incredible use of a massive abandoned space.

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Photos by Lara Swimmer via WebUrbanist

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Mini Hammock Conveniently Hangs Under Your Desk To Rest Your Feet http://indulgd.com/mini-hammock-conveniently-hangs-under-your-desk-to-rest-your-feet/ http://indulgd.com/mini-hammock-conveniently-hangs-under-your-desk-to-rest-your-feet/#comments Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:42:24 +0000 http://indulgd.com/?p=16079 mini hammock

FÜÜT from Connect Design is another of those simple ideas that make you wonder why you didn’t think of it first. FÜÜT is a tiny hammock that you hang under your desk so you can elevate and rest  your feet during your day in the office, or while you pound out notes to friends on Facebook. Think about all the times you fidget in your chair, moving your legs, wiggling your feet, and trying to find a comfortable way to sit and relax. The simple act of putting your feet up in the FÜÜT improve circulation, helps you relax, and will make everyone else in the office jealous.

The simple bright orange FÜÜT is available from Connect Design for $30. Ask yourself this simple question. Would you rather keep fidgeting in your chair, or kick back and relax?

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Via Design Taxi and Connect Design

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Rooms on Wheels – Creating Multi-Function Spaces with Ease http://indulgd.com/rooms-on-wheels-creating-multi-function-spaces-with-ease/ http://indulgd.com/rooms-on-wheels-creating-multi-function-spaces-with-ease/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:31:18 +0000 http://indulgd.com/?p=16061 compact-modular-rooms-spaces

Atelier-OPA has created a series of rooms on wheels that makes living in small spaces easy. Each small cabinet expands into a full room of usefulness. One unit expands into a complete office workstation area, complete with filing cabinets, lamp, desk area, computer table, and more. The next cabinet transforms the same space into a kitchen, complete with sink, cutting board, and storage. The final cabinet may be the most incredible. This cabinet takes the same small space and turns it into a bedroom, complete with bed, cabinets, and a bedside table.

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When not in use, each room collapses back into the cabinet to be set at the edge of the room. Rooms on Wheels are an important concept for areas of the world, like Japan, where living space is tight.

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Via WebUrbanist and Atelier-OPA

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The World’s Most Unforgettable Party Took Place Under The Space Shuttle Endeavor http://indulgd.com/the-worlds-most-unforgettable-party-took-place-under-the-space-shuttle-endeavor/ http://indulgd.com/the-worlds-most-unforgettable-party-took-place-under-the-space-shuttle-endeavor/#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:14:04 +0000 http://indulgd.com/?p=16052 1-California-Science-Center-Party

The California Science Center is home to the Space Shuttle Endeavor this summer and is having some of the most out of this world events imaginable. Picture going to a party where the tables are setup underneath the gigantic Endeavor Shuttle. You dine, enjoy your drinks, and delight in  your dessert under the shadow of one of the most historic space ships of our time.

There is no need to worry if you cannot make it to one of these cool parties. You can still cruise over to the California Space Center and explore the Endeavor Space Shuttle and all of the other cool space displays including the Space Potty and SpaceHAB. You can make reservations through the California Science Center’s website.

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Via VisualNews and California Science Center

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This Just Might Be The Most Epic Surf Footage You Will Ever See In Your Life http://indulgd.com/epic-surf-footage/ http://indulgd.com/epic-surf-footage/#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:07:41 +0000 http://indulgd.com/?p=16044 drone-surfing

Surfing is one of the most beautiful and exhilarating sports out there. Not only is it a workout but you are one with nature. We have always been in admiration of the pros who go out in the ocean and sometimes risk their lives for the love of the sport. Many photographers and filmmakers have captured incredible footage of the sport but none have captured it like this. Using a drone named Phyllis, this Vimeo user named TheBird was able to capture some of the most captivating and up-close shots we have every seen in the islands of Mentawai. Feel as if you are one with the waves, TheBird was able to capture a surfer in all sorts of fun angles.

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Three Adorable Pugs Dressed up as Characters from Game of Thrones Will Melt Your Heart http://indulgd.com/pugs-game-of-thrones-characters/ http://indulgd.com/pugs-game-of-thrones-characters/#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:38:43 +0000 http://indulgd.com/?p=16033 PugsOfWesteros1

Phillip Lauer and his wife Sue have turned pug cuteness into the fantasy toughness of Game of Thrones. The duo own three cute pugs they outfit in costumes designed like the stars from Game of Thrones. Phillip and Sue use both their skills as professional photographers and designers to turn Roxy, Blue, and Bono into the three coolest pugs around.

You will find the pugs dressed Jon Snow, Tyrion Lannister, Daenerys Targaryen, and King Joffrey, to name just a few of the characters they have portrayed. Their wrinkled brows and dark faces allow the pugs to fall perfectly into character. Now all we need to see is a special guest appearance of the pugs on the show. Long live the Pugs of Westeros.

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Via My Modern Met and Blinkbox

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Incredibly Beautiful Layered Glass Table Recreates The Ocean’s Many Layers http://indulgd.com/incredibly-beautiful-layered-glass-table-recreates-the-oceans-many-layers/ http://indulgd.com/incredibly-beautiful-layered-glass-table-recreates-the-oceans-many-layers/#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 01:38:26 +0000 http://indulgd.com/?p=16025 glass-layered-table1

Duffy London has released images of their hot new concept table that is heading into production soon. The Abyss Table is created with layers of wood and Perspex translucent materials. Duffy London cleverly cuts each layer to create a table that appears to be a section of our planet ripped from the ground, complete with a beautiful clear lake with crystal clear water. You can see the layers of earth and the varying depths of the water effect created by the Perspex. Staring down into the tabletop will make  you wonder if it is really flat, but be assured, the table is as smooth as any glass top table, but with a depth of beauty that is unmatched by other tables.

Imagine the conversation that would abound in your home or office as people walked up and stared down in the watery depths of the Abyss Table. Prices for the table have not been announced, but Duffy London is projecting to start production of the tables this September.

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Via This is Colossal and Duffy London on Facebook

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Bees and Artist Collaborate on Geometric Beehives http://indulgd.com/bees-and-artist-collaborate-on-geometric-beehives/ http://indulgd.com/bees-and-artist-collaborate-on-geometric-beehives/#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:25:57 +0000 http://indulgd.com/?p=16018 bees-3

The honeycomb found in a beehive is an intriguing display of precision building, geometric patters, and the ingenuity of our tiny bee friends. Artist Ren Ri decided to collaborate with bees to create something even more incredible. Ren created geometric forms, polyhedrons, out of transparent materials to house busy beehives. He then added a series of wood rods to give the bees a place to anchor their honeycomb and to guide their building efforts. Then in one additional smart idea, Ren Ri decided to rotate the polyhedrons every seven days based upon a random roll of dice.

Rotating the beehives force the bees to build in new directions, creating unique honeycombs in every polyhedron container. The results are magical. Ren Ri is not only an artist, but also a very accomplished beekeeper who understood the habits and traits of the hive.

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Via This is Colossal and Weibo

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Aerial Photography at Over 500 Miles Per Hour Is Truly Something To See http://indulgd.com/aerial-photography-at-over-500-miles-per-hour-is-truly-something-to-see/ http://indulgd.com/aerial-photography-at-over-500-miles-per-hour-is-truly-something-to-see/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:33:41 +0000 http://indulgd.com/?p=16009 500milesperhour

Sergeant Larry Reid Jr. may have the coolest photography job in the world. How many photographers get to strap into the co-pilot seat of a F-16 Fighter jet to ride along at 500 MPH to snap photographs? If that doesn’t sound cool enough, what if it was for the US Air Force Thunderbirds? Imagine being strapped into the seat at the Thunderbirds rip through their aeronautical gymnastics during practice and air shows. The G-Forces slamming you back in the seat and then to the side. During those incredible twists, turns, loops, and climbs, you must keep your arms and hands in motion to snap photographs to capture the event from the air.

The next time you think you are catching some cool action shots, take a moment to give a salute to Sergeant Larry Reid Jr. the coolest action photographer in the sky. You can catch more of the Sergeant’s amazing work on the US Air Force Thunderbirds website.

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Via Design Taxi and USAF Thunderbirds

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