This Week in Interior Design: 8 December 2014

The latest, hottest, and up-to-date news in interior design, art, architecture, and real estate

Updated on June 06, 2017 10:06 am

Camille Besinga

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Toys for the Big Boys and Girls: LEGO Bird Models for Enthusiasts


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Bristol-based bird lover—who, incidentally, is also a LEGO enthusiast—Tom Poulson pitched a series of bird models to LEGO through the LEGO Ideas Platform, three of which are now in production and may eventually be made available to the general public by January 2015. Poulson's blue jay, hummingbird, and robin models each sit on its own stand, and the hummingbird even comes with a yellow flower, which you get to build as well. Poulson says that the inspiration to build this series came from his time outdoors. "I was digging a vegetable patch one day and during a quick break I noticed a Robin land on my fork handle," he says on his LEGO Ideas blog. Check out the video about his creations here. If you want to see LEGO-inspired furnishings and decor, see our story on it here.


China-Made "American Culture" Can Now Be Seen in Jackson Hole


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It's become a fact that when an idea is turned and produced into something tangible and finite, then China will make their own version of it. From shoes to bags to cars, tech gadgets, even entire villages, monuments, and—culture? You read that right. In Jackson Hole, China, a complete lifestyle approximation of American homeownership is up for grabs for China's burgeoning middle class. Here, potential buyers are taught a lesson about American culture, and promotional materials are given out that read "almost all US presidents, telecoms tycoons, financial magnets (sic), media giants, Hollywood stars have their own private Vacation Home."

Changi Airport Begins Construction of Jewel Project and T1 Expansion


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Are you as excited as we are about the work that's begun in Changi Airport? The entryway into Singapore will soon have a 40-meter high indoor waterfall—soon to be the tallest in the world—with its own lights and sounds show and special effects at night. Called the "Jewel" project and Terminal 1 expansion, it was initially slated to cost $1.47 billion, but is now pegged at $1.7 billion. According to The Straits Times, the project will be completed in 2018, and will have five storeys above ground, and five basement levels. It will also contain a five-storey indoor garden that will feature thousands of trees, plants, herbs, and shrubs. Over 1.4 million square feet will be dedicated to retail, and also in the plans is a 130-room hotel. Changi's Jewel is designed by Marina Bay Sands architect Moshe Safdie and his team. Lee Seow Hiang, CEO of Changi Airport Groups, says, "Faced with intensifying competition, we challenged ourselves to rethink what an airport can be—not just as a gateway for flights, but as a tourism destination on its own." Even we would want to see and visit this place! See the video on the project here.

Check Out These Multi-Functional Shelf-Cum-Drawers by Rianne Koens


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Stackable furniture isn't so new in the design and furniture world, but these drawers launched by Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Rianne Koens are not just stackable and easy to assemble, they may also be used as some things else entirely. Called Otura Basic, the different-sized wooden boxes on angled wooden legs come either as open-fronted boxes or with drawers that easily slide in and out without any sliders or gliders. The best part? They may also be used as stools you can sit on, or as side or center tables in living areas or beside beds. Handmade in Istanbul, Turkey from birchwood, they may also be stacked and create a modular set of shelves and drawers. (You may buy as many boxes, drawers, and legs as you please!) "This playful modular furniture system shows a different way of thinking about furniture–it fades the sharp line between the meanings of a cabinet, side table, nightstand, and stool. With these basic elements, many furniture items are conceivable," Koens says in an interview with Dezeen.com.

Cover photo courtesy of Dezeen

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