MoCo Submissions
by sabine7 / June 26, 2008

Pluk, where good food is great fun, is a new health food restaurant (yogurts, salads and juices) concept in Haarlem designed by Tjep.

+ Brio54 offers prefab hybrid homes (a mixture of on- and off-site construction methods) offer pre-assembled item groups or "feature paks" to reduce costs and decisions.

+ Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects have designed the Wabi Sabi house in Houston, following the notion of "the restrained expression of the humble and the simple." A synthesis of the work of nature and that of man, Wabi Sabi puts forth serenity and a respect for natural surroundings. The house takes advantage of old-growth trees on the site, naturally aged cedar, salvaged wood, and natural light and ventilation.

+ The Da Vinci LED chandelier by Schonbek is composed of hundreds of Swarovski crystal octagons and changes colour for a subtle light show while dining. Dishwasher safe.

Queens Produce 2: Light at the End of the Midtown Tunnel by Voisard 3Design is a collection of lighting made from reclaimed industrial parts covered in handknits.

+ Johanna Keimeyer makes a variety of lamps out of plastic bottles. Shown above is the Volvic version.

+ James Malcolm-Green creates the Dishy Vase for Liberty based on a chronology of ceramics styles through the eras, starting in 1875, through the war years (represented by soup bowls), to the present.

+ Do Camouflage puzzles from KesselsKramer come in a range of colourways usually seen on uniforms, for a more people-friendly effect.

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