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Inject some childhood nostalgia into your home with Lego Furniture

Was this designer feeling nostalgic about their childhood? Inspired by Ed Sheeran’s Lego House? Not a parent of small children who knows the definition of torture is stepping on the deadly blocks?

There’s no such pain with Everblocks, a series of Lego-influenced home décor pieces that will let you incorporate some youthful whimsy into your home.

Image: Everblocks

Image: Everblocks

 

These are not toys, although you can certainly have fun creating designs that suit your home. From tables, colourful partitions, artworks or even a Lego Bar, the choice is up to you.

Arnon Rosan, the inventor of the building system doesn’t feel the joy of making Lego creations needs to end when we grow up, “You get older, and you kinda wish you had a life-size version,” he said.

Image: Everblocks

Image: Everblocks

 

They come in 14 colors and three sizes known as full, half and quarter, varying in weight. Although everyone feels they remember how to build structures Rosan says the reality has been more complicated when adding the increased scale into the mix,

“People start to worry about stability,” he says. It’s no big deal if your 3-inch wall topples, but it is a problem if your 15-foot wall does. The key is to take lessons from Lego, and stack the blocks like bricks, staggering them so a brick covers the seam of the two below it. Each block also has at least one channel that allows power cables, reinforcing wooden dowels, or LED strips to snake through as a means of illuminating or stabilizing larger structures.”

Mondrian inspired wall Image: Everblocks

Mondrian inspired wall
Image: Everblocks

 

The company is creating a library of instructions guiding people through some designs.

So what’s the best part of life-size Lego blocks? If you decide you don’t like or are sick of your design, you can simply deconstruct your creation and assemble a new one.

Would you like Lego furniture in your house?

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Ocean-side Art Installation By Day and Rental Pods By Night

Summer is coming to our part of the world, with it all its pleasures. Who doesn’t love the lazy, hazy feeling of an entire  day at the beach. Wouldn’t it be even better if you could stay all night too?

Fourteen architects, designers, and artists collaborated in Centrumeiland, Amsterdam, to come up with a way to make that moonlight experience a possibility.

Image: Urban Campsite

Image: Urban Campsite

 

The artists created an art installation, while the designers and architects offered their design and structural touch to transform the art into ocean-side dwellings.  The resulting rental pods are beautiful to see and a spot for campers to enjoy by night.

Image: Urban Campsite

Image: Urban Campsite

 

The mission was clear for all parties – every pod needed to be constructed  with materials that had alternate uses besides their original purpose. The fabulous result is a micro neighbourhood of yurts, demonstrating each designer’s individual style.

Image: urban campsite

Image: urban campsite

 

There’s a hands-on art installation known as Urban Campsite Amsterdam—has had visitors from around the world seeking it out, keen for an evening on the beach.

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Beyond the initial concept of the beach huts, there is also a community herb garden, local supermarket, a functioning kitchen, DIY workshops, and the site’s central gathering area -around a firepit of course!

Don’t you think it would be great if this idea headed to your part of the world for the summer?

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