Netherlands Tax Office

•September 14, 2007 • Leave a Comment
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Netherlands Tax Office

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The Walter Bos complex was originally built in the 1960s and consisted of four drab offices surrounded by even drearier parking bays. As part of the renovation they decided to connect the four blocks with an adjoining one. But instead of lumping a load of concrete onto each side to stitch the towers together, they sunk it deep underground. The result is a huge sunken structure covered by an expanse of water with individual cones breaking the surface.
Below ground, lie two large sunken gardens supplemented with light by the jagged shapes you see above ground. The water, although aesthetically pleasing, acts as a cooling system for the tower and security from intruders trying to fiddle their taxes.
The effect is a startling contrast of severe and brutal steel squares, and a more natural, organic feel permeated with softer circles and earthy hues. Who knew filling out your tax form could lead to such inspiring design? We certainly didn’t. By Matt Hussey
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Flora Table

•September 7, 2007 • Leave a Comment
clipped from www.designspotter.com

Flora Table

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This simple design combines a table with a vase.

Designer: Danilo Calvache
Made in Colombia

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Quad – A Bookshelf

•September 6, 2007 • Leave a Comment
clipped from www.gnr8.biz

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X marks the spot with this fantastic shelving unit!Multi-sized shelves store yourCDs, DVDs, folders and books all in onecleverproduct.For even more storage space, separate units can be joinedtogether. Asymmetry in perfect balance!

Product Specs

Dimensions:

47.2″L x 11.8″W x 47.2″H


Materials:

Shelves: laminated plywood

Back panels: powder-coated metal

Quad

Designer: Nauris Kalinauskas

Price: US$1,799.00
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ZONZA Rocking Chaise

•September 4, 2007 • Leave a Comment
我喜歡它的線條, 雖然不知道坐起來會舒服嗎!?
clipped from mocoloco.com

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+ Eduardo Baroni’s ZONZA rocking chaise (how decadent is that?) was just launched last week. ZONZA is made of water resistant wood, so is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.

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甲狀腺毛病

•September 2, 2007 • Leave a Comment
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Cappuccino as a Work of Art

•September 2, 2007 • 1 Comment
小獅獅的臉出現在咖啡裡!!
clipped from www.dailymail.co.uk

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Wouldn’t it be nice if all our coffee was served with the same care and attention as this barman has shown?




Sammy Lin, a New York barman, creates amazing faces and patterns for his customers’ cappuccinos.


He has made quite a name for himself with his steady hand and creative eye for a frothy picture. Take a look at our selection:

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Waiter, there’s a hare in my coffee. Animal faces like this and the polar bear on the right take Sammy 20 seconds to do. He doesn’t want to keep the customer waiting…

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mocha-angelo coffee creations

mocha-angelo coffee creations
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雙面廁所

•September 2, 2007 • Leave a Comment
一間戶外廁所, 由四面外觀像鏡子,裡面卻是透明的玻璃組成!!
真想去用用看一次!! 可以對著外面的人尿尿!!
clipped from www.alice-wang.com

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