Sweden

Waste Management by Vincent Skoglund

Swedish artist, Vincent Skoglund has been working on a series called Waste Management for some time now. This project is his way to connect with the reality of global warming and bring awareness to this massive issue.
He transforms collections of trash into beautiful abstract materialism, that really does provoke thoughtful consideration of the waste we produce. source : Trendland

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Stora Hotellet, a Jules Verne inspired Hotel – Sweden

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Stora Hotellet is a venerable old hotel with a saltwater-stained past, in Umeå, way up north on the Gulf of Bothnia. Inspired by the city’s seafaring heritage, KriskaDECOR has given the hotel a sumptuous new look where the refined meets the rough, just like the high society once met the sailors in the hotel’s parlours and dining rooms.

Umeå, a city of about 120,000 on the Bothnian Bay in northern Sweden, has a long and proud maritime history.

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Matali Crasset & David Walhl give new inspiration to Ikea

 

IKEA hand-picked designers from around the world for the IKEA PS 2014 collection. Designers who could deliver a new take on modern urban living and create pieces that were beautifully designed, mobile and multi-functional, but still with an IKEA price tag.

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Matali and her Pixel closet

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Matali Crasset’s Tray

 

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Exploding Hanging Lamp by David Wahl

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Office Space like a James Bond villain’s den – Stockholm – super cool

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Built in a former anti-atomic shelter underneath the Vita Berg Park in Stockholm, this incredible office from online retailer BAHNHOF looks like the underground lair of a Bond villain, and that’s exactly what’s so awesome and unique about it. Designed by the talented people at AF-LA.

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Manta Resort pushes the hotel room to another level

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Not for the claustrophobic.

Situated off the Eastern coast of Africa by pemba island, a private floating island at the manta resort provides guests with an all-inclusive hotel room submerged four meters below the surface of the ocean. designed by swedish company genberg underwater hotels, each of the three levels that make up the buoyant building has its own unique view: a rooftop terrace for sun bathing in the day and star gazing at night, a landing deck at sea level equipped with a lounge and restroom, and an underwater hotel room below surrounded by panes of glass for a 360 degree marine panorama. via designboom