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Big Ideas Small Buildings.

They say that good things come in small packages. This week we are looking at some amazing buildings that have a small footprint all of which are based in America. Let us know which building is your favourite! Studio for a Composer, by Johnsen Schmaling Architects Built within the Wisconsin rural landscape, this intimate retreat […]

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Living in a Fish Bowl.

People have varying views on living in a glass house. Some people believe that it is like living within a fish bowl and that all privacy is lost. Others see it as a way of blurring the boundary between inside and outside. What ever your view might be, I am sure at least one of […]

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EcoBuild the Future.

Every year at the beginning of March London hosts the EcoBuild exhibition. Launched in 2005, the exhibition has steadily grown every year to become the biggest event in the world for sustainable design and construction. The exhibition includes an exhibition hall of over 1,500 suppliers of sustainable products and innovative materials. There is also an […]

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It’s a Modern world.

Modernism as a style of Architecture is not one that is greatly defined in the public’s eye. Anything seemingly simple and with clean lines is considered Modernism. Well this week we are going to celebrate the white box architecture and show you some examples of how clean lines can be complex and beautiful.   Carabanchel […]

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Creative Stationary.

As this week it is Valentines day, which famously had us all making our home made cards as children, we thought the topic this week of creative stationary would be inspiring. We’ve found some amazingly sculptural and inventive uses for your average piece of stationary. So raid those cupboards and maybe have a go yourself! […]

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Building in Ice

Considering the cold weather we are experiencing this month, we thought we would look at some cool creations, specifically Ice Hotels. Around the world there are 10 Ice Hotels and counting. The idea of staying in a massive ice sculpture seems to intrigue us and therefore more are appearing.   Everything in these hotels everything […]

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Playing with Lego.

Most children love Lego, but as adults we aren’t supposed to play with childrens’ toys anymore. Well this week we are showing you why that is a load of rubbish. So get stuck in and start playing with Lego!   This Kitchen island unit, designed by Munchausen, is made from 20,000 Lego bricks. The standard […]

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Stairways to Heaven?

Stairs are a form of functionality, but this week we are looking at how this transitional space can become a sculptural object. Whether used to create clever storage, become a piece of horticulture or be a way of expressing yourself, these stairs are the path to heaven. This little slice of heaven was designed by […]

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Reading into things.

Here at Vesta, we love books and are mad about libraries! So this week we are going to share some unique and gorgeous Library ideas. Why not start with this Scandinavian design classic, the Swedish string shelf. Popular in the 60’s and has come back recently as a retro piece for the home. It is […]

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I pod

Everything these days seem to be getting smaller. Whether it’s our phones, computer’s or even houses. Small is the new thing. So what about pod living? Micasa Lab has created ‘Cocoon 1’, which takes small living to extreme. The concept behind the transparent sphere is to create a place of retreat whilst still being connected […]

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