Design we love: The Amoeba

The Amoeba, from The Simple Light, is a sophisticated, modern light design that presents a unique look depending on the angle from which it is viewed. The light is suspended from a single cord and wraps the exposed bulb in a sensual ceramic body.
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Tree houses that rise to the next level

The German architectural firm baumraum designs modern, one-of-a-kind tree houses that fit naturally into their environment. The structures are no play things. They include sleeping quarters, mini-kitchens, insulation, lighting and insulated walls. The tree houses are built at a workshop and then transported and fully assembled on site.
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Design we love: Original airline carts offer vintage storage options

These refurbished airline food carts being sold by Flight001 offer a unique, vintage style that would work well as storage in a kitchen, bar area or office. The carts have been painted in retro designs and feature retractable serving trays and tracks for drawers or shelves.

San Francisco to get green Transbay Transit Center

The Transbay Joint Powers Authority has approved the green design by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects for the new Transbay Transit Center in San Francisco. A glass tower will sit next to the glass sweeping, glass-enclosed transit center, which will feature a 5.5 acre public park on the roof of the structure. The new building will help to centralize the regions transportation network, while creating a dramatic public space. The tower feature spassive solar shading and innovative wind turbines for generating electricity.

'Cybertecture Egg' designed for Mumbai

This 32,000 square-meter building has been designed by James Law Cybertecture International as an office building in Mumbai, India. The structure contains 13 floors for offices. The building will include systems to monitor the health of workers and the building.
Design offers provocative intelligence systems in India with the Cybertecture Egg office
James Law’s High Tech ‘Cybertecture Egg’ for Mumbai

Scarlett Johansson buys Manhattan penthouse

The New York Observer’s “Manhattan Transfers” reported that actress Scarlett Johansson paid $2,100,000 for a four-room penthouse near Sutton Place in Mid-Town Manhattan on April 28. The unit is in the Sutton Manor building at 411 E. 53rd Street in Manhattan and was listed at 1,270 square feet. The penthouse has two bedrooms, two baths, a terrace and a greenhouse.

Atlanta's Pink Palace: $20 million

Atlanta's Rhodes Robinson Mansion in Buckhead is available for $20 million. Built in 1926, the six-bedroom residence is known locally as the Pink Palace for the one-time color of the exterior. The house was designed by Atlanta architects Neel Reid and Philip Schutze for the Rhodes Furniture family and is styled after a small baroque building in Venice, Italy. The home recently underwent extensive renovation that upgraded all aspects of the interior and helped significantly reduce utility costs.
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'Pink Palace' yours for $20M

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