Helen Morgan

 

Freelance writer and photographer based in Barcelona.

Daniel Buren’s Kaleidoscopic Structures Installed in Grand Palais in Paris

Daniel Buren’s Kaleidoscopic Structures Installed in Grand Palais in Paris

Despite creating a giant rainbow of color that maximizes on the grand space, Buren's work remains subtle. It was carefully designed and built using minimal materials, but transforms the Palais

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Sacred Texts are Dissected and Transformed Into Spiritual Tapestries by Meg Hitchcock

Sacred Texts are Dissected and Transformed Into Spiritual Tapestries by Meg Hitchcock

The Brooklyn-based artist used the Koran as her spiritual canvas last year, breaking down passages of the text by removing punctuation and spaces between words. She then set about recreating the

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World War II Flak Tower Transformed Into Tropical Aquarium in Vienna

World War II Flak Tower Transformed Into Tropical Aquarium in Vienna

The blockhouse towers - enormous concrete and steel leviathans that dominated the skyline - were constructed in Berlin, Hamburg, and Vienna and used in defense against Allied air raids. Each one

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Twisting Modular Planter Holds Flourishing Micro Gardens Within its Layers

Twisting Modular Planter Holds Flourishing Micro Gardens Within its Layers

Ascensio Mah recently teamed up with students from the Harvard Graduate School of Design to create this beautiful twisting planter embedded with a series of miniature gardens. Showcased at this

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Chelsea Football Club Bid to Turn Iconic Battersea Power Station Into a Stadium

Chelsea Football Club Bid to Turn Iconic Battersea Power Station Into a Stadium

The future of London's renowned Battersea Power Station has long been debated, and numerous bids have been offered up with the hopes of giving the building a new life. Its potential renovation

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Tomasso Guerra Transforms Old Reflex Camera Into Adaptable Lamp

Tomasso Guerra Transforms Old Reflex Camera Into Adaptable Lamp

It may seem excessive to use a reflex camera to build a lamp, but Tomasso Guerra's cool design looks so great, he's forgiven. The Italy-based designer combined a recycled DSLR with a

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Hundreds of ‘Middle Finger’ Candles Lit in Silent Protest Against Japan’s Nuclear Meltdown

Hundreds of ‘Middle Finger’ Candles Lit in Silent Protest Against Japan’s Nuclear Meltdown

After almost losing a finger in a workshop accident, artist Nao Matsumoto meditated on the importance of the middle finger as a gesture of expressing discontent. Channeling reactions to news

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Lee Eunyeol’s Stunning LED Landscapes Light Up the Night

Lee Eunyeol’s Stunning LED Landscapes Light Up the Night

Lee's beautiful light installations makes the dark sky appear as if it's hiding something undefined. Although the installations are painstakingly fabricated by the artist, they somehow appear

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Jeppe Hein’s Quirky ‘Social Benches’ are Interactive Sculptures That Engage the Public

Jeppe Hein’s Quirky ‘Social Benches’ are Interactive Sculptures That Engage the Public

Jeppe Hein has re-imagined the average public bench by creating a series of modified benches that open up discussion about social behavior in urban spaces. The Danish artist took the form of a

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Edible Cherry Blossom Tree Mosaic is Made From 10,000 Scrumptious Cupcakes!

Edible Cherry Blossom Tree Mosaic is Made From 10,000 Scrumptious Cupcakes!

Cupcakes seem to always be on our minds these days - from cupcake ATMs to delicious vegan pumpkin snacks - but we have to say this mosaic made from 10,000 of the delectable treats really "takes

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Quirky Sylvester Bird Box Invites Birds to Fly Into the Jaws of a Cat

Quirky Sylvester Bird Box Invites Birds to Fly Into the Jaws of a Cat

We love this quirky Sylvester Bird Box; an amusing take on the traditional birdhouse where the feathered go to roost. Designed by Suck UK, they constructed the box from durable marine quality

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Paperless Post Teams Up With Designer John Derian to Launch Beautiful Evite Line

Paperless Post Teams Up With Designer John Derian to Launch Beautiful Evite Line

We've written before about Paperless Post, an online service that offers a paper-free way to send invites and notes. But now the eco-friendly postal service has collaborated with designer John

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Williams-Sonoma Rolls Out High-End Chicken Coops in Agrarian Product Debut

Williams-Sonoma Rolls Out High-End Chicken Coops in Agrarian Product Debut

Williams-Sonoma - a company typically known for sleek interior wares - just expanded into the "agrarian" frontier by launching a line of uber-cool homes for chickens! It's not often you see

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Flemish Renovation Combines a Modern ‘Rabbit Hole’ Entrance With Rural Tradition

Flemish Renovation Combines a Modern ‘Rabbit Hole’ Entrance With Rural Tradition

The outdoor area of the site is also enclosed, which spatially connects the home with the veterinary practice adjacent. Large windows help to open the house out to the surrounding farmland that

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Emilie Griottes Serves Up Sumptuous Edible Pantone Swatches

Emilie Griottes Serves Up Sumptuous Edible Pantone Swatches

Food blogger Emilie Griottes created these sumptuous edible Pantone swatches for French culinary magazine Fricote and color has never looked so delicious! Recreating everyone's favorite color

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Solar-Powered Painters Hall is a Net-Zero Community Center in Salem, Oregon

Solar-Powered Painters Hall is a Net-Zero Community Center in Salem, Oregon

Painters Hall is a 100 percent solar-powered building nestled in the beautiful surroundings of quiet Pringle Creek community, in Salem, Oregon. The 80-year-old Painters Hall recently earned

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Brilliant Magnetic Bike Lights Automatically Turn On When Attached

Brilliant Magnetic Bike Lights Automatically Turn On When Attached

Bike lights can often be fiddly little things to attach and detach from your bicycle, but Copenhagen Parts may have solved this mini conundrum - for steel bikes at least. They've created a set

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1,900 Canoes and Kayaks Link Together in Attempt to Break Guinness Record

1,900 Canoes and Kayaks Link Together in Attempt to Break Guinness Record

This colorful display of 1,902 canoes and kayaks attempted to break the "largest raft" world record on Fourth Lake in New York's Adirondacks this Spring. As rules stipulated it had to float

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Extinct Short-Haired Bumblebees to be Brought Back to English Countryside

Extinct Short-Haired Bumblebees to be Brought Back to English Countryside

Short-haired bumblebees (Bombus subterraneus) became exinct in the UK almost 25 years ago, but now scientists are planning to reintroduce them into the countryside. Last weekend, a team of

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In Vino Vitae: Unique Heart-Shaped Wine Rack is Made of Reused Plumbing Fittings

In Vino Vitae: Unique Heart-Shaped Wine Rack is Made of Reused Plumbing Fittings

Axel Yberg builds functional art from reclaimed plumbing fittings and his latest work is this extraordinary heart-shaped wine rack commissioned for cancer survivor Erin Zammett Ruddy.

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Chair Farm: Werner Aisslinger Creates Chairs from Living Trees!

Chair Farm: Werner Aisslinger Creates Chairs from Living Trees!

Aisslinger's Chair Farm considers the way we consume furniture: instead of importing items for use, we can nurture and shape them ourselves and then harvest them locally instead of having them

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Sapore dei Mobili: Designers Serve up Bite-Sized Furniture Cakes During Milan Design Week

Sapore dei Mobili: Designers Serve up Bite-Sized Furniture Cakes During Milan Design Week

The pair whipped up the home-baked morsels in their own custom-built pan, drawing on their own respective nationalities (Japan and Portugal) - to combine a traditional Japanese 'baby castella'

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IKEA’s New Plant Tables Make Indoor Gardening Easy for Everyone

IKEA’s New Plant Tables Make Indoor Gardening Easy for Everyone

IKEA unveiled these brilliant plant table designs at Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan, as part of the iconic company's 2012 PS Furniture Collection. The tables have in-built spots

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Upcycled Shipping Containers Transformed into Modern Spaces By WhiteCrate

Upcycled Shipping Containers Transformed into Modern Spaces By WhiteCrate

Shipping containers are being given a revamp by WhiteCrate, a UK-based company that transforms the old structures into these brilliant pop-up event spaces. The containers begin as ready-built

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Turntable Rider Transforms Bikes into Mobile DJ Booths

Turntable Rider Transforms Bikes into Mobile DJ Booths

The Turntable Rider is a brilliant invention that transforms any regular bicycle into a roving DJ booth! Developed by Japan-based company Cogoo, the gadget allows bikers to emit melodies as

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Tom Dixon Invites Visitors to Design Their Own Flat Pack Lamps at Milan Design Week

Tom Dixon Invites Visitors to Design Their Own Flat Pack Lamps at Milan Design Week

At this year's Milan Design Week Tom Dixon joined forces with Digital Forming Studio to create a "Co-Design Bar" where visitors could customize and digitally print their own lamps! The exhibit

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Tom Dixon’s Sensational Flat-Pack Stamp Lamp Comes Hot Off the Press

Tom Dixon’s Sensational Flat-Pack Stamp Lamp Comes Hot Off the Press

The Stamp Lamp starts off as a zinc-coated, steel sheet that is punched and pressed by two sheet-steel machines from industrial manufacturing giant, Trumpf. The sheet is then folded into a

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Wattcher Energy Monitor Could Help Reduce Energy Bills

Wattcher Energy Monitor Could Help Reduce Energy Bills

How much electricity do you think your home consumes? The Wattcher energy monitor is a simple device by Marcel Wanders that makes this data visible, giving households a helping hand in reducing

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Andrew Maynard Renovates a Modern Melbourne Home With a Giant Grassy Hill!

Andrew Maynard Renovates a Modern Melbourne Home With a Giant Grassy Hill!

The award-winning idea has improved solar access access, and the home is flooded with light in during the winter months, helping to reduce energy costs. Facing the original house, the new

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Key Frames: Dancing Figures Light Up the Night With Low-Energy LEDs

Key Frames: Dancing Figures Light Up the Night With Low-Energy LEDs

Groupe Laps' luminous stick figures are made from LED strips and white Polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA), and the articulated joints are made of stainless steel. Keeping sustainability at the heart

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