Helen Morgan

 

Freelance writer and photographer based in Barcelona.

rAndom International’s Sparkling Rain Room Lets You Play in the Rain Without Getting Wet

rAndom International’s Sparkling Rain Room Lets You Play in the Rain Without Getting Wet

After walking blindly into the darkened gallery space, visitors appear to somehow control the falling water; you can feel encapsulated by the rain, yet without getting wet as though they are

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Willem Heeffer Repurposes 36 Oil Cans into Stylish Lamps at the Midhill Restaurant in Helsinki

Willem Heeffer Repurposes 36 Oil Cans into Stylish Lamps at the Midhill Restaurant in Helsinki

Designer Willem Heeffer transformed 36 oil cans into a fantastic series of lights for a new restaurant in Helsinki, Finland. After salvaging the drums from a local oil recycling center, Heeffer

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Spectacular Swarms of Cyanotype-Printed Butterflies Form Urban Guerrilla Art Installations

Spectacular Swarms of Cyanotype-Printed Butterflies Form Urban Guerrilla Art Installations

Lewis’s work takes care not to permanently affect the environment, and each of the blue cotton prints can be removed, to create a dazzling—yet temporary—intervention into the landscape.

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Adrien Rovero Gives Salvaged Ski Gondolas a Second Life as Unique Rocking Chairs

Adrien Rovero Gives Salvaged Ski Gondolas a Second Life as Unique Rocking Chairs

These stylish rocking chairs are crafted from salvaged ski gondolas by Adrien Rovero. The chairs, dubbed ‘Rock’, are part of a larger project organized by Mountain Climbers, a group which

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TAAT’s Temporary Khor I Theater is a Meditative Building Inspired by a Bamboo Forest

TAAT’s Temporary Khor I Theater is a Meditative Building Inspired by a Bamboo Forest

Architect Berg Horemans of TAAT said that the Khor I theater is designed to be intimate yet open to the public. The space was established to invite guests to create their own performance by

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Giant Armchair Constructed From 2,500 Salvaged Plastic Bottles by Várnai Gyula

Giant Armchair Constructed From 2,500 Salvaged Plastic Bottles by Várnai Gyula

Artist Várnai Gyula has recycled 2,500 plastic bottles to create a larger-than-life armchair! The colossal construction was displayed last year in Park Galeria, a mall in Budapest. The site

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Spectacular Roberto Ercilla-Designed Home Cantilevers Over Spanish Hillside

Spectacular Roberto Ercilla-Designed Home Cantilevers Over Spanish Hillside

As well as creating a beautiful home, Dwelling in Etura was designed to help residents reduce their energy consumption. As such, the architecture studio incorporated an insulating green roof,

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Street Artist ‘Bored’ Leaves Life-Size Monopoly Pieces on the Streets of Chicago

Street Artist ‘Bored’ Leaves Life-Size Monopoly Pieces on the Streets of Chicago

A few months back, life-size monopoly pieces were spotted on the streets of Chicago by Christopher Jobson of Colossal. After some delving, the work was attributed to a street artist known as

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Signicase Launches New iPhone 4 Wooden Cases For Natural Protection for Your Phone!

Signicase Launches New iPhone 4 Wooden Cases For Natural Protection for Your Phone!

These cool smart phone cases from Signicase are made entirely out of natural wood, and promise to protect your phone as well as the environment! Crafted from eco-friendly materials, the cases

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IAAC’s Stunning Solar-Powered Endesa Pavilion Soaks Up the Sun in Barcelona

IAAC’s Stunning Solar-Powered Endesa Pavilion Soaks Up the Sun in Barcelona

The triangular sections optimize the efficiency of the solar panels, which vary in size and can be adjusted depending on the direction of the sun. Through this strategic system Iaac ensured that

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Chris Jordan Documents the Devestating Impact of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch on Wildlife

Chris Jordan Documents the Devestating Impact of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch on Wildlife

Midway is a visually stunning documentary project from Chris Jordan that reflects on the immense environmental impact of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch—a mammoth collection of waste located

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Colombia’s New Sports Center Is a Green Forest Full of Hope for the Local Community

Colombia’s New Sports Center Is a Green Forest Full of Hope for the Local Community

The modular construction is a collection of fabricated shapes, such as a polyhedron of 12 surfaces, that make up a larger lattice within the top canopy. According to reports, the center is

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Dan Cretu Transforms Colorful Food into Playful, Edible Sculptures

Dan Cretu Transforms Colorful Food into Playful, Edible Sculptures

We are used to seeing food being transformed into contemporary art - from an edible cherry blossom mosaic to Matthew Carden's food photography. Yet this bright series of images are pretty

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Ernest Zacharevic Makes Playful Street Art in Malaysia With an Old Bicycle

Ernest Zacharevic Makes Playful Street Art in Malaysia With an Old Bicycle

Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic has been transforming the streets of Penang, Malaysia with a brilliant series of interactive murals. These four inspiring designs created within the last

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Self-Sufficient Brick Home in China Relies on Pigs for Energy

Self-Sufficient Brick Home in China Relies on Pigs for Energy

Lin's design follows a number of sustainable principles so that during the rainy season water is harvested on the roof and filters down to be stored in a large container for the rest of the

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Eco-Mosque Design Receives Green Light For Construction in Abu Dhabi

Eco-Mosque Design Receives Green Light For Construction in Abu Dhabi

Suhail Mohammed Suleiman's proposal for a sustainable mosque to be built in Abu Dhabi has been given the green light. While construction is not confirmed, the eco-mosque would be a symbol of the

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Beautiful Boston Hospital Facility Glimmers With a Recycled Copper Facade

Beautiful Boston Hospital Facility Glimmers With a Recycled Copper Facade

The Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston is shining bright with with a brand new facility that's been wrapped in a block-long facade of glimmering recycled copper. Designed by Leers

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Temporary Wooden ‘Hangout’ Provides Shelter for Festival-goers in Eindhoven

Temporary Wooden ‘Hangout’ Provides Shelter for Festival-goers in Eindhoven

Eindhoven Design Academy Graduate Joscha Weiand is the brains behind Hangout, a neat semi-permanent shelter that incorporates a practical tent with creature comforts. The cozy space was designed

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The Best Green Designs From Barcelona’s FADfest Design Festival!

The Best Green Designs From Barcelona’s FADfest Design Festival!

This wall vegetation system by Nodo17 Architects is constructed from a cage of galvanized sheet metal and geo-textile felt, and it features an incorporated drip irrigation system. The

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Jacobo Jorgensen’s Quirky Furnishings are Made Entirely From Reclaimed Wood

Jacobo Jorgensen’s Quirky Furnishings are Made Entirely From Reclaimed Wood

Designer Jacobo Jorgensen transforms reclaimed wood into architecture-inspired pieces of furniture. Jorgensen mixes interesting colors and styles to create a wide range of quirky modern

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Aellon Teams up With Uhuru to Launch Furniture Made From a Salvaged Indonesian Fishing Boat

Aellon Teams up With Uhuru to Launch Furniture Made From a Salvaged Indonesian Fishing Boat

After finding out that the 61-foot Indonesian fishing boat was made from a now-threatened wood species and was about to become firewood, Aellon bought it from its owners and set to work

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Traditional Sandbags Become a Colorful and Interactive Installation by Antenna Design

Traditional Sandbags Become a Colorful and Interactive Installation by Antenna Design

Sandbags aren't an obvious choice when it comes to furniture, but these unlikely cushions get a colorful redesign by Antenna Design. Created for an installation called SPECTRE, and located in

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The Plant-A-Saurus: A Colorful and Quirky Dino-Shaped Planter from Shelter and Black Shop

The Plant-A-Saurus: A Colorful and Quirky Dino-Shaped Planter from Shelter and Black Shop

These quirky dinosaur planters become a brilliant way of combining gardening with an imaginative prehistoric creature. Spotted at this year's Dwell on Design, the clever decorative plant pots

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Luscious Vertical Gardening Curtain by Bohn and Viljoen Uses Hydroponics System to Produce Fresh Veggies

Luscious Vertical Gardening Curtain by Bohn and Viljoen Uses Hydroponics System to Produce Fresh Veggies

The Urban Agriculture Curtain is a brilliant indoor vertical gardening concept where fresh produce can be grown year-round while hanging in a window. London-based architecture studio Bohn and

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Colossal Baobab Tree Made From Recycled Fabric Takes Root in Central London

Colossal Baobab Tree Made From Recycled Fabric Takes Root in Central London

A towering baobab tree made from colorful strands of recycled textiles recently rose on the bank of the River Thames in London. Dubbed “Under the Baobab”, the art installation was

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UCLA Campus to Get a Green Makeover By the Student Food Collective

UCLA Campus to Get a Green Makeover By the Student Food Collective

With the help of some pro-active social-networking on Facebook, the UCLA campus is being transformed into a new food cooperative. 'GOOD Maker' collaborated with UCLA’s BGreen Consulting to

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OH.NO.SUMO Is Turning Public Spaces Into Fun Pop-up Cinemas!

OH.NO.SUMO Is Turning Public Spaces Into Fun Pop-up Cinemas!

The structure consists of a humble timber frame covered in waterproof fabric that makes it a neat and cozy space for visitors. Cushions are scattered inside the space, and above the entrance

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Michael Jantzen’s Solar Science Center is Powered by Towering Photovoltaic Antenna

Michael Jantzen’s Solar Science Center is Powered by Towering Photovoltaic Antenna

The center is also designed to incorporate passive solar heating and cooling and collect rainwater through its roof. The central spire feature an observation deck, and it's ringed by a green

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Tekiō is a Luminous Series of Modular Bamboo and Paper Lamps by Anthony Dickens

Tekiō is a Luminous Series of Modular Bamboo and Paper Lamps by Anthony Dickens

Tekiō is a glowing series of modular bamboo lights that can be adapted to take on any shape. Designer Anthony Dickens created the luminous lamps solely from bamboo and paper and launched them

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