Lori Zimmer is a New York based writer, with a passion for sustainable design, eco-tourism and art. She has written for Ecouterre, Inhabitots, ArtSlant, Patrick McMullan Mag, Flavorpill, WhiteHot and ArtFetch. She received her MA in art, media and business at FIT. In her free time, she writes an art and art history guide called Art Nerd New York and curates shows often focused on artists who use found or recycled materials.
A series of moats and fortresses were built over the West Brabant Water Line region of the Netherlands during the 17th century in order to provide protection from invasion by France and Spain.
The gorgeous Vulkan Beehives were designed to reflect their use - multi-faceted cut honeycomb with a stretched texturized hexagon pattern on each of its surfaces. Clad in a warm honey color, the
The giant Rubber Duck is back! Florentijn Hofman’s oversized bath toy is continuing to make its rounds, and its latest port of call is in Los Angeles! The world-famous float is making its West
The unique studio juts out like a meteorite just behind the busy Deptford High Street. To create the seclusion the artist wanted, the studio was designed without any street-facing windows.
Sou Fujimoto’s delicate-looking bus shelter in Krumbach, Austria was just shut down by authorities who deemed it unsafe for the public. Built as part of the BUS:STOP project that brought seven
Colonizing Mars has been a science fiction dream for years, but designers have been toying with the notion ever since Mars One started popping up in the news. Jumping on board is MakerBot, which
Studio Bertjan Pot’s new LED chandelier brings disco fever to any room! Lovingly called “Come on LED’s go!,” the oversized light fixture evokes 70's dance floors with grids of
Thanks to the new SpaTap, campers can turn an ordinary plastic bottle into a pop up shower! The simple contraption clips onto an ordinary water bottle to allow campers to enjoy a nice soak off
This tiny mobile caravan offers micro-quarters on wheels to help unleash your inner bohemian. Powered by an attached bicycle, the 28-square-foot mini dwelling boasts a small bedroom or artist's
The stylish barn is modernized with its blackened stain, which contrasts with the traditional notion of the ubiquitous red barn. Clapboards from the exterior have been removed and replaced with
The modular system offers a new way for building LEGO masterpieces - as well as a new way to indulge your sweet tooth! Mizzuchi’s molds pay incredible attention to detail, including the
For the Festival of Love, Southbank Centre commissioned artists and designers to create pieces on seven themes of love from Ancient Greece. Agape, Storge, Pragma, Philia, Philautia, Eros &
Robo-cuteness overload! Born without front legs, the ridiculously adorable teeny tiny Chihuahua named TurboRoo has been given a second chance at mobility, thanks to 3D printing! Mark Deadrick of
Rather than creating a traditional monument, Azevedo sought to create an installation that reflects the fragility of life. The temporary sculpture change over time, rousing crowds of onlookers
For Paper Cave, Kotaro Horiuchi looked to their own architectural studio as the inspiration for a permanent exhibition that employees could not only live with, but be inspired by themselves.
The new volume extends from the brick building like a transparent uneven box lined with glazed windows to deflect heat. In order to keep the children who attend nursery school there safe from
The Cité Radieuse’s rooftop originally served as a gym where residents could let of steam and work out while taking in beautiful city views of Marseille. The concrete volume rises in three
The innovative sculpture provides a double treat by brightening up the streets of Baltimore with thought provoking public art that is also functional. Local bus riders can get creative as well
Controversial artist Damien Hirst has turned his focus from diamond skulls to green building, announcing plans to design an eco-friendly town near Ilfracombe north of Devon, England. Hirst's
There’s no butts about it - scientists in South Korea just found a way to recycle smoked cigarette filters into high performing supercapacitors. Researchers from Seoul National University
With a desire to create her ideal home based on the principles of simplicity and sustainability, Lustado created the tiny house as a personal project with a budget of $35,000. With the trailer
In order to make each space both functional and efficient, the architects created a system of strategic storage. Shelving and drawers make each section livable, hiding away belongings and
Texel is the largest of the Dutch Wadden Islands, and it's populated largely by local fisherman and herds of sheep. The holiday home is a serene escape nestled into a lush area not far from the
One of London's most recognizable modern landmarks, The Gherkin, is in a pickle of a financial situation. The modern masterpiece designed by Norman Foster fell short of finding viable tenants
Marking 100 years since the Brits’ involvement in the first World War, Cummins was commissioned to create a moving, yet beautiful installation in tribute. The delicate poppies adorn the entire
Lucid Design just unveiled a full-sized bicycle that fits into a tiny backpack! The lightweight bike can be broken down into 21 parts that fit snugly within a high quality circular bag. The Kit
Hansmeyer and Dillenburger’s 3D printed “room” looks like a historic temple or an architectural fragment from a more decorative era. The room was printed in large chunks over the course of
The interior of Joben Bistro transports visitors back in time to a mythical era, combining retro-futurism with Victorian aesthetics. To complete the look, 6th Sense gave new use to many of the
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