Archive for the ‘Modern Technology’ Category
April 30, 2013
For thousands of years imaginative people across the globe have stared into the depths of the sea and wondered what it might be like to live in an undersea dwelling. The H2ome represents the world’s first undersea residence, a custom-built structure available for purchase from U.S. Submarine Structures. You can choose your own sea-floor site, or have the company set you up with a remarkable undersea location.
Posted by bethany 6:00am in Modern Design, Modern Technology, Staff Picks
April 02, 2013
Theoretically, umbrellas on the market today are made of recyclable materials such as metal, plastic and wood. However, they can’t be recycled as they are. In order to be properly disposed of, umbrellas need to be disassembled, which means that most of them just end up going to landfills. Developed in Italy by Federico Venturi, Gianluca Savalli and Marco Righi, the ‘Ginkgo’ is an innovative compact umbrella, redesigned from scratch and made entirely out of one recyclable material – polypropylene. Using injection molding process, the number of ‘Ginkgo’ components are considerably reduced, so when Ginkgo finally reaches the end of its useful life you can just toss it in the recycle bin.
Posted by bethany 6:00am in Going Green, Modern Technology
March 26, 2013
Famed Russian designer Vadim Kibardin has recently announced that he is developing a levitating computer mouse. The Bat is a set that consists of a base – mouse pad and floating mouse with magnet ring. Despite having grabbed the attention of the public, the product is still in its testing phase and not yet available to buy.
Posted by bethany 6:00am in Modern Technology
October 21, 2012
Check out the modern design of this unique hybrid canoe-kayak! Its transparent polymer hull offers paddlers an underwater vista of aquatic wildlife and waterscapes unavailable in conventional boats. Seating two people, the sturdy canoe hull is made of the same durable material found in the cockpit canopies of supersonic fighter jets.
Posted by bethany 6:00am in Modern Technology, Outdoor Living
August 13, 2012
Prompted by a lack of tree-shaded spots to sit under in his adopted city of Milan, product designer Matteo Cibic wondered, “If you can pay to park your car in front of your house or office, why can’t you also pay to have a tree right there?” This appealing question led to Cibic’s design of this mobile “tree trolley” where conceptually, a “tree is parked like a car” for the enjoyment of everyone. The trolley also acts as a communal wi-fi hotspot that could replace the “electro smog” of many private ones.
Posted by holdit 6:00am in Going Green, Modern Technology, Uncategorized
March 05, 2012
Outdoor living is going green with these basalt fiber bonded pieces. The beautifully crafted chairs and tables are made by Maffam Freeform and are completely made by hand. The extremely intricate designs offer the perfect shape and tone for a modern outdoor space.
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Posted by holdit 4:59pm in Architecture, Modern Furniture, Modern Technology, Outdoor Living
February 21, 2012
Google offices are known for their funky, creative, modern designs. The newest office to join the trend is Google’s Zurich Headquarters. The huge space offers bright colors, unique designs, comfortable spaces and urban inspiration. Designed by Camenzind Evolution, these offices are both playful and inspiring.
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Posted by holdit 4:37pm in Art, Modern Design, Modern Furniture, Modern Technology
December 07, 2011
You’ve fought through the lines of Black Friday and come out victorious, with a beautiful new TV so large that you have to wear sunglasses when you watch it. But now the question becomes, where will you place this thin, LED, HD 3-D masterpiece… The newest BDI media cabinet at Hold It Contemporary Home might be the solution. The curvature of the cabinet offers a unique modern touch to the media ready cabinet. Available in both a white satin finish and a chocolate stained walnut, the cabinet also offers all the perks of BDI pieces, including adjustable shelves, remote compatible glass doors and ventilation.
Ola by BDI at Hold It Contemporary Home starting at $1,399
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Posted by holdit 3:54pm in Modern Design, Modern Furniture, Modern Technology, Uncategorized
September 12, 2011
This Airstream, which is home to Matthew Hofmann, is an incredible Home Tour on Apartment Therapy. The interior design and the functionality of the space was so amazing, that we had to share. Hofman is an architect and lives in the 160 square foot Airstream and rents the land. He restored it to beyond its former glory and turned it into his dream home.
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Posted by holdit 4:00pm in Architecture, Modern Design, Modern Furniture, Modern Technology
September 09, 2011
The San Diego Blackout is officially over. The power outage shut down our entire county (6 million people) and left everyone sitting in the dark. Hold It Contemporary Home did close early yesterday due to the lack of power, but now that the power has been restore, we are open for our normal hours today (Friday, September 9). But sitting in the pitch black got us thinking about the use of “blackouts” in modern design. So after some web browsing this morning, here are some great rooms that have blackout design. Thanks to Elle Decor and Apartment Therapy for the images!
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Posted by holdit 10:00am in Design Trends, Lighting, Local Happenings, Modern Design, Modern Furniture, Modern Technology, Wall Decor