Music lovers looking for the perfect vacation destination should start saving up for a trip to Germany. In Berlin, designer Olivier Nowak has crafted a sleek new hotel that will make all the Hard Rocks in the world hang their head in shame.
Called Nhow Berlin, the hotel features lyrics from famous classic and current songs as its guidance system, the large text printed on walls and objects all throughout. It might sound lame, but when you see the most iconic lyrics all over the building, you won’t be able to hold back your smile.
The exterior is impressive on its own with its boxy design.
The lobby and concierge desk.
And the bell to request service.
The staff’s name tags.
The sweet pillow mints.
The hotel’s restaurant.
And its menu.
The stairway in the hotel’s art gallery, which leads to a sunny terrace.
And the entrance to the terrace.
(via Design Faves.)
Nowack explains, “We managed to put music in people’s minds without playing a single note.” He is so right! Every single lyric I read, I sang in my head. This hotel found a way to make music without making any sound at all.
You can find out out more about the project on his Behance page.
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They say every dark cloud has a silver lining and these lamps will light your room up with proof. The imitation clouds produce the effect of a thunderstorm without having to actually deal with the crummy weather. Called simply “The Cloud” by its creators over at the Richard Clarkson Studio, the interactive lamp and speaker system recreate the sounds and sights of a thundercloud while you stay dry. Using motion detectors, the cloud detects your presence and creates a special light show based on your movement. You can also sync the speakers with Bluetooth to enjoy some tunes while you watch.
The Cloud features alternate nightlight and music reactive modes.
It is created using felted hypoallergenic fiberfill formed into a sponge casing.
That casing works as the frame for the speaker inside and is controlled by wireless remote.
On another level, the creators see this as an effort to assist in the development of the design industries.
The code behind the Cloud is open to the public to use and even improve upon.
You can purchase one for yourself on the Richard Clarkson website…if you have a spare $3,360 laying around!
Non-interactive lamps are a bit cheaper: $960.
A bit pricey, but the soothing vibe it creates just might be worth it.
H/T: Bored Panda. The designers hope to help provide a blueprint for the next generation of smart objects. Check out a video of the lamp in action below! Looks like it’s time for me to finally start a savings account so I can nab me one of these bad boys. Impressed? Share with your friends below!
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There are about a million little things that can ruin your day with just the right amount of annoying. Y’know, all the small things that make you wonder why some genius hasn’t come up with a solution for it already. That’s where these designers come in.
The ideas are simple, but the impact is impressive. I wish I had #2 as a kid, but now I just really want the last one. Amazing!
1.) This wheelchair accessible set of stairs.
2.) This bunk bed upgrade.
3.) This handy toilet paper holder.
4.) This perfect cat nap spot.
5.) This simple plug update.
6.) This waste-free toothpaste revolution.
7.) This desk perfect for music lovers.
8.) These kitty shelves.
9.) This doorknob is perfect for a kid’s bedroom. Next time they slam the door in your face, you can still see them.
10.) This cute way to roll up your school supplies.
11.) This self-locking bike that saves you from carrying bulky standard locks.
12.) This amazing space-saving TV stand.
(via Full Punch.)
Seriously, who wants to help me install #12 in my bedroom ASAP??
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