50+ Of The Most Creative Benches And Seats Ever
Sep28

50+ Of The Most Creative Benches And Seats Ever

Many things shape the face of a city: buildings, bridges, parks, sculptures… even benches! That’s right, this simple form of public furniture can also add more emotion to a particular site. A&D created this list of unusual bench designs to illustrate that creativity can transform busy streets into cozy communal living rooms. Whether you’re grabbing a quick lunch, or waiting for your date, these benches will...

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50+ Cozy Balcony Decorating Ideas
Jun02

50+ Cozy Balcony Decorating Ideas

There’s no better place than a balcony to bring the outside into your apartment. Most European apartments are small and the balconies are even smaller, but it doesn’t have to feel claustrophobic. In fact, it can be very cozy indeed if you put some time into designing it properly. We here at Bored Panda have compiled a list of the coziest balconies we could find to give you all the inspiration you need to renovate or redecorate your...

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Architecture Rings Let You Wear Your Beloved Cities Wherever You Go
Apr18

Architecture Rings Let You Wear Your Beloved Cities Wherever You Go

Imagine moving your family to a new city every few years. This is what Siberian goldsmith Ola Shekhtman does on a regular basis in order to familiarize herself with a new urban center. Trained in St. Petersburg, she takes the iconic elements of cities like London, Paris, and New York, and turns them into beautiful rings. While she was training, Shekhtman did everything by hand, in the manner of the old masters. This means that she...

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How To Build A Hobbit House In Your Backyard
Apr03

How To Build A Hobbit House In Your Backyard

30-year-old Ashley Yeates is not a hobbit. The Bedford, England, is a design and construction expert that’s much too big to be a hobbit, although rumor has it his feet might be just as hairy–but despite these shortcomings, he decided to build a “hobbit hole” in his garden, a project that took almost a year to complete. After a tree died in the yard, he decided a hole was just the thing to take its place! Many readers have commented...

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12 Examples Of Urban Design Which Ought To Be In Every City
Mar24

12 Examples Of Urban Design Which Ought To Be In Every City

When designers are called upon to make a public space more comfortable, useful or rational — that is, when designers serve people — it can sometimes lead to fantastic results. We hope they’ll never run out of ideas, and will continue to make the world a more wonderful place in which to live. A&D has put together 12 examples of urban design which it would be cool to see in every city. The public bench which is also a flower bed...

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55 Funny Design Fails Show Why You Need A Designer
Nov24

55 Funny Design Fails Show Why You Need A Designer

Designers deserve more credit than they sometimes get – they put up with a lot more nonsense from clients than we think, and they can prevent you from making regrettable design choices like the ones on this list. If you don’t want to end up looking foolish, a good designer is worth the money! If you have any design fails you’d like to add to this list, please add them! (H/T: Bored Panda) 01. The Too Cool To Do Drugs Pencil...

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25+ Of The Coolest New Buildings On The Planet
Sep06

25+ Of The Coolest New Buildings On The Planet

World Architecture Festival Built in 2013, this wedding chapel on the grounds of a Japanese resort is nominated in the religious buildings category. The World Architecture Festival — held this year in Singapore — won’t name 2015’s Building of the Year until November, but the nominations are officially in. With 338 buildings in the running, we combed through the contenders and made our own shortlist. From a ribbon-inspired...

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20+ Candles You’ll Want To Burn To The Ground Right Now
Aug22

20+ Candles You’ll Want To Burn To The Ground Right Now

An eternal flame of WTF. 1. Pink & Gold Glitter Candles ($38.50) etsy.com No one wants gilded ham. 2. Blood Scented Candle With Knife Charm ($13) etsy.com The scent is “acrid yet pleasant; a salty yet somewhat sweet metallic.” 3. Handmade 100% Beeswax Couple Candles ($15) etsy.com It’s your anniversary: The rose petals are strewn, the champagne is on ice, and the mood lighting is lit. If these insanely expensive sex candles don’t...

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19 Super Cozy Ways To Use String Lights In Your Home
Aug22

19 Super Cozy Ways To Use String Lights In Your Home

Let it glow. 1. To seriously upgrade your sleeping situation, drape lights on top of your canopy. urbanoutfitters.com For a super starry look, try lightweight wire LED lights ($15.50)—you can pile on twice as many without weighing down your canopy. You can also learn how to DIY a canopy with this quick video. 2. Or just hang a few strands behind your canopy for a cozy glow. warmhotchocolate.com Get more info here. 3. You can also toss...

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25+ Insanely Efficient Products You Wish Existed
Aug20

25+ Insanely Efficient Products You Wish Existed

Imagine our potential if we didn’t have to unscrew bottle caps. Jenny Chang / BuzzFeed 1. This toaster that toasts your bread and piles it up for you, neatly. George Watson / Via designboom.com 2. Or this toast launcher, because using hands is overrated. Ivo Vos / Via ivovos.com 3. This toothbrush that turns into a fountain that’ll rinse your mouth. David Ponce / Via ohgizmo.com 4. This single-serving butter that has a lid you can use...

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