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Arena Concrete Chess Set

Material Immaterial Studio has created a spectacular concrete chess set inspired by the architecture of Roman amphitheaters, where spectators would gather to watch the clash between the gladiators. The unique set is also inspired by the brutalist architecture, and features chessmen that wear concrete armours each representing their position in the army.  What is particularly fascinating apart from the game, is the play of shadows that unveils itself on the stands and the armors of the chessmen with changing daylight.



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MAGISSO TEACUP

Another great, practical way of drinking your tea. The Magisso Teacup cleverly streamlines brewing and drinking hot tea into one task. Designed by Laura Bougdanos, this ingenious little tilting teacup is very easy to use. Simply put loose tea in the strainer, fill with water and then tilt the cup the opposite direction....
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GLIDER | SHELTER & RAIN RETENTION SYSTEM | Image

GLIDER | SHELTER & RAIN RETENTION SYSTEM

Remember the popular Kammock? (a light-weight camping hammock designed to comfortably sleep one person), now the same guys have launched a new product, the Glider - the first portable shelter with a fully integrated rainwater retention system. The design was inspired by the shape of the sugar glider flying squirrel, the six catenary curves form natural rain gutters, and at the base of the feet there are funnels enabling the attachment of water bottles to collect rai...
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ELEMENTAL HOUSE

Designed by Ben Callery Architects, this self-sufficient retreat in Australia captures the spirit of what it means to live off-grid. Located an hour north of Melbourne, the Elemental House has a 10-metre-by-10-metre footprint and simple layout, with space for one bedroom, one bathroom and one living room with an open plan kitchen. Perched on a hill overlooking stunning panoramic views, the dream cabin produces and stores its own power, collects its own rain water an...
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