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Kartasan House

Designed by Atelier Vens Vanbelle, this unique house in Ghent, Belgium, uses a 12 meter high oak tree trunk as a central structural column for its pentagonal plan. The owners, a musician and a painter, acquired this old building consisting of two floors and an attic, plus a courtyard separated from the street by a wall. The inner structure of the house was in a poor condition and the rooms were too small, so it was decided to keep only the facade and build a complete new structure in the house. Using a oak tree trunk as the backbone of the home, the architects built a series of mezzanine floors that revolve around the trunk to form a pentagonal plane. The open rooms connect to form a spiral staircase that rises through the house, room by room. The architects designed the layout so that the higher the room, the more intimate the function. The ground floor is used as a studio for art and music, the living areas are tucked into the upper levels, and the bedroom and bathroom are located at the top in the attic.



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KALA MATTRESS

Kala Mattress is a new sleeping option that had a lot of care and thought put into its development. It’s no secret that we spend a great chunk of our lives sleeping, but sometimes we donīt give enough attention to the quality of the mattress we sleep on, and ignore the consequences of bad resting time. Make no mistake, the quality of the mattress we sleep on has serious impact and importance in our life. With this in mind, the Kala Mattress offers a high quality res...
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SLIT BIKE RACK | BY MIKILI | Image

SLIT BIKE RACK | BY MIKILI

We have featured some cool and functional bike racks in the past, but none as simple and clean as this. The SLIT bike rack was designed by Mikili, a German brand that makes beautiful bicycle furniture. They develop bicycle racks that meet the highest standards of functionality, individuality, and design. SLIT features a technically sophisticated foldaway mechanism, when open becomes a stable holder for your prized possession, when folded it discreetly blen...
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DUELL PIGGY BANK

Duell is a multiple award winning design by Konstantin Slawinski, the double piggy bank turns saving into a game! Duell features two compartments and allows the user to compete and decide between two options, all you have to do is write the inscriptions below the two slits in the box. Choose your dilemma! cinema vs. restaurant, saving vs. spending......
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