These fruit-shaped bus stops in Nagasaki, Japan are just amazing. Not often something just shouts out wow - but these do and makes you wonder why most bus stops in the world are ultra boring. Waiting for a bus here must be a little more entertaining too!
Facebook moved to its new headquarters in Menlo Park, California and here are some pics from HQ which caught our eye. We particular like the huge, now iconic Like sign outside the building and the subtle nod to the founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg on a small piece of portrait wall art. Keeping a sense of humour is obviously important especially in the private call area, where a Superman costume proudly hangs.
Source: Time Techland
Featured recently in design milk, we can't help but agree that this apartment in Kiev, Ukraine is totally different and breaks the traditional idea of shape and decor. Designed by Sergey Makhno this ultra modern apartment features irregularly shaped walls, which jut out at strange angles, creating unique spaces and shapes. The darker shades of blue and green on the walls help to reinforce the angles. The furniture features non-rectilinear lines and the cross lighting is really striking.
Countries that get their fair share of rain should take inspiration from the city Dresden in Germany where they will find an all-inspiring and very colourful musical wall feature. Drains and gutters shaped as musical instruments apparently bring sweet music to the ears of passer-bys every time it rains. Very clever!
By: Valerie Brown
A revamp of the Germany chicken fast-food chain Wienerwald was carried out by architect firm Ippolito Fleitz Group. This project was a rebranding exercise for the restaurant chain with the aim of conveying a more contemporary style, yet reinforcing the brand value of fresh and natural food. The vivid green colour, combined with graphics of trees brings a freshness and energy whilst the open large space allows customers to easily move through, essential for a fast-food restaurant. What we really like is the chicken leg tables, bringing a touch of charm and personality.