A blog supported by NAME CITY

Tourisme : Vers l'infini et au-delà !

Tourisme : Vers l’infini et au-delà !

Si vous êtes lassé du trekking dans l’Himalaya. Si traverser l’Amazonie en kayak ou le Pôle Sud à raquettes vous semble trop « déjà vu », une nouvelle option pleine d’aventures et d’imprévus s’offre à vous : le tourisme spatial !     Alors que les fonds aloués par les gouvernements à...
Pool Art

Pool Art

  Take a deep breath and dive in a fresh, clear water! Looking through these underwater paintings and you start to immediately remember what it feels like it. That moment when the world’s worries wash away and a sense of calmness overtakes your body.   Zener calls that shared feeling...
Is it serious ?

Is it serious ?

  “My sculptures cause an uproar, astonishment and put a smile on your face, » says Florentijn Hofman the artist. « They give people a break from their daily routines. Passers-by stop in front of them and enter into conversation with other spectators » Hofman’s famous giant duck has floated in waters around...
Let's the garden come inside

Let’s the garden come inside

It could be very easy to go overboard on forest/nature inspired creations. Since years nature had already inspired painters, designers and creators in different ways. Still, when I see these beautiful furnishings, I think that we could definitively let trees, flowers and plants of all kinds totally overrun our houses...
How Does it Feel Inside the Wave ?

How Does it Feel Inside the Wave ?

These incredible snaps were taken by photographers Nick Selway, 28, and friend CJ Kale, 35. CJ, from Hawaii. Specialized in risky pictures they  positioned themselves directly under the waves as they crashed above their heads. They explained how taking their time was the secret to their success. « We spend most...
Pool Houses

Pool Houses

Spa-House by Metropolis Design via Arch Daily First Crescent Villa by SAOTA Nettleton 199 by SAOTA  via ArchDaily Natural Mountain Home By Bohlin Cywinski Jackson The Paraty House by Marcio Kogan Architects via Contemporist Pierre Cardin Bubble House by Antti Lovag Tangga Hous by Guz Architects via Home DSGN Surfside...
Really High Speed Trains

Really High Speed Trains

Photographer Aaron Durand’s takes long exposure light paintings of trains which give new meaning to the term « faster than the speed of light. » Those pictures are so beautiful, we’ll never look at the trains the same way we did before…   Share This:
Museum in the middle of nowhere

Museum in the middle of nowhere

In the middle of Gobi desert stands Ordos a brand new city as a result of a bureaucraty’s’ utopia. An ideal city built in six years in Inner Mongolia evolving from a rural culture into a glistening (and strangely underpopulated) vision of the future Shaped like a large undulating blob,...
A tribute to the pioneers of the High Alpine Road

A tribute to the pioneers of the High Alpine Road

Is it a sculpture ? A rock ? A bunker of a new kind ?  The new Pass Museum is part of the Timmelsjoch Experience designed by italian architect Werner Tscholl, and is located in the mountains of Austria. A road, once a mule track, links the Passeiertal valley and...
Ready to live in a church?

Ready to live in a church?

  In Netherlands Utrecht-based studio Zecc Architects has converted a catholic church built in 1870 into a spectacular spacious house of 475 m2. If you need a more spacy home, this renovated church is for sale ! More information on Woonkerkxl. Share This:
Latest entries
Sky is the limit

Sky is the limit

Vous connaissiez les cabanes dans les arbres ?   Les bulles transparentes ? Les tentes suspendues…   Et que diriez-vous d’une nuit au sommet dans une bulle transparente accrochée à une falaise vertigineuse…       Pour accéder à ces cabines suspendues ou « Skylodges » situées au-dessus de la Vallée Sacrée de Cuzco au Pérou, il...
ALASKAN une nouvelle création de nom Name City pour Renault

ALASKAN une nouvelle création de nom Name City pour Renault

Après avoir baptisé Duster Oroch, le premier pick-up Renault, Name City a été à nouveau choisi parmi les agences du Losange pour imaginer le nom de son nouveau pick-up haut de gamme. Brief pour le nom de ce véhicule statutaire aux ambitions mondiales ? A l’image de son design, signifier instantanément qu’il s’agit d’un pick-up robuste,...
Tout ce que vous devez savoir avant de créer un nom de produit ou de société

Tout ce que vous devez savoir avant de créer un nom de produit ou de société

Une fois n’est pas coutume, cet article est en français et il parle boulot… à défaut de vous évader et de vous faire rêver  autour d’idées nouvelles et de créations (l’objectif initial de ce blog), il pourrait bien vous concerner quand même… Autour de vous, on vous aura prévenu : créer un nom de produit ou...
Call of the Wild

Call of the Wild

Is it because Fall started few days ago that we feel the call of the forest ? Here are a selection of amazing product designs reminding us that we are wild.   Forms in Nature is a chandelier, by artist Thyra Hilden and Pio Diaz, that casts a shadow of wild trees all around a...
I love Airports !

I love Airports !

I don’t know if it’s because I need some vacations, but I love airports. When I was a kid, I remember that what a place crowded with busy and elegant people going who knows where… One of my best wishes at this time : pick a departure, any departure and fly away ! Here are...
Architects, they love block plays !

Architects, they love block plays !

Just like kids, architects still love playing with blocks and cubes. Here are some awesome cube shaped houses all over the world. Share This:
Unexpected proposal !

Unexpected proposal !

Preparing his marriage proposal, Matthew Hartman had almost planned everything : the romantic seaside, the song, the guitar, the ring… Except this ! By the way, what did his girlfriend Elisabeth finally say ? … YES !! Photographer Jon Hwang was hired to document the moment and was able to capture the crashing waves as...
Hard Working Women in World War II

Hard Working Women in World War II

Those amazing pictures of women at work  were captured by photographer Alfred T. Palmer on color reversal film, taken for the Office of War Information; an agency created to release war news, promote patriotism, and recruit women to work. It’s amazing to notice how elegant looked all those hard working women.        ...
Poetic Bridges

Poetic Bridges

Usually bridges have a specific function : helping people to pass from one bank  to another… They are designed by very serious people,  engineers who have studied those superstructures in order they will resist for years, even with the worst weather conditions or unforeseen safety problem… In this selection bridges are quiet different… « Pont de...
10 most Inspiring Libraries

10 most Inspiring Libraries

All around the world, architects have imagined the most amazing projects for students, books lovers or simple readers. Let’s make a tour among these truly inspiring libraries.   2/ IN CHINA 3/ IN THE NETHERLANDS 4/ IN GERMANY 5/IN NORWAY 6/IN BREZIL   7/ IN FRANCE  8/ IN JAPAN 9/ IN SWEDEN   10/IN KAZAKHSTAN...
Amazing Crowds

Amazing Crowds

          Share This:
Photographers who tell people stories (2)

Photographers who tell people stories (2)

2005-Brighton beach : the place where the story began for photographer Tom Robinson  and his new girlfriend Verity. « Suddenly I thought the view of our feet pointing out to sea would make a nice photo, he explains in his blog. Ever since then, we’ve continued to document our travels in this way, resulting in a...