[stag_intro]Visualizing Architecture was started in 2009 so that Alex Hogrefe could easily share his work on his thesis with his professors. It soon turned into a place for him to upload all of his thoughts, work, and experiments whether it applied to his thesis or not. His latest work shows how exceptional he is at his craft.[/stag_intro]When Alex first conceptualized The Iceland Cliff Retreat ($CONCEPT), he wanted the architecture to be secondary and composed largely around the surrounding terrain. To meet this requirement, his chose a location on the west coast of Iceland, which features large steep cliffs coming out of the water.Alex created a series of posts which take you through his initial thoughts all the way to the final interior and exterior renderings. If you have any interest in how architects work in our modern times, then you owe it to yourself to put some time aside and immerse yourself in Visualizing Architecture.
The Draught Shop has come out with a great weekend tote. The Draught Dry Goods Ripstop Camo Tote ($195) is a light weight durable tote in ripstop camouflage and a hunter orange interior. It has four large exterior pockets, with a snapping top enclosure. The bag rolls up to something that is easily packed away when not in use.
There is nothing better than that perfect hoodie. No matter what, getting home and throwing it on just seems to wash away the stresses of the day. Now imagine being able to have that hoodie for ten years. Flint and Tender's 10-Year Hoodie ($90) is an example of what can be accomplished when no detail is overlooked. Everything down to the cotton used in the Hoodie is made in America. Features include a 100% cotton 18 oz. all-weather knit, Raglan style sleeves, reinforced seems, and a custom industrial zipper that's reinforced with heavy-duty twill tape. If all of this isn't enough, if your hoodie ever rips or tears F&T will mend it for free. The hoodie will be coming soon, so get on their mailing list and get notified when supplies are available.
If I could use one word to describe the Nike Air Max 95 (Black & Dark Citron) ($192), it would be 'TIGHT'. These new Air Max 95 trainers are being offered exclusively by JD out of the UK and feature the classic wavy side wall. The uppers are made from mesh and synthetic materials. The colorway starts of black and gradually steps down to a light grey. While the dark Citron perfectly accents the swoosh, the lace loops, and the air cell in the heel.
How would you like to move your office somewhere quiet or have some space to yourself to relax, like outside? Well thanks to Inoutside you can now easily add extra ‘inside space’ to the outdoors! The spacious Cooba By Inoutside ($19K+) is a small modern building that offers you a versatile space that can become anything from office work space, to a quiet place to chill with friends or even a hobby area. Imagine looking out over your garden or pool, watching the children play as you put the last finishing touches to your latest artistic masterpiece? Forget the hassle of an extension or lengthily home renovation and open the door to a quick, easy and versatile outdoor building.
V-Moda wants you to get rid of your in-ear low-quality ear buds and get some audiophile quality headphones that have been slimmed down without reducing sound quality. The V-Moda extra-portable XS headphones ($212) are ergonomically designed and made to the highest military and audiophile specifications.Usually known for their bulkier headphones, the XS feature an ergonomic design that are significantly smaller and remove that unsightly gap noticeable on most headphones. The result is a more comfortable, enjoyable fit that contours to the shape of your head that are highly portable. And since these are going to be your new favorites, you'll be happy to know they've been tested to the highest quality standards.These tests included 1 million+ bends to the Kevlar-reinforced cable, 70+ drops on concrete from 1.5 meters, 10+ flat bends of the steelflex headband, and easily survived extreme temperatures, humidity, salt spray & UV rays.The V-Moda XS are also highly customizable through optional enhancements. You can choose over 10 colors for the metal shields on the sides of the cups and have them engraved from a list of designs or by creating your own logo.