D PAGES: November 2011 Favorite Sale!

NOVEMBER SALE

  Our friends at Velocity Art and Design are extending a special offer on the Roost Caribou Wall Hook featured in this month’s D Pages favorites. Just give the code DPAGES at checkout and you will receive 15% off! Thank you Velocity! Valid November 1-30.

EARTH SCRAPER: building upside down

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  Limited by Mexico City’s space and height restrictions, a team of Mexican architects have designed a subterranean, 65 story glass and steel pyramid… an “earthscraper”. Cool idea but is it practical? Read more about it here.

LANCE WOVENS: woven leather with American motifs

Lance-Wovens

  Lance Wovens is a new company started by an Italian, Stefano Bruni and his American fiancée, Anne Arnold. The concept behind the company is a merging of cultures (Italian and American). Made of woven leather, their products are inspired by things as American as the plaid shirt. Read more in this NEW YORK TIMES article.

ARCHITECTURE FOR HUMANITY: Open Architecture Challenge

ARCHITECTURE FOR HUMANITY

  Architecture for Humanity has launched the 2011 Open Architecture Challenge: [UN] RESTRICTED ACCESS, asking architects and designers to partner with community groups across the world to develop innovative solutions to re-envision closed, abandoned and decommissioning military sites.

THE MAKING OF THE M3 CHAIR

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  Thomas Feichtner’s new M3 chair! The name M3 is derived from the measurements of the chair (one cubic meter).

THE CHAIR: a New Zealand lifegaurd tower

Wilson & Hill Architects

  This snappy little tower designed by Wilson & Hill Architects, was designed to resemble a large deck chair or over-sized piece of beach furniture.

A BACHELOR’S LOFT

LA TIMES BLOG_Pro Portfolio Loft renovation for the single guy

  Designer Suzan Fellman renovated this 1,683 square foot 1920′s loft for a successful young TV writer. Read more about the renovation and see additional pictures of the space here.