“La Diada de Sant Jordi” is on April, 23rd every year. Sant Jordi’s day is Saint George’s Day in Barcelona and Catalunya. Known as “The Day of Lovers” it is a beautiful day full of romance, roses and books.
The legend, which you probably know, is that Saint Jordi slew a dragon to save a princess and then gave her a red rose from a rose bush which sprouted in the place where the dragon’s red blood had spilled. This legend has inspired Catalunya to create Sant Jordi’s day as a Catalan version of Valentine’s day. On Sant Jordi’s day, men in Catalunya give their sweetheart(s) a red rose, and in recent years, women have started giving a book in return.
Hi guys! It’s Monday and if you didn’t party too hard you should be relaxed and ready for new set of quality design inspirations I am about to present. As usual we’ll be starting with several nice photos … is a hard choice to pick one or two of them, as every single one deserves to be featured. Anyway, make sure to check the amazing ice cold nature photo called Transmission by Karsten Wrobel. The other one I like a lot is the girl with freckles … unfortunately we couldn’t find the author, but I am sure you’ll forgive us :). We got some cool illustrations right below as well. I’ll pick just one of them .. simply because it’s very unique, and that’s what counts when speaking of inspiration. The artwork is called Unwritten by Jacques Marcotte. I bet you like it! My favorite section, typography brought us three cool artworks. The middle one is my favorite. At the very end, make sure to check today’s freebie … a nice party flyer. Enjoy!
6×11 Alpine hut in Slovene Alps by OFIS Architecture in thisispaper.com
This hut is situated in a small Alpine village, part of the Triglav national park with very strict rules on construction and architectural design. The client bought the site together with an existing construction permit for a generic project. The demand of the client was not to change the construction permit but to change the elements of the house to suit his family – to position the openings toward the views and to increase its sustainability…
Small House in Shinjuku by Junpei Nousaku Architects in thisispaper.com
We all want to create as wide and open a space as possible, even in a small house. However, city housing is often very closed to the city in Tokyo’s high-density districts. In Tokyo, real estate has been fragmented by a rapidly increasing population density. 70 years from the end of World War 2, and the small houses were built crowded…
www by Viktor Matic in thisispaper.com
In today’s Western society, digital communication, networking and the Web 2.0 are parts of our daily life. The constant ‘real time’ connection is changing us, our environment and the perception of it. On the threshold of the post-digital society the limits of space and time are abolished. The physical dematerialization is a true consequence. The Bauhaus industrial product has become obsolete. Hybrid objects are becoming media, surfaces transform into spaces and spaces turn into unsharp gradients…
Enjoy this cool #270 Monday daily inspirations for all DYT readers :) with great photos and artworks.
OBLESARQ have designed the Casa Mecano in the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica. House Mecano is a body composed of a structure, a skin and a mechanism to adapt to their surroundings. The idea of the home arises in the make use of of passive strategies through bioclimatic plan in synergy with a mechanization system that controls the suitable levels of natural airing through open window systems. The goal will be to maximize function in the smallest room possible.
The home includes a bedroom, lounge, bathroom and kitchen. At just above 50 inches wide, the home is so narrow that the builders decided to opt for a ladder instead of a traditional staircase. (more pictures here)
See more photos of the World’s Narrowest Home – Less Than 60 Inches Wide. Via Enpundit