Design News

‘Stairway to Nothingness’: Austrian Resort Builds 14 Steps Out over a Cliff
July 8th, 2013

“Staircase to Nothingness”, a glass platform which allows visitors to “hover” above the Alps, was opened on Wednesday.

Artist Shows What Barbie Dolls Might Look Like if Based on Actual Women [Gallery]
July 2nd, 2013

Pittsburgh artist Nickolay Lamm created a 3D model of Barbie if she had the proportions of an average 19-year-old woman.

Spitbank Fort: the World’s Most Expensive First Date Package
June 30th, 2013

Private island Spitbank Fort, one mile from land in the middle of Hamphire,England, offers the unique stay in the height of luxury. Amazing Retreats is offering the Most Expensive First Date package for a cool £34,000 (about $52,860).

Luxurious Underground Hotel Being Built in an Abandoned Chinese Quarry [Gallery]
June 28th, 2013

China unveiled its plans to build a luxurious underground hotel in an abandoned quarry.

‘Breathtaking Vision’: Cape Town Residence Designed by SAOTA [Big Picture]
June 13th, 2013

The iconic architectural firm, SAOTA, and Antoni Associates, are responsible for another brilliant project in Signal Hill, Cape Town, South Africa, overlooking the Robben Island and the Atlantic Seaboard. Head Road 1843 is a SAOTA designed residence and Antoni Associates were commissioned to renovate it and to take it to another luxury dimension.

1953 Volkswagen Beetle Formed Into A Perfect Sphere
June 1st, 2013

Indonesian artist make a shiny sphere one of the most famous cars – 1953 Volkswagen Beetle.

‘Dubai Miracle Garden’: The World’s Biggest Natural Flower Garden [Gallery]
February 28th, 2013

The desert landscape was incredibly transformed into the world’s biggest natural flower garden, Dubai Miracle Garden.

Notorious Prison is Transformed into a Luxury Hotel in Netherlands [Gallery]
February 27th, 2013

Would you pay money to stay the night in prison? At Roermond, The Netherlands, people are lining up to do that.

Billionaire Clive Palmer Unveils New ‘Titanic II’ Cruise Ship Design
February 26th, 2013

Australian billionaire Clive Palmer unveiled plans Tuesday for construction of Titanic II, a cruise ship designed as a “full-scale re-creation” of the Titanic, which sank in the Atlantic Ocean in April 1912.

Thermalbad and Spa Zurich: Historic Brewery Converted Into a Luxury Spa [Gallery]
December 12th, 2011

One of the most important Zurich’s industrial monuments, the Hürlimann Brewery, has been re-built into a luxurious spa called Thermalbad.

Postcards From The Future: London After Climate Change
October 7th, 2010

Robert Graves and Didier Madoc-Jones in their work called “Postcards From The Future” display the full impact of global warming, food scarcity, rising sea levels on London and how all Londoners will need to innovate and adapt to survive.

Maurizio Cattelan Middle Finger Statue Sparks Row in Milan
September 28th, 2010

A marble sculpture of a cut-off hand with the middle finger stuck up has gone on display in front of the Milan Stock Exchange, provoking a row between politicians and intellectuals.

Wanderlust Hotel in Singapore Where No Two Rooms Are Alike
September 23rd, 2010

Fancy furniture and rooms of various hues make up Loh Lik Peng’s latest foray into the hotel trade – Wanderlust Hotel in Singapore’s Little India.