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Japanese designers at The Hoshinchu Team, have created a bonsai named “Air Bonsai”, that appears to magically float above its base. Made from a handcrafted Japanese porcelain, the base or bottom half is “energy base”, with the floating ball being the top half or “little star.” The do-it-yourself kit, allows you to transplant your favorite plant onto the “little star”, and then you simply place it above the “energy base”. Both halves of the Air Bonsai, have magnets installed within the design, that allow the top half to float and spin without being tethered to the base.

Guinness Book of Records after creating the world's longest wooden carving.
One tree, four years of work and an indescribable amount of talent: that’s what it took to create this incredible masterpiece. A famous Chinese wood carver chopped down a single tree and tirelessly worked on it for over four years to make this piece. Your jaw will hit the floor when you see what he created.

It all started out with a simple tree trunk…

Then Zheng Chunhui, a famous wood carver, spent over four years creating this masterpiece.

The carving is based on the famous Chinese painting “Along the River During the Qingming Festival.” The original artwork was created over 1,000 years ago.

The piece won the Guinness World Record for the longest wooden carving and measures over 40ft (specifically, it is 12.286 meters long, is 3.075 meters tall at it highest point, and is also 2.401 meters wide).

The intricate carvings of daily life in ancient China are so detailed and perfect, they could drop your jaw.

 It’s no surprise that this incredible work of art is drawing so much attention. It’s amazing, but not just because it’s so big, but also because it’s so incredibly detailed.
That was 8,760 hours well spent. Share this awesome work with others.

 Lots of people can’t benefit from an afternoon nap at work from the simple reason that their offices don’t have space for nap rooms. Even though they might be aware of the nap’s beneficial effect on productivity, many business owners can’t afford a larger spaces for running their businesses.

Designer Athanasia Leivaditou of Studio NL, may have found a solution. The Greek designer created a product that at first glance looks like an ordinary desk, but within minutes, it transforms itself into a comfortable sleeping place.

The lid of the desk can be pulled in order for more space to be created, while the front facade lays down and constitutes the base and mattress of the bed. Moreover, the right facade can slope in order to offer you a comfortable headrest and the left side can be used for storage (you can put there a TV – if that’s what you need to fall asleep).

The prototype is made of wood, leather and plexiglass and took a month to design and build. Athanasia Leivaditou named this project a „1.6 square meters of life“ and confesses on Studio NL’s website that ‘’It was an inspiration that came from exhausting working hours of my classmates that did not have an apartment close to the university and they were putting chairs together in order to take a nap during the night at the graduate school’’. Later on, the designer realized her desk can be used ‘’for a siesta, or in interiors where there is lack of space or for a few hours of sleeping at night between deadlines’’.

Although many employees (and even employers) would definitely appreciate it, the nap desk is at its concept stage. We can only hope that an open minded manufacturer will embrace the idea and bring the product on the market.


Furniture maker Greg Klassen has designed unique collection of dining and coffee table. Each table features hand-cut glass pieces running through the center of the wood construction. Each piece of wood was used from discarded trees from construction sites, and dying trees that were just beginning to rot. The intricate glass process was designed to look like just like a body of water flowing through the middle of the table, and the pattern mimics the jagged shores of both lakes and rivers. Klassen says that his inspiration came from the beautiful surroundings of the Pacific Northwest. These works of art can be purchased in several different shapes and sizes, directly from the designer’s website.

There are about a million little things that can ruin your day with just the right amount of annoying. Y'know, all the small things that make you wonder why some genius hasn't come up with a solution for it already. That's where these designers come in.
The ideas are simple, but the impact is impressive.

1.) This bunk bed upgrade


This amazing space-saving TV stand. 

With just the right perspective and just the right light at just the right time, one can easily create funny, mysterious or powerful photographs. With a good sense of perspective and an observant take on the world around you, you too can come up with some hilarious or artistic shadow photos. If you do, be sure to share them with us at the bottom of this post!

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