Architizer

Architizer is a new way for architects to interact, show their work, and find clients. It is an open community created by architects for architects. One architectural project has dozens of contributors, from the intern who made the conceptual models to the construction administrator. A project on Architizer links all members of the architectural community. Via Cool Hunting Read more […]
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Vidafine Guide Toronto

Vidafine just launched the Vidafine Guide, a visually-driven store guide featuring only the coolest independent boutiques stores in their respective category: apparel & accessories, cafe & eatery, home & furniture, gifts & gadgets. Vidafine has scoured the city of Toronto and reviewed each and every destination listed to ensure their readers get an accurate and precise review of each hotspot. You can also create your very own itinerary, placing your selected destinations conveniently on an Read more […]
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I.D. Wood

For those who own a iPhone, I.D. Wood is Your Pocket Guide To Woods from around the world with full screen samples and detailed information for over 50 difference woods. I.D. Wood includes a high quality full-screen wood sample (raw cut and non-finished), species names, botanical names, wood origins, description, durability, sustainability, etc. I.D. Wood also features wood glossary, illustrations of lumber cutting techniques, category navigation, lumber information, etc. Read more […]
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Visual Acoustics. The Modernism of Julius Shulman

Visual Acoustics is a documentary film narrated by Dustin Hoffman that celebrates the life and career of Julius Shulman, the world’s greatest architectural photographer, whose images brought modern architecture to the American mainstream. Shulman, who passed away this year, captured the work of nearly every modern and progressive architect since the 1930s including Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra, John Lautner and Frank Gehry. His images epitomized the singular beauty of Southern California’s Read more […]
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Guest Post on Vidafine

Vidafine invited us to participate in their amazing blog that talks about ideas, concepts and products from around the world. We thought that the best way to introduce CoolBoom to their readers is by sharing our Architectural Picks of the Year. The picks are based on: the one that I really like, the one thatís most popular at the moment, and the one that made me go crazy. Check out CoolBoom’s Guest Post on Vidafine. Read more […]
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Dutch Profiles

Dutch Profiles is a series of short documentaries about architecture, graphic, product and fashion designers in the Netherlands. Dutch Profiles focuses on the conceptual, context-oriented and research-based practices of Dutch designers and includes interviews with among others: MVRDV, 2012 Architects, Jurgen Bey, Claudy Jongstra, Gerard Unger, Paul Mijksenaar, Marlies Dekkers, Alexander van Slobbe and G-Star. Read more […]
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Book Review: The Good Life

During my Interior Design career we had to read The Good Life. A Guided Visit to the Houses of Modernity from Gustavo Gili. The book is like a fantasy tour of seven extraordinary houses created during the 20th century, stimulating the pleasure of thinking, planning and living intensely in a house that does not yet exist. If you have an interest or simply a curiosity in finding out about these archetypes and the form of living, you should get this unique book that studies The Good Life of Read more […]
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Book Review: Installations by Architects

Recently I received a new book from Princeton Architectural Press. I couldn’t resist and had to look inside Installations by Architects right away. The complete title of the book is Installations by Architects. Experiments in Building and Design. As you imagine the book features a bunch of temporary artworks that invites the public to touch, enter and experience the work, whether it is in a gallery, on city streets or in the landscape. A great book to get inspired and introduce art that Read more […]
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One Year in 10 Minutes

The students at the Bartlett School of Architecure in UCL, London, have made a film about their first year studying architecture. A great opportunity to see what you will be doing if you choose to become an architect. Check it out! Read more […]
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