Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Hope you all have your Christmas presents ready and planed a wonderful evening with family and friends. If you still need some present inspiration you can check our First, Second or Third Xmas Giftlist. It’s too late for order anything online, but you may get some last minute ideas. I’m planning to spend Christmas with my family and New Year’s eve with some friends, so I won’t be able to post anything until 7 january. Hope you don’t mindů Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2010!!! Read more [...]
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Xmas09 Giftlist 3

1. Matryoshkus Bit, byte, kilobyte, megabyte, gigabyte and terabyte take shape of Matryoshkas to make the right sequence. 2. Box Gift A resin and marble gift box that keeps on giving. 3. Hadid. Complete Works 1979 – 2009 An XL book that covers Hadid’s complete works to date. 4. Modulor Measuring tape based on the proportions of the human body developed by Le Corbusier. 5. Full Irish A book filled with modern architectural masterworks in Ireland’s landscape, from small private homes Read more [...]
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Xmas09 Giftlist 2

1. Deletus Eraser Palm-size Deletus eraser shaped like the computer key. 2. Jean Nouvel by Jean Nouvel. Complete Works 1970 – 2008 A book designed by Jean Nouvel himself that includes the most original and important work of the 2008 Pritzker Prize winner. 3. Lego Architecture Series Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater Feel like an architect building the most famous residential home in the world. 4. From Autos to Architecture: Fordism and Architectural Aesthetics in the Twentieth Century Read more [...]
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Xmas 09 Giftlist 1

1. LaCie Starck 320GB Portable Hard Drive A stunning portable hard drive result of the collaboration between LaCie and Philippe Starck. 2. Bootleg Vase Nadadora’s innovative yet traditional ceramic vase. 3. Design for Obama. Posters for Change: A Grassroots Anthology The book is a selection of the best graphic posters appeared on designforobam.org to create a compelling document of this historic campaign. 4. Living in the New Millennium The best contemporary houses from around the Read more [...]
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CoolBoom v.4 Survey Results

Here are the results of the survey you took. First I want to thank all of you who took the time to take the survey. We really wanted you to be part of CoolBoom. As you already know, the general look will maintain the same. We want you to enjoy more of CoolBoom so we are going to stick with the photo layout but make them all bigger. Also, we are going to start including some products from time to time like at the beginning, but only if they are really worth it. And we will include a poll to Read more [...]
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Homework for the Weekend

For this weekend we have something special… A survey! CoolBoom v.4 is on the way and that means changes! The general look will maintain the same, just some little chances here and there to update the blog. The most important chances are the ones we are asking you. So please take the survey and become an important part of the new CoolBoom! UPDATE The final votes are in! You will see the results on September 14.
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The Ocean Emerald Yacht by Foster + Partners

The super-yacht company YachtPlus launched The Ocean Emerald designed by Foster + Partners. The new concept private luxury yacht has four genuine deck levels offering more outdoor and indoor space than any yacht in her category. Special attention was paid to the quality of light and views, with all major areas of the yacht benefiting from forward-looking views, including the master suite that has two private balconies forward. The interiors have been created with an eye on beauty, function Read more [...]
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Away

I’m going to be away for a few days, … but don’t worry! I’ll be back next week with a lot of new post. In the mean time you can take a look at these links: Unique Location for a Modern House. David Chipperfield speech at the IE University. Kartell’s Louis Ghost Chair for Barbie 50th anniversary. Design Indaba Videos. A Collection of Murals for The Library Initiative. A Set of Rockers for the Seven Chair. Free DWG and 3D Viewer. Open Source CAD Software for Mac, Read more [...]
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12 Reasons to Refuse to Render

I found this amazing review on Young Architect on why you should refuse to render, unless you enjoy and you want to spend your days doing so. It is really interesting and totally true. Here are 4 of the 12 Reasons to Refuse to Render: 1. You Will Lose Track of Time. You can really get lost in your modelling. A whole work day can go by without you even realizing it. Worst of all, you can spend hours on a task that you expected to take a half an hour. In the end, you will find yourself staying Read more [...]
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