It's hard to believe that De Ceuvel, a beautiful multi-use urban oasis in Amsterdam, used to be a desolate industrial lot. Planned by Dutch design firm space&matter, the site is now a thriving rendezvous spot that emphasizes the benefits of salvaging materials while also helping to restore the landscape. Grassy knolls, grounded old houseboats, shops and a public restaurant welcome eager visitors to enjoy the once barren site.

The Municipality of Amsterdam granted space&matter and their associates access to the De Ceuvel site with a 10-year lease. Because of the temporary nature of the project, the designers’ budget was extremely limited.

It's hard to believe that De Ceuvel, a beautiful multi-use urban oasis in Amsterdam, used to be a desolate industrial lot. Planned by Dutch design firm space&matter, the site is now a thriving rendezvous spot that emphasizes the benefits of salvaging materials while also helping to restore the landscape. Grassy knolls, grounded old houseboats, shops and a public restaurant welcome eager visitors to enjoy the once barren site.

The Municipality of Amsterdam granted space&matter and their associates access to the De Ceuvel site with a 10-year lease. Because of the temporary nature of the project, the designers’ budget was extremely limited.

Knowing me, as soon as I saw an article about a new kind of geometry I was rather giddy! Essentially, a new “Class” of geometry was recently discovered after 400 years of research, building on our knowing of the ancient and rudimentary geometric structures first discussed by Plato several thousand years ago. 

Crystals have always been rather appealing to me. There is something special about what they are, what they represent. They are more concentrated than regular rocks, they have more crystalline geometric patterns in their atomic structure than the cells in the human body do (sure, it may not be as fluid and moving, but that’s yin and yang for you)

Have you ever dreamed about having super powers?  Most likely if you are anything like me you have fantasized about having extraordinary abilities such as super strength or moving objects with your mind.

Yarr, if it’s gold you be seeking, to England you should go: a German artist has buried $16,000 worth of gold bullion in the sand of the Outer Harbour beach in Folkestone – and anyone is welcome to come search for it during the Folkestone Triennial. As part of an art project entitled Folkestone Digs, Michael Sailstorfer buried the 30 bars of gold under the sand of the beach as part of a participatory art project which he hopes will attract many people to the area at low tide on Thursday, Sept. 4 to search for it. “It’s about people coming to the beach and digging and possibly finding hidden treasure,” Triennial curator, Lewis Biggs told The Guardian. “Some people will get lucky, some people will not get lucky – and that’s life.”

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Are you one of those people who gets bored with the same old room layout? If so, you might get a kick out of this design from Russia. A transformable interior for a brother and a sister, who are both students, occupies a two-storey room in their home.  A play-and-study area designed by Ruetemple, the room features a bookshelf-staircase and adaptable seating structures on wheels. These assume numerous configurations within the space in order to adjust to the siblings’ daily routines and moods

Yep, you read that correctly. Some brilliant hooman actually held a pool party with dozens of furry nuggets splash-splashing away, and it’s as awesome as it sounds. There’s never been so much puppy glee in one video! Check it out below: