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Desk 02 by Artifox

In times of making everything wireless and online, with a minimalistic approach, there are things we don’t need any more when it comes to a desk. But things have been coming up that we hope for, like a neat way of holding the energy cord. Artifox has created the modern and minimalistic Desk 02, that has everything you need and nothing more.

A note on Vibration and Washing Machines

If you have taken a sneak peak into a washing machine then you might have noticed that it has a concrete block inside (also why they are heavy).

Their primary purpose is to absorb vibrations caused by the rotating body (in this case the drum) and keep the machine stable.

But this begs the question of what would happen if it didn’t have the concrete dampener. The above gif from the secret life of machines shows you exactly that.

With no cushion to dampen out the vibration, the machine propels forward from the unbalanced linear and torsional forces and eventually breaks down.

Have a great day!

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Balancing of rotating masses

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Kaaja Collection by Carlos Jiménez Design for By Enströms

This Furniture collection, called Kaaja, is a design developed by Carlos Jiménez Design. Ithaca a character of straight geometrical and minimalistic shapes to allow a high number of combinations and personalization, without losing its combination of Scandinavian style and Mediterranean influence. It is the new furniture line of the Swedish By Enströms company.

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The Basket furniture collection by Alain Gilles Studio

For the British Vincent Sheppard furniture company the Alain Gilles Studio created a modern interpretation of rattan furnitures. The Basket collection is an armchair and a side table. The side table is set together of a basket and a removable tablet. The rattan parts are supported by lacquered steel.

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Maynard Road | Widger Architecture

Behind a charred larch exterior, this London loft extension contains a pair of plywood-lined bedrooms that double up as quiet study spaces.

British studio Widger Architecture designed the extension for a first-floor flat in Walthamstow, east London. The brief was to transform the old attic floor into new living spaces, including two generously sized bedrooms.

The sloping roof presented an issue with head-height, which Widger Architecture got around by building a dormer window that spans the entire width of the property. This new addition creates a flat ceiling for the two bedrooms.