Relax at the end of your long work week and take a moment to check out these lovely things. From a versatile fan-like wall shelf, to a yacht meant for a super villain, these are the most beautiful items of the week.
If you walk into any thrift store from coast-to-coast and wander over to the electronics section, you're likely to find an old bedside radio castaway amongst the discarded tube televisions, and 100-disc CD changers. This German company's taking those vintage audio electronics and turning them into gorgeous speakers for your smartphone. More
Those who study sleep believe that our encounters with light affect the way our body works. For example, too much exposure to artificial light can affect the release of melatonin, which helps us through our nightly sleep cycles. More
The amount of readily available information on Architect/Designer/Artist Robert Whitton's chair design is sparse. But that's fine because the one thing we do know about the 1989 design also happens to be the coolest feature: a roller is affixed to the front of the chair to help you ease into it. More
An accordion, staircase, or paper fan-this shelf can be arranged in many different configurations to make it resemble anything you want it to. It's so versatile, it becomes as much a decorative piece, as a functional one. More
In terms of novel features or overall concept, there's nothing out of the norm about Art of Kintetik's 37-foot-long Antagonist boat. But the dark-hued woods and intimidating lines carry an aura of evil that makes you want to go out and do wrong after looking at the thing. More
Having helped the fast food giant improve its image in Europe by revamping the interior design of its restaurants, Patrick Norguet was once again hired by McDonald's to create a more eco-friendly alternative to its disposable coffee cups. More
Who needs Venice when you have a gondola in your courtyard? This modern concrete home in Bangladesh has a serene lagoon in the atrium, making it the kind of place you'd never want to leave.More