Most Beautiful Items: March 30-April 5, 2013

Get the weekend started off with some nice design. From a beautifully restored home in Italy, to aerial photos of airports, we have plenty of things to show you.


Most Beautiful Items: March 30-April 5, 2013

These Awesome Floating Vases Are Practically Invisible

An expensive, ornate vase can be as much of a centerpiece as the flowers that are in it. These floating vases designed by the Japanese group oodesign take things in the opposite direction by making them look like water ripples. [More]


Most Beautiful Items: March 30-April 5, 2013

This 300-Year-Old Farmhouse Hides Its Age

Casa Olivi is 300 years old, but after a massive renovation project at the hands of Swiss architects Markus Wespi and Jérôme de Meuron, it doesn't look a day over 100. [More]


Most Beautiful Items: March 30-April 5, 2013

This House Has a Pool With an Island and Nothing Else Matters

Do you need to know anything else about the Canterbury House once you find out it has a pool with an island in the middle? Nope. Sold! [More]


Most Beautiful Items: March 30-April 5, 2013

Historical Cathedral Renovation Takes Choose Your Own Adventure Route

New Zealand's ChristChurch Cathedral was seriously damaged in a 2011 earthquake. The historic place of worship is going to be remade soon, but how? The city's Anglican diocese, the property trustees, and the cathedral project group have come up with three different options the remodel, and anyone can vote. [More]


Most Beautiful Items: March 30-April 5, 2013

This Bookshelf Vase Keeps a Rose Next To The Wars of the Roses

Looking for a spot to keep a small flower arrangement that doesn't block people from having conversations at the dinner table? These ultra-thin ceramic vases are designed to stack amongst the books on your shelf so you can keep a rose next to The Wars of the Roses, a daisy next to Please Don't Eat the Daisies, or an orchid next to Wild Orchids. [More]


Most Beautiful Items: March 30-April 5, 2013

The Shade Is Also the Dimmer on the Ascent Lamp

When you move the shade on the Ascent lamp, you control the intensity of the light. Sure, that'll confuse your friends when they try to flip it off. [More]


Most Beautiful Items: March 30-April 5, 2013

Airports Are a Beautiful Twisted Mess

Airports are a weird contradiction; labyrinthine roadways and arteries between terminals, surrounded by an expanse of seemingly limitless straightaways. Put both together and you get wonderfully calculated mayhem, and a few killer photos. [More]