We've got a bunch of gorgeous things to show you this week. A two-legged desk, a giant staircase building, an island home, and so much more make up the most beautiful items of the week.

This Desk Only Needs Two Legs

When you think about it, a two legged desk makes sense. Most of us cram our home workspace up against a wall or into a corner anyways, so why even bother with two legs that are rather redundant? More

The Desk You're Actually Encouraged to Scribble All Over

If you're a brainstormer, or are prone to compulsive list making, then Miguel Mestre's My Desk is probably your type of design object. Centered around a giant 100x70 centimeter sketchpad, the desk will let you go back to the drawing board again, and again, and again, and again. More

The Hot Rod of iPhone Speaker Docks Is Actually Made From Hot Rod Parts

Far too many speaker docks for Apple products are boring black boxes. These hand-built aluminum docks shaped like the exhaust pipes from hot rods are some of the most creative we've seen in awhile. More

Stained-Plexiglas Watertower Illuminates the Brooklyn Skyline in Dazzling Color

There are approximately 1000 pieces of salvaged NYC plexiglas mounted on the steel structure of artist Tom Fruin's newest sculpture, a 25' by 10' patchwork water tower—set atop a collection of artist's studios at 120 Jay Street in DUMBO, Brooklyn—called, simply, Watertower. More

House Made of Chain Mail Can Survive Rocks, Swords, Flaming Arrows

Chain mail is something generally associated with medieval-era warriors. But as a material for modern architecture, it's not so much the first thing that comes to mind, not to mention implemented in designs. That's why eeing it put into use as part of the Kukje Gallery in Seoul is pretty awesome. More

An NYC Staircase a Giant Could Climb—And You Can Live In

The Mercedes House is a 30-story residential building under construction in New York City. With steps heading towards the sky, it's the closest we've gotten to a real-life Stairway to Heaven yet. More

This Modern Island Home Is Entirely Powered by the Sun

Great Barrier House, built by Crosson, Clarke and Carnachan in New Zealand's Great Barrier Island, is a sustainable solar-powered home constructed of sustainably-sourced timber in deference to its ecologically-sensitive island surroundings. More