A record-breaking LEGO tree has taken shape at LEGOLAND Japan, a theme park in Nagoya dedicated to the beloved plastic bricks. The cherry tree’s construction marks the theme park’s first anniversary, and has been registered as the “largest LEGO brick cherry blossom tree” in the Guinness Book of World Records. It was made with 881,470 bricks which took over 6,500 hours to assemble.
California architecture firm Studio Schicketanz have designed the “Dog Dream House”, that features wood construction, a green roof, and storage for toys. The front wall of the dog house can be opened for easy cleanup, and inside there’s a soft rubberized surface (similar to that found in children’s playgrounds), a solar-powered fan to keep the dog cool, and a couple of little windows.
The “Full Moon” sideboard is a stunning piece of furniture created by designer Sotirios Papadopoulos and produced by EnneZero. Despite looking very chemical-intensive and unsustainable, the glow-in-the-dark paint is actually an ‘ecological powder’ that’s been modified into a substance called ELI, or ‘Ecolightinside.’.
Michael Jantzen (previously) explores art, architecture and design in his imaginative renderings of conceptual buildings and structures inspired by nature, technology and science. “I want to reinvent the built environment in order to extend the reach of consciousness,” he says.
Noel Hawthorne, age 5 – South Dallas, Texas Gabriele Galimberti (previously) spent more than two years traveling the world, visiting over fifty countries to photograph young children with their toys. The Italian photographer shares in a statement on Toy Stories, “I recorded the spontaneous and natural joy that unites kids despite their diverse backgrounds.
Gorgeous images by Australian photographer, artist and illustrator Leah Kennedy. “My photography is inspired, in part, by my passion for travel and new experiences. I am diverse in photographic genres, specialising across travel, landscape, aerial and more creative/illustrative works.