The most beautiful Apple store in the world

These are pictures from the Covent Garden Apple store. It’s the most beautiful Apple store that I’ve seen, and I’ve seen many Apple stores.

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25 Cool Bus Stops From Around The World

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo Brazil


Konagai, Japan

Konagai Japan


Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver Canada


Ocean Shores, Washington

Ocean Shores Washington


Curitiba, Brazil

Curitiba Brazil


Gordon Square, Cleveland

Gordon Square Cleveland


Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen Denmark


Scottsdale, Arizona

Scottsdale Arizona


San Diego, California

San Diego California


Hoofddorp, Netherlands

Hoofddorp Netherlands


Houston, Texas

Houston Texas 


Seattle, Washington

Seattle Washington


Ventura, California

Ventura California 


Hobart, Australia

Hobart Australia 


Salinas, California

Salinas California


Rakvere, Estonia

Rakvere Estonia


Aachen, Germany

Aachen Germany


Athens, Georgia

Athens Georgia


Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver Canada


London, UK

London UK


Paris, France

Paris France


Dubai, UAE

Dubai UAE



Istanbul Turkey


New York City

New York City

Creative & Modern Office Designs Around The World

Gone are the days when offices were typically cubicle, surrounded by white walls and lit by white fluorescent lights. Thanks to corporate giants like Google and Pixar that have demonstrated tremendous success despite their unconventional workplaces, more people are embracing the idea that creative work environment helps stimulate minds and inspire innovation. From simply ditching the crisp white walls for graphical wallpapers to a total overhaul of the office layout, we are all trying to break the mold and introduce a unique working environment to the team, and hopefully inspire some genius ideas along the way.

So if you are trying to inject some personality into the place you spend your daily 9-5, how about getting some cue from the creative giants themselves?


Google (Zurich, Switzerland)

Facebook (Palo Alto, California, USA)

Skype (Tallin, Estonia)

Digg (San Francisco, USA)

Twitter (San Francisco, USA)

Swatch (Zurich, Switzerland)

General Motors (Detroit, USA)

Red Bull (London, United Kingdom)

Pixar (Emeryville, California, USA)

Technology Center Medical Science (Berlin, Germany)

Modern and elegant new technology center medical science office which is located in the heart of Berlin. In office design are used a lot of futuristic elements. Design of the office has only used a light tones that makes this building a kind of futuristic light castle.

Coaxis (Portland, Oregon, USA)

Coaxis new office design has become a creative, high-energy workspace. Design efforts focused on crafting a new identity for the space while preserving existing visually striking elements.

Three Rings (San Francisco, California, USA)

Three Rings is a startup developer of world online games, based in San Francisco, California. Three Rings office is designed by Becausewecan – a Design-Build Studio.


Mazzali: “Krea” (Parma, Italy)

“Krea” is the program for the living area of Mazzali. A lot of colors, suggesting a freedom in the design that should not be only space but also visual.


M Moser Design House (Hong Kong)

M Moser is a global company specializing in the creation of workplace environments, corporate base buildings and campuses since 1981.


Base One Group (Middlesex, United Kingdom)

Flexible office interior design for a marketing and graphic design company – Baseonegroup. The office interior mixes flexible open plan space with meeting & presentation areas for design and client meetings.


Federal Institute Of Technology (Lausanne, Switzerland)

Colorful working spot at the architectural school in College of management at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne.


Oktavilla Graphic Design Agency (Stockholm, Sweden)

The Oktavilla Graphic Design office was designed by Elding Oscarson Architects. The office is located in an old textile manufacturing hall in Stockholm, Sweden.


Parliamentdesign (Portland, Oregon, USA)

Shoot of Parliamentdesign headquarter interior. Parliamentdesign is web design company based in Portland, Oregon.


LA Loft (Hollywood, California, USA)

La Loft is company that is located in the heart of Hollywood. Company engaged with the leasing of lofts.


Nendo (Tokyo, Japan)

The Japanese designer Nendo office is located near the Meguro river in Tokyo. This modern office space consist the meeting space, management, workspace and storage.


Syzygy (Hamburg, Germany)

Syzygy is an advertising agency based with offices in Hamburg, London and Frankfurt. Their clients are big and famous company such as Chanel, Mercedes-Benz and Mazda.


Der Tank (Tallin, Estonia)

Der Tank is advertising agency located in Estonia. This is Der Tank new office Baltika Quarter.


Ogilvy And Mather (Guangzhou, China)

Ogilvy & Mather’s office interior is designed by M.Moser design company and office theme is The Carnival.


Selgas Cano Architecture (Madrid, Spain)

Amazing Spanish architect Selgas Cano workplace. His office is located near Madrid and it is very unusual.


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Google Offices (Googleplex) Around The World

Mountain View California, US

Located at 1600 Amphitheater Parkway in Mountain View, Santa Clara County, California, this is theheadquater for Google. Google Map.

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New York, US

New York office is Google’s largest software engineering center outside of headquarter Mountain View. According to GoogleSystem:

Google opened their new NY offices 5 months ago (from Feb 2007) and already has around 500 employees who work on print ads, Google Finance, Google Spreadsheets, Checkout and more.

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Santa Monica Arizona, US

One of the largest development centers in the United States, where engineers work on some of Google’s hardest problems, in realms such as Search Quality, YouTube, Ads, Video and Photos.

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Chicago, US

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Moscow, Russia

Birthplace of co-founder Sergey Brin, Google Moscow is a research and development office.

Wii Golf at the Google Moscow office

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Google Moscow Engineering Open House

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Zurich, Switzerland

The Zurich office is fun, or probably weird. More photos here.

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Beijing, China

Located near Tsinghua University, Google Beijing too has a mountain view like the US headquater.

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Taipei, Tawan

Google Taiwan is located at one of the world tallest skycrappers Taipei 101, from 37th floor to 73 floor.

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Amsterdam, Netherland

At Google Amsterdam, the main activities here will be selling ads and suggesting keywords to clients.

If you want to know, there’s 10 ‘o’ in total.

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Outside view of the Google office.

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The lobby

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London, England

Located near Victoria Station, this is a home for more than 200 Google employees. According to, this will be the base for the search giant’s next European engineering centre.

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Tokyo, Japan

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iGoogle Art Cafe

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Inside view of iGoogle Art Cafe

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Sydney, Australia

TheAustralia headquater for Google, Sydney office will be responsible for local research and development.

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Paris, France

The Paris office has around 100 employees who mainly works on Google advertising and industry partnerships.

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Madrid, Spain

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Learning the Interior Design from Facebook & Twitter

Facebook Working’s Environment

Twitter Working’s Environment

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50 Creative Mailboxes

One of the first things that people see when they visit you at your house is mailbox. Usually the mailboxes are homogeneous and often they can be overlooked. Not the mailboxes which are collected in this article though. These homeowners have created interesting, shocking or amazing mailboxes and you can describe what they are all you want as you scroll down.

After this article, you will be convinced that building creative affairs does not require large investment. All you need is an imagination galore which is free. For example, create a mailbox from the microwave, motorcycles or anything you can think of! If you’re still for correspondence use the mail rather than telephone, look at these 50 creative mailboxes that are summarized in this article.


Shocking Mailbox. Mailbox in Massachusetts that looks like a transformer.


Cow Mailbox. A funny cow mailbox from the South-Shore.


R2-D2 Mailbox. Star Wars robot mailbox.


Diver Mailbox. Creative colorful diver mailbox.


Tractor Box. This mailbox confirms that in the country are some creative-minded people.


Sniper Mailbox. I do not know what was the concept creating this mailbox, but look like funny sniper.


Old Oak Mailbox. This mailbox looks like it is from some scary fairytail forest.


Cowboy Mailbox. In your yard a mailbox like this will get attention from the bystanders.


Ghost Rockers Mailbox. I think each of rockers would like a mailbox like this.


Flowering Mailbox. A funny mailbox shaped like a flower in a vase beside a remote road in rural surrounding.


Cyclist Mailbox. I think there no need for comments.


Roll Royce Mailbox. For speedy mail delivery you need fast mailbox like this.


Piggy Mailbox. A funny mailbox shaped like a pig beside a remote road in rural surrounding.


Donkey Mailbox. Angry donkey mailbox. Of course, because every day the postman opens his ass.


Stylish Frog Mailbox. Cute frog mailbox thast will sit and waiton your yard for new newspaper on her mouth.


Steelers Fans Mailbox. Easy to create and creative mailbox for footbal fans.


Bike Box. You can’t overpass such the mailbox to not look at it.


Hobbledehoy. An unusual mailbox seen on the road to Blackball, West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island.


Apple Mailbox. If you have iPhone, iPad, Mac computer, next in your collection muist be creative Apple mailbox.


Funny Cowboy Mailbox. One funny cowboy with big bullet in the ass.


Microwave Mailbox. Rural sense of humor – Microwave mailbox is


Letters From Home. Miniature barn mailbox.


Handmade Mailbox For Playhouse. Doggie mailbox for playhouse, because a very special playhouse deserves extra special details.


Fairytail House Mailbox. This mailbox reminds me an old witches house, located deep in the creapy wood.


Creative Ranch Mailbox. Price Ranch mailbox. You can check this mailbox in Butler County, Kansas.


Very Unique Mailbox. Very unusual mailbox, which in my mind seems almost like artwork not simply mailbox.


Birch Tree Mailbox. Ecological mailbox which is made only from natural products – tree bark.


Submarine Mailbox. Looking at this mailbox you might think that beneath the ground is buried submarine.


Vintage Style Mailbox. The creative mailbox of the local newspaper photographer in Port Washington.


Catching The Mail. Cute catching scene. Bear catch fish with mail in it.


Whale Mailbox. Craetive mailbox created from scraps and looks very nice.


Moo-Mail. A creative cute cow mailbox in Fernley.


Auzie Mailbox. The farmers of Coff’s Harbour have very creative mailboxes.


British Columbia. This is one of the most artisticallly creative adaptatons of the common mailbox.


Espresso Mailbox. Creativity has no limits. Mailbox can be created even from an old broken coffee machine.


Creative Recycling. Mailbox decked out for the 4th of July found outside of Ironwood, Michigan.


Cowboy Hat Mailbox. Cowboy hat as a mailbox is an interesting idea how to pay attention to your home.


Cat Mailbox. Sculpted cat sniffing a Forged vine on a mailbox.


Tiki Mailbox. Creative use of an old Palm tree stump.


Cute Cow Mailbox. Fine example of mailboxe that belong to the genry of “folk art”.


Insect Mailbox. Very creative way to hold the mailbox.


Creative Cactus Mailbox. If you live at desert areas, cactus type mailbox will be perfect for you.


Wash Bowl Mailbox. In this example you can lift the lid above the bowl to put the mail there.


Creative Mailbox. Mailbox was designed so that it fit the constraints imposed by the city for mailboxes as well as minimizing possible damage to a vehicle running into the solid steel construction.


BBQ… Delivered. Hickory Smoked letters and packages.


Computer Mailbox. Even nerds still get old fashioned mail now and then.


The Strange Fish Mailbox. This mailbox can not be ignored. A very vivid example of the oven and mailboxies creativity.


Face Mailbox. Mailboxes and a tree look like a face with a funny haircut.


T-rex Mailbox. Dinosaur holds the mailbox in one hand and a skull in the other.


Weird Hand Mailbox. A hand holding a mailbox is very cute and precise way to present a mail box.


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Showcase of Inspirational Concept Stores

In times of economic grief, the world of retail becomes a battlefield to attract customers and with so many brands on the market, it takes bold strokes to prevail from the rest. Every few months it seems a new flagship has opened, and brands are making their mark on the map with a radical and explosive architectural vision.

Retailers constantly hunt for established architects and designers to apply their academic sensibilities to elevate a brand in order to create an impressive design. For emerging firms and designers, the chance to create a cool concept store for an establish brand is the way to brand your name on the global design stage.

Nothing here is “I’m here”. It is all architectural landmark, and the following 25 creative and inspirational concept stores are just a peak at the invigorating and competitive world of 21st Century retail design.

24 Issey Miyake (Tokyo, Japan)

Count on Japanese designer Nendo to pack the punch with his contemporary, minimal designs. Drawing from the design and aesthetic of Japanese convenience stores, his restrained sensibilities work well to emphasize the power of the product, while at the same time emphasize innovative and creative design solutions.

66 Gallery And Botas (Prague, Czech Republic)

66 Gallery and Botas Store by A1Architects is a seamless fusion of a shoe store for their vintage inspired Botas shoes, and also a contemporary art gallery. The layout references the number 66, and is contrasted using colorr, characterizing the gallery in stark white, and the concept store in black, allowing for optimum presence of the products on display.

Alexandre Herchovitz (Tokyo, Japan)

Brazilian designer Alexandre Herchovitz does not shy from loud prints or bold designs, and Arthur Casas helps make the statement with his design for the Flagship store in Tokyo’s Daikanayama district. Featuring a double-edge razor blade design on the façade, the building is engineered to literally open and close to the public.

Ami-E-Toi (Arnhem, Netherlands)

The playful concepts behind Maurice Mentjens’ design of Ami-e-Toi, reinvents the retail experience into a fashionista’s private funhouse. Embracing a “Nothing is quite as it seems” theme, Mentjens’ creates a surreal landscape of Art Deco inspired luxury, beautifully marrying boldness and simplicity to echo the contrast between the fashion diva and the women who make the fashions.

Ann Demeulemeester (Seoul, Korea)

Located in the Gangham district of Seoul, Korean architect Minsuk Cho creates a stunning organic vision for the Ann Demeulemeester Shop lining the façade with living walls of greenery. Located in a highly dense urban area. The design is a dialogue between natural and artificial, interior and exterior, and lastly amalgamation and confrontation.

Ayres (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Located in the El Solar de la Abada Mall in Buenos Aires, this retail project from Dieguez Fridman is an exploration in form and its effect on the function of a space. Using a multi-faceted feature that runs throughout the space, the large white form unfolds, carving the space to make openings for clothes, displays, and fitting rooms.

BAPE (Los Angeles, USA)

Japanese street wear brand BAPE makes kills it with their ultra-futuristic Melrose Avenue location in downtown Los Angeles. This corner store makes a huge presence on the strip, with a brightly lit interior, neon tubing, and a dramatic 4.5 meter high glass cylinder in the centre of the space, featuring a rotating sneaker conveyer belt.

Barbie (Shanghai, China)

Slade Architecture tackles the 35,000 square foot Barbie Flagship Store for Mattel with all the drama and character you would expect in this temple dedicated to the world’s most famous diva. Unapologetic feminine and expression of Barbie’s dynamic fashion forward sensibilities, the store’s feature is the spiral staircase enclosed by 800 different Barbie Dolls, encasing the viewer like the doll itself.

Brown Thomas (Dublin, Ireland)

Toronto firm Burdifilek explores luxury on a modern level with their design for the Brown Thomas Flagship Store in Dublin. Bringing a progressive sensibility to the luxury retail experience, Burdifilek combines exclusive custom furnishings, unexpected material choices, bold colour and form to conceptualize high end shopping for the 21st Century.

Camper (London, UK)

Spanish shoe brand Camper enlisted the help of Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka for their flagship store in London. Adhering the brand’s red signature, Yoshioka summons upon the beauty of nature, creating a blossoming red wall from distressed suede, with matching Bouquet Chairs, referencing the ever-changing expression of forms in nature.

Creme De La Creme (Vilnius, Lithuania)

One of the 170 shops occupying the award-winning Panorama Shopping Centre in Vilnius, Creme de la Creme’s simplified lightwood interior subdues the user with a true feeling of free flow and weightlessness. Combining the ultra-luxury of Tom Dixon furniture with display cases made from shipping crates, Plazma Architects has created a sophisticated space that summons the spirits of the fields and forests without any cliché.

Derek Lam (New York City, USA)

Stripped back, and refined like Derek Lam’s sensuous designs, SANAA creates an intimate space built upon the designer’s aesthetic sensibilities. Creating transparent organic forms that house each separate collection, the transparent bubbles create dazzling auras as light bounces from one bubble to the next.

Dunhill Men (New York City, USA)

In an installation bringing the ghostly cut out of Dunhill’s London Flagship Store, Campaign defines all the elegance and refinement of the British menswear label in a vacant warehouse in New York’s Meat-Packing District. Using aluminum panels and projection technology, Campaign’s approach allows for a caravan-like showcasing of the brand, bringing Dunhill’s luxurious take on retail to any corner of the globe.

Issey Miyake ‘Pleats Please’ (Tokyo, Japan)

Tokujin Yoshioka’s redesign for Issey Miyake’s ‘Pleats Please’ Boutique in the Aoyama district of Tokyo, is a tour-de-force of contemporary, minimalist, concept-based design. Yoshioka’s conception of the space includes transcending time by conserving the existing space with recycled aluminum, and an expansive light wall to accentuate the product and infuse modern technology into the retail experience.

Kymyka (Maastrich, Netherlands)

Award winning designer Maurice Mentjens is well known for his conceptual and innovative takes on retail design. Mentjens lends his signature quirks to the boutique shoe store, displaying the store’s designer shoes and bags balanced on pins and needles.

Longchamp (New York City, USA)

Creating an undulating landscape seen through a large glazed core cut on the building’s facade, Heatherwick beckons customers from street level up a waterfall of rubber and steel ribbons. The gorgeous incline up to Longchamp’s Soho Flagship Store is a striking work of art, and marks a radical departure from the brand’s traditional image, and has solidified itself as a landmark in creative design solutions.

Lucien Pellat-Finet (Osaka, Japan)

The fine cashmere and knit items of Lucien Pellat-Finet were the jump-point for Kengo Kuma when designing for the high profile Osaka boutique. Attempting to express the tenderness of cashmere, Kuma creates an organic pattern using plywood to mimic the coziness of the fabric.

Lurdes Bergada (Barcelona, Spain)

Taking a thousand pieces of beech wood, Deardesign creates a dramatic igloo-like structure to emphasize the hangar-like size of the Lurdes Bergada Flagship Store in downtown Barcelona. Each piece of wood is unique, visibly numbered, and draws attention to the construction of the wall, ultimately relating back to the minimal and industrial design aesthetic of the brand itself.

Munich (Barcelona, Spain)

Barcelona based shoe brand, Munich, enlists the help of Dear Design to cement their place on the global retail market with the design of their Flagship Store in downtown Barcelona. A joyous devil may-care configuration of mirrors, dark glass, metal trees, and metal cages from which the shoes have escaped make for a truly energetic and fun space.

Neil Barrett (Tokyo, Japan)

Zaha Hadid’s conceptual take on the design of the Neil Barrett Flagship Store is an elegant physical interpretation of Neil Barrett’s own designs. Using cut-outs, folds, pleats, and fixed points as inspiration, Hadid creates an experience that melds architecture with the realm of sculpture and fine art.

Patrick Cox (Tokyo, Japan)

Winner of the JCD Design Award for its achievement in the design of futuristic commercial environments, designer Chikara Ohno’s Patrick Cox Shop is a stand-out in the world of conceptual retail spaces. Focusing on the relationship between light and the product, Ohno shapes the space with a lush canopy of cylindrical steel pendants that hang above the product displays.

Prada (Tokyo, Japan)

Compromised of 840 diamond shaped glass panels on an iron structure, the Prada Store in the Aoyama district of Tokyo is a revelation in retail concepts, and the potential of a retail building. Reaching four floors, the lacquered white interior is accompanied by a unique “Sound Shower” installation from Fashion DJ Frederic Sanchez.

Reebok ‘Flash’ (New York, USA)

Fusing early 20th Century Vorticism with the vibrant spirit of the 1980′s, Formavision plays with both perspective and depth, tricking the eye by extending three dimensional shapes into distorted graphic patterns. Much in the spirit of the brightcamouflaged battleships used by the Royal Navy in the First World War, Reebok’s Flash Concept Store is anything but a flash in the pan in the world of creative retail design.

Ubiq (Philadelphia, USA)

New York firm Architecture at Large goes for the bold, bringing a unique take on gentlemanly luxury to street wear with their remodelling of the Ubiq Boutique in Philadelphia. With a bold black and white colour story, and ultra-lacquered surfaces up and down, the concept is a unique fusion of cold retail showroom and inviting worldly elegance.

United Nude (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Rem Koolhaas tackles the United Nude Flagship Store with all the gusto and moxie the world has come to expect from the famed Dutch architect. This time, designing for his own brand of shoes, the architect presents The Wall of Light. Apart from spanning walls of LED light to showcase the product, shoppers are literally left in the dark.

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