These Bento monsters are adorable edible creatures

Li Ming Lee is a mom with two boys, so she knows the pain of packing lunches for picky eaters. She took inspiration from the Japanese tradition of Bento boxed food art in order to transform her routine and get her kids to eat their veggies.

The only problem now may be that this is just too cute to eat. Follow her on Instagram, or buy her book on Amazon with more than 160 step-by-step tutorials for well-balanced boxed lunches.

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Masquespacio’s Wink chair is designed to resemble an eye

Masquespacio Wink chair

Valencia studio Masquespacio has created an upholstered chair with a back shaped like an eye and adorned with a tasseled fringe.

The Wink chair was developed for Houtique – a partner brand headed by Masquespacio creative director and co-founder Ana Milena Hernández – following the successful launch in 2018 of the Wink lamp.

Masquespacio Wink chair

The chair, which was presented at the Maison et Objet trade fair, features a three-legged metal base supporting a circular upholstered seat.

The back leg extends upwards to connect with an ellipse-shaped back enclosing another round cushion pad. Continue reading

A Floating Hotel with Aurora Views Just Opened on a Frozen River in Sweden

Arctic Bath. Photographer: Anders Blomqvist

After 16 months of construction, a spa hotel built on the Lule River in the northern province of Lapland Sweden is now open to travelers. Called Arctic Bath, the 12-room hotel features six elevated land cabins and six cabins that float when the river thaws. In the center is a circular structure with saunas, hot baths around the perimeter, and a large ice bath at its core.

For the buoyant rooms and main structure, architects Bertil Harström and Johan Kauppi took design inspiration from timber floating methods used by loggers to transport felled trees downriver. The land cabins were designed by Ann Kathrin Lundqvist with glass walls that provide guests with unobstructed views of the surrounding Swedish landscape. In addition to experiencing the unique architecture, visitors have access to various spa and wellness treatments, chef-prepared meals, and activities including yoga, dogsledding, bear watching, and cross country skiing. Continue reading