See highlights from this week’s digital travels…
A mini drama
There’s a museum for almost anything if you look far and wide enough – even one dedicated to miniature film sets. Lyon’s Musée Miniature et Cinéma is home to more than a 100 scale replicas – handmade to the smallest detail – of settings from the silver screen. See more of these Borrower-sized worlds on Colossal.
Frank Gehry has designed himself a yacht
Frank Gehry’s had a lot of stick recently over the LA River project, but it’s another of his water projects that caught the headlines this week. He teamed up with Argentinian naval architect Germán Frers to design his first ever yacht. ‘Don’t let me get too crazy,’ Gehry reportedly told Frers. It looks like Frers took his words to heart as the yacht’s design is surprisingly traditional, sailing against Gehry’s usually unorthodox style. Fast Co.Design has more.
Where the streets have no rules
The rules of the road may be in place to establish order, but doing away with them can sometimes lead to a better harmony. Take London’s Exhibition Road, where pedestrians, cyclists and drivers share a street stripped of any road signs, traffic lanes and pavements. ‘If people feel unsafe that’s good because they will then be cautious as they interact with traffic,’ street designer Ben Hamilton-Baillie told CNN.
Raising a glass to a Sydney bar and distillery
The first distillery to open in Sydney for more than 160 years is causing quite a stir, and it’s not just because of the alcohol. Converted from a steel shed by designers Acme & Co, the Archie Rose distillery and bar took home the accolade of best international bar at the recent Restaurant & Bar Design Awards in London. See more of the drinking den over at Domus.
Inside an unlikely sauna…
Berlin-based practice Raumlabor created this weirdly-shaped sauna from corrugated iron sheets in the slowly-changing Frihamnen, an old port by Gothenburg harbour. Dubbed ‘Göteborg Bathing Culture’, the structure was designed as a warming ode to the site’s industrial heritage, waterside setting and future as a cultural hub. Head to designboom for more.