Ball Man

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A 3-D image of a soccer player blown up 21 meters tall, Nike’s “Ball Man” sculpture is an impressive mass of 5,500 yellow mini soccer balls suspended from the atrium of the Carlton Centre in Johannesburg. Check out Notcot to get the whole story and see plenty of images, if you’re not in South Africa.

Tree Hotel

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Channeling the salad days spent in the backyard, the new Tree Hotel in Harads, Sweden offers guests an upscale respite, complete with eco-friendly floor heating—an alternative heating source for coping with the country’s harsh winter weather.

Inspiration Pad

This week's web round-up: hijacking La Défense, iOS' new AR trick, one upscale smut mag's return and more

Recently featured on Swiss Miss, the Inspiration Pad by Brussels-based designer Marc Thomasset puts a new twist on the regular journal or notepad. Warping the lines of the otherwise traditional piece of ruled paper probably more aptly represents most student’s minds anyway.