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Friday’s favorite things: June 12th

Rowyn Van Miltenburg

June 12, 2015

Every Friday we round up some of our favorite finds on the web this week, from illustrations and videos to fonts and photography.

Every kid’s dream house
Last spring, Foster Huntington decided to fulfill his childhood dream by building a truly magnificent house in the trees. Huntington calls the treehouse Cinder Cone, and is currently in the works of publishing a book that documents the building of the house. You can help him by backing the Cinder Cone Build Book on Kickstarter before it comes out later this year. In the meantime, check out Huntington’s Tumblr or Instagram to see more pictures of the impressive Cinder Cone.



Take a closer look
Branding and design agency Character created this year’s San Francisco Design Week campaign, Look Closer, which encourages San Francisco residents, visitors and everyone in between to do just that – take a closer look at the elements of design that make up their surroundings. The campaign features large, intricate, hand-constructed, wooden letters with mirrored faces. They were placed around the bay and the mirrored surfaces integrate these letters – almost completely – into the surrounding environment.



Don’t judge a water tower by its exterior
While it may look a little plain on the outside, the St. Jansklooster water tower in the Netherlands has an amazing interior. Created by Zecc Architecten, a Dutch company, the tower has an intricate stairwell that majorly contrasts with its monotone exterior. Check out more photos here.










What did you see this week that grabbed your attention? Feel free to share your favorite finds in the comments section below.