The Design 100 chosen by Time Magazine is truly lovely. Worth a look to be inspired by the wonderful minds of creative people around the world. These are some of my favorites from the list. Check it out I am sure you will find many more to call a favorite.
Taking the experience of travel to new heights, French innovator Jean-Marie Massaud has created Manned Cloud, an experimental airship or blimp that is also a hotel with a capacity of 40 guests and 15 staff. The idea is to explore the world without leaving a trace and to experience exotic places without being intrusive or exploitative.
Nordpark Cable Railway
It's difficult to say what's more breathtaking: the four railway stations that Zaha Hadid designed, which climb from the Innsbruck city center up the Nordkette mountain, or the Alpine landscapes along the route. The stations—double-curvature glass shells that seem to hover above concrete platforms—were conceived with particular care toward the specific topography and surroundings of each location. To achieve each one's unique appearance of a flowing ice formation frozen in place, Hadid studied glacial moraines and ice movements.
For its first residential project in the U.S., the Swiss architectural-design firm Herzog & de Meuron embraced the local culture. Witness the graffiti-inspired walls and ceilings in the elevators and lobby, and the similar 22-ft.-high (6.7 m high) sculptural gate spanning the length of the building. The boxy exterior made of Spanish glass and blackened copper doesn't betray any sense of the curved forms within, but the floor-to-ceiling windows can't conceal an emphasis on light and outdoor spaces. Developed by Ian Schrager, the building is nothing if not modern Manhattan.
Inspired by everything from Cecil Beaton sets to Florence Broadhurst wallpaper, the creative team at this London flagship, led by Linda Hewson, used paper as a theme for its magical spring windows.
(True story, when I picked these four and created the post for them only then did I realize how TLLT'd they were, it was pure coincindence!) Swear!