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Garden office case studies, conversions, and tips

by noreply@blogger.com (alex johnson) from Shedworking  (other blog) — Sep 22, 2018 01:07 AM
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For some reason the Telegraph has always been very pro-shed and there is an excellent series of articles produced in assocation with Cuprinol on their web site. Clicking the link will take you to the story above about writing sheds, but will also suggest others in the series. Here's a snippet by shedworker Tim Gibson pictured above: I guess that’s the thing about sheds. They’re the repository of a person’s ambitions; a statement of who we are and who we long to be. If you want to understand the person, first look at their shed. Well worth a look. ------------------------------------------------------- Friday posts are sponsored by Warwick Buildings , manufacturers of outstanding quality timber buildings. Click here for more information.

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Plastic straws are a thing of the past, but which reusable straw is best for the future?

by Luciana Pricop from Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building  (design blog) — Sep 22, 2018 01:04 AM
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The days where plastic straw wrappers litter the counter tops of restaurants, coffee shops and fast food joins are nearing their end. With several governments like Australia and the United Kingdom banning and taxing single-use plastic items and companies like Starbucks, Disney and Hyatt taking their own environmental stand by rejecting any further distribution of plastic straws, sustainable and reusable varieties of the pipettes have been popping up all over the marketplace. Related: Starbucks...

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A stunning solar-powered pavilion is planned for pasta company Barilla

by Nicole Jewell from Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building  (design blog) — Sep 22, 2018 01:04 AM
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London-based firm, Open Architecture Systems, has just unveiled a gorgeous, solar-powered pavilion for Italian food company, Barilla. The pavilion will be a new addition to their headquarters in Parma, Italy. Related: Confluence Park’s new solar-powered pavilions collect rainwater and provide shade from the summer sun The pavilions are actually indipendent organic elements underneath the landscape canopy cover by photovoltaic panels that provide part of the energy requirement of the...

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A sustainable tiny cabin powers this holographic lighthouse of the future

by Lucy Wang from Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building  (design blog) — Sep 22, 2018 01:04 AM
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Lighthouses are beloved around the world for their architectural beauty and historical significance. But in recent times, the number of operational lighthouses has sharply declined due to the advancement of electronic navigation technology. In a bid to raise awareness of these romantic maritime towers and promote preservation, French designer Nicolas Abdelkader of Paris-based Studio NAB has proposed Hololightkeeper, an experimental and sustainable project that combines traditional maritime design...

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Mars candy company plans to fix the "broken" cocoa supply chain

by Perry Miller from Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building  (design blog) — Sep 22, 2018 01:04 AM
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Some big changes are ahead for Mars Wrigley Confectionery. The company, which produces some of the most popular treats in America, is revamping its cocoa supply to help combat poverty, child labor and deforestation. The company hopes its new strategy will be fully in place by the year 2025 and fix what it referred to as the “broken” cocoa industry. “The cocoa supply chain as it works today is broken,” the vice president of the company, John Ament, shared in an interview. Critics have...

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Charming home uses local, natural materials to pay homage to a chestnut tree

by Lucy Wang from Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building  (design blog) — Sep 22, 2018 01:04 AM
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Young Czech architecture firm Valarch studio has completed a modest yet elegant family house built largely of timber to reference the property’s old chestnut tree in the garden. Named the Chestnut House, the home spans a compact footprint of just 840 square feet and comprises two sections: a larger living area and a smaller, green-roofed technical area united via a multifunctional vestibule. All building materials were locally sourced wherever possible with an emphasis on natural materials. When...

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Flood frequency of the Amazon River has increased fivefold

by Perry Miller from Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building  (design blog) — Sep 22, 2018 01:04 AM
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New data suggests that flooding in the Amazon River has gone up in both intensity and frequency over the past 100 years. Scientists analyzed data points from the past century and believe the increase in flooding is linked to changes in ocean temperatures. Scientists have measured the river’s water levels for 113 years at the Port of Manaus in Brazil. The researchers found that large flooding events and extreme droughts have gone up over the past 20 to 30 years. In the early part of the century,...

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Hello world!

by admin from sincerelysustainable.com  (green blog) — Sep 22, 2018 01:08 AM
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Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing! The post Hello world! appeared first on sincerelysustainable.com .

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20 Things in Your Kitchen You Can Purge Right Now — September Sweep

by Taryn Williford from Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time  (other blog) — Sep 21, 2018 01:07 AM
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Kitchen clutter is like a gas: It'll expand to fit the space allowed. If you have a small kitchen, you probably feel like there's never enough space for your stuff. Well guess what? Big kitchen people have that same problem, too. No matter how many cabinets you have, or whether your countertop is better measured in inches or acres, your kitchen can probably use a little slimdown. So that's what we're going to do today. READ MORE »

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A Cozy D.C. Condo Is a Modern Plant-Filled First Home — House Call

by Apartment Therapy Submissions from Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time  (other blog) — Sep 21, 2018 01:07 AM
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Name: Anna Johnston , My partner and our Maine Coon cat Location: Washington, D.C. Size: 680 square feet Years lived in: 1 year, owned Our condo building is directly across from Union Station in Washington DC so we can actually hear the trains from inside. The building is aptly named Pullman Place after the historic Pullman train cars. The building itself is brand new and has about 40 different units. We live on the second floor and we are lucky enough to have one of the few units with a balcony. Our favorite part about our condo is all the light! The windows are huge. It's pretty small, but perfect for two people and a cat. The outside of the building gives a bit of an industrial-modern vibe, but the inside is very modern with European kitchens, sleek white cabinets, light gray walls, huge windows, and wide plank gray/brown hardwood floors. READ MORE »

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