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Confessions of a Shed-Dweller

by Alex from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:19 AM
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One of the best articles written about shedworking over the last decade was by journalist David Aaronovitch (pictured above), a piece inspired by the publication of the groundbreaking Men and Sheds called Confessions of a Shed-Dweller in which he asks if the shed is a creative powerhouse, or just somewhere for blokes to hide from the family? Here's an excerpt: "My enshedded time is an essential component of my creative life. I don't just want to alone, I need – for the sake, ultimately, of my whole family – to be alone. What is in my interest is, naturally, also in everyone's interest...I'm in the shed now, writing an article about sheds. If I gaze through the honeysuckle and across the lawn, I can see the movement in the kitchen and, just above it, the back bathroom, as those in the house go about their chores and activities. Here I am simultaneously part of the family and apart from it, as though I was a teenager rather than a parent." Well worth a browse.

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Malcolm X Park's shed

by Alex from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:23 AM
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A snowbound view of Malcolm X Park’s storage shed featuring murals of Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz and neighborhood activist Rena Ennis. Via Malcolmxpark

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How to green your shedworking atmosphere

by Alex from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:17 AM
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A nice little piece on Planet Green looks at how to 'detox' your home office. Nothing spectacular although it does include this piece of advice: "Take it outside. From schools to offices, natural light has been proven to increase productivity and well-being, so make sure your work spot receives plenty of sunlight. And fresh air can make a huge difference in performance—whether doing your taxes or the daily grind—so open some windows or take a quick walk from time to time."

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Cat sheds

by Alex from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:24 AM
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While Shedworking is not normally a cat person, we don't see why cats can't have sheds as well. Here is the KatKabin (available from Catsplay ). It comes in various models (see below for the Cheetah) and can be place close to your own garden office if required. It comes in a 'non-chemical' material that will not fade in sunlight, polystyrene floor for extra insulation, and stands securely on any surface. Guaranteed for five years. Optional extras include a special Kat Duvet. Rather like The Orb garden office, it is built as a cyclinder for extra warmth.

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Tipi Gigante

by Alex from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:18 AM
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Another light shedworking atmosphere, the Tipi Gigante from Gandia Blasco (whose rather nice daybed we've featured before on Shedworking) is available at Sabz . Built with aluminium, polyester and PVC. Via My Urban Garden Deco Guide

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Bedworking

by Alex from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:16 AM
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For occasional working outside rather than for when it's sleeting heavily, this rather nice Balu outdoor bed from Mazuvo would be rather pleasant, and to be fair it is waterproof. Made from coloured wicker with washable pillows. Via Trendhunter

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Mayor Marks Kyoto Anniversary with Home Show Tour

by Denis Du Bois from Energy Priorities  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:11 AM
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Seattle Home Show -- Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels commemorated the anniversary of the Kyoto Protocol on opening day of the 64th Annual Seattle Home Show with a short speech and a tour of energy-efficiency and renewable-energy exhibits here.

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Sunday Blue Skies

by tres_arboles from Three Tree Journal  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:35 AM
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As mentioned in my post from earlier today, I got in the water Sunday, my main reason for trudging down the coast. I was greeted by this... ...and I got a woody, so I went surfing. The sets were actually quite a bit bigger with many peaks breaking top to [...]

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Tile work almost complete

by Christina from dave and christina  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:33 AM
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Two weeks ago we had a group of students from Rhodes College (my alma mater) come through on a tour learning about alternative building materials which tied into a class they were taking on alternative sources of energy. We were pleased to show them the AAC (what’s left unexposed is only in the mechanical closet [...]

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Slow Is Beautiful

by Slow Home from Slow Home  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:15 AM
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Cecile Andrews on Slow is Beautiful: New Visions of Community, Leisure, and Joie de Vivre. Andrews discusses the frantic time poverty plaguing everyone - a poverty that is being challenged by the growing Slow Life movement whose message is [...]

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