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Shedworking [Flickr]

by shedmagazine from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:23 AM
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shedmagazine posted a photo: This is where The Shed magazine and Shedworking and Homeworking blog are produced. A Homestead Timber Building garden office in St Albans.

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Shedworking HQ after 2008 storm [Flickr]

by shedmagazine from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:17 AM
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shedmagazine posted a photo: Fallen tree prevents access (or indeed egress) at Shedworking HQ.

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James Glave: Almost Green

by Alex from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:16 AM
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Writer James Glave has built himself a lovely eco-shed studio (pictured above) at his home on Bowen Island and also written what sounds like an intriguing book chronicling the build which used, among other things, FSC timber, heat-recovery ventilation, rainwater harvesting, edible landscaping (a nice touch) and passive solar technology. Douglas Coupland has already given the book the thumbs up ("a smart and contemplative read"). Here's some more information from the author: "Part obsession, part labor of love, part money pit, the project has served as a crash course in the techniques, conundrums, and trade-offs of sustainable design. It’s been a public exercise in learning by doing, assuaging nervous neighbors, alienating the in-laws, pushing my marriage to the limit, and mustering reserves of time, money, and life force that I didn’t know I possessed. Ultimately I hope the studio will educate and inspire others to demand something better from their own homes, which may in turn one day point the way toward a healthier and better tomorrow for us all. Yet ALMOST GREEN is more than just the story of a construction project. It chronicles how a driven, cash-strapped, bleary-eyed stay-at-home-dad learns when to dig in his heels, when to make sacrifices, and when to make bitter compromises along the path to the carbon-reduced life. It is an adventure of challenge and change, a fumbling one-man quest to reinvent suburbia, one cul-de-sac at a time." Almost Green is out in autumn with Greystone Books. More photos of James' shed at his flickr site and indeed at readersheds.co.uk where he has shared his shed and added more details and so is in the running for Shed of the Year 2008. He's also giving a talk on May 10 about his shed at Light House . You can hear him on a vangogreen podcast too which is well worth a listen.

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Modernism at Risk

by creede from Grassroots Modern  (design blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:46 AM
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Modernism is no new kid on the block. In fact many of the classics were built decades ago and now the years are taking their toll. Some are falling into neglect or are being threatened with demolition. Luckily the World Monuments Fund along with Knoll have step up to the plate to help [...]

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Zusatzraum

by Alex from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:19 AM
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The Zusatzraum by Exilhäuser-Architekten is a rather attractive shedlike atmosphere built to provide extra living space as well as office space, information booth and exhibition venue. More details of where you might like to put one up here (pictured below). Via the intriguing Judit Bellostes

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The hazards of shedworking

by Alex from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:22 AM
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Although last night's storm in the UK probably scores a 0.1 on the Big Wind Scale, it does illustrate one of the few hazards of shedworking. Above is Shedworking HQ, entry barred by the neighbour's Ceanothus tree, ripped off a foot from the ground which is a pity as its blue flowers are extremely pretty. So I am now kitchentableworking. Shedblog is doing a roundup of shed damage around the country.

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Dream Home: Home Office

by Alex from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:18 AM
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PCMag.com has a nice piece by Corinne Iozzio called Dream Home: Home Office which looks at how to set up a home office on a reasonably limited budget (and a more luxurious one ) featuring desktops, webcams, speakers, printers, wireless routers, storage/backup and smartphone.

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Birthday, Secret, Painting

by modernemama from Beach House  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:32 AM
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I have been patiently anticipating writing about this for a month now. On February 10 I received an email from Jake Gorst announcing the opening of artist Jamie Geller Dutra's store on etsy. Jamie is Jake's mother and daughter of Shirley and Andrew [...]

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Robert Irwin hearts Mies ?

by Edward Lifson from The New Modernist - Edward Lifson.com  (design blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:54 AM
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Robert Irwin (from the recent exhibition in San Diego.)Ludwig Mies van der Rohe 1942The comparison is not so far-fetched. We know Mies, like Robert Irwin, was an avant-garde artist. Mies' use of collage to present his architecture, in 1942 and much [...]

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Sunday Morning

by tres_arboles from Three Tree Journal  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:32 AM
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I just got around to downloading some photos I shot last week. I like this one.Click on it to view it large and do it some justice. Spring [...]

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