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do me a favor

by lavardera from workalicious  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:21 AM
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We are confident that nobody else on the web is covering the office in quite the way we've set out to do, to get you to think about how you work, and not just cool products or cool pictures. So here's what you can do for me today - email one of your contacts, somebody you know who you figure would be interested in this.

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Brown Jordan reintroduces Walter Lamb

by admin from just seen  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:18 AM
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Brown Jordan has reintroduced a classic: the Walter Lamb Collection. Lamb designed his collection in 1945 in Hawaii just after the war. He salvaged bronze and cotton from sunken ships in Pearl Harbor. His gently curved frame was hand wrapped in cotton cording. Later, the recycled materials source became depleted. Brown Jordan purchased his design and [...]

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Postgreen Standard Project Supplemental Construction Documentation

by chad from 100K House Blog  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:33 AM
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This first project has been a real learning experience for us in the process of building a home. We’ve done pretty well considering we’re using a crew that has never built with SIPs, never built a green home (let alone LEED Platinum) and never built a modern style home that lacks things like soffits. We’ve [...]

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Decorating your walls...with plants

by noreply@blogger.com (Rachel) from Hue  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:24 AM
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Color design can be achieved through paint, fabric, stone, wood, and even plant life. The other day, my class took a field trip to an amazing modern furniture showroom in San Francisco called Limn (open to the public, if you're local, definitely check it out) One piece that really drew people in was an enormous open frame on one wall, encasing what appeared to be a 3 dimensional, undulating vertical field of moss. When you touched it, it felt damp and alive. The vibrant chartreuse green color was really cheerful and definitely made a statement. Vertical gardens are very hip these days. Called " Thigmotropisms ", they are living organisms that grow towards a supporting structure. Like vines that will stretch out tendrils into the air, gravitating towards something to twine themselves around. image source Vertical succulent garden designed by Flora Grubb. Love the green against the red wall. The Bardessono hotel in Napa Valley has a new installation of vertical gardens that doesn't even need drainage, just a light misting every week. image source Planted with Tillandsias, their roots grow in the air rather than soil. image source I love the juxtaposition of green sea anemone-like plants against the terracotta colored backdrop. Like mini green fireworks. It's important to note here that this installation would not have been nearly as successful without the contrast of the warm, darker background. When you're designing, think about grouping opposites: warm colors and cool colors, darks and lights, etc. image source Striking, don't you think?

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Modern Art Prints - Edwin Ushiro

by Tyler from PLASTOLUX "keep it modern"  (modern blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:26 AM
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I am so stoked today! Edwin Ushiro just released “The Birth of Unwreckoning” it’s a 12″ x 12″ giclee, has an edition of 25, and is $100. I have been waiting to pick up one of his prints, SWEETTTT! OK I am done. More of his work after the jump. “In Hawaiian mythology, Madame Pele [...] No related posts.

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do us a favor, will ya?

by Justin from materialicious  (design blog) — Jan 04, 2012 03:09 AM
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My friend Greg La Vardera (the architect with seemingly 2 brains and 8 arms) has been working his butt off for years as an independent - not only does he do straight architecture, his stock modern home plans, his sites...

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$39 from gnr8.biz

Now that’s smokin’

by modernfrugirl from ModFruGal  (modern blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:27 AM
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Incense gets a bad rap.  A beautiful, scented candle is nice, but at $40 a pop…froogs need alternatives.  No, I’m not a hippie who drenches myself in patchouli.  I do, however, think a nice bit of cedar or sandalwood incense can make the room feel cozy and fresh at the same time.  Whatever your preference, [...]

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Small company seeks nice garden office

by noreply@blogger.com (Alex) from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:24 AM
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A reader of Shedworking who runs her own small eco-friendly company has been asking for my advice about buying a garden office. I have offered my own views but if there is a garden office supplier out there interested in pitching to her, please do get in contact with me and I'll fix up a date. A few details: the company is currently being run from a kitchen but is expanding. The owner wants something eco-friendly, planning permission-friendly and attractively modern in appearance. And for the whole shooting match to come in under £5,000. A tall order, I know, but if you think you can do it, let me know.

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Garden office: the ideal workplace?

by noreply@blogger.com (Alex) from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:22 AM
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Home business guru Emma Jones ' series of articles in the Entrepreneur section of The Times are well worth a browse. In the latest piece she looks at creating an ideal workplace at home. As she points out: "This space could be the spare room, the attic or even the garden shed. Working at the end of the garden path is becoming increasingly popular and the garden office industry is booming on the back of it."

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Garden office suppliers map

by noreply@blogger.com (Alex) from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:22 AM
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View Larger Map I've been pondering the best way to list all the garden office suppliers around the world and rather than a single way, we'll be rolling out various methods over coming months. Hopefully this will help prospective shedworkers search for nearby suppliers (though bear in mind that many will travel outside their immediate vicinity to build) as well as raising the profile of suppliers themselves. So here's the first step, a map of where those suppliers are which will also be given a prominent slot on the right hand column. I'll be updating it gradually myself, but if you're a supplier, please feel free to add your own marker and details (and if you're a shedworker, you're also more than welcome to make your mark). I've started things off by adding Shedworking HQ and also the nearest supplier to us, Vivid Green.

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