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Swanky shed - Dreamtime Film

by noreply@blogger.com (Alex) from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:20 AM
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There's an excellent interview on Enterprise Nation with film producer Tom Lloyd of Dreamtime Film . Tom works out of what he calls his "swanky shed" in Windermere (pictured) and his relocation story of moving from London to Windermere is an inspiration to all shedworkers: "It was a very conscious decision to leave the rat race of London and look for a different quality of life. Having left London, another door opened in Cumbria when I inherited some land and a herd of semi-feral Fell ponies... the digital revolution came at a good time for me and the reality was that I could now be doing on a laptop in my shed what was only a few years earlier costing £600 an hour in a post production facility. With the arrival of my daughter, moving my workplace from the kitchen table to a shed in the garden was an obvious choice." Tom's only shedworking problem has been finding insurance cover for his equipment but now uses the increasingly popular route of using a shipping container as storage. He continues: "I do find myself slipping into the shed to do late night changes to edits, and can find myself making changes to pitches or treatments late at night, but that can also be a very positive thing, being able to access my work at all hours. Also on a positive note, clients are always keen to get out of their office and come to me to view rough edits." The full article is well worth a browse.

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Nordquist Residence by John Lum Architecture Inc.

by shadmin from Slow Home  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:10 AM
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New to Projects this week is the Nordquist Residence, by John Lum Architecture, a single family project located in San Francisco.See the Full [...]

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10 Easy Pieces: Simple Wood Dressers

by Janet from Remodelista  (design blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:52 AM
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From Janet: An essential bedroom ingredient, a well-chosen dresser is a piece that can work for a lifetime. Most of the dressers shown are available in several different drawer configurations and sizes. Below: Teak Groove Dresser; $1,550 at Lekker Home. Below: Pendine Four-Drawer Dresser of solid and veneered Canadian maple; $2,595 at Conran USA. Below:  Blu Dot’s Drift Five-Drawer [...]

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Perfection is just not possible

by Jennifer from EconoMod  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:35 AM
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Sorry folks no photos today.  I did go over to the house and got to see lots of lovely new plumbing, ductwork, and siding, but I had a friend with me and was so focused on giving her the tour that I didn’t think about the camera in my hand. But really, how interesting would plumbing [...]

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Sight Sound and Whimsy

by jhammond (noreply@blogger.com) from Exclusively Blog - Modern Furniture and Design Blog  (design blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:45 AM
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SoundHouse, the latest architectural masterpiece at the University of Sheffield in Sheffield, UK, is more than just another interesting looking building. The exterior which appears to be covered in whimsical tufted panels reflective of Victorian [...]

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Petunia Pickle Bottom Journey Packs

by Creede from Grassrootsmodern  (design blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:58 AM
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One of the major accessories every new parent needs is a good diaper bag. If you remember, when we had Arri we splurged a little for a Petunia Pickle Bottom bag. It wasn’t cheap, but looking back I think it was totally worth it. I am a huge fan of Petunia Pickle [...]

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Thanks Melissa!

by Creede from Grassrootsmodern  (design blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:56 AM
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A super big thanks to Melissa, who commented in the “Style Oceanic Chair” post about some original Emeco’s that were for sale local and cheap. I took a trip out and picked them up last night. Details and pics to come! GRM readers rock!

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A Lego home office

by noreply@blogger.com (Alex) from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:22 AM
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A highly marvellous piece about how to build your home office out of Lego at Apartment Therapy Unplgged features Eric Harshbarger's lego desk above plus lego chairs, phones, staplers, Macs, lights, plant pots... An absolute must over lunchtime.

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Off Shedworking - Bread and Circuses

by noreply@blogger.com (Alex) from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:17 AM
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Apologies for the indulgence but I wanted to mention that my friend Adrian Murdoch's blog Bread and Circuses (Adventures in the later Roman Empire) is up and running again. While there's not much about garden offices and shedworking on his site, Adrian (pictured) was my inspiration to start blogging a couple of years ago and to set up a Shedworking presence online, so I'm delighted to see him back in the blogosphere. As well as nipping along to his site, you should also look out for his books which are both readable and intelligent.

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Shedworking is more productive, study reveals

by noreply@blogger.com (Alex) from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:15 AM
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A new study by CompTIA underlines that shedworking, homeworking, telecommuting or whatever you like to call it is simply more productive than 'traditional' office working. Grant Griffiths at Home Office Warrior breaks down the findings nicely: # 67 per cent of the companies polled said employees were more productive, largely because they spent less time getting to and from work # 59 per cent reported seeing cost savings from reduced use of office-related materials and resources # 39 per cent said they have access to a more qualified staff, expanding their options to people who are located in - and not willing to relocate from - other regions. Likewise, 37 per cent said telecommuting improved employee retention # 25 per cent said employee health was improved, largely by reducing stress levels associated with the commute # Other benefits included promotion of safety through reduced highway use (18 per cent) and environmental benefits (17 per cent)

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