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by Marshall Mayer last modified Aug 17, 2012 09:05 AM
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Etsy Boomerang Table

by creede from Grassroots Modern  (design blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:41 AM
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Here is a great little retro boomerang table from Etsy. Made of Beechwood veneered plywood, the table top is 1 1/2″ thick and has a black polyethylene molding around the edges. It is also available in white with classic hairpin legs. Each table is made in a small shop in Austin Texas, flat [...]

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Won't You Be My Neighbor?

by shadmin from Slow Home  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:10 AM
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By Peter Lovenheim from the New York Times The alarm on my cellphone rang at 5:50 a.m., and I awoke to find myself in a twin bed in a spare room at my neighbor Lou’s house. Lou was 81. His six children were grown and scattered around the country, and he lived alone, two doors down from me. His wife, Edie, had died five years earlier. “When people learn you’ve lost your wife,” he told me, “they all ask the same question. ‘How long were you married?’ And when you tell them 52 years, they say, ‘Isn’t that wonderful!’ But I tell them no, it isn’t. I was just getting to know her.”......

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Around the shedworld

by noreply@blogger.com (Alex) from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:15 AM
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Mary is actually working in her garden office now (above)... Folly Fancier highlight a Dutch folly to rent in Essex... Lifehacker looks at an extreme home office makeover... There's now a Facebook petition asking the BBC to turn Hut 33 into a television series... Judit Bellostes enjoys this inflatable teahouse in Frankfurt (below)... Shedworking and its satellite sites have now topped the 1,000 subscribers mark... Shedblog points out that there's only a week to go to cast your vote for Shed of the Year 2008 ... Chief Home Officer muses on the perfect pet for the home office worker... and he's off on holiday soon too... Home Office Warrior embodies the social networking scene... Emma has been Enterprise Nationing all over England... Help to support Shedworking by clicking on the button below and making a small pledge

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Alan Coren on working from home

by noreply@blogger.com (Alex) from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:19 AM
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If you're by a radio at 1.15pm today, listen in to Core Coren with the very funny, but sadly now late, Alan Coren on BBC 7. If you miss it, it should be on the BBC's Listen Again gadget for another seven days. Thanks to Philip Johnson for the alert.

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Stenner Pallet Playhouse

by noreply@blogger.com (Alex) from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:15 AM
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The pallet renaissance continues. Jonathan Stenner writes to share the playhouse he built for his children: "The structure is built out of wood that took from old pallets. The floor is pallets that they use to bolt down large equipment during transit. The interior walls, door, and window are As-Is, damaged, items from the local IKEA. I got the paint and carpet sample free from work. I did buy the roof boards and some extra 2x4s. The roof is covered with rubber desk mats that I found on the side of the road. It is about 95% found material or recycled from trash people put on the street. The coolest part of the whole fort is that the IKEA flooring on the interior wall are nail, splinter, and snag free." I think this is one of my favourite shedlike atmospheres of 2008. Lots more pictures at his blog . If any other readers have photos or details of a pallet build, please send them in.

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Mystery cabin

by noreply@blogger.com (Alex) from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:25 AM
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Shedworking reader David Phillips from Vancouver has sent in these marvellous photos of an installation at Canada's National Gallery in Ottawa which quite naturally caught his imagination. Unfortunately he cannot remember the artist and I'm having no luck tracking down either the artist or the exhibition so if you have more details, please drop me a line.

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two projects by john donkin

by lavardera from materialicious  (design blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:48 AM
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A few projects by John Donkin Architect from Ottawa, Ontario. The first, the Stirling Avenue Residence, strikes me as eminently buildable and affordable. Simple materials in interesting forms that appear easy to build. Oh, ok, that’s some cantilever there, but its the only extravagance. Continue reading two projects by john donkin © lavardera for materialicious, 2008. | Permalink [...]

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Circus Hot Spots

by Tiny Circus (noreply@blogger.com) from The Tiny Circus Chronicle  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:16 AM
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Carlos=Participating in morning weeding ritual and dodging sprinkler showersBeans= Single file, ready for growin' James= Studio cat in training New Studio Wall= Hung by Carlos, ready and waiting for large circus drawings and [...]

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jfr residence, fougeron architecture

by lavardera from materialicious  (design blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:53 AM
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fougeron has been well covered in the media, but if you’ve missed them or not looked at the body of their work before now is the time to surf over and dig in. Beautifully detailed work. Continue reading jfr residence, fougeron architecture © lavardera for materialicious, 2008. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us digg Want more on these [...]

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MICRO COMPACT HOME - Good morning from m-ch 007

by from MoMA Home Delivery - RSS Updates  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:38 AM
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It is 06.10 and the alarm has just reminded me to leave enough time for the MoMA blog photographs before I leave for the Technical University in Munich at 07.30. Last night a group of nine lady architectural students from Frankfurt came to visit the micro compact home with their professor Jurgen Hauck and Dean Dieter Brylmayer. Never had so many ladies in the m-ch 007! (Although the record number of people in one 40 square foot m-ch is 27!) Filipp Fuchs, one of the students living in the O2 Village, reminded me that there were 50 architectural students from Aachen visiting on Tuesday. We have a regular flow of International visitors and just over 260 worldwide publications to date. I have to clear up the Prosecco glasses and tortilla chip plates which I left to dry overnight. I press the remote for the Geneva sound system... for a wake up by Silje Neergard.

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