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by Marshall Mayer last modified Aug 17, 2012 09:05 AM
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Habitat For Humanity ReStores

by shadmin from Slow Home  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:10 AM
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 Habitat For Humanity ReStores - http://www.habitat.org/env/restores.aspxHabitat ReStores are retail outlets where quality used and surplus building materials are sold at a fraction of normal prices. Proceeds from ReStores help local affiliates fund [...]

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Neil Gaiman - shedworker

by noreply@blogger.com (Alex) from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:23 AM
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Dashing writer Neil Gaiman (Stardust, The Sandman) is a shedworker (technically a gazeboworker) and has put up a photo of his rather nice shedlike atmosphere on his site here . There are several references to the gazebo elsewhere on his site , a spot he says is "the easiest place to write with a large white dog". The cages in the shot below are for blueberry bushes to keep the rabbits and the groundhogs out. Thanks to Kits and Mortar for the Twitterlert

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56 LEONARD BY HERZOG & DE MEURON

by KNQ Associates (noreply@blogger.com) from Home Rejuvenation (by KNQ Associates)  (design blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:43 AM
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Thank God I'm not seeing this in my country! [...]

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Joern_utzon

Jørn Utzon's houses on the island of Mallorca

by Justin from materialicious  (design blog) — Jan 04, 2012 03:02 AM
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After having to abandon the construction of the Sydney Opera House in 1966, the Danish architect Jørn Utzon on his way home, made an intermediate stop at Mallorca. The island fascinated him to such a degree that he decided to...

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The Shedworker's Bookshelf - Stylish Sheds and Elegant Hideaways

by noreply@blogger.com (Alex) from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:15 AM
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It's an indication of just how good this book is that even without reading it, various friends of Shedworking have been in touch to ask whether I've heard about it. Stylish Sheds and Elegant Hideaways is a cracking collaboration between writer Debra Prinzing (who also blogs at Shed Style ) and photographer William Wright . Debra and Bill have whizzed all around the USA talking to owners of shedlike atmospheres and then taking really rather splendid pictures of them. It starts very promisingly by looking at various garden offices (including novelist Amy Bloom's great writing shack) and then goes on to look at more traditional potting sheds, summerhouses, follies and even mini banqueting rooms. Two things make this book a standout. Firstly, the owners get to talk at length about the whys and wherefores of their sheds in some detail which is what we want to hear. With its comprehensive listings of materials used, creative build solutions and details of how the sheds were fitted out, this means it's actually a shed design bible. If you're looking for inspiration, there's a mass of it on almost every page. Secondly, the photos are very clever. Obviously there are plenty of smashing general exterior shots - which are very welcome - but it's the small, detailed ones of the interiors which really bring these shedlike atmospheres to life. They complement the text so well that it's obvious that scribe and snapper have worked closely together: this is much more than a coffee table book but I guarantee all visitors to your home will pick it up and start saying 'Ooh' within five seconds of opening it. Indeed, it's hard to imagine somebody writing a better book about the joys of living and working small.

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Bring back the bad hair

by modernemama (modernemama@modernemama.com) from Beach House  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:32 AM
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The 80s are so back, at least at Madison Square Garden in New York. So here we go, spanning the whole decade:First Squeeze (kicking off the decade) and James (shutting the 80s down) are playing MSG tonight.Then Liverpool's own Echo and the Bunnymen are [...]

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Slow Home Report - September 17, 2008

by shadmin from Slow Home  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:08 AM
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This week we discuss smart new alternatives for re-using demolition and construction waste. Also featured is the final part of our interview series with Katy Flammia of There Design and new projects by Vandeventer + Callendar Architects of [...]

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Marker Time - Indoor Air Quality (Ventilation)

by chad from 100khouse.com  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:34 AM
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The second “Marker Time” video covers Indoor Air Quality in a bit more detail. Today we take a look at mechanical ventilation inside the very tight envelope of the 120K House. We cover both local (kitchen & bath) ventilation as well as whole house ventilation in the form of HRV’s (Heat Recovery Ventilator) and ERV’s [...]

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LamiDesign office featured on Unplggd!

by lavardera (noreply@blogger.com) from LamiDesign Modern House Plan Blog  (modern blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:22 AM
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This is just too fun not to share even though its not about houses or house plans. The Unplggd blog from the Apartment Therapy family of blogs posted a piece about our office in connection to our work on the workalicious blog about office spaces.Unplggd [...]

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Fabulous. Frank Lloyd Wright on "What's My Line?"

by Edward Lifson (noreply@blogger.com) from Hello Beautiful!  (design blog) — Jan 04, 2012 03:10 AM
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Wright, almost 89 years old on June 3, 1956 looks a little bored, although he does "twinkle" at the applause, when they introduce him asI love it when one of the panelists asks if their mystery guest (FLW) works for a profit-making organization! I wish [...]

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