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Plastica Thermos

by creede from Grassroots Modern  (design blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:52 AM
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My wife is a wonderful cook, so bringing leftovers to work always sounds better than hitting up the old cafeteria. Soups have been a challenge in the past though, as we don’t really have a great soup thermos. I came across this great thermos from plastica over at Popgadget, and it looks like [...]

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Design and the Elastic Mind

by modernemama from Beach House  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:34 AM
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If you're watching my flickr box on the left side of the page you'll see some images from the other stellar exhibition currently at the Museum of Modern Art: Design and the Elastic Mind. I blogged about it over here but it deserves to be mentioned again. [...]

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Beach Hut Tuesday - Hunstanton

by Alex from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:21 AM
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After a rummage through the archives, we've found these lovely picture postcards of beach huts at Hunstanton (pronounced Hunston really) from around the 1920s on Sheila's site .

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Cold Frames

Monbiot Loves His ‘Veg’

by James Glave from James Glave | glave.com  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:10 AM
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“Why do people become obsessed with growing vegetables? It’s not exactly high-octane. It won’t make you rich or boost your social status. But millions who can afford to buy their food devote every free moment to the kind of labour our ancestors were glad to abandon… I think it is because the results are tangible. [...]

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Treeshedworking Week - Dallas Arboretum

by Alex from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:23 AM
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Luxury real estate broker Doug Newby has some marvellous photos of tree houses from the Dallas Arboretum Ultimate Tree House exhibit. Above is the very shedlike The Underground Treehouse with earth walls designed by F&S; Partners . Here's what they say about it: "The Underground Tree explores the idea of what it feels like to be ten feet underground. From the outside, it appears as a simple cube of PolyGal with wood cladding. The roof top garden serves as the only hint that something out of the ordinary is happening. Upon entering the cube however, a completely different story is told. Roots flourish above your head, like a marriage of unruly hair and long, bewitched fingers. A dirt wall anchors the structure and whets your appetite for the next engaging experience. Another wall, filled with educational marvels galore, beckons you demanding your attention and capturing your imagination. Take a look through the periscope and view what ants and other insects would see if they were meandering through the above rooftop garden." Not so good in the drizzle, but lovely for some summer shedworking is the Ultimate Blooms below from The BECK Group , a slatted build inspired by tulips. Suggested by Bill Kratz.

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Kolonilott – a diary

by Alex from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:13 AM
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Spring has sprung and this means the Scandinavian allotment season is upon us in the Nordic region for another year, writes Shedworking's north European correspondent Sy Willmer . I have teamed up with the Swedish contemporary furniture designer and maker Lasse Claesson to report for Shedworking readers on his current renovation project, a 1930s vintage, which begins in earnest this year. Lasse and his wife brought the plot two years ago in the picturesque southern Swedish city of Lund, where his retail shop and production facility are located, as a weekend retreat for their young family. The shed (pictured above) is to be found on large plot amongst other attractive traditional yellow and red timber constructions. Time over the first couple of years at the plot has been occupied by the surrounding growing beds' renovation where the couple now happily grow their own fresh green produce. Potential is in abundance: the 70-year-old construction is solid with no rot or damp and has all the features that make these buildings attractive. This example has traditional timber lock panel exterior, is fully insulated, has robust opening glazed windows and its crowning glory is a nifty octagonal dome roof. Although permitted to build up to 30m2 Lasse has in fact reduced its size by taking down a later extension to increase the building’s cosiness factor. The plan is to create two “outside rooms” either side of the shed as raised timber platforms with open yet shaded roofs. Their realisation would be an excellent opportunity to include an eco friendly green wall system and would be beneficial to the surrounding environment as the allotment is located reasonably close to the city centre. In forthcoming posts we shall see how his creative talent shapes this now humble shed into a fresh example of a modern Swedish recreational building and I am excited to see what he has will be producing for the shed’s interior as well as its exterior! Lasse’s shop can be found at Kävlingevägen 1, Lund, Sweden.

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Innovation & Design Process (ID) - LEED for Homes Review

by chad from 100khouse.com  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:34 AM
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The first category in the LEED for Homes Checklist is the Innovation & Design Process. There are three sections in this category as follows: Integrated Project Planning (1 prerequisite / 4 points max) Durability Management Process (2 prerequisites / 3 points max) Innovation or Regional Design (4 points max) We’ll go through each section in detail with examples from [...]

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100K Image from GOOD Magazine

Magazine Love - GOOD Magazine Article on 100K House Project

by chad from 100khouse.com  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:38 AM
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I heard there was an article out in GOOD Magazine from a few readers that contacted me but didn’t see it until it was posted to their website today. Not sure if the issue is out in stores yet. Check out the full article here - http://www.goodmagazine.com/section/Look/bargain_builders For all of you up to date on our [...]

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Pardon Our Dust

by admin from materialicious  (design blog) — Jan 04, 2012 03:05 AM
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There are still some issues to work out around here regarding the redesign of materialicious, and I need to concentrate on them for the moment. Posting shall resume tomorrow (I think). Thanks for your patience.

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Postcards from Yo Momma

by modernemama from Beach House  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:38 AM
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Nothing to do with beaches, houses or Beach House, I just had to share. I'm still hysterically laughing at this one and this one, but my favorite is possibly [...]

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