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by Marshall Mayer last modified Aug 17, 2012 09:05 AM
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Big prizes for our 1,000th subscriber

by noreply@blogger.com (Alex) from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:20 AM
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Shedworking is fast approaching that magic mark of 1,000 subscribers (our baby sibling Bookshelf is a little over halfway there) so to celebrate we're offering a bumper pack of goodies to the 1,000th person to sign up to our RSS or email feed. Maybe you visit regularly but haven't signed up yet. Maybe you would like to recommend to friends that they try a daily dose of shedworking. As you're all keen readers, it's an old media book-based prize consisting of: * Walden by Henry David Thoreau, the book that started it all * Men and Sheds by Gordon Thorburn, the 20th century's iconic shed book * Using natural finishes by Adam Weismann and Katy Bryce, the last word in natural finishes * The Organic Garden by Allan Shepherd, a classic guide to green gardening * A Child's Garden by Molly Dannemaier, smashing suggestions to encourage the little ones to enjoy the garden We can send the winner every title or if you'd prefer mail them to individual addresses as presents with a pleasant card inside informing the lucky recipient of your benefaction. Many thanks to Emma Townshend for donating several of these prizes.

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i frammenti micro-mosaics by claudio silvestrin

by Justin from materialicious  (design blog) — Jan 04, 2012 03:04 AM
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I Frammenti (The Fragments) by Brix is a porcelain micro-mosaic (or, cube-tile) created by architect Claudio Silvestrin. Each mosaic is made of 5mm (1/5 inch) cubes and the space in between is equally proportioned. The mosaics are available in 8 non-glazed colors, 6 intense glazed colors and 4 mixes. © Justin for materialicious, 2008. | Permalink | No comment | Add [...]

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Was your garden office denied planning permission?

by noreply@blogger.com (Alex) from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:16 AM
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If so, please email me as there's a nice person from a national UK newspaper who would like a word for an article she is writing on just this subject. The same person is also after a case study of someone who is growing their home business from kitchen table to garden office, ideally with a good photograph to go with it.

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AMH crew expands and gets plucked up

by paul from Austin ModHouse  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:37 AM
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learn to play guitar and impress your friends, maybe not so much your brother.my friend jason has been out of town on business.  his family has found extra time so we struck an unofficial deal.  she holds the baby, the kids swim and play star wars legos and I cook...

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Les-cabanes.com

by noreply@blogger.com (Alex) from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:22 AM
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It's not exactly the French version of Shedworking, but for anybody who enjoys this site, I'll bet my bottom Euro that you'll spend several happy hours whizzing around Les Cabanes , Le site spécialiste des cabanes en France. It obviously helps if your French is up to scratch but even if you're still stumped by the gender of a kitchen there are many, many fabulous shedlike atmospheres and photos liberally scattered around the site. If you do know the gender of a garden, then head for the forums or the sections on the environment, books and DIY. Along the way you'll find treehouses, yurts, beach huts and naturally lots of cabins, huts and sheds. Best place to go first is the cabanes section where you'll find, for example, La gentilhommière du Bois Adam pictured above. An English version is under construction. Thanks to Annie Leymarie for the alert.

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Permanent Camping catches judges' attention

by noreply@blogger.com (Alex) from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:23 AM
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The always interesting Audrey Tempelsman from Dwell Blog asks why we like sheds so much. "Is it," she asks, "because they embody the no-more-than-you-need lifestyle that Blackberry-bound urbanites and eco-minded modernists long for?" That's certainly one answer. Her ponderings are aroused by the announcement of the results of the Australian Institute of Architects Small Project award. Among the commended projects was the rather attractive Permanent Camping, a 3x3m prefab by Casey Brown with copper-clad siding to fight off brush fires and lousy weather. It has two folding sides, a sleeping loft, kitchen and a copper-clad outhouse.

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Setback No. 375: Appraisal

by Shawn from Live/Work  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:35 AM
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Received a new appraisal yesterday. It’s better, but still short of what we needed to complete the project. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the lending process, here’s how it works: Banks will loan you a certain amount of money based on the appraised value of your project. To keep it simple, let’s say [...]

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How to grow fresh vegetables without a garden

by Becky Shankle from eco-modernism  (design blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:57 AM
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Earthbox is a great solution for urban dwellers who want to grow their own but don’t have garden space. I will have to try one out firsthand next season. At first glance it looks like a winner: optional wheels so you can move it inside for the edges of the season when nights get nippy self regulating [...]

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bottlestone

by Justin from materialicious  (design blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:51 AM
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Bottlestone, from the kids at Fireclay Tile in San Jose, CA. Cool. Via Transmaterial © Justin for materialicious, 2008. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags: countertops, glass, recycled, tile Feed enhanced by Better Feed from Ozh

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Edible container gardening seeds and supplies

by Becky Shankle from eco-modernism  (design blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:44 AM
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Edible container gardening seeds and supplies.

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