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LOHAS

by shadmin from Slow Home  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:12 AM
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LOHAS - http://www.lohas.com/ LOHAS is an acronym for Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability, a market segment focused on health and fitness, the environment, personal development, sustainable living, and social [...]

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are we independent?

by paul from Austin ModHouse  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:32 AM
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we had a great fourth of july.  how do we celebrate independence?do we dress the dogs up in red white and blue?  wear a short skirt decorated with stars? (both of which sound like fantastic ideas to me, well... I am not saying that I will wear a short skirt ... maybe kat...

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Runners-up in Shed of the Year 2008

by noreply@blogger.com (Alex) from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:17 AM
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As we mentioned earlier, the voting for Shed of the Year was extremely close indeed. Second place went to Simon's pallet shed which we've raved about elsewhere on Shedworking (pictured above) and which attracted the attention of Treehugger's judge Lloyd Alter . In third place was the gorgeous Gar-Den . And Green Gables came a very creditable fourth. Read more about Green Gables at Verity's blog here but here's a snippet of what she says about it: "GG is my beloved writing shed, where masterpieces will hopefully be written. Hidden away at the bottom of my parents' orchard, it provides the perfect escape; a haven of solitude. I've been working away in GG since I was 15 [I'm now 26] when I reclaimed it from cobwebs and lawn- mowers. I named it Green Gables after Anne, my favourite childhood book! Structurally GG is your typical, ancient garden-shed complete with horseshoe. My parents' had it at their first house 30years ago. When I began converting it into my writing den, I painted the outside, got my father to help with the floor ... and began designing the interior. I have a desk, a mini- chest-of- drawers, a stool [for guests], plenty of shelves for my books, a radio, lots of candles ... and Virginia Woolf to inspire me! I like the clean, cream look of the inside, and it is the perfect spot for me to write. I look out across the orchard, and my pet labrador sometimes sits at my feet as I type! I am always eager to get "home" to Green Gables ..."

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A technical milestone

by Don (noreply@blogger.com) from Hus Langford  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:36 AM
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I am posting this from my MacBook Air on the exact site of our front deck. About 1.7Mb for those of you interested, a bit slower than at Ann &amp; Dave's, but perfectly good.<img [...]

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Round leg dining table

by creede from Grassroots Modern  (design blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:42 AM
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Ever since my wife and I got married, we have never really had a proper dining room table. Unfortunately with our new house, we still don’t really have a great spot for a decent sized table. We could however probably find a place for this nice little four seater from West Elm. [...]

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All the concrete has been moved!

by Don (noreply@blogger.com) from Hus Langford  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:32 AM
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I moved 30 bags from the end of the main path overland to our house. It was quite a haul; the way is pretty narrow, mostly uphill, and filled with rocks. Eventually, I cleared a few rocks, navigated a path, and got into a rhythm. But I'm gonna feel it [...]

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Winner of Shed of the Year 2008

by noreply@blogger.com (Alex) from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:23 AM
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There was a huge public response to the competition with more than 3,000 votes for over 900 entries in 12 categories but in a very, very close call the winner is the Rugby Pub owned by Tim from Sudbury, Suffolk. Designed and built by Tim himself, it has eight roof lights, an octagonal roof and double doors. Plus a full bar, three fridges, ceiling fan, running water and sea grass matting floor. And a hammock. But there's no television, no phone and, as Tim puts it, no shortage of liquid refreshment. You can see more pictures and details at readersheds.co.uk and keep checking Shedblog for more updates.Here are some comments from the judges: "This looks like great fun, and those trapezoidal windows in the roof! Not an easy thing to do, and the builder provided the best description. Great job, I want to have a drink there." - Lloyd Alter, Treehugger.com "Like the ceiling fan idea. If I had a shed like this with a bar in it I'd never leave." - Tony (2007 Shed of the Year winner) "Pubs and sheds. It feels like there's a natural link between them, two of the world's greatest building concepts which are far more than the bricks and mortar (or timber and felt) from which they're constructed. As soon as you step inside a great shed, you immediately have a warm and comfortable sensation, and that's exactly how you should feel in a great pub too. Bring the two together and - BINGO! - you've got a very worthy winner indeed." - Alex Johnson from Shedworking Look out for the International Shed of the Year and our photo competition winners later in the week. National Shed Week has been supported this year by Garden Buildings Direct (provider of the grand prize), The Cheese Shed and Make mine a Builders tea.

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Platinum!

by John Dwyer (noreply@blogger.com) from 5ive  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:34 AM
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Remember me? Yeah, I haven't posted since some time in the 90's I think. Last week we received the official stamped, signed, and in triplicate LEED Platinum Certificate. The first thing I did? Put a bag of potato chips on them. The next thing I did? [...]

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National Shed Week: What's top of your wish list?

by noreply@blogger.com (Alex) from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:22 AM
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Today's poll - see top of the right hand column for details - is all about those little extras in shedworking. What would you like in your garden office? Something green, something revolving or something relaxing? You can vote for more than one...

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Plan C

by Don (noreply@blogger.com) from Hus Langford  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:36 AM
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Woke up at 0530 and it was raining heavily. I called Willie, we decided to cancel this morning, and I went back to sleep. At 9 when I reawoke, it was drying up and the weather forecast now looks good for late today and tomorrow. Willie will take the early [...]

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