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Shed singers: John Williamson

by noreply@blogger.com (Alex) from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:16 AM
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The canon of songs about sheds is not a vast one - after Nick Drake's lovely Man in a Shed and Bob Davidson's I'm Gonna Live in My Shed you have to start scratching around a bit (if any of you know of more shed songs then please do leave a comment). However, Emma Townshend recently alerted me to a recording by Australian balladeer John Williamson (pictured) called The Shed. Lyrics below, you can buy a copy from his site: it's really nice and I'm listening to it as I type. Hey, did you ever wake up in the morning On the wrong side of the bed I bit confused and yawning You go straight out the back to your shed Yeah, all Australian boys need a shed A place where he can go, somewhere to clear his head To think about the things his woman said Yeah, all Australian boys need a shed A joint to learn to read an' write, to work on his bike at night To grow up as he likes, to grow anything under lights A place to keep his tools, nuts and bolts and drills To hang a hide, to hide the dry or hang to pay the bills Well my old shed, she leaks a bit, the roof is caving in Nothing that a bloke can't fix with a few spare sheets of tin The beams are old telegraph poles, white ants have eaten them She creaks and sways on windy days and leans towards the sound Yeah, all Australian boys need a shed At the back of the shed where the dogs are fed near last years bails of lucern Sticky tall green leaves came up from thrown out seeds All it took was bantam poop, I watered 'em once and they grew some They should be prime 'bout Easter time if no nosy neighbour steals 'em Yeah, all Australian boys need a shed To weld up broken gates, a place for all his mates To come 'round Sunday arvo' for a gin A place to make a racket, to find the pipe and pack it To think about the things his woman said Yeah, all Australian boys need a shed

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UPDATE ON '10 MOST INFLUENTIAL DESIGN BLOGGERS' POLL

by KNQ Associates (noreply@blogger.com) from Home Rejuvenation (by KNQ Associates)  (design blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:59 AM
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The call for votes for '10 most influential design bloggers 2008' has ended. A big thank you to all who've participated in this poll.The results will be out on Home Rejuvenation in a couple of days [...]

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Affordable Modern Kitchen Entry: Modern Bungalow

by Creede from Grassrootsmodern  (design blog) — Jan 04, 2012 03:06 AM
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Here is our first entry for the Affordable Modern Kitchen Contest. Check out the sweet DIY concrete countertops, and read about how they got a Sub Zero refrigerator for $640. We purchased this all original 1946 1190sq ft bungalow in late 05′ and knew that the kitchen needed to be completed quick… Seeing as we [...]

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3030 House - light framing has begun

by lavardera (noreply@blogger.com) from LamiDesign Modern House Plan Blog  (modern blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:21 AM
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The light gage framing for the exterior walls has begun, and a fresh coat of primer is going on the steel, good progress on the 3030 EcoSteel House.Just a quick update with new photos in a browser after the link below.Visit the 3030 House flickr group to [...]

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vashon island residence

by Justin from materialicious  (design blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:54 AM
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[Roy] McMakin, the artist-designer who is based in Seattle, is famous for tweaking archetypes of domesticity, from wing chairs to cottages, and blurring the lines between art and architecture in a variety of captivating and disquieting ways. This is a...

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EYE ON DESIGN: New Modern Plans

by Daniel Gregory from Houseplans.com Hot Sheet  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:19 AM
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Now Debuting on Houseplans.com are two new modern stock plans from our Exclusive Studio Collection. Bring Back the Breezeway Courtyard 1.0, an L-shaped ranch house by architect Ross Anderson, draws inspiration from the Bay Region Tradition and specifically the work of Northern California architects William Wurster, Joseph Esherick, and Willam Turnbull. Wurster and Esherick helped define the early modern ranch...

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book shop office

by lavardera from workalicious  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:22 AM
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by redjinxycat on flickr

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mobile workbench by maryearly75

by lavardera from workalicious  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:15 AM
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Rescued from a sign shop this big mobile cart has become both work bench and tool storage.

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Shopper’s Diary: OK in LA

by Ms. Admin from Remodelista  (design blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:58 AM
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From Julie: Good news for minimalists everywhere: OK in LA, one of the most refined interiors stores we’ve visited, has just launched OK the Store. Now you can shop online for Dosa tumblers ($4.25 each), teak wastebaskets ($60), and the Yanagi tea kettle ($125). Via Hoping for Happy Accidents.

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house and studio for a photographer

by Justin from materialicious  (design blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:52 AM
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Amsterdam. "For a photographer we designed a house combined with a studio. The light level through the whole house can be manipulated precisely with wooden blinds thus always providing her with the desired light. The multi-functional studio is situated on...

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