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Some people need more room to be quiet

by noreply@blogger.com (Alex) from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:22 AM
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We pointed to this story about the importance of shedowning to a happy marriage earlier in the week, but The Independent's marvellous gardening blogger Emma Townsend notes that the Metro newspaper took it a step further and asked a relationship expert, Nick Haynes, what he thought of the situation. "Relationship counsellor Nick Haynes agrees that a shed could be an important part of marital success. He said: 'The basic thing about relationships is that we are struggling with the paradox of how comfortable we are being intimate with another human being while at the same time wanting our own space and independence. Some people need more room to be quiet while others are happier sharing their emotions with someone else."

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Where is the prefab Henry Ford?

by noreply@blogger.com (Alex) from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:16 AM
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Bill Kratz made a heartfelt comment on yesterday's Comeback Cube post pointing out that the comments on the Apartment Therapy piece about Dwell on Design all dwelt on the most basic issue of all when it comes to shedworking - affordability. "No-one has yet realized the promised cost advantages of this approach. Where is the Henry Ford of prefab?" asks Bill. "A shed is the perfect laboratory to work on this problem. It is a microcosm of a somewhat larger structure suitable for living, but is simple and inexpensive (I know, I know, this is relative) enough for realistic experimentation." Are shedworking structures overpriced? Or do they actually reflect good value for money? I'd be very interested to read comments from shedworkers and garden office suppliers/manufacturers on this issue.

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BURST*008 - Home Delivery’s First Delivery

by from MoMA Home Delivery - RSS Updates  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:35 AM
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In the dawning hours of Thursday, June 5th, as the first slant of light surmounted the assorted plants, water reservoirs, and antennae that dot the roofs of Midtown’s skyscrapers, a wide truck, parked opposite the New York City Hilton on 54th street, just shy of Sixth Avenue, started its engine. On it lay the future of architecture, if not the world. Yeah, okay, on it lay the three sections of the BURST*008, the first of the prefab houses to be delivered to the site at MoMA. But you know, close.

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calvinflorian

by calvinflorian from 225 Corley St  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:34 AM
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If you’ve read any of what has been written in past posts you’ll understand the subject line of this post. We’ve been burned and we’re still a bit singed on the edges. There are a lot of dishonest people out there and we’ve found more than a few - from Jimmy Mills to fraudulent City inspectors [...]

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container cottage project moving right along

by Justin from materialicious  (design blog) — Jan 04, 2012 03:02 AM
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Recent photos of kt’s container cottage project have been posted at fabprefab. © Justin for materialicious, 2008. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us digg Want more on these topics ? Browse the archive of posts filed under All, Architecture and Interiors, Reclaimed and Recycled.

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New Mexico EcoSteel House - the observatory and the milkyway

by lavardera (noreply@blogger.com) from LamiDesign Modern House Plan Blog  (modern blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:20 AM
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I received another round of progress photos of the interior of the New Mexico EcoSteel House today. It seems to be moving right along. Also included were some spectacular photos by the owner of the observatory against the night sky.Be sure to stop by [...]

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Phone Tag

by Don (noreply@blogger.com) from Hus Langford  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:34 AM
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Willie and I have been playing phone tag. He's out in the wilds (with lousy mobile phone coverage), busy building, so he's hard to reach. I am a busy executive, traveling the world, etc....you get the picture. We've been leaving each other messages [...]

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Cold water

by modernemama (noreply@blogger.com) from Beach House  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:37 AM
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See that blue water? Pristine blue water? Do you want to know why it looks like that? I'll tell you. Because no one has put so much as a pinky-toe in there since we opened it a month ago. Why? Because it's a freakishly cold 62F, that's why.This year was [...]

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Small Cool Home Apartment Image

Small Cool 2008 at Apartment Therapy Blog

by chad from 100khouse.com  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:37 AM
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I just ran across apartment therapy 's fourth annual contest to find the smallest, coolest apartment called Small Cool 2008 . The requirements for being considered in the small category are that your home or apartment measure 850 square feet (79 square meters) or less.

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Stairway

by Jason Hammond from From the Ground Up  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:36 AM
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Working in the mudd. A narrow passage to the side yard. Dustin Halveson sites the area to make sure we’re getting everything at the correct elevation. A good trench and a solid base are key. We’ll also utilize this area to run some drain tile to channel the water from the hillside away from the house and [...]

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