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Conservation work in Roald Dahl's writing hut

by noreply@blogger.com (thealexjohnson) from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jun 27, 2017 01:05 AM
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The interior of Roald Dahl's writing hut and its contents were painstakingly transferred to the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre in Great Missenden in 2011 - the reconstruction was very careful indeed, including preserving the rubbish in his wastepaper bin and even the dust. To keep it in good nick, ongoing work is vital. Pictured above is the museum's archivist Rachel White, carrying out a bug inspection during a regular environmental monitoring session. Dahl’s iconic wing-back writing chair was a Parker Knoll and thousands of people sitting in it takes its toll, so it was recently refurbished by the Parker Knoll team and  Richardsons Re-Upholstery in Chesham And here it is, back in its usual spot. -------------------------------------------------------------------- Monday posts are sponsored by garden2office, the Swedish garden office specialists. Click here for more details .

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Viking Seaside Summer House

by Peter Secan from Gessato BlogDESIGN – Gessato Blog  (design blog) — Jun 27, 2017 01:04 AM
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When tasked with re-purposing an ancient concrete shell on the Contentin Coast in France, FREAKS Architecture opted for simplicity – crafting a high-functioning modernist shoe box that epitomizes living big in small spaces. This tiny, minimalist structure with a perfect gabled roof occupies a quaint rectangular footprint perched atop a rocky seaside cliff. The existing building […] The post Viking Seaside Summer House appeared first on Gessato Blog . More...

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The Light Phone

by admin from Gessato BlogDESIGN – Gessato Blog  (design blog) — Jun 27, 2017 01:04 AM
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We’re connected to the world more than ever before. Smartphones in our pockets give us access to every bit of information we need and don’t know we need. The whole internet, with both relevant and procrastinating-tier content, at the end of our fingertips. Smartphones are, in many ways, an indispensable tool. Light aims to change […] The post The Light Phone appeared first on Gessato Blog . More...

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Brilliant woodland pavilion pushes the envelope of timber in tension

by landscapevoice@gmail.com (Lucy Wang) from Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingArchitecture – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building  (design blog) — Jun 27, 2017 01:04 AM
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Architectural Association students of the Design & Make program are pushing the envelope on lightweight timber construction. In the program’s most recent annual project, students completed the Sawmill Shelter, an experimental pavilion that uses tension to hold the structure together and create a sturdy roof resistant to snow loads and wind uplifts. Located in Hooke Park of Dorset, England, the sculptural structure’s roof was built from locally sourced Western Red Cedar. The Sawmill...

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Biodegradable PawPods: a better way to bury your pet

by lacygcooke@gmail.com (Lacy Cooke) from Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingArchitecture – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building  (design blog) — Jun 27, 2017 01:04 AM
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Burying a beloved pet is never easy. But PawPods offers a thoughtful, biodegradable option with their bamboo and rice husk pet urns.

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This green-roofed cultural center in Sweden doubles as a vibrant public square

by lidijada@gmail.com (Lidija Grozdanic) from Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingArchitecture – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building  (design blog) — Jun 27, 2017 01:04 AM
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This green-roofed cultural center in Gothenburg doubles as a vibrant public square. The new Culture House, designed by Sweco Architects, grows like an outcrop from the existing hill and blends with the square to form a unified welcoming space. It was chosen as the winning proposal at the competition for the design of the new culture house in Bergsjön. The project aims to combine different functions, weaving storytelling, knowledge and recreation together like a "basket of possibilities". Its...

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Macron and Schwarzenegger throw shade at Donald Trump in new climate video

by lacygcooke@gmail.com (Lacy Cooke) from Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingArchitecture – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building  (design blog) — Jun 27, 2017 01:04 AM
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Donald Trump's campaign slogan "Make America Great Again" has become infamous - casually writing off the other 7.2 billion or so people on the planet. But recently elected French president Emmanuel Macron is calling on Earth's inhabitants to Make the Planet Great Again - and he got together with Trump foe Arnold Schwarzenegger to throw a little shade at America's president. Related:

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Volkswagen may offer more electric cars than any other brand

by carter.marc@gmail.com (Marc Carter) from Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingArchitecture – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building  (design blog) — Jun 27, 2017 01:04 AM
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Now that the "dieselgate" scandal is almost over, VW needs to revamp its image and find a new way to appeal to the "green" crowd. Diesel vehicles are now a dirty word, so VW is doubling down on another technology - electric cars. Over the past year VW has unveiled three new electric concept cars, which are a preview of its new family of electric cars, but a leaked powerpoint slide now reveals that VW is planning even more. VW recently revealed its electric car plans during a presentation, which...

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Cities rebel against Trump by posting climate data his EPA took down

by lacygcooke@gmail.com (Lacy Cooke) from Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingArchitecture – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building  (design blog) — Jun 27, 2017 01:04 AM
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Around two months ago the Environmental Protection Agency under President Donald Trump took down climate change information that had been on their website. American cities decided they didn't have to live with that lack of data. Around 14 cities have reposted the archived information on their own websites - including major urban areas like Boston, Atlanta, and Houston. Related: Trump to purge climate change from federal government

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The threatened Great Barrier Reef is estimated to be worth $42 billion

by amanda.froelich13@gmail.com (Amanda Froelich) from Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingArchitecture – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building  (design blog) — Jun 27, 2017 01:04 AM
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Due to unsustainable habits which are propelling climate change, the Great Barrier Reef — which is the largest coral reef in the world — is under immense environmental stress. As water temperatures rise, the coral expels algae living within, causing it to turn ghostly white (a phenomenon known as coral bleaching). Though consumers everywhere are changing their habits to reduce greenhouse emissions and prevent global warming from worsening, no one knows for sure how long it will take — or even...

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