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Lofted Forest Home: Organic Curves & Natural Materials | Designs &Ideas on Dornob - StumbleUpon Good things come to those who wait – particularly in a work of uniquely detailed and highly curved architecture. Nearly a decade in the making, this structure by Robert Harvey Oshatz is much like a tree house – lofted toward the top of the canopy around it – only bigger, grander, more complex and curved than most any tree house in the world. The perimeter of the structure is pushed out into the forest around it, curving in and out to create views as well as a sense of intimacy with the coniferous and deciduous tree cover. The wood and metal detailing is incredible in its variety and customization – each piece designed to fit a particular form and function. Wood and stone carry naturalistic themes from the outside in and even the metal looks naturally rusted.

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The 20 Most Beautiful Bookstores in the World

The 20 Most Beautiful Bookstores in the World

[Editor's note: In celebration of the holidays, we're counting down the top 12 Flavorwire features of 2012. This post, at #1, was originally published January 31.] With Amazon slowly taking over the publishing world and bookstores closing left and right, things can sometimes seem a little grim for the brick and mortar booksellers of the world. After all, why would anyone leave the comfort of their couch to buy a book when with just a click of a button, they could have it delivered to their door? Well, here’s why: bookstores so beautiful they’re worth getting out of the house (or the country) to visit whether you need a new hardcover or not.
We are specialist dealers offering the finest and rarest antique maps of all regions of the world. Part of our collection of thousands of antique maps is available on-line. The antique maps and sea charts featured here are guaranteed authentic antiques that were printed hundreds of years ago, most of them as early as the 16th and 17th century. Each antique maps is provided with a certificate of authenticity. Antique Maps, Old maps, Vintage Maps, Antique Atlases, Old Atlases - StumbleUpon

Antique Maps, Old maps, Vintage Maps, Antique Atlases, Old Atlases - StumbleUpon