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Fairy Tale Cottages

Okay here is something different. Cottages houses like what we feature today have been romanticized since the early fairy tales of Little Red Riding Hood and Hansel and Gretel and have a way of infinitely reminding us of gingerbread houses, and cookies, and sugar! What makes a cottage so distinctive from other small homes is its dark thatched roof, and the way it envelops the cottage like melted cheese. (funny how cottage cheese looks nothing like this) These homes were traditionally built by a waterfront and made out of logs or other natural materials.

The Richat Structure – Earth’s Bull's-Eye Imagine if you were an alien species intent on conquering the earth by force. Now, you might just appear over the various capital cities of the world and wait for your countdown to get to zero or you might, being a little timid of the explosive force that you are about to unleash, wish to do it from a safe distance. What you would need to look for, then, is a handy bull's-eye – on the bull's-eye that is the Earth itself. Look no further, alien invader. However, although to all intents and purposes it looks as if it could have been lasered in to the landscape the Richat Structure – (when not described as a bulls-eye it is called the outsized ammonite) is a completely natural phenomenon. The Sahara Desert, in which the structure is situated, does look rather featureless from above. It was for a number of years thought to be the impact crater of an ancient meteor strike against the Earth – as much because it has a high degree of circularity than any real scientific hypothesis.

DIY Wrap Bracelet You should all know by now that we are all about stacking bracelets on our wrists. The more, the better. In fact . . . the most, the best! With that being said, we’ll show you how to master a version of the ever so popular wrap bracelet. It’s so simple and addicting, you’ll soon be churning out these wristlets with your eyes closed. Clearly this arm party train isn’t stopping and it’s about time you get on board! You’ll need (for a double wrapped bracelet) :* Lengths will vary depending on the size of your wrist (see comments for suggestions). Fold the length of leather cording in half to form a loop. Place the ball chain along the leather cording with the end of the chain meeting the end of the wrap. Continue wrapping while checking it for fit around the wrist. When you have reached the end of the ball chain wrap the linen cording around the leather strands 2-3 more times. Thread the hex nut through the strands and tie a second knot. Trim with scissors and your wrap bracelet is finished!!

Underground Dwellings Get closer to nature by living in an underground home built from sustainable materials I’ve always wanted to live in an underground dwelling because it’s the closest I’ll ever get to living like a Hobbit, and it seems like the perfect place to go in case zombies attack. Most importantly, underground homes are very eco-friendly and are built directly into the earth, which means they take up less construction material and produce less waste. Here are 4 underground homes that get my “thumbs up” for being truly green and innovative: 1. This earthen home designed by KWK Promes has a grass roof that absorbs water and helps to regulate temperature inside the home. 2. Designed by Dutch architecture firm SeaRCH and Christian Müller Architects, this beautiful underground home located in a Swiss village has rooms that wrap around an interior courtyard, and they all get flooded with natural light. 3. This low impact woodland home was built in Wales by Simon Dale. 4.

UpCycled Window Shutters - DIY Inspiration Posted by ScrapHacker.com on fredag, mars 16, 2012 · 6 Comments Open your eyes to the possibilities of upcycling old shutters into new awesome creations. I’ve gathered a pick of 10 inspiring and doable DIY projects (most with link to DIY tutorials) to show you there’s no need to shut the door to shutter futures anywhere. Hope the ideas will inspire some scrap hacking action! Shutter Wall Olive & Love made the shutter wall in the pic below: DIY TUTORIAL – HERE! Shutter Coat Rack Old shutters and some hooks is all it takes to make your own shutter coat rack: Shutter Head Board Blogger Whitney of ‘Create Love Grow’ made the yellow head board in the pic below: Shutter Bulletin Board The Crafty Nest features a DIY Shutter Bulletin TUTORIAL – HERE! Shutter Store Window Decor Shutter decor in Paul Smith SoHo Store Windows were snapped by The Elegant Thrifter Shutter Wall Display Shutter Sidetable Shutter Screen or Room Divider Some high gloss paint in grey and black achieves a modern feel. Good Luck!

Milan’s Vertical Forest Wednesday, 12 October 2011 GreenMuze Staff Milan’s Vertical Forest from Stefan Boeri Architects. The Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest) will be the greenest building in Milan when completed, which is one of Europe’s most polluted cities. Designed by Stefan Boeri Architects, as part of their BioMilano vision to incorporate 60 abandoned farms into a greenbelt surrounding the city. Each apartment balcony will have trees (900 plantings are planned for the two buildings) that will provide shade in the summer and drop their leaves in winter to allow in winter sunlight. Visit: Via Inhabitat

Amazing Right Moment Captured of Zoo World The Wall of “I Love You”s in Paris How Olympic Athletes Party in London ???? Photo mania of Cutest Cat on The Internet by Ben Terode Lisa Kelly – A Cutest Truck Driver Amazing Right Moment Captured of Zoo World Posted on April 20, 2012 by Editorial Staff • 0 Comments It’s not just pictures of animals, it is moments of their lives. Ads by Google Filed Under: Odd Stuff ← Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – April 19th 2012 Beauty of High Line Park From New York → Latest Articles Leave a reply 25 Clever Ideas To Make Life Easier Via: amy-newnostalgia.blogspot.com Why didn’t I think of that?! We guarantee you’ll be uttering those words more than once at these ingenious little tips, tricks and ideas that solve everyday problems … some you never knew you had! (Above: hull strawberries easily using a straw). Via: apartmenttherapy.com Rubbing a walnut over scratches in your furniture will disguise dings and scrapes. Via: unplggd.com Remove crayon masterpieces from your TV or computer screen with WD40 (also works on walls). Via: athomewithrealfood.blogspot.com Stop cut apples browning in your child’s lunch box by securing with a rubber band. Via: marthastewart.com Overhaul your linen cupboard – store bedlinen sets inside one of their own pillowcases and there will be no more hunting through piles for a match. Via: realsimple.com Pump up the volume by placing your iPhone / iPod in a bowl – the concave shape amplifies the music. Via: savvyhousekeeping.com Re-use a wet-wipes container to store plastic bags. Via: iheartnaptime.net

Living-cum-Dining Inspiration Most city dwellers live in modest size apartments which don’t have enough room for an independent dining room. For those of you looking to accommodate these two rooms in a constrained space, this post should serve some inspiration. These visuals by conceptual designer Orlando Toro show excellent examples of spaces that integrate living with dining. Orange is the predominant accent color for the walls in this living /dining space. This graphic accent wall is funky but not overpowering. This orange sofa makes it known where the boss sits in the room. The living room furniture is monochromatic like the kitchen/dining area, but they are both complimentary. This open plan has an overall gray color scheme which ties everything in seamlessly. This checkered area rug defines the living space in this small open apartment. You can’t go wrong with monochromatic cream colored furniture to please the eye from one space to another.

handmade charlotte :: Bunk Bed Inspiration Revisited :: vintage + modern design for kids and moms Sleep­over Cen­tral via tra­di­tional home This bunk room in an Atlanta home designed by Suzanne Kasler serves as the hub of activ­ity for sleep­overs with friends and cousins. The bunks were wired to allow for read­ing lights above each bed. Mod­ern Triple Bunk Beds via ghis­laine viñas inte­rior design Ultra-mod triple bunk beds designed for a TriBeCa fam­ily loft by Ghis­laine Viñas Inte­rior Design–check out the site to see more of this amaz­ing space! Related

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