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6 Summer Bunk Bed Rooms Whether you have a large family or a busy summer house, a bunk room is an ideal solution for accommodating lots of guests. Here are some of our favorites. This nautical-inspired bunk room in a Hamptons home by Steven Gambrel features lots of room for storage with built-ins and under-bed drawers. Custom netting provides safety for the top bunks. An absolutely gorgeous bunk room from the Lerer House in Park City, Utah. This bunk room in an Alys Beach, Florida vacation rental home features a unique L-shaped layout for the beds. Coastal Living's 2009 Seawatch Idea House at Sunset Harbor, North Carolina featured this amazing bunk room for children.

Grassworks by Jair Straschnow - Jair Straschnow puts dovetail joints back in vogue with his new flat-pack collection Grassworks made from bamboo sheet laminate, currently on show at London's Aram Gallery. By / 30-09-2009 On the fourth floor of the Aram Store, a light and airy converted Victorian fruit and vegetable warehouse in Covent Garden, is the Aram Gallery, currently hosting the Grassworks project of Amsterdam-based Jair Straschnow. Straschnow’s production-ready prototypes are designed from bamboo sheet laminate as flat-pack delivery, self-assembly items. Israeli-born Straschnow’s designs are known for a simplicity that belies the work involved to reach such a level of edited consideration. Bamboo was chosen for its obvious sustainable qualities. The self-assembly pieces rely on traditional interlocking woodworking techniques and in particular on this occasion, a reworking of the dovetail joint. The next step is for Straschnow is to get Grassworks into production. Photography by Shira Klasmer Add to favorites

Spielwürfel Was ist ein Spielwürfel? Welche der Zahlen 1 bis 6 erscheint, ist dem Zufall überlassen. Darin liegt der Reiz des Würfelns.Der Würfel wird bei vielen Brettspielen verwendet. Er bestimmt oft den Spielverlauf. Es gibt 30 Spielwürfel topDas folgende Bild erläutert diesen Sachverhalt. Aussehen des Standardwürfels topEs gibt 30 Würfel. In der westlichen Welt ist nur der rote Spielwürfel üblich. Es folgen vier Puzzles zu den Spielwürfeln. Summe erraten topLösungMan beachtet nur die Zahl 1 oben und zählt die darunter liegenden Würfel. Würfel Puzzle top Rubik's Dice top Rubik's Dice ist ein schwarzer Plastikwürfel 7cm x 7cm x 7cm, der statt Augen kreisförmige Öffnungen nach Art eines Würfels hat. Man merkt bald, dass man das Puzzle nicht durch Probieren lösen kann. Man geht so vor: Man kann durch die Löcher in den Würfel hineinsehen und die Muster beider Plattenseiten abzeichnen. Jetzt ist die Lösung einfach. Weitere Würfelformen topDer Würfel gehört zu den fünf platonischen Körpern. Deutsch top

The Sifter’s Top 10 Homes of 2010 If you’re a regular reader of the Sifter you’re familiar with my real estate fascination. I love posting all types of homes. From the unique and interesting to the grand and opulent. Below you will find a collection of the Sifter’s Top 10 Homes from 2010. The Biggest and Most Expensive Home Posted in 2010 This staggering 48,00 square foot mega-mansion in the Cayman Islands was listed at a jaw-dropping $59 million USD! The Best Use of Limited Space [500 sq ft] Architects Darrick Borowski and Danny Orenstein show us that it’s possible to live quite comfortably in 500 square feet (46 sq m). The Most Exotic Home Posted in 2010 Located in gorgeous Phuket, Thailand, this stunning property boasts over 8,000 square feet of interior space and over 8,500 square feet of outdoor terrace space as well! The Craziest Penthouse Posted in 2010 It’s not surprising that the craziest, most outlandish penthouse posted in 2010 would be in New York City. The Coolest Retrofit Property of 2010

How does wood work? - Timber & veneers In this first instalment we're going to start at the beginning with a subject that is, surprisingly, often overlooked - the material we work with. At its most basic level the materials we use most of the time fall into two categories. The first is naturally occurring timber which is divided into two further subcategories - hardwoods and softwoods. The second category is made up of man-made boards which fall into three subcategories - plywoods, particle boards and fibre boards. The reason we're starting Basics with a discussion of these two very different material categories is because they require different methods of construction, an understanding of which is essential if we're to get the best out of our woodwork. Hardwood or softwood? Here's an easy to remember rule of thumb thats accurate for the majority of cases. Hardwoods tend to be deciduous meaning they lose their leaves in winter. Softwoods are usually coniferous and tend to keep their leaves all year round. How does wood move?

Moshe Safdie: Singapore Safdie Architects recent design, ‘Condominium at Bishan Central’, a 38-story residential complex in the Bishan district of Singapore. The structure specially provides air movement to individual units while the upper balconies provide ventilation. The cluttered blocks of vertical space helps blend in the connections with natures with personal access to outdoor gardens. Who would have known gazing at a mind blowing complex would personally release endorphins and dopamine? Posted in: Featured, Illustration & Art, New Media, SculptureTags: apartment, architecture, art blog, artist, Complex, empty kingdom, gallery, moshe safdie, singapore, website

Book Of Art January 18th, 2011 Books of Art by Isaac Salazar, a simple idea well executed. found at ffffound Luxury Villa Amanzi, Thailand by Original Vision Studio Luxury Villa Amanzi, Thailand by Original Vision Studio The Villa Amanzi by Architect firm Original Vision Studio is a stunning modern vacation residence located in the exclusive Cape Sol on the West coast of Phuket, Thailand. Villa Amanzi is a stunning six bedroom residence with a 15m infinity pool and breathtaking views over the Andaman Sea. This luxury villa enjoys a spectacular headland location along Kamala’s exclusive Millionaires Mile and captures cool gentle breezes all year round with uninterrupted sea views from every vantage point, in one of the most breathtaking locations Phuket has to offer. The contemporary design features ultra modern architecture and interiors that combine to provide guests with the optimal environment to relax and unwind in unspoilt luxury. Photograpghy by Marc Gerritsen & Helicam Asia Aerial Photography About Richard Barker Love Interior Design & Exotic Travel? May 19, 2011 | Phuket Thailand Travel | View comments

Mountains of Books Become Mountains I thought I’d seen every type of book carving imaginable, until I ran across these jaw dropping creations by Guy Laramee. His works are so sculptural, so movingly natural in their form, they’ve really touched me. His works are inspired by a fascination with so-called progress in society: a thinking which says the book is dead, libraries are obsolete and technology is the only way of the future. His thoughts: “One might say: so what? See Also INCREDIBLE 3D ILLUSTRATIONS JUMP OUT OF THE SKETCHBOOK Carving into the discarded stacks of books, he has created fantastic, romantic landscapes which remind us that though our fascinations and the value we put on different ideas have changed, we as a species have not evolved that much. “Mountains of disused knowledge return to what they really are: mountains. See more of his beautifully meditative works at Via:

DIY Design Community Photo: Matt Allison I know cabbage isn't everyone's favorite vegetable, but this recipe may just turn you into a convert. It's rich, luxurious and hearty, without being heavy like many winter variants, perfect for a evening… Continue Reading

How To Upcycle: Successful Tips for Changing Old Items into Creative Home Decor One of my all-time favorite ways to save money and bring elements into my home that have purpose and meaning is with upcycling, a.k.a. reusing / repurposing an item into another use or function. I’ve upcycled a lot of things around my home and shared the process and result on the blog, like my recent light to vase switch-aroo! Not only can you save $$$ in your pocket, but upcycling allows you to create something that is original and one-of-a-kind. Yes, you may have to think outside the box a bit, but in the end I’m sure you’ll be happy with the result. Since upcycling so many items around my digs, I thought I would share some tips and ideas on how to successfully change old items into trendy, fun, and creative new home decor. 1. One of my favorite ways to shop is with a $0 budget. Well by shopping your home. Sometimes the unimaginary can be made into something else. Or how about these old lampshades which Viv of The V Spot revamped with new fabric and ribbon? 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

The H-House by Axis Architects The H-House by Axis Architects, is a modern residence located high on Salt Lake City’s East Bench on Devonshire. The living spaces of the house are oriented towards the expansive views of the valley and the Great Salt Lake. This modern residence offers commanding views of the entire city and its surroundings. Extensive site research, client interaction, and space planning combined with an exhaustive design process created this successful and beautiful private home. The views and interaction between the building and the site was a key element of the program, with outdoor recreational space in the rear of the house and balcony areas on the west side.

the hothouse band DIY Meditation Temple Built from Salvaged Materials We could all use a peaceful escape from the bustle and stress of our daily lives, but not many of us have the luxury or time to hop on a plane and jet off to a secluded beach or private mountain cabin. But what if we told you that a similar place existed in your own backyard for a mere one-time cost of $28? Created by Aaron Westgate, this relaxing Meditation Temple is a pile of salvaged materials transformed into a beautiful retreat for quietude and contemplation. The one-person Meditation Temple is an exploration in micro-architecture and material re-use. Built entirely from salvaged materials, the folly became an exercise in utilizing familiar construction components in unconventional, yet visually striking ways: stacked chunks of 2x4s evoke corbelled masonry, corrugated galvanized steel hand-flattened and trimmed set off a sleek shingled rooftop, and tension-reinforced rafter-tail cutoffs form the distinct conical cover. + Yestermorrow Design/Build School