What are efficiency apartments?" An efficiency apartment is one of the smallest and least expensive apartment rental options on the market. Also called a studio apartment, it's an open space concept design that incorporates the sleeping and living space into one area. The other two main features of an efficiency apartment are an enclosed bathroom and a kitchenette -- a small, open kitchen area. Occasionally, efficiency rentals have no kitchen at all. The biggest advantage to renting an efficiency apartment is the relatively low cost. The cost savings over a one bedroom apartment can be anywhere from 15 to 30 percent. Choosing a studio apartment or "efficiency" over another option is typically a cost cutting move, and it won't appeal to everyone. Renters who are just starting out may have fewer belongings and be able to adjust to the limited accommodations best.
A Look at Eyeball Tattoos and Extreme Body Modifications At underground parties, it's not unusual to see people in novelty contact lenses, which can re-create the golden glare of a tiger or the blue-in-blue of a Dune Fremen. Some body-modders, however, wish to have their eyes permanently colored -- and are experimenting with a technique that makes this possible. "Eyeball tattoos" (technically, ink injections into the sclera or whites of the eyes) are a relatively new extreme body modification. They have garnered more controversy than Japanese Bagel Heads because the look is striking and irreversible, and the long-term effects on vision are unknown. To get a better understanding of the process and risks, I sat down with respected body modification artist Russ Foxx who has done a number of eyeball tattoos for clients. Located in Vancouver, Canada, he spends much of his time traveling around the world modifying people, performing, teaching and learning. Portrait of Russ Foxx by Syx Langemann What are the risks and effects? Black Eye Tattoos 1 of 17
Small Attic Loft Apartment In Prague The design of this modern loft conversion located in Prague, Czech Republic uses natural materials such as stone, brick and wood to enhance the flat and angular surfaces. Designed by architect Dalibor Hlavacek, the two-storey attic loft makes good use of limited floor space. The living room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom are on the lower floor. The upper gallery, accessible via staircase and a steel footbridge, creates an intimate space for the study, which can also be used as a second bedroom. Via: ArchDaily 10 Clever Architectural Creations Using Cargo Containers: Shipping Container Homes and Offices Cargo Architecture: 10 Shipping Container Homes & Offices Article by Urbanist, filed under Offices & Commercial in the Architecture category. With the green theme growing in popularity across every stretch of the world, more and more people are turning to cargo container homes for green alternatives for office, and even new home, construction. There are countless numbers of empty, unused shipping containers around the world just sitting on the shipping docks and taking up space. There are plenty of benefits of to the so-called shipping container architecture model. In other parts of the world, places like Odessa, Ukraine already have the the biggest shopping mall in all of Europe which uses stacked shipping containers to form alleys throughout the 170 acre site. This great example of shipping container architecture was created by architects Pieter Peelings and Silvia Mertens of Sculp(IT). This stunning home is almost like a piece of art that you can live in.
What leeches and ligers can teach you about evolution This is the first story in a four-part, weekly series on taxonomy and speciation. It's meant to help you as you participate in Armchair Taxonomist — a challenge from the Encyclopedia of Life to bring scientific descriptions of animals, plants, and other living things out from behind paywalls and onto the Internet. Participants can earn cool prizes, so be sure to check it out! If you aren't totally clear on what constitutes a species, or how scientists draw the line between one species and another, don't feel bad. Quite frankly, the scientists are a little shaky on this stuff, as well. That's because species aren't easily defined, and there's a lot of debate over whether an individual animal, plant, fungus, or bacterium belongs in one species group or another. But that hasn't always been the case. A lot of the language we use to talk about taxonomy today was handed down from the work of 18th-century European scientists. This is a leech. And so is this. Yup. "But wait!" Pictured: A liger.
cool spaces in donosti: COOL SPACES TOUR: Italian Rest in Notting Hill My love is sincere of this restaurant. Apart from the delicious food, I like rather than that the way they have added natural and artesanal touches in the decoration, as the food they cook. Just as in the kitchen and with truncs in mirrors. The use of the colour is another thing I like in this local. Enjoy the pictures! Este restaurante me gustó realmente. Enter your email address: Derinkuyu, or: the allure of the underground city My friend Robert and I finished reading Alan Weisman's The World Without Us almost simultaneously – and we both noted one specific passage. Before we get to that, however, the premise of Weisman's book – though it does, more often than not, drift away from this otherwise fascinating central narrative – is: what would happen to the Earth if humans disappeared overnight? What would humans leave behind – and how long would those remnants last? These questions lead Weisman at one point to discuss the underground cities of Cappadocia, Turkey, which, he says, will outlast nearly everything else humans have constructed here on Earth. [Images: Derinkuyu, the great underground city of Cappadocia; images culled from a Google Images search and from Wikipedia]. [Images: Derinkuyu and a view of Cappadocia; images culled from a Google Images search and from Wikipedia]. Some tunnels lead from building to building. [Image: A map, altered by BLDGBLOG, of an underground Cappadocian metropolis].
China's Abandoned Wonderland In Chenzhuang Village, China, about 20 miles northwest of central Beijing, the ruins of a partially built amusement park called Wonderland sit near a highway, surrounded by houses and fields of corn. Construction work at the park, which developers had promised would be "the largest amusement park in Asia," stopped around 1998 after disagreements with the local government and farmers over property prices. Developers briefly tried to restart construction in 2008, but without success. Use j/k keys or ←/→ to navigate Choose: A farmer carries a shovel over his shoulder as he walks to tend his crops in a field that includes an abandoned castle-like building that was to be part of an amusement park called "Wonderland", on the outskirts of Beijing, China, on December 5, 2011. A view of a vacant carpark in front of abandoned buildings that were to be part of an amusement park called Wonderland, on the outskirts of Beijing, on December 5, 2011.
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