35 Cozy Reading Corners Making it Easy to Enjoy Every Book to the Fullest We realized we haven’t paid any attention to good books lately, which is why we decided to make a post especially for them. In our opinion, every home should be enriched by a bookcase, no matter how minimalist its design would be. Most people prefer reading in bed before sleep or taking a good book outside and find the coziest park bench. But what if you could have the perfect “erudition” place within your reach, conveniently integrated in your own crib? In this post we decided to showcase some of the most beautiful reading corners we encountered while researching for Freshome ideas.
Church House St Nicholas Church in Kyloe, Scottland was built in 1792. Now, after a massive conversion in 2002, the former church is now an amazing and spacious private home with five bedrooms, two bathrooms, two reception rooms, and two kitchens. More DIY Ideas: Creative Salvage Makeovers One of my favorite topics to blog about is DIY / Makeover project ideas. I really wish I lived in a house with a garage and/or backyard (instead of an apartment) so I could take on more of my own DIY weekend projects...but for now, I"ll just have to settle with scoping out other people's fabulous transformations for inspiration. I found this gallery via Sunset Magazine with some great ideas! Do you have any DIY projects in the works? Please share :)
Contemporary Lighting & Home Accessories Love the frames - perfect present for friends starting families! Very grateful for your fast and efficient response. S Rose, London Most Interesting Libraries of the World The Royal library Black Diamond at the waterfront of Copenhagen owes its name to the black granite from Zimbabwe used for the facade of the building. The name was used by the public first and has been adapted officially later. Design by the Danish architects Schmidt, Hammer & Lassen.
Ultimate Underground Home: Converted Nuclear Missile Silo « Dornob Like something straight from a science fiction or horror movie scene, this underground nuclear missile silo was once a dank, dark and deserted structure of interest to no one – until man saw past the pooled water and cracked concrete and began to build by hand the ultimate underground dream house for himself in the family. Occupying only a third of the nearly 20,000 available square feet of total military base, Ed Peden and his family live in a world of weird wonder purchased for a relative pittance at $48,000 and derelict for decades when he went to buy it. On the surface, former escape hatches now look like castle turrets and a shack-like structure is about all there is to mark the entrance to this domain. Fortunately for the family, the gigantic missile bay was an early model set horizontally in the ground – a parked rocket-loaded truck was designed to drive out, angle the rocket and fire if needed.
Buckle Up key holder by Thabto A Buckler of a Wall Key Holder! Get yourself fastened and get ready for a cute and pretty intelligent way of keeping your keys in order. This is the “Buckle Up” key holder for your rings and rings of keys which you’ve gotta hang up by the door or your bound to lose. Clever and Creative Tea Packaging Clever tea packaging and creative tea bag designs from all over the world. Cigarette Tea Bags Cigarettea are creative tea bags that look just like real cigarettes. [link] Ineeka Tea Bags Cool tea bags that have paper arms on the sides that fold out in order to make them into a single-use filter.
The Great Geek Manual » The World’s Most Beautiful Libraries I make no secret of the fact that I’m a hardcore bibliophile, but we’re a common enough lot these day. And the one sight that always makes me linger over a webpage is rows and rows of neatly organized books. So, in an effort to draw more like-minded read here to my little blog, I decided to round-up a gallery of photos of some of the most beautiful libraries I’ve ever seen photos of.
18 Weird and Wonderful Places To Live: Churches, Bunkers, Water Towers and Caves Lars Tunbjork for The New York Times The New York Times Magazine did a photo spread of some rather extreme conversions of churches, shipping containers and water towers and even caves, like the happy family shown above with an umbrella over the pool table to control the sand. We do our own roundup of TreeHugger favourites: Simple Ideas That Are Borderline Genius Looking for more about [term]? Simple Ideas That Are Borderline Genius part 2 Simple Ideas That Are Borderline Genius part 3 Simple Ideas That Are Borderline Genius part 4