Amazing Tiny House on Wheels: Truck Converted Into Gorgeous Solar Powered Off Grid Home The off grid home is truly a self-sufficient design providing energy via roof mounted solar panels. Built by Joseph Tayyar, this wonderful example of ingenuity and sustainability is a tiny house worthy of the name. How would you like to live in this? It doesn’t come cheap at $225k, but that cost is spread out over several years. Though this home is not quite affordable for many folks looking to move off grid right away, it does show what is possible with designing and building with recycled/repurposed vehicles, and high-technology. This tiny home is self-sufficient, and mobile. via: via: Images: Comments comments
IKEA Unveils Solar-Powered Flat Pack Shelters for Easily Deployable Emergency Housing IKEA Refugee Shelter - Gallery Page 7 We’ve all seen IKEA’s innate ability to transform any area into a cozy, homey space (just look at how comfortable their store displays are), and taking on disaster and refugee relief is a no brainer for the company. Until the IKEA collaboration, the UNCHR was only able to provide tents or converted mass-shelters for the influx of refugees into countries around the world. Prior to the IKEA collaboration, the UNCHR was only able to provide tents or converted mass-shelters for the influx of refugees into countries around the world. Now, with IKEA’s help, these displaced citizens will not only have privacy and comfort, but the dignity of having their own place. IKEA’s shelters come flat packed, making for the easy transport of lightweight plastic shelters at once. Assembly of the 188 square foot hut is easy and can be built in just four hours. The new IKEA/UNHCR shelters will make their first be deployed in Ethiopia next month. + IKEA Foundation Via Fast Company
This Compact Loft Space Is Filled With Hidden Features concrete have designed a compact loft hotel room with many hidden features, for a new hotel brand named Zoku. Their first hotel will be opening in Amsterdam in the fall of 2015. concrete’s description concrete has designed Zoku, a new hotel industry brand facilitating global living and working for the travelling professional. Zoku, which is Japanese for family, tribe, or clan, will disrupt and create a new category in the hotel industry. Zoku will have the services of a hotel and the social buzz of a thriving neighbourhood. Design: concrete
Cut Feather Shadowboxes by Chris Maynard Using feathers acquired from zoos and private aviaries, artist Chris Maynard creates delicately constructed shadowboxes that play with aspects of light and negative space. The artist admits to being “feather obsessed” and is fascinated not only with birds and flight, but with the color and texture of their plumage which he explores through his small dioramas. You can see much more on his website and Gerald Peters Gallery in Santa Fe will soon be showing some of Maynard’s larger work. (via Colossal Submissions) 10 Sentences That Can Change Your Life for The Better The power of a single sentence is tremendous.A single sentence can either make your day or in the same time ruin somebody’s day. It can change your mood. Just a few words put together, yet they make such big impact. But there are few sentences that can inspire us to change our life for the better. #1 “People aren’t against you; they are for themselves.” #2 “Climb mountains not so the world can see you, but so you can see the world.” #3 “You learn more from failure than from success; don’t let it stop you. #4 “The most dangerous risk of all – The risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later.” #5 “Go where you’re celebrated, not where you’re tolerated.” #6 “The person that you will spend the most time with in your life is yourself, so you better try to make yourself as interesting as possible.” #7 “If you accept your limitations you go beyond them.” #8 “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Your turn now…
Housetruck that looks like a Tiny House Last year I interviewed Rob Scott who builds these wonderful housetrucks that look just like tiny houses. If you haven’t had a chance to read the interview click here for that article. He recently finished yet another tiny house on a truck and he gave me the go to share it with you. One thing is for sure, Rob’s housetrucks sure beat living in a pickup truck. Enjoy the photos of the housetruck below then share your favorite part about it in the comments. As you can see this one is already equipped with a porch, plenty of windows, and a large sleeping loft. Built in porch is in the rear of the structure along with the front door. Stained glass has been used throughout the entire truck which makes it even more amazing. Also see Rob Scott’s Photostream on Flickr for more photos of his projects. Two other housetrucks that resemble tiny homes: There are so many creative ways to build your own little house.
Hivehaus Inspired by the hexagonal honeycomb structures built by honey bees to store honey and pollen within a beehive – HIVEHAUS® has been designed by Barry Jackson to be an ultra compact but extremely comfortable living space suitable for a wide variety of applications. Identically proportioned hexagonal cells can be joined together at any time by any or all of their six sides to create a modular cluster of connected cells or ‘Hive’. Each cell has an internal floor area of 9.3 m2 and is designed to be used as a specific work/live space i.e. office cell, lounge cell, Kitchen cell, sleep cell or bathroom cell, uniform internal partition walls (with or without pocket doors) can be added or removed as required allowing airy open plan spaces to become cosy individual rooms and vice versa.The flexibility of the HIVEHAUS® modular system permits easy bespoke expansion of the ‘Hive’ allowing it to grow with the individual users requirements. Photos by Barry Jackson. More info. here.
25 ideas fáciles y creativas para ayudarte en tu vida Desde como hacer un aspersor para regar el jardín con una botella de plástico, hasta como clavar un clavo en la pared con un peine para proteger nuestros dedos. Pasando por la genialidad de usar palillos chinos para comer ganchitos y así no mancharnos las manos del colorante de este snack. O quizás no has pensando nunca en hacer cubitos de hielo de la salsa sobrante de la pasta, una sencilla idea para reutilizar en cómoda dosis después. O también usar un destornillador cuando no tenemos embudo para echar el aceite al coche por ejemplo. Así hasta 25 ideas fáciles y creativas que te ayudarán en tu vida y no puedes dejar de conocer. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. Ya viste que son ideas sencillas y rápidas de aplicar. fuente: viralnova
The Bizarre Street Art of Daan Botlek Street artist and illustrator Daan Botlek is based in Rotterdam, Netherlands and is known for his strange form of character-driven street art. His generally simplistic, site-specific figures often interact with the space around them, passing in and out of unseen dimensions, shedding skin in the process. Kind of like morbid Keith Haring, no? You can see much more of his work over on Flickr. (via Lustik) 23 Funny Facebook Status Updates | Whether we’re laughing with people or at people, there are a lot of funny status updates on Facebook. Here are 23 prime examples… via via via via via via via via via via via via via via You may also like:
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An Aerial Kinetic Sculpture with 256 Helium Balloons Embedded with LEDs Cyclique was an aerial light and sound installation created by audiovisual artist Nohista and Collectif Coin for Nuit Blanche 2013 (previously). The array of 256 large white balloons was embedded with LEDs that blinked in sequence with various audio tracks and was further enhanced by the impact of wind which altered the layout and motion of the piece.