Roomy Remake: 40M Garage Home, Before & After [Photos] With only forty square meters of space and a single side that can access the outdoors, this little garage is an unlikely candidate for a home retrofit. Amazingly, a plan was made and successfully executed to convert the homeliest of tiny structures into an enviable abode. The before and after photographs of the renovation by Fabre/DeMarien are nothing short of astonishing – a nondescript, white-painted, corrugated-metal garage door that formerly folded upward was replaced with a warm pair of wood panels that slide past one another. Inside, a small forecourt opens up in two directions to access the interior – or serve as a secluded wooden-planked deck space when the front section is closed off to the street. ?
Glass door with a surprise Posted on November 23, 2010 in Bizarre Rate this Post (1 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5) Loading ... So... What do you think? Tetris Lamp Brings Nostalgic Puzzle Fun to Your Desk Tetris is just about everywhere--on your phone, your console, your PC, you name it. But everyone's favorite puzzle game is about to come to a new place--your desktop. Okay, this isn't the first Tetris-themed desk accessory we've seen--these sticky notes take that crown--but this lamp from toy-maker Paladone is made up of seven individual Tetris pieces (called tetrominos). Each of the seven individual tetromino pieces is not only fully moveable, but each of the parts also lights up when you stack one on top of another. This neat little twist means that you can rearrange the lamps design in as many ways as you can think of, and if you decide to rearrange all the pieces into a straight line, we're told the lamp won't dissapear.
Beyond Green Roofs: 15 Vertically Vegetated Buildings Vertical gardens bring lush, verdant life to even the coldest and barest of surfaces, both indoors and out. These ‘living walls’ are a big part of the future of green design and technology – they increase interior humidity, purify the air and provide a much-needed touch of nature in spare, angular urban spaces like airports, museums and shopping centers. From skyscraper farms to vertical parks, here are 15 green buildings with stunning vertical greenery, from 6-story elevator shafts to subterranean restaurants. Edificio Consorcio, Santiago, Chile Ronel Jordaan's Rock Cushions (by @baekdal) #design In late January I wrote about the cool looking rock cushions "LivingStones". Then Sian Eliot (from Willowlamp Studio) commented that the South African designer "Ronel Jordaan" has been making rock cushions for years. Naturally I had to investigate the case. I looked up Ronel Jordaan's website, contacted her, and found that she had indeed made rock cushions since December 2004.
Amazing House Built Across a River This rustic retreat was built right in the heart of Three Rivers, California near the entrance to Sequoia National Park where the enchantment of wildlife sightings runs wild. What also happens to run wild is the river that flows under this home, something that has never been done before or ever since! Kaweah Falls was originally designed in the 1940′s by one of Frank Wright’s very own students, but when the second homeowners moved in and remodeled they decided to add an addition to the home that floats over the river bank. Aside from a few cool interior features like a dining room with a glass floor view of the river, there is a footbridge over these waters that lead to a private deck where one can sit and listen to the sounds of fresh water skimming river rocks on the way down from a waterfall found right up the mountain. Choosing a vacation spot for these homeowners is definitely a tall order…but who would want to leave this place? Check out the video below:
Christmas Lights in 8 Bedrooms Posted by rd on Thursday, November 3, 2011 · Countdown begins before Christmas! And timely enough I’ve found these beautiful Christmas lights adorned bedrooms. Alpha Camera with 18-55mm lens Compact Camera Redefined Get your hands on a camera that fits in your pocket or purse, but offers the quality and performance of one nearly twice its size – the Alpha NEX-7. It comes with a massive 24.3MP APS-C sensor and a through-the-lens OLED electronic viewfinder. Choose the perfect lens, then give the Tri-Navi™ dials a spin for instant manual control. Topped it off with Full HD video and up to 10 still fps, the NEX-7 delivers. Best-in-Class Resolution