Furniture That Blends the Old with the New

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Traditional craft techniques have been in decline, and have mostly been replaced almost entirely by modern production methods. But in recently years we’ve seen some trends aimed at reviving some of them. Which is not a bad thing, since things that have been learned through trial and error and have stood the test of time deserve a place in the modern world.

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By |September 30th, 2017|Modern design|0 Comments

Large Tiny Home

This newly built tiny home for two in Australia proves that downsizing does not mean you must sacrifice comfort. It’s called Zen Tiny House, and it is quite large for a tiny home, and certainly big enough to accommodate the two owners, Nadia and Kester Marshall and their two Australian shepherd dogs. Nadia designed the home herself, and commissioned the local tiny house builder Sam Commerford to build it. (more…)

By |September 13th, 2017|Modern design|0 Comments

Quaint Tiny House With Modern Features

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Tiny homes are gaining in popularity, so the designs are getting more and more unique and fun. Gone are the days of one-room tiny homes made of wood, and I for one love seeing all these new creations. Such as this unique tiny home recently completed by the company Tiny Heirloom of Portland, Oregon. It was commissioned by a couple from Portland who wanted a small home with an old-fashioned feel to it. And I think they succeeded.
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By |September 1st, 2017|Modern design|0 Comments

Recycled Shipping Container House

It’s been awhile since we reported on a cool new shipping container home, but this awesome piece of cargotecture easily makes up for that. It’s called Kin Kin Container House and it was built using a disused shipping container that was already on the property when owner Troy Walker purchased it. Most of the interior furnishings are also made from recycled materials, so it’s an all-around winner. The home is located in Kin Kin, Queensland, Australia. (more…)

By |August 22nd, 2017|Container Design|0 Comments

Water Filtration Using Wood Fibers

 

One of the key components of living off-the-grid is an effective method of water filtration, and a team of researchers at the Swedish KTH Royal Institute of Technology has uncovered a simple and affordable way of doing that. They have developed a technique to filter water using wood fibers.
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By |August 16th, 2017|Green Tech|0 Comments

The City of Nanjing Will Soon Get a Vertical Forest

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When architect Stefano Boeri first came up with the concept of the so-called Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest), that is two skyscrapers clad in greenery, many people believed it would remain just a concept and never see the light of day. But now, a third Vertical Forest is to be built in Nanjing, China.
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By |August 12th, 2017|Green Building|0 Comments