Replacing a Wall With Shutters

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It’s always great to see dwellings where the separation between the indoor and outdoor space is so minimal it hardly exists. One great example of that is this cottage in Utrecht, which features shutters along one entire wall. When these shutters are opened, light floods the interior of this cottage, and what’s more, they built it atop an existing foundation of another structure that once stood here. (more…)

By |June 2nd, 2016|Modern design|1 Comment

Caravan Becomes a Lovely Tiny Home

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We’ve seen trailers turned into tiny homes, so using a caravan for the same purpose is obviously not that big a stretch. Plus, caravans have the added bonus of being more whimsical in that it just takes you back to those fun carnivals you visited as a kid. At least that’s how I feel about them. (more…)

By |June 1st, 2016|Modern design|0 Comments

Sustainable Home Made of Straw Bale

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Architect Nicolas Koff recently designed and built a modern and very sustainable home near Hamilton, Ontario. K-House, as the home is called is eco-friendly from the ground up and built using prefabricated 15.75-inch (40-centimetre) thick straw-bale walls. According to the architect, building a green home is about more than just installing solar panels, and K-House proves that. (more…)

By |May 25th, 2016|Green Building|0 Comments

Gorgeous Furniture Made From Fallen Tree Branches

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There are a lot of ways to get “back to nature” some of which are readily apparent, while others are more unique. The beautiful furniture pieces made by Sebastian Errazuriz, a NYC-based designer from Chile, certainly fall into the latter category. He uses fallen tree branches to make bookshelves, tables, and more, while the idea behind his work is to recycle the wood in its natural shape, rather than processing it into some new and unrecognizable form. (more…)

By |May 17th, 2016|Furniture|0 Comments

Downsizing to a Mobile Office

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Downsizing makes a lot of sense not just for home owners, but also for business owners. The same question applies to both, namely how much space do we really need to live a good and productive life? The architectural firm Studio106 from New Zealand was recently faced with this question, when the renewal of their 1,022 sq ft (95 sq m) office space came up for review. Upon thorough consideration, they opted not to renew the lease, instead designing and building a mobile tiny office, which measures only 97 sq ft (9 sq m). (more…)

By |May 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Small Hydroponics System Brings Clean Air and Greenery to Your Home or Office

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The company Aqua Design Innovations has recently released the so-called EcoQube Air, which is a small hydroponics green house, perfect for those wishing to bring a little greenery into their apartment or office, which goes beyond just owning a plant. EcoQube Air also offers light therapy and provides oxygen. (more…)

By |April 5th, 2016|Green Tech|1 Comment