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The Surf House By XTEN architecture

Barbie loves that life comes and goes in waves. In fact one of her favorite Kens is much like the tides of the sea. Coming & Going is simply what he does and she adores & respects him for always being real & true to himself. Unlike other dolls, her appreciation for Ken is like that for the ocean, Barbie just thoroughly enjoys the ebb & flow of his company. While she enjoys when she gets to see him a great deal it’s best not to try to lock down any spirit or make demands. You simply just enjoy the flow with people if you really care. A great way to enjoy to enjoy the ebb and flow of the ocean is in a beautiful Dreamhouse built with the surf in mind.

The Surfhouse is comprised of an abstract block of ebonized cedar. Located a near the Pacific Ocean in Hermosa Beach. The site is quite compact so the architects approached the project by subtracting the larger program areas from a solid volumetric form that conformed to the zoning regulations and sought to maximize space, light, and views. It was precisely their intent to create a sense of privacy and retreat for the home owners in a busy beachside area.

Would you enjoy the ebb & flow of where the waves take you in this Dreamhouse?

Barbie hope so!
Enjoy!
Kisses, m.

okay but AU (or not) where Kate’s ritual was fucking magic right?

so she didn’t only wind back the clock on Derek’s body, she actually swapped 15yo!Derek and 23yo!Derek

so post-fire Derek was suddenly awake in pre-fire Beacon Hills, wherever 15 yo!Derek had been. Except he wasted some time sleeping it off and having nobody come to rescue him, and then seeing his entire family there again, and telling himself it wasn’t real it’s all a dream nothing can be changed now. maybe he wasted time looking for scott, or stiles, or anyone in 2012. 

except that 15yo!Derek and 23yo!Derek are still connected, so when Scott the Alpha howled it still meant something to both of them and he knew he had to help and during the fight they used enough shifter magic energy to switch back and right the universe. And all that remains is young Derek’s confused “Mom I had the strangest dream” that the Hale house was burned down (“but you were all okay, the Alpha said that”), and some other kid calling him Miguel. That’s the change in Derek.

Or maybe it isn’t. Maybe Derek DID change the past, but it was just the “stone in a river” idea. Maybe Derek walked right into the Hale house, saw his family, told them about what was coming, about what he did after Paige, about Kate. Maybe everything we know about the Hale fire didn’t happen that way anymore, because Derek warns them. Maybe he thought he’d done all he could to save them this time. OR MAYBE Talia was gone and all Derek could find was Peter, Peter who says “I predicted this.”

So despite everything, the Hale Fire will always be a Fixed Point in Time. The details change but the events do not. 

Which is really just a fun way to talk about Derek getting deja vu before it actually happens. 22 year old Derek hears “Miguel” and feels deja vu, from a memory he had when he was 15 years old. Except that he hadn’t actually yet experienced that moment (except that he had), so when he hears it again later when he is 15 years old he has the same sense of deja vu. 

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I can’t even explain how it feels to work with people as cool and visionary as the Yarbrough’s. Above are images of the beautiful tile and stone we provided for their home which was featured in Elle Decor magazine (among other publications, I’m sure…). I mean— LOOK AT THIS PLACE!!! It’s just saturated in this special blend of classic, luxe, and eclectic… I feel so lucky to have been a part of this project and look forward to posting pictures of the project we are working on together now!! 😊 Www.instylecharlotte.com

I Don't Look Sick in Big Earrings

It’s not because I want to look flashy. I promise. I’m typically kind of shy and behind-the-scenes.

I grew up a tomboy at heart. In my adolescence you’d find me with a box of crayons or a football over a Barbie dream house any day. But as I’ve gotten older, some of that’s worn off. I’m still not crazy about wearing pink. But a good scarf, bangle bracelet or colorful necklace is a small piece of heaven for me.

Not because I have a point to make. Truth be told I bought the big chunky necklace for less than $20; the earrings were probably part of a BOGO special.

But as a patient, accessories don’t make me look sick. Nobody would guess the girl in the big earrings survived cancer.

Sure, accessories aren’t for everyone. And I definitely still have my “low-maintenance” days. A great pair of sweatpants and a headband are my best friends. Some days I don’t feel like dressing up. Some days I don’t even shower.

But, when it’s time to talk about cancer, you’ll find me dressed up. Hair done. Makeup applied. Big earrings dangling. I know a lot of other patients like this too. They head to the chemo chair after leaving the makeup chair. Although their insides are broken, their outside looks great.

Cancer takes away a lot, but it doesn’t take away everything. The day I was diagnosed, I didn’t become my cancer. I simply gained a new mission in life to fight cancer. My identity didn’t change because of my diagnosis.

There are many ways to hang on to the good things in life despite the bad. Beauty is one of them. It’s a way to add peace in the midst of chaos. Light in the midst of darkness. Sparkle in the midst of shadows.

It may be a sexy sequence dress or a tall pair of heels. Or, large hoop earrings typically do the trick for me. In the cancer world, hope comes in many forms. For me, it’s often found in the bling.

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DE HOLLANDSKE ARKITEKTER 

Arkitektfirmaet fra Holland HILBERINKBOSH, har fornyligt afsluttet dette interessante projekt, som er placeret i den hollandske by Utrechtse. Den prægtige villa går under navnet Dune Villa og er et moderne ”levende” hus, hvilket passer flot ind til det naturskønne område.

Huset er delt op i tre områder, som afgrænser sig mod gaden, fyrreskoven og en nærliggende klit. 
De vigtigste kvadratmeter af villaen, såsom stue, køkken, kontor, soveværelse, terrasse og bibliotek, er beliggende på første sal. Herved får man ved enhver lejlighed den bedste oplevelse af skoven.

Under etagen er prydet med en pool, som er lukket på alle sider med store glas skydedøre, der sikre en udendørs følelse i vinteren - i de varmere perioder kan poolen omdannes til en udendørs swimmingpool. 

Farven på det anvendte beteon er direkte afledt af det nærliggende klitsand. Dette er et yderst vellykket koncept, da den massive beton, bliver mere tro til de naturrige omgivelser.

anonymous said:

9, 37, 39 (:

9: Dreams: I’ll build my own dream house and have a job that I love doing!

37: First sexual experience: I dont remember exactly what, it was years ago. Lap dance I think

39: Fantasies: Dominance is everything

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