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Single Pole House by Konrad Wójcik, Denmark
‘The aim was to design a structure that would not have any footprint on the nature. Fully functional interior was intended for two people and if needed, in special occasions could be extended up to four. In order to provide as much as possible alternating threads stairs were implemented. This allowed fitting spacious interior into a compact and light from. Construction divides into 4 levels with a clear different functional program on each floor. This well equipped structure is a balance of comfortableness and practicality.’

Bosco Verticale - Milano

“Bosco Verticale  is a pair of residential towers in the Porta Nuova district of Milan, Italy, between Via Gaetano de Castillia and Via Federico Confalonieri near Milano Porta Garibaldi railway station. They have a height of 111 metres (364 ft) and 76 metres (249 ft) and will host more than 900 trees (approximately 550 and 350 trees in the first and second towers respectively) on 8,900 square metres (96,000 sq ft) of terraces. Within the complex is also an 11-story office building; its facade does not host plants” Wikipedia

PS1 believes in an idea that’s still a question.
—  David Benjamin, founder of The Living, the winner of last year’s Young Architects Program. Learn about COSMO, this year’s winning project designed by Andrés Jaque, now on view in the MoMA PS1 courtyard.
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Good wood - beautifully crafted, sleek and simple lighting from LA based studio Feltmark. The ‘Ellum Solar’ is an eco friendly solar powered light that is held in place by a magnetic wall mounted base that connects to the moveable case, allowing you to flip the light over and enable the solar charging. Apparently one charge lasts 6 months which sounds pretty decent. Now to remove all my old lighting…

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etsyfindoftheday | suggested shop: grannyabell | 10.19.16

varied embroidered colorful postcards by grannyabell

good evening followers!! alisha at chicago-based etsy shop grannyabell reached out to me sharing her creative, colorful, unique upcycled paper postcards, and i just HAD to show off a few of her rad designs. so cool right?! who wouldn’t love to get an adorable handmade piece of embroidered snail mail this fall … i know i would <3

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  1. Beach Rock Tree House

    Located in Okinawa, Japan, this cool tree house by Kobayahsi Takashi was constructed with the purpose of communicating with outer space.
  2. Cabin Tree House

    Located in the World of Living park near Strasbourg, Germany. The tree house cabin is propped up by seven asymmetric larch-supports.
  3. Dome Tree House

    Creative dome-shaped, wooden tree house by Michael Wielgus from Krakow, Poland.
  4. Harads Tree Hotel

    Tree hotel concept by Swedish architects Tham and Videgard Hansson. The mirrored surfaces blends this cool design into the environment.
  5. Tree House Restaurant

    This creative restaurant in Auckland, New Zealand was designed by Peter Eising and Lucy Gauntlett from Pacific Environments Architects.
  6. Lifepod Tree House

    Kyu Che hopes to create a fully functioning high tech mini capsule for modern living with his ongoing Lifepod project.
  7. O2 Tree Houses

    Dustin Feider and his company, O2 Treehouse, promote environmentally friendly tree houses that are built from 100% recycled or recyclable materials from sustainable sources.
  8. Tree House Hotel

    Eco-friendly jungle getaway located in the heart of Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary in India.
  9. Free Spirit Spheres

    Set among the trees of the west coast rainforest of Vancouver Island in Canada, these handcrafted spheres are suspended like pendants from a web of rope.
  10. 4Treehouse

    Posing as a Japanese lantern on stilts, this beautiful tree house by Lukasz Kos is located within the trees of Lake Muskoka in Canada.
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Andrés Jaque creates giant water purifier for MoMA PS1
Spanish architect Andrés Jaque has created a towering network of water-purifying pipes for this year’s courtyard installation at MoMA PS1 in Queens