Sean Godsell - Green house, Melbourne 2015. The renovation of a small timber cottage in the city center included the addition of a back house, creating an inner courtyard that connects old and new, which is accentuated with contrasting mullions for each structure. A series of operable skylights covers the new building, and two large light cannons added to the existing house (seen in the kitchen and bookshelf images), ensuring that the deep urban lot receives plenty of light. Via, photos © Earl Carter

Some English Words

corsair (n) - a pirate; a pirate ship; a privateer, especially one operating along the southern shore of the Mediterranean in the 16th-18th centuries

lintel (n) - a horizontal support of timber, stone, concrete, or steel across the top of a door or window

Cherbourg - a seaport and naval base in Normandy, north France

Caen - an industrial city and river port in Normandy in northern France, on the River Orne, capital of the region of Basse-Normandie

Rennes - an industrial city in northwest France

ordnance (n) - mounted guns, artillery

tenuous (adj) - very weak or slight

extirpate (v) - to eradicate or destroy completely  

stentorian (adj) - (of a person’s voice) loud and powerful

anthracite (n) - coal of a hard variety that contains relatively pure carbon and burns with little flame and smoke, a dark grey colour

mansard (n) - a roof which has four sloping sides, each of which becomes steeper halfway down

escutcheon (n) - a shield or emblem bearing a coat of arms

lobelia (n) - a chiefly tropical or subtropical plant of the bellflower family, in particular an annual widely grown as a bedding plant


Saving Canada’s Boreal Forest                                                        


STRETCHING from interior Alaska across Canada to Newfoundland, and sandwiched between the prairies and the Arctic, North America’s boreal forest is a mind-boggling 1.5 billion acres in size — bigger even than the vast rain forests of the Brazilian Amazon or the Congo. And despite the relentless pace of development and industrialization worldwide, 80 percent of it remains wild and intact.

But that doesn’t mean that this region of cold-hardy trees, lakes, wetlands and tundra is safe. Corporations have their eyes on the land’s plentiful resources of minerals, timber, oil and gas, and on the hydropower potential of its many powerful, untamed rivers.

The stakes become particularly vivid at this time of year, as spring slides into summer and billions of birds — an estimated one to three billion — arrive from the tropics to spend their summers in northern Canada raising their young before returning south in the fall.

Almost wherever you are in the United States at this time of year, the birds of the boreal forest bridge the distant reaches of our planet and your backyard. The white-throated sparrow, until recently tuning up his lilting song at your feeder, is now in northern Quebec serenading the wolves and caribou…

(read more: NY Times - Opinion)

images via: Boreal Songbird Initiative

Walk into the furnace by AshleySowter
Taken at Wai-O-Tapu, Thermal Wonderland, NZ. This is an amazing place not too far from Rotorua. There are thermal springs everywhere. Boiling water and gas escapes from the ground all over the place. It is like nothing I have seen before. The smell of sulfur fills the air.
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Two Woman Army [x]

1. Elektric People - The Lost Get Loud
2. MYPET - Tiger
3. Timber Timbre - Bad Ritual
4. Zulu Winter - You Deserve Better
5. Everything Everything - Cough Cough
6. Funeral Suits - We Only Attack Ourselves
7. Snowmine - Let Me In
8. The National - Demons
9. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Heads Will Roll
10. Foster The People - Are You What You Want to Be?

superwhatnow asked:

i keep havin weird dreams. last night i had this dream and it was like a commercial and it was like "this holiday season treat your beloved party members to the newest feast sensation - The TurKraKen! This nordic take on the TurDuCken involves a chicken, stuffed inside a Kraken, stuffed inside a turkey! You're sure to please (and stuff) the crowd and still have leftovers! Hell, invite your entire alignment and you'll still need all the storage space and salt in the region!" and i woke up hungry.

JESUS FUCKING CHRIST, YOUR DREAMS ARE AMAZING. Like- you should write them down and eventually publish a book of dreams

It’s kinda like my mum, she has super fucking weird dreams, like when i was like 4 years old and my brother was 2, my mom dreamt that we were out getting lumber and my brother had walked off (remember he is 2) and suddenly my mum and i can see a tree falling in the distance and an echoing voice yelling “TIMBER”

We're not doing anything at school today what was the point in coming all i've done is watch movies and try to keep my chill when my crush placed his hand on my shoulder and the people behind me keep building lego towers and then shooting them down so they keep hitting me and all my teacher does when they do this is yell "TIMBER" why am i at school what

Château Sous Les Nuages

More photos and full report here: http://www.proj3ctm4yh3m.com/urbex/2015/05/05/urbex-chateau-sous-les-nuages-aka-the-castle-in-the-clouds-france-october-2014/

Internally the building had some clear signs of modernization in comparison to the much older external architecture. Château Sous Les Nuages or the Castle in the Clouds appears to have been left empty with much of the belongings left behind. There are some hint to attempts to renovate the place post abandonment, tool catalogues and timbers and other building materials but this castle appear to have been left once again… https://www.facebook.com/Proj3ctM4yh3m/photos/a.576951175753436.1073741967.232703890178168/587599768021910/?type=1