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Send Files of Any Size To Anyone with Sendly

Send Files of Any Size To Anyone with Sendly | Design | Scoop.it
Sendly. The easy way to send your big files.

Sendly is a new free web service which allows you to send one or more files of any size to your selected recipients, bypassing all email attachment size limitations. 

 

When sending multiple files they are automatically zipped before being sent and you get a notification email when your recipient has downloaded your file.

 

Sendly acts as an intermediary temporary store and forward service, sending to your recipients a link from where they can download their file. Files are kept for 10 days on the Sendly servers.

 

No registration required.

 

Free to use.

 

Try it out now: http://www.sendly.net/en/home


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Gareth Williams-Wynn's insight:

I have tried this service and it worked without a hitch. Not sure what their motivation is to supply this service free of charge.

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Webgrrl's comment, January 4, 2014 8:03 AM
doesn't look like its free..anymore
Robin Good's comment, January 4, 2014 8:06 AM
Thanks for reporting it Webgrrl.
Kathleen Mirin's curator insight, January 27, 2014 12:53 AM

Appsolutely excellent tool.

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All you’re doing is hiding the coloring of the building, picking up the darker colors of the ground, and the bark of the trees.

All you’re doing is hiding the coloring of the building, picking up the darker colors of the ground, and the bark of the trees. | Design | Scoop.it

"The engineering of the removable wall is such that Ketcham can open and close it by herself. “I’m in my 80s, and there’s no problem—no problem at all,” she says. “It’s really fun to have guests, and then open it for them, so that they get the whole effect. It’s fabulous because the house is right on the water.” She is also pleased to see that the house is being put to exactly the use she had envisaged. “When the whole family’s there, we can have 20 to 22 people on a regular Saturday night. And that’s every age, people from four years old to 84. It’s wonderful!”

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When working in a space with grandure as its natural environment, It is so surpassingly beautiful that any building you introduce to this landscape tends to diminish rather than enhance it. From a client’s perspective, that’s an important consideration before they risk their financial, emotional, and time capital to you as the designer. Remember ...... the greater the statement by the architect, the more egregious the blot on the landscape becomes.

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Webisode 10

This is "Webisode 10" by Trilogy Creative Studios on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.
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so simple ... so true

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Dallas Couple Builds Luxurious Shipping Container Home

Dallas Couple Builds Luxurious Shipping Container Home | Design | Scoop.it
One of the designers’ main goals was to build a home that was modern and unique. To this end they did not try to hide the fact that it was constructed using shipping containers. A lot of the interior as well as exterior walls were left in the original condition. The home also features concrete floors, an exposed steel structure, pre-manufactured steel modules, masonry and glass as primary design elements.
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A designers’ main goals is to create a home that is modern and unique, without trying to hide the fact that it was constructed using shipping containers. A lot of the interior as well as exterior walls were left in the original condition. The home also features concrete floors, an exposed steel structure, pre-manufactured steel modules, masonry and glass as primary design elements.

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Vaal River City, a new riverfront development pushing boundaries - Moneyweb

Vaal River City, a new riverfront development pushing boundaries - Moneyweb | Design | Scoop.it
A mixed-income and high-density development emerges.
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This has been dubbed South Africa’s “first post-apartheid city”, and is a private-public partnership with an expected construction cost of as much R11 billion for the total scheme.

The proposed development, which was unveiled to the media on Friday 15th May 2015, resides in a 250-hectare piece of land, spanning the upper end of Vanderbijlpark, Sharpeville and Emfuleni City through to Sasolburg and the Vaal.  Sedibeng has lacked proper investments, resulting in poor infrastructure and lack of proper job opportunities. On a social level, the dearth of facilities has led to residents travelling far to work, retail and healthcare amenities.

This is just the beginning for development in the old Vaal Triangle and is the first of 3 phases. The Vaal Dam is also earmarked for the next boom says Williams-Wynn the chairman of Vaal Marina rate payers and business association. The dam will become the "table mountain of Gauteng" and falls in-line with instructions from the departments of tourism. Williams-Wynn is busy with private-public partnership agreements in the area.

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Clean architecture

Clean architecture | Design | Scoop.it
Contemporary Forest Home Connected by Four Stone Walls - Imagine enjoying the soft summer air runs at a brisk breeze as you lounge by the pool.
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Simply. clean, elegant. Still works!

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4 Courtyard Houses by Think Architecture | HomeAdore

4 Courtyard Houses by Think Architecture | HomeAdore | Design | Scoop.it
Amazing single family residence designed by Think Architecture.
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By the clever use of courtyard, a high level of quality and privacy in the indoor and outdoor spaces was achieved.

With roof-landscaped a creative answer to the building regulation regarding sloping roofs one is able to see how the building-ensemble has a unique identity.  Four family homes on one larger plot, well executed.

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Northern Rivers Beach House by Refresh * Architecture | HomeAdore

Northern Rivers Beach House by Refresh * Architecture | HomeAdore | Design | Scoop.it
Contemporary beach house designed by Refresh * Architecture located in South Golden Beach, Australia.
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This project was part of a dual-occupancy development in a flood-prone area.The unit incorporates sustainable principles such as passive solar design, natural ventilation and economical use of space. This shows that good, clean yet simple architecture often works well and with a clever use of materials does not have to cost you and arm and a leg.

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M&M House by StudioMK27 | HomeAdore

M&M House by StudioMK27 | HomeAdore | Design | Scoop.it
Modern single family residence located in Brazil.
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Simple architecture with clean lines always works well. That fantantastic coffe table in the lounge requires wheels cause I know my maid would never clean under it.

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Trimble Releases SketchUp 2015 for a Faster, More Intuitive and Flexible ... - MarketWatch

Trimble Releases SketchUp 2015 for a Faster, More Intuitive and Flexible ... - MarketWatch | Design | Scoop.it
Trimble Releases SketchUp 2015 for a Faster, More Intuitive and Flexible ...
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Speaking to Athol Phillips of iRender, the South African distributer, he say SketchUps user community has expanded to more than 30 million unique activations in the past year globally.

Enhancements to SketchUp 2015 have been designed to deepen and enrich the user experience, while still keeping it intuitive. The new features make it easier and faster to create, access, share and collaborate on 2D drawings and 3D models. Most design practices in South Africa are now using SketchUp Professional as their primary 3D design tool.

Visit www.irender.co.za for more info

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Aqualevel – The new Drainage System now available for Sky-Frame Doors

Aqualevel – The new Drainage System now available for Sky-Frame Doors | Design | Scoop.it
The Aqualevel drainage system is the only purposely designed drain system to give you true level access. It has been designed for both residential and commercial applications and gives exceptional ...
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Great for wheel chair access. The Aqualevel system from Cantifix in the UK can also be extended to other door types or, with a surface channel drain, to provide drainage cover to all other areas of your project.
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forward thinking architecture develops floating responsive agriculture - Designboom

forward thinking architecture develops floating responsive agriculture - Designboom | Design | Scoop.it
Designboom forward thinking architecture develops floating responsive agriculture Designboom forward thinking architecture, a subsidiary ideas lab of JAPA, has strategized 'floating responsive agriculture,' a method to counteract the projected rise...
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Its a great idea where food milage and availability of land is an issue, but how could we utilize this concept in areas in Africa where we have an abundance of fertile land but limited resorces in the nature of skill and money. The use of hydroponics and aquaponic systems is not new to many of us but this form of verticle garden farming should be explored further.

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Tokyo boutique by Nobuo Araki sits inside an old swimming pool

Tokyo boutique by Nobuo Araki sits inside an old swimming pool | Design | Scoop.it
Japanese architect Nobuo Araki has transformed an indoor swimming pool into a fashion boutique, retaining the empty pool's sunken shape and steel ladder
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A novel alteration

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Art Warehouse in Boeotia by A31 Architecture

Art Warehouse in Boeotia by A31 Architecture | Design | Scoop.it
Art warehouse, studio and gallery in Boeotia, central Greece by Athens studio A31 Architecture with a smooth, curved concrete exterior.
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The space created is open, friendly, solemn, and simple. It forms part of the nature as if it has been standing there for ages. It's dome, a timeless and interregional architectural coronation element spanning from antiquity to Modernism, interacts with the intimate space of the artists house, the "cell". I like it!

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A vanadium photo-electrochemical flow cell system for Solar Energy Storage Works at Night

A vanadium photo-electrochemical flow cell system for Solar Energy Storage Works at Night | Design | Scoop.it

Scientists have been working on ways to generate clean energy from alternative fuels. This research has a chance to rewrite how we store and use solar power. That’s the technology a materials science and engineering team from the University of Texas at Arlington has developed. They have successfully built a new energy cell that can store large-scale solar energy, even when it’s dark.

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So, in addition to being able to store energy through the night, approximately how much more efficient is the new solar energy storage cell compared to current solar storage systems? The researchers tell us, “Our system is different than the existing solar energy storage system; therefore, a precise comparison is difficult to make. However, our system has already demonstrated about 95% Faradaic efficiency and more than 10 times higher in peak Incident photon-to-current efficiency (IPCE) compared to conventional photogeneration of hydrogen, a widely accepted approach for solar energy storage.

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Is this the Safe House: A Solid Concrete Cube

Is this the Safe House: A Solid Concrete Cube | Design | Scoop.it

This property near Warsaw in Poland had the following brief. The need for security was the focus of the complete design and the result is an impressive concrete cube with no views to the interior when closed up tight, and yet when opened the clients are exposed to stunning views of their property. There is even a draw bridge that raises and lowers to become a bridge leading the roof of the pool pavilion. Nicknamed the "Safe House", the home is built with a series of complex and technical elements including sliding walls, a draw bridge and shutters that swing open all the way until they lie flat against the home's facade....

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Is this going to be a new trend in Africa?

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New contemporary style expected for Phase 2 of Vaal Marinas Crystal Lakes

New contemporary style expected for Phase 2 of Vaal Marinas Crystal Lakes | Design | Scoop.it

Stunning contemporary two-storey residence

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This is the expected style of design for Phase 2 of the Vaal Marina development in Crystal Lakes at the Vaal Dam in 2016

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Foam Street Residence | HomeAdore

Foam Street Residence | HomeAdore | Design | Scoop.it

Stunning single-storey private residence 

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Why I like using LFS systems in building, clean, elegant and STRAIGHT. Just because it is not in conventional brick, don’t think it is cheap. It is a far superior building system especially now that we must comply with energy energy efficiency regulations.

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Contemporary Architecture With Terrace Extension to Victorian Style Residence in Australia

Contemporary Architecture With Terrace Extension to Victorian Style Residence in Australia | Design | Scoop.it

Contemporary Architecture With Terrace Extension to Victorian Style Residence in Australia

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When working within a very narrow space it is usually difficult to create a feeling of openness. By letting light wash the walls through the use of clever design incorporating natural materials within the space, one is able to create both harmony and functionality

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Amazing Architecture

Amazing Architecture | Design | Scoop.it
15 of the most influential works of 20th century architecture
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Do you agree?

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Trellis shades courtyard of Pergola house by Apollo Architects

Trellis shades courtyard of Pergola house by Apollo Architects | Design | Scoop.it
Wooden ceiling beams extend beyond the walls of this boxy black house in Japan by Apollo Architects, creating a canopy above a secluded entrance courtyard.
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With energy efficiency regulations in place in the building industry it has become more difficult to achieve specifications. With the correct use of E Glass and clever screening like those portrayed in this design it should not be too difficult.

Visit us on www.the-architect.co.za to find out more

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From skinny skyscrapers to ‘pure shit’ architecture - Architecture & Design’s top 10 articles for th

From skinny skyscrapers to ‘pure shit’ architecture - Architecture & Design’s top 10 articles for th | Design | Scoop.it
In this compilation of the top 10 stories covered this month you’ll see award winners, projects and some interesting comments from the evergreen Frank Gehry about the state of today’s architecture
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Frank Gehry says today’s architecture is “pure shit” Interesting statement. Do you agree or disagree?

I rather like the River House in Minyama, Queensland by Gerard Smith. The design took three prizes including the program’s top gong: the ‘National Building Design of the Year’

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There’s An Amazing 3-Story House In Tehran With Rooms That Rotate

There’s An Amazing 3-Story House In Tehran With Rooms That Rotate | Design | Scoop.it
Tehran-based architectural studio Next Office are the brains behind the Sharifi-ha House, which features motorized rooms that pivot up to 90 degrees to face entirely in or out at the push of a button, depending on the occupants' mood or the weather.
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Great concept for energy efficiency

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wil-ma provides london with a climbable structure of urban sanctuaries - designboom | architecture & design magazine

wil-ma provides london with a climbable structure of urban sanctuaries - designboom | architecture & design magazine | Design | Scoop.it

Within the dense context of the present-day metropolis, it is easy to fall into the background of society. never alone and always together, the question arises asking, ‘when an individual wishes to escape back into oneself for a moment and be spiritual, where can we go?’ in order to compensate, people bury their faces into the screens of their smartphones or plug in their headphones to turn down the volume of the noisy city. the problem with this scenario is that as much as communities need extroversion to collaborate towards common goals, nothing is truly fulfilling the need for deeply personal introversion. but what if architecture could provide this desire for reflection?

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Situated in the grand union canal basin, north of camley street natural park,  this unusual or unrecognizable form has been applied to awaken ones curiosity and those passersby alike. Activating the senses, allowing people to see its mass rise above the train track of St. Pancras station, forcing you to touch the textures of its materials, and feel as if they’re truly within an environment away from the worries of urban life. Encouraged to climb the shafts and discover the unexpected views of london.

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SketchUp is no longer free for commercial use - WorldCAD Access

by Roopinder Tara, Tenlinks.com How do you tell the largest CAD user base in the world that they they are going to cut off? You don't. SketchUp, known and loved by millions, was revised late last year.
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SketchUp has grown to become, almost by accident and under all radar, the most-used CAD software in the world. It is, by CAD standards, ridiculously easy to use. Being free helped. Trimble says it has 38 million users.

SketchUp Make is the new name for our basic version. It’s available today and still free to use. With this change, we’re also clarifying that SketchUp Make is not licensed for commercial work.


Me ... I love my SketchUp Pro from iRender.co.za

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Movie: Rachel Armstrong on giant synthetic reef to stop Venice sinking

Movie: Rachel Armstrong on giant synthetic reef to stop Venice sinking | Design | Scoop.it
Rachel Armstrong explains how a synthetic "limestone-like" support structure could be grown underneath Venice to prevent the city from sinking.
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At my last visit to Venice this was a topic of discussion at my hotel. With this way of lateral thinking it's certainly a different way that one can use technology – the idea that confers inert materials with some of the properties of living things. Venice could engage itself in a struggle for survival against the destructive impact of the elements in which it is situated.

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