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Chameleon Cabin / White Arkitekter | ArchDaily

Chameleon Cabin / White Arkitekter | ArchDaily | portage | Scoop.it
Mattias Lind, architect and partner at Scandinavian White arkitekter, has designed a house made entirely of paper – Chameleon Cabin – that changes appearance like a chameleon depending on which angle you view it from.
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Tourist heaven for thrill-seekers: the Alpine glass cabin over a 1 ...

Tourist heaven for thrill-seekers: the Alpine glass cabin over a 1 ... | portage | Scoop.it
world news - It is not for the faint-hearted or anyone afraid of heights. But if stepping into a glass cabin, over a sheer drop of over a kilometre, is your idea of fun, you will love the…
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Stealth Cabin by superkül | HomeDSGN, a daily source for ...

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“Sited on a lake near Bracebridge, this small-footprint family cottage was designed to integrate with its natural surroundings and minimize its environmental impact. The clients were torn between wanting a traditional log cabin ...
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eatdrinkTC | Culinary gift cards can be the most creative gift you give

eatdrinkTC | Culinary gift cards can be the most creative gift you give | portage | Scoop.it
Give your loved one the opportunity to experience Traverse City's culinary scene in ways they might never do on their own! gift certificate CSA Share. This truly is the gift that keeps on giving. Our first Christmas together I gave ...
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Fashion tips by Franceschetti Shoes: The Monkstrap Shoe

Fashion tips by Franceschetti Shoes: The Monkstrap Shoe | portage | Scoop.it

The monkstrap, mostly known as the shoe with the buckle. It is essentially a derby, not closed by laces, but through a side band which ends with a buckle. This model wraps the instep dressing it up to make it elegant because of the buckle, that gives it an authoritative touch … almost noble. It’s a shoe that carries with itself a certain charm: it was the shoe of the nobles between 1600 and 1800, but it is also the shoe of the Three Musketeers and that of the Pirates. Its origins seem to be, however, very modest. It seems to orginate from the monks’ sandals laced on one side.
Nowadays there are many versions: they go from the smooth leather versions to the brogued ones, and buckles can be from one to three. The advantage of this shoe is that it hasn’t the drawback of possible breakage of the laces, but it’s preferable to wear it with a straight and not too long pant, otherwise the buckle may get caught with the hem. It is for this reason that the monkstrap is very fashionable this season. [...]


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Grahame Edwards's curator insight, December 20, 2013 3:25 AM

Le Marche is a fantastic place to purchase a range of leather products; bags, jackets and of course, shoes.  

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A Rustic Haven for a Life Remade - New York Times

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A Rustic Haven for a Life Remade
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Most days, Alison Aldrich walks from her co-op in the West Village to the stately old building on Washington Square Park where she works as a professor at New York University.
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Lucid Stead: A Transparent Cabin Built of Wood and Mirrors - Colossal

Lucid Stead: A Transparent Cabin Built of Wood and Mirrors - Colossal | portage | Scoop.it
Part architectural intervention and part optical illusion, Lucid Stead is a recently unveiled installation by artist Phillip K Smith III in Joshua Tree, California. The artist modified an existing 70-year-old homesteader shack by ...
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Modern Log Cabin Shoot | Style Me Pretty

Modern Log Cabin Shoot | Style Me Pretty | portage | Scoop.it
There's nothing I love more than a modern approach to a rustic affair. And this, m'dears, is how it's done. With Nancy Liu Chin Designs, Mira.
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Rustic Wooden Alpine House is Powered by Both Solar and ...

Rustic Wooden Alpine House is Powered by Both Solar and ... | portage | Scoop.it
The rustic Alpine House by Pedevilla Architekten is made from locally sourced wood and powered by solar and geothermal energy.
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