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Twins: Houses in Five Parts
by William O’brien jr. 

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Twins: Houses in Five Parts
by William O’brien jr. 

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HEAD CASE WHITE SPRING CHERRY BLOSSOMS FLOWERS BACK CASE FOR APPLE iPHONE 4 4S

HEAD CASE WHITE SPRING CHERRY BLOSSOMS FLOWERS BACK CASE FOR APPLE iPHONE 4 4S | interesting designs | Scoop.it
HEAD CASE WHITE SPRING CHERRY BLOSSOMS FLOWERS BACK CASE FOR APPLE iPHONE 4 4S in Mobile Phones & Communication, Mobile Phone & PDA Accessories, Cases & Covers | eBay

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Ecellglobal's curator insight, January 10, 2014 4:02 AM

What is your favorite Flower? Let your iPhone showcase the calming beauty of flowers bring with this collection of Head Case Designs Flowers for iPhone 4 and 4s

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Balintataw: Guimaras: Touring the nearby Islands

Balintataw: Guimaras: Touring the nearby Islands | interesting designs | Scoop.it

Island hopping tours costs Php1500 and additional Php 500 on succeeding hours. Basically, you’ll be cruising along clear blue waters and visiting islets with patches of white sand and shallow shores good for skinny dipping, swimming


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The icy plumage of the Arctic

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Your turkey isn't the only thing that has beautiful plumage this Thanksgiving. So does the Arctic Ocean. Behold, the frost flower. Frost flowers in the sun. These spiky little bunches of ice form on thin and new ice in the Arctic Ocean.
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The Benefits You Get from Kissing

The Benefits You Get from Kissing | interesting designs | Scoop.it
Not only is kissing good for you, it also relieves stress and releases epinephrine into the blood.

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Mermaids' Tears - Huffington Post

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Mermaids' Tears Huffington Post Based on studies conducted by the Algalita Marine Research Foundation, there is six times more plastic by weight in the surface waters of this area than there is naturally occurring zooplankton, and no place in the...

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Gaye Rosier's curator insight, October 10, 2013 2:15 PM

Enough to make any mermaid cry...

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10 fish weirder than the fish in the 10 weirdest fish in the world list

10 fish weirder than the fish in the 10 weirdest fish in the world list | interesting designs | Scoop.it
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Two Passive Solar Gain Houses in Porthtowan by Simon Conder Associates

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Two passive solar gain houses built into the side of a hill in the English coastal village of Porthtowan on the Cornish coast by Simon Conder Associates.

The new buildings, which are partly buried in the hill to avoid obstructing views from properties higher up the slope, have a reduced impact on the landscape. Both are built into the 1 in 7 slope of the hillside, so the houses are single storey on the road side and two storey on the seaward side.

The two adjacent sites face south and this orientation creates two passive solar gain houses to minimise both the use of fossil fuels and energy costs. This has been achieved partly by fully glazing the southern elevations of the two houses and partly by using highly insulated, high mass construction for the remainder of the two houses.


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The Tsunami House by Designs Northwest Architects

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Designs Northwest Architects have recently completed the Tsunami House, located on Camano Island in Washington State, a waterfront home located on a 3,140 square foot site in a high velocity flood zone.

The 887 square foot main living level is be located 5′ above grade and the foundations are designed on pilings to withstand high velocity tsunami wave action. The lower 748 square foot space is designed with walls able to break away in the event of a storm surge.

The exterior materials of the house are durable and low maintenance; architectural concrete columns are left exposed and the exterior siding is a mixture of composite and galvanized standing seam panels and aluminum windows. The lower level floor is polished concrete with radiant in floor heat and the ceilings are covered with western red cedar to add warmth to the otherwise industrial feeling of the lower level...



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Je reste dubitatif face à la prétention humaine de maîtriser la forece des événements naturels...

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Tsunami House, located on Camano Island in Washington State, a waterfront home located on a 3,140 square foot site in a high velocity flood zone.

The 887 square foot main living level is be located 5′ above grade and the foundations are designed on pilings to withstand high velocity tsunami wave action. The lower 748 square foot space is designed with walls able to break away in the event of a storm surge.

Betty Fitzgerald's curator insight, January 9, 2014 6:06 PM

I'm helping friends on a beach cottage remodel. I counted, it's 132 steps from the beach. I dearly love Oregon's beach cottages. And I equally fear the Cascadia Subduction Zone! This looks awesome and er, expensive. :/

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Hundreds take part in skinny dip record attempt

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Hundreds of swimmers braved the cold autumn conditions on Saturday morning in an attempt to set a new world record for the largest number of people skinny dipping at once.

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[The 'Nextdoormodel' Project] 'Sun Kiss' | Viola Kögl by Emanuele Ferrari

[The 'Nextdoormodel' Project] 'Sun Kiss' | Viola Kögl by Emanuele Ferrari | interesting designs | Scoop.it


Emanuele Ferrari: "In my photographs I try to emphasize the beauty of everyday, small fragments of real life, with the naturalness in the foreground, but enriched with nuances." ©® nextdoormodel.it


 

 

The Nextdoormodel Project was created & leaded by

Emanuele Ferrari,

an Italian based photographer.


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125 Years of Awesome National Geographic Photos In One Book | FastCoDesign.com

125 Years of Awesome National Geographic Photos In One Book | FastCoDesign.com | interesting designs | Scoop.it

Since 1888, National Geographic magazine has provided readers with an escape to the most obscure and fantastical places on Earth and now, in honor of the magazine's 125th anniversary, Taschen has published National Geographic: Around the World in 125 Years. The 1,468 pages of photos in this three-volume tour through the magazine's history are nearly as rich and breathtaking as the planet they document.


The photographs--many previously unpublished--range from black-and-white to Kodachromes to digital, chronicling the evolution of the magazine’s classic photo-essay medium. Volume I presents a comprehensive tour of the Americas and Antarctica. Volume II covers the wonders of Europe and Africa, and Volume III crosses the Indian Ocean to explore Asia and Oceania. As American author Douglas Brinkley writes in an introductory essay, "The hope, as ever, is that providing unforgettable pictures of and commentary on the Earth--and all that is in it and beyond it--will continue to spark a passion for protection.”


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VW Camper Hire Sales and Volkswagen Campervan Rental

VW Camper Hire Sales and Volkswagen Campervan Rental | interesting designs | Scoop.it
VW camper hire based near London. For rental and sales of VW camper vans, in the UK, whether for a touring holiday or honeymoon, choose Snailtrail, specialists in retro campervan hire. All vehicles 2006 registered.

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How to Take Stunning Sunset Photos With Your Smartphone ...

How to Take Stunning Sunset Photos With Your Smartphone ... | interesting designs | Scoop.it
Emil Pakarklis is a passionate iPhoneographer and the founder of iPhone Photography School, a blog about taking better photos with the iPhone. You can get in touch with Emil on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

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