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The Bike Deconstructed

"The Bike Deconstructed” is a visually impressive book that provides an in-depth look of the modern bicycle in order to understand the design, origins, and evolution of each constituent part. On first glance, your bicycle might look pretty straightforward, but if you dismantle it, you´ll find as many as two hundred parts, each with a critical role to play. The beautifully illustrated guide written by bicycle guru Richard Hallett celebrates bicycle design and engineering and gives you an insight on what makes modern bicycles such marvels. via

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BANYAN TREE CORNICHE BAY | MAURITIUS | Image

BANYAN TREE CORNICHE BAY | MAURITIUS

This eco friendly resort located in Mauritius was designed by renowned architects Foster and Partners. The master plan is for a discreet and environmentally intelligent architecture that blends harmoniously with the lush and extensive landscape. The buildings are equipped with green technologies such as water collectors and solar panels. The striking wave-like, curving roofs are designed for optimum natural ventilation, and to collect rainwater for treatment and reu...
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PETIT ST VINCENT RESORT | GRENADINE ISLANDS

Petit St. Vincent is a 115-acre private island in the Caribbean’s Grenadines. This secluded private hideaway is one of the Caribbeans prettiest private islands, the resort is spread over 115 acres surrounded by two miles of white sand beaches. It features 22 discreet and simple, yet luxurious cottages. Above all however, Petit St. Vincent is a hotel for those determined on privacy, even the truly hermitic guest need never meet another visitor....
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BACKWATER HOUSE

Backwater House is the name of this spectacular property built next to a secluded lagoon in Norfolk, England. Designed by award winning practice Platform 5 Architects, the contemporary waterside house sits in a serene setting with panoramic views over a private lagoon. The unique timber framed house has three pitched roof bays, a separate boat shed, and a deep canopy that creates a sheltered outdoor area where you can enjoy the setting and the elements. The property...
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