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The Amangiri Resort | Utah

Amangiri opened in October 2009 and is located on a 243-hectare (600-acre) expanse of wilderness in Canyon Point, Southern Utah, close to the border with Arizona. The resort is tucked into a protected valley with sweeping views over colourful, stratified rock towards the Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument. Architecturally, the resort has been designed to blend into the landscape with natural hues, materials and textures a feature of the design. The structures are commanding and in proportion with the scale of the natural surroundings, yet provide an intimate setting from which to view and appreciate the landscape.

Arrival to the resort is via a winding road that descends into the valley and leads to the central Pavilion. Built around the main swimming pool, the Pavilion embraces a dramatic stone escarpment. Within the Pavilion is the Living Room, Gallery, Library, Dining Room, Private Dining Room and Cellar. Two accommodation wings lead from the Pavilion into the desert: 16 suites are located within the Desert Wing and another 18 suites together with the Aman Spa are located within the Mesa Wing. Outward views from the resort look over the untouched valley surrounded by lofty bluffs.




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STANLEY ADVENTURE PERCOLATOR | Image

STANLEY ADVENTURE PERCOLATOR

The Stanley Adventure Percolator is a new way to get old school brewed coffee when you´re getting your outdoorsy moment. Made from stainless steel, strong, durable and rust free, it´s the modern way of getting a cowboy style cup of Joe. Large enough to make 6 pots at a time, its regular and understated look reminds us of the days when function ruled over form, so it looks rather simple while featuring a sturdy and rugged style. With a silicone heat resistant grip an...
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TITANIUM FUNNEL FLASK | BY VARGO | Image

TITANIUM FUNNEL FLASK | BY VARGO

No more spilling your booze! This sleek and rugged Titanium Funnel Flask by Vargo features an integrated silicone funnel that´s always there when you need it, simply fold it up when you need filling, then fold it down to sip comfortably.  The funnel also functions as a perfect spout to pour your alcohol back into its original container....
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UK PAVILLION AT WORLD EXPO 2010 SHANGHAI | BY THOMAS HEATHERWICK | Image

UK PAVILLION AT WORLD EXPO 2010 SHANGHAI | BY THOMAS HEATHERWICK

Developed by one of the UK’s leading creative talents, Thomas Heatherwick, the centrepiece of the UK pavilion is a six storey high object formed from some 60,000 slender transparent rods, which extend from the structure and quiver in the breeze. During the day, each of the 7.5m long rods act like fibre-optic filaments, drawing on daylight to illuminate the interior, thereby creating a contemplative awe-inspiring space. At night, light sources at the interior end of ...
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