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Back Country House

Designed by David Maurice of LTD Architectural, the award-winning "Back Country House” is a stunning retreat located in the settlement of Puhoi, just north of Auckland, New Zealand. The two-storey residence plays on the uniquely New Zealand typology of the back-country hut, with a simple structure that comprises a timber frame, shed roof, terrace, and a metal-sided annex. The house comprises a single volume for living, cooking and eating, with shared open spaces, enhancing connection with each other, and to the surrounding environment. The highlight of the house however is outside on the deck, where an outdoor table peels away to reveal two parallel bathtubs fixed into the deck in front of the outdoor fireplace. Perfect.



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THE CASA SON VIDA | PALMA DE MALLORCA SPAIN | Image

THE CASA SON VIDA | PALMA DE MALLORCA SPAIN

Casa Son Vida a long-term project involving the Marcel Wanders Studio, Los Angeles and Switzerland-based Tec Arquitecture and developers Cosmopolitan Estates. This luxurious crib was inspired by a 1960’s Mediterranean villa although the design looks pretty futuristic. Located in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, the Casa Son Vida is the first of six world-class luxury villas planned on the island by Cosmopolitan Estates....
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HYPERDOG BALL LAUNCHER

Throwing a ball isn´t enough for you hyper active dog? Do you need more distance? With this cool Hyper Dog Ball Launcher playing fetch will be a lot more fun. No more dirty hands from the wet, dirty ball, the Launcher allows you to scoop it up for a hands-free pickup. The device comes with 2 tennis balls included and allows you to shoot the ball up to 220 feet in any direction. source...
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HUPOMONE RANCH

Hupomone Ranch is an original 160-acre homestead located just a few miles outside of the small Californian town of Petaluma. Designed by architecture firm Turnbull Griffin Haesloop, the property was neglected for 30 years, but has now been transformed into a stunning living space by the owners, a young family with three children. They wanted to build a barn house that would reflect their commitment to sustainable farming, that would incorporate seamlessly into the e...
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