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Blue Lake Retreat

The Blue Lake Retreat is a stunning waterfront house in Marble Falls, Texas, thatīs all about the outdoors. Designed by renowned architecture studio Lake Flato, they devised this modern residence, built into a cliff, on a vertical three-story metal structure designed around the property’s steep topography. The unique architecture provides guests a 180-degree view of the lake, the main living space sits beyond the trees in the homes top floor and is framed by a glass north facing wall, the two lower floors house four bedrooms with an incredibly spacious and open layout that allows guests to experience the stunning views from virtually anywhere in the house. All circulation space is located outside, with an open stairwell connecting all three levels, and outdoor patios, allowing users to further interact with the outdoors. The two-story boathouse mimics the design of the house.



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SOMBRERO JUICER | BY UMBRA | Image

SOMBRERO JUICER | BY UMBRA

We love a simple functional product...the Sombrero Juicer by Umbra is a clever, easy to use, hand-held citrus juicer. Simply place the juicer inside the bottle-top of your beverage container and quickly juice a lemon or lime right into your drink. The sombrero fits most standard water, soda, juice, and beer bottles. The device provides a healthier choice for flavored water without artificial flavors. ...
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QUINTA PATINO RESIDENCE | BY FREDERICO VALSASSINA | Image

QUINTA PATINO RESIDENCE | BY FREDERICO VALSASSINA

Designed by Portuguese architect Frederico Valsassina, this spectacular contemporary house is located in the private condominium of Quinta Patino, in Estoril, Portugal. The 7,535 square foot home features a 2-story layout with living spaces within a modular arrangement of several open air compartments cut out of the simple rectangular design. These openings give strategic views of the beautiful and abundant vegetation....
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DUTCH MOUNTAIN | BY DENIEUWEGENERATIE | Image

DUTCH MOUNTAIN | BY DENIEUWEGENERATIE

Buried beneath a mound of earth at a Dutch nature reserve is a woodland villa called Dutch Mountain designed by Amsterdam design studio Denieuwegeneratie. Only half the house is visible, the other half cuts trough a hill, this both camouflages and uses the earth as thermal insulation. The house as many original features, and is full of surprises, notable features are the vintage Jaguar transformed into a bookshelf, a teapot chandelier and skateboards used as stairca...
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