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Summer Retreat | By Avanto Architects

Looking for a place to escape hectic city life and reconnect with nature? So was Finnish designer Linda Bergroth, so she commissioned Avanto Architects this magical getaway, a unique combination of garden shed and greenhouse, with lighting, wood floors and solar panels to create her own private retreat located on a remote island in eastern Finland. Automatic glass openers were installed to control the temperature inside, and salvaged bricks were used to create the simple stairs. It also features a storage shed at the back made of Finnish pine. An idyllic place to retreat and recharge, with all that you need, a bed, books, a record player, speaker, potted plants, and inspiring surroundings.



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SHOVEL MASTER HANDLE

Every now and then we feature some great inventions, the "Shovel Master" is a very clever piece of equipment. Itīs basically an add-on handle, very easy to install and turs your ordinary shovel into a ergonomic shovel powerhouse. After installing, your shovel has dual handles letting your arms do all the work, this takes away the pain and strain from your back....
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AL HOUSE | BY STUDIO ARTHUR CASAS | Image

AL HOUSE | BY STUDIO ARTHUR CASAS

This spectacular residence was designed by Brazilian Architectural studio Arthur Casas. Located in Rio de Janeiro, the 5,200-square-foot dream house is set around lush vegetation and over the iconic landscape clinging to a slope of the Pedra da Gavea dome. The house features floor-to-ceiling sliding glass panels that open onto an amazing infinity pool with breathtaking views of the dramatic scenery.  More photos after the jump...
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TERMINATOR HYPER REALISTIC COLLECTIBLE FIGURE

Another gem from Hot Toys, for all you fanatic action figure fans, this is surely a must have. Sometime ago we featured another of their superb creations, the Batman hyper realistic collectible figure. Yesterday Hot Toys presented the new 1/6th scale DX T-800 collectible figure from the Terminator 2- Judgment Day movie. The advanced T-800 collectible is specially crafted based on the image of Arnold Schwarzenegger in the movie, highlighting the newly developed head ...
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