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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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I-SOPOD FLOATATION TANK

Let your anxieties and stress simply drift away... The i-sopod floatation tank, is the purest form of relaxation, it was designed to transport you to a world of absolute calm and tranquility. With itīs sleek and stylish look almost spaceship like, the i-sopod is an impenetrable silent sanctuary....
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MESA PORTABLE LIGHT

Mesa is a beautifully designed portable light that provides directed light like a desk lamp so you can see outdoors. Designed by Ravi Varma, an industrial designer, the sleek device is tall enough to work under and short enough to see over, aiming light downward at your work surface and not in your eyes, whilst lighting the area without blinding you. It shines down and bounces light off your surface, illuminating the surrounding area without glare. It is also lightw...
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BALMUDA TOASTER

The beautifully designed Balmuda Toaster uses steam to make toast taste bakery fresh! Winner of the good design award, the Japanese toaster ensures your toast comes out not only perfectly browned on both sides, but also still soft and fluffy on the inside. The smart appliance strategically controls when the heating elements turn on and off, while producing a steady stream of steam. There is nothing like a slice of fresh-baked bread, and the Balmuda boasts ...
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