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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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TIE TEA CUP | BY GEORGE LEE | Image

TIE TEA CUP | BY GEORGE LEE

Another one of those "why didn´t i think of that" inventions. Tie Tea Cup is a genius idea by designer George Lee and solves that annoying of having to fish arround for your tea bag that´s inevitably floating in your cup. All you have to do is tie the teabag to the tab, and you are set to go....
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THE CRIB | AN ENVIRESPONSIBLE SHELTER | Image

THE CRIB | AN ENVIRESPONSIBLE SHELTER

The Crib is a new concept that they’re calling "enviresponsible” — a miniature prefab that can be used as a weekend cabin, a backyard office, studio or guest house, yoga house or weekend retreat. The Crib includes a smal entry deck space acessed through an aluminumand insulated glass garage door that allows a connection between the interior of the crib and the landscape. You can choose from 2 models....
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FADEOUT CHAIR | BY NENDO | Image

FADEOUT CHAIR | BY NENDO

This is a very cool idea by Nendo, the appropriately named "Fadeout chair" has legs that seem to gently disappear s though the chair stands in a pool of mist or fog. The chair’s back and seat are wooden, and the clear acrylic legs are specially painted by craftsmen so that the wood grain appears to gradually fade away. Very clever...
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