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Surreal Beach House In Dramatic Environment

Knowned has the Slaughterhouse Beach House, its located close to a well-known surfing spot in Maui and was designed by Olson Kundig Architects. Three "huts” were combined in order to complete this residence, each with their well defined purpose: living space, guest rooms and a general sleeping area. The landscape looks amazing and at a first glance the pictures could give the impression that perhaps the construction is not real.

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Lumir C is a candle powered LED lamp, it uses no plugs, no batteries, simply one tiny tea light candle. The innovative and beautifully designed lamp uses it a tea light candle as an energy source to power a LED bulb, clever. Shaped like a miniature lighthouse, Lumir C comes in two versions: Mood and Spot, the first can be used as ambient lighting, the second is designed to light up a spot on the room, which can be done by adjusting the direction of the LED. The magi...
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Seems like the latest tech developments are affecting furniture design. The Flatmate Secretary was conceived by Michael Hilgers for Magazin, it is only 5" deep, but when the top is folded out it has a workspace of 28" wide by 16.5" deep. With many using their phones or tablets as computers, this looks like a more than adequate work desk for a small studio or office....
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Built by the Xten Architecture studio, the OpenHouse lives up to its name as seen by the pictures. The elegant and beautiful interiors have full visibility to the outside world. The house was built on a challenging site, embedded into a narrow and sharply sloping property in the Hollywood Hills. The front, side and rear elevations of the house slide open to erase all boundaries between indoors and out, connecting the spaces to gardens on both levels....
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