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The Pond House | By Holly & Smith Architects

The Pond House is a magnificent retreat designed by Holly & Smith Architects. Located at Ten Oaks Farm in Hammond, Louisiana, the beautiful retreat is a 1,250 square foot, net zero energy house that sits over the edge of a stunning pond and overlooks a peninsula of ten oak trees that stretch out into the middle of the pond. The house is completely open with panoramic views to the surrounding landscape, the ground floor features an outdoor area that includes a fireplace and outdoor kitchen, that are perfect for entertaining family and guests.



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GIFT IDEAS | THE GLOBETROTTER | Image

GIFT IDEAS | THE GLOBETROTTER

Our roundup today is of some original gift ideas for the traveler who already has everything. From practical to just plain fun, here are some great products for your friend or family member that is a frequent flier. Stay tuned for more gift ideas. Check out some more photos and product details after the jump......
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CUTTING BOARD WITH COLLAPSIBLE BIN

This genius Cutting Board by Progressive International features a clever and functional design worthy of the MoMA Store (and yes, it is available there).  The Collapsible Bin and Board is the perfect solution for your frustration when chopping away, no more food prep scraps getting in the way of your edible food! The board features non-skid feet to keep it in place, and a detachable scrap bin....
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VINTAGE TOLEDO BARSTOOL

Another great vintage product by Restoration Hardware, the very cool Vintage Toledo Barstool. It is the perfect reproduction of the classic vintage draftsmans stool with the warmth of wood seating. This item is artisan crafted with meticulous care, it is handmade and hand-finished, making each item unique. Available in three styles, Distressed Black, Antiqued Green or Polished Chrome....
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