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The Shack Weekend Retreat

If you live in a hectic city, at weekends you might feel like escaping to a place completely disconnected from technology, this might inspire you. The Shack is a weekend retreat designed by Broadhurst Architects for a family from the suburbs of Washington D.C., it is located on the southern slope of South Fork Mountain, near Upper Tract, West Virginia. The little rural structure is a cross between tent camping, and weekend cottage, it has no electricity (Oil lamps provide light), and features a rain collecting system that provides water for the outdoor shower. Heat is provided by a small wood stove that also heats water for the kitchen sink. The front facing façade of the building features a glass garage door that opens up to a cantilevered wood deck providing a breathtaking view of the beautiful and peaceful surroundings.

Also check out the amazing "New York cabin in the woods




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SWAMP COOLER | BY RUFFWEAR

When taking your fury friends on your backcountry adventures you can now help them beat the heat with this innovative cooling vest by Ruffwear. All you need to do is get the "Swamp Cooler" wet in cold water, wring it out, and fasten it on your dog. The cooling vest also reflects sunlight and ultraviolet rays for added sun protection. Other great products by Ruffwear: - Dog Packs - K-9 Float Coat...
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THE ECOSPACE WORKPOD

An efficient use of space and budget. The Ecospace WorkPod is a compact, ergonomically designed workspace for one person and is a contemporary, practical solution for home workers needing separate, but affordable year round workspace. With optional integral work station and storage systems, it creates a cost-effective and productive working environment....
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PLUM LIGHTPAD

Plum Lightpad is a new product that lets you smartly manage the lights at your home or office, it connects through the existing Wi-Fi network and also provides info on the energy consumption or even if one of your bulbs has burned and needs to be replaced. The app that comes with it also has some preset modes that you can customize to best fit your lighting needs, schedule its use and save some money on the process. Get your lights on just before getting home, dim t...
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