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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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MINI MATERIALS

Mini Materials is like Lego, but with real materials! You can now channel your inner architect with these brilliant mini building materials, use stuff such as cinder blocks (made from real cement), bricks (made from real terra cotta), wooden palettes and wooden planks, even concrete mix to bring everything together and build some cracking looking constructions. The only thing holding you back is your own imagination. All the materials are 1/12 scale and available no...
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BELOW THE BOAT WOOD CHARTS

Below The Boat was imagined by an American couple that love the underwater world, hence the name…they propose wooden charts to embellish your home/office, mixing land and water, of well known spots… but not any wooden charts, these are bathymetric charts, that tell you in detail the water depth of what you´re observing, you get the land contour, really well defined, and then the water and its random shapes in blue. The depth effect is really cool, and it does captur...
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C4 PORTABLE GRILL

The C4 Portable Grill is a serious little grilling machine that goes just about anywhere you go, and will endure anything. Designed and built around the iconic ammo box, the tough grill is built from 12 gauge steel with a solid 304 stainless steel handle and 304 stainless steel hinges, making it able to take some abuse. In addition to using it as a small grill, you’ll also find it’s just as great as a small storage case or even a fire pit. After use, simply close th...
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