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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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CIRCUIT WALL CLOCK

We love this minimal design created by Serbian Stevan Djurovic. The Circuit Wall Clock is a simple minimalist design that shows you the time with two subtle beams of light, on the outside of the clock a light shows hours, on the inside of the clock the minutes. Unfortunately this is still in concept stage...maybe put it on kickstarter Stevan?...
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STACK STOVES

Stack is a line of stoves born from a cooperation between La Castellamonte and Adriano Design. Stack Stoves feature the ancient tradition of ceramic stoves but with contemporary shapes. The bottom part burns the wood, whilst the top part lets the hot air waft out. Stack stoves are available in round or rectangular styles and come with a choice of bases and finishes....
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PHILIPS PASTA MAKER

Pasta lovers rejoice! you can now make your own fresh pasta at home thanks to this new Philips Pasta Maker. The handy kitchen contraption spits out your choice of pasta, simply add the ingredients, choose from one of the four included discs that determine the pasta shape(penne, fettuccine, spaghetti and lasagna) and in 15 minutes or less you´ll have your tasty pasta ready to enjoy....
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