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Torquay Concrete House

A beautiful concrete house on the Victorian surf coast in Torquay, Australia. Idealised by Auhaus Architecture, the 4 bedroom family house has been designed as a walled sanctuary, opening up onto itself and allowing stunning views onto wetlands and a golf course. The material palette is rich and textured, and the combination of concrete and warm wood works wonders. The use of brass details along with marble and wood, add warmth to the natural concrete mass, while also providing exquisite patterning. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows stretch over two storeys, allowing natural light to stream through, and the main living area opens up to a lush courtyard, while two downstairs bedrooms and a study take in a climbing garden on the south side. Upstairs a master bedroom overlooks the courtyard as well as opening up onto its own private roof-top garden. Check out the photos below



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TIE TEA CUP | BY GEORGE LEE | Image

TIE TEA CUP | BY GEORGE LEE

Another one of those "why didnīt i think of that" inventions. Tie Tea Cup is a genius idea by designer George Lee and solves that annoying of having to fish arround for your tea bag thatīs inevitably floating in your cup. All you have to do is tie the teabag to the tab, and you are set to go....
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LIFESTRAW | EMERGENCY WATER FILTER | Image

LIFESTRAW | EMERGENCY WATER FILTER

Lifestraw is an essential device for any hiker, camper, mountaineer or adventurer. The award-winning personal water filter enables users to drink water safely from contaminated water sources. So, if youīre lost in the woods or mountain an have no more water supply, Lifestraw provides you with safe, clean drinking water in any situation. Lifestraw doesnīt require batteries, filters up to 264 gallons, removes 99% of water bacteria and parasites and weighs only 2 ounc...
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PORTABLE GEL FIREPLACE

The modern loft indoor/outdoor portable fireplace is an eye catching piece. It features two floating panels held in place by a brushed nickel base that houses up to 3 cans of FireGlo gel fuel. When not in use you can replace the fuel cans with decorative candles....
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