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Bowden House

Nestled into a spectacular clifftop in New Zealand with stunning sea views, this curved house celebrates the native bush and outdoor living. Designed by architect Belinda George the holiday home features a distinctive semicircular form, making outdoor living a key part of the concept. The unusual layout allows a casual lack of internal connection between living, sleeping and bathing space, and guests are forced to engage with nature when moving from one space to another. There is a living wing, with a kitchen, dining, and living room, and a sleeping wing, with three bedrooms, bathrooms, and a utility room. These are connected by a covered courtyard that separates the living and bedroom wings and provides a connection between the bush behind and the bush below. With a relatively small 162 square meters, the house is surrounded by 235 square meters of deck, making outdoor living a key part of the concept.



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DUTCH MOUNTAIN | BY DENIEUWEGENERATIE | Image

DUTCH MOUNTAIN | BY DENIEUWEGENERATIE

Buried beneath a mound of earth at a Dutch nature reserve is a woodland villa called Dutch Mountain designed by Amsterdam design studio Denieuwegeneratie. Only half the house is visible, the other half cuts trough a hill, this both camouflages and uses the earth as thermal insulation. The house as many original features, and is full of surprises, notable features are the vintage Jaguar transformed into a bookshelf, a teapot chandelier and skateboards used as stairca...
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OMNIJORE JORING SYSTEM | BY RUFF WEAR | Image

OMNIJORE JORING SYSTEM | BY RUFF WEAR

The Omnijore Joring System by Ruff Wear is ideal for any dog-pulling excursion such as skijoring, mountainboard-joring, skatejoring, bikejoring, or canicross. The Dog Harness offers a canine-specific design, strategic padding and five points of adjustability ensures the ultimate in comfort for your dog. Complete system includes dog harness, human hipbelt, and towline. Watch the video....
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HUT ON SLEDS

This tiny cabin is built on two thick wooden sleds so it can be towed off the beach and out of harmīs way. Designed by Crosson Architects, the Hut on Sleds is a holiday home built just over two hours drive from Aukland, New Zealand, and finds its shape inspired by lifeguard towers common on beaches around the world. The aesthetic is naturalistic, with unpainted timber evocative of wind and sand-blasted timber of beach-side structures. The fittings and mechanics are ...
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