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Kartasan House

Designed by Atelier Vens Vanbelle, this unique house in Ghent, Belgium, uses a 12 meter high oak tree trunk as a central structural column for its pentagonal plan. The owners, a musician and a painter, acquired this old building consisting of two floors and an attic, plus a courtyard separated from the street by a wall. The inner structure of the house was in a poor condition and the rooms were too small, so it was decided to keep only the facade and build a complete new structure in the house. Using a oak tree trunk as the backbone of the home, the architects built a series of mezzanine floors that revolve around the trunk to form a pentagonal plane. The open rooms connect to form a spiral staircase that rises through the house, room by room. The architects designed the layout so that the higher the room, the more intimate the function. The ground floor is used as a studio for art and music, the living areas are tucked into the upper levels, and the bedroom and bathroom are located at the top in the attic.



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ZEUS | SNOW SHOVEL AND BRUSH | Image

ZEUS | SNOW SHOVEL AND BRUSH

Zeus by Quirky is a shovel, brush and ice scraper in one. It features a handle that can be extended to form a full-sized shovel, a detachable snow brush, and the high-impact head can be used as a blade to remove ice from the glass. The size is perfect to fit in the car or jeep and is very handy for any unexpected situation. It even features emergency reflectors on the ergonomic handle, to protect you from oncoming dangers. watch the video Also by Quirky, chec...
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TUNTO POWERKISS | LAMP & WIRELESS CHARGER | Image

TUNTO POWERKISS | LAMP & WIRELESS CHARGER

Designed by Finish lighting company Tunto, the minimalist Powerkiss lamp has won innumerous awards. The innovative lamp features nine LED lights which will provide plenty of light for your desk, and PowerKiss wireless charging technology built into the base. To wirelessly charge any piece of technology simply connect the little ring adapter and place it on the base! The lamp is touch-sensitive, it has sensors for power and adjusting light intensity....
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OOD HOUSE

Conceived by two brothers who couldn’t find somewhere small, yet beautiful to stay on hiking trips, the Ood House is a 18sqm tiny home clad in mirrored glass to help it blend into its surrounds. The two-person prefab dwelling is made from steel, insulated glass and wood, and takes less than eight hours to build. It is clad in mirrored glass, giving you complete privacy inside, and helping it blend in with its surroundings, and project some amazing views, appearing e...
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