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Lake Joseph Cottage

Lake Joseph Cottage is the latest project from VFA Architecture, their aim was to seamlessly blend this gorgeous property into the beautiful Ontarian landscape, respecting it and enjoying it simultaneously. We think this was beautifully achieved, the organic and relatively small structure does fill the low profile goal, but it also provides the comfort and fulfills the needs of those who will live in it. With optimal solar orientation and maximized lake views it also ensures both private and public spaces, with open spaces that are still weather protected so you may use them under poor weather. The balanced mix between different materials, such as metal, glass or wood results brilliantly and its more angular shapes enhance the modern touch the architects were hoping for.



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SOTO POCKET TORCH | Image

SOTO POCKET TORCH

Now here is something different, the Soto Pocket Torch, turns any rectangular 50-cent disposable lighter into a wind-resistant torch. The Pocket Torch uses the disposable lighter´s fuel and produces a blue flame that will reach temperatures up to 1300°C (approx. 2,300 °F). Oh, and the disposable lighter increases it lifespan by 60% when used with the Pocket Torch. watch the video...
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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...
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SKID Wooden Chef Knife

SKID is a new approach to one of the most important kitchen items: the knife. The innovative idea was to build it using a renewable and sustainable material as a base, in this case wood was the material of choice, the challenge came afterwards, to seamlessly put together the high precision carbon blade with the wood body successfully which they did. Made from Robinia wood, which is 3 times harder than oak, the wood occupies 97% of the knife´s body, leaving the metal...
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