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Sawmill House

The award-wining Sawmill House by Olson Kundig, sets the standard in design and sustainability. Set in the harsh high desert of California, Sawmill is a family retreat embedded into the tough, scrubby landscape, and uses sustainable strategies and reclaimed materials. Made from concrete, steel, glass, and using salvaged and recycled materials whenever possible, the industrial-modern house operates completely off the grid, and was inspired by the tradition of tents around a campfire. The house is comprised of three wings connected by the central hearth in the living area. Here, a 12-by-26-foot window wall retracts with the turn of a wheel, transforming the outdoor patio into the fourth "tent" around the fire.



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PLUCK | EGG YOLK EXTRACTOR

Pluck is another genius invention from Quirky. The handy silicone device helps you separate egg yolks and whites, quickly and easily with no mess! Simply place "Pluck" over the yolk of an already cracked egg, squeeze the silicone chamber, and release to suck the egg yolk up into it. Watch the video Also check out these other awesome Quirky products we have featured: - Ray Solar Power Charger - The space Bar - Plug Hub - Ste...
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INSTAFIRE

With Instafire, lighting a campfire has never been so easy, simply pour into a pile and light it, then place wood over the top! The unique formulation is both safe and effective with no harmful chemicals or vapors, it comes conveniently packaged for backpacking, camping, and emergency preparedness uses. What is amazing - it burns steady, hot and even in very harsh conditions, including 30 mile-per-hour winds, rain and snow. The leftover ash is an environmentally fri...
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BOSTON HOME

Developed by Alan Christ Architects, this stunning 4,200 SF house in located in Bostonīs South End. It is an unique restoration of an existing building which was constructed in 1899, and at first appears to be two contrasting houses standing side by side due to its unusual facade treatment. The interior also suffered a complete reconstruction with emphasis on an industrial look, with materials that are strong and bare such as structural steel, raw concrete, unpainte...
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