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Summer Retreat | By Avanto Architects

Looking for a place to escape hectic city life and reconnect with nature? So was Finnish designer Linda Bergroth, so she commissioned Avanto Architects this magical getaway, a unique combination of garden shed and greenhouse, with lighting, wood floors and solar panels to create her own private retreat located on a remote island in eastern Finland. Automatic glass openers were installed to control the temperature inside, and salvaged bricks were used to create the simple stairs. It also features a storage shed at the back made of Finnish pine. An idyllic place to retreat and recharge, with all that you need, a bed, books, a record player, speaker, potted plants, and inspiring surroundings.



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LOOFTLIGHTER | FIRE LIGHTING TOOL | Image

LOOFTLIGHTER | FIRE LIGHTING TOOL

Ignite your BBQ in just a few seconds with the Looftlighter. This handy tool "fires" a hot airstream speeding up the heating process of your coals. You will also eliminate the chemical taste that comes from using lighter fluid and gas. No more waiting for 20 minutes at peak hunger time, before you know it you will have a roaring fire....
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FRIDGE MAGNET BOTTLE OPENER

We love a cool and handy kitchen gadget, this fridge magnet is great. Ever spent hours looking for the cap opener? well now that problem is fixed. The magnet is subtle and integrates well in your kitchen and doesn´t scream out (unless you choose the red version). Available in chrome, red or white....
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YUM YUM TOYS | LONDON | Image

YUM YUM TOYS | LONDON

We want to get our hands on these! They are not yet in production but Yum Yum are working on it. Yum Yum is a design studio based in London, they are Beth Algieri and Jonny Plummer, two designers with a common passion for creating new and exciting things. They make animation illustration and design, and as big fans of designer toys they created this wonderful collection....
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