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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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ALUMINUM AND WOOD FURNITURE | BY HILLA SHAMIA | Image

ALUMINUM AND WOOD FURNITURE | BY HILLA SHAMIA

Israel-based industrial designer Hilla Shamia has created a beautiful collection of Aluminum and Wood fusion furniture. The unusual combination is achieved by pouring aluminum directly into the crevices and cracks of the wood, beautifully burning it and casting it into irregularly shaped wood pieces, and creating sleek pieces of furniture. The end result is gorgeous and no two pieces are identical. via...
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BLAZE TOWER

Built in a Kansas workshop, this is a true Made in America product called the Blaze Tower. They have brought together the best parts of a fire pit, charcoal grill, and wood smoker to a single brag-worthy centerpiece to any backyard or outdoor space. This is the ultimate outdoor essential, and the natural beauty of its raw steel suits any surroundings. Blaze Towers are precision cut from heavy duty steel and are designed to last a lifetime in the great outdoors, agin...
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HUPOMONE RANCH | BY TGH ARCHITECTS | Image

HUPOMONE RANCH | BY TGH ARCHITECTS

This beautiful eco-friendly ranch was developed by Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects. Located on 160-acres in California’s Chileno Valley, the Hupomone Ranch is owned by a young family with three children that had the dream of building a barn house that would reflect their commitment to sustainable farming. The main house spreads over 2.498 square feet and the interior has a close connection with the outdoors, the stunning light-filled open living area and huge...
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