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The Slender House

The Slender House by the MU Architecture studio, is the ultimate modern lake retreat. The stylish black lakefront home was integrated into a steep site in southern Quebec, blending into the natural setting, and overlooking a secluded bay and private boathouse. The house was designed as a contemporary interpretation of 1960s bungalows, it is covered in black wooden cladding along with areas clad in local granite, and features a bright interior with an abundance of light and bright hues that contrasts beautifully with the dark exterior. An open-plan kitchen and living room take up the central portion of the upper floor, with a minimalist décor that contributes to the dwelling´s refined aesthetic. There is also a sauna and training room with large glass walls that invite nature inside. A two-storey boathouse that sits on the water below is clad in black timber to match, and includes a kitchenette and a roof terrace accessible from an outdoor staircase.



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PLUM WINE APPLIANCE | Image

PLUM WINE APPLIANCE

Plum is a state-of-the-art wine appliance that preserves your favorite bottles for up to 90 days, plus it keeps them at the perfect temperature to be served. You can store two different bottles within its two separate compartments and you can have a chilled white in one side and a warmer red on the other. It uses high-tech cameras that instantly recognize the label of the bottle and adjust it to the winemaker’s suggested temperature. It also features a touchscreen t...
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VILLA IN FORMENTERA | BY MARIA CASTELLO | Image

VILLA IN FORMENTERA | BY MARIA CASTELLO

We recently featured a beautiful single level home and work studio in Spanish island Formentera Designed by Spanish architect Marià Castelló Martínez. This time around we feature another of her architecture masterpieces also in Formentera. The contemporary property nemed Can Manuel d’en Corda, features beautiful interior woodwork, exposed original stone walls, exposed original wooden beams, and fully utilizes the outside space creating inviting courtyards to relax....
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HIKING GEAR

If you´re an enthusiastic Hiker you´ll know the importance of packing a light pack. With this in mind, we rounded up some space saving gear plus some other essential items for your adventurous journeys. Stay tuned for more great roundups. Product details after the jump. ...
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