Saturday, September 20, 2014

Norwegian Designer Stain Korntved Rudd Is Hand Carving A Beautiful Wooden Spoon Every Day For A Year...

The Norwegian designer and remarkable wood worker Stain Korntved Ruud is hand carving a simply beautiful spoon every day for a year.
He's completed over a hundred and thirty of them so far and you can see them all here.
You see, his lovely wife has organised a soup dinner for all their relatives and they have
rather a large family...






















Friday, September 19, 2014

Here's A Keep It Simple Stupid, Well Designed, Easy To Build Office, Sleepout, Spare Room Or Anything Garden Shed...

This is such a delightfully simple, easy and inexpensive shed to build.
You can build a KISS shed like this one in Hackney, on a limited budget and a short time frame. The simple framing timbers create ready made shelving and the shed is cladded with ply.
How simple is that.
The clear part of the roof allows natural light in and gives a welcome glimpse of the sky and the full-height doors retract and open completely allowing an unimpeded view of the outdoors.
Make it the right size and you'll probably get around any local planning restrictions too.
I'll see you at the shed party...




Thursday, September 18, 2014

Toyota's New Swiss Army Knife Of Cars Could Transform Into A Great Little Camper...

Toyota have just shown off it's latest Urban Utility Concept Car with its ultra-flexible interior designed to meet the a wide variety of needs.
According to Toyota the vehicle is the size of a car with the functionality of a small truck with the space of a cargo van.
So get out the can opener on your own Swiss Army Knife and start making some fun alterations to the family car... 










Wednesday, September 17, 2014

This Micro House In London's Islington Could Be Yours For A Lot Of Monopoly Money...

This extremely tiny 188sq ft house with only one room in London's Islington neighborhood could be yours for what may seem Monopoly money.
The asking price if you're interested in perhaps adding to Euston Road and Pentonville Road giving you the full light blue set is only $450,000.
So just imagine what the house that's billed as the world's smallest house would be selling for if it was in the dark blue set of Mayfair and Park Lane in the famous game of Monopoly.
The cute little, little, did I say little? I meant micro. The cleverly designed micro house situated in the highly sought after area of Richmond Avenue boasts a lofted bed area accessible by way of the kitchen counter top, a toilet in the shower and a platform that acts as both a living room and dining room.
And no sorry, there just isn't any space
to swing the proverbial...







Tuesday, September 16, 2014

These Damsels Are Not In Distress...

Looking more like some green-eyed aliens, these beautiful creatures that Romanian photographer Remus Tiplea found in his back garden are definitely not Damselflies in distress.
Spending much time patiently coaxing the little insects into position, Remus, a resident of Negresti Oas in Romania took these delightful close-up images.
More wonderful examples of Nature's beauty...