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July 31, 2014

Concrete Cabin


From Beautiful Life:


"Nickish Sano Walder Architects sought to preserve elements of this Graubünden, Switzerland holiday home."


"From a distance Refugi Lieptgas looks like a traditional wooden hut. Taking a closer look, you will actually find that this cabin is made of concrete. The old barn that stood here previously characterises the appearance of the new building."


"By using the logs of the block construction as a formwork for the concrete a fossilized version of the old barn has been created. An unusual holiday home for two people – both romantic and modern."

July 31, 2014 at 08:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)

Tip-Top Tape Tip


Bet you can't say it four times in a row fast.

From the website:


Slide this neodymium magnetic tip onto your 1"-wide steel tape measure and it hangs on to steel surfaces by itself (attention electricians, plumbers & sheet metal workers) plus it has double top tabs so it will hook onto things above it, plus plus (here's the best part) it turns your tape into the longest pick-up tool on the planet.


Two for $3.95.

July 31, 2014 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

A note to our readers (from The New Yorker)


"Beginning this week, absolutely everything new that we publish — the work in the print magazine and the work published online only — will be unlocked. All of it, for everyone. Call it a summer-long free-for-all. Non-subscribers will get a chance to explore The New Yorker fully and freely, just as subscribers always have. Then, in the fall, we move to a second phase, implementing an easier-to-use, logical, metered paywall. Subscribers will continue to have access to everything; non-subscribers will be able to read a limited number of pieces — and then it's up to them to subscribe. You’ve likely seen this system elsewhere — at the Times, for instance — and we will do all we can to make it work seamlessly."

"Beginning this week, every story we've published since 2007 will be available on newyorker.com, in the same easy-to-read format as the new work we're publishing. Over the summer, we'll also provide a sampling of many of the older pieces that our readers keep asking for — including short stories by Alice Munro and Junot Díaz, Janet Flanner on Isadora Duncan, Calvin Trillin on the crime reporter Edna Buchanan, and Mark Singer on the magician Ricky Jay. We've also asked our writers to recommend favorite stories from the past, and those selections will be featured on the site and on social media throughout the summer."

It's not gonna get a whole lot better than that.

[via Richard Kashdan]

July 31, 2014 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)



Ultra low tech home security system.

30" x 18".



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The Writing of Stones (60)


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