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Back Country House

Designed by David Maurice of LTD Architectural, the award-winning "Back Country House” is a stunning retreat located in the settlement of Puhoi, just north of Auckland, New Zealand. The two-storey residence plays on the uniquely New Zealand typology of the back-country hut, with a simple structure that comprises a timber frame, shed roof, terrace, and a metal-sided annex. The house comprises a single volume for living, cooking and eating, with shared open spaces, enhancing connection with each other, and to the surrounding environment. The highlight of the house however is outside on the deck, where an outdoor table peels away to reveal two parallel bathtubs fixed into the deck in front of the outdoor fireplace. Perfect.



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KERAMIKUS CERAMIC KNIVES | Image

KERAMIKUS CERAMIC KNIVES

Keramikus Kitchen Knives are a set made from special black ceramic zirconian dioxide materials that won´t oxidize, rust or disseminate bacteria. The black color derives from the fact that they stay longer in furnaces, which makes them also harder than their white ceramic competitors. The grips have faceted handles that contribute for easier handling and give them a minimal, industrial, modern and super cool look. Designed and developed by Art. Lebedev Studio, to mak...
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BOOKBIKE | BY BYOGRAFIA

Showcase your prized bike at home with the cool Bookbike by Italian design studio BYografia. The original piece of furniture is divided into two sections, on one side a typical shelving unit for keeping your belongings, the other craftily holds your bike. The unit comes complete with adjustable hooks to fit any size bicycle. Also check out a similar option, "Shoes Books and a Bike"...
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RINSER TOOTHBRUSH

How cool and clever is this? Winner of the prestigious Red Dot Award, the "Rinser" is a toothbrush with a Power Fountain! The original toothbrush features a tunnel in its handle that allows water to flow like a fountain. No more using a cup or bending down to rinse! The "Rinser" is expected to be available in November, but can be pre-ordered now for $22. source Watch the video...
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