Tree Houses. Fairy Tale Castles in the Air.

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We just received a copy of Philip Jodidio’s new book: Tree Houses. Fairy Tale Castles in the Air. A hardcover edition, published by Taschen, containing 300 pages, depicting 50 of the best treehouses from around the world.
Our first impression was big and beautiful. Continue reading

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Prefabulous + Almost Off The Grid – Your path to building an energy-independent home

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As most of you already know I have a strong passion for prefab and Eco friendly homes, so you can imagine how excited I was to receive a copy of Sheri Koones’s new book: Prefabulous + Almost Off The Grid – Your path to building an energy-independent home.

This 240-page hardcover starts with an inspiring forward by the environmentalist, actor and director, Robert Redford, followed by a wonderful collection of some of the most environmentally friendly and energy efficient homes across North America. Continue reading

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Exceptional Treehouses: Cabins In The Trees

Treehouse lovers, eco-friendly architects, and enthusiastic amateurs – if you’re looking for more inspiration, check out “Exceptional Treehouses” by author and tree-house builder Alain Laurens. This 192 pages hardcover book covers 30 gorgeous treehouse projects filled with beautiful watercolors sketches and photographs. Continue reading

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June 12, 2011
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Where Children Sleep: seeing the world through a child’s bedroom

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As a kid I had my own bedroom and I was allowed to decorate it as I pleased. Depending on my age and fashion it evolved from pink frills to rock concert posters and scented candles. I have three kids and once they outgrew the clouds and cartoon animal phase they too were given free reign over their rooms. Looking at the photographs in the book “Where Children Sleep” I realized how I had taken this for granted and how so many children around the world grow up differently. Continue reading

Nokia Pop Up Book: Promotional Pop

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OK, so I guess you already know we have a soft spot for unique pop up books; they’re whimsical and fun, and with a bit of smart design & planning and loads of creativity, these wonderful books will pop up to life as you turn the page. Continue reading

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February 8, 2010
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The LEGO Book

Packaged in a beautiful slip case with cutting-edge design, the fascinating, two-volume LEGO Book is full of images from the LEGO product line, video game, artwork, competition and collectible as well as from the group’s photo archives – many seen here for the first time – and inspiring ideas on how to make a variety of things from just a few bricks. Continue reading

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December 18, 2009
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Show Me How

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Show Me How: 500 Things You Should Know
Instructions for Life From the Everyday to the Exotic

Show Me How is a beautiful book by ‘The Curiosity Shoppe’ Lauren Smith and Derek Fagerstrom. It’s a work of art and a feast for the eye, where virtually every piece of modern life essentials, from ‘wrap a temaki sushi’ to ‘hug a hedgehog’, is presented in a highly informative step-by-step graphics. Continue reading

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Bestselling Books: Cabin Design

Whether you’re on a camping trip, a fishing vacation or a secluded romantic retreat – a small log cabin in the woods, by the lake or atop a mountain will bring you closer to nature. Here is our favorite selection of the best selling cabin design books, full of great ideas and gorgeous photographs of both luxury and rustic cabin design. Continue reading

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Bestselling Books: Prefab Homes

On an urban lot or the edge of wilderness, from prefabricated homes to recycled shipping containers, today’s modern prefabs combine style, practicality and sustainability. The prefab home is built in a factory, transported on the back of a truck and assembled on site, offering contemporary modular design for everyone. Here is our favorite selection of the best selling prefab home books, completed with glossy photographs, detailed house plans and full of inspiration. Continue reading

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Bestselling Books: Japanese House Design

From traditional to ultramodern, when it comes to minimalism – Japanese architects and designers do it better! Here is our favorite selection of the best selling Japanese house design books will inspire anyone who wishes to capture the beauty of Japanese aesthetic in interior and architecture design. Continue reading

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