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cjwho:

Summer houses, Lysekil, Sweden by Mats Fahlander | via

The two summer houses are located between two Fjords on the Swedish, northern westcoast. The site is surrounded by a nationalpark, the nature characterised by rounded rocks and leaning trees, bent of an always existing wind. Other houses in the area are mainly from the -50s and are rather in a summerhouse typology than the traditional sort for the area.

The house on one of the highets points in thea area was designed for one of the sons in a large family, his part of the families own household and a place for guesting friends. The other, smaller house was built for his parents. Together wit the existing house tthey form a group facing west and the sea.

The ground was left untouched so the houses floats above the rocks. Also above the rocks is it possible to walk around the houses on outdoor bridges and platforms, hanged from the facade. The contrast between the sometimes rough climate and the easy summerlife was the guide to the design of the buildings. A construction of timber is covered with nearly maintenance free materials. Painted parts are white according to the tradition of the coast.

Photography: Åke E:son Lindman

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fatchance:

Eastern bluebird (Sialia sialis ), in Chesapeake, Virginia. 

My brother-in-law has voice trained the resident bluebirds. He makes a whooping noise when he puts meal worms in their feeder to alert them that food is available. 

nok0706:

東大寺 猫段 by Eiji Murakami on Flickr.
Nara Todai-ji Temple , JAPAN

nok0706:

東大寺 猫段 by Eiji Murakami on Flickr.

Nara Todai-ji Temple , JAPAN

kyemunroe:

Worn marble staircase

kyemunroe:

Worn marble staircase

cabbagerose:

metal: millwood residence, venice beach, ca/tighe architects
via: archinect

cabbagerose:

metal: millwood residence, venice beach, ca/tighe architects

via: archinect

cabbagerose:

nestled in a garden:  sunken house/de matos ryan
via: yarazitronenblatt

cabbagerose:

nestled in a garden:  sunken house/de matos ryan

via: yarazitronenblatt

cabbagerose:

metal: joshua bell townhouse, nyc/charles rose architects
via: archinect

cabbagerose:

metal: joshua bell townhouse, nyc/charles rose architects

via: archinect

we-are-the-lotuskids:

Belvedere Gardens
Vienna, Austria

we-are-the-lotuskids:

Belvedere Gardens

Vienna, Austria

jillraggett:

Plants of the Day
Saturday 19 April 2014

Two bronze leafed performers in Beth Chatto’s magical woodland garden.

Left image - Polygonatum x hybridus ‘Betberg’ with emerging stems and young leaves stained chocolate brown, slowly fading as leaves mature. Here the foliage contrasts with Colchicum leaves.

Right image - Rodgersia pinnata ‘Superba’ leaves emerge as bronze highlights through a carpet of wood sorrel.

Jill Raggett

timdiggles:

Strawberry 2014
Through 2013 I put photographs of a strawberry plant which had attached itself to the wall of my ‘garden’.

timdiggles:

Strawberry 2014

Through 2013 I put photographs of a strawberry plant which had attached itself to the wall of my ‘garden’.

hortushorrei:

Happy Easter from the Hortus Horrei, Corte Eremo (Mantua).

Aquilegia vulgaris blooming now by the entry to the walled garden.

photoarchdesign:

Fence, Culver City, CA

photoarchdesign:

Fence, Culver City, CA

wmud:

gilles clément - parc andré citroën, paris, 1998

wmud:

gilles clément - parc andré citroën, paris, 1998