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Improbable libraries: unusual places to bury your head in a book…
Improbable Libraries feature in The Observer/Guardian web site
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Why every woman needs a shed
Catherine Simpson from Ilkeston fulfilled a lifetime dream when she ordered her bespoke built ‘Wendy House’ from Arctic Cabins .
After her mother died, Catherine knew exactly what she would do in her
memory and designed her ‘shed’ that she named the ‘Wend...
Catherine Simpson from Ilkeston fulfilled a lifetime dream when she ordered her bespoke built 'Wendy House' from Arctic Cabins. After her mother died, Catherine knew exactly what she would do in her memory and designed her 'shed' that she named the 'Wendy House' in honour of her mum.
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Benjamin Britten: shedworker
As regular readers will have surmised, the Shedworking staff has been on holiday for a bit, sunning itself around the Suffolk riviera. One particularly exciting trip was to Aldeburgh and The Red House, the home of composer Benjamin Britten (whose shedworkin...
As regular readers will have surmised, the Shedworking staff has been on holiday for a bit, sunning itself around the Suffolk riviera. One particularly exciting trip was to Aldeburgh and The Red House, the home of composer Benjamin Britten (whose shedworking we have covered briefly previously) ...
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Getting your garden office into shape
Get your garden office shed into shape! writes Will Hayes from Timberwise , this week's guest poster . Spring is upon us, the sunshine is out, but has your shed survived those treacherous winter months ? Let’s start from the top.
Check your roof for any cra...
Get your garden office shed into shape! writes Will Hayes from Timberwise, this week's guest poster. Spring is upon us, the sunshine is out, but has your shed survived those treacherous winter months? Let's start from the top. Check your roof for any cracks or crevices that may be allowing water ...
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Shed Decor: How to decorate and furnish your favourite garden room
Whenever I'm interviewed by the media about the advantages of shedworking, high up on my list of reasons to invest in a garden office is that it is 'me space', somewhere where you can work but also indulge yourself a little. If you need any inspiration abou...
Whenever I'm interviewed by the media about the advantages of shedworking, high up on my list of reasons to invest in a garden office is that it is 'me space', somewhere where you can work but also indulge yourself a little. If you need any inspiration about how to turn your shedlike atmosphere ...
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Cabin Fever: why it's good to build a garden office
A nice article by Heather Hansman on re-form ( 'Cabin Fever: What your brain gets out of building in the forest ) looks at the delights of making a shedlike atmosphere. Video above and snippet below: "Going to the woods to live deliberately hasn’t been news...
"Going to the woods to live deliberately hasn't been news since Henry David Thoreau hiked out of Concord, but the most recent fascination with flannel and timber framing might not just be superficial. We have a neurological need for both natural spaces and productive physical work, ...
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Carworking
It's been a while since we talked about shedworking on wheels but the fine folk at Carisma Auto Design (which they inform me is 100% British) have been in touch to talk about their marvellous luxury mobile office offering which provides a private shedworkin...
It's been a while since we talked about shedworking on wheels but the fine folk at Carisma Auto Design (which they inform me is 100% British) have been in touch to talk about their marvellous luxury mobile office offering which provides a private shedworkingesque workspace for up to four people ...
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George Clarke launches Amazing Sheds
Look out for the launch of Amazing Sheds in early May at Grand Designs Live (May 2-10), a collaboration between TV presenter George Clarke and builder William Hardie, who have worked together on the Amazing Spaces television series. The first prefab shedlik...
Look out for the launch of Amazing Sheds in early May at Grand Designs Live (May 2-10), a collaboration between TV presenter George Clarke and builder William Hardie, who have worked together on the Amazing Spaces television series. The first prefab shedlike atmospheres (flat-packed delivered ...
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Shed the play: Royal Court, Liverpool
An interesting new play at the Royal Court, Liverpool, directed by Bob Eaton and starring Paul Broughton and Michael Starke, runs from April 10 to May 9. Here's the bumph. "Spring is in the air and the spuds are in the ground. When two blokes
want to sit d...
"Spring is in the air and the spuds are in the ground. When two blokes want to sit down and have a laugh without being bothered by anyone else there's no place better than an allotment shed. And when those two mates have been best buds for the more than 50 years there's a lot of water has flowed ...
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Lacuna
Lacuna is a monumental, participatory art installation being built for the inaugural Bay Area Book Festival to be held in downtown Berkeley, June 5-7, 2015. Constructed from 50,000 books donated by the Internet Archive, Lacuna will sit in MLK Civic Center P...
Lacuna is a monumental, participatory art installation being built for the inaugural Bay Area Book Festival to be held in downtown Berkeley, June 5-7, 2015. Constructed from 50,000 books donated by the Internet Archive, Lacun...
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Pylon treehouses
There's renewed interest in Ladybird books at the moment with a particularly fascinating exhibition Ladybird by Design at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill on Sea. Publishers are also bringing back those titles which went out of print quickly, including Py...
There's renewed interest in Ladybird books at the moment with a particularly fascinating exhibition Ladybird by Design at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill on Sea. Publishers are also bringing back those titles which went out of print quickly, including Pylon Treehouses.
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Improbable Libraries
A video clip of me talking about my new book Improbable Libraries on the BBC flagship news programme Today earlier this morning. The book is officially published on April 6 and features a shed library (as well as elephant ones, bike ones, undergound ones an...
A video clip of me talking about my new book Improbable Libraries on the BBC flagship news programme Today earlier this morning. The book is officially published on April 6 and features a shed library (as well as elephant ones, bike ones, undergound ones and many more).
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Shedworking. The Independent. Crohn's and Colitis UK. Bookshelf. Cheese and apple sandwiches.
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