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The Open Book
Nestled into the pristine lowlands, The Open Book is a charming bookshop with apartment above in the heart of Wigtown, Scotland's National Book Town. Live your dream of having your very own bookshop by the sea in Scotland...for a week or two. Airbnb
Nestled into the pristine lowlands, The Open Book is a charming bookshop with apartment above in the heart of Wigtown, Scotland's National Book Town. Live your dream of having your very own bookshop by the sea in Scotland...f...
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Airbnb's shedlike offices
Airbnb 's San Francisco headquarters has an interesting design scheme in that many of its meeting and conference rooms are modelled on its listed properties. So, for example, the above is based on the cabin in California below. There are also other workspac...
Airbnb's San Francisco headquarters has an interesting design scheme in that many of its meeting and conference rooms are modelled on its listed properties. So, for example, the above is based on the cabin in California below. There are also other workspaces with a decided garden office feel.
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Shed art: One Thing After Another
On show at Clerkenwell Design Week has been the One Thing After Another installation, from Sam Jacob Studio which the architecture and design practice says is all about "exploring the inputs and outputs of information between digital and physical worlds". H...
On show at Clerkenwell Design Week has been the One Thing After Another installation, from Sam Jacob Studio which the architecture and design practice says is all about "exploring the inputs and outputs of information between digital and physical worlds". Here's how they explain it: ...
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Shed of the Year 2016 shortlist
  The shortlist of 32 microarchitectural gems for the annual Shed of the Year has been announced (see organiser Uncle Wilco's shedblog for full details) and voting is now open for the public to decide on the eight category winners. The finalists, whittled d...
The shortlist of 32 microarchitectural gems for the annual Shed of the Year has been announced (see organiser Uncle Wilco's shedblog for full details) and voting is now open for the public to decide on the eight category winners. The finalists, whittled down from nearly 3000 entrants, ...
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The Guantánamo Detainee Library
"Given its location, it isn’t astounding what periodic international
uproar the Guantánamo Detainee Library has generated. Created early in
the century, there was great concern and speculation about what measures
the U.S. Department of Defense might take...
"Given its location, it isn’t astounding what periodic international uproar the Guantánamo Detainee Library has generated. Created early in the century, there was great concern and speculation about what measures the U.S. Dep...
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Shed Space: The role of the shed in the creative arts industry
Shed Space is a new exhibition running at the Old Fire Station in Oxford which "celebrates the role of the humble garden shed in the creative industries, past and present". It features a full-size shed in the gallery with green roof, while inside
the shed ...
Shed Space is a new exhibition running at the Old Fire Station in Oxford which "celebrates the role of the humble garden shed in the creative industries, past and present". It features a full-size shed in the gallery with green roof, while inside the shed there is a scale model showing an urban ...
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The Highland MOSSPod
Bristol-based Moss Design have a range of garden office models, but it's The Highland that caught the Shedworking staff's eye, measuring 4.1m x 4.1m and designed especially for woodland situations or anywhere where you won't be overlooked (and so can have p...
Bristol-based Moss Design have a range of garden office models, but it's The Highland that caught the Shedworking staff's eye, measuring 4.1m x 4.1m and designed especially for woodland situations or anywhere where you won't be overlooked (and so can have plenty of window viewing built in).
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Author table lamp
Pages and text visible on the base. Finished in bronze resin. David Hunt Lighting
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The Safe House: A Decline of Ideas (trailer)
A new documentary which explores the heritage and significance of the British Public Library, also questioning why such a historically important British institution is in dramatic decline in today's contemporary society.

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Garden office inspired by ABBA
An excellent interview with Barnsley-based shedworking writer Max Reid by Sharon Dale in the Yorkshire Post (photos by Simon Hulme). Designed by architect Mark Booth with interiors by Ben Huckerby and built by Cedar Garden Rooms , features include a day bed...
An excellent interview with Barnsley-based shedworking writer Max Reid by Sharon Dale in the Yorkshire Post (photos by Simon Hulme). Designed by architect Mark Booth with interiors by Ben Huckerby and built by Cedar Garden Rooms, features include a day bed and a kitchenette. Here's a snippet: ...
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Bookshelf designed for cats
Bookshelf with catwalk for family pet Thinking Design
Bookshelf with catwalk for family pet Thinking Design
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Pod Works: Shedworking in the street
My book Improbable Libraries features telephone boxes successfully turned into titchy libraries, so the Shedworking staff were especially delighted to see that they are also now to become urban garden offices, aimed at "entrepreneurs who are looking for
af...
My book Improbable Libraries features telephone boxes successfully turned into titchy libraries, so the Shedworking staff were especially delighted to see that they are also now to become urban garden offices, aimed at "entrepreneurs who are looking for affordable convenient work space in ...
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  • The Independent, NACC, Pearson, INM, Age Concern, NACC, Bear Publishing, PSP
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York - Shropshire, Madrid, London,
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Improbable Libriares. Shedworking. The Independent. The Primary Club. Bookshelf. Cheese and apple sandwiches. Radio 3. Snooker.
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