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alex johnson
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Khōra Architectural Dome
The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is rapidly approaching (May 20-24) so today we start to flag up some of the shedworkingesque buildings to look out for if you visit. Above (at Stand RHW2) is the rather impressive Khōra Architectural Dome , a steel and glass stru...
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Hexi-House
Due to come onto the market in summer next year, Hexi-House is a hexagonal pod building system which will be of interest to shedworkers, aimed squarely at the garden buildings market and specifically at those keen to invest in garden offices. The pods come ...
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Shed of the Year - now a television series
Shed of the Year is coming to a small screen near you. Television property expert and small space enthusiast George Clarke, his master
craftsman colleague William Hardie, architect Laura Clark and industrial designer
Max McMurdo will be following the
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British Pathé and George Bernard Shaw's shed
Film archive British Pathé has put its entire collection to YouTube. Naturally, among the 85,000 rare 20th Century videos now available to the public are plenty including sheds and huts, such as this one featureing George Bernard Shaw and his writing shed, ...
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Launch your business in an escape shed
Here's an interesting idea from the Escape the City folk - one lucky person will get three months' free use of a shedworking atmosphere near Clapham Common to set up their new business. It's a liveable shedworking atmosphere so there's also a tiny house log...
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Egg-shaped beach huts
"Egg and ball-shaped beach huts have been put forward as possible designs for "storm-proof" huts in Dorset.Students at Arts University Bournemouth designed the huts for Studland Beach as part of a National Trust project." More details at the BBC
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Booken
By Yael Mer and Shay Alkalay at design studio Raw Edges for Italian brand Lema. The idea behind the design is that many novels, once read are never reread, but passed on to friends, given away or even destroyed. Booken uses these books as an intrinsic part...
By Yael Mer and Shay Alkalay at design studio Raw Edges for Italian brand Lema. The idea behind the design is that many novels, once read are never reread, but passed on to friends, given away or even destroyed. Booken uses t...
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Britain's obsession with luxury playhouses
An interesting article by Tom Bawden in the Independent [disclosure - I work for the super soaraway Indy] looks at the increasingly complex playhouses on the market for children. Here's a snippet: Not so long ago, the average child was perfectly happy with ...
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Sheds more popular for working in than storage says poll
Research from Dunster House suggests that keeping sheds as storage areas is no longer the most popular way of using them  - more than half of the people surveyed said they use their shed as a dedicated hobby space or relaxing hideaway. Second most popular w...
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Shedworking support worker job
Age UK Cheshire is looking for a part time 'Men in Sheds Support Worker', somebody who is sensitive, friendly and patient with good listening and communication skills, plus a willingness to learn woodwork techniques (or, I'm assuming, have them already). He...
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  • The Independent, NACC, Pearson, INM, Age Concern, NACC, Bear Publishing, PSP
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Shedworking. The Independent. Crohn's and Colitis UK. Bookshelf. Cheese and apple sandwiches.
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