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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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Design a shed for the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park
An exciting new feature called ‘Garden Hideaways’ will be established at the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2015, 22-26 July. It’s all about turning a shed into a beautiful and innovatively decorated hideaway. "We give you a 6x4ft Shed," says Isobel Coulter, A...
An exciting new feature called 'Garden Hideaways' will be established at the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2015, 22-26 July. It's all about turning a shed into a beautiful and innovatively decorated hideaway. "We give you a 6x4ft Shed," says Isobel Coulter, Assistant Show Manager.
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Garden office pod build (video)
A nice video from Garden Fortress featuring a build in Banstead, Surrey. Also a great soundtrack. Lots of similar ones on their YouTube page.
A nice video from Garden Fortress featuring a build in Banstead, Surrey. Also a great soundtrack. Lots of similar ones on their YouTube page. Posted by alex johnson at 3:54 PM. No comments: Post a Comment. Older Post Home. Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom). THE PERFECT PRESENT FOR ANYBODY WHO ...
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Rural homeworking: latest figures
According to the latest report from Defra (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs of the 24.9 million people in work in England in 2013, 3.5
million were homeworkers (those who usually spend at least half of
their work time using their home, e...
According to the latest report from Defra (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs of the 24.9 million people in work in England in 2013, 3.5 million were homeworkers (those who usually spend at least half of their work time using their home, either within their grounds or in ...
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Wine barrel bookcase
Made from large retired Napa Valley wine barrels that have
been carefully taken apart and fashioned into a fully functional sturdy
bookcase.The deep red on the inside comes from years of exposure to quality
wine. The outside of the barrel racks show visi...
Made from large retired Napa Valley wine barrels that have been carefully taken apart and fashioned into a fully functional sturdy bookcase.The deep red on the inside comes from years of exposure to quality wine. The outside ...
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Nuclear bunker garden office
      It needs some slight refurbishment, but if you've ever fancied working in a former nuclear bunker, here's the very thing, on with Clive Emson Auctioneers to be sold by public auction on March 23 (guide price £10,000-£15,000). The bunker is on the Peni...
It needs some slight refurbishment, but if you've ever fancied working in a former nuclear bunker, here's the very thing, on with Clive Emson Auctioneers to be sold by public auction on March 23 (guide price £10000-£15000). The bunker is on the Peninsula Way (A228), close to Hoo villae, ...
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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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Kosha meditative space
An innovative, original and decidedly different concept. More than a luxury piece of furniture, Kosha is a sort of protective sheath.
This exceptional object consists of 33 strips of wood machined one by one then assembled by hand with a watchmaker's precis...
An innovative, original and decidedly different concept. More than a luxury piece of furniture, Kosha is a sort of protective sheath. This exceptional object consists of 33 strips of wood machined one by one then assembled by...
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Building with books
An excellent step-by-step description by Zoe Toft of building a den of books on World Book Day to raise money for Book Aid International (please donate via the link). Playing by the book
An excellent step-by-step description by Zoe Toft of building a den of books on World Book Day to raise money for Book Aid International (please donate via the link). Playing by the book
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Garden office: audio dictionary definition (video)
To the point, if unlikely to be nominated for an Oscar.
Art director and designer Bob Sakoui has recently joined the growing ranks of shedworkers, as has his wife who is a fashion stylist and crea... Around the shedworld (video post). I'm still learning so please forgive the slightly wandering eyes. All comments and suggestions for items I've missed ...
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Bespoke music studio
Built by Tinyhouse UK for a composer near Guildford, it has six inch thick walls providing additional soundproofing and high ceilings. Features include a cedar roof and extrior walls in Waney Edge.
Built by Tinyhouse UK for a composer near Guildford, it has six inch thick walls providing additional soundproofing and high ceilings. Features include a cedar roof and extrior walls in Waney Edge. Posted by alex johnson at 3:05 PM ...
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Vittra School Brotorp: Interior shedworking for children
Rosan Bosch 's new design for a school in Stockholm features a variety of interesting learning spaces and what they describe as "small niches for concentration and contemplation" including these marvellous shedlike structures pictured above.
Rosan Bosch's new design for a school in Stockholm features a variety of interesting learning spaces and what they describe as "small niches for concentration and contemplation" including these marvellous shedlike structures pictured above. Posted by alex johnson at 11:07 AM ...
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York - Shropshire, Madrid, London,
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Shedworking. The Independent. Crohn's and Colitis UK. Bookshelf. Cheese and apple sandwiches.
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