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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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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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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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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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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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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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Shedworking. The Independent. Crohn's and Colitis UK. Bookshelf. Cheese and apple sandwiches.
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