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alex johnson
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Tin Tank
Tin Tank Budget from backyard #shedoftheyear An early favourite among the Shedworking staff for this year's Shed of the Year is Luca Volonte's 'Tin Tank' which will be a marvellous garden office. The wooden frame is clad in aluminium. "Aluminium cladding is...
Tin Tank Budget from backyard #shedoftheyear An early favourite among the Shedworking staff for this year's Shed of the Year is Luca Volonte's 'Tin Tank' which will be a marvellous garden office. The wooden frame is clad in aluminium. "Aluminium cladding is very effective as waterproofing layer ...
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Blooks: The Art of Books That Aren't
Book-objects designed during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. About Blooks
Book-objects designed during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. About Blooks
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George Bernard Shaw and his writing hut
I haven't been able to track down the full text of this article by Alice McEwan on Shaw and his writing hut - George Bernard Shaw and his Writing Hut: Privacy and Publicity as Performance at Shaw's Corner - but the abstract sounds intriguing. This article w...
This article will argue that the locus of [Shaw's] fluidity and theatrical imagination was a writing hut in the form of a revolving shelter, built in a secluded part of the garden, hidden from view. Equipped with a bed and a writing table, Shaw fashioned an outside study as an intermediate space ...
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Ebook sales falling
Ebook sales for the UK’s five biggest publishers fell in 2015, according
to a new report in the Bookseller, collectively declining 2.4%, to
47.9m units. It is the drop in numbers of books sold in this medium for
the “big five” since the digital age began...
Ebook sales for the UK’s five biggest publishers fell in 2015, according to a new report in the Bookseller, collectively declining 2.4%, to 47.9m units. It is the drop in numbers of books sold in this medium for the “big five...
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Pub shedworking
A nice short piece by the FT 's deputy graphics editor Graham Parrish about replacing his dilapidated garden shed with three shiny new ones and giving each a different purpose, including one as a mini-pub and den. Here's a snippet: "Hours on eBay resulted i...
A nice short piece by the FT's deputy graphics editor Graham Parrish about replacing his dilapidated garden shed with three shiny new ones and giving each a different purpose, including one as a mini-pub and den. Here's a snippet: "Hours on eBay resulted in a stream of fittings and fixtures ...
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Giotto
Round bookcase made of
lacquered white MDF and teak wood or zebrawood. This original round bookcase is obtained with the same technique that is employed in the creation of wooden drum shells for percussion instruments  that are made of wooden horizontal la...
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Garden offices, privacy pods, and 2016's work trends
An interesting article by Alison Coleman at Virgin.com about workplace trends for this year. She looks at privacy pods (the kind of indoor shedworking ideas that have become very common in recent years, such as the Nuovo above), roof gardens and general wel...
An interesting article by Alison Coleman at Virgin.com about workplace trends for this year. She looks at privacy pods (the kind of indoor shedworking ideas that have become very common in recent years, such as the Nuovo above), roof gardens and general wellbeing. Here's a snippet: ...
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Super Bowl shedworking
Congratulations to Studio Shed who brought the shedworking ethic to the Super Bowl over the weekend. The Colorado-based garden office and buildings company were naturally rooting for the Denver Broncos, but in addition they were also selected to supply six ...
Congratulations to Studio Shed who brought the shedworking ethic to the Super Bowl over the weekend. The Colorado-based garden office and buildings company were naturally rooting for the Denver Broncos, but in addition they were also selected to supply six custom Studio Mini models as security ...
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Forest domes
What happens when transparent meets domes ? The answer is the Finn Lough Bubble House , a transparent dome (built admittedly as holiday accommodation, but equally wonderful as a garden office) in Fermanagh. Particularly attractive for stargazers, it feature...
What happens when transparent meets domes? The answer is the Finn Lough Bubble House, a transparent dome (built admittedly as holiday accommodation, but equally wonderful as a garden office) in Fermanagh. Particularly attractive for stargazers, it features a four poster bed, waterfall shower and ...
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Why Look at Cabin Porn?
 This is a marvellous essay (and I mean essay, it's not a 2 minute thing to whizz through on Buzzfeed) about why we like looking at shedlike structures by Finn Arne Jørgensen, associate professor of history of technology and environment at Umeå University, ...
This is a marvellous essay (and I mean essay, it's not a 2 minute thing to whizz through on Buzzfeed) about why we like looking at shedlike structures by Finn Arne Jørgensen, associate professor of history of technology and environment at Umeå University, Sweden, and published by Duke University ...
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Designing a garden office
A nice piece by designer Katie Malik about designing garden offices and thinking about small spaces. Here's a snippet: I have been recently asked to design a small garden office for a client
who runs a charity. He wanted the space to have a bit of industri...
I have been recently asked to design a small garden office for a client who runs a charity. He wanted the space to have a bit of industrial, Brighton cafe feel and allow him to work. I arranged a space so that he has some space to put his laptop on, but also to relax and read if he decided to ...
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ABBA: Shedworkers
This is the wooden composing and writing hut on the Swedish island of Viggso in which members of the power ballad group ABBA wrote many of their hits. Owned by Agnetha Faltskog and Bjorn Ulvaeus, it was large enough for Benny Andersson's piano (which sold l...
This is the wooden composing and writing hut on the Swedish island of Viggso in which members of the power ballad group ABBA wrote many of their hits. Owned by Agnetha Faltskog and Bjorn Ulvaeus, it was large enough for Benny Andersson's piano (which sold last year for £35000) and a couple of ...
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Journalist, blogger
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  • The Independent, NACC, Pearson, INM, Age Concern, NACC, Bear Publishing, PSP
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St Albans
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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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