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This is the main entrance to a tiny house built by Swedish architect Torsten Ottesjö using recycled and eco-friendly building materials.  Next comes the kitchen and finally the bedroom.  According to Ottesjö, if you design a space well, it doesn’t have be large or angular.  He and his wife vacate to this structure located in the Swedish countryside both winter and summer.

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OmniStorage posts this incredible picture taken by James Moncrief for StarNews Media in their blog post A Sense of Place. The blog shows another native of Brunswick County, the Venus Flytrap and an incredible NOAA photo. Check it out.

OmniStorage posts this incredible picture taken by James Moncrief for StarNews Media in their blog post A Sense of Place. The blog shows another native of Brunswick County, the Venus Flytrap and an incredible NOAA photo. Check it out.

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Polish architect Jakub Szczesny has designed a built a less than 5-feet wide home in downtown Warsaw, Poland.  It converts an otherwise pointless space between two buildings to living space.  Check out in the WSJ article.  Apparently the house was built for author Etgar Keret whose father survived the holocaust by hiding in small and much less lavish digs.  This home is a tribute to his family.  Art meets architecture.

Polish architect Jakub Szczesny has designed a built a less than 5-feet wide home in downtown Warsaw, Poland.  It converts an otherwise pointless space between two buildings to living space.  Check out in the WSJ article.  Apparently the house was built for author Etgar Keret whose father survived the holocaust by hiding in small and much less lavish digs.  This home is a tribute to his family.  Art meets architecture.

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Every day thousands of Danes ride their bicycles to work, school and just about everywhere.  City planners in Copenhagen want even more people to commute by bicycle so they are building a network of 26 new bicycle routes, dubbed the “bicycle superhighway,” to link surrounding communities with the city. 
This is an idea that could enhance the “quality of life” in any community.  I hope that our city planners are taking note.  This story was featured on NPR.

Every day thousands of Danes ride their bicycles to work, school and just about everywhere.  City planners in Copenhagen want even more people to commute by bicycle so they are building a network of 26 new bicycle routes, dubbed the “bicycle superhighway,” to link surrounding communities with the city. 

This is an idea that could enhance the “quality of life” in any community.  I hope that our city planners are taking note.  This story was featured on NPR.

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Blue Tea explores quality, style and layout in their new article called Kitchen Renovation Tips to Increase Property Value.   

Blue Tea explores quality, style and layout in their new article called Kitchen Renovation Tips to Increase Property Value.   

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Brunswick County, NC is a unique place.  In addition to over 40 miles of beautiful beach scattered out over 5 islands, there is also over 55 miles of the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW), numerous tidal rivers and creeks and over 30 golf courses.  It’s no wonder why families choose this county for their annual pilgrimage.  There is something for everyone.  OmniStorage has published a blog post on these 5 beautiful islands.

Brunswick County, NC is a unique place.  In addition to over 40 miles of beautiful beach scattered out over 5 islands, there is also over 55 miles of the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW), numerous tidal rivers and creeks and over 30 golf courses.  It’s no wonder why families choose this county for their annual pilgrimage.  There is something for everyone.  OmniStorage has published a blog post on these 5 beautiful islands.

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Kristie Barnett has published an excellent article called 6 Tips for Staging Historic Homes.  6 tips don’t seem like much, but read the article.  In addition to excellent advice and beautiful pictures, there is a comment section where readers have posted their ideas on the subject.

Kristie Barnett has published an excellent article called 6 Tips for Staging Historic Homes.  6 tips don’t seem like much, but read the article.  In addition to excellent advice and beautiful pictures, there is a comment section where readers have posted their ideas on the subject.

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Consider the above.  I can identify with this Carl Richards napkin chart.   Except for me the line is much steeper.   What is your relationship to stuff?  Have too much, too little?  Give it some thought while you read Carl’s “You Probably Have too much Stuff,” his most recent contribution to his New York Times blog, entitled Bucks.

Consider the above.  I can identify with this Carl Richards napkin chart.   Except for me the line is much steeper.   What is your relationship to stuff?  Have too much, too little?  Give it some thought while you read Carl’s “You Probably Have too much Stuff,” his most recent contribution to his New York Times blog, entitled Bucks.

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Sometimes a picture tells a 1,000 words.  Sometimes you’re not certain what it says.  This picture for example.  It seems to say “Wow! Check out this beautiful room.”  What it doesn’t say is that this beautiful room is a re-purposed shipping container.  Yes, a container that is used to move products and possessions over distance is here re-purposed as a hotel room.  Jetson Green has brought this eye-opening Chinese photo gallery to an English speaking audience.  Enjoy. 

Sometimes a picture tells a 1,000 words.  Sometimes you’re not certain what it says.  This picture for example.  It seems to say “Wow! Check out this beautiful room.”  What it doesn’t say is that this beautiful room is a re-purposed shipping container.  Yes, a container that is used to move products and possessions over distance is here re-purposed as a hotel room.  Jetson Green has brought this eye-opening Chinese photo gallery to an English speaking audience.  Enjoy. 

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Many of us would probably not re-purpose a wine rack, but who knows?  lia!lia! came up with “yarn storage” and it has enjoyed quite a following.

Many of us would probably not re-purpose a wine rack, but who knows?  lia!lia! came up with “yarn storage” and it has enjoyed quite a following.