If you didn't already know, there are some beautiful homes on Long Island. One of them is the Sand Point House by Ole Sondrensen ($NFS). Ole Sondrensen Architects are a a mid-sized firm located in New York. The Principal, Sondresen, was raised in Norway where he learned his passion for carpentry and craftsmanship in his father's woodworking shop. You can tell from his latest work that he is an expert in his craft. The Sand Point house is located near Long Island's Gold Coast and is a renovation of a 19th century farmhouse. It features a cantilevered glass additional above an existing stone wall, a terraced garden, a great room with a custom concrete fireplace, Douglas Fir beams, and a screened-in porch. The integration of the new additional and the old farmhouse is flawless. You can check out other works by the firm on their website at the link below.
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The best single collection of photos showing the work of famous street artists Banksy. Banksy: You Are an Acceptable Level of Threat ($21), concentrates on this artists most iconic imagery, covering the period from the late 1990's when he first came to prominence up until the present day. Although the locations are mainly the UK, U.S and Europe they exist around the world. When Banksy first started producing his work the political landscape was very bleak, and now it is even worse. The cheerful yet aggressive political works he produced have never been more relevant, and this comprehensive book presents his art in context to the era he was responding to in his own unique way.
Skulls ($22) is a spellbinding and surprisingly beautiful exploration of over 300 different kinds of animal skulls ranging from amphibians and birds through fish to reptiles and mammals. Skulls was written by Simon Winchester, the New York Times bestselling author and was produced in collaboration with Touch Press and Theodore Gray, the two genius' behind Solar System and The Elements. The story of skulls, as told by Winchester, is both rich and fascinating. We look at both animal and human skulls from every possible perspective; biological, historical, iconographic and historical. We have found this book to be both enlightening and riveting, and is one of those where you keep opening it, finding something different and wanting to share it.
Situated in Sweden and spread over a one-story layout, the House PS3H from Sirotov Architects is a modern answer to relaxation at every turn. Focusing on an open plan design that allows light to flow freely, the spacious property features a large master bedroom with ensuite and 3 additional guest rooms. The glazed garage allows a motor vehicle to be exhibited in all its glory. The overall color scheme of the property celebrates light colors and warm wooden hues. Additional features include views over the ocean, floods of natural light from the large windows and soothing furniture through out.
Fancy having a single smart looking and safe location to charge every smartphone, tablet in your home? Then behold the next generation in innovative charging stations, the new and exciting Cove Charging Station ($200)! This reimagining of your typical ugly charging station gives way to a sleek modern design that more represents a piece of functional art than a simple charger. Looking right at home in any living area the Cove gives you a secure place to charge and store up to five separate tablets, smartphones, e-readers, game controllers and more. Fitted with super soft anti-slip shelves you can eliminate annoying scratches and dents from your expensive gadgets being pulled off of surfaces while charging, and Cove’s door acts as a handy hands-free stand for your tablet! Say goodbye to miles of ugly cables, lost devices and gadget clutter by grabbing the must have storage and charging unit, the Cove.