A house designed to be part of the landscape is at home among the trees in Venice, California. The residents often dine on the patio off the kitchen, warmed by a fireplace from Spark Modern Fires. Photo by Coral von Zumwalt. Courtesy of Coral von Zumwalt . This originally appeared in A Modern Bungalow in Venice Beach . by Magnum02
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Magnum02 A house designed to be part of the landscape is at home among the trees in Venice, California. The residents often dine on the patio off the kitchen, warmed by a fireplace from Spark Modern Fires. Photo by Coral von Zumwalt. Courtesy of Coral von Zumwalt . This originally appeared in A Modern Bungalow in Venice Beach .
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A house designed to be part of the landscape is at home among the trees in Venice, California. The residents often dine on the patio off the kitchen, warmed by a fireplace from Spark Modern Fires. Photo by Coral von Zumwalt. by llSofiell
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llSofiell A house designed to be part of the landscape is at home among the trees in Venice, California. The residents often dine on the patio off the kitchen, warmed by a fireplace from Spark Modern Fires. Photo by Coral von Zumwalt.
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A guest bedroom, with furniture from Room & Board, overlooks the bridge above the dining courtyard. The home’s landscape architecture is by Ventura, California–based Jack Kiesel. Photo by Coral von Zumwalt.  Courtesy of Coral von Zumwalt . by Lautall
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Lautall A guest bedroom, with furniture from Room & Board, overlooks the bridge above the dining courtyard. The home’s landscape architecture is by Ventura, California–based Jack Kiesel. Photo by Coral von Zumwalt. Courtesy of Coral von Zumwalt .
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patio among the trees by Sirkka
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Sirkka patio among the trees
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A Spark Is All It Takes was created by the Makati City Fire Station in Manila to warn citizens of the danger of fires, via lostateminor. by Whoopi
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Whoopi A Spark Is All It Takes was created by the Makati City Fire Station in Manila to warn citizens of the danger of fires, via lostateminor.
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Michael and Tamami brought greenery to the master bath courtyard, which is lined with Eco Arbor Designs deck tiles, in the form of succulents in a ceramic Peanut planter by John Follis for Architectural Pottery from Vessel. Photo by Coral von Zumwalt.  Courtesy of Coral von Zumwalt . by bonnie
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bonnie Michael and Tamami brought greenery to the master bath courtyard, which is lined with Eco Arbor Designs deck tiles, in the form of succulents in a ceramic Peanut planter by John Follis for Architectural Pottery from Vessel. Photo by Coral von Zumwalt. Courtesy of Coral von Zumwalt .
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Photography: Matt JonesStyling: Stacey Battat  Tilda wears dress by Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquiere.  Originally appeared in The Horror Issue of i-D Magazine, July 2006   #Tilda Swinton by colleenscdmr
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colleenscdmr Photography: Matt JonesStyling: Stacey Battat Tilda wears dress by Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquiere. Originally appeared in The Horror Issue of i-D Magazine, July 2006 #Tilda Swinton
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Residents of this contemporary home in Koriyama, Japan, squeeze out every cubic inch of storage, courtesy of a centuries-old design concept—the tansu. Photo by: Osamu Abe by Eva
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Eva Residents of this contemporary home in Koriyama, Japan, squeeze out every cubic inch of storage, courtesy of a centuries-old design concept—the tansu. Photo by: Osamu Abe
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Golf Balls Were Originally Made of Wood! Here’s a fun fact: some of the first golf balls were made entirely of hardwood, such as beech and box trees. These balls appeared during the 14th century and remained in use until the 17th century. Of course, a typical wooden golf ball would only last for a few games before it needed to be replaced. by brigitte
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brigitte Golf Balls Were Originally Made of Wood! Here’s a fun fact: some of the first golf balls were made entirely of hardwood, such as beech and box trees. These balls appeared during the 14th century and remained in use until the 17th century. Of course, a typical wooden golf ball would only last for a few games before it needed to be replaced.
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porch of a cottage/bungalow in Venice, CA by gogo.bellou
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gogo.bellou porch of a cottage/bungalow in Venice, CA
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The remains of a broken wagon wheel sit in a field behind abandoned buildings in the ghost town of Bodie, California. In 1880, more than 10,000 people lived in Bodie, but there were only three residents left by 1943. by guida
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guida The remains of a broken wagon wheel sit in a field behind abandoned buildings in the ghost town of Bodie, California. In 1880, more than 10,000 people lived in Bodie, but there were only three residents left by 1943.
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In a Venice garden designed by Jeff Pervorse of Bent Grass Landscape Architecture, the goal was permeability – providing places for by lila
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lila In a Venice garden designed by Jeff Pervorse of Bent Grass Landscape Architecture, the goal was permeability – providing places for
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John Wayne: He appeared in more than 175 films over half a century making him a Western hero and an American icon. Nearly 30 years after his death he still consistently ranks among the most popular movie stars of all time. Wayne was a proud supporter of the military and posthumously he was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal and in 1980 the Presidential Medal of Freedom. (Courtesy Wayne Enterprises) by angelita
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angelita John Wayne: He appeared in more than 175 films over half a century making him a Western hero and an American icon. Nearly 30 years after his death he still consistently ranks among the most popular movie stars of all time. Wayne was a proud supporter of the military and posthumously he was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal and in 1980 the Presidential Medal of Freedom. (Courtesy Wayne Enterprises)
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5/13/2014 Inspired by real-life events in Centralia and Carbondale, where devastating coal mine fires irrevocably changed the lives of residents, The Hollow Ground is an extraordinary debut with an atmospheric, voice-driven narrative and an indelible sense of place. Lovers of literary fiction will find in Harnett’s young, determined protagonist a character as heartbreakingly captivating as Scout Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird. by gayle
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gayle 5/13/2014 Inspired by real-life events in Centralia and Carbondale, where devastating coal mine fires irrevocably changed the lives of residents, The Hollow Ground is an extraordinary debut with an atmospheric, voice-driven narrative and an indelible sense of place. Lovers of literary fiction will find in Harnett’s young, determined protagonist a character as heartbreakingly captivating as Scout Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird.
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Patio Pets Slippers crochet pattern from The Magic of Crochet, originally published by Spool Cotton Company, Book 168, in 1941. by Tere Hernández Huerta
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Tere Hernández Huerta Patio Pets Slippers crochet pattern from The Magic of Crochet, originally published by Spool Cotton Company, Book 168, in 1941.
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God's presence at the Tabernacle.   And so God dwelled among His people in the tabernacle in the wilderness. He appeared as a pillar of cloud over the tabernacle by day and a pillar of fire by night in the sight of all Israel. The people would not set out on their journey unless the cloud lifted. It was an unmistakably powerful visual statement indicating God’s presence among them. by effie
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effie God's presence at the Tabernacle. And so God dwelled among His people in the tabernacle in the wilderness. He appeared as a pillar of cloud over the tabernacle by day and a pillar of fire by night in the sight of all Israel. The people would not set out on their journey unless the cloud lifted. It was an unmistakably powerful visual statement indicating God’s presence among them.
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A rare cloud formation called a mammatus, where clouds take on a bubble-like shape, appeared in the skies above Regina, Saskatchewan in Canada following a thunderstorm on June 26 [2012 ?], Photo courtesy of Preston Smoke/CBC.CA (Linda) by georgina
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georgina A rare cloud formation called a mammatus, where clouds take on a bubble-like shape, appeared in the skies above Regina, Saskatchewan in Canada following a thunderstorm on June 26 [2012 ?], Photo courtesy of Preston Smoke/CBC.CA (Linda)
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Learn the notes of "The Cool Bass Clef" by watching this cool animated video. Music by Karl Hitzemann. Animation by Bill Belongia. The song originally appeared in Music K-8 magazine, Vol. 22, No. 3. by tamra
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tamra Learn the notes of "The Cool Bass Clef" by watching this cool animated video. Music by Karl Hitzemann. Animation by Bill Belongia. The song originally appeared in Music K-8 magazine, Vol. 22, No. 3.
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Richard Neutra's Josef von Sternberg House (1935). "The living area, overlooked by a window-lined gallery, as it appeared in 1947. The by Eman Ahmad
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Eman Ahmad Richard Neutra's Josef von Sternberg House (1935). "The living area, overlooked by a window-lined gallery, as it appeared in 1947. The
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Landscape Architects frequently work to transform areas that contain industrial and toxic waste, infrastructure no longer in use, or land affected by war, natural disaster or disuse. These neglected places, while often having a negative impact on the environment and surrounding community, are simultaneously part of our cultural heritage. Here we’ve selected several of the … by audra
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audra Landscape Architects frequently work to transform areas that contain industrial and toxic waste, infrastructure no longer in use, or land affected by war, natural disaster or disuse. These neglected places, while often having a negative impact on the environment and surrounding community, are simultaneously part of our cultural heritage. Here we’ve selected several of the …
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Foxes are among the most intelligent animals in the world by the characteristics they possess. Fox is the central character of many cultures, and often app by brandi
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brandi Foxes are among the most intelligent animals in the world by the characteristics they possess. Fox is the central character of many cultures, and often app
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Romanov Birthdays → Originally a minor German princess destined to be only a consort of a Russian Emperor, no one knew Catherine would become Russia's ruler in her own right. The period of Catherine the Great’s rule, the Catherinian Era, is often considered the Golden Age of the Russian Empire and the Russian nobility. Catherine was born as Princess Sophie Friederike Auguste von Anhalt-Zerbst-Dornburg on 2 May 1729 by Cupid Design Studio
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Cupid Design Studio Romanov Birthdays → Originally a minor German princess destined to be only a consort of a Russian Emperor, no one knew Catherine would become Russia's ruler in her own right. The period of Catherine the Great’s rule, the Catherinian Era, is often considered the Golden Age of the Russian Empire and the Russian nobility. Catherine was born as Princess Sophie Friederike Auguste von Anhalt-Zerbst-Dornburg on 2 May 1729
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Italy’s most ghoulish site, this crypt houses thousands of corpses, fully dressed and hung from hooks. The practice began in 1599 when local priests mummified a holy monk and allowed visitors. Soon regular residents of Palermo wanted to be remembered in this fashion. Bodies are arranged by gender and profession; their facial expressions often eerily visible. by LiveLoveLaughMyLife
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LiveLoveLaughMyLife Italy’s most ghoulish site, this crypt houses thousands of corpses, fully dressed and hung from hooks. The practice began in 1599 when local priests mummified a holy monk and allowed visitors. Soon regular residents of Palermo wanted to be remembered in this fashion. Bodies are arranged by gender and profession; their facial expressions often eerily visible.
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Tunnel of trees!! (Originally called The Tunnel of Love) in Kleven, Ukraine by minerva
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minerva Tunnel of trees!! (Originally called The Tunnel of Love) in Kleven, Ukraine
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Bara-Hack, Connecticut - Located in the Ragged Hills section of Pomfret are the remains of a small deserted 18th-century colonial settlement. Named Bara-Hack by the area’s original residents, it has since earned such eerie monikers as The Lost Village of Pomfret, The Village of Ghostly Voices, and The Haunted Village of Lost Voices. These titles come courtesy of paranormal enthusiasts who believe a variety of spiritual entities inhabit the by hunterjuly
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hunterjuly Bara-Hack, Connecticut - Located in the Ragged Hills section of Pomfret are the remains of a small deserted 18th-century colonial settlement. Named Bara-Hack by the area’s original residents, it has since earned such eerie monikers as The Lost Village of Pomfret, The Village of Ghostly Voices, and The Haunted Village of Lost Voices. These titles come courtesy of paranormal enthusiasts who believe a variety of spiritual entities inhabit the
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Greek Revival House Plan 72096 | Total Living Area: 3143 sq. ft., 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. The grand room is warmed by a cozy fireplace. The master suite, located on the first floor, is large and opulent. From every angle, the elegance of classic design has been reinterpreted for modern convenience. #houseplan #greekrevivalhome by sonya
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sonya Greek Revival House Plan 72096 | Total Living Area: 3143 sq. ft., 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. The grand room is warmed by a cozy fireplace. The master suite, located on the first floor, is large and opulent. From every angle, the elegance of classic design has been reinterpreted for modern convenience. #houseplan #greekrevivalhome
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Laundry day in Castello, Venice.  Castello is the largest of the six sestieri of Venice, Italy. The district grew up from the thirteenth century around a naval dockyard on what was originally the Isole Gemini. by proteamundi
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proteamundi Laundry day in Castello, Venice. Castello is the largest of the six sestieri of Venice, Italy. The district grew up from the thirteenth century around a naval dockyard on what was originally the Isole Gemini.
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Authors of a study on the use of "marriage" in the Bible: "The debate about marriage equality often centers, however discretely, on an appeal to the Bible.  Unfortunately, such appeals often reflect a lack of biblical literacy on the part of those who use that complex collection of texts as an authority to enact modern social policy." by robbie
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robbie Authors of a study on the use of "marriage" in the Bible: "The debate about marriage equality often centers, however discretely, on an appeal to the Bible. Unfortunately, such appeals often reflect a lack of biblical literacy on the part of those who use that complex collection of texts as an authority to enact modern social policy."
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“No.45″ by Finn Juhl: Gorgeous lines of the framework of the love seat originally designed in the 1950's. #Sofa #Love_Seat #Finn_Juhl by isra
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isra “No.45″ by Finn Juhl: Gorgeous lines of the framework of the love seat originally designed in the 1950's. #Sofa #Love_Seat #Finn_Juhl
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"Modern textural landscape." — Ann Yee [Photo Courtesy of the Designer] by lottie
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lottie "Modern textural landscape." — Ann Yee [Photo Courtesy of the Designer]
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Taking a cue from the architecture of the house, this shapely fireplace surround creates an elegant focal point for this covered patio. The mantel offers prominent display space for a collection of small sculptures. A large painting hung above the mantel creates a unique style statement that's not often featured in outdoor rooms./ by sondra
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sondra Taking a cue from the architecture of the house, this shapely fireplace surround creates an elegant focal point for this covered patio. The mantel offers prominent display space for a collection of small sculptures. A large painting hung above the mantel creates a unique style statement that's not often featured in outdoor rooms./
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