This luxurious tiny home is powered by Southern Californian sunshine

January 15, 2019 by  
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Who says a tiny house can’t be luxurious? Certainly not David Latimer and Taylor Mallon of New Frontier Tiny Homes, designers of this comfortable and alluring solar-powered tiny home. The contemporary farmhouse style of the Orchid House allows for off-grid living without sacrificing comfort, and it is entirely powered by solar energy. Though it was built in Nashville, the Orchid House currently resides on an undeveloped piece of property in Southern California . The owner is an LA-based artist who decided a tiny house was the best option for the remote space. The structure is built on wheels, so it can be moved easily for relocation or emergencies (like wildfires, from which it recently had to be saved). Related: Breathtakingly beautiful tiny home is surprisingly luxurious inside The structure is wholly powered by the famous Southern Californian sunshine. Both the siding and the roof of the house are made of the same dimensional cedar. The designer used an intricate process to give the roof a floating appearance inspired by Scandinavian architecture . The inside walls and ceiling of this beautiful tiny home are made of maple plywood, except for inside the bathroom, which is made entirely of tile and mirrors. The floor is solid oak and all the furniture is walnut. New Frontier Tiny Homes custom-built all of the furniture except for the kitchen table and chairs, which are from West Elm. A combination of floor-to-ceiling windows and skylights brings  natural light into the entire dwelling. A garage door allows for the opening up of the entire wall as well, so there’s a sense of openness between the interior and the natural environment outside. The designers’ love of clean lines inspired the storage, which is completely hidden. The open-floor plan makes room for a guest area, and the loft has space for a lavish king-sized bed. The restroom features a full-sized shower and “The Rolls Royce of non-flushable toilets ,” according to the designers. The incinerator toilet ensures there are no pesky sewer or septic systems for the property, making it both uncomplicated and environmentally friendly. As gorgeous as this home looks during the day, it is just as breathtaking at night. Inspired by a total solar eclipse witnessed in 2017, the designers used valence LED lighting strips to create a lovely glowing effect around the light fixtures and front porch. Each lighting strip can be dimmed and has a separate switch. + New Frontier Tiny Homes Via Dwell Photography by StudioBuell Photography via New Frontier Tiny Homes

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Glowing orbs celebrate light and poetry in the heart of Istanbul

July 11, 2016 by  
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Praxis Landscape recently installed Light Field II, a temporary art installation in ?airler Park? (Park of Poets), a public space built to commemorate the legacy of great poets who once lived in Istanbul’s Besiktas district. To celebrate those poets and bring attention to the park at night, the designers added a series of glowing orbs created as an abstract interpretation of poetry. “The installation was designed as an abstract reflection of the verses of poems that obtain a whole new identity in the visitor flow,” write the Praxis Landscape. “The rejuvenated verses, and the richness of emotions they evoke in visitors, were transformed into lighting objects that were placed in the most visible corner of the park.” https://vimeo.com/167612092 + Praxis Landscape The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!

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10 Ghoulish Garments and Accessories For The Green Goblin In All Of Us

October 26, 2013 by  
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From bracelets made of bones to a pair of black oxfords soled with 1,050 human teeth (don’t worry, they’re fake) these unique fashions show that sometimes creativity can be terrifying. In celebration of Halloween , we’ve rounded up 10 garments and accessories that use strange, but often sustainable, materials to create a look that’s worthy of any nightmare. If you love making a macabre statement, the designers, fashions, and textiles on these pages will make your skin crawl (in a good way)! READ MORE> Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: accessories , Art , clothing , eco-fashion , ecouterre , Fashion , halloween , Sustainable Fashion        

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Enter Your Kiddie Costumes In The 2013 Inhabitots Green Halloween Costume Contest!

October 26, 2013 by  
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Will your kiddos be sporting homemade costumes for trick-or-treating this year? Whether they’re cute or creepy, we want you to enter them in the annual Inhabitots Green Halloween Costume Contest! This year we are awarding over $300 in fabulous prizes to the costumes that we find the most clever, cute and captivating — and we are awarding two grand prizes, a runner-up prize and honorable mentions to costumes selected by both our judges, and by YOU, dear readers! All you’ve got to do is whip us an adorable costume, snap a picture and send it in! Click on the link below to view last year’s contest winners and get inspired. READ MORE> Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: contest , costume contest , green halloween , halloween , halloween costumes , Inhabitots        

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Sapore dei Mobili: Designers Serve up Bite-Sized Furniture Cakes During Milan Design Week

April 23, 2012 by  
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REC Architects Build a Grass & Glass Modern Building in Mexico

April 23, 2012 by  
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Read the rest of REC Architects Build a Grass & Glass Modern Building in Mexico Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Air quality , Architecture , biodegradable materials , cool building , cuernavaca , glass , local materials , mexico , minimalist architecture , Petate , Rec Arquitectos , round windows , steel , Sustainable Materials

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Kenneth Grange Iconic British Designer Made Britain Modern

October 17, 2011 by  
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Photo: B. Alter Kenneth Grange is a British industrial designer whose work has covered every aspect of British life for the past 50 years. But few know his name or realize the extent of his influence. From the ubiquitous black cabs to electric kettles, Parker pens, razor blades and the trains, Grange was the quiet industrial designer behind them all. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Amazon River Dolphin Populations in Rapid Decline

October 17, 2011 by  
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Photo: JorgeBRAZIL / cc Of all the remarkable species that inhabit the Amazon river basin, few are as iconic or as threatened as Amazon river dolphins. For decades, the pinkish hued dolphins have been targeted by fishermen who view the skilled aquatic hunters as competitors for food — leading to thousands of the animals to be poached every year by villagers , who often then use their meat as bait. But despite a campaign to save the river dolphins, researchers say that they’re continuing to be killed at a… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Velodrome Misses the Gold in Architecture Olympics

October 14, 2011 by  
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Photo: riba The Velodrome , the jewel of London’s 2012 Olympic buildings, did not win the gold in the architecture Olympics. Aka the RIBA Stirling Prize , it’s the big architecture prize in the UK. Instead Zaha Hadid won, but not for her 2012 Olympic buildin… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Vintage Chinese Biscuit Boxes Remade As iPod Amplifiers

October 11, 2011 by  
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Photos: Jonas Design Creatively juxtaposing the old with the new often requires skill, especially when it comes to shiny new gadgets like iPhones, iPads and iPods. We’ve seen skateboard decks transformed into colorful iPhone cases and books remade into iPad cases , but these old Chinese biscuit boxes revamped into snappy i… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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