Long Story Short hostel is a modern escape tucked into a historical building in Moravia

November 16, 2017 by  
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A 17th century brick building in the historical capital city of Moravia, Czech Republic , now houses a gorgeous hostel that preserves the story of the place. Named Long Story Short, the hostel infuses the original building with a contemporary feel and combines raw materials with vintage furniture. Prague-based Denisa Strmiskova Studio renovated the building by highlighting its history, while enriching it with contemporary design. The horseshoe-shaped building sits in the historical center of Olomouc, the ecclesiastical metropolis and historical capital city of Moravia. The architects’ main idea was to create the whole concept of the hostel from scratch, including all its equipment and visual layout. Related: Almáa Sintra Hostel Is An Idyllic Eco-Retreat on a Historic 12th Site in Portugal An organically arched hall , which leads from the reception to all the rooms, is different from every perspective and surprises you constantly when walking through. The team enhanced this shape with sophisticated use of light, black details and pastels that contrast the pure white plastering. Most of the furnishing, including beds, mirrors, lamps, shelves and bathroom equipment, was custom-made in cooperation with local producers and craftsmen . The architects collaborated with Miroslav Bedná? from Prague’s shop Retroobjects in selecting turn-of-the-century modernist designs . Some parts of the hostel are also decorated by original works by Czech artist David Mina?ík. + Denisa Strmiskova Studio Via The Spaces Photos by Josef Kubicek

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Swytch is revolutionizing the e-bike conversion system

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Wheels like the GeoOrbital and Copenhagen Wheel will turn your standard bike into an electric one, but their weight can make it impossible to pedal far in non-electric mode. That’s why we’re so into the new Swytch eBike conversion kit. Swytch puts the electronics and battery on your handlebar, leaving your wheel light and easy to pedal, even when you aren’t in e-bike mode. Electric wheel conversion kits are heavy because they have to carry the battery, motor and electronics all within in the wheel structure. That makes it difficult to pedal when you aren’t using the electric assist. But Swytch claims to eliminate that problem by putting the battery and electronics in a pack that attaches to your handlebars, leaving just the motor on the wheel. That makes it so you can leave the wheel on full-time and still use the bike in non- e-bike mode. The pack can also be mounted in a few seconds (after the initial installation), so you can switch back and forth as needed. More: Swap-in wheel converts any bike into an electric within 60 seconds The pack also includes a light to improve visibility, and riders can control the amount of electric assistance and check range using a control panel on the top of the pack. It also weighs in at a scant 8.6 pounds (10.6 if you choose the larger battery). That’s half of the weight of the electric wheels out there, which typically weigh around 20 pounds. It’s also more versatile, fitting on any size wheel. That means you can now electrify your Penny-farthing, Kickbike or recumbent bike. The small battery has a 25-mile range, while the larger one can take you 50 miles. If you want to snatch up a Swytch, they are running and Indiegogo campaign (which has already surpassed its goal). You can get a kit for $299 right now, over half off the retail price of $650. That’s cheaper than other wheels, which sit in the $1,000 – $1,500 range. + Swytch Indiegogo Via New Atlas

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Gorgeous Solar-Powered Blue Empire Cottage Filters Equatorial Light in Kenya

April 3, 2013 by  
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Read the rest of Gorgeous Solar-Powered Blue Empire Cottage Filters Equatorial Light in Kenya Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “natural materials” , Africa , Claudio Modola , coral , Daylighting , drift wood , eco design , equatorial light , green design , kenya , Lamu , local craftsmen , makuti roof , Manda , Solar Power , Sustainable Building , sustainable design , Sustainable Materials , teak

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40,000 Recycled Plastic Bottles Insulate the Gorgeous Zero Energy tvzeb Studio in Italy

March 6, 2013 by  
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Read the rest of 40,000 Recycled Plastic Bottles Insulate the Gorgeous Zero Energy tvzeb Studio in Italy Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: architectural studio , CNC milling , Corten steel , Daylighting , eco design , geothermal , green design , italy , LED lighting , local craftsmen , passive solar design , plastic bottle insulation , Recycled Materials , solar , sustainable design , Traverso-Vighy Architecture , TVZEB , University of Padua

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Cute Gigantic Muskrat Sculpture Pops Up in the Dutch Countryside!

April 11, 2012 by  
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