Today we are in the recycling age. Everyone wants to have a little idea about recycling: we reuse plastic bottles to make sweaters, we use car tires to make insulation, organic materials to make compost. But we had not thought about shoes.
And yet, there are many used shoes in the world.
Here is the solution: make flowerpots!
I’m not sure it’s always pretty, but it’s always better than leaving old shoes hanging on the wires of the high voltage lines.
This is a real catastrophe that has taken place in London in recent days. The Grenfell tower burned completely, causing many victims.
This raises the question of the renovation of buildings in general.
In this blog, we regularly talk about very beautiful renovations of houses or buildings. But it should not be forgotten that a renovation has a cost that is often high but necessary.
All the editors of this blog join me in paying tribute to the victims of this drama.
This is the wacky idea of the week, and perhaps of the year.
Imagine a kind of white and orange tinkle, with an anemometer on the head, able to move on the sand of the beach, and tell you poems.
You ask yourself right away: but who invented this thing? Well you will discover it by following the link at the bottom of this article.
I am not sure of the interest of this thing, but if humans had only invented useful things, we would know.
If you go to the beach this summer and you see this object, think of me!
We had to think about it. Long before the drones were invented, there were already vehicles capable of hovering: helicopters.
These vehicles do not run on electricity, but kerosene, they make a lot of noise but they are effective.
It was enough to take back all the technology of the drones and to adapt it to the concept of the helicopters, and here is the result: what I called the helicopdrone.
One thing I’m sure of: we’ll see more of these machines in the sky soon.
Everyone knows the brand Rolls Royce, made famous by its black cars in the inimitable style. What is less known is that this brand also makes aircraft engines that equip Airbus and Boeing aircraft, and also boats.
Like the cars, Rolls Royce makes luxury boats fully equipped.
Look for yourself: wooden deck, sofa, futuristic design.
I do not know the engine noise of this yacht, but without a doubt it is characteristic of the Rolls Royce engines.
Do you remember this article in which you could see a mouse down a store? The title of the article is: Tiny house for tiny mouse.
Here we move on to the next level. It is an entire miniature village. One can see there passing hamsters, perhaps mice, and it is illuminated at night.
Attention to detail goes all the way to trash cans and trees.
If you look inside the houses, all the furniture is present: sofa, tables, chairs, and even cushions!
And that is the whole question. In fact, not at all. Airbnb, you know? If you like rentals at the last moment, AIrbnb is perfectly suited. With this application, you can choose a house or an apartment. But there was still a place to be conquered: it was that of the campsites. Tentrr is a free iPhone app that allows you with a simple click to book a camping site. For the time being, Tentrr has a contract with 75 campsites but the growth of this company is very large. Go and see for yourself this application.
How about taking a nap right now? Immediately, you imagine a hammock stretched between two trees under shady foliage.
Well, no, you’re wrong. The mad idea of this day is to take a nap on the water, but at the same time in a hammock. Impossible?
Simply attach a metal structure to two floating objects, such as surfing, canoeing, and that’s all!
In the example shown below, the story does not tell what happens when a person decides to get off his hammock …
Ah, Greece! With its innumerable islands, its Parthenon, its beaches and the friendly welcome of its inhabitants!
Greece is often associated with Antiquity and old buildings, often in ruins.
But Greece is a major tourist destination that attracts many tourists. And for some tourists, agree to see ruins, but the accommodation must be modern.
This is why we present here what is best done on the Greek islands.
Oh, the fashion of the tiny houses … I tell you often, from the most beautiful to the cheapest going through the most original. But I talk a little less often about the containers.
It must be said that a container is not pretty.
But when you put containers on top of each other, and you put the set on a beautiful mountain with snow, it’s completely different.
Do not forget to arrange the interior with beautiful furniture.
Just one detail: do not forget to insulate the walls … In winter, this can be useful.
I am sure that you would one day like to visit the most beautiful cities in Europe and its most beautiful scenery. That may be the case for some of you.
And you wonder where you will be able to stay, and if possible for cheap.
I have a solution for you. I can offer you free accommodation.
You only have to go to Italy and to scale 8,300 feet up. And it’s free.
Oh, of course, you have to do some sports. But the show is great. Imagine a sunrise over the Alps.
We do not know China well, it’s true. We are going to talk about the trade problems between China and the United States, and if we want to talk about tradition, we will refer to Japan.
And yet there are very ancient temples that deserve the journey alone.
We describe here a taoist temple that dates from 831 AD! Of course, it had to be restored. And that is what has been done.
We may regret the appearance a little too new of the whole.
In your opinion, how much does this house represented below cost? With its green windows, bricks and minimalist garden. Do not be fooled, this farm is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Why ? Because this farm which is located in Rotterdam, New York, dates from 1760 and in the United States, there are not many farms that date from that time.
The main home is on an area of 4,343 square feet on two floors.
And the selling price is at $ 1.1 million. Interested?
How much does it cost to make a home? Obviously, it depends on several factors like the equipment and the living area. It is also observed that what makes the price vary a great deal is the value of the land.
Here, it is expected to make a house of 160 square meters, or 1,722 square feet, without including the land.
You think you need at least $200k or $300k?
One can arrive at a price of €100k, or $109k. And all the comfort with.
One can regret the aesthetic minimalist …
The French are known for many brands, some of which are very traditional. Go tell a Frenchman that you must change the label on the bottle of Bordeaux wine that he prefers for many years: I wish you good luck!
This is why we must welcome the initiative of the person who decided to completely change the bottle of wine to make it a product that is used for serving wine but also for decanting.
He could have kept the outside appearance of the bottle. But no. The result is surprising.
But do not worry: the French are more modern than you think. Look at their new President of the Republic!
Again, the Nordic peoples, and especially the Swedes, amaze us. We knew they enjoy bathing in cold waters in the middle of winter. We also knew that they love saunas. The rest of the story is logical.
They decided to build on the snow a kind of golden egg that contains … a sauna!
And not just any sauna. A sauna that contains a wood stove, wood in reserve and an internal wooden lining as in a classic sauna.
The copper pans are there to create a moist, and traditional wooden benches. Magnificent !
I like to look at what is best in the world because you can see things that are so different from one country to another.
This is the case here with this academy for young women in India.
It shows the subtle mix of bamboo and concrete.
As it can get very hot, an ingenious system of fans and spaces without walls allows a permanent aeration.
And the decoration of the classrooms was thought to make teaching enjoyable.
To anyone who believes that the Apple company, you know, the company that sells smartphones and a whole lot of things you have on your wrist or in your suitcase, well, that the Apple company is going bad, I advise you to Read the rest of this article, and you will probably get another opinion.
Imagine a store to sell all these things. But not anywhere, in Dubai.
For the image of society, it was necessary to build a store with innovations. And this is what has been done with “solar wings”.
Thus, daylight can enter the store and when it gets too intense, a system can restrict that light.
The pyramids are not only in Egypt. Of course, there are also in South and Central America.
But it also exists in France and particularly in Paris. More precisely a pyramid. You do not believe me, even if I tell you that this pyramid is located in the Louvre, one of the most famous museums in the world, and that this pyramid is made of glass and steel?
That is the case. And even that the designer, a 100 year old architect, just won the AIA 25 Year Award.
At the origin of this project, the French were against, as was the project of the Georges Pompidou museum. But if you question the French today, they are almost all delighted with these constructions.
If you are like me, you like to look at the pictures of an article before reading it. And this is where things get complicated because we do not know what we see.
Is it a house? A fishing pontoon? An old restored cabana?
None of this, it is simply a boathouse. Attention, not a simple boathouse because we see the work of an architect.
When you are inside, you can see a sofa with some decorations and you can imagine having coffee while your friend is going on a boat trip.
Very nice but to use only when the weather is nice as if there are a few clouds and a cold wind, drafts can make the place very uncomfortable.