Sneeoosh Cabin

Described by the architects, Zeroplus Architects, as a “rabbit warming itself in the sun”, the Sneeoosh Cabin is set at the water’s edge near Deception Pass on the Swinomish Indian Reserve, in Washington.

The main living areas are enclosed by glass so that the ever-changing surrounds become integrated into the daily rituals of the house’s occupants.

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Walker-Pope House Seattle

In Seattle, Washington, the Walker-Pope House sits deep in a beautiful forest. The house just seems to belong to its surroundings, it doesn’t try to blend with the surrounding landscape, nor does it stand out as a glaring eyesore.

The interior is infused with a sense of comfort, not just from the furnishings and decor, but from the orange walls and ceiling.

The Walker-Pope House is a beautiful example of how architecture should impact the world

Sol Duc The Steel Clad Cabin

This gorgeous little house on stilts is located in the Olympic Peninsula, Washington, USA and is clad in steel. Called the Sol Duc cabin, it was built as a fishing cabin, with the dining and kitchen areas on the first floor and bedrooms above. There is also a cantilevered deck that extends from the lower level, offering great views of the river.

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Starbucks Recycles And Gets A Drive-Thru

We have seen a few ways to recycle containers, but Starbucks have found one that looks incredible. Reclamation Drive Thru came about after some brilliant minds at Starbucks thought to utilize the containers used to transport their coffees and teas around the world instead of allowing them to wallow and languish. The recycled container drive thru opened on December 13th 2011.

The drive thru isn’t certified as yet, but Starbucks is hoping to achieve LEED soon, which will make the shop the first LEED building in Tukwila, Washington. The building has less signage than a “normal” Starbucks and also has integrated rainwater harvesting and xeriscaping to minimize water consumption.

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Alexa Meade’s Photograph Like “Paintings”

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After working on the Obama Campaign as a press staffer, Alexa Meade became fascinated with repackaging text. Alexa uses paints to shade and highlight the models’ skin and once she has achieved the look of a painting, she arranges the model surrounded by what looks like the background of a painting; when you see her still lifes in the gallery, they look like life-sized paintings, until the model opens her eyes and looks directly at you. She photographs her work and the photographs look like paintings. Like the photograph above; the model is the curator of the National Portrait Gallery in Washington and behind her is a photograph of “Jaime”.

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Orca Speakers With A Wood Grain Finish

The Orca Speakers were named after the Orca pods that roam the Puget Sound

The Orca speakers are from Blumenstein Speaker company that operates out of Seattle, Washington. The speakers are made from a mixture of sustainable materials including banana plant fibre, Birch plywoodPlyboo Bamboo Plywood and Titebond III waterproof wood glue for long-term durability. The sound quality of the speakers is supposed to be phenomenal, without subwoofers they are perfect for listening to music in your cubicle without disturbing your neighbours. With the addition of a subwoofer or two, the bass reveals itself and they adjust to being surround sound speakers.

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