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How to Build Your Own Wood-Fired Hot Tub

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How would you like to have your own hot tub without spending a fortune? If you are trying to have a sustainable lifestyle and live off-the-grid, then this make your own hot tub project will be right up your alley. Build your own wood fired hot tub and spend some relaxing moments without having to go to a spa. This won’t be an easy job, but with some craftsmanship and the help of a professional, you can get much closer to your dream. Continue reading “How to Build Your Own Wood-Fired Hot Tub” »

Archiloop Converts 12th-Century Italian Monastery into Hotel Vocabolo Moscatelli

Archiloop has transformed the 12th-century Italian monastery, Vocabolo Moscatelli, into a charming boutique hotel in the scenic Umbria region. The restoration project, led by architect Jacopo Venerosi Pesciolini, aimed to preserve the site’s “rustic simplicity,” ensuring that the historic charm and original features remained intact. Chef concierge Frederik Kubierschky and Catharina Lütjens spearheaded the restoration efforts, collaborating with local craftspeople to maintain the authenticity of the 800-year-old stone buildings.

Retaining the monastery’s original wooden floors, exposed terracotta brickwork, and ceiling beams, the team complemented these elements with new pieces from local artists and designers. The result is a seamless blend of historic and contemporary design, paying homage to the past while incorporating modern sensibilities. The addition of a travertine swimming pool, harmonizing with the surrounding woodland, and Mediterranean landscaping by Fabiano Crociani further enhances the property’s allure. Vocabolo Moscatelli offers 12 spacious guest suites, each adorned with a unique color palette and design pieces, creating a “monastic chic” ambiance throughout the hotel.

As part of The Aficionados hotel group, Vocabolo Moscatelli joins a collection of 90 design-led properties across Europe. This restoration project contributes to the trend of converting historic buildings in Umbria into stylish accommodations, showcasing the region’s rich cultural and architectural heritage. The transformation of Vocabolo Moscatelli exemplifies the delicate balance between preserving history and embracing contemporary design in the realm of luxury hospitality.

Nonprofit Diverts an Ocean Plastic Tide, Removing 2 Million Pounds of Trash From Waterways

The TerraCycle Global Foundation has achieved a remarkable feat in the battle against ocean pollution by successfully removing over 2 million pounds of waste from rivers, canals, and waterways. The nonprofit organization, founded by TerraCycle, a reputable New Jersey-based company specializing in transforming plastic waste into useful items, has been tackling the issue of ocean pollution at its source—waterways. By focusing on these crucial points where waste enters oceans, the Foundation has diverted and recycled more than 1000 tons of trash, preventing it from reaching and harming marine life. Operating in the canals of Bangkok, Thailand, TerraCycle’s “world-class river waste prevention systems” Continue reading “Nonprofit Diverts an Ocean Plastic Tide, Removing 2 Million Pounds of Trash From Waterways” »

World’s Largest Bat Species Is the Size of a Human Child

In 2020, a viral photo on Twitter captured the attention of the internet, featuring what appeared to be a human-sized bat in the Philippines. Initially dismissed as fake, the image was later confirmed to be authentic, showcasing the impressive size of the golden-crowned flying fox, also known as the golden-capped fruit bat. As one of the world’s largest bat species, these endangered megabats can weigh up to three pounds, boasting a wingspan reaching five and a half feet. Continue reading “World’s Largest Bat Species Is the Size of a Human Child” »

Water Pipe Rifle Shape Wall Mount Lamp

This handcrafted gun lamp is the perfect addition to any man cave, living room or military-loving kids room. This is available in the link below… Continue reading “Water Pipe Rifle Shape Wall Mount Lamp” »

Crochet Cat Paw Chair Socks

Crochet Cat Paw Chair Socks will keep the legs of your chairs from scratching your floors! They are adorable too! Let me walk you thru the pattern from start to finish!
Perfect as a gift to a Cat Lover or to keep for yourself. These are available in the link below… Continue reading “Crochet Cat Paw Chair Socks” »

Transparent Skin Patches Promise Psoriasis Patients Better Human-Centered Treatment

The development of transparent skin patches for psoriasis patients marks a significant step towards a more human-centered approach to dermatological treatment. Skin conditions, particularly those requiring extended treatment, often bring not only physical discomfort but also profound mental and emotional challenges. Psoriasis, a chronic condition, can lead individuals to cover up affected areas due to embarrassment, hindering the effectiveness of treatments. Existing solutions tend to focus on the technical and physiological aspects of medicine, overlooking the psychological impact on patients. The 3M Psoriasis Prescription Patch introduces an innovative and empathetic solution. Continue reading “Transparent Skin Patches Promise Psoriasis Patients Better Human-Centered Treatment” »

Wooden Pavilion with a Sunken Walkway is Designed to Facilitate Orchid Cultivation

Nestled outside Puerto Escondido, Mexico, the Orchid Pavilion stands as a striking testament to innovative design and ecological consciousness. Crafted by the skilled hands of the Mexican architecture studio Centro de Colaboración Arquitectónica (CCA), this wooden pavilion encircles the Tadao Ando-designed Casa Wabi art institute, creating a harmonious blend of architecture and nature. The pavilion’s distinctive features include a rose-colored sunken walkway, adorned with benches and gravel-filled spaces, all sheltered beneath a simple wooden structure with an A-shaped canopy. Notably, the design incorporates a thoughtful irrigation system, with clay basins strategically positioned along the apex of the pavilion. Rainwater is collected in these bowls, Continue reading “Wooden Pavilion with a Sunken Walkway is Designed to Facilitate Orchid Cultivation” »

Live On “Fake Mars” For A Year: NASA’s Simulated Mission Is Open For Applicants

Embarking on a cosmic adventure has become a tangible possibility for those daring enough to join NASA’s simulated mission to “fake Mars.” The space agency recently opened applications for volunteers willing to spend a year living on a simulated Red Planet, offering a unique opportunity to contribute valuable information for planning future human missions to the real Mars. This initiative is part of NASA’s CHAPEA missions, which involve ground-based simulations designed to replicate the challenges and conditions of an actual Mars mission. The second CHAPEA mission, scheduled for spring 2025, will feature a four-person volunteer crew residing in a 1,700-square-foot 3D-printed habitat called the Mars Dune Continue reading “Live On “Fake Mars” For A Year: NASA’s Simulated Mission Is Open For Applicants” »


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