Our good buddies at Inhabitant have got a superlative post on our favorite Swedish eco hotel, Treehotel. The übercool hotel has a new addition to their amazing selection of high flying rooms, and it’s shaped like a giant flying saucer! A UFO recently landed in the forests of the Treehotel letting guests imagine they were abducted for a night. Prefabricated from a lightweight composite material, the UFO is suspended in the trees and is sustainably built just like all of the other rooms. For $625 a night, you and a friend can kick back in your very own UFO, check out the aurora borealis and maybe even have your own sighting. READ MORE
We like to stay UP around here, not quite Apple Office Up, more like the new Larry Page Google kind of up, realistic with a couple of perks left. We try not to get too negative, having blurted all that, one thing we loath is Reality TV! WTF is the world coming to, and NO we’er not old, just clever! It was a dose of reality when three of the four houses in the Channel 9 series The Block 2011 failed to sell under the hammer at their weekend auction.
Noteworthy was that there was no shortage of buyers for the Richmond cottages, even when you take out those who had a bidding paddle intended for a few seconds of camera fame. The genuine buyers – mostly represented by unemotional buyers’ agents who also saw the marketing opportunities – just wouldn’t budge on price, and Channel 9 prudently didn’t want a sale at any cost. The reserves all matched their marketing campaigns, so the pre auction raid by Victorian Consumer Affairs to investigate claims of under-quoting was just another stunt that helped the ratings, which peaked at 3,089,000 :: Read the full article »»»»
Home prices in Australia’s capital cities eased 0.2 per cent in June, the sixth straight monthly decline. RP Data – Rismark’s Hedonic Home Value Index shows prices in the capital cities have now slipped 2 per cent over the past year.However, the modest average national fall in home prices masks considerable variation across the capitals :: Read the full article »»»»
Some people like to camp it up on just beans and smoke, I go to the opposite extreme, setting up shrunken gourmet kitchen, literally everything the modern gourmet requires, including the kitchen sink. The down side of this of course is carting the bits to and from a camp site, assembly and tear down. What we need is a self-contained portable camping kitchen, where all their gear can be both stored and used.
… and that just happens to be what Kanz Outdoors’ Field Kitchen is. The Field Kitchen is made from marine-grade aluminum and Baltic birch plywood, and when closed up, can be carried by two rubber-coated handles. When in use, its top lid hinges up to provide some wind protection for the stove, and can then be detached to act as a serving tray. A wooden front panel, meanwhile, folds down to serve as a food preparation surface. The entire unit can be placed on a picnic table, or it can stand on its own, using an optional set of long legs :: READ MORE