Let this wastewater treatment plant show you how to live.
This may sound crazy, but it is exactly why the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies in Rhinebeck, New York constructed their Omega Center for Sustainable Living (OCSL), also known as the Eco Machine. We can learn some valuable lessons from this building. 
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Let this wastewater treatment plant show you how to live.

This may sound crazy, but it is exactly why the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies in Rhinebeck, New York constructed their Omega Center for Sustainable Living (OCSL), also known as the Eco Machine. We can learn some valuable lessons from this building. 

Read the rest:  The world’s most beautiful wastewater treatment plant

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British artist, Helen Musselwhite does with a scalpel and paper what our minds do in a deep dream: build layer upon layer until something fantastic and otherworldly has been created. Many of her paper cut artworks are comforting and familiar, like her many forest scenes and portraits of woodland creatures (see next pages), but she’s equally capable of creating eerie or grotesque figures, like with her wonderful series of skulls.
via Helen Musselwhite’s paper cut artwork inspired by nature

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British artist, Helen Musselwhite does with a scalpel and paper what our minds do in a deep dream: build layer upon layer until something fantastic and otherworldly has been created. Many of her paper cut artworks are comforting and familiar, like her many forest scenes and portraits of woodland creatures (see next pages), but she’s equally capable of creating eerie or grotesque figures, like with her wonderful series of skulls.

via Helen Musselwhite’s paper cut artwork inspired by nature

So much in the design world is controlled and ordered that it is refreshing to see something this wild and natural, while also being so modern. It is an intriguing juxtaposition of controlled chaos on the exterior and elegantly designed simplicity inside.
While most of us won’t be fortunate enough to have a place like this of our own, I think the lesson here is to remember that good design doesn’t necessarily mean perfect symmetry or control over the elements. Sometimes letting things run a little wild can lead to beautiful results.

via Overgrown garden shed shows beauty of wild design 

So much in the design world is controlled and ordered that it is refreshing to see something this wild and natural, while also being so modern. It is an intriguing juxtaposition of controlled chaos on the exterior and elegantly designed simplicity inside.

While most of us won’t be fortunate enough to have a place like this of our own, I think the lesson here is to remember that good design doesn’t necessarily mean perfect symmetry or control over the elements. Sometimes letting things run a little wild can lead to beautiful results.

via Overgrown garden shed shows beauty of wild design 

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Every architecture student has done it: The all-nighter where you end up sleeping on or under your desk. (When I did it, it was under a traditional drafting table). Now designer Athanasia Leivaditou of StudioNL has brought a whole new level of comfort to the overnight in the studio with this clever desk that hides a bed.  Transformer desk turns into bedroom

© Athanasia Leivaditou

Every architecture student has done it: The all-nighter where you end up sleeping on or under your desk. (When I did it, it was under a traditional drafting table). Now designer Athanasia Leivaditou of StudioNL has brought a whole new level of comfort to the overnight in the studio with this clever desk that hides a bed.  Transformer desk turns into bedroom