Is That a UFO Or a Hotel Room?

TreeHotel

That’s the question that one may ask when they first see this picture. The answer of course is that it is indeed a hotel room that is part of Treehotel, a unique hotel experience located near the small town of Harads, Sweden. The Treehotel has six rooms available for nightly rental each with unique styles including a birdsnest type of room and a mirrorcube. The inside of the each room is designed with custom furniture, lighting and fabrics. Each one feature views of the Lule River valley and miles of forest. Rooms currently go for about 5,000 Swedish kronor or roughly $715 US dollars/night.

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5 Bedroom 4 Bathroom Apartment Floor Plan

apartment-floorplan

Growing up I used to create floor plans of homes and offices while dreaming of one day becoming an architect. When I went to college I ended up studying graphic design and became a web designer/developer after graduation. I still from time to time create floor plans of buildings I imagine in my head and put on my computer.

Here is one of my favorite floor plans I recently created. It is a 4 bedroom 5 bathroom million dollar apartment. Here’s my pretty description of the unit. I know it sounds like a cheesy realtor wrote this but I’m not even a realtor so it’s he best I could do. Click on the picture for a much bigger, better look at the floor plans.

Get off the elevator and enter your private lobby before walking through the double doors of your new apartment. The first thing you’ll notice when you walk into the Grand Foyer of your spacious five bedroom, four bathroom unit is how open it is and how beautiful the hardwood floors throughout make it look. Walking straight will take you to your living room where you can entertain guests. The hallway to the left goes to your private theater, laundry room and oversized storage room, also accessible from the lobby. Going to the right will take you to the updated designer kitchen with walk-in pantry, granite counter tops and an island for extra room.  At 15′ by 16′ the Great Room is indeed great. The next hallway leads you to the four guest bedrooms, one of which can make a great office with private bath. Each bedroom features walk in closets and beautiful views of the city. At the end of the hallway lies the master suite with sitting area, two walk-in closets, and a master bathroom with jacuzzi, double sinks, and stand up shower.

Worlds Longest Bridge Construction Starting Soon

The Qatar-Bahrain Friendship Causeway, a 25 mile long marine causeway featuring a 14 mile bridge and 12 mile embankments connecting the west coast of Qatar to the east coast of Bahrain, is scheduled to begin construction in 2010. The project is expected to cost $3 billion. When completed, the causeway will be the longest in the world reducing the travel time from Qatar to Bahrain from four-and-a-half hours to around 30 minutes. The volume of traffic on the causeway is expected to be around 10,000 to 12,000 vehicles a day.

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Famous Ferris Bueller House For Sale

Famous Ferris Bueller House For Sale

The famous house where Cameron wrecked his fathers Italian sports car in the movie Ferris Buellers Day Off is up for sale. The Ben Rose Home which was designed by two notable architects of the 20th Century can be yours for a measly $2.3 million. More pictures of the home.

  • Year Built: 1953
  • 4 total bedroom(s)
  • 4 total bath(s)
  • 4 total full bath(s)
  • 8 total rooms
  • Approximately 5300 sq. ft.

The iHouse (Not an Apple product)

iHouse

Clayton Homes has introduced the iHouse, a customizable pre-built house. Thanks to things like solar panels, thick walls and a rainwater catching system, the iHouse only costs about $1/day to cover all it’s electricity needs. There’s a one or two bedroom version of the home which can cost between $75,000 to $140,000 depending on options and shipping/building of the units. All the materials can be shipped in two large trucks and the house takes a few days to assemble.

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Sink That Makes Washing Hands Fun Again

Sink That Makes Washing Hands Fun Again

Inspired by the Abisko National Park in Sweden, the Abisko Washbasin is one sink that would make teaching children to wash their hands a much more entertaining experience. The water comes out of the faucet where you catch it to wash your hands but once it lands in the sink its path down the slide will relax you with the soothing sound of a waterfall. Once the water has made its way down the slide thanks to gravity, it freefalls once more only this time into a drain on the floor that resembles a heating duct.

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Platzhalter Bookshelf Grows With Your Books

Platzhalter bookshelf

So instead of just buying more bookshelfs as your books outgrow your current one, why not just expand the bookshelf you have? The Platzhalter bookshelf does just that, forming a capital V in the process of your book expansion, which adds an elegant design element to your library in the process. The exposed boards that open up the bookshelf as it expands are also hidden when the bookshelf is level vertically. Nice design as long as those expansion boards are secure.