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rhamphotheca:

Earth Sheltered Homes

The earth sheltered house uses the ground as insulating blanket which effectively protects it from temperature extremes, wind, rain and extreme weather events. An earth sheltered home is energy-efficient, quiet, freeze-proof and low maintenance. Aesthetically an earth sheltered home blends in with the natural environment, leaving more yard space and more space for wildlife.

Fifteen feet below ground the soil maintains a fairly constant temperature equal to the annual average temperature of the area’s surface air. If the average temperature in your area is 55, that means the soil temperature at 15 feet is 55 degrees and in the winter you will only have to bring the temperature inside your earth sheltered home up thirteen degrees, to bring it up to a comfortable 68 degrees. Versus bringing up the inside temperature 68 degrees, if your home is above ground and the outside windchill is 0. In the summer, that 55 degree soil will also keep your home much cooler than an above ground home. Many earth homes incorporate passive solar designs lessening even further the need for fuel for heating or cooling…

(read and see more: Inspiration Green)

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mostlyharmlessstuff:

The uniform

It is again time for the weekly “Friday Challenge” over on StyleForum. This week’s challenge is hosted by timotune (aka blazerandtie.tumblr.com) and theme is “The uniform”. The idea is to make a fit based on one of menswear’s most classic combinations: Blue jacket, grey trousers, brown suede shoes. Also, The uniform" is a play on the fact that this colour combination is often worn as a uniform by security guards and the like. Given the rather limited options provided by the challenge, there are nevertheless a number of really wonderful fits so far. Check out the whole thread on SF

Dunhill (by Zegna) 100% mohair SC, Belisario MTM shirt, Vanda Fine Clothing tie, Turnbull & Asser PS, Charles Tyrwhitt Donegal trousers, Alfred Sargent for Herring shoes William II in snuff suede

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mugenstyle:

Blues baby!

mugenstyle:

Blues baby!

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mollyea:


luxuryaccommodations
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The Eagles View Suite - Finland

Spacious, luxurious and utterly unique, the Eagles View Suite at Iso Syote Hotel is a spectacular two-floor accommodation built around a growing tree. The outstanding design along with the topnotch amenities and stunning glass roof and walls that afford million dollar views of summer’s midnight sun and winter’s Northern Lights, make this space an exclusive, year-round oasis. However, Finland’s best ski boutique hotel in 2013 has much more to offer, including delightful traditional cottages, top-quality cuisine and an unparalleled choice of winter activities.

Website | TripAdvisor

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mostlyharmlessstuff:

The week in review, #20

Feb 24-28, 2014

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