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A Spanish holiday retreat made by a cow!


This is amazing! Design company Ensamble Studio brought in help of a special talent to build this neat little holiday studio; a cow. They covered stacked hay bales in concrete, buried this, and once hardened, allowed Paulina, the said cow, to eat away the hay inside. This took about a year, she took her time I guess, but the result was very much worth the wait! They call it The Truffle.

The Truffle by Ensamble Studio

The Truffle by Ensamble Studio

The Truffle by Ensamble Studio

Yeah, I can see myself taking a breaker there….

Source: Worthytoshare

Photography: Ensamble Studio

The Strandmon Ikea chair


I kinda love this Ikea chair. The Strandmon is not new to the Ikea family, but back after a stint of absence. It reminds me of the chairs you see in cartoons. In fact, of the one in the Cartoon Network animated series ‘Cow & Chicken’. I could only find the image below, which is clearly their sofa, but it’s similar right?

Strandmon by Ikea

Cow and Chicken interior

Anyway. I think that at €199,- the Strandmon is a steal.

 

Harrison Ford puts his Hollywood manse on the market


Hollywood buff Harrison Ford and his much younger (and thinner) wife Calista Flockhart, are selling their Hollywood home. The Country Colonial, designed by Beverly Hills favourite Gerard Colcord, was bought by Mr Ford and his ex-wife in 1983. I guess La Flockhart wanted to get rid of all the bad ex-wife vibes that lingered in the place, but I bet Mr Ford is sadly saying his goodbyes as the place is wonderful.

The house has a lot of charm and most likely he designed and fitted some of the many clever shelves and units. After all, before he went into acting, Harrison Ford was a carpenter and cabinet-maker. It was built in the 1950′s but looks as if it is much older and oozes character! And the views of Los Angeles are breath-taking. With al that smog maybe literally….

The actor and the old Mrs Ford bought the 7000+ square feet (700 m2) for around $1.000.000 which is peanuts now.  The house is on the market for $8.295.000 which means a healthy profit is in the cards. The happy couple need some extra cash as their new home has set them back $12.650.000…..

Images courtesy of The real estalker and David Offer fine homes