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Very Cool -BEST Products Company, Inc. – 1975

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A TOUCH OF ART – amazing bathroom floors

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The theme for these floor designs can be quite versatile, but as you can see from the pictures below, the most common designs include, dolphins, fish, water and sand. If watched from the right angle, these 3D floor designs can look alive to everyone. Even at first glance you can get the feeling of some dolphin or shark swimming right next to your feet. Or maybe the felling of walking by the ocean. Check out the following ideas and see if you will like to have a unique and awesome 3D floor design into your bathroom. Enjoy and stay up to date with us to find more amazing ideas for your home decor!

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HIWAY AMERICA -Alex Jordan Jr.’s #Wacky House On The Rock, Spring Green Wisconsin

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Alex Jordan Jr.’s Wacky House On The Rock

Alex Jordan, Jr.

  • Alexander John Jordan, Jr. was best known as the creator of the House on the Rock, an eccentric architectural and entertainment attraction in Spring Green, Wisconsin. Published information on Jordan’s life is scarce. Wikipedia

  • Born: March 3, 1914, Madison, WI

  • Died: November 6, 1989, United States of America

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    A four-walled testament to the peculiarities of hoarding and mania, the “House on the Rock” is a tourist attraction located in Spring Green, Wisconsin. In a moment of explosive creativity–or dejected architectural aggression– Alex Jordan Jr. broke ground on a 60 foot chunk of rock to create a Japanese-style home. Seven years later, Jordan and his crew opened the bizarre building’s doors to paying visitors. Today, the house features 21 bizarre rooms on exhibit.

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    Giant Whale Statue

    But Jordan’s architectural gem may never have come into existence were it not for a sorry encounter with renown architect Frank Lloyd Wright.Biographers have drawn on a story told wherein Jordan, an avid fan of Wright, presented a design to Wright in a meeting, to which the famous architect responded “I wouldn’t hire you to design a cheese crate or a chicken coop. You’re not capable.” According to Jordan’s biographers, the Wright-berated designer stewed about the dismissal while driving home along Highway 23, where he spotted the chimney of rock on which he would later build. He vowed to construct something that would make Wright eat his words. While a great story, it is very unlikely to have unfolded this way, as all dates on record have Alex Jordan being nine years old at the time, and place Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan – along with other discrepancies.

    Infinity Room

    The house also has a home in American literature, Neil Gaiman referenced it as a portal to another world in his novel “American Gods”. Some of the more fantastical-bordering-on-fictional themed rooms include: The Infinity Room, which juts out from the side of the house features 3,264 windows as walls, the Streets of Yesterday, which has a life size recreation of a nineteenth century village inside of it- complete with a brick road, barber shop, china shop, an apothecary, and other period building reproductions.

    Rock Rose Bathroom

    Read more at http://all-that-is-interesting.com/house-on-the-rock#DVTHdxVUizpHkpGC.99

    8 of googles craziest offices-very cool!

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    Elements of 1960s Retro Decorating Style

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     Elements of 1960s Retro Decorating Style

    1960s Living Room

    The Sixties were a time of enormous change, both technologically and socially. The space race was on and the American culture was focused on Sputnik, the Cold War and jet airplanes that were able to transport people faster than ever before.

    American culture was also focused on a younger generation that was busy rebelling against long-established traditions. This rebellion had a huge impact on fashion, music and home décor. Everything became more dynamic, graphic and colorful.

    London was also a major influence on design and trends, especially with their most famous export, The Beatles.

    In 1964 the first discotheque opened in L.A. and quickly caught on across the country. The high-tech metallic and mirrored look of the discos influenced home and office interior design. On the opposite end of the spectrum, the hippie culture with travel to India and Morocco introduced the “ethnic” look. The words “Peace” and “Love” were seen everywhere as both graphic symbols and as a mantra of a generation. Life in the ’60s focused on self-expression and home décor was just the place for people to make their individual statement.

    – See more at: http://blog.retroplanet.com/1960s-decorating-style/#sthash.sj8B2vbm.dpuf

     

     

     

     

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    welcome to the future

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    welcome to the future
    11 Futuristic Ways to Improve Our Cities, From Robotic Rats to Talking Trash Cans

    CHRIS PHILPOT

    City Hall. It’s traditionally the place where technology gets stuffed into a drawer and forgotten. But as budgets recover from the Great Recession and smartphone-toting citizens prod municipal officials, cities are now more Boston Dynamics than Boss Tweed. Soon the pols will be promising sensor-driven pots that cook the chicken for you, just the way you like it.

    1. Graffiti-busting drones. The Deutsche Bahn, Germany’s railroad, is testing drones to see if they deter graffiti artists, after taggers did $9 million in damage to its railcars in 2012 alone.

    2. Robotic sewer rats. RedZone Robotics makes a compact autonomous robot, Solo, that uses a 360-degree camera and lasers to inspect city sewers.

    3. Pothole patrol. Teeth-rattling roads are nasty. In Boston, the Street Bump app uses your phone’s motion sensor and GPS to report rough rides—and save your shocks.

    4. Smart spaces. The Parker app uses cameras and in-ground sensors to flag open spaces. It also tells you when your time is up so you don’t get a ticket.

    5. Permeable pavement. New paving surfaces let rainwater through to the ground, lessening the load on drainage systems and restoring aquifers.

    6. Talking trash cans. BigBelly Solar trash and recycling bins ping HQ when they need to be emptied, enabling more efficient route planning. In Philadelphia the system has successfully cut trash collection costs.

    7. Cool roofs. Reflective paint bounces away the sun, cooling buildings and saving energy.

    8. Air-purifying billboards. Ultra-polluted Lima, Peru, recently introduced a billboard that sucks in air, purifies it, and pumps it out again, upping air quality for a five-block radius.

    9. Watchful lights. Motion-sensitive LEDs from Sensity also measure things like pollution or snowfall. At Newark Airport they even watch passengers and alert security if there’s trouble. Creepy.

    10. Self-watering parks. Sensors in Barcelona’s parks monitor soil moisture and turn on the water only when it’s dry.

    11. Traffic monitors. LA commute times dropped by more than 12 percent, thanks to the city’s new traffic control system. It uses pattern analysis and vehicle detectors in the road to shift signal lights for speedier flow.

    HIWAY AMERICA-THE DOME HOUSE-PENSACOLA FLORIDA

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    IMGP2391-150x150224259_v1Dome of a Home
    The Dome of a Home is an incredible monument of dome design and construction. Located on Pensacola Beach, Florida, this 6,000 sq ft of indoor and outdoor living space provides spectacular views of the Gulf of Mexico and Santa Rosa Sound.
    Built by Mark and Valerie Sigler, this amazing home features advanced construction and design techniques to help defend against the forces of nature.
    Enjoy the articles detailing the construction of the Dome of a Home, as well as the many photos which provide an interesting look into the

    creation of this futuristic home.

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