Could You Please Lend Me a Straw?



Thank you, but, no, thank you… I’ll just use mine for the moment. Sharing is not safe anymore especially with this strange flu. 😉

Funny Straw

Picture source: Martha Stewart

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Underground Living – Hidden Homes

The famous underground houses, unbelievable?!?! Wild? A bit strange? If we stop to think for a second, people have been living under the ground since the beginning of time. All history books speak about cavemen. And many well known people expressed their opinion about underground homes – kind of primitive form of living. The 17th-century philosopher Thomas Hobbes had a very brutal image of these people and of the human being far away from civilization and called this kind of living “poor, nasty, brutish and short”.

But in time, the situation changed. Underground houses are placed nowadays right in the middle of the civilization and they tend to be extremely out-of-the-common, but in an interesting and luxurious way.

Cave-house in shape of a human face, Bomarzo, Italy, 16th c, Picture source: Learning from Architecture

After thousands and thousands of years things have changed a little… 😉
Today’s earth shelter dwellings are a more friendly and elegant return to nature: comfortable and eco. I wonder what Thomas Hobbes would say about these….

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Burj Khalifa – Tallest Building in the World



Grand opening! The tallest skyscraper has been unveiled to the world… After years of construction the well known Burj Dubai now called Burj Khalifa has been completed leaving far behind Taipei 101.

Burj Khalifa | World’s Tallest Structure | DUBAI | 828m | 2716.5ft | 162 floors

Use: Mixed (hotel, restaurants and offices)
Architect: SOM
Developer: Emaar

Burj Dubai Opening

I personally find it AMAZING!!! If a few years ago the entire area was a building site, now everything is sparkling and breaking records. From project to reality….
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Happy New Year

May this new year bring you all the things you wish and hope for, many weird, but funny moments, lots of wonderful feelings, smiles, kisses and hugs. Be optimistic and laugh, and experience with all your senses every magic moment, the mysteries of life, bizzare and beautiful at the same time.

Happy New Year everyone!!

 

Picture source: One Step Forward Each Day

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