Energy efficiency meets clean design at Villa Kogelhof by Paul de Ruiter Architects. Located on a protected habitat, the house is split into two spaces, one underground, and one suspended above it. The subterranean level houses the entrance, garage, storage, and a workspace overlooking the pond. Upstairs, you'll find the living quarters, including the bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom, and patio, set on an open floor plan with a glass facade. As far as efficiency goes, there's an air circulation system, a central heating system, solar panels on the roof, a biomass stove for heating water, and a windmill. And don't worry about the wide-open surroundings: over 70,000 trees have been planted that will provide plenty of privacy in the years to come.
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There are plenty of bearded dudes walking around these days, but not very many are taking proper care of their crop. And who knows beards better than the Amish? Honest Amish Beard Balm is made with all natural products, including a blend of hair strengthening botanicals infused in a base of virgin argan, avocado, grapeseed, virgin pumpkin seed, and apricot kernel oils. It keeps your beard looking and feeling top notch, and the balm will even keep new growth from itching as you grow your beard to Amish levels of amazing.
An homage to the iconic Eames Molded Fiberglass Chair, the D'Hauteville Concrete Chair is a worthy update to this classic mid-century design. It's designed by Julie Legros and Henri Lavallard Boge, with steel legs and a concrete seat/back that combine to evoke modern building techniques while blending harmoniously into a wide variety of decors.