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This tree is the closest to being human


I'm watching you! ©copyright2014owpp

I’m watching you!
©copyright2014owpp

With not too much imagination
You see what they can see 🙂

Shipping container family home: building blocks in Redwoods


The first thought that popped into my mind from such a title was oh no! it’ll look horrific, time wasted but was pleasantly surprised by this ingenious form of housing and the space felt all along. It looks more like modern housing than anything else.
I took the liberty and pleasure to entertain you for a whole 9.33 mn… let me know if it was worth it 🙂

Published on Jul 7, 2013
Kam Kasravi and Connie Dewitt wanted a modern cabin that wouldn’t disrupt the Redwoods on their property. First they considered prefabs, but quickly realized they wouldn’t fit up the narrow road to their land in the Santa Cruz mountains. So they convinced their friend, architect David Fenster, to design them a home made from shipping containers.

Built from recycled cargo containers hand-picked from the Port of Oakland, Six Oaks was built around the footprint of the land. The containers were building blocks that were cut and stacked to fit between Redwoods along a steep grade.

While the home was assembled in 6 hours, it took nearly a year to finish the interior since so much of it was custom. The unique materials meant some unique requirements: instead of carpenters, they used welders; a commercial roofer had to be hired, etc.

Acoording to Connie, it wasn’t “the cheapest way to build”, but It cost about $50 per square foot less than a more conventional custom home.

They didn’t aim to build an extreme home, but the couple feel confident their home will hold up well under extreme conditions- i.e. falling trees, forest fires. Connie jokes that if a tree does fall on the home, “it will get a little dent and we’ll call the auto body shop to fix the house”.

David Fenster, MODULUS architects http://www.modulus.com/modulus.html

*Thanks to Connie and NorCal Construction for the construction time lapse: http://www.norcalconstruction.com/

Original story: http://faircompanies.com/videos/view/…
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Biggest Teahupoo Ever, Shot on the PHANTOM CAMERA. [Original 720p video]


This is a continuation of last post. It is all I have said on a much grander scale. Not in the philosophical sense but in the magnitude of the waves and the sheer force of nature and water.
It’s raw, hazardous and perilous but somehow makes it all the more fascinating and bigger than life. I see art and beauty in every detail of this slow motion video.
I wish you to love it as much (at least!) as I did 🙂
My following video is the whole-story of this one, enjoy it too!

“Code Red” Full Movie – Surfing Goes Huge At Teahupoo Tahiti

Published on Apr 25, 2012
On August 27, 2011, the Billabong Pro Tahiti event on surfing’s World Tour was placed on hold due to a massive swell bearing down on the famed big-wave spot, Teahupoo. With forecasts calling for unprecedented surf, some of the greatest surfers in the world descended on the island to be in the water, despite a “Code Red” called by the Tahitian Coast Guard, which sought to keep everyone on shore. See the historic day through the eyes of two surfers — the young gun Laurie Towner and the veteran Dylan Longbottom — as they catch some of the biggest, most dangerous surf ever recorded, much of it captured with the super slow motion Phantom Camera for never-before-seen imagery.

http://www.youtube.com/networka
http://www.youtube.com/networkasurf

Those Relaxing Sounds of Waves, Tropical Beaches with Ocean Sounds, 1080p HD Video


Of all the videos I used when working on the laptop, studying, writing or simply in need of a holiday at home, this one is at the top of my list in quality.
The scenery changes fast enough so as not to be bored and are long enough to put you in deep relaxation if you watch it constantly.
At the end of the hour with the video finishing off with a sunset, you feel as loose and lazy as at the end of a full day on the beach.

I hope you’ll enjoy it and let me know the effect it had on you.

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Uploaded on Nov 11, 2011
This video is a part of the official Caribbean Lounge 3½ hour long film available for download in full HD on http://www.LoungeV.com
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This relaxing video with ocean sounds is a perfect natural background for work, study, reading, sleeping, kissing, etc. Indispensable in a car, train, bus, or during long flight. Download and play it on your laptop, iPad, HD tablet, iPhone, smartphone or HDTV.
Available formats: full HD 1080p, HD 720p, DVD.

Watch trailer: https://www.youtube.com/user/LoungeVs…

Featuring tropical beaches with relaxing ocean sounds, refreshing mountain rivers and captivating underwater landscapes, our HD nature films will bring peace and harmony wherever you decide to play them it!

Perfect for anyone who would like to add a calming element to a room or for an instant escape to a natural, serene setting!