Architecture: Electric Boat House by Groosman Partners: "..facing south, the roof is covered with 72 solar panels over an area of 91 square meters. the PV cells provide 11,072 kWh per year generating enough energy to fuel 1,385 boats per year. rainwater runoff is also collected in a tank for use in the toilets and washing the watercrafts. the structure's temperature is regulated with an earth mouth heating pump.
Residential Architecture: Two-Tree House by Golany Architects: "..the house, which now appears to have grown there, actually began as a recycled shipping container..it was constructed by applying prefabrication wherever possible, with all the interior finishes, insulation and structure completed off-site. it was brought to the site fully prepared to serve as a dwelling. the timber cladding, light roof over steel ceiling, stone work, and decks were designed in advance, and were complimented by works on site, after the house was inhabited.
Above: "I know! --Let's put a 2-year-old on a leopard. It must be safe -- it's on a leash, apparently made of string." Or we could dangle a toddler with a snack in his hand, over the raccoon enclosure.(Raccoons are pretty clean animals with rounded teeth, right?)
But to my way of thinking, nothing beats putting a giant constrictor of some kind, on top of an infant, not yet old enough to ask his parents "Why do you want to get rid of me?"
When I started this blog, it was originally supposed to be part of my self-care plan in graduate school. It was going to be a way that I could vent, blog/journal, and stay in touch with my family. I think I posted twice. I started the blog in Jan. 2010, I believe. I was trying to think of a clever name for the blog, something that would catch people's attention.
DANA POINT (CBS) — A young California Gray whale whose tail was trapped in 50 feet of netting is now swimming free thanks to the help from a Dana Point whale watching crew.
Capt. Dave Anderson, of Capt. Dave’s Dolphin and Whale Safari, says he and his wife Gisele were on their way to dinner Friday when they got a call from one of their whale watching boats, notifying them that a whale had been spotted with a huge amount of gillnet wrapped around its tail flukes.
Hi guys! It was an awesome weather yesterday and today, days to enjoy the spring with the kids, a relief after a continuous raining for the whole last week and the week before, which is good but not in kids spring break though. Hope it will not cool too much especially in April, as many are expecting, like what happened last 2 years when it snowed and made damage to a lot of trees and plants.