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A Retired Boeing 727 Converted Into a Home in the Woods

A Retired Boeing 727 Converted Into a Home in the Woods home forests airplanes

photo courtesy airplanehome.com

A Retired Boeing 727 Converted Into a Home in the Woods home forests airplanes

still from the video by Even Quach

A Retired Boeing 727 Converted Into a Home in the Woods home forests airplanes

photos by John Brecher

A Retired Boeing 727 Converted Into a Home in the Woods home forests airplanes

photo by John Brecher

A Retired Boeing 727 Converted Into a Home in the Woods home forests airplanes

photo by John Brecher

A Retired Boeing 727 Converted Into a Home in the Woods home forests airplanes

photo courtesy airplanehome.com

A Retired Boeing 727 Converted Into a Home in the Woods home forests airplanes

still from the video by Even Quach

A Retired Boeing 727 Converted Into a Home in the Woods home forests airplanes

still from the video by Even Quach

A Retired Boeing 727 Converted Into a Home in the Woods home forests airplanes

still from the video by Even Quach

A Retired Boeing 727 Converted Into a Home in the Woods home forests airplanes

photo by John Brecher

A Retired Boeing 727 Converted Into a Home in the Woods home forests airplanes

still from the video by Even Quach

A Retired Boeing 727 Converted Into a Home in the Woods home forests airplanes

photo by John Brecher

When most people board a plane they’re usually leaving home. But not if you’re Bruce Campbell, an innovative engineer who rejected the standards of traditional housing and decided to engage his flight of fancy. He purchased a retired Boeing 727, complete with wings and landing gear, for about $220,000 and situated it in a suburban wooded area outside Portland, Oregon. After many years of work the plane is now a makeshift home with electricity, a shower and kitchen. It’s like a young boy’s dream come true!

Want your own airplane home? “You need to acquire two things: An airliner, and suitable land to host it.” Well, it may not be quite that simple but Campbell has a how-to guide on his webpage to shed light on the process. According to the Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association (AFRA) there will be 500 – 600 aircrafts retired annually over the next two decades. That’s 10,000 – 12,000 potentially new aircraft homes coming on the market. Better start making plans now! (via Bored Panda and Huffington Post)

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New in the Colossal Shop: Sugar Skull Spoons

New in the Colossal Shop: Sugar Skull Spoons spoons skulls kitchen home anatomy

Dying for a cup of coffee? Created by design shop Hundred Million, these ghastly sugar skull spoons are equal parts fun and functional. Now available in the Colossal Shop.

The Negative Space of a House Cut Inside a 908-Page Book

The Negative Space of a House Cut Inside a 908 Page Book sculpture paper home book architecture

The Negative Space of a House Cut Inside a 908 Page Book sculpture paper home book architecture

The Negative Space of a House Cut Inside a 908 Page Book sculpture paper home book architecture

The Negative Space of a House Cut Inside a 908 Page Book sculpture paper home book architecture

The Negative Space of a House Cut Inside a 908 Page Book sculpture paper home book architecture

The Negative Space of a House Cut Inside a 908 Page Book sculpture paper home book architecture

The Negative Space of a House Cut Inside a 908 Page Book sculpture paper home book architecture

Your House is limited edition artist’s book by Icelandic-Danish artist Olafur Eliasson that depicts the negative space formed by his home located outside Copenhagen. Every structural detail of the house from the roof, windows, and even a basement crawlspace are depicted within the thick layer of laser-cut paper. The 908-page books were designed by Michael Heimann and Claudia Baulesch and published by the Library Council of the Museum of Modern Art back in 2006. (via Not Shaking the Grass)

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Turn Your Roof into a Bird Sanctuary with Ceramic Birdhouse Roof Tiles by Klaas Kuiken

Turn Your Roof into a Bird Sanctuary with Ceramic Birdhouse Roof Tiles by Klaas Kuiken home environment ceramics birds birdhouses

Turn Your Roof into a Bird Sanctuary with Ceramic Birdhouse Roof Tiles by Klaas Kuiken home environment ceramics birds birdhouses

Turn Your Roof into a Bird Sanctuary with Ceramic Birdhouse Roof Tiles by Klaas Kuiken home environment ceramics birds birdhouses

When looking at the problem of bird populations shrinking in urban areas due to loss of habitat, Nethlerlands-based product designer Klaas Kuiken was struck with the idea of improving a common bird home: residential roofs. In consultation with the Vogelbescherming (the Dutch bird association) Kuiken designed a ceramic birdhouse that adheres to the ubiquitous roof tiles found throughout the country. The house contains a removable basket to aid in maintenance after mating season and is made with materials that can resist extreme cold in the winter. First designed in 2009 the birdhouses have finally gone into production and 100 are now available for sale. See more over on designboom.

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Creature Cups: A Wildlife Surprise in your Coffee Cup

Creature Cups: A Wildlife Surprise in your Coffee Cup  tea home cups coffee ceramics

Creature Cups: A Wildlife Surprise in your Coffee Cup  tea home cups coffee ceramics

Creature Cups: A Wildlife Surprise in your Coffee Cup  tea home cups coffee ceramics

Creature Cups: A Wildlife Surprise in your Coffee Cup  tea home cups coffee ceramics

I love these ceramic creature cups by design group Yumi-Yumi out of Brookyln. At the base of each mug rests an animal that’s slowly revealed as you consume your tasty beverage. Good to the last dripping octopus. (via etsy)

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Lamps Made from Sawmill Waste and Tree Branches Embedded with Resin and LEDs

Lamps Made from Sawmill Waste and Tree Branches Embedded with Resin and LEDs wood upcycling lighting home

Lamps Made from Sawmill Waste and Tree Branches Embedded with Resin and LEDs wood upcycling lighting home

Lamps Made from Sawmill Waste and Tree Branches Embedded with Resin and LEDs wood upcycling lighting home

Lamps Made from Sawmill Waste and Tree Branches Embedded with Resin and LEDs wood upcycling lighting home

Lamps Made from Sawmill Waste and Tree Branches Embedded with Resin and LEDs wood upcycling lighting home

Lamps Made from Sawmill Waste and Tree Branches Embedded with Resin and LEDs wood upcycling lighting home

Lamps Made from Sawmill Waste and Tree Branches Embedded with Resin and LEDs wood upcycling lighting home

Lamps Made from Sawmill Waste and Tree Branches Embedded with Resin and LEDs wood upcycling lighting home

For his Brecce collection, Italian designer Marco Stefanelli devised an ingenious way of removing fragments from sawmill scraps, tree branches, and cement fragments, and replacing them with perfectly sculpted resin embedded with LEDs. The resulting lamps retain the organic nature of their original form yet cast a beautifully subdued light. You can see much more on Stefanelli’s blog. (via the awesomer)

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A Table Made of Secret Compartments

A Table Made of Secret Compartments wood home furniture

A Table Made of Secret Compartments wood home furniture

A Table Made of Secret Compartments wood home furniture

The Kai Table designed by Naoki Hirakoso and Takmitsu Kitahara contains a few surprises, being constructed almost entirely of secret compartments. From sliding drawers and hinged cupboards to a number of shifting panels, the entire piece is built like an elaborate wooden puzzle. (via architizer)

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