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Another option for those who are tired of wallpapers or wall panels. If you feel like you belong in that category, than these iconic panels from B&N Industries could be the right choice for you. The decorative panels are often very durable, they can be sawn, nailed, screwed or glued. Of course there are many different types for many different purposes like the ones specifically designed for a particular part of the house. Also if you want to customize them, you can paint them in order to achieve any effect you desire.

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It’s a very easy solution that offers you alternative to the usual wall decorating techniques. These wall panels come in a variety of different patterns, colors and textures. You can choose to have only one pattern all over the room, or you can mix them to create a more fun place to live in. You can choose to have different colors for each wall of the room. Furthermore, if you talented enough, you can try to paint them in order to create a more personalized space.

There’s also another option. You can paint your hands and feet and place them on the wall, creating footprints and handprints. I actually did that at a friend’s house and the result was really good. And it was fun too. We actually included the cat too in our project and now there are cat footprints on the walls. Use your imagination and you’ll be just fine.

Unique bedroom headboards

The headboard is really the only visible part of your bed. The rest of your bed is hidden under the mattress, the sheets and the duvet. Some people choose to keep the design minimalist and simple, while others opt for extravagant pieces that stand out regardless of the additional décor in the room. Having unique headboards is really cool because they can be a very useful piece in your home. It looks expensive, but it really would be very inexpensive to do!

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Just take a look at these unique headboards. Each one of them is different and they each have their own style. You can choose from a variety of options: there are simple headboards, sophisticated ones, Headboard made of wood, headboards with cushions on for more comfort, small or big headboards, simple, colored or patterned headboards, etc. The decision of which one to choose is entirely yours.

You can opt for a simple design to go with the rest of the décor or you can choose something more sophisticated to spice up the atmosphere. Whatever your choice is you have to be certain that this is what you want, because it’s not the kind of item that you can easily throw out when you get bored or when you realize you don’t like it as much as you thought you did.Many of these designs are available on Moreheadboards.

Wilkinson Residence in Oregon by Robert Harvey Oshat

This residential property in Portland, Oregon was designed by Robert Harvey Oshat in 1997 and was completed in 2004. This extraordinary house is brilliantly designed to perfectly blend with the natural landscape.

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This house evades the mechanics of the camera, which makes it difficult to grasp the spaces as they flow inside and out. One has to actually stroll through the house to capture its complexities and its connection to the exterior, with the use of a natural wood ceiling floating on curving laminated wood beams which pass through a generous glass wall which wraps around the main living room’. Said Robert Harvey Oshatz.

The most interesting part of this project is that it looks like a treehouse. A very stylish one that takes advantage of what nature has to offer and takes it to a whole different level.  Both the inside and the outside of this structure are equally exceptional. There are all sorts of modern features incorporated in the design. It’s a really unique place to spend your time in. A very peaceful getaway where you can relax and forget about  all the stress accumulated during the day. It’s such a great feeling to feel surrounded by nature and still feel safe. Just imagine how cool it would be to live in there.

Niagara Falls Ontario House by Zerafa Architecture Studio

In Niagara Falls Ontario, everyone knows about the famous Zerafa Studio . They have recently built a single family home which they have named as Riverhouse. They have specifically used Western Red Cedar wood for soft fit cladding, wall cladding and decking and they claim that this has inherent flexibility, cost effectiveness and durability. They said they chose Western Red Cedar wood for their varied texture and rich looks.

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This new house of theirs is owned by a young couple from the same area, this people wanted a modern house with a rich potential. They also wanted it so close to the river. The main feature of this house is that this is a 1.85 acre site on the Niagara River banks upstream from the Horseshoe Falls. The width covered by this house is 164 feet. The living space is 4700 square feet and the covered terrace which is well crafted is 1200 square feet.

The house is horizontally split into three rooms. The north and south have 2 rectangular rooms with living space which are filled with glass, granite clad and cedar. This is one of the rich look, comfortable, affordable and all in one house one can ever imagine of.

The Moebius House by Tony Owen Partners

While using the spaces during building a house in such way, so that it could create a house sensitive to its surrounding that could capture enough light, provide comfortable living spaces, create nice house ventilation, and great views around the house. That is the Moebius House with the design known as the “micro design”, which is sensitive toward the environment. The house is being designed with minimized impacts on the surrounding views by Tony Owen Partners.

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The house in fact has a smooth connection of all of the spaces, interior and exterior spaces, such that it also created a smooth transaction between the internal space and the external space. In fact, before the house was built, a dynamic model was built for the house to create the maximum satisfaction with the spaces for the house.

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Magnetic Floating Bed

The Magnetic Floating Bed was designed by a young Dutch architect and comes for a price tag of 1.2 million euros ($1.54 million).The flying bed measure 60cm x 26cm x 4cm and has a floating height of 8cm. Magnets built into the floor and into the bed itself repel each other, pushing the bed up into the air. Thin steel cables tether the bed in place.

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A very special piece of furniture that comes at a very special price. I like this bed, I really do. But I can’t imagine myself paying that much for it. Maybe if I had so much money that I could afford to throw them out the window. Then I would like to have a bed like this. People are constantly trying to bend the laws of physics. They usually fail, but sometimes, like in this case, they are actually successful.

But this doesn’t mean that everybody likes it. Some people might even find it exaggerated. They might say that it’s not such a big of a deal to have a floating bed. But that’s only after they see the price. Deep down they know they love it, just like I like it. Maybe sometime into the future this technique will become so usual all over the world that everyone will have a floating bed. Just like in the case of the mobile phones. They were cool and extraordinary at first, but now everyone has one so it’s not that interesting anymore.

Heart of Africa Biodome at Chester Zoo

With the help of modern engineering design and technology, anything will be possible, including the integration of a landscape in a continent into another continent. The idea of such will soon be made reality in Chester Zoo of England, which the project is known as the “Heart of Africa”.

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The idea of the project is a 112 feet high biodome integrates with the habitats of the rainforest from Congo in Africa by stimulating the climate and weathering system of Congo rainforest within the biodome covering nearly 172,000 square feet of land. It is indeed creating the rainforest in England where rainforest is far beyond reach from it natural weathering system.

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To make the rainforest complete, the animals and plants will be directly imported in from Congo. The animals planned to be in the biodome are chimpanzees, gorillas, and many other living creatures like reptiles, birds, fish and amphibians from Congo rainforest.

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In fact, the dome will be opened to all visitors as early as 2014 with the water ride going through and around the biodome, making this amazing integration of foreign environmental habitat visible in all directions. It will be in fact expected to be the largest animal and conservation attraction in Europe.

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