Coffee aficionados agree pour over gives you a better cup of coffee, but the old school coffee pot's auto start timer is a great way to not have to think before your first sip. UK designer Joshua Renouf figured out how to give you the best of both worlds, all in an alarm clock.
Let's talk about stairs. Besides providing a convenient way to move vertically through one's house, they can also provide a really lovely, sculptural element to a design. Sometimes designers take liberties with stairs in ways that make them especially beautiful — and especially terrifying. This post is a celebration of those scary stairs. Take a gander at these 12 envelope-pushing designs, and don't forget to watch your step.
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Inside the rain forests of Costa Rica, there's an entire "neighborhood" of tree houses... a full community complete with a cafe, community center, and, oh yeah: a network of zip lines, which residents use to move among the tree top properties
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