Vacation Home Gets Updates and Amenities

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“A vacation home, by definition, is an occasionally used home, not set up for full time living. These homes usually have some type of exterior draw such as a lake or mountain view. The structure is not always oriented well towards … Read More

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Kitchen: Find the Right Spot

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“What happens when the core of the home is the most congested space imaginable?  Quite often this space is an outdated kitchen.  The kitchen needs to be efficient, inviting and a connecting point for the entire house.” By Marcia Lyon … Read More

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Reinventing the Holidays for Capitalism

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“Once again the Holidays are upon us. The indoctrination begins and it’s spend, spend, spend.” By Allen Sands Attention Walmart Shoppers! Image (above) from “Shaun of the Dead”. nce upon a time, in a land far, far away, the theories … Read More

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Facebook and Social Media: Social Energizers or Neutralizers?

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“There’s a danger in the internet and social media. The notion that information is enough, that more and more information is enough, that you don’t have to think, you just have to get more information – gets very dangerous.” – … Read More

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Lake Home Gets Great New Function and Flow

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“Many houses are built to fill a functional need with not much consideration to interior or exterior views. That’s a shame when a particular house is located on a great lot by one of the Great Lakes.” By Marcia Lyon Image … Read More

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Civilization Civilized? You’d Be Surprised What Civilized Really Means

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“Every conscience condemns an inhuman act. But no conscience has become strong enough to prevent such acts in absolute terms.” – Source The Dichotomy Between ‘Civilization’ and ‘Civilized’ By EJ Wickes Atomic Mushroom Clown (above) s civilization civilized? Most of … Read More

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Identity Crisis: The Understanding of Identity in Metamodern Culture

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THE METAMODERN IDENTITY PROJECT From the Publisher Image (top) from Björk, “All is Full of Love” o my friends from all cultures and lifestyles: When did we make the societal leap from our friends into those specific kinds of friends? … Read More

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Barn Conversion

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“To create a dramatic and interesting entry, we added a vertical circular structure (E) which is reminiscent of a silo that will protrude above the roof. This calls out the entry on the outside and gives a hint about the … Read More

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Enlarging a House: Increase the Room Sizes Proportionally

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“Just enlarging a big hunk of space against the back wall without considering proportion will eventually cause the smaller spaces in your home to loose form and function.” By Marcia Lyon Image (above) from homesthetics.net aking a holistic approach to … Read More

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Cultural Entropy: Ripples Across the Ponds of Metamodernism

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“Entropy: The word entropy is sometimes confused with energy. As described in previous sections, energy measures the capability of an object or system to do work. Entropy, on the other hand, is a measure of the disorder of a system.” … Read More

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History and Famous Quotes: Why Bother?

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“That is the key to history. Terrific energy is expended – civilizations are built up – excellent institutions devised; but each time something goes wrong. Some fatal flaw always brings the selfish and the cruel people to the top and … Read More

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The Chinese Fire Drill

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”The Meek shall inherit the Earth. But not before the Arrogant burn it to a crisp.” HOW SOCIETY SOLVES ITS PROBLEMS By Allen Sands Image (above) from Vimeo nstead of treatment; education; mercy and empathy, we get more laws; penalties; … Read More

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Traditional Floor Plan Expands

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“A new floor plan must be evaluated carefully to put the space where it’s needed. Equally important is to keep the rooms/spaces in the right proportions. Thirdly, the addition(s) should not be obviously an addition. It must appear to have been a … Read More

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Jason Wyman: Redefining Community Through the Arts

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“The self does not reside solely; rather it exists in relation to community. Artistry is a unique combustion of talent, observance, mastery, repetition and luck.” REDEFINING COMMUNITY OUTREACH AS COMMUNITY ‘IN’ REACH By EJ Wickes s an educator Jason Wyman … Read More

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The Meme: More Powerful Than a Locomotive

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“What does the warrior do when he can find no way out?” “He goes deeper in.” By Allen Sands ut it wasn’t supposed to be a battle, it was supposed to be the peace talks. And still, it turned into … Read More

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How to Improve a House with a Bad Addition

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“While reviewing a house for improvement, I often get the question “What were they thinking when they did this?” By Marcia Lyon Image (above) from theduttonfamily.com HOW TO AVOID BUILDING A BAD ADDITION hile reviewing a house for improvement, I … Read More

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