A day on the lake–in a floating sauna

Imagine spending a day on the water in your own floating, multi-level sauna. This group of friends in Joensuu, Finland did more than imaging it–they built it. The 3 story raft has en eclectic look and includes a fully functional sauna. There’s plenty of deck space for grilling or sunbathing, and riders can take a dip by diving off any of the 3 stories. Best of all, the builders aren’t keeping it to themselves; it’s available for rent so others can experience it themselves.

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from My Modern Met

Treehouse in the middle of Atlanta

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Next month I’ll be going to Atlanta for a music festival with my girlfriend. While we were looking for accommodations on Airbnb, I came across this really cool treehouse located pretty centrally in the city. If we’d be spending more time at the actual place we’re staying, I’d be seriously tempted to rent this place. There is a bedroom and separate living room just a short walk across the bridge. I really like the rustic look they’ve managed to acheive & I really wish I had this thing in my backyard!

From the listing:

Suite of 3 connected treehouses set in the secluded intown neighborhood of Buckhead. The living room, bedroom and deck are all beautifully furnished with antiques and natural artifacts. We’re nestled amongst towering trees yet minutes from midtown Atlanta. Wine and breakfast included. Truly Unique!

The Space
Centrally located within the heart of intown Atlanta, this is a secluded gem. The subject of numerous TV and magazine features, this may be the most romantic, unique, dreamy and fun place you’ll ever stay. Fall asleep in the trees and wake up to the birds singing around you!

Living Room: Antique furnishings including 80 year old butterfly-filled windows, 12-candle chandelier, and a balcony overlooking an acre of lush woods. It is the perfect place to relax.

Bedroom: Sleeps 2. The pillow-top double bed is fitted with sumptuous linens and slides out onto a platform that overlooks the stream below. A small desk, primitive side-tables, an antique birdcage, Kilim rugs, candles and fairy lights make it as comfortable as it is magical.

Deck: Circular seating and a hammock lying beneath a 150 year old Southern Short-Leaf Pine tree.

The treehouses are open to the elements but are protected by rain with tin roofs and mosquitoes by the elevation and breeze.

Guest Access
Guests will have free parking in our driveway (We highly recommend renting a car in Atlanta) and access to a private, indoor bathroom within the main house (about a 20 second walk from the treehouses).

Interaction with Guests
Upon your arrival, we will have a great bottle of wine waiting for you and will provide coffee and a light breakfast each morning.

Sounds pretty great, right? Ill definitely be keeping this place in my back pocket for a nice little getaway sometime.

See the listing here.

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Proud Indian Motorcycle Owner-Circa 1918

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I love old Indian motorcycles. This picture here comes from the University of North Texas’s archives. The picture was taken circa 1918 by Winkelmann’s Studio. This particular Indian V-Twin is outfitted with a few optional extras: acetylene headlamp, Klaxon horn, air pump, toolbox, and a rack. The owner looks pretty proud of his machine!

via The Old Motor

 

SKYPAK Jack Daniel’s Airline Trolley Whiskey Bar

German company SKYPAK has a cool bar cart made out of an airline trunk and covered in wood from Jack Daniel’s whiskey barrels. It makes for a nice rustic/reclaimed look with a modern aesthetic. Sherry, Rum and Cognac models are available upon request.

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Each cart comes with 4 matching barrique wood shelves. Don’t expect the fact that these things use reclaimed materials to make them cheap; they can be had for a whopping €1,980.00! For that much, I thing I’ll make my own out of pallet wood and casters thankyouverymuch.

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A little rustic, a little modern–Manoteca

I stumbled across the creations of designer Elisa Cavani of Manoteca on Core77 some time ago, and just came across an interview with her on the same blog. Her designs take the old and repurpose it into functional and elegant creations with a rustic feel. I especially love the desks.

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Read the original Core77 article here

Read the interview here

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