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.
from My Modern Met
In honor of my friend Joe’s latest ShanksFX episode on Thrift Shop Gold, I thought I’d share a little trick I’ve been using for years that re-purposes something you can find pretty easily at thrift shops and surplus stores: A tablet stand from a metal bookend.
The process is incredibly simple, first, get bookend:
Second, bend the part of the bookend that goes under the books, like so:
Lastly, use it as your new (and stupidly cheap) tablet stand!
You could also use it as a book display too!
Check out the latest episode of ShanksFX:
from Bless This Stuff
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.
I love whiskey and I love infographics, so this offering from Pop Charts Lab is the perfect addition to any whiskey lover’s wall. It gives you a full overview of the man, many types of whiskey and how they relate to one another, all while looking cool hanging on the wall. Best of all, the poster is pretty inexpensive as posters go, costing only $23.