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Photo by Amy Treasure on Unsplash Shortly after Easter this year I got a very bad concussion that left me on full bed rest for three weeks and semi bed rest for another 3 weeks. For the first three weeks after the diagnosis I was not allowed to use a computer or a phone. I could not even watch TV. I was only allowed to sleep or take a walk if I felt good. The first couple of weeks were hard. The following weeks were better as I learned how to pace myself. I realized that my body was quite adept at letting me know when it had had enough. And so I listened to me and surprisingly, I learned a lot about myself.  For the first time in my life I was able to rest without guilt and it was wonderful. I unplugged and reconnected with nature and it made me incredibly happy. This enabled me to see ME for the first time in what seemed like forever and I started to understand what was missing in my life, what I needed and what I no longer needed.  For a very long time I have equated

Up-cycled Shipping Container Homes & Studios

A guest house/garden retreat/playhouse by Jim Poteet of Poteet Architects in San Antonio, Texas
I have this obsession with up-cycled containers and I have posted about them here and here. I just love that you can take ugly, old shipping containers and turn them into something so beautiful. I mean to look at these pictures you would never guess that the original building material once sat on a dock or in a train yard. I am so in awe of these spaces, especially the artist studio. Click on the link at the bottom of the post to see more examples of container homes + studios. 

The Oakland, CA, home of architect Stephen Shoup of building Lab inc. has an attached office space for the firm's staff.
Cove Park - a group of artist residencies by Edo Architecture overlooking Loch Long in Scotland
Maziar Behrooz Architecture's Art Studio in the Hamptons
Prefab house from MEKA

All photos via Remodelista


  1. Omg, forwarding this post to my BFF who also has this obsession with up-cycled containers as living spaces (she wants lo live in one!)! Love these!

  2. I know! Aren't they awesome! Has your BFF seen the pools they've made with them yet? Tell her to check this page out


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