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DIY: Recycled garden dresser

DIY: Recycled garden dresser

www.1001gardens.org/2014/02/diy-recycled-garden-dresser/

Here are some pictures and ideas for recycling old dressers into original planters or potting benches. This project is pretty easy, the most difficult part of the job is to find an old dresser! After finding it, you will only have to pull the drawers out in tiers and then plant your favorite plants or herbs inside the drawers…you could also add some decorations on it or other flowers…pretty simple no? 🙂

More information: Ty Pennington website !

Posted by irecyclart on 2014-11-24 04:50:06

Tagged: , Dresser , flowers , garden , recycled

Kusudama Garden. Poppies Charm

Kusudama Garden. Poppies Charm

Continuing combine origami with the real flowers and peeking into a secret Kusudama Garden… just to find the poppy blooms dancing there with their paper sisters 🙂 The Poppies Charm sphere, designed by me, is folded from 12 sheets, no glue.

A note for origami enthusiasts: The diagrams are available in the book Origami Kusudama Garden Happy folding!

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“Kusudama” (薬玉) is the Japanese word that stands for “healing sphere”, as 薬 Kusu means “healing herbs” and 玉 dama (tama) – a ball. Originally it was an ornamental scent bag. Now generally it is used to describe “decorative paper ball” usually made in origami technique with or without glue.

Posted by Katrin Ray on 2014-08-30 03:35:00

Tagged: , Poppies Charm , Kusudama Garden , Paper , Design , Origami , おりがみ , 折り紙 , Origami by Katrin and Yuri Shumakov , Oriland.com , Poppy , Poppies Charm kusudama by Katrin and Yuri Shumakov , Origami Kusudama Garden , Kusudama , 薬玉 , decorative paper sphere , Toronto , Ontario , Canada , Katrin Ray , Katrin Ray a.k.a Katrin Shumakov , Canon , EOS

Autumn Tree

Autumn Tree

I need to correctly set the exposure for the tree and the sky and letting the scenic in far end to go under expose. Took a dozen of shots and this picture turn out good with combination of back lighting.

Posted by YG Low on 2009-10-25 23:34:11

Tagged: , Canon , 400D , Tokina , 12-24mm , Nature , Autumn , nj , Landscape , Parks , new jersey

Saraçoğlu Settlement, Ankara

Saraçoğlu Settlement, Ankara

www.archives.saltresearch.org/R/KQQR2QXVR1BDNRUTH416471LP…

Saraçoğlu Settlement, Ankara
Saraçoğlu Settlement, the first collective housing project of the Early Republican period, was built between 1944 and 1946 to house bureaucrats and soldiers. It was designed by Paul Bonatz with construction by Estate Construction Company according to new housing regulations legislated to solve the settling problem of Ankara. The project was based on the ideas of “Garden-City” and “Siedlung” of the 1920s and included adjacent blocks comprising 642 apartments, as well as social buildings, schools, shops and open-air spaces. At the time the settlement encouraged discussions on “National Architecture” because of characteristics that resembled aspects of the “Traditional Turkish House.”
In 2012 the Saraçoğlu Settlement became a topic of debate again as rumors spread about its impending demolition. In 2013 the settlement’s status as a protected area was cancelled and the case “Project of Saving the Namık Kemal Neighbourhood” was assigned to the Municipality of Environment and Urban Development. On the objection of the Chamber of Architects in Ankara the site and its fate began to be discussed again. In 2013 the settlement was assigned to the Chamber of Architects in Ankara.
SALT Research, Söylemezoğlu Archive

Saraçoğlu Mahallesi, Ankara
Cumhuriyet’in ilk toplu konut projesi olan Saraçoğlu Mahallesi, Ankara’daki konut sıkıntısını çözme amacıyla çıkarılan Memur Mesken Yasası uyarınca 1944-1946 yıllarında inşa edildi. Konumu, 1928 tarihli Jansen planında öngörülen mahallenin yerleşim planı ve mimarisi Paul Bonatz tarafından yapıldı, uygulamaları Emlak Yapı Şirketi tarafından gerçekleştirildi. “Bahçe Şehir” kavramını esas alan 1920’lerin “Siedlung” anlayışının uygulandığı projede, 642 konuttan oluşan bitişik nizamdaki apartman bloklarının yanı sıra sosyal amaçlı yapılar, okullar ve dükkânlar ile dinlence ve oyun alanları yer aldı. Yapıldığı dönemde “Millî Mimari” tartışmalarını ön plana çıkaran mahalle, konutların dış biçimlenmesindeki “Geleneksel Türk Evi” özellikleriyle dikkat çekicidir. Bürokratlar ve askerlerin ikameti için tasarlanan Saraçoğlu Mahallesi, 2012’de yıkılma söylentileriyle gündeme geldi. “Namık Kemal Mahallesi’ni Kurtarma Projesi”ne dâhil edilerek dönüştürülmesi planlanan mahalle, 2013’te Bakanlar Kurulu kararıyla SİT alanı statüsünden çıkarılarak Çevre ve Şehircilik Bakanlığı’na devredildi. Ancak Mimarlar Odası Ankara Şubesi’nin yıkıma karşı çıkmasıyla bir tartışma süreci başladı. Önce “Kent Düşleri” yarışma projesi, sonra da Ankaralılar’ın katılımıyla akıbetine karar verilmesi planlanan mahalle, 2013’te alınan kararla Mimarlar Odası Ankara Şubesi’nin yetkisine devredildi.
SALT Araştırma, Söylemezoğlu Arşivi

Posted by SALTOnline on 2014-03-07 07:07:24

Tagged: , SALT Araştırma , SALT Research , SALT Online , Saraçoğlu Mahallesi , Saraçoğlu Settlement , Cumhuriyet’in İlk Toplu Konut Projesi , The First Collective Housing Project of The Early Republican , Toplu Konut , Collective Housing , Jansen Planı , Paul Bonatz , Siedlung Anlayışı , Siedlung Idea , Mimari , Architecture , Ankara , Bahçe Şehir , Garden-City , Angora