You can call it the world very first real Bean to Cup coffee machine or if preferred, Farmer to Consumer, but the new Bonaverde coffee maker showcases some innovative German engineering and design, and is the first coffee machine that roasts, grinds and brews. Yes, it does roast raw, green beans right on your countertop. Basically, it is Tree to Cup coffee machine.
Founded by Hans Stier in Berlin, Bonaverde coffee machine roasts, grinds and brews at a single push of a button, delivering ready to drink, the freshest coffee possible in about 12 minutes.
The first time a saw that chair (the first picture) I about lost it. You know when an object or art pieces just speaks to you, ya you know what I am taking about. It became my personal mission to find out who design this stunner. A follower on my Pintrest was able to identify the designer as Gianfranco Frattini. Recently I came across the designer that was responsible for using them in one of their projects. Damon Liss has an amazing portfolio full of mid century interiors that are are breath taking.
It’s that time of year when holiday plants, from poinsettias to paperwhites line store shelves. The amaryllis is probably the most refined bloom of the bunch, with its long, slender neck and big, yet graceful flowers. It’s possible to purchase an amaryllis that is ready to bloom. But if you want to force the bulb yourself—or you’ve saved your bulb from last year—sometimes it’s hard to find the right container. Here are a few ideas from Dig Drop Done, an organization that promotes bulb gardening throughout North America.
The soup can container
Group three or five amaryllis bulbs in tin cans with interesting labels. Here, a few pebbles—or are they legumes?—have been used to fill in the top of the can.
When it comes to running a shop, presentation is absolutely everything. Shop owners are always competing with one another, and they frequently work within very tight profit margins. It is sometimes difficult to determine why certain customers will become loyal to one brand, when they could have just as easily selected another. Shop owners have to do as much as possible to tip the scale in their favour. The appearance of a store is going to be a major factor in its general public perception. Getting people into the stores in the first place is often the hardest part, and some of that comes down to the visuals involved.
What is work in the garden ? For a garden photographer in his own garden, work shifts as the garden speaks.
There are times when the garden cries out for care, and the work is sweaty, grimy, intensely physical. Then there are times when the garden sings and the work is quiet, aesthetically sensual, even joyful.
The division of labor is often predictable. In spring I can gloriously plan for camera work. In autumn I expect to clean up and rake. But sometimes in autumn when the trees drop their leaves, abstract expressions carpeting the ground, my work changes and I switch tools. I put my rake to rest. It is one of those unspoken moments when the garden doesnt need to say a word. Captu