Geeks everywhere will love the new garden-oriented robotics. The Tertill is a weed whacker designed by Franklin Robotics (the company behind indoor vacuum robot Roomba). It roams the garden looking for plants shorter than one-inch, and trims them.
Farmbot, an open source garden robot, runs on game-like software that allows you to plan your garden, but also set up necessary maintenance – and you can keep an eye on it all from your laptop. This is a comprehensive robot, and the price tag proves it – about $4,000 USD. You can pre-order from the website Farm.bot and orders will start shipping this September.
The Kobi (TheKobi.com) mows and picks up leaves from the yard, with an attachment for mulching said leaves. Apparently, it can also clear snow from the driveway – and thanks to its wireless connection to the weather channel, it knows when snow is coming and will start shoveling immediately.
Photovoltaic transformers seem low-tech by comparison, but are highly effective and energy efficient for operating landscape lighting.
While doing some interior renovations at a client's home a few years back, I noticed a significant sag in the centre of the garage roof. My curiosity got the best of me so I grabbed a ladder, lifted the attic access lid, and got the shock of my life.
It's a well-known fact that money doesn't necessarily by style or taste. The McMansion Hell blog, by architect Kate Wagner, regularly showcases some of the most atrocious exterior design combinations she's come across.
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In 1852, Antoni Gaudi was born in Reus, about 100 km west of Barcelona, the city where his most famous works were constructed. He studied architecture in Barcelona and began his career designing municipal lightposts and newsstands. His reputation grew and he became a world-renowned leader in the Modernist movement. While staying in Barcelona last summer, we were fortunate enough to visit two of his most famous projects, the Sagrada Familia and Casa Batlló.
Construction began on Sagrada Familia (the Church of the Holy Family), in central Barcelona in 1882. A year later, Antoni Gaudi took over the project and injected an infusion of Gothic and Art Nouveau design characteristics. By the time Gaudi died in 1926, the project was only one-quarter completed. The still unfinished church was consecrated by Pope Benedict XVI in 2010. Current projections aim to have the work fully completed by 2026, a century after Gaudi's passing. The UNESCO World Heritage Site attracts some three million visitors a year.
Between 1904 and 1906, Antoni Gaudi completely transformed the home of prominent businessman Josep Batlló into a stunning, liveable work of art. The home, also recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, attracts more than one million tourists a year (including the Britnell family in 2018).
Photos by: Natasha Britnell
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