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The only privately owned version of Edvard Munch's The Scream is to be sold at auction in New York

We have been without internet in our house for 2 days now.

TWO DAYS.

I don’t know why, but OMG. Seriously. I mean it’s one thing if you’re on holiday and have no service, but the unimaginable INDIGNITY of no service in your own home-WELL, let me tell ya… the entire household is in an uproar. While the mystery of the downed service remains unsolved, I hate to suggest things are getting testy but, at one point, even my bill paying skills have come under suspicion (FYI-it isn’t that)

So, right now I’m sitting in my parent’s kitchen hijacking their internet (apparently they pay their bills :))

The upside of the situation is as I don’t have access to my photo files, it affords the perfect opportunity for me to have a little ‘brag moment’ and share this ;

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Needless to say I was both honoured and excited to participate in this blogging article for HouseBeautiful.com.

It wasn’t easy to narrow my ‘Blog Crush’ down to just one blog (story of my life) but that was our mission should we choose to accept.

I hope you have as much fun as I did discovering some new design blogs here!

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Link to story HERE

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Wishing everyone a lovely, cozy weekend. I know it’s very cold in many parts of the country.

I’ll be back as soon as the Internet Gods allow. In the meantime, I’m at the mercy of my iPhone ( I love you iPhone)

xxSP

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TREE HOUSE BEAUTIFUL

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Hawaii

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“…Then, for the first time, we stood all together in our treehouse.  I drew up the ladder and, with a greater sense of security than I enjoyed since we landed on the island, offered up evening prayer and retired for the night…”  (Swiss Family Robinson)

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Patrick Dougherty

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The most amazing thing happened when we were in Sun Valley a couple of months ago…I didn’t post about it then as I wanted to compile an entire post about houses made of trees, and trees made into houses, and houses housed in trees… did I cover every permutation?!   But the point is; there we were nonchalantly driving along, when off to my right…I couldn’t believe my eyes…A  Patrick Dougherty twig house – in Downtown Ketchum!  I’ve been a fan of Patrick’s for a long time- I’ve had the photo below (from Santa Barbara Magazine) on my cork board for eons and been eagerly anticipating his new book.  Needless to say, we stopped and went into the house.  I felt a bit like Goldilocks- we had the place all to ourselves. I’m sorry I didn’t get more photos I could use on Slim and oh! it smelled so wonderful…I lament once again that I’m not able to deliver the sense of scent through my blog- Geeees.  Whadup with that WordPress? What’s taking so long? Let’s pick up the pace. They can fit 10 billlion songs onto a teensy weensy iPod Shuffle, you’d think you could get my WordPress to deliver up some olfactory magic.

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The Stick Man

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Patrick Dougherty’s new book available at Amazon

Those of you blessed to be in New York the next couple of months- and I do mean blessed because Autumn is one great time to visit NY,  will have the opportunity to see the

Patrick Dougherty installation at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Click Here

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Patrick Dougherty

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What I thought of…

Edvard Munch’s The Scream

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Through the ceiling of Patrick’s stick house in Sun Valley

Which  made me think of this…

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I see You!

A Birch tree on my property in Sun Valley- isn’t it wild?!

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Mother Nature’s attention to detail never ceases to amaze and entertain me!

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But I digress ( for a change)…

Back to the Tree Houses;

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and a little music while you stroll; Silent House by Crowded House


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Hemp canvas tree house from 02 Sustainability

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The UFO Suite at The Tree Hotel

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The Mirrorcube suite at

THE TREE HOTEL (Click here for more info)

Check out this hotel in Sweden designed by architects Tham & Videgard.

Located 40 miles south of the Artic Circle the Mirrorcube comes complete with radiant floor heating, an eco-friendly incinerating toilet, and last but not least, a film visible only to birds applied to the mirrored walls.

Wow. I can’t believe they stole all of my ideas :)

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And a little closer to home…

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And how amazing is this?!

Free Spirit Spheres, Vancouver, B.C.

(starting at $150,000… not that ‘Free’ :) )

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Lake Manyara Tree Lodge

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Photo from Gypset

A Treehouse in Kenya

Magical

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A guy who really knew how to throw a Tree Party

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Roderick Romero

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Our Tree house   (only squirrels play there now :()

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Our little man having a snack and a contemplative moment there  many years ago…

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Bauraum Tree houses

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The Yellow Tree House Restaurant in New Zealand

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Zac Steinic photo

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Zac Steinic photo

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Of course we must have the appropriate coloured nail polish for Treetop dwelling…

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Photo from here

Soneva Kiri hotel, Thailand

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For Treehouse Hotels in Africa Click Here

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Trees are the earth’s endless effort to speak to the listening heaven (from The Life & Love of Trees, Lewis Blackwell)


Did you have a tree house?

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