Monday, 17 February, 2020
The DIYer's Combo Deal - Save $9.90
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1 - Magnetic WristBuddy:

The magnetic WristBuddy keeps everything within easy reach whether you’re under the hood, squeezing into a bathroom cabinet, up a ladder or just nailing a few 4×2’s together! Designed to hold lots of screws, nails, nuts and washers, the magnets are amply strong enough to also hold drill bits, hex keys, bolts, screwdrivers and even spanners. Made from extremely durable 1680D Oxford cloth, your WristBuddy will be with you for years to come.

2 - Magnetic, Extendable, Flexible Flashlight

  The perfect tool for finding that lost screw that rolled under your workbench or the pins that dropped onto the carpet! This bright, COB LED flashlight extends to a full 60cm (2ft), has a flexible neck and a strong magnet in the lens surround. It's also a wonderful aid for anyone with bad knees.

3 - Three Function COB LED Headlamp

How often have you wished for better lighting while doing a job? All you needed was a third hand with a flashlight, right? This tough, fully adjustable headlamp uses the latest Chip On Board LED technology for maximum performance. Set it for bright, normal or strobe function with a click of the switch. Weighing just 65 grams (2.25 oz), including the three AAA batteries, our headlamp can be worn hour after hour. And because it's both shock and water resistant, it's great for camping and fishing as well as in the home and workshop.

Special offer:

Bought separately, these three items are currently selling for a combined total of $27.40. For this week only, we have packaged all three for just $17.50 including free delivery. Please note that there is a limit of three combo packs per customer. [add_to_cart id="3388"]   [post_title] => The DIYer's Combo Deal [post_excerpt] => Three essential tools for every handyman or woman. Includes our magnetic WristBuddy, an extendable, flexible magnetic flashlight and our high-powered COB headlamp! The perfect gift for any DIYer! Maximum of three combo packs per customer. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => the-diyers-combo-deal [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-03-11 00:01:10 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-03-11 00:01:10 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://deals.thediy.market/?post_type=product&p=3388 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => product [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 11 [filter] => raw )
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Casa Kike – 16,000 books and a grand piano

Casa Kike – 16,000 books and a grand piano

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Beachfront  Cahuita  Costa Rica  – Gianni Botsford Architects

Year Built:     2007

Surely, one of the toughest gigs an architect must face would be designing a home for his father. But in this instance, Keith Botsford, a writer, gave free rein when he decided to retire from Boston, USA to Costa Rica. The over-riding requirement was a home for the owner’s 16,000 books and grand piano!

The architect’s design philosophy is to “create an architecture of local adaptation; to climate, environment and culture”.  The result is this two pavilion addition to an existing home.

The main pavilion - home to 16,000 books, a grand piano and a writer
The main pavilion – home to 16,000 books, a grand piano and a writer

The brief included a caveat that none of the existing trees were to be removed. Accordingly, the pavilions, which share a geometry based on a 22° parallelogram, sit snugly between them. The pavilions are similar but not identical. The triangulated laurel frames bring a distinctive quality to their interior. Ten metre roof beams provide a column-less interior. with light and ventilation being provided by floor to ceiling louvred glass windows. Inspired by old indigenous techniques associated with modern technology and design, the pavilions use local timbers for framing and are wrapped in corrugated iron.

The pre-existing house still houses the kitchen but otherwise is now guest accommodation with the two new pavilions catering to Keith’s key pursuits: sleeping and writing. Open at either end and linked by a raised deck, the bedroom overlooks the jungle and the writing studio the sea.

Awards:

  • Lubetkin Prize 2008, Winner
  • RIBA Award 2008, Winner
  • RIBA International Award 2008, Winner
  • Chicago Atheneum International Architecture Award 2008, Winner
  • IstructE Structural Award Community and Residential Structure 2008, Winner
  • World Architecture Festival 2008, Shortlisted
  • AIA (UK) Excellence in Design Award 2009, Winner
  • AR House Award 2010, Runner-up

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