Allens Rivulet House / Room11 | ArchDaily

Impressive and bold design!

The house has a duality of character and experience defined by the way it responds to context and use. On approach its angular and severe form is a toughened abstract container, bracing itself against the robust Tasmanian landscape and weather conditions. Passing through the “hollowed out” portals, the warm and sheltering underbelly is exposed and acts as a protective envelope.

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To Go, Please: 12 Coolest Food Carts and Mobile Eateries | Design + Ideas on WU

What could possibly be more enjoyable than hanging up your apron for an evening in favor of indulging in restaurant-prepared fare? The correct answer is: “When the food comes to you!” Offering instant culinary gratification and diverse dining themes to suit every palate, mobile food carts and eateries have taken the world by storm, offering patrons the opportunity to gamely gobble up tantalizing morsels of gastronomic goodness that fulfill their every dining desire. If you keep a watchful eye on city streets, evidence of their prolific food-pimping nature materializes at every turn but those who desire a virtual tour should sit tight because the following list of unique traveling eateries will undoubtedly whet your appetite!

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Apple Unveils New MacBook Pro, Now with Intel Core i5 and i7 Processors

After today’s anticipated downtime, the Apple Store came back online with refreshed 15.4” and 17” MacBooks Pros, now powered by Intel’s Core i5 and Core i7 CPUs. The 13” Pro is still hanging on to Core 2 Duo.

It’s an all-around refresh of the MacBook Pro roster; all of them now start with 4GB of RAM; on bigger models you can choose between the i5 and the i7 processors, namely the Core i5 2.4GHz, Core i5 2.53GHz and Core i7 2.66GHz models. The smaller models come with NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics, while the 15 and the 17-inchers bear NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M graphics with 256 or 512 MB of video RAM.

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