Looking for a Prefab Home, Check these out!!

I think all of us are aware of the most common prefab homes but I found these fascinating and thought they were worth sharing, hope you enjoy!!…flagranny2

“Forget the stereotypes – prefabricated homes can not only be ultra-portable and easy to assemble, but also sleek and modern, aesthetically rivaling the best of modern architecture. From rooftop lofts that can be dropped on site with a crane to tiny residences with insect-like legs that allow them to perch practically anywhere, these incredibly versatile, mobile dwellings represent the best of what prefabricated architecture has to offer”

 For the rest of the article please click here

Off-the-Grid Modular Steel House 

 Recycled Cargo Container Made into Portable Home

Modernist Glass-and-Wood Drop House

Rooftop Prefab Living with the LoftCube

New Van Gogh Painting Confirmed by Museum

I haven’t posted for a while as my computer died 😦  but hopefully I’ll be posting more often as I get used to my new one……thanks to those who have been stopping by, greatly appreciated……….flagranny2

LONDON (CNN) — A painting dismissed for years  as the work of an unknown artist has been identified as a piece by Vincent Van  Gogh, after X-rays revealed an image of two wrestlers fighting underneath the  floral still life.

Still Life with Meadow Flowers and Roses” has hung in the  Kroeller-Mueller Museum in the town of Otterlo, in the eastern Netherlands,  since 1974, but doubts over its authorship have dogged the painting for decades.

 

Read more: http://www.wesh.com/news/30740152/detail.html#ixzz1q90sJoae

Breaking News:Missing since July 2007 Paige Birgfeld’s remains found

For original post see Paige Birgfeld:Police Suspect Foul Play in Disappearance of Colorado Mom

A hiker found skeletal remains of a woman at 12:30 p.m. today off of U.S. Highway 50 in the Wells Gulch area in Delta County, about 30 miles southeast of Grand Junction and about 15 miles east of Delta.

Dental records led investigators from several agencies to determine the remains were those of Paige Birgfeld

Read more: Paige Birgfeld

Ghent Altarpiece – Famous Panel Painting

The Ghent Altarpiece (1432), is widely thought to be one of the most famous panel paintings.  It had been stolen several times by the Nazis during WWII.  It is currently housed in St. Bavo Cathedral in Ghent, Belgium.

This panel painting consists of 12 panels (one is a copy as the original was stolen in 1934) which depict many complex theological scenes.

Read more: http://www.wesh.com/technology/30580583/detail.html#ixzz1nyvWJHa9

Click here for Ghent altarpiece interactive website

Thinking Outside of the Box – What if ???

Always thinking outside of the box someone came up with the following ideas I thought were pretty clever…..flagranny2 


A Few of the Most Beautiful Things in the World

We all know the saying “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” when I came across an article that included the following in a class called “Most Beautiful” I found them interesting enough to share. 

One of the most beautiful houses in the world is in Barcelona, Spain

owned by the famous footballer, Ronaldhino

One of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world is
Niagara Falls in the U..S. and Canada

One of the most beautiful bridges in the world is in Japan ..

One of the most beautiful horses in the world is the Arabian

The most beautiful eyes in the world
belong to this little girl from Afghanistan

One of the most beautiful cities in the world is Vancouver, Canada

One of the most beautiful little girls in the world is Fatima from Morocco

Uncommon Churches

[This post is a result of another email I received and felt it was worth sharing. Enjoy!!…..flagranny2]

For more uncommon churches click here

Whitney Houston, Superstar of Records, Films, Dies

[We have lost a legend, prayers go out to her familyflagranny2]

Whitney Houston, who ruled as pop music’s queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, has died. She was 48.

Click here for more info

An Industrial Strength House in Pittsburgh

[At least they don’t have to worry about peeping toms  :)…flagranny2]

WHEN Bob Zielinski, a former marine who owns a glass manufacturing company here, and his wife, Kim, showed contractors plans for the house they wanted to build — a 53-foot-long glass-and-steel wedge cantilevered over their factory contractors said it couldn’t be done.

They said “You’d have to get guys who build bridges and do highway work to create the support system for something like that”

 

 

The Moses bridge in Netherlands

[While on the subject of bridges I received an email the other day about this “moses bridge (sunken pedestrian bridge”) and found it so interesting I wanted to share it….flagranny2]

This incredible “sunken” bridge located in the Netherlands is giving visitors a unique way to access a beautiful 17th Century Dutch fort. Designed by RO&AD Architects, the Moses Bridge parts the waters allowing pedestrians to pass through. The bridge is made from sustainable Accsys Technologies Accoya wood, which is both FSC and PEFC certified.

A series of moats and fortresses were built over the West Brabant Water Line region of the Netherlands during the 17th century in order to provide protection from invasion by France and Spain. Fort de Roovere was surrounded with a shallow moat that was too deep to march across and too shallow for boats.  In turn the earthen fort had remained protected –until now.

From afar the Moses Bridge is invisible. The flow of the moat appears continuous as the water level remains the same.  Water passes under and around the bridge via a piping system. The bridge and its components have been made from sustainable hardwood, Accoya wood. It is also treated with a nontoxic coating protecting it from fungal decay and increasing its durability — an ideal material for a sunken bridge.

Read more with more images…Invisible bridge