Toads are good friends to gardeners, eating a remarkable number of slugs and cutworms, mostly at night. While during daytime, toads need a cool moist shelter, that is why taod house is needed. In this post, we rounded up 10 beautiful toad houses, which will not only give your resident toad a new home in your garden, but also servers as a wonderful and welcoming accent for your outdoor space.
With the summer finally arrived, it is a better time to hang out in the garden/patio if you happen to have one. Question is, have you set your garden/patio ready for the summer? If not yet, you probably should take a look at this post, where we rounded up 24 Beautiful Garden and Patio Design Ideas. You will find a variety of garden styles in the photos below – Green labyrinths, cobblestone pathways, small ponds, water fountains, colorful flowers and small round trees, all you need to do is pick your favorite and begin further research. Hope you get some inspiration and of course, enjoy this lovely summer.
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Designed for a wheelchair-bound veteran and constructed between 1949 and 1952, the residence is the Frank Lloyd Wright‘s first exploration of an open plan arrangement within the form of an ellipse, which recurrently appeared in his work throughout the 1950s. The one-story Laurent house showcases a lovely ellipse shape and occupies an area of 2500 square meters. Featuring three bedrooms and two bathrooms, the crib has flowing and gently curved spaces, perfect for family living. Besides the custom made interior design and furniture, the outside scenery is unbeatable. Really love the line of couches that view the garden. [source]
Sun House is a truly magnificent project from Guz Architects. The mansion is located in Singapore and by local standards, is fairly compact. (compact? I want live in Singapore if that size is called compact!) Due to L-shape the architects free up more space for the inner courtyard which was private but with still a feeling of openness on the relatively densely constructed site, thus still allowing for good views and airflow. The ponds and pool are used as cooling elements for the building as well as visual focal points. Volumes and space were maximized as much as possible by sharing the open staircase and double height living space with the courtyard area. This is a really beautiful place. Perfect balance between nature and the building! The connection to nature is evidential throughout the house. The water elements within and views of surrounding landscapes have no doubt created calmness within the house. A great example of nature inspired project. [source]