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I think I mentioned my super gogo-gadet-cousin Robert sometime ago. He’s like an older brother to me and I really, really enjoy spending time with him!
Some days ago we hung out in the treehouse – and together with his two friends Holger and Lucky, Martin and I stud in their way most of the time helped while the boys layed pipes, chiseled and prepared everything for all the electricity cables.

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And let me tell you:
Having the electricians over means A LOT of preparations in advance! Questions like: where’s your TV going to be, how many lights do you want to have in the livingroom (and were?), what about the bathroom mirror – is there going to be one above light or one on each side? Things you haven’t thought about because you are standing in a “house” without windows, or floor, or walls, or anything which can let you think of a cosy home!
But Martin and I finally got our act together and had some discussions about where to put what – roughly – after that I drew a HIGHLY PROFESSIONAL electricity plan. hahaha… Robert and Holger stud there with big questionmarks above their heads. But luckily I could explain everything (note to myself: wikipedias electric symbols are sometimes not very road-tested; It would have been faster and easier to just drew a fridge instead of putting the symbol there!)

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Thanks guys for helping us with all the tricky questions about our home layout! Looking forward to round 2: preparing the electricity for the new extension! (the attic and the basement…)

 

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All of you dear readers (and helpers) know that we are more or less a DIY-team. Whenever we can we trust our hands and skills or (f.ex when it comes to building walls) we tend to have a pretty naive approach and think we can make it by our own. (most of the time it works!)
But for some crafts we need a little more professional help. Things like the roof, the windows or our new wooden extension for example.

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The guys from our carpender company are working super fast on our new (tiny) extension.
When Gustave and I had a little site-seeing tour a few days ago we where pretty pleased to see how fast they work. The wooden frame was already built and the roof was connected. Gustave got pretty exited too!
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He’s a true lover of the big garden mudpit and runs as fast as he can!  There used to be a little sand pit in the middle of the property… luckily its covered now with soil because as soon as Gustave saw it he tossed and turned himself in the sand like a maniac… for now he just runs like a scalded cat.
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Gustave is pretty bad in climbing up the ladder so he had to wait for me “downstairs”.
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It looks so different. I really got jused to the tree standing somehow lonely in front of the house. With the new extension it looks more like the tree is again a part of the house. (Although we will – of course – keep the roof and everything away from the old lady).

UPDATE: sorry guys, I’m NOT a native speaker…
today it dawned on me (while writing another post..) that I misspelled extension! aaaah, hate that! But I hope you got the point and know what I’m talking about!? … Luckily I have a lot of photos in my blogposts so the pictures tell the story even if you don’t understand what I’m talking about! 

 

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I’m not a very patriotic person but I love it here in Austria. It’s really not the baddest place to live!
But if I could choose another Republic to live in I think I’d go for the Republic of Fritz Hansen! haha! (sorry, Australia but you are right on 2nd place!)

Just kidding.
The Republic of Fritz Hansen is no country but an danish design company (Fritz Hansen is the Herman Miller of Europe) who happend to have worked with all the design-rock-stars since 1872! (Arne Jacobsen, Hans J. Wegner, Poul Kjaerholm to name just a few.) But they didn’t stopped and rested on their oars they are still working with contemporary Designers like Jaime Hayon (left). He designed my dreamsofa (right)- the beautiful FAVN.

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For the last years he worked on a new amazing piece which was released a few days ago: the RO chair.
I think both of these beauties would fit perfectly in our little treehouse, unfortunately they are WAY out our budget… (if I’d own one of these beauties I’d hold on to them like Jaime in the photo above! haha!… all day long)

Here is a small video about the new RO chair. (I think the music is – to put it diplomatically – not the perfect match to the vivid Designer and his passionate speech about his new baby – but its worth to see the chair from different angles and to get a glimpse of the design process behind it)