A "heavy metal dude ranch" aesthetic is served up at the new Parts & Labour restaurant in Toronto's Parkdale area. Designed by Brian Richer and Kei Ng of Castor Design, Parts & Labour specializes in hearty comfort food.
Creative architecture ideas
Web designer Alek Lisefski recently completed the Tiny Project, an 8 feet by 20 feet tiny house on wheels. He designed every inch of this unique home and did most of the construction himself as well (the bulk of the work was completed evenings and weekends during the spring and summer months).
The house is an interesting experiment in reduction and reuse not only because it is only 540 square feet or because it was remodeled using nearly exclusively reclaimed materials, but because the building itself is now being recycled for the fourth time. It was first built in the early 1940s as part of Vanport Village, a quickly erected development built to house shipyard workers. When Vanport Village flooded in 1948 this particular little house was floated down the river to Sauvie Island, where it became the goose-check station. Years later it was remodeled to become a rental house.