Black Barn Conversion: The Ancient Party Barn

Built from a derelict farm in the hills outside Folkestone in Kent, the Black Barn Conversion melds what could be salvaged from the existing structure with an interesting mix of found materials. The centerpiece of the main area is a tapered brick chimney that supports both a portion of the mezzanine that houses the bed and bathrooms and a cantilevered waxed steel staircase. Huge insulated shutters recall the original barn doors while protecting an equally grand rotating window, and the original green oak framing — or the portion of it that could be repaired — is largely cosmetic, with a steel exoskeleton providing support for decades to come.

THE ANCIENT PARTY BARN IS SHORTLISTED FOR THE STEPHEN LAWRENCE PRIZE

“We are thrilled that the Ancient Party Barn has been shortlisted for the prestigious Stephen Lawrence Award.”

The RIBA Stephen Lawrence Prize is funded by the Marco Goldschmied Foundation, and was set up in memory of the teenager who was setting out on the road to becoming an architect when he was murdered in 1993.

The prize, which rewards the best examples of projects that have a construction budget of less than £1 million, is intended to encourage fresh talent working with smaller budgets.

Photos: Keith Collie and Will Scott / Liddicoat & Goldhill

Fly Metropolis with Turkish Airlines US


As a proud online sponsor of the anticipated blockbuster movie Batman vs. Superman, Turkish Airlines has served up a new campaign called “Fly Metropolis.” Watch this video and click to visit the site where you will learn more about the city of Metropolis–from the attractions to shopping, also sign up and get a tourist visa as well as a city guide from Timeout magazine. Come explore how Metropolis is famous for its forward-looking, optimistic spirit, captured in its nickname ‘City of Tomorrow’. Continue reading Fly Metropolis with Turkish Airlines US

Small Business Spotlight | Tic-Tac-Tag Brings Event Hashtags to Life

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Chicago, Illinois – March 7, 2016 – Tic-Tac-Tag, a Chicago-based company, brings the power of printing event hashtags to life for consumers in real-time and onsite. Tic-Tac-Tag takes the ability to automatically download and print images posted to Instagram or Twitter that use the event hashtag and brings it to the general consumer.

Are you having a wedding, birthday or corporate event that will have a custom hashtag marketed on the invite? if you are like the masses these days, you probably will. But what does that actually mean? and what are you planning to do with it? Continue reading Small Business Spotlight | Tic-Tac-Tag Brings Event Hashtags to Life

Take Control of Your Money One Step at a Time | Dave Ramsey

Building a new future with money is a lot like building a home. You don’t add the roof until you’ve finished framing, and you don’t frame until the foundation is secure. Dave Ramsey’s Baby Steps are designed to help you out of debt and stress and into a life of saving and giving. We’re all in different places with money. Start right where you are and get where you want to be. Know-how is 20% of the equation. Behavior change and self-discipline make up the other 80%. You can do it! Just follow the steps. Continue reading Take Control of Your Money One Step at a Time | Dave Ramsey

Be Hungry (Fight For It) – Motivational Short Story

“If you want a thing bad enough to go out and fight for it. To work day and night for it. To give up your time, your peace, and your sleep for it. If all that your dream and scheme is about it. And life seems useless and worthless without it. And if you’ll gladly sweat for it and fret for it and plan for it and lose all your terror of the opposition for it. And if you’ll simply go after that thing that you want, with all of your capacity, strength, and sagacity, faith, hope, and confidence, and stern pertinacity… With the help of God… You’ll get it….”

-Wise Words of Les Brown