Rustic Meets Modern At Far Meadow. Three Very Cool Cabins in Yosemite You Can Rent.

Want to hear tweeting birds and rushing waters but still desire a satellite internet connection? Wanna walk through the woods and then wash off in a modern bathroom? If you need a weekend of real nature and quiet but don't really want to rough it, Far Meadow Cabins in Yosemite may very well be the perfect solution.

Combining rustic with modern, traditional with contemporary, Far Meadow Cabins offers your choice of A-frame, log or classic cabin as rentals for from 2-4 people at an affordable price.

The cabins are remote, romantic and retro but have been upgraded to include modern appliances, tubs and showers and clean interiors with contemporary design items. The perfect trip for either a couple of diehard explorers or just urban hipsters.

The A Frame:

The classic A Frame cabin is given a modern twist with a few special design features and updated elements. High ceilings, 16ft windows, a floating staircase, and skylight ensure an open and airy feel. The cabin is solar powered and heated by a wood-burning stove. Satellite Internet connection available.

The sleeping loft has a queen-sized bed; an additional queen-sized sofa bed is available on the ground level.

Large bathroom with with shower, tub, sink and toilet.

Kitchen amenities include a cooking top with 2 gas burners, hand press coffee maker, and a small gas powered refrigerator/freezer unit. Dishes, flatware, cooking utensils, and an assortment of cooking pots are supplied.

Attached deck with fire pit with barbecue grill, outdoor seating, and dining table. Deck is slightly elevated and offers spectacular views of the meadow and nearby stream. All linens and blankets, towels, and firewood are provided.

$250 per night.

The Log Cabin:

It doesn’t get more authentic than this log cabin. Still situated on its original foundation, the cabin has been updated for modern adventurers while retaining old-fashioned charm.

Large windows and skylights offer great views of the surrounding meadow and let in sunlight throughout the day.

The cabin is solar powered and equipped with satellite internet connection. It is heated by an indoor wood-burning stove, but don’t worry – you won’t need to chop down trees to heat your cabin; they provide the firewood.

The cabin sleeps 3-4. A queen and single bed are available. Bathroom has shower, toilet, and sink.

Kitchen facilities include a 4-ring gas stove with oven, coffee grinder, hand press coffee maker, and small refrigerator/freezer. Dishes, flatware, utensils, and cookware are supplied.

The cabin has a large wooden deck with fire pit, barbecue grill, and outdoor dining set with seating.

$250 per night

The Old Yosemite:

You’ll feel like you’re sleeping in a treehouse when you stay in this romantic one-room cabin located on the historic Old Yosemite Road.

The park-like setting offers beautiful views of the native flora and fauna, especially when taken in from the attached deck.

This cabin sleeps two in a queen sized bed. Blankets and linens are provided. Modern bathroom has shower, toilet and sink.

Cabin is equipped with air conditioning, a small heater, and a wood burning stove for the chillier months. Kitchen amenities include a 2-burner cooktop , toaster oven, electric tea kettle, and hand press coffee maker. Dishes, flatware, cooking utensils and pots are also supplied. Large attached deck has a barbecue and outdoor seating.

The cabin may seem remote, but is located just minutes from the town of Oakhurst and the south entrance to Yosemite National Park.

$190 per night

Vintage Trailers for Extra Guests
If you require extra sleeping space, they have vintage trailers with space for two additional guests per trailer available for placement at the location of your choice. The Silver Streak Trailer sleeps 2 and is $125 per night. A smaller travel trailer (ideal for children 10 years and up) is $75 per night.

This remote location in winter is not for everybody. It can get a bit rough, you need to bring correct clothing and be ready to be ‘out there’ for the time being. Don’t forget your supplies, it’s a long way to the next liquor store.

If you are thinking about bringing children or pets, please consider the conditions in the Sierra Nevada mountains in winter.

For more details and booking, visit their site at the link below.

Far Meadow Cabins

all images and info courtesy of Far Meadows and Boutique Homes Vacation Rentals

Cadbury Creates An Entirely Edible Chocolate Version Of Their Google + Page.

On Mar 26th, 2012 Cadbury UK built a 100% edible, chocolate version of their Google+ Page.

above image composite by laura sweet

The construction and details of the edible Google+ page is shown through the following photos.

First, layers of Cadbury Dream and Dairy Milk chocolate were applied to a base of Dairy Milk bars:

Edible inks were printed onto sugar paper to create detailed replicas of the Page’s buttons and photos of fans.

Pieces were adhered using liquid Dairy Milk as a kind of glue. Text was applied by hand with edible ink.

The company invited followers to chime in and watch live as the finishing touches were applied through a Google+ Hangout.

It lasted a week in their office but the +Google UK team finally gave in and devoured the finished page (shown shrinkwrapped below).

images courtesy of Cadbury UK's site and Facebook page.

Cadbury UK

Karl Lagerfeld's New Site Is A Look Inside The World of The Legendary Designer and Much More.

above: one of the Karlisms featured on the site

What does Karl Lagerfeld think? Eat? Like? What time does he get up? Where does he shop? What's he designing?

Flight BA2012 - Pop-Up Venue Features British Airways Great Britons' Art, Film and Food.

above: Pascal Anson and Tracey Emin with the Dove, inspiration for a special art decorated aircraft for British Airways


British Airways will launch an exclusive airline themed pop-up venue – ‘Flight BA2012’, celebrating the best in British talent in the run up to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Open on select weekdays from April 4 to 17, the three-in-one art gallery, cinema and dining lounge will showcase the works of the BA Great Britons who were mentored by Richard E. Grant, Tracey Emin and Heston Blumenthal.

above: Richard E Grant, Tracey Emin and Heston Blumenthal launch the BA Great Britons Heroes programme (Getty Images)

Artist-designer Pascal Anson, screenwriter Prasanna Purwanarajah and Michelin-star chef Simon Hulstone beat hundreds of incredible entries to be selected as British Airways Great Britons 2012 and will have their work featured in the pop-up venue. Purwanarajah, Anson and Hulstone have created Olympic Games themed film, art and food respectively- a short-film named Boy, ‘Dove’ artwork livery for the celebratory aircraft and a bold British menu.

The airline-themed venue, hosted in East London, has been exclusively designed to recreate a premium flying experience and will offer guests a sneak preview of the Great Britons works before they are rolled out on flights beginning this month.


Flight BA2012 includes artwork from artist-designer Pascal Anson from Brighton, who was mentored by Tracey Emin on his ‘Dove’ design for a range of celebratory aircraft displayed in the gallery.

above: Pascal Anson and Tracey Emin look over Dove artwork (Pic: Nick Morrish/BA)

above: Dove drawings by Pascal Anson (courtesy of the artist)


It also features short film ‘BOY’ starring Timothy Spall, written by screenwriter Prasanna Purwanarajah under the mentorship of Richard E. Grant, which will be screened in the cinema.

Trailer for 'BOY':


Guests will also be able to sample a bold British menu created by Michelin-star chef Simon Hulstone, who has produced an Olympic Games inspired menu under the guidance of Heston Blumenthal. (Unfortunately, tickets to the Flight BA2012 dining lounge are already sold out).

above: Not your normal airline food - Simon Hulstone's Fish Pie is a work of art (photo courtesy of Jim Wileman, British Airways)

above: Simon Hulstone at work

above: Heston Blumenthal and Simon Hulstone devised the Olympic-themed menu

Frank van der Post, British Airways managing director of brands and customer experience, said: “We wanted to bring the flying experience to the public, allowing guests to preview our in-flight entertainment, celebratory aircraft livery and on-board menus in anticipation of the London 2012 Games. This is going to be an exciting year for the capital and this is just the very start of our take-off!”

• Flight BA2012 is located at 3-10 Shoreditch High St, East London, E1 6PG.

• For £50, guests will receive entry to the gallery and screening room, plus a welcome glass of champagne, sit down three course menu with amuse bouche, and tea, coffee and petit four. (This dining experience is no longer available /sold out)

• Flight BA2012 will be open on April; 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 13, 16 and 17 only and closed for Easter and at the weekend

• The first scheduled flight for ‘The Dove’ will be in early April

• Short film BOY will be shown on all long-haul flights from April

• Simon’s menu will be available on long-haul flights departing London Heathrow between July and September (excluding certain routes such as India and Japan).

• The airline worked with LOCOG, BAFTA, the Fat Duck Experimental team and the Royal Academy of Arts on the BA Great Britons programme

British Airways is the official airline of the London 2012 Games.

information and images courtesy of British Airways and Getty Images

From Rashid to Hadid, 12 Top Designers Create Cool Laminate Flooring for Parador.

World-renowned designers Ross Lovegrove, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Jean-Marie Massaud, Karim Rashid, Jean Nouvel, Konstantin Grcic, Ben van Berkel, Matteo Thun, ORA ITO, Piero Lissoni, Werner Aisslinger and Zaha Hadid have all designed exclusive indoor laminate flooring for manufacturer Parador.

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