1. If I could have you in bed, I wouldn't need the cover to keep warm. 2. Are you a fairytale? [Why?] Because you can't be for real. 3. You're just the way I like my coffee. Tall, black, and strong. 4. Is that a keg in your pants? [No, why?] Cause I'm trying to tap that. 5. You've been a bad boy! Now go to MY room! 6. I've looked for a man with a VCR and I've finally found the perfect one.... thats a Very Cute Rear by the way. 7. Do you have a mirror in your pocket? Because I can see myself in your jeans. 8. Want to take a swim in my ocean? 9. If you were a booger I'd pick you first. 10. Did you fart? Cuase you blew me away. 11. I bet I could beat you at football. [No way.] Give me the ball and you tackle. 12. Were you in Boy Scouts? Because you sure have tied my heart in a knot. 13. Hi. [Trust us, it doesn't take much to pick up the average guy.] 14. Do you have a Band-Aid? I skinned my knee when I fell for you. 15. I may not be Wilma, but I can sure make your bedrock. 16. Do these look real? 17. Want to play fireman? We can stop, drop and roll. 18. Can I have a picture of you so I can show Santa what I want for Christmas? 19. [Reach for the back of their shirt and look at the tag, then say:] Just what I thought, made in Heaven. 20. You know, sweetie, my lips won't just kiss themselves... 21. You are the hottest thing since sunburn. 22. I lost my teddy bear. Will you sleep with me?
Outside of Rio de Janeiro, on a beautiful little beach with amazing blue water, sits a little house with a flowering roof that shades and protects like a big tropical banana leaf. Designed by Mareines + Patalano, the open air abode is meant to encourage interaction and connection between man and nature. With verandas and open spaces in between rooms and no corridors, the tropical beach house is an ideal place for social gatherings and parties. The open layout also takes advantage of trade winds that blow in from the sea, providing natural ventilation and passive cooling.
The architects describe their design as low-tech eco-efficient, due to the use of natural ventilation for cooling. Homes in the tropics rarely need much more than a breeze in order to keep the environment comfortable. As for other sustainable design techniques, the roof harvests rainwater for use in the house, and the interior is naturally finished with wood, stone and natural fabrics. We suspect the wood was harvested locally, and can only hope it was done so in a sustainable fashion.
Above all the Leaf House is amazing inspiration for organic design that brings the outdoors in. It protects the inhabitants from rain and sun, while bringing in fresh breezes to cool the interior. The design was originally inspired by Brazil’s Indian Architecture, which used local materials to provide shade, protection and encourage natural breezes for cooling.