1. Horse Saddle perfume.
That’s right: perfume that makes you smell like a saddle. Irresistible.
2. A heavy duty barn coat that still looks nice.
There’s nothing wrong with a big, over-sized brown monstrosity if it does the job. But wouldn’t it be nice to be able to do barn work in something like this?
3. A hand knitted horse tree ornament
How cute is this? It would absolutely make the day perfect.
4. A horse-pattern rolling pin.
So you can bake tiny little horses into everything. Excellent.
5. A Ralph Lauren riding jacket.
It would be pretty hard to receive something like this and not swoon. A classic (that costs a small fortune)
6. A $10,000 Hermes saddle.
A high-tech saddle by one of the most expensive leather goods producers in the world. If somebody put it into my stocking, I wouldn’t say no.
7. Horse face socks.
Everybody dreads getting socks for Christmas. But these are the perfect little Christmas gifts for people who love horses.
8. A stirrup necklace.
A lovely little necklace that lets you wear your love of horses all day. Beautiful.
9. An actual Clydesdale foal.
From people who really love you this Christmas, maybe you’ll get one of these.
10. Foal Earrings.
Some nice, simple little wooden foal earrings. A delicate, lovely gift.
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Designing With Steel
Steel is an underutilised and overlooked design material, particularly when it comes to building homes. It’s humble, it’s simple but it’s also strong and attractive.
The Underrated Material
One of the most compelling reasons to work with steel when designing a house is its physical properties. It’s resistant to termites, can’t be water damaged and doesn’t become misshapen with heat. We also galvanise our steel, which means it’s completely resistant to rust.
Steel is also stronger than wood, completely recyclable and it’s resistant to fires. Steel framed homes make sense.
Steel is traditionally used for strong, simple structures that last a long time and do their job well. But it can also be used for complex buildings, which has pushed the form to new heights. It revolutionised architecture when it enables the building of high-rises, but it also has a place for smaller homes.
The building above is a bed and breakfast in Mt Buffalo. The simplicity and humility of the building suits the environment perfectly.
Steel can be combined with other materials, as seen in this home with wooden cladding.
It can also be pared-back to a low-insulation building to encourage a greenhouse warmth that allows plants and vegetables to flourish inside.
If you’re looking to create a unique home, with a memorable but humble personality, a habitable steel frame is the right decision for you.