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Anmahian Winton Architects is a Cambridge-based architecture firm with work all over the world that focuses on collaboration, innovation and sustainable design. More importantly, as is evidenced by the Gemma Observatory, their works are beautiful, functional, interesting and award-winning. The Gemma Observatory by Anmahian Winton Architects is a private astronomical observatory built in the middle of a three-mile “dark” area (as in it has very little light pollution) on top of a remote mountain summit in central New Hampshire. The many faceted structure uses zinc cladding on the exterior and fir plywood on the interior to create a space that’s warm and inviting on the inside while still perfectly suited for studying the sky. When you’re not using the upstairs observation deck or the primary viewing platform in the turret, the first floor contains a research office, sleeping bunk and warming room accessible via helical stair case. This would be a fantastic hideaway or lair for any of you interested in the stars.

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Whether you’re trying to refine your archery skills or just get a leg up on the competition when it comes to office warfare, the BB Sniper mini crossbow from Uncommon Carry will fit the bill. Handmade out of stainless steel and equipped with a self-loading chamber, the BB Sniper is designed to hurl projectiles like toothpicks or mini BBs with surprising accuracy at a range of about 30-50 feet. Make sure to schedule some time for target practice because this addictive little crossbow can do some damage. Have fun, but avoid the sensitive areas.