Feel Like You’re Floating in the Forest in This Texas Guest House: Here’s What We’re Reading Today

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1. This guest house is nicer than most main houses

“Architecture studio Wernerfield has raised this dwelling in Texas several metres off the ground, to provide guests with a sensation of ‘floating in the forest’.

“The PH2 Treebox was built on a wooded property in Dallas with an existing split-level home.

“Rather than placing the new structure at grade, the team elected to lift it off the ground – a move inspired by a raised patio attached to the main house.”

– Dezeen

2. Jaguar is finally going to finish making the last 25 D-type race cars from 1956

“In 1956, Jaguar planned to built 100 D-type racing cars, but only 75 were completed. The missing 25 cars will now be built at Jaguar Land Rover Classic Works in Warwickshire, England, and they will all be built according to the original, authentic specifications.

“Customers can choose between 1955-style ‘Shortnose’ cars and 1956-style ‘Longnose’ versions; the prototype is of the latter specification. All of them will have the original six-cylinder XK engine, and they will come with a lot of Le Mans heritage, as D-types won the famous 24 hour race in 1955, 1956 and 1957.”

– Autoblog

3. The writers from Game of Thrones are bringing us a whole new Star Wars series

“Breaking news from the galaxy far, far away tells us that the creators of another fantasy epic, HBO’s Game of Thrones, will soon be working on a whole new series of Star Wars films.

“Obviously, there’s no timeline yet for these new films; the final season of Game of Thrones isn’t even airing until next year. But Benioff and Weiss are suitably excited.”

– io9

4. Will Smith pulls dad-liest move of the year recreating son Jaden’s “Icon” rap video

“Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so Will Smith was all about impersonating his son Jaden Smith on Tuesday in celebration of the young rapper hitting 100 million streams on Spotify.

“The Fresh Prince chose to create a shot-for-shot parody of the 19-year-old’s “Icon” video — yellow hair, gold chains and all — which he posted to Instagram to pay tribute to his little boy.”

– The Wrap

5. Watch this Oscar nominated short film about a high class French restaurant in Cleveland run almost entirely by ex-cons

“What does it take to build a world-class French restaurant? What if the staff is almost entirely men and women just out of prison? What if most have never cooked or served before, and have barely two months to learn their trade?”