This Stunning Arctic Circle Hotel Is Also Energy Positive
Taking energy efficiency to the next level appears to be the goal of this “energy positive” hotel that’s set to be constructed within the Arctic Circle. Design firm Snøhetta teamed up with a few other Norwegian companies to create a vision for the hotel that’s energetic output will surpass the resources it consumes over the span of its 60-year lifetime.
Feb 18, 2018
The Best Thing You Can Do For Your Living Room Under $100
Amp up your space for very little money.
Feb 18, 2018
Artistic Inspiration: Michaelangelo’s Tuscan Villa Is For Sale
If you’ve ever wanted to live like a Renaissance master, now is your chance. Michaelangelo’s 16th century Tuscan villa is on the market for a cool €7.5 million (about $9.3 million). The sculptor of David and painter of the Sistine Chapel bought the Chianti farmhouse in 1549, while he was working on the design and construction of St. Peter’s Basilica for the Vatican. The famed artist was 74 at the time, and the property comes with the original deed signed by him.
Feb 18, 2018
30 Ways to Remake the IKEA MOPPE Mini Storage Chest
The MOPPE is one of IKEA’s most popular products, and it’s not hard to see why: it offers six storage compartments for $16.99, it’s made of attractive minimal birch plywood, it’s eminently stainable and paintable, and its drawers can be reversed to hide the opening notches. As one featured DIYer put it, it’s a perfect craft victim. Here are 30 ways to make the MOPPE — freshly available after a much-lamented hiatus — your own.
Feb 18, 2018
Twitter Is Entrenched In a Debate About Toothbrushes
It’s something we do every day, but who knew it could be so controversial? This week, Twitter got into a debate on toothbrushing habits, and we want to know where you stand. According to Mashable, it all started with one tweet asking whether people put the toothpaste on first or wet the brush first. Let’s just say that no matter which pattern people follow, they are very convinced that they are in the right, and everyone else is wrong.
Feb 18, 2018
We’re Floored: Amazon Has a Huge Deal on Rugs Today
Looking to upgrade underfoot? We have great news for you. Amazon’s Deal of the Day today is for rugs, and there are some serious savings to be had. It’s President’s Day weekend, and that means there are a ton of home sales to take advantage of, especially on big purchases like sofas and rugs. And in the latter category, Amazon doesn’t disappoint; most 5′ by 8′ rugs and smaller are under $100 today.
Feb 18, 2018