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LG SteamWasher’s Allergiene Allergen Reduction Cycle
Do you have allergies and pets? The LG Steamwasher may be able to help, with its exclusive Allergiene allergen reduction cycle. We read a bit about it and found that the effectiveness of the special cycle is even backed by an independent non-profit foundation dedicated to helping consumers and patients with asthma and allergic diseases…LG states that Allergiene removes at least 95% of pet dander and dust mites.
May 10, 2019
What is Dioxin? How to Avoid Toxin Dioxin
Found everywhere, dioxin is public enemy number one. To give you an idea of how common dioxin exposure is, consider bleached coffee filters. The EPA says that 40% to 70% of the dioxins contained in bleached coffee filters get transferred to your coffee. Therefore, the simple routine of using bleached coffee filters results in a lifetime of unsafe exposure to dioxin. According to the World Health Organization, dioxins are highly toxic.
May 7, 2019
10 Tips for Extending the Life of Your Washer and Dryer
The laundry area in my new home is much more compact than it was in my old rental, resulting in the purchase of a stackable washer/dryer unit. One thing I’ve encountered that I didn’t with the traditional side-by-side units is a persistent vibration during the spin cycle of the washer. After some research, I learned a few new things about proper care of my appliances that I thought were worth of sharing. 1.
May 7, 2019
The Scoop on the ScoopFree Litter Box by PetSafe
Product: ScoopFree Litter Box by PetSafe Price: $126-160 Rating: Recommend* I’ve had a cat in my life, in one form or another, since I was a child and the ScoopFree litter box is my first foray into electronic, self-cleaning litter boxes. It was a gift from my sister when I was pregnant because my husband travels often for work and she knew that pregnant women shouldn’t change the litter box. She has a key to my apartment and one day I came home and “surprise!
May 4, 2019
A New Brand Claims It’s the Most Environmentally Friendly Paint in the World
In the quest to create the most eco-friendly paint and most innovative, LEED-platinum buildings on the planet, one Spanish company is throwing it back with one of the oldest building materials known to man: lime.
May 3, 2019
Be a DIY Pinball Wizard With the New Makerball Kit
Like a massive Waldorf toy for grownups, the Makerball DIY pinball machine “toytool” kit is promising to bring back the joys of the 1980s arcade for an entirely new generation — mullets and moustaches not required. The Kickstarter video claims the flat-pack wood kit creates “an affordable, stable, mutable, pure & simple pinball machine that can be upgraded digitally,” all assembled in just 30 to 60 minutes with a simple screwdriver.
May 3, 2019
Halloween Is Coming: IKEA’s Instructions for Your Own DIY Jon Snow Cape
Last week, the internet went wild(ling) when it was discovered that Game of Thrones’ wardrobe department uses IKEA rugs as capes. Well, we have good news: the Swedish retailer just made pulling together your King of the North Halloween costume so much easier. IKEA has released official instructions for the cape hack—in their usual pictorial style, of course. And all you’ll need is a pair of scissors, no allen wrench required. Called VINTER skuldervarmer (get it??
May 3, 2019
“Pittsburgh Potties”: A Real & Very Mysterious Thing
Ever wandered down into someone’s basement and seen a fully functional toilet in the middle of the room? ‘Pittsburgh Potties’ are just that —common commodes installed in your average unfinished basement, without walls or doors —and so named because of their prevalence in Western Pennsylvania. Why, you might be asking, is this an actual thing in this area? I’m glad you’re as curious as I was.
May 3, 2019
Chip & Joanna Gaines’ First Home Was Actually a Complete Mess
We all have to start somewhere, and that includes Chip and Joanna Gaines. The Fixer Upper stars might be worth millions today, but they were newlyweds once, and just getting started out as a young couple while living in Waco, Texas. And apparently, their early homes were a far cry from their current sweet farmhouse setup. We recently asked Chip what he remembers about the first home they shared back in the day, before there were all the kids and animals running around.
May 3, 2019
The Most Important Elements of a Creative Workspace, According to Author Elizabeth Gilbert
After penning three best-selling memoirs and self-enlightenment books, Elizabeth Gilbert might know a thing or two about how to organize an office space in a way that leads to optimum creativity.
May 3, 2019
NBC’s Craft Show Making It is What We All Need in 2018
Making It, hosted by Ron Swanson and Leslie Knope… I mean Nick Offerman and Amy Poehler, has received a lot of comparisons to the Great British Baking Show. And I totally get it: The hosts and judges are there for support and comic relief, not to critique contestants and bicker with one another. Making It is exactly what 2018 needs. Like Poehler says in the intro, “life is stressful enough—let’s make a show that makes you feel good.
May 3, 2019
What It’s Really Like Renovating a Beach House with HGTV
We love watching home improvement shows, because within one magical hour a “list it” property easily becomes one you would say “love it” to—or even buy or rent for a vacation. But as anyone who’s even undertaken a “small” DIY project can attest, the reality is hardly ever as seamless As Seen on TV.
May 3, 2019
Calling All Crafters: Here’s How You Can Be on ‘Making It’ Season 2
Want to hang out with Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman? Of course you do. But if you also have some serious crafting cred, you can hang with them and possibly win a big wooden check for $100,000 while you’re at it. Yes, NBC is officially casting “Making It” season 2, and here’s how you can apply. “Do you thrive on creating? Armed with a hot glue gun or a hammer, can you make just about anything?” the casting website reads.
May 3, 2019
Before & After: ‘Queer Eye’s’ Design Team Did This Renovation by iPhone Flashlight
If your weekend plans include bingeing all of season 3 of “Queer Eye”—now streaming on Netflix as of today—you’re not alone. The Fab Five quickly became our internet BFFs when the reboot dropped last year, and now the boys are back—this time in Kansas City—to help some more deserving folks. Luckily for us, the hardest working designer on TV, Bobby Berk, gave us the exclusive tea on one particularly special makeover from this season.
May 3, 2019
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Just Proved Everyone Struggles with Building IKEA Furniture
No matter who you are and where you come from, we can all agree that assembling IKEA furniture is a journey. On Wednesday night, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez leapt into her own DIY adventure—and we all got to experience it live from her apartment in Washington, D.C. AOC got sworn in on January 3 of this year, but she admitted to the public that her apartment has yet to be furnished. As of yesterday, she just got her first shipment of IKEA furniture delivered to her apartment.
May 3, 2019
This Pup Parent Built a ‘Dog Boudoir’ For His Rescue and the Results Are Adorable
Thanks to one awfully considerate human, we now have an official word for the canine equivalent of a man cave: a dog boudoir. When Sean Farrell rescued Buster, a 12-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier, he learned that the precious animal had undergone some pretty traumatic experiences that left him with a fear of being around single men. According to his owner, Buster also had a tendency to isolate himself unless in the bedroom, only coming out for food and walks.
May 3, 2019
We Rated the Top 10 Houses From HGTV’s ‘Fixer Upper’
After 79 episodes of HGTV’s ‘Fixer Upper,’ we’ve seen a lot of what Chip and Joanna Gaines have to offer. Typically: a big, open-concept floor plan; a kitchen island; exposed brick and beams; barn doors… and shiplap. Lots of shiplap. The transformations make for good TV, but a few homes truly stand out.
Apr 30, 2019
Etsy Just Made Finding Craft Supplies So Much Easier
Okay, crafters: we have some news that will knock your (hand-knitted) socks off. Etsy just launched Etsy Studio, a new marketplace designed to make it much easier to shop for craft and project supplies. Etsy Studio is the first brand new marketplace the company has built since debuted in 2005.
Apr 30, 2019
You Can Now See How That Vintage Piece Looks In Your Home Before You Buy
Despite taking measurements or creating mood boards, sometimes it’s still tough to imagine how an item will look at home until you get it in the space. Thankfully, technology can help. Today, vintage resale marketplace Chairish announced that their app will now have an augmented reality feature that puts pieces right in your room. The feature helps both shoppers and designers working with clients answer the age-old dilemma, “will this work in my space?
Apr 30, 2019
Susan Kare’s Bitmap Textiles Pair Housewares with Historic Design
Susan Kare, the graphic designer behind Apple’s earliest icons, fonts, and images, has a new product that harkens back to computer history. Her bitmap textiles for Areaware have a pixelated style that is reminiscent to anyone familiar with—or nostalgic for—Mac’s original operating system.
Apr 30, 2019
This Huge Mattress Is Literally Twelve Feet Wide — And You Can Buy It
Are you part of a co-sleeping family, but things are getting a little too snug? There’s a mattress for that. Are you and your partner both over 6’5” and sleep in starfish position? Yep, there’s a mattress for that. Are you single and just want an endless expanse of bed all to yourself? There’s also a mattress for that. The Ace Collection has released a family sized bed that is 144 inches wide. That is 12 whole feet of bed.
Apr 30, 2019
Latch Hooking and Punch Needling Are Making a Comeback and We’re on Board
Nostalgic motifs will always have a place in our hearts, but lately we’ve been seeing that carry over into the DIY home decor realm with modern takes on rug hooking and punch needling. But nostalgia isn’t the only factor behind the resurgence of these more traditional crafts: Modern textile artists are putting out amazing work, and we want to show off similar pieces in our homes.
Apr 10, 2019
Before & After: Kate Upton Upgrades Her Sister’s Not-So-Great ’90s Bathroom
You know what sounds pretty fun? Doing a surprise renovation for someone you care about. Like a surprise party, but instead of “surprise, we actually remembered your birthday!” it’s like—”surprise, now your bathroom looks awesome!” And while planning an unexpected remodel might be a little out of reach for the average person, on Houzz, you can watch celebrities do just that.
Apr 10, 2019
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Feb 8, 2019
This New L.A. Super-Brand Collab Is Thanksgiving Table Goals
Los Angeles-based brands Parachute Home and Hedley & Bennett have teamed up for a artisanal-loving locavore’s seasonal dream come true. The collaboration consists of French linen and Turkish cotton dyed in organic, autumnal hues of butternut squash and beets. The limited-edition “Kitchen Essentials” collection launched on November 1, and includes two aprons, linen napkins, table runners, kitchen towels, and potholders. Items will be available online at Parachute.
Nov 8, 2018
Before & After: Whitney Port’s “Get Rid of the Walls” Fixer Upper Transformation
When TV personality Whitney Port and husband Tim Rosenman were looking for the perfect place to raise a family, they found the 1950s home in Los Angeles online. However, the first time they visited the property, the couple was turned off by the amount of work it would require—especially with a baby on the way.
Sep 12, 2018
Is Amazon’s New Part Finder Feature Better Than Your Local Hardware Store?
A new in-app feature from Amazon will now help you identify the type and size of any missing screw, bolt, nut, nail, or washer for your DIY projects. But is it better than heading to your local hardware store? The new feature, called Part Finder, allows you to scan a piece next to a penny and it will analyze the type and size of hardware you need to buy.
Jul 24, 2018
This Subreddit Has The Most Cringeworthy DIY Fails Ever
Just because you can improvise something, doesn’t mean that you should. Case in point: this Subreddit thread with quite possibly the most cringe-worthy DIY fails ever—seriously, Pinterest ain’t got nothing on these hacks gone horribly wrong.
Jul 18, 2018
Much-Hyped Interior Trends That Are Vanishing Without a Whisper
Whether about polka-dot blouses or gold hardware, you know what they say: Trends come and go. You may hate that Pepto-Bismol pink bathroom in your fixer-upper, but we can all but guarantee the original owners installed it because it was in fashion, and not the cheapest tile in the store. So why do tastes change so much over the years? Aqua blue was everywhere—cars, refrigerators, toys, stoves, bathroom tile—in the years following World War II, explains Claire E.
Jun 16, 2018
Here Are The Most Common DIY Injuries & How To Avoid Them
Does spring cleaning fever also have you itching to update every space in your home, inside and out? Before you jump into that lighting or landscaping project, Weekend Warrior, make sure to take the proper safety precautions: a new study showed that — no matter the skill level — these are the most common DIY injuries, plus tips and precautions for how to avoid them. By analyzing data from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS), the team at InsuranceQuotes.
May 14, 2018
Are Millennials as Handy as They Think They Are?
Blame it on HGTV or Pinterest, but millennials seem to think they’re pretty handy — even when they’re not. Nearly seven in 10 millennials (69%) consider themselves handy around the house, according to a new survey by Porch — including 79% of millennial men. By comparison, only 61% of baby boomers and 62% of Gen Xers said the same. And to some extent, millennials are walking the walk: Home Depot said that DIY-minded young homeowners are helping to boost sales.
Apr 23, 2018
James Van Der Beek Shares a Brilliant Furniture Assembly Hack
Assembling furniture can be frustrating and time consuming, especially when you don’t have all the pieces you need. Thankfully, actor and handy dad James Van Der Beek just shared his MacGyver-esque hacks over on Instagram. Wednesday evening, the What Would Diplo Do? showrunner posted a series of Instagram Stories about assembling furniture. At first, he was short one dowel (who hasn’t been there??) but found the solution in a common office supply.
Apr 19, 2018
You Can Build Your Own Grass-Covered Armchair With This DIY Kit
Do you hate how Adirondack chairs feel? Maybe you enjoy putting your feet in the grass and leaning back to feel the sun on your skin. If this sounds like you, get your wallet out and grab some dirt. You can make your own grass-covered armchair and it is so easy! DIY projects are so much fun, but often times they can be a lot of work. When a DIY project has 20 steps, it makes you reconsider whether it was worth doing it yourself or just having bought the product.
Apr 15, 2018
These Chic Cat Beds Will Give Your Kitty a Fancier Room Than You
If your cat lives a fancier life than you do, then they deserve a bed from Meyou Paris to match their style. These beds aren’t for basic little kitties. You’re going to be so jealous of these chic beds, you are going to want one for yourself. Have you ever wanted to take a nap in your cat’s bed? These furry little felines always have the cutest beds! If you’re looking for a chic cat bed that will fit in with your open concept home and modern space, look no further.
Apr 14, 2018
You Can Trade In Toys ‘R’ Us Gift Cards at Bed Bath & Beyond, But There’s A Catch
The home retailer is letting you swap gift cards for store credit.
Apr 3, 2018
13 Tweets About HomeGoods That Are Extremely Relatable
If your love for HomeGoods knows no bounds, then you’re in great company, both here and on Twitter. We rounded up 13 too true tweets about one of our favorite bargain decor stores. Everyone wants to go out and drink and I just want someone who will come to Target & Homegoods with me and drink wine and is okay with being home in bed by 9 ???? — Erin (@ErinYzquierdo) March 16, 2018 You know you’re adulting when you’re psyched to browse HomeGoods in the middle of a weekday.
Mar 18, 2018
The ‘Slip Chair’ That Tricks You Into Thinking Its Unstable (Even Though it Totally is)
Who doesn’t want to be comfortable when sitting? Well, that’s kind of the entire point of plopping your weary bones down on the nearest piece of cushy furniture, no? Sure, but after laying eyes on this Slip Chair that Snarkitecture crafted for Portugal-based design firm UVA, one might begin to question whether sitting comfortably is even an option at all. (Hint: It totally is).
Mar 11, 2018
Make Your Radiators More Effective With This Household Staple
If you’re on the East Coast of the United States, chances are you’re currently being pummeled by what meteorologists are (horrifically) calling a bomb cyclone. Basically, it’s a blizzard on steroids (aka low barometric pressure). If you’re safe and sound at home but could use a little more oomph from your radiator, here’s a handy tip that uses something you probably have in your kitchen drawer.
Jan 4, 2018
Here Are Our Picks From Target’s Huge Bed and Bath Sale
It won't be around for long.
Jan 2, 2018
Get Lit: Check Out These Amazingly Simple and Whimsical DIY Menorahs
I can still remember the Kindergarten tradition of making homemade menorahs at my Jewish day school like it was yesterday. Take a sawed-off 2×4, glue 10 small square tiles atop it, in a line (two at the center for the tallest candle), then place 9 screw nuts in a row, one on top of each tile. I’m pretty sure my parents even still have mine — somewhere. With Hanukkah mere hours away now, you may find yourself in need of a last minute menorah.
Dec 12, 2017
Here’s Your Reminder That You Should Never Plug A Space Heater Into a Power Strip
The temperatures are starting to drop, and if your home is a bit drafty, chances are there’s a space heater making its seasonal return from the depths of the closet. Though before you plug it in, one fire department has an important reminder on how to safely operate the units. “The weather is getting colder, and people are pulling out their space heaters,” the fire department shared in a Facebook post.
Dec 2, 2017
These Guys Built a Bed From 7 Sheets of Plywood, and The Video Is So Relaxing
We spotted this DIY plywood bed over on Reddit, and while the design is cool, the video for it is even better. Even if you’re allergic to projects and have no intention of ever building your own bed from scratch, the video is so relaxing, it’s worth a watch. Spotted over on /r/DIY, the project comes from Chris Salamone of FourEyes Furniture and Johnny Brooke of Crafted Workshop.
Nov 9, 2017
IKEA’s Wildly Popular BILLY Bookcase Is On Sale Today
We love IKEA for its Scandinavian style and great prices, and today, it’s about to get even more affordable. To celebrate the Swedish retailer’s 46th store in the United States (this one is in Jacksonville, Florida), one of their most popular products of all time is on sale. It’s the BILLY bookcase! Designed by Gillis Lundgren (the company’s fourth ever employee), IKEA makes 25,000 of the simple staple every day.
Nov 8, 2017
Lowes Welcomes A Major Brand and Only Those Missing Sears Care
Growing up, I remember hitting up small-town hardware stores for quick needs like electrical tape or a pack of screws. If we wanted something fancier, we would head to the local mall and peruse Sears’ bigger selection of pretty tools and yard machines. Despite my mother’s grumbling comments about the cost of lawn mower parts, the tools still all felt so glamorous under those retail lights.
Nov 4, 2017
One Reddit User Built This DIY Reclaimed Sofa for $100
One Redditor took the “trash” laying around his home workshop —including two old mattresses he used for cushions — and turned it into this sleek, mid-century inspired, industrial-reclaimed couch. For about $100, not including tools.
Oct 30, 2017
IKEA Came Up With Yet Another Clever Use For Their Magnetic Knife Holders
From the brilliant and clever minds at IKEA.
Oct 28, 2017
This Pop-Up Store Lets You Customize Your Own Eames Chair
If you find yourself in Zurich or Amsterdam this fall, and happen to be a MCM fan, be sure to take advantage of Vitra‘s new pop-up shops that are all about the Eames Plastic Chair. These temporary showrooms are a playfully colorful design lovers dream, where visitors can customize their own chair, mixing and matching from the over 100,000 configuration options. The Zurich pop-up is open until January 27, 2018 and the Amsterdam pop-up opens on November 3 and runs until January 27th as well.
Oct 15, 2017
This HVAC Worker Found a Creepy Secret Room Hidden in His Job Site’s Attic
People spend a ton of money on Halloween decorations and haunted houses every year, but there’s nothing creepier than the real world in which we live. Join the bravest HVAC worker in the world on a tour that has freaked this writer the hell out. Spoiler alert: there’s a secret room!!! This video is just over four minutes, and as someone who usually doesn’t like to watch anything longer than a GIF, I can say that it’s totally worth the watch. Join me!
Oct 12, 2017
Tesla’s Solar Roof Is Actually Cheaper Than a Normal Roof
Just under six months after announcing its Solar Roof, Tesla has finally put a price tag on those eco-friendly solar tiles that look like the real thing — and they’re actually really affordable. Orders are now being taken for the Tesla Solar Roof at a price of $21.85 per square foot, which is nearly 20 percent less than the cost of a normal roof — even without factoring in the energy savings.
Jul 29, 2017
Will & Kate Bring London’s Biggest Renovating Trend to Kensington Palace
Renovations can be a royal pain — unless, of course, you’re the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. With a move to Kensington Palace scheduled for the fall, Prince William and Kate Middleton have proposed a massive extension, which includes a two-story “iceberg basement,” to the 400-year-old property, the Daily Mail reports.
Mar 15, 2017
Get Crafty: Brit + Co’s New Activity Kits Are Now at Target
We’re big DIYers around here, but know that not everyone has a fully-stocked craft room, just filled to the brim with everything you need to create when the desire strikes (that’s still on our dream home wish list, tbh). That’s why we’re loving Brit + Co’s new activity kits, which you can pick up at Target starting today. Brit Morin has been a go-to for trendy DIY projects since she launched Brit + Co with her own subscription kits and online classes.
Mar 12, 2017
J.C. Penney Will Now Remodel Your Bathroom
You might pick up bathroom essentials at J.C. Penney, but now you can get a new bathroom. The department store announced that it will start testing remodeling and other home services later this month. J.C. Penney’s CEO Marvin Ellison was on CNBC’s Power Lunch Thursday talking about the new initiative, which will also include services like installing home heating and cooling systems, quick-ship and installed blinds, whole home water solutions, awnings, and smart home technology.
Mar 10, 2017
IKEA’s New Black Kitchen Cabinets Are Literally Garbage
IKEA’s new cabinets are literally garbage. Kungsbacka, the Swedish furniture retailer’s latest line of kitchen cabinets, is made from reclaimed industrial wood and recycled plastic bottles. IKEA collaborated with Swedish design studio Form Us With Love to create a sleek collection of anthracite cabinets with a matte finish (you know we love a black kitchen!). Each 15.75-by-31.5-inch cabinet uses 25 plastic bottles.
Feb 6, 2017
Your Favorite Hippie Shoe Brand Dips a Toe in the Bed Market
If the shoe fits, wear it, but what about a bed that’s made by Birkenstock? If the renowned comfort of the wildly successful footwear brand’s sandals is any indication, then we expect Birkenstocks’ line of beds (can we call them Birken-beds?) to feel like sleeping on clouds.
Feb 2, 2017
This High-Tech Canopy Bed Is Straight Out Of The Jetsons
Canopy beds aren’t exactly a new concept. Back in the days of drafty castles, they provided extra warmth when heavy curtains were hung on them (which also added some privacy since there were always other people around). But iNyx, complete with 21st century bells and whistles, is not your monarch’s canopy bed. Sure, it’s got a Jetsons-slash-retro carport vibe, but if you’re not opposed to giant chrome awnings above your head, there are lots of features to this thing.
Jan 17, 2017
The Ultimate Nap: Now You Can Pop a Tent Over Your Bed
Could you use a little more coziness when curling up for a nap? Privacy Pop has come up with the Bed Tent, a portable enclosure that works with your current mattress and bed frame to give you better rest. Much like its camping counterpart, the Bed Tent has two doors that roll up or zip closed, and two mesh windows on either end that can be opened or closed based on how much light you want inside.
Dec 15, 2016
Bed Bath & Beyond Wants You to Drink While Holiday Shopping
Bed Bath & Beyond has been trying to think outside the (big) box this year. The retailer’s newest plan to boost its bottom line? Opening a bar and restaurant in Brooklyn. The New York Post is reporting that the company is planning to open a restaurant serving wine and beer as part of its BEYOND at Liberty View store in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.
Nov 15, 2016
A Tour of AphroChic’s Stylish Show Home at Helms Bakery
On the weekend of October 12th in Los Angeles, global design gurus Jeanine Hays and Bryan Mason remixed the Helms Bakery District’s newest showroom space, transforming its interior into a stunning concept home filled with design inspiration. The exhibit, complete with a living room, library, master bedroom, dining room, and back patio, was furnished entirely with items from the Helm’s Bakery District’s various retailers.
Nov 17, 2014
6 Apps to Help Find Repair Services
Not everyone is experienced or knowledgeable about plumbing repairs or can confidently wall mount a flat panel display. Home repairs and renovations can be terrifying when considering all the possible expensive mishaps and mistakes. In certain cases it’s better to be safe than sorry and hire a professional. Finding the right person for the right job for the right price used to be a combination of word of mouth and using the phone book.
Oct 2, 2013
The Virtual Barber Shop Makes Your Ears Tingle While Testing Headphones
Those who’ve grown up going to a barbershop will recognize many of the sensations connected to getting a haircut: the scarf-like comfort of the tissue and silk cape wrapped around the neck, the smell of the mysterious blue liquid where combs reside perfuming the air, and of course, the ghostly head and neck tickling sensation of scissors and clippers dancing around the head.
Jul 1, 2013
Before & After: Fresh Starts at the 2011 DC Design House
How do you revive a dark and dated room without completely eliminating its original character? I gleaned quite a few ideas from the 2011 DC Design House where some of my favorite DC designers brought fresh sophistication to their spaces by simplifying and lightening — perfect inspiration for spring!• 1-3: The Pool Room: Erin Paige Pitts Erin was charged with the task of making the rather gloomy pool room into a functional and inspiring retreat.
Apr 8, 2011
Aerogel Becomes Affordable as a Home Insulator
Dr. Peter Tsou of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory once said, “you could take a two- or three-bedroom house, insulate it with aerogel, and you could heat the house with a candle. But eventually the house would become too hot.” So why haven’t we all been spraying our buildings with the stuff? Unfortunately, for the past 75 years aerogel has been way too expensive, but that’s all about to change.
Feb 4, 2010