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New photo exhibit showcases exquisite modernist architectural details

‘Objects of Refinement’ celebrates the modernist idea of a total work of art<p>Prague-based editor and photographer Adam Štěch, who together with Jan Kloss and Matěj Činčera forms the collective Okolo, has curated a selection of photographs of modernist works from lesser-known architectures from his …

Hand-crafted Furniture Adds Organic Element, Personality to Decor

Handcrafted and natural decor items are trending for fall and Homedit got to see some amazing examples at Field and Supply in Upstate New York. A …

Behind the Design: The Concrete Sinks Bringing Brutalism to the Bathroom

<i>In line with our</i> <i>new content direction</i><i>, Architizer is highlighting a different building-product and how to specify it. This week’s topic is sinks. If you’re looking for the perfect</i> <i>sink</i> <i>for your next project, search for it on Architizer’s new network marketplace for building-products. Click here to</i> …

Architecture

Feng Shui Your Living Room: Location, Layout, Furniture, and Overall Vibe

The living room is an important space in any home, whether it’s a loft, a studio apartment, a duplex, a single family home, or a mansion. The reason …

10 reasons to use beige in your living room

We know that when it comes to choosing salon colors and hues for living rooms, you want to get things right, while also, maybe, being a little more …

Clever Uses for Curtain Hardware NOT on Your Windows

(Image credit: Style at Home)<p>There's a certain genius in repurposing things for uses they weren't originally intended for. Today we're turning our …

Outdoor Spaces

The Time Marcel Breuer Broke the Rules (and Made an Iconic Chair)

The now-iconic Wassily chair was the tenacious result of going rogue.<p>Classic designs are around for a reason. Why one piece becomes a sensation over …

Design Resin Table with Rare Wood Inside

The Italian interior design firm Riva 1920 and the architect Renzo Piano gathered their savoir-faire to create a table with a meticulous aspect, …

Get ready to say farewell to a lot of electric cars

Since then, the EV market has been dominated by the single significant survivor, Tesla, and by the experiments of the major automakers. The best-known example of the latter is probably the Nissan Leaf.<p>But various other all-electric cars and plug-in hybrids dot the automotive landscape. And they …

General Motors

50 Downloadable Digital Joints For Woodworking

If you were captivated by these animations of traditional Japanese woodworking joints, here's a chance to try out some intricate joinery techniques …

Drilling and Boring Tools

<b>Need to make a hole in wood? You'll find a wide array of bits suitable for drilling and boring in wood. Here's a look at some of the popular</b> …

Lighting Design Idea - 8 Different Style Ideas For Lighting Above Your Dining Table

When deciding what kind of light to put above your dining table there are a number of factors to take into consideration. How long is the table; how …

A Table That Seamlessly Blends Walnut and Brass

Wüd Furniture Design's gorgeous Nola Dining Table<p>Brass and walnut are two great tastes that taste great together. But I've never seen the two …

Furniture

Tesla integration of home charging station + energy storage + solar will change everything

Elon Musk has been leaving breadcrumbs about Tesla’s intention to reinvent the entire energy sector from generation of renewable energy with SolarCity to energy storage and consumption with Tesla. It looks like the company’s vision will be unveiled on or around October 28 when Tesla will make its …

How Much Cleaner Really Is a Tesla? Depends on Where You Are

How much cleaner are electric cars than the fossil-fuel powered alternative? The answer depends on exactly where you charge the batteries.<p>In places …

왁스의 기초 - 1

(Fine Woodworking 140호에 나오는 내용을 적당히 의역하여 올립니다.)<p><b>왁스의 기초</b><p>왁스는 가장 활용도가 높은 마감재의 하나이다.<p>사실 단순 마감재 이상의 역할을 한다.<p>가구의 보호와 광택을 제공할 뿐만 아니라 서랍이 잘 움직이게 해주며, 쇠로 된 연장들이 잘 …

20 Repurposed Pallet Wood Ideas

There was a time when I was just seeing the wood pallet creations done by others, at that time I was just left behind with rhetoric, but I wasn’t so …

The First 5 Power Tools You Should Own

The beginning of your tool collection.<p>Power tools are designed to help you complete home improvement projects in less time and with better results. There is nothing intimidating about these five tools, which are a great starting point for every DIYer just starting out.

Z Table by Hellman-Chang

<i>The prolific Z Line from young design brand Hellman-Chang has quickly become an instantly recognized and iconic piece. The Z Pedestal won the Best of</i> …

The global philosopher: Who should pay for climate change?

<b>Most climate scientists think the world is getting warmer and that humans are at least in part responsible. Almost every country in the world has pledged to make efforts to stabilise greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere in order to prevent dangerous "interference with the climate</b> …

Catholicism

Will Elon Musk's Master Plan reinvent our cities?

Elon Musk's new Master Plan Part Deux includes solar roofs, big batteries, and autonomous electric cars, buses and trucks; Derek covered it earlier …

Parking Garages Poised For Big Makeover in Autonomous Age

<i>Created by</i> Car and Driver <i>for Toyota</i><p>Back in January, Tesla Motors introduced “Summon,” a feature that allows many of its newer vehicles to park themselves. Using a smartphone or key fob, car owners can remotely command their vehicles to open garage doors, enter, park themselves and shut down. When …

Teslas are hard to steal

The first Tesla ever stolen in the US was in 2011. This provided a three-year window with no thefts, starting from the 2008 release of the Roadster.<p>Between 2008 and 2013 the total number of stolen Teslas was 4. That means that only four cars were stolen between two models (the Roadster and S) and …

Tesla

How Warren Buffett & Elon Musk Both Compete and Contrast on Energy

Two of the world’s best known billionaires, Elon Musk and Warren Buffett, have made major bets on the future of energy, and how generating power, and …

European wind energy is now cheaper than nuclear power

Wind energy has officially overtaken nuclear power as the most affordable energy option – at least in countries surrounding the North Sea. In nearby …

Renewable Energy

Look Out Utility Companies: Tesla is Disrupting More Than Just the Auto Industry

Elon Musk, founder of Tesla Motors, has been leading the way in innovation in the auto industry for more than a decade. The Model S made waves at …

SolarCity pushing industry to 40% increase in useful lifetime of solar power installations

In a new report released by SolarCity, we are seeing that solar power systems have a usable lifetime of at least 35 years – 40% longer than the market expects. The key finding of the report is that power degradation (annual efficiency loss) of solar panels supplied to SolarCity is as much as 35% …

The real reason Elon Musk is bringing Tesla and Solar City together

The merger between two of Elon Musk’s corporate bets on futuristic tech—Tesla’s electric cars and Solar City’s solar electricity—has driven anxious musings about whether the combination is wise.<p>That’s especially true after Tesla warned investors of another production hiccup last week—only …

Tesla offers to buy SolarCity, could be the first long-term clean transport play

<b>When coupled with clean renewable energy, electric vehicles promise to usher in a new era of sustainable transportation, and guess who's leading the</b> …

Hydrogen and wind: Allies for sustainable energy

Integrating hydrogen technologies and wind power could lead the way toward 100 percent renewable energy. But the path is under construction - and …