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13 Chic Backsplash Ideas

Top 5: from bathrooms that will wow you to patio decor ideas!

Hello there again, we are here today to present to you our top 5 articles of the week. <i>We start off with</i> <i>24 bathrooms that will make you go WOW!</i> And …

Interior Design

Watch a Tesla Model 3 prototype drive down the street

Since the Tesla Model 3 was unveiled nearly a year ago, we haven’t seen terribly much of it. Last month we heard that Tesla was retooling its factory so production can start later this year, but we’re still a long way from being able to head to a Tesla dealer and take one for a spin.<p>So, for now, …

Tesla

This foam literally turns bullets into dust

Foam body armor? Even armor-piercing bullets cannot get through this foam.<p>And the foam doesn’t just stop bullets. It destroys them … this foam …

6 midcentury living rooms to inspire your decorating scheme

Don’t let these gorgeous settings discourage you from achieving the look of your dreams<p>It would not be an understatement to declare that the midcentury modern aesthetic is here to stay. From homes to restaurants to retail outlets, that minimalist, often Scandinavian look can be found everywhere …

28 Stunning Kitchen Island Ideas

A kitchen island makes everything from cooking to dining a breeze. Discover these inspiring kitchen island ideas and start planning the kitchen of your dreams<p>You may be dealing with a cramped galley kitchen right now, but that lack of counter space isn’t forever. Someday you’ll have room for a …

Brilliant tiny house features $500 DIY elevator bed built with free plans (Video)

The ethos of doing-it-yourself in a resourceful, space-saving way is at the root of the tiny house movement. That said, one of the most amazing …

Industrial kitchen designs applied with fashionable decor ideas looks so outstanding!

Roohome.com – <b>Industrial kitchen designs</b> become an attractive design that you can apply at home. Most of the people surely want to make their gallery …

Interior Design

Joanna and Chip Gaines Gave This Houseboat One Heck of a Makeover

Their latest Fixer Upper project was nothing short of amazing.<p>Joanna and Chip Gaines really are the best home flippers around — and now they've proven their skills with homes on both land <i>and water</i>.<p>On this week's episode of HGTV's <i>Fixer Upper</i>, Joanna and Chip Gaines remodeled a Waco houseboat for …

Chip Gaines

Outbuilding of the Week: A “Secret Room” in Upstate New York

When Norwegian-British visual artist Jason Koxvold built his home in Ellenville, New York, he got an added bonus. He was able to salvage wood from …

Shipping container transforms with walls of glass in Argentina

From industrial to rustic<p>Fans of Philip Johnson’s Glass House take note: As it turns out, you too can have <i>something</i> like the modernist icon if you get a shipping container, paint it black, and replace the corrugated steel with sleek walls of glass. How’s the above example for inspiration?<p>Designed …

22 Modern Prefab Companies That Every Homebuyer Can Rely On

To put it simply, prefab homes are fabulous. Quick to construct and easy to love, prefabs have historically been a favorite throughout the design community.<p>We believe that working with a company that you trust is imperative when building your dream home. Take a look at 22 top-tier, reliable prefab …

One Kitchen, Three Ways: A Scandi Kitchen with Bosch Home Appliances

In partnership with Bosch Home Appliances, we challenged ourselves to style a newly remodeled New England kitchen three ways to reflect a change of …

19th-century West Village townhouse wants $12.5M after an eco-friendly renovation

The 19th-century row house on Bedford Street was gutted and reborn<p>You wouldn’t be able to tell by looking at the listings photos, but the townhouse at 4 Bedford Street in the West Village is quite the neighborhood grande dame. It was originally a three-story house constructed in 1829, but a fourth …

West Village

10 Easy Pieces: Outdoor Sculptural Lounge Chairs

We like the idea of outdoor furniture acting as sculpture. The way a lounge chair rises up from a patch of grass like a Richard Serra or Barbara …

A Lovely, Low-Maintenance Alternative to Tile Backsplashes

Tile backsplashes, of course, are lovely, but if you don't fancy cleaning all those grout lines, or you're just looking for something a little more …

VDB House

Built along the banks of the Leie river just downstream from the Belgium city of Ghent, the VDB House is designed around the needs and wants of its …

A Quest For Simplicity Ends With The Perfect Retirement Home

Not all quests belong in the fantasy world. Some are as real as they can get. For architects, each project is a new quest, a new challenge and an …

The sky’s the limit at Fredericia’s new Copenhagen flagship

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Electrek green energy brief: Society paying $1.30/gallon, pictures of India’s 650MW, Tesla battery network, and more

Pretty pictures of India’s 650MW solar power plant – These pictures don’t do the scale of this site justice. The picture of the Chinese solar fishery were 1/3 this system size. 500,000 sq kilometers would be needed to power all the world – this site is 27 of those 500,000. Other items of interest – …

Solar Power

Japanese minimalism meets Victorian bones in London apartment revamp

Clay walls and smoked-oak panelling were the focal point of the project<p>When architect London-based architect Simon Astridge was tasked with renovating this one-bedroom apartment in the English capital, he turned to the Japanese heritage of the clients for inspiration. Located on the top floor of a …

LOS OSOS crafts a modular mobile office for coroflot.com

<b>created by portland studio LOS OSOS, the ‘mobile work unit’ (or MWU for short) is half trailer and half office, created for the design oriented jobs</b> …

Small Spaces

The Imperfect Beauty of Concrete Countertops

Unique styling and durability are just a couple of the reasons that concrete countertops have become so popular. A far cry from the early versions, …

The age of engine downsizing is over, says Volkswagen

The trend of making engines smaller is over, says Herbert Diess, Volkswagen's chairman, marking an end to a decade-long development where engine capacity has been reducing leading to the current vogue for 1.0-litre, three-cylinder engines.<p>"The trend of downsizing is over," he said at the launch of …

Jamaica Plain triplex with private entrance drops for just over $1M

Roof deck included<p>The 2,273-square-foot Unit B at 66 Seaverns Avenue in Jamaica Plain was carved from a printing house originally constructed in 1908.<p>The cleanly designed number, which includes three bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms as well as a private roof deck with a wet bar, just dropped …

Beautifully restored Neutra in West Covina returns asking $1.8M

“On a parklike 3.5-acre setting”<p>Well, well, well, if it isn’t the J.M. Roberts Residence! Welcome back, old chum. Things were looking a little dicey for the Richard Neutra-designed midcentury modern when it last came to market in 2014, its listing copy sprinkled with ominous phrases like …

Architecture

Hiding House: Confluence of Concrete, Timber and White Stained Cladding

A blend of open and private spaces coupled with a combination of materials and textures, the <b>Hiding House</b> in <b>Sydney</b>, Australia is all about combining …

Bizarre metal conducts electricity without heating up

In an apparent contradiction to textbook physics, a metal has been identified that conducts electricity but produces almost no heat in the process. …

Quantum Physics

9 Things You Should Never Do on a Cruise

These expert health and safety tips will help guarantee smooth sailing on your next trip.<p>Ah, cruising is the life. You’re practically waited on hand …

Cruise Ships