Every year REALTOR Magazine puts out a report called Cost vs. Value in which they advise homeowners* which remodeling projects will net the biggest turn on investment. The 2015 report can be summed up simply: less
Have you heard? Jules, the driving force behind IKEAHackers received a not-so-subtle visit from The Mother Ship in the form of a Cease & Desist letter. What was the letter asking her to cease & desist from doing? Using the name IKEA in her website's domain name. Jules admits when she started
Bigger is not always more beautiful when it comes to architecture. Nir Pearlson's energy-wise Plan 890-1 proves it. A rather ho-hum name for Fine Homebuilding Magazine's top pick for Small Home Plan of 2013. So how small is it? Eight-hundred square feet, but the open living space inside makes it seem much larger than its tiny footprint. The two bedroom, one bathroom 'garden cottage' oozes a modern/rustic charm both inside and out. Now for a...
Back in 1970, the former head of the Dayton-Hudson Corp., Ken Dayton and his wife, Judy commissioned Romaldo Giurgola to design a home on the shore of Lake Minnetonka in Wayzata, MN. The 8,500 sf outcome is pictured above. Last year, the home changed hands for a cool
These six scenarios sound like something straight out of a Stephen KIng novel. I posit that they're even scarier because they're REAL. From less to most creepy (although that is totally subjective) here they are...
Number SIX on the creep-out scale: Finding out your new
The property at 75 1/2 Bedford Street in the West Village of NYC, is famous for once being the home to Edna St. Vincent Millay, Margret Mead, Cary Grant and John Barrymore. Also known as the Millay House, it may also be the skinniest in the city. Built in 1850, the property is a scant 9 feet wide.
Okay, here's the deal, a blogger by the name of Nick went on a rant a few months back about why we should absolutely NOT be using rescued pallets in our interiors. His argument is compelling indeed and has made me re-think all those 'pallet projects' I've promoted over the years.
First he points out the history of rescued pallets.
- They are "exposed to water, all manner of vermin and insects" and bird droppings.
Then he brings up E. coli &
You might be able to guess what this is just by considering the name. If you can't, take a look at the 'Ostrich' in action:
Hi friends, I just wanted to take a minute today to thank you for supporting Curbly and driving our incredible growth this year. This May, we surpassed 1,000,000 pageviews for the first time ever, and that's a pretty big deal for us. Our Facebook page has more than 4,000 fans, and our Twitter flock is, well, OK, still a little small but we're working on it (hint: go follow us on Twitter!).
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A glimpse into our planet's future, the Third Rock Fire Pit from artisan Rick Wittrig is as haunting as it is beautiful. From Home Infatuation, the fire pit/sculpture will set you back a cool $1,500. For more stunning
A dingle is a piece of colored fired clay that ornament Etsy seller deliafurniture's Dingle Bed. The effect--coupled with the steel bed's whimsical construction--is nothing less than delightful. The dingles themselves
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