The U.K. is lousy with abandoned retail storefronts and short on housing. And so, officials explore a scheme that would allow for the conversion of boarded-up commercial spaces into private residences.
With the home stretch of summer upon us, there's never been a better time to gather up a few friends (and a couple of watermelons) and head out back for an old-fashioned picnic. Here's a few goodies to have on hand ...
This week: Mortgage fraud and preservation troubles amongst Andy Cohen's finest, IKEA does dollhouse furniture and architectural phobias, illustrated. Plus: Bird-friendly roofs and bug-unfriendly backyards.
In an, err, illuminating survey released by the dimmer wizards at Lutron, 90 percent of Americans admit to leaving the lights on in unoccupied rooms. Kids, naturally, our burdened with a majority of the blame.
We all know that fire hoses save lives. Now, Oakland-based Oxgut Hose Co. is rescuing retired hoses from landfills by upcycling them into functional items for the home including eye-catching and versatile mats.