Tue, Mar 11, 2014 4:39 PM by Matt Hickman
Although winter technically isn't done having her way with us yet, it's never too early to add a few park bench- and coffee table-ready home design books to your spring 'must read' list.
Fri, Mar 07, 2014 5:06 PM by Matt Hickman
Influenced by TOMS Shoes, two Canadian entrepreneurs move way beyond espadrilles-based altruism with the launch of World Housing, a one-for-one real estate gifting model.
SC Johnson: A family company since 1886
Mon, Mar 03, 2014 5:27 PM by Matt Hickman
Because excessive day drinking can inevitably lead to harrowing bathroom emergencies, a peer-to-peer bathroom rental app called AirPnP launches in the Big (P)Easy.
Tue, Feb 25, 2014 6:37 PM by Matt Hickman
Ever been denied an apartment just because you don't own a pet? Clearly, you've never met Judy Guth, an octogenarian landlord who enforces a strict pet-owners only policy at her North Hollywood rental complex.
Thu, Feb 20, 2014 9:26 PM by Matt Hickman
Because nothing can ruin your fabulous day out in the big city like heavy shopping bags and a full bladder, Manhattan will be getting its first 'luxury bathroom and private day storage' facility this summer.
Thu, Feb 20, 2014 5:49 PM by Matt Hickman
Everyone's favorite boxy BFF, EXPEDIT, is being phased-out to the extreme displeasure of many. The good news? The shelving system will be reborn, slightly altered and with a new name, in a move that benefits IKEA's sustainability initiatives.
Wed, Feb 19, 2014 6:34 PM by Matt Hickman
New York has the nightlife, San Francisco has the gorgeous scenery and Williston has, well, a handful of stoplights. So why then does this North Dakota outpost also have the highest rents for a one-bedroom apartment in the entire country?
Tue, Feb 18, 2014 3:12 PM by Matt Hickman
A fax machine, a pink bicycle, false teeth, a snake and an alarmingly large Pooh (not what you think) are among the items Scotland's water utility have found clogging sewers across the country.
Mon, Feb 10, 2014 9:30 AM by Matt Hickman
For his latest project, dumpster-to-home conversion wizard Gregory Kloehn is plucking trash from the streets of Oakland, Calif. and using the materials to build rolling shelters with pitched roofs for his homeless neighbors.
Sat, Feb 08, 2014 3:38 PM by Matt Hickman
In a first-of-its-kind customer satisfaction survey, respondents give certified green homeownership a ringing endorsement with a majority believing that the benefits of owning an eco-friendly abode outweigh any additional costs.
Mon, Feb 03, 2014 7:26 PM by Matt Hickman
IKEA believes in LEDs so much that it's the only type of light bulb the Swedish retail behemoth will sell come 2016. And now through the end of March, the sale of the bulbs will help make the future of children in refugee camps a bit brighter.
Mon, Feb 03, 2014 3:59 PM by Matt Hickman
Totally prepared for nonstop Barry White but still hunting for a spot-on Valentine's Day gift? Consider these handmade/small designer home accessories that not-so-subtly promote old-fashioned amore.
Thu, Jan 30, 2014 8:55 PM by Matt Hickman
In which the term 'farm fresh' applies to home improvement: A California dairy farm branches out into the house paint business with FarmPaint, a line of natural, goat milk-based paints. Just don't let it expire before you have a chance to paint the nursery.
Thu, Jan 30, 2014 5:58 PM by Matt Hickman
To tweak a title from the Rolling Stones and apply it to roofs: Do not paint it black. And as for the climate change-countering alternatives, vegetated is great but a cool shade of white can be even better.
Tue, Jan 21, 2014 10:42 AM by Meg Waltner, NRDC for LiveScience
Recent cold snaps highlight how the Department of Energy can, through efficiency standards, help Americans save money on energy and cut air pollution.