This week: Washington, D.C.'s first passive house opens for businesses, a tres chic chicken coop hits the market and a visionary architect is remembered. Also, everyone apparently has gingerbread on the brain.
Pop song-driven LED holiday light shows are the hottest thing to hit subdivisions since the traffic circle. Sure, they're fun and non-Griswoldian in their energy consumption, but would you want to be a neighbor?
Not that you need a reminder, but the high season of heat cranking and thermostat tweaking is upon us. Energy Star shares a few basics on how to reduce home heating-related spending during the chilly months.
Quick! Before all the good 2013 calendars sell out and you're forced to decide between either 'Pooped Puppies' or 'Auto Body Hotties'! For your consideration, 13 calendars of the letterpress, perpetual or otherwise remarkable variety.
Well, color me shocked: Holiday gift guides dominate this week's link wrangle-fest. Plus, the pluses and minuses of living in a shoebox, the Atlantic Yards' prefab high-rise and Martha Stewart's tatted-up devotees.
Firm in the belief that light should help you live in addition to see, two young eco-entrepreneurs have created a family of super-brainy, Bluetooth-enabled LED bulbs that are currently seeking funding.
With the imminent illumination of America's most famous Christmas tree — or at least the only one that warrants a Justin Bieber concert — it's a good a time as any to start bedecking your home with seasonal cheer.