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23 Vintage Suitcase Hacks

Do you have any vintage suitcases in your collection? Try one of these crafty vintage suitcase hacks to turn them into something newly functional. What is it about vintage suitcases that's so …

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Heat Up Your House With Compost

When compost breaks down, it provides a lot of heat as a byproduct—so much heat that you can actually cook with it. Many people have long wondered why that heat should go to waste, such as students a…

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A Striking Tsunami-Resistant Home

As a utilitarian, my love for modern design reaches new heights when it manages to be aesthetically compelling and practical, creating a happy marriage of form and function. All too often, desi…

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Is Geothermal Energy a Good Option for My House?

Geothermal energy is pretty amazing: by circulating water through a series of pipes under your house, you bring the warmth of the earth up in the winter, and force heat and humidity down during…

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Could ‘Smart’ Curtains Cut Your Energy Bill?

Have you ever found yourself lying on the couch when the sun changes angle, and suddenly it becomes unbearably hot when before you were just nice and cozy? Imagine being your house, which can't…

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Meet the World’s Largest Rooftop Farm

It should come as no surprise to learn that we're totally into rooftop gardening, because it's a great use of space and a fantastic way to connect people with the source of their food. And, wel…

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Toxins in Couches: Do We Need Them?

We all heard the horror stories: babies and young children trapped in horrible fires, burned to death on furniture that acted like a tinderbox, thanks to the fact that it was filled with flamma…

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Why Your Community Should Have a Solar Garden

For years now, communities have been taking advantage of public lots to build community gardens, allotments, and other community spaces where those without room to garden at home can have a pla…

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Can A Carbon-Neutral Home Exist in Poor Weather Conditions?

In many write-ups of eco-friendly homes, particularly those built with carbon-neutral plans in mind, you'll read about how the setting was carefully chosen. Setting tends to matter when you're tr…

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25 Ways to Upcycle Old T-Shirts

Have you caught the cleaning bug? If getting organized in the new year is on your to-do list, chances are you have - or are planning to - tackled your closet and dresser drawers, pulling out clothes t…

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