House & Home

Clean Windows and Keep Them Streak-Free With the "Blue Rain" Method

Cleaning windows is a pain, especially if you live somewhere that gets a lot of rain. The “Blue Rain” window cleaning method will keep your windows nice and clear in three steps.With this graphic from Rebecca Hill at Clera Windows, you’ll learn how to keep windows streak-free inside and out. All you need is...

Father's Day Idea: Amazon's Top-Selling Tool Set Includes 170 Pieces For $80, Today Only

Crescent 170-Piece Tool Set, $80Mechanics tool sets rarely dip below $.50 per piece, but today’s Amazon Gold Box offers up a 170-piece kit from Crescent Mechanics for just $80. This would obviously make a great Father’s Day gift, but if you don’t already own a kit like this yourself, you’d be hard pressed to...

Green living at Wagait – NT News

NT NewsGreen living at WagaitNT NewsAn eco home complete with compost toilet and outdoor bathroom has come on the market in Wagait Beach | NT News ...

Of Course Australia Brings a Pool to an Architecture Exhibit

At the Venice Architecture Biennale, Australia is on a S.O.P. (Save Our Pools) mission. The post Of Course Australia Brings a Pool to an Architecture Exhibit appeared first on WIRED.

Ludlow's 'hobbit house' appeal lost – shropshirestar.com

shropshirestar.comLudlow's 'hobbit house' appeal lostshropshirestar.comAn appeal to build a cutting-edge “hobbit house” eco-home into a steep bank in a Shropshire town has been lost. The planned 'eco house'. 9. Comments. The “earth-sheltered” house, planned for the Linney, Ludlow, was hoped to be built as an example of an ...

Edyn debuts smart water valve to put home gardens on autopilot

 Oakland, Calif.-based Edyn started selling a new, smart gardening device this week: an Internet-connected water valve that lets users irrigate their gardens or lawns automatically. The Edyn Water Valve uses data from the company’s Edyn Garden Sensor, a soil sensor, along with local weather systems, to adjust the moisture levels in the soil. If a user wants, they...

$1.84-million 'Hobbit' home in Canmore seeks eccentric buyer – The Globe and Mail (subscription)

The Globe and Mail (subscription)$1.84-million 'Hobbit' home in Canmore seeks eccentric buyerThe Globe and Mail (subscription)The result is an eco-home with a six-foot fall line on one side and a 40-foot fall line on the other, with the lowest of its three storeys, including the living, dining and deck areas, spilling out in front...

Dwell on Design 2016: America's largest design event is coming to Los Angeles! – Inhabitat

InhabitatDwell on Design 2016: America's largest design event is coming to Los Angeles!InhabitatTo get in on more LivingHomes goodness, visitors can sign up for Dwell on Design's Home Tours and visit the iconic original LivingHome which launched the brand in Venice, CA. (We covered and toured this house back in 2006!) This gorgeous eco...

Undercover Video Shows 'Hideous' Conditions At Maine Egg Facility

An undercover investigation by the Humane Society of the United States has revealed what the animal rights group describes as "shocking" conditions at an egg-production facility in Maine. An HSUS investigator filmed the footage, which was released earlier this week. "For one month we had a whistle-blower filming and found hideous animal cruelty and food safety issues," Paul...

Mercedes home batteries are a potential rival for Tesla’s Powerwall

 The batteries developed for the high demands of all-electric Mercedes-Benz cars are finding a new application as in-home energy storage units. Sound familiar? Yeah, it’s a lot like the Tesla Powerwall. Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler AG announced that the storage units are being manufactured by its subsidiary Deutsche ACCUMOTIVE (Daimler has a real love...

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