Finding My Latent Energy Use
If you're anything like me, it drives you nuts when a light is left on in a room you—nor anyone in your household—is in. How...
The New Home On the Block That Uses 90 Percent Less Energy
A Seattle engineer builds an energy-efficient house with an assist from a prototype smart-home system.
The Art of Finding Love
Renowned artist Michael Kalish, in collaboration with Pip Tompkin Design, celebrates the timeless search for love.
Finding Lagom
In early 2015, on a cold January day, my wife and I lost our third child.
Modern Mixed Use in San Diego
When Im and David Schafer moved in together they faced the challenge of combining the contents of David’s 880-square-foot loft...
10 Enclosed Porches That Are Put to Good Use
If you're looking to embark on a renovation project, consider the valuable indoor/outdoor space that a porch can offer.
The Energy Seed
Because I have been told time and again that disposing of batteries in the garbage is a terribly destructive thing to do, I...
This Zero-Energy Passive Mobile Prefab Was Partially 3D Printed
A Ukranian company has recently launched the world's first autonomous mobile prefabricated homes.
Denver's Energy Efficient Home
John and Paige Damiano are snow worshippers.
Less Is More: 10 Buildings by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's "International Style" was the impetus for the midcentury modernism we know today.
101 Alernative Energy: Zeroing In
It’s become increasingly common to hear the term“zero energy” or “zero carbon” used to describe buildings that achieve complete...
Great Balls of Residential Energy
When it comes to sustainable energy sources for the home, wind turbines tend to get left out of the discussion.
101 Alternative Energy: Light On
The standard pear-shaped incandescent bulb thatmost of us have been using for ages has a bad reputation among environmentalists...
POWERleap: Energy on the Floor
Over the years the blogosphere has seen a number of stories about generating power from the vibration of people's feet on a train...
Easy Ways to Save Energy
Apparently the average home has 40 devices plugged in drawing constant energy, even when they're turned off (this is called,...
Finding the Perfect Yellow Shade for NYC Taxi Cabs
New York’s newest taxi design proposes a dressed-up version of the classic yellow cab with a standardized hue.
10 Stunning Ways to Use Black in Your Kitchen
Last week, we saw 15 modern homes with black exteriors.
Boards, Battens, & Bevels: Wood Board Siding Types & Their Uses
Wood siding and its many varieties are one of the most prevalent and engaging building materials on the market.