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An ‘ICE-ing’ Challenge for Tesla Owners

Tesla owners around the country have reported instances in which pickups are parked to block access to Tesla charging stations. (Photo: Freckletan via Reddit) Pickup truck owners with an apparent grudge against Tesla or its customers have found a way to harass drivers of their electric vehicles. A number of news outlets are reporting incidents in which pickups are parked in front of Tesla Supercharger stations, preventing car owners from refueling. The practice is called “ICE-ing,” in reference to the internal combustion engine, and it appears to be a way for truck owners to poke fun at the environmental sentiments…

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The Instant Kitchen Kit: 20 Remodelista Favorites on Amazon Prime

I’m the first to admit that not all Amazon innovations are a good thing (my name is “Alexa” after all), but when you need Iittala glasses in a pinch—as I did over the holidays—Amazon Prime delivers next day. While we advocate supporting local shops and small online businesses as much as possible, here’s a list of our all-time favorite kitchen products available on Amazon (with insanely swift delivery). The Silver-Tipped Bulb Above: Find a pack of two, four, six, or 12 Bulbrite Half Chrome 60W Bulbs; $16.62 for a pack of four on Amazon. The Utilitarian Light Fixture Above: A…

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Climate Change Resilience Could Save Trillions

Is your city prepared for climate change? The latest National Climate Assessment paints a grim future if U.S. cities and states don’t take serious action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The bottom line is that the costs of climate change could reach 10% of the entire U.S. economy by the end of the century — or more than $2 trillion a year — much of it in damage to infrastructure and private property from more intense storms and flooding. Cities can greatly reduce the damage and costs through adaptive measures, such as building seawalls and reinforcing infrastructure. The problem is…

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New Directions: 11 Interiors Trends for 2019

Our annual interiors trend alert roundup for 2019: British Kitchen Makers Invasion Above: Last April, bespoke cupboard makers Plain English opened up shop in Greenwich Village, NY, and the slightly less pricey company deVol (shown above, the company’s Bloomsburg Dark Shaker Cabinets) is opening a showroom at 28 Bond Street in the NoHo district of Manhattan in early 2019. Fringe-Skirted Lounge Chairs Above: Spotted everywhere lately: fringe-trimmed lounge chairs; shown above is a pair of Cover Fireplace Pull-Up Chair with wool bullion fringe skirting from LA designers Nickey Kehoe. The New Gallery Wall: Decorative Plates as Decor Above: We’ve been admiring…

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The Promise and Unknowns of Hyperloop Transportation

This post originally appeared at Ensia. Deep in the heart of steel country on a balmy September morning, Cleveland City Council members, professors and non-profit leaders hopped out of their cars and Ubers and filed into a conference hall to find out why an Ohio transportation agency had taken the unusual step of using public money to pursue an experimental form of electric transportation: hyperloop. Attendees to this transportation workshop were no strangers to new technologies, especially innovations they hoped would make transportation faster and simpler. The Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) is part of a “smart city” group…

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These Were Our Most Popular Instagram Posts of 2018

Moody kitchens, unexpected exteriors, brownstone bathrooms, these were a few of our most popular posts on the @remodelista Instagram feed in 2018. Today, on the first day of the new year, we’re taking a look back at some of your favorite images from 2018. What do you want to see on our feed in 2019? Drop us a line in the comments below, and be sure to check out our most popular posts on our sister sites Gardenista and The Organized Home. 1. Charleston, South Carolina, Dining Room Above: The combination of the steel-framed glass doors, brick fireplace, and midcentury…

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