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Rocky Mountain Women Power: Renée del Gaudio’s Modern Cabin for Artist Maricel Blum

Maricel Blum was in the checkout line of a Denver grocery store when she spotted a modernist cabin by architect Renée del Gaudio on the cover of local magazine 5280. “She called immediately and insisted on coming over,” reports del Gaudio, who works out of her family’s steel and glass alpine home in nearby Boulder. “On seeing my place Maricel said, ‘You’re designing a house for me.'” Blum, an artist from Colombia with home bases in Bogotá and Key Biscayne, Florida, has been making winter pilgrimages to Colorado since her college days in Boston. Over the years, she and her…

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10 Favorites: Classic Canvas Camp Cots

There was a period a while back when my favorite summer sleeping accommodations were relegated to camping’s dark ages by the emergence of ultra-engineered gear. But for those of us who still prefer canvas, the good old cot is back. And it’s more stylish (and, yes, a bit more high tech) than ever. Above: The OGK Daybed Camp Cot in Beech/Linen is $361.48 at Finnish Design Shop. It’s also available in all black. Above: Slumberjack’s Tough Cot has a 350-pound capacity; $81.99 on Amazon. Above: The Topos Workshop WW2 Folding Camp Bed is modeled after British World War II folding camp…

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Proper Copper: A UK Maker of Handmade Faucets

Proper Copper: A UK Maker of Handmade Faucets - RemodelistaIcon - Arrow LeftIcon - Arrow RightIcon - External LinkIcon - MessageIcon - Down ChevronIcon - CloseIcon - Dropdown ArrowIcon - Location PinIcon - Zoom OutIcon - Zoom InIcon - SearchIcon - EmailIcon - FacebookflipboardIcon - InstagramIcon - PinterestIcon - TwitterIcon - Check Mark An icon we use to indicate a rightwards action. An icon we use to indicate a leftwards action. An icon we use to indicate a button link is external. The icon we use to represent an email action. Used to indicate a dropdown. Used to indicate a…

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Bans on Plastic Bags Can Backfire

Bans on single-use plastic bags can have unintended consequences. Redesigned carryout bags or bag fees might be more successful at reducing plastic use. Photo: Peteruetz / Wikimedia Governments are increasingly banning the use of plastic products, such as carryout bags, straws, utensils, and microbeads. The goal is to reduce the amount of plastic going into landfills and waterways. And the logic is that banning something should make it less abundant. However, this logic falls short if people actually reuse those items instead of buying new ones. For example, so-called “single-use” plastic carryout bags can have a multitude of unseen second…

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AutoCamp: Luxury Glamping Retreats, California Edition

AutoCamp is taking glamping to a new level with its fleet of custom Airstreams and luxury tents, kitted out with all the accoutrements of a design destination. At their location in Sonoma’s Russian River Valley (the hotel also has outposts in Yosemite and Santa Barbara), the campsite is sited among majestic redwood trees; its surroundings inspired the materials palette employed by Anacapa Architecture, who custom-designed the Airstreams as well as a 3,000-square-foot clubhouse and 10 luxury tents with interiors by Geremia Design. Ready to book a weekend? Us too, but we’ll settle for a virtual tour. Photography by Erin Feinblatt and…

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Fiberglass Is Still Home Builders’ Number One Insulation Choice

The Home Innovation Research Labs (HIRL) does an annual survey of home builders that includes what types of homes they are building and how they are building them. The results of their 2019 survey of the homes built in 2018 are out now, and they recently published an interesting article about the breakdown of different insulation materials used by home builders. Before we talk about the implications, let’s see what they found. Here’s the pie chart showing the different insulation materials builders are installing in single family homes. (The SF in the title below stands for “single family.”) Insulation materials…

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