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High/Low: Sculptural Glass Scandinavian Vases

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Catching Up at the 2020 Idea House: Cottage on the Cape

Summer is right around the corner, and the exterior of our Cape Cod cottage is just about complete, with most of the roofing, siding, and trim now installed. Inside the house, heating and cooling systems, ventilation, insulation, and floor warming are in place, and with the walls getting primed and ready for paint, the individual spaces are beginning to take shape. Read on to take a quick tour! Keeping with Classic Cape Cod Curb Appeal There’s a reason white cedar shingles have become the classic siding choice on coastal Cape Cod. Cedar contains natural oils that are resistant to mold,…


Kitchen of the Week: A Sensitive and Considered Renovation, by Australian Kitchen Maker Cantilever

The Japanese-esque open timber shelving, the streamlined white cabinets, the black steel window frames, the cutout drawer pulls, the compact footprint: this kitchen in Melbourne by Cantilever, an Australian custom kitchen systems company, checks off all our boxes. It’s owned by artist and former furniture maker Martin Tighe and his partner Jennifer. After raising their children in the family compound, a former bottling dairy owned by Martin’s grandfather, the two decided it was time to remodel the kitchen to suit their new empty nester status. “So our initial kitchen stood us in very good stead for 23 years, but we’re…


Understanding Filter Ratings: MERV, FPR, and MPR

MERV is one of the three main rating scales for filter efficiency As much as I’ve written about filters and filtration in this blog, I have to confess there’s one aspect of filter efficiency I’ve resisted learning about. Every article I’ve written that mentions filter efficiency talks about only one rating scale: Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV). A couple of other scales are in common use, too, but I just didn’t want to know anything about them because I buy and recommend MERV rated filters. But I took the plunge recently, and here’s what I found out about the three…


Yokato Bath and Kitchen Fixtures, Made in Australia

Currently admiring: the Yokato Collection of solid brass bath and kitchen fixtures from fixtures manufacturer Brodware, a family-owned company making hardware in Australia since 1964. Go to Brodware for more info. Above: The Wall Set bathroom faucet in Nero—a black matte finish that will not patina—with Yokato’s signature knurled details. There are 37 products in the Yokato collection, available in 20 finishes. Above: The Wall Set in weathered brass organic finish, meant to take on a patina over time. The Yokato line is made in Australia. Above: Broder recently introduced the Yokato Disc, with circular handles. For more Faucets &…


Renewable Energy Expected to Eclipse Coal This Year

Protesters outside the Yorktown Power Station in Virginia that once burned an average of 2200 tons of coal per day to generate electricity. The two coal-burning units at the Dominion Energy plant were closed last year, part of a long decline that has seen more than 200 coal plants shuttered in the last decade. Photo courtesy ChesapeakeClimate / CC BY-SA / Flickr. Hundreds of coal-fired power plants went off line in the last decade while renewable energy continued to gain ground and for the first time this year, renewables will provide more electricity than coal, according to a new forecast…

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