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The New/Old Flat-Pack: Knock-Down Wardrobes from Howe London

Flat-pack furniture may seem like a new invention, borne from the modern-day realities of small apartments and frequent moves—but leave it to Howe London to, well, dismantle that assumption.Take-apart furniture, the antiques retailer and bespoke furniture maker points out, has roots in old French design and portable campaign furniture. And Howe London’s own take on the tradition, the Knock-Down Wardrobe, is designed, they say, “to easily dismantle or ‘knock-down’ in the same practical way the French conceived their ‘armoires’ in the 18th and 19th [centuries] and reminiscent of military campaign furniture intended to uphold a degree of home comfort for…


More Energy on Less Land

This article originally appeared at Yale Environment 360. From the ground, the new solar farm shimmers like a mirage oasis on a hot summer day. Instead of row after slanting row of shiny panels stretching taller than corn, this array, mounted directly on the earth, lies flat as water. From the air, it looks like an acre-sized swimming pool. Yet despite its modest stature, this new type of photovoltaic plant — one of five now producing a combined 2.5 megawatts of energy in California’s Central Valley — can match the output of conventional solar farms nearly three times its size.…


The Modern Weaver: Combining Cycladic Minimalism with the Beauty of Undyed British Wool

Maria Sigma is a weaver whose work we’ve admired for some time. Her textiles—which include rugs, throws, cushions and wall hangings—are hand woven mostly from undyed wool and alpaca in her studio in East London. “Nature is beautiful as it is, and I want to believe that this also makes my work beautiful,” she explains.Aside from the inherent sustainability credentials of wool (easy-care, long-life, non-allergic, odor resistant, renewable and biodegradable), Maria appreciates its transformable character: “Depending on the set-up of the warp, the weave pattern, and the finishing of the cloth, the end result could change completely from how it…


Taping mudsill to foundation to seal existing home

Hi,   I’d like to avoid spraying closed cell foam to seal the seam between mudsill and foundation as well as rim joist to mudsill in an existing home in climate zone 6a. Is it better to seal these seams with caulk, or a tape such as Extoseal Encore or Contega Solid IQ? If tape is better, is it best to cover the top of the foundation wall to limit any moisture. Our basement gets a limit humid in mid summer, otherwise pretty dry.Thanks https://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/question/taping-mudsill-to-foundation-to-seal-existing-home


R. L. Reppert, Inc. Receives Their 5th Consecutive Top 50 Contractors Ranking in the United States

R. L. Reppert, Inc. Receives Their 5th Consecutive Top 50 Contractors Ranking in the United States | Walls & Ceilings This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more. This Website Uses CookiesBy closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to our cookie policy.…


Green Hydrogen, or what’s next?

I learned Saudi Arabia is building a 105 mile long sky scraper set on its side called “the line” which will house a million people..  It’s said to be powered by renewables (the Saudi’s must be getting nervous) and will utilize Green Hydrogen gas.  I assume that means they will use solar power to power the hydrogen generator, which will produce the gas which can be stored in vessels. There’s a few renewable/sustainable energy device sales pitch’s being thrown around lately. Id hate to buy into something that doesn’t pan out, like EV’s if there is a break through with…

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