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Link Love: Movie homes and homes in ruins

Posted December 17, 2014

Where are these movie homes? MSN “Have you ever watched a movie and wondered if the house that the characters live in is real and where it’s located? In the midst of the holiday season, we’ve been wondering about the houses in some of our favorite holiday ...

Marsala

Posted December 11, 2014

It’s here, it’s here! Colorphiles, rejoice: Pantone has announced its Color of the Year. This year’s color is a rich almost-neutral: Marsala. As you may have guessed from its name, the color does evoke wine, but isn’t a true purple–there’s a lot of ...

Falling off a cliff (or not)

Posted December 9, 2014

We love unusual houses and this might be one of the coolest we have ever seen. It might also take the trophy for most sickness-inducing house. It sort of looks like a house that got blown over in a storm and is now clinging–just barely–to a cliff’s side. However, this ...

Dancing under water

Posted December 4, 2014

Does anyone have any slightly off-the-wall ideas of what you’d want in a dream house? We’re not necessarily talking about things like a home theater and double ovens in the kitchen. More things like a basement bowling alley where your team can perfect their strikes or maybe a ...

Toilet innovation

Posted December 4, 2014

The bathroom is a room of necessity and you do what you’ve gotta do there. And of course odor issues are always an issue. You can try fans, room sprays, plug-ins, or even things like Poo-Pourri (spritzed directly in the toilet). Now Kohler has come up with a solution that leaves ...

Turkeys and windows

Posted November 25, 2014

The Marvin factory in Warroad, Minn., generates truckloads of wood shavings every day. No surprise there, but here’s the fun part: Most of those shavings go to turkeys. Shavings from Marvin’s wood processing operations are sold to turkey farmers because they’re dry, fluffy and perfect ...

Link Love: Turkey and more

Posted November 20, 2014

The United States of Thanksgiving New York Times Have you ever wondered what the most popular Thanksgiving food is in every state? Apparently in Colorado it’s pecan pie bites with gravy. Oh my. Seven traffic tips to get you to the Thanksgiving table Google Blog “You’ve ...

An interesting source for reclaimed wood

Posted November 13, 2014

Ahoy ye landlubbers! If you love the romance and glamour of life on the ocean, this kitchen is going to really inspire you! Glaswegian Laura decided to remodel her kitchen with reclaimed products from old buildings (fairly normal) and old ships. Now, we have heard of using reclaimed barn ...