Tesla CEO Elon Musk says the system could be a boon to those living off the electric grid. But what does it mean for the average household?
Google’s Nest opens its platform so the smart thermostat and smoke detector can communicate with other appliances and apps.
Earth Day turns 45 this year. Many activities celebrating Earth Day started this past weekend. Don’t worry, if you missed them, there are still things you can do today. Earth Day Reuse and Recycling Round-up Event Donated clothing, electronics, shoes, books, household items and cell phones go to Goodwill Industries. While you’re there, get free document shredding … Continue reading Happy Earth Day 2015!
I recently attended the Coverings trade show in Orlando. It was a terrific show with so much to see. Exhibitors come from all over the world to display the latest in colors, trends, manufacturing and technology. There were a few stand-outs in design trends this year. Here’s the rundown. Shape: Hexagon Once considered more “retro” … Continue reading Tile Trends 2015
Always on the search for great lighting, I can’t believe I didn’t discover this beautiful chandelier made from recycled bottles by Tord Boontje and Emma Woffenden sooner. The lovely cascading shape was inspired by the simple scales of a pine cone. Beauty really is everywhere. We collected pine cones from different trees and started looking at how the scales … Continue reading Upcycled Glass Bottle Chandeliers
Inductive charging (also known as “wireless charging”) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. Typically this is accomplished using an induction coil to create an alternating electromagnetic field from within a charging base station, and a second induction coil in the portable device takes power from the electromagnetic field and converts it back … Continue reading TechTop: Qi Inductive Charging
Wishing your Easter is decorated with love, peace and the joys of spring! *** I found this lovely photo on Danish website, Kom Med Ud. The pressed flower is so delicate and beautiful. If you want to try your own, there’s a tutorial available here and here.