Michael Giberson Via Reuters: Researchers at New York University’s interactive telecommunications program have come up with a device that allows plants to tell owners when they need water or if they’ve had too much via the social network blogging service Twitter. If only I had had such a device last August, maybe I wouldn’t have … More Smart flora
Michael Giberson An article in the Washington Post discusses what you can do when building a new home to help keep energy costs low. Here Michael McKechnie of Mountain View Builders in Berkeley Springs, WV, provides a summary: McKechnie outlined the major steps to building a house with the lowest possible energy costs and perhaps … More Responding to higher energy costs, the home building version … More Responding to higher energy costs, the home building version
Lynne Kiesling Over the past several years, some kind readers have inquired after the state of our home. Here’s the backstory: three years ago we bought a neglected 1924 Craftsman home in Chicago. We did some preliminary work (air conditioning, plaster, refinished wood), but then spent three years living in the place and working with … More House renovation: Have we got concrete?
Lynne Kiesling Through my various wanderings in the past week I have come across two fun little shopping-oriented sites that I like: Little Splurge, which highlights little (and no-so-little) finds for fashion, home, travel, work, etc; and Paperclippy, focusing on office-friendly fashion finds. These two cute sites are great examples of Internet filtering; there’s so … More A Little Fun Frivolity … More A Little Fun Frivolity
Lynne Kiesling Today is chock full of interesting stuff in the day jobs, so I leave you all heading in to the weekend with this lovely shot from the KP garden: I planted three peony bushes last summer, and they are just bloomin’ gorgeous now! Finally. I feel like I’ve been waiting for them to … More Spring in the KP garden … More Spring in the KP garden