The Nest has been around for a few years now, but is worth mentioning since recent incentives from utilities such as National Grid have made it more affordable. The nest is a brilliantly designed learning thermostat that programs itself through your normal day to day input. To set it up, all you have to do is answer a few basic questions and it is ready to go. The Nest has built in activity sensors that can tell whether or not you’re home, and adjust the temperature accordingly. When you are away, you can monitor the Nest via a convenient and intuitive smartphone app. Over time the nest will develop efficient habits and help you to save money on heat and electric bills. The Nest is currently priced at $249, but National Grid customers can save $100 instantly in the Nest Store.
Another Etsy Store favorite of ours is bare hands, run by Tim White. Continue reading Bare Hands Custom Woodworking
The Flaca LED Lamp, available at the MoMA Store, is a beautifully simple, yet incredibly practical design. The lamp is made of one single piece of aluminum, effectively minimizing waste of materials, complementing its minimalist design. Continue reading Flaca LED Desk Lamp
On my way to a great spring snowboarding day at Killington this weekend I noticed a peculiar sight as I was taking in the scenery that Route 100 has to offer. As I drove by Echo Lake near Ludlow I noticed perched by the roadside overlooking the lake a house constructed using 8 ISBU shipping containers. Continue reading Shipping Container House Near Ludlow, VT
The 2010 Jetta TDI Cup Street Edition is the quintessential diesel (that’s right) sports car of the decade. This car features a 2.o Liter 140hp common rail clean diesel, with the choice of either a 6 speed manual or DSG gearbox.
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