Thursday, September 07, 2006

Calico Corners Sale

Calico Corners kicks off their "September Sale" today, offering up to 50 percent off all fabrics and trimmings and up to 75 percent off clearance fabrics. There is also a 10 percent discount on all furniture and custom labor orders until the event ends on September 27th.

Via Shop Better Here.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Environmentally Sound Building in Denton

90.1 FM (NPR) had a great local story this morning about an environmentally sound community being built in Denton. The homes in Nevada Court have features I've never heard of, like roofs that collect rain water for irrigation, in addition to the standard energy efficient appliances. The homes range from 1200 - 1600 feet and sell for around $130,000.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Pavina Espresso Glasses from Bodum

Pavina double walled espresso glass from Bodum.
$11.99 for a set of 2.


NPR’s Marketplace is asking if Americans are moving away from the trend of large houses. They cite a number of reasons for the move, including rising interest rates on adjustable rate loans, increased energy costs, and high-maintenance costs created by the shoddy construction materials used to build big homes on the cheap. They forsee a shift towards smaller homes, but not a decrease in housing costs.

Turn Here: Chicago Neighborhoods on Film

Turn Here is a Web site featuring short films about cool neighborhoods around the world, including a couple on Austin and one on Fort Worth. The purpose of the site is to create films that show the authentic experiences of the featured places. The site features films of the day on spot ranging from Phi Phi Island in Thailand to Boston dive bars.

Via Apartment Therapy Chicago.