Don’t Forget To Wash Your Hands

Milan designers Gabriele and Oscar Buratti worked closely with bathroom brand Roca to create a combination toilet and wash basin called ‘W+W’. The washbasin and WC were designed to maximize space and conserve water. This ground breaking idea, incorporating Roca’s new ‘water-reuse’ technology, uses waste water from the basin to fill the WC cistern, therebyContinue reading “Don’t Forget To Wash Your Hands”

The Tersano: Lotus Home Cleaning System

Imagine being able to eliminate 99.9% of all germs, odors, stains, mold and mildew without using any chemicals. It is now possible with Tersano’s: Lotus Home Cleaning System ($159)  This amazing product uses regular tap water and within 2-5 minutes converts it into a powerful sanitizer. The system uses patented Oxyshield technology to infuse coldContinue reading “The Tersano: Lotus Home Cleaning System”


The porthole bath (£3250)is an original French double ended bath with two portholes cut into the side. It makes a wonderful piece for children’s bathrooms, or it can be used to create a bathroom with a nautical theme. The bath can also be supplied without portholes, and has a variety of different feet available.

America’s Best Places to Live

Money magazine released its list of America’s Best Places to Live today. Although no location with a population above 50,000 cracked the top 100, the rankings still have plenty of value and might just make you fantasize about uprooting your family and heading toward greener pastures. So which small U.S. town takes home top honors?Continue reading “America’s Best Places to Live”

Sergio Santos’ Small Space, Big Ideas

Sergio Santos, an out-of-work architect, has converted a small electrical room, about the size of a large walk-in closet, into his living quarters in Delray Beach, Florida. Santos agreed to rent this room for $150 a month. He estimates the makeover cost $64. Santos’ room is about 5 and a half feet across, and servesContinue reading “Sergio Santos’ Small Space, Big Ideas”

Would You Ever Live In A Shipping Container?

Adam Kalkin isn’t the only architect to make homes out of shipping containers. A handful of architects, began using them ten years ago as a gritty reaction against the tidy white surfaces of modernism. But nobody has employed shipping containers more inventively than Kalkin, a New Jersey architect and artist who has used them toContinue reading “Would You Ever Live In A Shipping Container?”

House Prices Compared: What $500,000 Buys Worldwide

The international housing market has practically stalled over the past year and in some countries prices have fallen through the floor. With a considerable drop in prices, now is the ideal time to buy that new home or holiday house. Let’s imagine you are upwardly mobile and have around US$500,000 to invest. It may notContinue reading “House Prices Compared: What $500,000 Buys Worldwide”

Stainless Steel Ofuro

Cleanse your body while relaxing your mind in this Japanese-style Stainless Steel Ofuro (Japanese Soaking Tub) ($20,000). Made from 14-gauge, 304-grade stainless steel, this 3-inch thick, double-walled metal tub features tungsten inert gas welds for smooth seams, three non-slip steps with around-the-tub railing, and 18 air jets built into the seats and sides to massageContinue reading “Stainless Steel Ofuro”

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