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More millennials are moving in with their boomer parents

I love this photo: Mom and dad, two kids and a new puppy, grandma embroidering away in front of the fireplace. If you see it, you know I’m writing about multi-generational families. When it was taken, living with mom and…

Millennials want houses, but they don't want what boomers are selling

For every article saying that millennials don’t want to live in the suburbs, there’s another post about how having kids and looking for schools changes everything. “Millennials are not moving en masse to metros with dense big cities, but away…

Why the future of housing should be multifamily and multigenerational

When John Kinsley saw an empty property in the Portobello district of Edinburgh, he first thought of building himself a house but it was too expensive. So he ran a notice on a local website looking for like-minded people to…

I should have no business loving this smart light system, and yet …

UPDATE: Since I reviewed the Nanoleaf Light Panels, the company has introduced a new line of lights. Like their predecessors, the Nanoleaf Canvas is a system of wafer-thin, energy-sipping lights that are designed to interlock and form patterns only limited…

Artists transform old Ikea furniture into 'wildhomes' for urban wildlife

As part of a larger bid to curb waste and promote a more circular economy, Ikea’s new London outpost in the borough of Greenwich offers a first-of-its-kind “Learning Lab” where customers can get pointers on how to prolong the life…

Live rent-free in Indiana's historic House of Tomorrow (on one condition)

Earlier this month, Indiana enthusiastically shed its national park-less status when the former Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, established in 1966, was named America’s 61st national park. Poised for a substantial profile boost thanks to the Congress-approved re-designation, Indiana’s newly minted…

How historic preservation saved Palm Springs

The 1990s was an uncharacteristically gloomy period for Palm Springs, the fabled California desert city blessed with 350 days of sunshine a year. This decade — or roughly the years that fell between the end of its debauched spring break…

Could this ancient relic still be the best way to heat your home?

On days like these, the reassuring ka-thunk of a radiator pipe springing into action can be music to your ears. Or is it the whir of the forced air vent breathing warmth into the bedroom so you don’t really ever…