Smart Thermostats Getting Smarter

The bar has been raised. Again.

But this time it’s the new kid on the block— and the bar was raised a lot. Thermostat newcomer Ecobee has been catching up to the venerable Nest over the last few years. But they recently upended the game with their latest offering, the Ecobee4.

Clones of the popular Nest abound. But most, like this Honeywell Lyric, don’t offer the features or value of the original. Not so with the smart offerings from Ecobee!

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Making Water

SunGlacier makes sculptures that produce water from thin air!

sunglacier-mechanismThe brainchild of Dutch artist Ap Verheggen, the  WaterCube is one design that melds art and technology. A photovoltaic solar panel powers the device to cool an aluminum block so that it causes water to condense on the core.  Continue reading “Making Water”

Modern Tile Maker

Since 2005 Northern-California based Modwalls has offered affordable Midcentury-inspired tile in ceramics and glass for commercial and residential applications. Over the years they have teamed up with notable designers such as Rex Ray, Clayhaus Ceramics and Henry Road. But their newest designs might come from an unlikely source.

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