As spring approaches, folks hankering for vitamin D will find a way to get outdoors. Lounging around may require furniture and Haskell, a new design firm, wants to help with its new Series 9 collection of outdoor furnishings made in Southern California. Series 9 includes a chaise, chair, occasional table, side table, and the “sultan”– a low 8″ riser seating option for up to two adults.
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) recently published the results of new research into what Americans are looking for in their next home. The electronic survey — The New Home in 2015 — went to 3,019 builders, designers, architects, and marketing specialists, and 238 of the total pool responded. From the responses, the NAHB determined that new homes will be smaller, greener, and more casual.
Latitude 38, a design-build firm out of Charlottesville, started this home on spec until the current owners, Mark Hampton and Jay Alexander, fell in love, according to local magazine Abode. Montrose House has three bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, 1,837-square feet, and an open layout on two levels. Hampton and Alexander walked through the place while under construction and immediately connected with the layout.
Today Lighting Science Group unveiled a new 60-watt replacement LED bulb that “meets or exceeds all of the criteria for the L Prize,” according to CTO Fred Maxik. If you’re not familiar with the competition, in order to win, the lamp must run better than 90 watts per lumen, produce more than 900 lumens, use less than 10 watts, last more than 25,000 hours, have more than a 90 color rendering index, and have a color between 2700-3000 K.
Several years ago, the City of Santa Monica bought Mountain View Mobile Home Park in order to preserve it for affordable housing. The city upgraded the infrastructure and recently sent out an RFP to replace 20 travel trailers and mobile homes with more energy-efficient, safe, contemporary, manufactured homes. Santa Monica eventually awarded the contract to Golden West Homes in partnership with Marmol Radziner Prefab.
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