"I think there is beauty in everything. What 'normal' people perceive as ugly, I can usually see something of beauty in it."—Alexander McQueen

"I think there is beauty in everything. What 'normal' people perceive as ugly, I can usually see something of beauty in it."—Alexander McQueen

Construction

Home renovation

Building Bold: Using Geologic Materials in Construction

In the history of architecture and engineering, a few standouts incorporate almost all elements of nature: steel, rock, soil, water, and vegetation, to name a few. Some house projects feature granite and other solid materials as part of the main structure or as functional fixtures like a countertop or table. More unique projects even actually …

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Knowing the Negative Effects of Black Molds on Your Health

Molds occur in both indoor and outdoor spaces. When they occur outside, some molds are helpful in breaking down organic matter, such as fallen leaves. But it’s a different business when they occur indoors. While some homeowners usually ignore the problem, you should treat this seriously. This is because some species of molds, like black …

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How the Electrical Cable has Evolved Through the Decades

While many of us take them for granted nowadays, electrical cables weren’t always here to distribute power to our devices and appliances and make our lives easier. How did electrical cables evolve throughout the decades? And just how different is modern wiring from its earlier iterations? 1800s to early 1900s The earliest use of cables date …

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Three Situations Where You Should Repair an Item Instead of Buying a Replacement

In modern times, no matter where you look, you can find plenty of evidence that we live in a consumption-driven world. Companies bombard us with ads suggesting that buying more and getting newer stuff is always better. But consumption also puts the power in the hands of the consumer. Many conscientious consumer movements are raising …

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