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Christmas Decorating On A Budget: 5 Easy Tips For Decorating Your Apartment

Decorating the home is one of my favorite parts of the holidays. Ever since I was a child, I would always look forward to this time of year, knowing that my surroundings would…

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Going with the Grain: Reclaimed Wood

A few times a year I go into home improvement mode. Usually it’s triggered by seasonal shifts (new storage solutions for winter clothes!) or the occasional curtain rod breaking over my head in…

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A Pigment Of Your Imagination

Spring is in the air and we all are starting to come out of our winter hibernation with anticipation of enjoying the outdoors with long sunny warm days and cool nights.  We are…

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Choosing a Sustainable Floor Covering

Building your own home can be quite an exciting venture that gives you the opportunity of installing amenities made from environmentally friendly materials. But if you are not that adventurous, redecorating your current…

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Keeping Your Apartment Neat: Tricks For Not Letting the Mess Pile Up

Living in a city apartment can be tough. Once advertized as “cozy”, your space is now nothing more than cluttered. Here are some helpful hints on how to keep that Sunday clean feeling…

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Eco-Friendly Architecture from Around the Globe: My Top 5 Favorites!

Eco-friendly architecture is becoming more and more popular as people are becoming more and more aware of how their carbon footprint is effecting the environment. Green builders are coming up with amazing, sustainable…

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5 Standout NYC Buildings Born in the Last Decade

To us city dwellers, buildings are our friends. They are lofty and dignified, and they help us mark our way to and fro. In many cases, buildings will outlive us. Along the way,…

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One World Trade Center: An Eco-Friendly Building

Today marks the 12 year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on New York City’s landmark World Trade Center towers. While we continue to remember the devastating events that took place on September 11,…

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7 Eco-Friendly Moving Tips and Tricks

Summer tends to be “moving season”, so we were grateful when FlatRate Moving sent us a few tips to make your move as sustainable as possible. We recently went through an office move…

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Will Micro-Apartments Continue to Grow in Popularity?

  This past January, NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the winner of the My Micro NY design contest. Thirty-three design entries were submitted for a micro-apartment to be built initially at 335 E…

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