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Why Do LED Lights Flicker? How to Avoid?

LED lighting, used worldwide every second, has many applications. Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are used for industrial, commercial, and private uses. There are several types of LED lighting, some of which may flicker or blink or have a strobe light effect at times. Why do LED lights flicker? How can I avoid it or stop the …

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How Much Does It Cost to Install Recessed Lighting? How Is It Priced?

Recessed lighting offers considerable benefits to a variety of living spaces. Choosing recessed lighting offers homeowners the opportunity to illuminate entire spaces, whether a small room or a large room with vaulted ceilings. The minimalist profile fits into nearly any design scheme.  Some questions that you are likely to have before running out and purchasing …

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Do LED Lights Get Hot? How Hot?

Ever since electrical lighting became a household staple, there has always been a concern about the safety of the light bulbs used. Anyone over the age of 50 can probably remember older, large bulb Christmas lights and the worry over overheated bulbs on a dry evergreen. Fortunately, as the science behind light bulbs has evolved, …

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Does Aluminum Rust? How to Prevent?

Yes, but chemically and technically Nope El D.  But fortunately, it can be prevented from its “rusting”. During the Covid lockdowns, I turned to learning about trading metals online – l guess less as a way to pass the time than to avoid contributing to the spike in domestic violence. However, being one for detail …

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Shailesh Devi’s Coolest Buildings

Shailesh Devi has created incredibly inventive and visually interesting buildings, in every type from residential to temple. Most 0f his projects have remained in India, staying adapted to, and interacting with the environment and culture of his home land to create structures that are so much more than that.    Who is Shailesh Devi?  Shailesh …

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Are Toilet Seats Universal?

So, there we were, about to set out on our family’s Caribbean and African “safaris”, when our littlest, Lil Lily asked me, “Are toilet seats universal?!” she questioned, using a BIG word she had recently learned, but visibly concerned. I paused, unsure whether she meant toilets could be found all over the world. Or,  whether …

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Lil Wayne’s Beach Contemporary in Miami, FL (Listed for $29.5 Million)

One of the most influential hip-hop artists of his generation and often regarded as one of the greatest rappers of all time, Lil Wayne started writing songs when he was eight years old. He got his big break at just 12 years old when he was signed by Cash Money Records. Despite a rough start …

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Libeň Docks by QARTA Architektura

Studio: QARTA Architektura Author: Jiří Řezák, David Wittassek, Lukáš Němeček Contact E-mail: qarta@qarta.cz Social Media: @qartaarch, @qarta.architektura Studio Address: Pernerova 635, 180 00 Prague 8, Czech Republic Co-Author: Pavel Fanta Project Location: Smrčkova, Prague 8 Project Country: Czech Republic Project Year: 2016-2018 Completion Year: 2019 Built-up Area: 4,013 m² Gross Floor Area: 14,000 m² Plot …

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Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe

While ice cream is a favorite treat for warm, sunny days, sometimes commercially produced ice creams can include strange unpronounceable ingredients. Often, things like high fructose corn syrups are included along with preservatives and artificial flavors and colors. Many people are sensitive to these kinds of ingredients and think that they must forgo ice cream …

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The Most Spectacular Public Bathrooms Around the World

When we think of public restrooms, we rarely think beautiful architectural creations that we seek out to visit. Architects around the world are challenging this status quo, and creating public restrooms that are artworks in themselves.    The History of Public Restrooms  Public toilets were part of the sanitation system of ancient Rome. These latrines …

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How Wide is a Queen Headboard? King? Double? Twin?

The headboard for your bed is probably something you haven’t thought about, until it’s time to buy or make one. When discussing bed or mattress sizes, headboards are often absent from the discussion.  However, it is important to know headboard sizes. The most obvious reason is so that your headboard will fit your bed frame. …

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Apple Biscuits With Honey Butter Recipe

Biscuits are wonderful quick breads that are quite popular in the Southern United States. They are often made of a simple white flour dough and feature plenty of butter and buttermilk. However, once you have mastered the basic biscuit recipe, there is no reason to stop there in your culinary adventures. What tastes more like …

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3-Bedroom Modern Single-Story Cottage with Side-Entry Garage and Open Concept Living (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 2,283 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2.5 Stories: 1 Garage: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 3-bedroom modern single-story cottage. Here’s the floor plan: A beautiful blend of stucco and horizontal lap siding embellishes this 3-bedroom modern cottage. It includes a side-loading garage and a covered front porch topped with a large …

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Single-Story 3-Bedroom Hill Country Home for a Wide Lot with Open Concept Design (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 3,680 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3.5 Stories: 1 Garage: 3 Welcome to photos and footprint for a single-story 3-bedroom hill country home. Here’s the floor plan: This single-story hill country home boasts a sprawling floor plan with an open concept layout designed for a wide lot. A covered front porch welcomes you into …

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Michael Kittredge’s Estate in Leverett, MA (Listed for $23 Million)

Michael Kittredge started making candles as a teenager and selling them to friends and family. One of his first products was a Christmas candle he made for his mother on the family stove out of his melted crayons and a wick from a shoelace. Within a few years, he had opened his first Yankee Candle …

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