The Official Trend Watching Site
powered by Daniel Levine and The Avant-Guide Institute
Learn MoreShareSave to Favorites
Added 15 August, 2018

The bridge houses along the canals of Amsterdam were home to the canal’s bridge keepers for 100 years. They have since been abandoned with the introduction of automated technology. A new initiative – called SWEETS hotel – is re-purposing these abandoned spaces as waterfront hotel rooms. As part of the initiative, 28 iconic bridge houses along...

Learn MoreShareSave to Favorites
Added 22 July, 2018

If you're the type of person who spends weekends fixing and repairing things around the house, you know what it's like when you're missing a couple screws that are critical to getting a job done. Amazon's iPhone app has a feature called "Part Finder," that lets you take a picture of the item you need and then search for it on the site. Maybe...

Learn MoreShareSave to Favorites
Added 18 July, 2018

Tiny Homes have become an ever more popular notion for those looking for a small but perfectly formed house. But what if you’re more of a water dwelling person? Well, you’re in luck because Canadian workshop Daigno have just announced Le Koroc, their very own Tiny Boat House. Whilst house boats are, of course, nothing new, chances are you won’t...

Learn MoreShareSave to Favorites
Added 3 July, 2018

A rooftop in New York city might not sound like the best place for a vineyard but the founders of Rooftop Reds in Brooklyn are out to silence the sceptics.

Their building gives them space for 42 vine boxes. They had their first harvest last October, and according to founder Devin Shomaker, they have embraced the urban environment.

...
Learn MoreShareSave to Favorites
Added 15 June, 2018

A Dutch construction company called Van Wijnen is 3D printing the first homes in the world that are actually habitable (i.e. able to pass a home inspection). Dubbed Project Milestone, the futuristic homes will be 3D printed near the city of Eindhoven. Currently, there are five houses in total, each with a unique shape and size that shows off...

Learn MoreShareSave to Favorites
Added 4 May, 2018

By this time next year, you could have your very own robot to do stuff around your home, courtesy of Amazon. Lab126, the company’s hardware research and development division, is quietly working on a domestic robot, according to a Bloomberg report. And it could be ready to roll (or, maybe, walk? who knows) into customers’ homes as soon as 2019....

Learn MoreShareSave to Favorites
Added 1 May, 2018

Co-working spaces are gaining steam around the world as the nature of work continues to become more individualized and more transient. Now that ethos is spreading into more co-living experiments, like the We Live initiative. Garden House is the latest co-living rental property in London. The three-bedroom terraced mews house situated in west...

Learn MoreShareSave to Favorites
Added 27 April, 2018

In 2009, the last year of the Great Recession, 17 percent of Americans lived in households that were multigenerational. This translates to 51.5 million people living in homes with either grandparents and grandchildren, or with two or more adult generations. Estimates are based on census data. In 2016, the most recent numbers, 20 percent of...

Learn MoreShareSave to Favorites
Added 20 April, 2018

The smart cameras of 2018 are getting smarter still. Startup Horizon Robotics has debuted a new HD smart camera that boasts serious artificial intelligence capabilities and can identify faces with an accuracy of up to 99.7 percent, the company claims. That’s probably better than most humans. The company claims the new HR-IPC2143 smart camera is...

Learn MoreShareSave to Favorites
Added 3 February, 2018

Frustrated by the lack of beautiful and quality bedding at an affordable price, Hill House Home founder Nell Diamond decided to create her own luxury bedding to make the process easy, fun, and on-budget. The company's sheets come in either a percale or sateen fabric and are made in a family owned and operated factory in France. Brooklyn-based...