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Added 7 May, 2015

Revivals in downtown urban living, tighter budgetary constraints – especially for Millennials – and a growth in green thinking have all neatly led up to one quirky, funny, cute and, perhaps, sad trend: Microdwellings. This growing breed of tiny house or apartment is cleverly designed for a single person and includes things like toilets tucked...

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Added 15 April, 2015

With the dry-aging steak trend on the rise, perhaps it's not surprising that this year's "must-have" home kitchen accessory is not a wine cooler, but a home meat locker. Coupled with the foodie trend in which home chefs are getting far more serious about what they cook, we're seeing more and more interior architects designing meat storage...

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Added 3 April, 2014

Suburban tract homes are hallmarks of 1950s America when the dream for many families was to own a house on the outskirts of a city, drive to the shopping mall, shop at a supermarket and sit down to family meals in front of a flickering TV set. These days, the trend is towards living lives that are less plastic and more in touch with nature. We...

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Added 29 March, 2014

Every day now seems to bring yet another "first" object created by a 3D printer. We have seen super cool and colorfully printed shoes, canoes, candies and much more. Now, DUS Architects, a Dutch design firm, is in the process of creating the world's first 3D-printed building – a traditional looking Dutch house overlooking a canal in Amsterdam....

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Added 13 January, 2014
GE knows that the future of our homes is a wired world in which our appliances can wirelessly connect to the Internet and interact with us in ways that will, supposedly, add convenience and joy. That is the promise of the much-vaunted Internet of Things, a trend that will have our refrigerators, toasters and more connecting with us, and with each...
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Added 12 January, 2014
Regular WikiTrend readers know about the Internet of Things, the concept that everything in our homes will be connected to one another on a network that will work seamlessly with our lives. Many products already exist including "smart" smoke detectors that alert you by mobile phone when they are triggered or need new batteries, and smart...
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Added 18 December, 2013
Home appliances are all getting smarter, and more connected as mobile phone-controlled door locks, lighting, and heating are finding their way into people's houses. And it will go even further, in the form of thermostats that can sense when someone is home, smoke alarms that can be turned off with the wave of a hand, and customizable LED lighting...
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Added 24 October, 2013
After more than 100 years using light bulbs with basically the same incandescent technology, the world is on the precipice of dramatic change that will both save energy and open up a new Technicolor world. Created with LEDs, these new bulbs are quickly establishing themselves as the tech of choice in homes and offices. In addition to being ultra-...
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Added 15 October, 2013
Palo Alto, California, which served as an incubator to Google, Facebook, Logitech, Intuit, Sun Microsystems, Pinterest, PayPal and other leading high-tech companies is clearly on the cutting edge. But it still comes as a surprise that the Palo Alto City Council has voted to require all new homes being built in the city to be prewired with electric...
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Added 7 October, 2013
Hydrogen-powered automobiles are already on some roads and the technology is improving. The logical next step is to remove buildings from the electricity grid by placing a self-contained hydrogen power station in each one. Sound too futuristic? Consider the Hydrogen Reactor Portable Power Pack from Brunton, a little power system that never needs...