February 13, 2010

Hirsute Conceits

“Grunge-Cool” vs. “Grunge-Gross”It seemed to start with A-list stars like George Clooney and Brad Pitt. Then, it spread to younger, “brat-packy” actors like Ashton Kutcher, James Franco, and Ethan Hawke. What am I talking about? The two (or three?) day stubble look. Unfortunately, it now seems to have spread to the general male population, without...
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Housing Trends 2010 (Cont.): ‘Cranking up the Volume’

Beyond Finished Square Feet In a tight economy, builders and homeowners alike must figure out how to make their houses live and feel bigger without increasing their finished square feet (and therefore cost). How do you do that? Increase the volume. Huh?? Whereas square footage is two-dimensional, volume is three dimensional. Consider two identical homes,...
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