Energy Efficiency / Sustainability

Vermont-based Vantem Panels Introduces $150 Sq. Ft. Net-Zero Kit Homes

Vermont-based Vantem Panels Introduces $150 Sq. Ft. Net-Zero Kit Homes

Vermont-based Vantem Panels, one of the United States’ first producers of SIPs (structural insulated panels) and one of three American producers of urethane panels, has released the first affordable net-zero energy kit homes: SmartHomze. With an estimated $150 per square foot cost of construction (not […]

Two Dishwashers: The Most Efficient Use of Space & Resources

Two Dishwashers: The Most Efficient Use of Space & Resources

I don’t know how I never thought of having two dishwashers, or how I never really heard about how popular it is until now, but I can’t wait to implement it in my own kitchen! Nothing bothers me more than people who hand-wash dishes…and who […]

The Best Modern Space Heaters

The Best Modern Space Heaters

It’s numbingly cold here in Vermont right now so I figured I’d check out some fun & modern options for space heaters. I think it’s a pretty common misconception that space heaters cost more to use than the central heat in your home; and that […]

Second Generation Nest Thermostat

Second Generation Nest Thermostat

Nest has announced their brand new Second Generation Nest Thermostat, an advanced “learning” thermostat that we’ve been drooling over all morning! The latest version of the Nest Thermostat, which was first introduced last year, is 20 percent thinner than its predecessor, is controlled by a single […]

Graham Hill TED Talk: Less stuff, more happiness.

Graham Hill TED Talk: Less stuff, more happiness.

The whole reason that I created ilovemodern.com is because I’ve found that my natural love for modernism and minimalism goes hand-in-hand with my passion for environmentalism, and I want to share those things with all of you.  Apparently Graham Hill feels the same exact way.In […]