Did You Know the Octopus Decorates Its Home?

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The American interior design industry brings in somewhere around $18 billion a year and employs over 145,00 people. That’s a heck of a lot of money, energy, and time devoted to making people’s houses as beautiful, comfortable, and impressive as they can be. Though it might seem like home decorating is a skill that only humans, with our ability for complex abstract thinking, can master, even animals who aren’t as well known for their powerful cerebral cortexes, enjoy adorning their abodes with whatever materials they have available to them.

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Austin’s Container Bar Repurposes Shipping Containers for Hip, Upscale Concept

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Austin is no stranger to quirky bar concepts, but the Container Bar, which opened in March of 2014, and was three years in the making, stands out in a city that wears its flamboyance on its sleeve… or maybe cowboy hat is a more appropriate idiom. The welcome spectacle is stacked right in the heart of Rainey Street, a former just-west-of-35 neighborhood that has been turned into Austin’s newest fashionable bar mecca.

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Why Is Whiskey Aged for So Many Years?

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Whiskey lovers around the world will tell you that the longer a whiskey is aged the better it’ll taste. All of those distinctive flavors that whiskey connoisseurs adore in their tipple—tobacco, leather, vanilla, cedar, smoke, peat, caramel—are imparted to the “white dog,” or raw whiskey, by the barrel used to store the spirit. Whiskey in its purest form is pretty much moonshine. Before the barrel can work its magic on the freshly distilled concoction, it’s a perfectly clear liquid that packs quite a wallop. This pre-barreled mixture retains the original flavor of the mash bill, which usually includes some combination of corn, rye, barley, or wheat.

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Ways to Reward Friends and Family Who Help You Move

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Moving by yourself is not fun and it is back breaking work, especially if you have a lot of furniture and heavy items. If you ask your friends and family to help you move, they may be willing to do it, but of course, you will need to reward them after the fact.
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What to Know about Houston BEFORE You Move

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If you are moving to Houston, you are probably excited and you should be for good reason. The city is growing quickly and many people love calling this place home. As with any city, there are some things you should know before you simply move to Houston. Below, we will go over some things we think you should know or familiarize yourself with BEFORE your move.
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Best Cities for Newlyweds to Live and Work

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If you are a newlywed, congrats on your recent marriage. Looking for a new place to live is exciting and if you are looking for a new city to move to, this article will help you out. In fact, we will be covering the best cities for newlyweds to live and work. How exciting, right? Let’s take a look.Read More