Sometimes, all you want is a quiet place to relax. Luckily, there’s plenty of places to go for fresh air, silence and peace of mind. From deserts, national reserves and human-made rooms, silent spots can be found everywhere in the world. Check out our list of the seven quietest, most relaxing places on Earth below: 1. Anechoic Chamber, Minn. Named the quietest place in the world, this anechoic chamber in . . .
Noise pollution is a serious problem. If you’re experiencing regular noise pollution in your home, whether it’s from noisy neighbors, street traffic, the local bar or other unwanted sounds, you may have difficulty working, sleeping, concentrating and generally enjoying your surroundings. Unwanted noise can lead to higher stress and poor focus. Naturally, there are soundproofing solutions you can use to help resolve this problem. If you do decide to take . . .
What do the United States, France, Germany and China all have in common? They’re hosts to sound art shows. Sonic art, or the creation of visual art using sound waves and vibrations, is a growing area of interest for artists and viewers. If you’re asking, “What is sound art?” keep reading to learn more about it and some of its notable artists. History of Sound Art Sound wave art has . . .
More and more, builders are constructing homes with attention to green building practices. Savvy buyers know both construction of new homes and living in a home can create a huge carbon footprint, and people are looking for green-built homes to reduce that footprint. LEED Certification and a reputation for eco-friendly building practices is the goal. To achieve this goal, contractors look to practices like using low or no-VOC paints, salvaged . . .
Ever feel like your thin apartment walls tell you more about your neighbor than you’d like to know? You’re not alone, which is why you wouldn’t be the first tenant to soundproof your apartment. Reducing noise from your neighbors is a viable, cost-effective option, even if you’re renting! Find out how to reduce sound from your next door or upstairs neighbor with these seven udderly awesome tips: 1. Window Treatments . . .