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It’s no secret that it was a devastating hurricane season. As people regroup in the hardest hit areas, they are starting to look forward to the future. How can they combat the next barrage of storms? For residents of South Florida, those who dealt with Hurricane Irma, the answer may lie in something being described as a “livable yacht.” ARKUP, a housing startup, along with the help of architect Koen Olthuis designed a home built to withstand even a Category 4 hurricane. The homes will act like buoys when water levels rise, so they float without being flooded, and an anchoring system—not unlike one found on an oil rig—will aid in safe keeping. The homes will be pricey, however, with estimates in the $2–3 million range. Still, for those who can afford it, it’s both a bit of luxury and some peace of mind. 

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Ah, the waffle weave. Looks cool, feels great, reminds us of toasted Eggos. You’ve seen them before–probably in a fancy store or hotel–but Parachute’s brand new Waffle Towels are different. They’re spun using innovative Aerocotton Technology, which basically means they’ll be dry by the time your significant other finally gets out of the shower and realizes you stole their towel. Parachute’s Waffle Towels come in two sizes and two neutral colors. Plus, their 100% cotton construction means they start soft and only get softer with time. Even Kevin McCallister would approve.