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Kelsey Pudloski

Real Estate News Reporter at BuzzBuzzHome

Location icon Toronto, Canada

My name is Kelsey Pudloski and I work as a writer and video producer/editor at BuzzBuzzHome News. I cover interior design, technology and luxury real estate. Previously, I worked as an intern at VICE Magazine in Montreal. I have a B.A. from Concordia University, where I studied Broadcast Journalism and French (Études françaises). I enjoy documentaries, Scandinavian design and eating poutine.

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MIT's CITYFarm harvests produce using no soil and little water

Photo: @MITCityFARM/Twitter How do we feed our growing cities, and feed them well? It's a question Caleb Harper and his team of researchers at MIT's Media Lab are seeking to answer via their CITYFarm initiative. Photo: @MITCityFARM/Twitter From a 60 square foot indoor facility grows a variety of fruits and vegetables, harvested without soil, using artificial light and very little water.

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Produce to the people: MIT’s CITYFarm harvests fruits and vegetables using no soil and little water

Photo: @MITCityFARM/Twitter How do we feed our growing cities, and feed them well? It's a question Caleb Harper and his team of researchers at MIT's Media Lab are seeking to answer via their CITYFarm initiative. Photo: @MITCityFARM/Twitter From a 60 square foot indoor facility grows a variety of fruits and vegetables, harvested without soil, using artificial light and very little water.

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Move over Mars One: Why Venus is the most credible case for space colonization

Image: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Centre Conceptual Image Lab The second planet from the sun is often noted for its hellish landscape - with 460°C temperatures and body crushing air pressure, the surface of Venus is utterly uninhabitable. However, a mere 50 kilometres up into its atmosphere lies the "most earth like environment in the solar system," according to Geoffrey A.

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Bright idea: The Netherlands unveils world's first solar powered bicycle lane

Photo: @SolaRoadNL/Twitter There are an estimated 18 million bicycles in the Netherlands - a figure larger than the Dutch population itself. It's no wonder then that an Amsterdam suburb has become the first city to install a solar-powered bike lane. The 70 metre long 'SolaRoad' will officially open on November 12th.

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A European tour through China's duplitecture cities

For years, Chinese duplitecture has been the subject of both ridicule and fascination. From a stonehenge replica surrounded by skyscrapers to an abandoned Champs-Élysées, Chinese developers have been unabashed by their adoration of European architecture.

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Celebrity billionaires are bankrolling a giant floating park in New York City

Image: Pier55, Inc./Heatherwick Studio With sea levels and urban populations on the rise, city planners are looking towards the coast for solutions. Earlier this week, IAC chairman Barry Diller and his wife, fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg announced their plans to fund the construction of a 2.7 acre floating park along the New York City waterfront.

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10 tips on hosting a holiday party in your condo

Photo: Iryna Yeroshko/Flickr Your tree may be artificial and you may lack a mantel on which to hang the stockings with care but hosting a holiday get-together in a condominium is entirely possible, according to event planner Kristina Chau of Not Your Average Party. Here she provides 10 tips on small space entertaining.

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Pushing back against gentrification with affordable artist housing

Ironically enough, starving artists are often to blame for gentrification. A neighborhood's cool factor is generally established by the 'makers' and the 'doers' - people in creative industries who move in for the cheap rent and in turn, reinvigorate the area with cafés, galleries and vintage boutiques.

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These tiles generate energy from foot traffic in busy city centers

Photo: pavegen.com Cities all over the world are taking strides towards improving walkability. From Los Angeles to Sydney, urban infrastructure is developing to fit the needs and concerns of pedestrians. Pavegen, a London-based clean tech company, wants to harness this increase in foot traffic - and turn it into renewable, clean energy.

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Art suites take the chill off Sweden's Ice Hotel

Photo: Fotograf Paulina AB via icehotel.sweden/Facebook This year marks the 25th anniversary of Jukkasjärvi, Sweden's Ice Hotel - that's a quarter of a century of people willingly sleeping upon glacial beds in below freezing temperatures. It takes 30,000 tonnes of ice and snow collected from the nearby Torne River to construct the 64,000 square foot hotel, which operates for about four months each year.

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The fight for flight: FAA approves drones for commercial use in real estate

Photo: Don McCullough/Flickr On Tuesday, the United States Federal Aviation Administration began issuing drone permits for real estate photography, granting exemptions to the current restrictions on commercial unmanned aircraft flights. Real estate agents are keen to use drones to capture aerial photographs and video of their listings - which are especially effective when marketing large properties.

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Young entrepreneurs shake-up home design with crowdsourcing platform

(L-R): Justin Picone, Jad Joulji Justin Picone and Jad Joulji didn't set out to become entrepreneurs. The two met in Toronto as students in Ryerson University's Architectural Science program, both wary of the grim job market that would await them upon graduation.

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Science says the New York City subway is even dirtier than you think

Photo: Derek Key/Flickr The only thing scarier than unwanted conversation in the New York City subway is the hundreds of bacterial species that inhabit it. The findings of PathoMap, a research project to identify and plot the DNA present in the city's 466 subway stations, were released on Thursday - and the data is likely to prevent future generations from daring one another to lick a handrail ever again.

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Somebody to love: The best cities for singles in North America

Photo: Jason Corey/Flickr If your Valentine's Day plans involve binge-watching Netflix and idly swiping through Tinder, perhaps it's time to consider relocating for love. A recent survey conducted by Nerdwallet, a personal finance site that collects and analyzes data to help consumers make informed decisions, has identified America's top five cities for singles.

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NYC tenant evicted from rent-stabilized apartment for Airbnb listing

Photo: Airbnb Airbnb hosts beware - the Manhattan Housing Court has ruled against a tenant who listed his Hell's Kitchen apartment on the popular short-term accommodation site. Henry Ikezi, 35, now faces charges of profiteering and must vacate his two bedroom penthouse by the end of the month.

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Forget zero emissions, this home produces more energy than it uses

The Norwegians have done it again. In their relentless quest to be the best at everything (free university education, happy people, progressive prisons, mandatory five weeks paid vacation...) the Northmen have built a single-family home that isn't just sustainable, it produces excess renewable energy.

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Could billboards be a housing solution for the homeless?

Image via Project Gregory The winter months can be a particularly treacherous time for those living on the street. Frigid temperatures can cause hypothermia - last year's polar vortex caused at least 21 cold-related deaths across the United States.

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What the heck is a sleeping porch? And why you need one in your dream home

Sleeping under the stars - the idea of it sounds romantic, but when you factor in the mosquitoes and that unexpected morning dew, those feelings can de-escalate quickly. Fortunately for those of us who would prefer to stay far away from poison oak and hungry bears there is an indoor solution: the sleeping porch.

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10 tips on creating a Scandinavian style interior with John Baker

Mjölk - a difficult name to pronounce (with an umlaut and all) but a gem among Toronto design and furniture galleries. Headed by husband and wife duo John Baker and Juli Daoust, Mjölk features designers from Scandinavia and Japan. The couple live with their two children above the shop, in a century-old heritage building in The Junction.

Vice
03/19/2013
I Got Arrested at an Anti-Police Brutality Protest in Montreal

It was 4 o'clock on Friday when my phone rang. I had just returned from the gym and my hair was a disgusting, sweaty mess. "Hello?" It was Ben, my co-worker from the VICE office in Montreal. "We've got to get down to the protest! It's going to be crazy, like super violent and shit!"

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03/11/2013
Montreal en Lumière... on Acid!

Montreal en Lumière is an eleven day festival that takes place during the absolute shittiest time of the year, late February to early March, when just about every Quebecer is fed up with winter and ready for the huge drunken block party that is Montreal summer.

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01/10/2013
Don't Take a Job Dog Sledding Around Greenland if You Like Porn

This puppy loving man was sexless for two years, as he rode a dog sled around Greenland's tundra. If you've been complaining about the Canadian winter, you need to take moment, take a deep breath, and wipe the snow out of your pussy.

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02/11/2013
Putin's Orphans: Now Discontinued in America

Last month, Russian Dictator President Vladimir Putin signed a law banning U.S. adoptions of Russian orphans. True to the eye-for-an-eye political behavior that these rivaling countries have long presented, the law was passed in retaliation to the U.S. Magnitsky Act, intended to punish Russian diplomats involved in the extremely sketchy death of young lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky.

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04/15/2013
Is Oprah Supporting the Harvest of Baby Foreskin?

Last week I hung out with a friendly group of pro-foreskin advocates protesting outside Oprah Winfrey's appearance at the Bell Centre in downtown Montreal. The gathering was organized by Circumcision Resources Montreal, who denounce Oprah's endorsement of SkinMedica face creams, which she uses to combat pesky wrinkles.

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02/20/2013
We Spoke to Winnipeg's Only Relevant Fashion Blogger

Winnipeg is most commonly known for its sub-arctic winter temperatures and cultural nothingness. Andrew Chipman, author of the fashion blog, Pull Teeth, is hoping to change that. His high-fashion-cheap-thrills M.O. has surprisingly made him a standout among Canadian bloggers, and in turn, has slightly modified the reputation of Winnipeg as being kinda crappy and very cold.

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03/01/2013
I Went to a Dog's Funeral

R.I.P. Thor I was on vacation last week, so I went home to New Hampshire for a few days to see my parents. My dad is in a networking group where everyone wakes up at an ungodly hour once a week to schmooze and eat donuts.

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