FirstBuilder Maps Glaciers

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This summer, one of our awesome interns, Amy, was selected for an art fellowship called “The Windgate Fellowship funded by the Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design”. She had the opportunity to spend 10 days in Alaska getting 3D scans …

1B at Bourbon & Beyond

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This past weekend, FirstBuild attended the inaugural Bourbon and Beyond festival in Louisville, KY. The festival featured some of the industry’s best chefs, classics of music scene, and some of the best bourbon Kentucky has to offer. We took the …

Hack the Home 2017 Video Recap

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Hack the Home 2017 At FirstBuild, we recently hosted our third annual mega hackathon. The overall goal was to come up with cool new appliances or improvements to existing appliances. Watch this quick recap of everything that went down at …

Maker Minutes: Making Paella

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Making a delicious paella can be a bit of a daunting task, especially if you’ve never made it before. There are tons of ingredients and even special equipment that you’ll need in order to make it correctly. However, all of …

Bourbon Barrel Cooler

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Bourbon Barrel Cooler ($1299) It’s #NationalBourbonDay, and we’ve got a brand new product here at FirstBuild. We’ve taken real bourbon barrels and turned them into beautiful coolers that are sure to be the hit of your summer barbecue. The bourbon barrel …

Learn About the “Hotel” Winners

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This week, the winners of the “21c/FirstBuild Hotel Room of the Future” challenge were announced! But, who are the people behind the submissions? Get to know the winners of the challenge and learn all about their journeys to becoming challenge …

Hotel Room of the Future – Top 10 Announced

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Community voting for the “Hotel Room of the Future Design Challenge” has concluded, and we have compiled our top 10 entries from the original 39. Entries were graded on three main criteria: guest experience, feasibility, and overall completeness of the …

KY Derby Party Tips

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Can’t make it to the track? Bring the Derby home. It’s easy to bring the Derby to your home. Follow these five easy steps to recreate the most exciting two minutes in sports, from the comfort of your own home. …

1B Drink Recipes: Blood Orange Margarita

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It’s time for another installment in our drink recipe series…#NationalMargaritaDay edition! Ingredients: .5 oz Lime Juice .5 oz Blood Orange Juice 1.5 oz Triple Sec (We used Cointreau) 2 oz Tequila (We used El Jimador) Tsp Agave Nectar Ice (We …

1B Drink Recipes: NY Sour

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The next installment in our FirstBuild Drink Recipe Series is a NY Sour…with a little bit of a Kentucky twist! Ingredients: 2 oz Bourbon (We used Woodford Reserve Bourbon) 1 oz Fresh Lemon Juice 1 oz Simple Syrup 1 oz …