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 …

Opal to $499

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It may be winter, but that doesn’t mean you have to be left out in the cold! It’s your last chance to get Opal at the pre-order price of $449. Most nugget ice makers START at around $2000 and are …

Bourbon Barrel Project

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Perhaps the best day of 2016 was when we received a delivery of bourbon barrels to our dock at FirstBuild. After everyone got a chance to check out the barrels, and yes, take a sniff or two, we thought…”what are …

Fridge Drink Shelf

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Beau Muniz has been working on a really cool drink holder that can be inserted in your fridge to add some versatility to your storage situation. You can store your egg nog, or the wine for your Christmas dinner, in …

Community Spotlight: Bike Tread Art

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  FirstBuild community member, and Associate Professor of Photography/Fine Art at the University of Louisville, Mary Carothers, recently made it out to the Outer Hebrides islands off the northwest coast of Scotland. She had been working on a bike tread art project …