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The Rowan, Palm Springs, USA

With 11 new or upcoming properties in the works, The Kimpton hotel group continues to expand at an astonishing rate. It's newest opening is just one more example of its talent for sniffing out prime locations in happening neighbourhoods. Against a muscular backdrop of the San Jacinto mountains and …


Curvy Furniture Is The Next Big Design Trend

Furniture in fluid shapes, including a light lavender sofa and glass-topped table, give this traditional home gallery a contemporary …


Ways to Lower Your Bathroom Remodel Cost

Bathrooms today are more than just a functional space. They’re the room that we often retreat to for self-pampering or a spa-like experience. If …

Home Improvement

The WyzeCam gets a smarter sequel that still costs only $20

That the $20 WyzeCam worked as well as it did is still kind of a surprise. It's no wonder then that the Amazon alums who created it have been working on a sequel: the WyzeCam v2. It'll still cost $20 when it starts shipping at the end of February, but don't let yourself be fooled by its …

Gear & Gadgets

How to Wire a Light

Trying to wire a light in your home can be intimidating. After all, wiring involves electricity, and electricity can be dangerous. However, by taking …


Young Architects Win First Prize for Museum of Forest Finn Culture in Norway

An international team of young architects based in Copenhagen have won first prize for their proposal ‘Finnskogens Hus’ in a competition for a new …


Everything You Need to Know About the Two-Toned Kitchen Cabinet Trend

Kitchens have always been at the forefront of interior design trends and for good reason. For most of us, the kitchen is one of the most used rooms …

Home Decorating

6 Integrated Appliances Sure to Make Your Kitchen Super Sleek

If your M.O. is making your kitchen more compact and streamlined, then look no further than these clean-lined options.<p>Bosch Dishwashers


Good News: Soft Colors Are On Trend in 2018

The South is hardly shy about color, but right now, it’s making a statement by using hushed palettes. The shades being selected today whisper rather …

Home Decorating

Moisture Management With Drywall

Bathrooms are one of the areas most susceptible to moisture damage, which can lead to unsightly finishes, costly repairs or dangerous health …

Home Improvement

What to Know About Kitchen and Bath Trends in 2018

AD PRO catches up with NKBA CEO Bill Darcy<p>From finishes to fixtures to new technology and lighting regulations, it can be hard to keep track of everything that's going on in the kitchen and bath world. For Bill Darcy, CEO of the National Kitchen and Bath Association, (NKBA) the nonprofit entity …

U.S. Department of Commerce

'The training stays with you': the elite Mexican soldiers recruited by cartels

Last year, Mexico’s murder rate reached the highest level on record – and years of military defections are fueling the violence<p>Delfino was handpicked twice. At 18, he was chosen by the Mexican army to join its elite unit, the airborne special forces group known by its Spanish acronym, Gafe, where …


The Minimalist 3D Wooden Maps Currently Crushing It on Kickstarter

There is something incredibly satisfying about 3D maps that make you want to follow the streets and rivers with your fingers, navigating your way …

Crowd Funding

13 Not-White Bedrooms That Still Feel Serene

Here at Apartment Therapy, we're big lovers of color. But we also understand that when it comes to the bedroom, you want to create a space that feels …

Interior Design

Upgrade IKEA Furniture in Seconds with This Simple Hack


Cannabis Stocks Begin To Reflect The Real Industry

When I first began following the publicly-traded cannabis stocks in early 2013, I was most surprised to see how the companies that purported to be serving the industry were actually doing so little in that regard. It was just a handful or two of companies, and none of them actually grew or sold …


Molasses-Gochujang Wings with Alabama White Sauce

Wings:<p>For the molasses-gochujang wing sauce: Combine the gochujang, molasses, soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger, garlic, shallot, salt, pepper and 1/4 …


You’d Never Guess This Japanese-Style Home in Tiburon Is a Kit House

More Japanese minka than Sears Roebuck—and complete with a meditation room—a kit home in the Bay Area provides the right bones for a renovation.<p>When Darla Anderson and Kori Rae came across a property for sale in Tiburon, a secluded town just north of San Francisco, they were enthralled by its …


Nintendo Stock Surges After Surprise Cardboard Accessory Reveal

Nintendo clearly spent 2017 doing more than just basking in the huge success of its Switch console. The company was also preparing to maintain its …

Hong Kong is so expensive that architects are building 100-square-foot 'tube homes' made from concrete water pipes

For the past seven years, Hong Kong has held the title of the world's priciest city for homebuyers, according to the Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey.<p>James Law, a Hong Kong-based architect, thinks his micro-homes could help alleviate the city's housing crisis. But his …

Hong Kong

Ashworth Residence

A serene modern oasis on a small urban lot, the Ashworth House is a renovation and second-story addition over a cottage originally constructed in 1912.


Instantly Make Your Home Healthier With Airmega

Combining cutting-edge smart technology with sleek, modern design, Airmega’s air purifiers promote a healthy home environment without skimping on style.<p>Developed by Coway, a South Korean company known for creating health-minded technologies, The Airmega HEPA air purifier is a smart appliance with …

Smart Homes

Draw Inspiration From These 21st Century Bathroom Designs

The bathroom is one of the most static and traditional spaces in any residence. However, in recent times, this space has gained an identity that …


StudioAC opens up interior of century-old Hilton House in Toronto

Toronto firm StudioAC has gutted a Victorian property in the city to reconfigure the layout and create more spaces for entertaining.<p>The Hilton House, …


House Grace

Located in Toronto’s Little Italy neighbourhood, House Grace is a full renovation and addition to a house from the 1890s creating a connected and light-filled home for a young family with a segregated second suite at the lowest level. Three distinct service pods organize and anchor the kitchen, …


Remodeling 101: How to Care for Marble Countertops

Marble has long been used in European kitchens, even though this gorgeous stone can stain and discolor with use. And despite its reputation as …

Home Improvement

Spring Street Loft

Our renovation of this loft in a Soho cast-iron building followed a fire that ravaged the entire building. The design seeks reorganizes the owner’s daily activities around a spacious live-work area: on one side, the chef’s kitchen; at the opposite end, a media office space.


Tour a New Residential High-Rise That's Uniquely "Chicago"

Landmark West Loop is a love letter to Chicago's West Loop neighborhood.<p>According to Ann Thompson, Senior Vice President of Architecture & Design at Related Midwest, their inspiration primarily stemmed from the West Loop's creative energy. She explains, "We hoped to bring to market the first …


Modern Kitchen Upgrade Ideas From a Danish Design Firm That's Challenging the Kitchen Market

Kitchen remodels can be intimidating, partly because of the myriad of choices and decisions that must be made for both aesthetic and practical reasons—not to mention possible budget restraints.<p><b>"We love great design at a good price, which is our goal for our customers. Ikea is second to none when it</b> …


This dream apartment in Lisbon is loaded with delicate finesse

Portuguese interior architects from <i>SHI Studio,</i> <i>SHEILA MOURA AZEVEDO INTERIOR DESIGN</i> <i></i>have come up with a marvelous interior remodeling job in a downtown …

Interior Design