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Gray in Interior Design: Still Going Strong

It will come as no surprise to anyone who’s had internet access and even a passing interest in interior design or décor over the past few years that …

Interior Design

4 Kitchen Design Ideas Photos

When embarking on any design project in your home, the overwhelming cloud of “where do I begin” can loom large. Even if you have pulled together a succinct moodboard, actually navigating the endless world of decor can lead you on time-consuming tangents often resulting in a mix of pieces that …

New York City

Durable Soapstone Countertops a Versatile Design Option

Stone is one of the most popular kitchen surfaces and among all the options, soapstone countertops may be the most durable and generally care-free. …

Nest working on less expensive thermostat, home security systems

Anyone who has shopped for a smart thermostat or smart home security systems knows they are not cheap. This often forces consumers to make some …

Smart locks 101: pros and cons to know

How practical are they, really?<p>Smart locks have become some of the most popular home tech products in the United States, along with other connected devices like security systems and home-access controls. NextMarket Research predicts that the smart lock market alone will grow to a worldwide value of …

Smart Homes

The Times Group

SMART LIGHTS<p>Besides creating an ambience and highlight ing home décor, the right kind of lighting helps you relax and aids in overall wellbeing.But …

WeberHaus pre-fab homes to feature HomeKit control

Apple's been tackling HomeKit saturation on two fronts: product integration and home construction. As more and more HomeKit-enabled accessories hit …

Home Automation

Latch shows off its new Latch R Series, a smart access system for the modern home

The inside of your home is getting smarter, so shouldn’t the exterior be getting the same treatment? At the very least, your modern home should have …

Home Automation

What to consider when building a DIY home security system

If you have pets, motion sensor might be a no-go for you. Those sensors need 6 feet of clearance, so they're usually placed roughly 7 feet from the …

Home Automation

Would you pay more for an Apple HomeKit-equipped home? [Poll]

Now that Apple’s HomeKit has matured and there is a growing ecosystem of Siri-controlled products that support the platform, it’s finally looking like a good time to seriously consider investing in home automation accessories. And now it’s an option for new home buyers too, with at least two …

How to add your existing lights and fans to your HomeKit-enabled home

Coincidentally, I'd just been thinking about how to solve this exact problem in my own home. Some of my fan-light combo fixtures are wired separately …

Home Automation

iRobot Roomba 880 Robot Vacuum

This fits your .<p>to make sure this fits.<p>iAdapt Multi-Room Navigation uses a full suite of sensors to navigate and adapt to your changing home<p>Room to …

5.1 Channel Home Theater Satellite Speakers & Subwoofer - Black

80 dollars? Unreal!<p>Let's pretend I didn't spend 80 dollars on a 5.1 surround sound system. Ok?<p>I ordered on a Saturday and they shipped via UPS on …

Audiophile

Nest Learning Thermostat, Easy Temperature Control for Every Room in Your House, Stainless Steel (Third Generation), Works with Alexa

This fits your .<p>to make sure this fits.<p>Works with Alexa for voice control (Alexa device sold separately).<p>SAVE ENERGY WITH NEST: Nest introduces the …

Leroy Street Studio Crafts an Ultramodern Home in the Hamptons

On a spectacular site in East Hampton, the architecture firm crafts a house that puts an innovative spin on local design traditions<p><i>This article originally appeared in the June 2012 issue of Architectural Digest.</i><p>Building a large and ultramodern house in the Hamptons—without overwhelming the …

How One Heritage Brand Is Being Revived by a New Generation

Kreiss, the furniture company synonymous with relaxed luxury, enters the next phase of California cool<p>Before neutral palettes, natural materials, and sleek shapes became ubiquitous in contemporary design, there was Los Angeles furniture brand Kreiss, which coined the casual-chic look. In its …

Paul McCartney

Thomas Jayne Revamps a Historic Philadelphia Home Into an Art-Filled Marvel

On Philadelphia’s Main Line, a couple enlist the designer to transform their house into a showcase for a singular trove of postwar art<p><i>This article originally appeared in the August 2012 issue of Architectural Digest.</i><p>When a Philadelphia couple bought a historic house on a verdant winding road on the …

Living Rooms

Stair of the week is a spectacular spiral

We have written: "Making good stairs is an important part of green design; you want people to use them instead of elevators in bigger buildings, and …

Samsung Airs Second Apple-Like Design Video for the Galaxy S6 Edge [Watch]

Samsung has aired a second Apple-like design video for the Galaxy S6. The new ad follows one posted last week that was remarkably similar to Apple's …

Galaxy S6 Edge Vs. iPhone 6 Plus Review - Apple's Past Broken By Samsung's Futuristic Vision

Following on from my comparison review of the iPhone 6 and the BlackBerry Classic, it is time for another unequal comparison and review. While there is a lot of merit in a direct head-to-head of similar handsets (and I’ll refer you to Gordon Kelly’s Apple iPhone 6 vs Samsung’s Galaxy S6 piece) it’s …

How-to make your Samsung Galaxy S6 instantly WATERPROOF

When Samsung updated its new flagship smartphones – the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge – one key feature form the previous generation was dropped: a …

Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 Edge bugs pile up

Memory bugs aren't the only issues plaguing Samsung's flagship smartphones. There are plenty of other fixes that need to make their way to the …

Samsung Gear VR now available for Galaxy S6, S6 Edge

While the first version of Samsung’s Gear VR headset was released last year, it was only compatible with the company’s Galaxy Note 4 smartphone, …