Brandon Hancock

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Mastering Interior Minimalism

A great mind once told me that making an effort to have less than 100 things visible in your home at any time would not only declutter your aesthetic …

How A 28-Year-Old Who Retired With A $2 Million Net Worth Is Investing In 2017

In 2016, JP Livingston celebrated her 28th birthday. She also retired. Last month, I spoke with her about how she was able to retire, despite the fact that she only graduated from college about seven years ago. JP (a pen name she goes by on her blog, TheMoneyHabit.org) was able to retire because of …

Retirement

Two Silicon Valley Vets Master the Smart Home Without Going Full “Jetsons”

A freshly blackened veneer is the face of a San Francisco tract house’s Cloud-based reinvention.<p>Climbing the southwest corner of San Francisco’s Noe Valley ends anticlimactically in a row of stick-frame houses, built by a single developer in the early 1970s. The block leaves a lot to be desired …

Silicon Valley

Before & After - A Brooklyn Row House Transformation

Office of Architecture have sent us some before and after images of a renovation and addition they have designed for a row house in Brooklyn, New …

Seattle Lofts Mixes Materials for a Stunning Transformation

SHED Architecture & Design recently completely a custom renovation of this Seattle loft located in Capitol Hill. The 1,702-square-foot space is owned …

10 Floor Lamps to Brighten Your Home

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The Best Houseplants You (Probably) Won’t Kill

When it comes to indoor plants, men don’t have a reputation for green thumbs. But plant life is important: it can improve your home’s decor and feng …

Plants

You can now make your own Android-powered smart mirror, source code available on GitHub

Earlier this year, Googler Max Braun created a bathroom mirror that essentially displays Google Now cards and other useful ambient information. In a post, he detailed the basic hardware setup and the Android and third-party APIs behind it. Now, Smart Mirror is an Android Experiment with the source …

How to Learn Advanced Mathematics Without Heading to University - Part 1

I am often asked in emails how to go about learning the necessary mathematics for getting a job in quantitative finance or data science if it isn't …

Deals of Note: March 9, 2016

<i>Deals of Note is a new content series that curates great deals and discounts on noteworthy products. We’ll list our favorite products currently</i> …

The 13 Best Office Chairs of 2017

<b>UPDATED FOR 2017</b><br>Not all desk chairs are created equal. These are the best out there for 2017. In this roundup, you’ll find updated reviews of these …

18 Tools That World-Class Chefs Can’t Cook Without

Home chefs often make the mistake of filling their kitchens with the latest tech gadgets and “As Seen on TV” offerings. In reality, all that’s needed …

How Forced Induction Works

Time for some heavy breathing.

The 20 Best Pairs of Denim Jeans You Can Buy in 2017

In 1853, Levi Strauss was repairing pants in Gold Rush-era San Francisco and found that reinforcing points of strain (such as pockets) with rivets …

Clothing

The World’s Best-Looking Cars and the Houses that Designed Them

Italian design — with all its passion and soul — is so often fetishized in the automotive world that it has become a cliché (<i>see</i>: passion and soul). …

5 Best Musk Fragrances for Fall and Winter

Natural musk is one of the oldest perfume agents in the world. Harvested from a gland of the male musk deer, it was prized for its complex and …

Photograph: Sotheby's International Realty<p>With apologies to Plato, but how about a plaque that says ‘Let no one untrained in calculus enter here’?<p>84<p>http://media.guim.co.uk/acf8c874976d4dfde8aaaf4f586b88fb01d38b37/0_0_4242_2545/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: Sotheby's International Realty<p>Ahead of the curve: …

Mathematics

For architects, black is the new black

When did houses turn black?<p>Look carefully around a major city and you’ll see them: old homes that have acquired black windows and even full black coats of paint. Thoughtful architects are building new houses that are all black.<p>It’s strange to see the places we live wearing dark clothing; in …

28 Days of Eating Right

The fat loaf of supposedly healthy whole grain bread is staring at me like a baked temptress, calling out for the soft grass-fed butter to join her …

Minimalist or Not, Camping Light Is Worth the Effort

Any adventurer who has ever watched an episode of <i>Man vs. Wild</i> has romanticized him or herself in a survival situation, where their primitive skills …

Farther, Faster: A Primer on Ultralight Backpacking

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> This primer is the first in a series profiling the best backpacking gear and training for your summer and fall adventures. Stay tuned …

High Pressure: Cooking Sous Vide with a Master

The enormous teaching kitchen at the International Culinary Center (formerly the French Culinary Institute) is empty but for two immersion …

Why Athleisure Is the Best Trend (with the Worst Name)

“I very much hate the term ‘athleisure’,” said Tyler Haney, founder of Outdoor Voices, an activewear clothing brand that describes its audience as …

7 Design-Minded Vinyl Storage Solutions

The record cabinet was a staple of a music fan’s home during vinyl’s heyday. The good ones were built like fine pieces of furniture, befitting of …

A Rakish Man’s Back-to-Medical School Shopping List

Summer’s just about over, and if you’re a med student, the hospital doors are beginning to appear on the horizon. You’re bracing yourself for …

The Best Camp Gear You Can Fit on a Bike

Leaving the urban sprawl and confines of pavement in your mirrors and seeking out undiscovered country to call your own: adventure riding fosters the …

Today in Gear: August 21, 2015

<i>Mercedes’ latest coupe, Stone Brewing’s new Thunderstruck IPA, a do-it-all cycling computer and more.</i><p>On the Radar<p>Reveals, New Launches and Gear<p>Stone …

4 Ways to Cuff Your Pant Legs

Cuffing your pant legs can bring style to almost any casual outfit and can perfectly accent your kicks. But there’s method to a cuff, and it starts …

Sewing