Alex Beach

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Hardscaping 101: Rain Gutters

Often little noticed, rain gutters occupy a prominent place on many homes. They’re frequently perched at the edge of a slanted roof where they are …

This Million-Dollar Home Is All About the Outdoor Space

Here's proof that gardens and patio spaces are the ultimate luxury.<p>When looking at luxury real estate, you can't help but notice that the features can get a bit creative. Indoor/outdoor pools. A roof that doubles as a sledding ramp. A tub with speakers that broadcast the news through the bathwater. …

Outdoor Spaces

Customizable Industrial Style Faucet Design from Watermark

Faucet design is not only trendy, it’s something shaping quality, timeless pieces. Even if we’re only talking about faucets, plumbing has never …

Bespoke Kitchen with Modern Luxury and Edwardian Charm

Talk of the modern kitchen, and flashy images of sleek contemporary surfaces, elegant kitchen islands and slim floating shelves and glassy cabinets …

Kitchens

Urban Algae Canopy Produces a Forest’s Worth of Oxygen Daily

[ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Cities & Urbanism. ]Generating as much oxygen per day as 400,000 square feet of natural woodland, the Urban Algae …

Polished Brass: Outdoor Hardware and Fittings from Replicata

In California water is so precious that I’m considering getting a really fine outdoor faucet to remind myself of its value every time I’m tempted to …

1916 Brick Boiler Room Revamped into a Tiny Guest Apartment

We have seen plenty of tiny houses before that make use of spaces that are as small as even 20 square meters. But it is not very often that you come …

Interior Design

Solar-powered grill cooks your food no matter the weather

However much you may like grilling food on a warm day, you probably don't like dealing with gas tanks or other typical grill hassles... and most solar cookers won't help much if it's overcast outside. The upcoming GoSun Grill might be a smarter way to handle those backyard shindigs, however. It can …

Tesla’s $3,000 Powerwall Will Let Households Run Entirely On Solar Energy

You almost certainly associate Tesla with cars — very cool cars — but the company has an even grander vision beyond that. Today, CEO and founder Elon Musk unveiled ‘Tesla Energy’ — a new business arm that is focused on ending our dependence on grid power and switching instead to solar energy.<p>The …

Tesla

11 Times Old Furniture Gained New Life

Step Inside This Dreamy Sun-Filled Painted Lady

Victorian tradition + modern updates = a serious jaw-dropper.<p>When it comes to interior design, we're quite fickle in our tastes. Shabby-chic cabins, modern farmhouses, and even midcentury style all make us swoon. So when we spied this extra special Victorian home on Curbed, we wondered if we'd …

Downton Abbey

15 Storage Ideas to Steal from High-End Kitchen Systems

We scoured our favorite high-end fitted kitchen makers (from Boffi to Bulthaup to Henrybuilt) for ideals to steal at home.<p>Finally, get more ideas on …

At Home with Eco Garden Entrepreneur Joost Bakker

Born in the Netherlands and transplanted to Australia at age 9, Joost Bakker–the son and grandson of tulip farmers–earns a living as a florist, …

Beautiful 3D Renders Show Internal Apple Watch Components In Detail

The Apple Watch has already managed to make quite a splash in the wearable market, and that’s before consumers even have it in on their wrists. With …

50 of the Most Stunning Historic Homes for Sale Across America

The U.S. has a lot to offer old-house lovers.<p>A railroad depot-turned-home, a farmhouse with its own vineyard, a quaint log cabin — the U.S. has a lot to offer old-house lovers.

Real Estate

Analyst: Apple Watch will become Apple's 'most profitable product ever'

What we know is that the first run of the Apple Watch had reportedly sold out within hours, and that there are shipping delays with watches being ordered now.<p>Those delays, referenced by Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts in a memo to employees last week, could be evidence of unplanned problems with …

YouTube Is Experimenting With Ultra High Def, Ultra Smooth Video Playback — Here Are The Examples

Just a few months back, YouTube bumped up the quality of the videos it hosts by allowing for gorgeous, 60 FPS video playback.<p>Now they’re cranking things up to an almost absurd level. 60 FPS video, on YouTube… at <i>4K</i>.<p>The catch? It’s just something of an experiment, for now, and is limited to a <i>reaaally</i> …

videoplayback

This Nanotech Bottle Instantly Purifies Dirty Water

Dirty water goes in, clean water comes out. No waiting required.<p>Dip this new nanotech water bottle into a polluted river in India, or the sludge-filled Gowanus Canal in New York, and you can immediately start drinking. Nano-scale holes in the bottle’s filter let clean water through, while trapping …

8 Luxury Bedrooms In Detail

• 1 |<br>• Designer: Mauritz Snyman<p>The first bedroom here, designed by Mauritz Snyman, uses soft and soothing grays and silvers to create a sparkling, …

Interior Design

5 ways to make money with your phone

You don't like to think about it, but between the up-front cost and the monthly contract payments, your phone costs you a fair bit of money. What you might not realize is that it can make you money, too.<p>You won’t get rich, but you can pay for a few trips to Starbucks. Here’s how to get started.<p><b>1.</b> …

Rok Hand-powered Espresso Machine

The perfect cup of espresso is hard to replicate at home unless you want to plonk down several hundred (or thousand) dollars. And that’s exactly why …

9 Ways to Create Curb Appeal with Flowering Vines and Climbers

Short of standing in front of the house with a plate of chocolate chip cookies fresh from the oven, there is no more welcoming way to greet visitors …

Landscaping

Tools That Change the Way We Design & Build: The Festool Domino

<i>For our Tech-Tacular Design & Technology special, we sought out game-changing power tools: Ones of such unique utility and intelligent design that</i> …

Woodworking

Tools That Change the Way We Design & Build: Jory Brigham on the Festool Domino's In-Shop Impact

In our Introduction to the Festool Domino piece, we discussed the tool's design and listed some examples of the public response to it. But in this …

New 5-Mile-Around Hyperloop Test Track Will Cost $100 Million

Going nowhere fast<p>Two years ago, Elon Musk had an idea. What if, instead of traveling by road, rail, air, or boat, we all travelled in giant tubes that could move pods of people at up to 800 miles per hour? He called the idea the Hyperloop and released his idea to the world hoping that someone else …

G-Technology announces high-performance twin-drive RAID storage geared to video work

G-Technology has announced a new high-performance external G-RAID twin-drive storage system aimed at video professionals. Available in 8TB, 12TB and 16TB versions, the G-RAID with Thunderbolt 2 and USB 3.0 delivers transfer rates of up to 440MB/s, enough to handle multi-stream HD, 2K and compressed …

13 Castles You Could Buy Right Now... If You're Very, Very Rich

Real Estate

Yahoo!

Sorry, the page you requested was not found.<p>Please check the URL for proper spelling and capitalization. If you're having trouble locating a destination on Yahoo!, try visiting the <b>Yahoo! home page</b> or look through a list of <b>Yahoo!'s online services</b>. Also, you may find what you're looking for if you …

How I Built a Custom Desk and Wire-Free Workspace for My Photo Editing

For years I’ve struggled with my workspace, I’ve had loads of different ones, from small ones in the corner of the living room in my old apartment to …

Woodworking

Star

Arrowverse, 'Agents of SHIELD', and More Comic Book TV Nominated for Teen Choice Awards<p>Teen Choice Awards 12 minutes ago<p>Teen Choice Awards<p>Fans Have …