Alice Ko

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Automated furniture app transforms tiny apartments into mini mansions

Most people don't live in tiny <i>Fifth Element</i> style apartments. But since some of the most popular cities are beginning to feel the squeeze, an idea …

The Globe and Mail Guide to Online Advisers

In a financial industry dominated by six big banks, we have to nurture the newcomers to help them grow and thrive as an alternative.<p>That's the rationale behind The Globe and Mail Guide to Online Advisers, which are also known as robo-advisers. These firms started appearing a little more than a year …

Articles about 6 modern houses portland on Dwell.com - Dwell

In Portland, Oregon, a designer creates an open, environmentally sensitive house for a client on a 5,000-square-foot lot.<p>Seaside or lakeside, waterfront houses evoke a sense of peace. Here are 6 of our favorites.<p>The right workspace can transform your creative life. Dwell puts six desks to the …

A Recipe for Grilled Skirt Steak With Romesco and Zucchini Salad

Chefs Jeremiah Stone and Fabian von Hauske, of New York’s Contra and Wildair restaurants, give a carefree, summery recipe a flavorful twist<p>By<p>Kitty Greenwald<p><b>IN A NARROW</b> storefront on a quiet block in lower Manhattan, Jeremiah Stone and Fabian von Hauske have spent a little over a year and a half …

quick zucchini sauté

My favorite side dish takes five minutes to make. It has only three steps. No garlic or shallots get minced, nothing gets topped with butter, and …

potato and broccolini frittata

I don’t mean to undersell this, but this is just a frittata. It’s not going to help decimate your weekend’s apple haul, it’s not to going to solve …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

the ‘i want chocolate cake’ cake

About six weeks ago, around 9 p.m. on a day I had consumed mostly air and maybe a slice of toast because I couldn’t for the life of me imagine how …

everyday chocolate cake

Heat your oven to 325°F. Butter and lightly flour a standard loaf pan (shown in a 9″x5″, but not so full in it that you couldn’t use an 8″x4″ or …

crispy chewy chocolate chip cookies

Preheat the oven to 325°F (165°C). Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.<p>Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside. In a …

oven-braised beef with tomatoes and garlic

I realize that if you’re scouring the internet this week looking for something romantic to cook for that little Hallmark holiday this weekend, the …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

In the Kitchen with Skye Gyngell, London’s Chef du Jour

Last month London-based chef Skye Gyngell opened her highly anticipated restaurant Spring to instant acclaim (we dropped in a couple of weeks ago for …

The Airbnb Experiment: 42 Guests, 1 Police Visit, and $19,000

<i>This article is Part 3 of The Airbnb Series. Before you read this, check out Part 1 and Part 2, and when you’re done, visit Part 4.</i><p>_______<br>Well, it’s …

Tag: Bedrooms

A Garage Converted into a Compact Guest Cottage, Courtesy of Mark Lewis<p>by Margot Guralnick<p>The Perfect English Townhouse, Courtesy of a UK Design …

Expert Advice: 10 Tips for Transforming a Rental Bath

The challenges of the bathroom in my family’s rented house in Northern California ran the gamut from fusty glass lampshades and a heavy wrought-iron …

Home

7 Favorites: Under-the-Bench Kitchen Storage

Searching for more shelf and drawer space in your kitchen? The answer may be right at your feet. We’ve tracked down 10 kitchens that ingeniously …

11 Scandi Kitchen Essentials, High to Low

Outfit your kitchen like a Scandi with well-made, useful, low-key essentials. Here are 11 that we swear by.<p>Above: Designed by Bent Georg Jensen, the …

Object Lessons: The Hardware Store Porcelain Light Socket

The porcelain light socket, once the hallmark of the New York City tenement apartment, has come to represent the essence of timeless and affordable …

Five ways to go from negative thinking to positive results

Whether or not you want to believe it, a powerful force is at work in your life. It's called the Law of Attraction, and it's attracting people, opportunities, situations and relationships. Unfortunately not all of them are good.<p>Before you stop reading this and dismiss it as some New Age "woo woo" …

Rehab Diary: Storage in Unexpected Places, Home Office Edition

My husband and I designed our home office in our small London townhouse for two people–I would be the permanent fixture and another member of the …

5 Favorites: Longevity-Promoting Standing Desks

Ever since we heard the bummer stats about the dangers of sitting and working (really? we’re 40 percent more likely to die in the next three years by …

Furniture

Birthdays on a budget: How to cut the cost of kids’ parties

When Camila Slusarczyk’s daughter turned one, the Vancouver mom threw a birthday party that would have impressed Juliette Binoche. The rented venue …

Tag: DIY

DIY: How to Make the Simple Cooling Cloths from The Lost Kitchen in Freedom, Maine<p>by Annie Quigley<p>The Lost Kitchen: A Glimpse Inside Maine’s Most …

Remodeling 101: White Tile Pattern Glossary

Simple, unpretentious, and cost-effective, white ceramic tile is the white T-shirt of the kitchen. It’s often called subway tile, because it was …

Hoof around historic downtown L.A. – and see what’s new

Hadani Ditmars for The Globe and Mail<p>DTLA renaissance<p>Downtown L.A. boasts an idiosyncratic weave of mom-and-pop-style retail and gleaming office towers.<p>Hadani Ditmars for The Globe and Mail<p>Historic core<p>Clifton’s Cafeteria, where both Walt Disney and U.S. author Charles Bukowski used to dine in …

Can this young Toronto family really afford a house?

I really want to tell this couple it's okay to buy a house.<p>Let's call them Grace and Jim, both 35 years old. They live at Jim's parents' place in Toronto with two kids, aged 2 and five months, and they have differing views on buying a home. Jim, a self-employed musician who describes himself as …

The house of your dreams in two months? It’s possible, says builder

As the man who would disrupt the home building industry, Marc A. Bovet asks a lot of whys – and more pointedly, why not?<p>The founder and president of Bone Structure, a Laval, Quebec-based company with a patented construction system for assembling houses as quickly and easily as snapping together …