Ben Brewer

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House Tour: Farmhouse Meets Urban Loft In An 'Agrihood' Outside Washington, DC

Architect Piet Boon and designer Jennifer Schmidt draw inspiration from a traditional farmhouse, deconstructing the home to highlight clean lines, simple geometries, and sweeping 12-foot ceilings.<p>Conventional wisdom says to start small, but designer Jennifer Schmidt says that when it comes to …

The Best Backpacking Electronics of 2018

These smart gadgets help you make the most of your hike without keeping you too connected.<b>goTenna</b> <b>Mesh</b><b>Our take</b> No cell reception, no data plan, no …

This Study of 300,000 Leaders Revealed the Top 10 Traits for Success

According to leadership development consultants Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman, these are the skills that leaders need to succeed.<p>Leadership was once called by historian James MacGregor Burns "one of the most observed and least understood phenomena on earth." Given the results of some recent …

The psychological design tricks websites use to keep you hooked

This is mind control by design.<p>For years, companies have been using questionable user-interface design tactics to steer your behavior online. Broadly known as “dark UX,” these subtle interventions—colors of buttons, size of fonts, the layout of a page—manipulate users to do things they didn’t …

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4 Interior Design Optical Illusions That Change the Way You See Your Space

If there’s one goal of interior design, it’s to make the most out of your interiors. Sometimes, the space you’re working with is ideally set up and …

You Have to See How a Coat of Paint Transformed This Kitchen

(Image credit: Hannah Puechmarin)<p>Emma and Matt bought a home in Ipswich, Australia for its old-world character and its affordability. But you know …

Target's Stunning New Home Line Looks Designer (for Half the Price)

As if we could love Target more than we already do, the retailer's new home line, Project 62, is what budget-friendly décor dreams are made of. …

Bright and Breezy: Modern Seattle Home with Dashing Mid-Century Accents

Giving an old home in <b>Madrona</b> a cheerful, light-infused and modern revamp Heidi Caillier Design altered the ambiance and the style of this charming …

20 Ways to Add a Gorgeous Black Vanity to Your Bathroom

As with any other room of your home, designing a stylish and eye-catching bathroom requires careful planning and attention to the tint details that …

How to Inch Your Way to a Pattern-Filled Home

Nothing livens up a room quite like a little (or a big) dose of pattern. But adding pattern to an existing space can be a little intimidating. That's …

Before & After: A Gorgeous Gray Warms Up a Bland Dining Room

Jo's dining room caught our eye before we even knew what the space had looked like before she got her hands on it. Now we're even more in love with …

10 of the hottest home and interior design trends for AW18

<b>It’s that time of year where the shiny new trends for autumn and winter appear,</b> <b>so we’ve compiled our top 10 for you to peruse before the temperature</b> …

Before and after: from poky kitchen to extraordinary extension

Fed up with their cramped kitchen but unwilling to leave an area they love, the owners decided to knock through and extend their kitchen<p>The owners …

The Dinesen Family House: A Historic Renovation for Danish Design Royalty

Thomas Dinesen doesn’t shy from tradition. He’s the fourth-generation owner of Dinesen, a Danish company that has been specializing in custom wood …

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Apple will let you upgrade important parts in its new 21.5-inch iMac, and that's a huge deal

Allowing users to upgrade the new iMac is a big shift in Apple's normally closed-off mentality about its computers.<p>Apple had actually removed the ability to upgrade the 21.5-inch iMac's RAM and CPU in 2013, which wasn't a popular move, despite the fact that iMacs continued to be popular computers. …

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23 amazing free Google web fonts

Looking to start your next digital project? Be it a website, app or other screen-based venture, there’s an abundance of high-quality and (best of …

Houses: 13 houses with gorgeous front entry paths

Who has never stopped the car to look at a house? Or admire houses that you pass by daily and think that you would like to have that for yourself one …

What’s new in watchOS 4? Hands-on with 50+ features and changes [Video]

As we did with the beta release of iOS 11, we’ve taken some time to walk through many of the new features and changes found in watchOS 4. While the Apple Watch software isn’t busting at the seams with new features like iOS 11, there are still quite a few new goodies and changes to be found. In this …

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Graphic Design: Awesome Variations of W Monogram

How many times can you explore the variations of a letter for a logo or symbol? Julien Perraudin has been exploring that with some awesome results. …

This Rustic/Traditional Kitchen is the Best of Both Worlds

What's your style? Maybe you're someone who has trouble encapsulating that in just a few words. You know what you like when you see it, but the …

Bolinas home puts surrounding nature on display

Location always reigns supreme in real estate, and Jon DiRienzo of Paragon Real Esate Group isn’t shy about touting 116 Olema Bolinas Road’s setting.<p>“It’s on a verdant acre of land that quietly merges with the unspoiled beauty of Bolinas Lagoon,” he said. “Located in the Banana Belt, the land is …

10 Kickass Modern Chandeliers for Under $200

Finding beautiful, modern chandeliers isn't particularly hard — but finding a beautiful, modern chandelier at a reasonable price point, now that's a …

Beachwood Canyon midcentury modern with bohemian feel asking $1.399M

Midcentury mixed with some earthy touches<p>This three-bedroom house at the eastern edge of Beachwood Canyon was built around 1961, and as can be seen from the outside, it has some of the hallmarks associated with the era, especially its walls of glass.<p>Inside, there is a groovy, earthy bohemian feel. …

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How to Get the Scandinavian Aesthetic in Your Living Room

Via Coco Lapine Design I will never get tired of the Scandinavian aesthetic! So fresh and so clean clean (sorry, had to do it!) I absolutely love a …

Renovated midcentury in North Carolina asks $975K

A good example of a gut renovation gone well<p><i>Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the</i> <i>tipline</i> <i>and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got.</i><p><b>Location:</b> Raleigh, North Carolina<p><b>Price:</b> $975,000<p>It’s a great day to be a …

Concrete, Blockwork and a Love for the Landscape Shape Bare House

After years of pondering over the best way in which they can design their own home, Jacobs-Yaniv Architects settled on an inviting, open and elegant …

16 OTHER Online Stores You Definitely Want to Know About

Oftentimes, I lie awake at night, wondering about all the online home decor stores I might be missing out on for lack of knowing (kidding, I sleep …

Home extension ideas: 10 looks to inspire your renovation

Ideas courtesy of Victorian terrace houses in London<p>English terraced houses, defined as side properties that connect to each other in a row, were first constructed in the 17th century, then gained even more popularity in the 19th century as high-density housing for the working class.<p>Of course, …

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5 Fabulous Fireplace Face-Lifts That Won't Burn Through Your Wallet

Whether or not there's a crackling fire within, a fireplace is an eye-catching feature in a home—or at least, it can be. If yours appears a little …