Brian Khoo

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How to clean your Apple AirPods

My Apple AirPods started to lose their bright, white luster recently. A bit of grime and, yes, ear wax began to build up on them. I went hunting for the best way to clean my AirPods ($159 at Amazon.com). Here's what I found. And after cleaning your AirPods, here are 11 more AirPod tips and tricks …

Cleaning

Lens Review: Leica 28mm f1.4 Summilux (M Mount)

<i>I didn’t think I’d fall in love with the Leica 28mm f1.4 Summilux like I did</i><p>The Leica 28mm f1.4 Summilux was offered to me to test after requesting …

Top 10 Predictions For 2018

Time again to take out my crystal ball (or magic eight-ball) and have a little fun predicting what will happen next year. These predictions are in no particular order (and please remember that these are predictions of what I think will happen, not necessarily what I want to happen; click here to …

Mercedes-Benz EQA shows the future of electric Benzes

With a big, happy grille and an all-electric powertrain, the Mercedes-Benz EQA is a preview of what's to come from the company's new EQ brand.

17 Skills That Are Hard to Learn but Will Pay Off Forever

#7: Mind your business<p>The best things in life may be free, but that doesn’t mean they won’t take time, sweat, and perseverance to acquire.<p>That’s …

Self-improvement

10 Bad Habits That Could Be Stopping You From Getting Promoted

Talent alone is rarely enough<p>Too many people think that just being good at your job is enough to get you promoted. They think that talent is enough to make it to the top.<p>But surely, if you are good enough people will put up with some of the bad that comes with the package.<p>We're not all perfect, are …

Self-confidence

The hidden ways that architecture affects how you feel

As more of us flock to urban living, city designers are re-thinking buildings’ influence on our moods in an era of “neuro-architecture”.<p>“We shape our buildings and afterwards our buildings shape us,” mused Winston Churchill in 1943 while considering the repair of the bomb-ravaged House of …

Eichler with double A-frame atrium wants $1.8M

The Sunnyvale home is a showstopper<p>A 1960 Claude Oakland Architects Double A-Frame Atrium model Eichler has just come on the market in the Bay Area, and, apparently (according to the listing, at least) it’s a big deal. But one look at the photos and it’s obvious: The home is a showstopper.<p>The …

How I Transitioned from a Musician to a Photographer

I’d love to give you some philosophical answers on how my photography connects to my music, but I can’t. Truthfully, I invested my time in …

Chapel of Resurrection / Samuel Netocny Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The Chapel of Resurrection is a formulation of answers of a contemporary architecture to the eternal …

Homebuilder offers first Apple HomeKit accessory package for new homebuyers

Homebuilder KB Home today announced that it will be first to offer a new “smart-home package” for homebuyers that will offer houses equipped with Apple HomeKit-enabled smart accessories.<p>The homes, available initially in a couple of developments from KB Home in California, will include HomeKit …

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7 mountains that (almost) anyone can climb | Adventure Sports Network

There is a perception that mountain climbing is a dangerous, difficult endeavor that pushes climbers to the very limits of their physical and mental …

Mountaineering

No, Apple's new AirPods won't give you cancer, experts say

Technology analysts have been calling Apple's decision to eliminate the earphone jack on its new iPhone 7 a risky business move. But some potential users of the new smartphone wonder whether the company is asking them to take on some health risk as well.<p>Unless iPhone 7 users adopt a workaround that …

Top 9 Classic Lenses Every Collector Should Own

Cameras help us capture special moments from different periods of our life. They store memories and personal histories. They take photos of important …

A Church In Chicago Has Been Transformed Into This Family Home

Linc Thelen Design together with Scrafano Architects have transformed a church into a home for a family with three young children, in Chicago, …

Dining Rooms

Here's the secret way to hide the iPhone apps that Apple won't let you delete

Apple includes 30 applications with the iPhone and none of them can be deleted. Many iPhone owners have resorted to creating an "Apple" folder that contains un-used and un-removeable apps.<p>Apple CEO Tim Cook, has vaguely hinted that the company may be working on a way to remove the default apps that …

Seaside Home Uses Japanese Design to Foster Grandiose Space from 538 Square Feet

Nestled within the treetops on the New Zealand coastline sits the <i>Island Bay House</i>, a small dwelling that features incredible interior beauty beyond its unassuming corrugated metal exterior. Andrew Simpson of WireDog Architecture designed the structure using Japanese-inspired principles, which gives …

vector architects casts seashore library at water's edge, china

<b>vector architects casts seashore library at water’s edge</b><br>image © su shengliang<br>all images courtesy of vector architects<p><b>chinese firm vector architects</b> …

World's First Firefly-Themed Park is an Illumination Celebration

China's firefly-themed park is one to add to your bucket list if you're consistently captivated by these glowing insects and the way they magically illuminate their habitat. Since May 30th, the city of Wuhan has been hosting 10,000 fireflies for those who love their wondrous illumination. The …

The FDA just placed a recommended limit on daily sugar intake — here are 9 science 'facts' about sugar that are completely false

On Tuesday, the FDA announced that American should not consume more than 50 grams of sugar. That's about the amount of sugar in a can — not a bottle - of soda.<p>Americans love their sugar: in addition to enjoying foods that contain natural sugars, we also add sugar to a lot of products, like bread, …

Articles about row 25th affordable housing development houston on Dwell.com - Dwell

By taking advantage of economies of scale, a Houston native and a pair of mod-minded developers team up to create nine affordable...<p>Spanish rug and textile designer Nani Marquina, whose idyllic Ibiza weekend house we featured in Dwell's July/August 2012...<p>Inside the shell of the Oyster House …

BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage

Following last week’s preview, BMW has officially unveiled its 3.0 CSL Hommage coupe – a tribute to<p>Following last week’s preview, BMW has officially unveiled its 3.0 CSL Hommage coupe – a tribute to one of its great sports cars, the 1972 BMW E9 3.0 CSL. Painted in “golf yellow,” this concept coupe …

Modern Family Home Cantilevers Over The Australian Landscape

Originally, this site situated in a rural area outside Ballarat in Australia was occupies by an early 80s house with an A frame design and only two …

Architecture

Articles about 1930s barcelona apartment gets minimal makeover on Dwell.com - Dwell

A restored 1930s apartment in Barcelona is a minimal masterpiece.<p>After a complete renovation, a drab 700-square-foot apartment is now a bright and vibrant home.<p>Modern maker Jeran McConnel believes that simplicity is key in creating small spaces that carry big impact; her bathroom...<p>A couple takes a …

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The Beauty Of The Everyday, In 9 Objects

Depending on how it’s designed, a dustpan can either be something you want to hide in the cupboard under your sink or something you wouldn’t mind hanging like an abstract sculpture from your kitchen wall. The latter type of dustpan is one of 35 objects on view in <i>Beauty as Unfinished Business,</i> a new …

Beauty

Grow: Fantastic Modular Shelving for Vinyl and More

Forget the Expedit, a New Shelving Solution for Storing (and Showing) Vinyl<p>As a professional organizer, I've know a number of people who are very …

Santa Cruz

Paul Smith Re-Decorated the Iconic Land Rover Defender

Paul Smith has the chance to re-decorate one of the world’s most recognizable cars, the version of <b>4×4 Land Rover Defender</b>. Utilizing a palette of 27 …

Land Rover