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25 White Exterior Ideas for a Bright, Modern Home

<b>It has been a big year for white in home design.</b><p>It started with Benjamin Moore selecting white as it’s 2016 Color of the Year. Following suit, light …

An Ingenious Brass Paper Towel Holder from Germany, Glam Edition

We’re on a constant quest to find the ideal paper towel holder, one that’s practical but well-designed. (See: 10 Easy Pieces: Countertop Paper Towel …

On the Market: A London New-Build Inspired by the Iconic Maison de Verre

Located at the end of a cul-de-sac in the Forest Hill neighborhood of southeast London, the Imperial Club is a new-build complex consisting of three …

Bathroom of the Week: In Brooklyn Heights, An Ethereal Bath in White Concrete

Last week we featured the overhaul of a small flat by Brooklyn architects General Assembly (see Before & After: In Brooklyn Heights, a Petite Flat …

Remodeling 101: Marble Countertops

A time-honored choice for countertops, marble is a classic that’s versatile enough to look good in all sorts of kitchens. That said, it’s not without …

Remodeling 101: 7 Things To Know About Engineered Quartz Countertops

Here’s a countertop that’s billed as combining the best that nature and man have to offer. Engineered quartz, as it’s known, is made of quartz and …

Ikea Kitchen Upgrade: 8 Custom Cabinet Companies for the Ultimate Kitchen Hack

Love the price and functionality of Ikea kitchen components but not the cabinet front choices? An array of new companies is offering custom cabinet …

Kitchens

Remodeling 101: 8 Sources for Used Appliances

If you drive a secondhand car, you’re well aware of the pros and cons of buying used machinery. But did you know you could shop the same way for a …

10 Best Websites on Lie Detection and Nonverbal Behavior

As the lead behavioral investigator at the Science of People, I love writing and researching human lie detection, nonverbal communication and human behavior, but I also have an amazing community of fellow authors and writers with my passion and I wanted to give them a shout out. Here are my …

Riehen House

Mixing material can create texture, depth, and weight, but the Riehen House also uses this concept to differentiate space. Planted on hillside in …

Architecture

Whyd Speaker

Lots of people use their Amazon Echo as their main speaker for the simple convenience of voice control. Unfortunately, it doesn't sound all that …

Yunak Evleri Hotel

Rarely does sleeping in a cave sound this comfortable. The Yunak Evleri Hotel is a series of seven cave houses carved into the side of the hill, now …

Food & Dining

Gryphon WiFi Router

It's not the first router to offer parental controls, but the Gryphon WiFi Router is one of the first designed with that goal in mind. Created by the …

Gate Smart Lock

Combining the convenience of a smartlock, the assurance of a keypad, and a built-in camera, the Gate Smart Lock aims to be the only security product …

Home Automation

Tesla Solar Roof

One of the biggest barriers to widespread adoption of solar panels — aside from the initial cost — is the way they look. The Tesla Solar Roof lets …

Tesla

Netatmo Presence Security Camera

Outdoor security cameras are nothing new, but few are as smart as the Netatmo Presence Security Camera. Using a deep-learning algorithm, it's able to …

Home Security

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Study Identifies 2 Kinds of Instagram Narcissists: Grandiose and Vulnerable

Two different kinds of narcissists use Instagram.<p>That’s the main takeaway from new research out of the University of Swinburne. You might not be …

The 20 Best Fried Chicken Dishes in San Francisco

There's nothing quite like the perfect piece of fried chicken. Crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside, and hopefully served with waffles, biscuits, collard greens, and mac n' cheese. And while San Francisco isn't exactly known for its Southern food, the good news is that the city's diverse …

Cooking

10 Paint Colors with Cult Followings: Architects’ All-Time Favorite Paint Picks

Why reinvent the wheel every time you need to paint a room? Even architects and designers turn to their favorite colors—versatile and universally …

Home Decorating

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10 Super-Helpful Charts Every Baker Needs to Pin

Never mess up another lattice pie crust ever again.<p>When it comes to baking, it pays to be precise. So the next time you fire up your oven, make sure to have these incredibly helpful charts on hand.

The One Sentence That Can Ruin Any Relationship Before It Even Starts

You’ve just had another guy flake.<p>You’ve only known him several weeks. The two of you had started to build (what you thought was) a great connection. …

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Inner Richmond Victorian Renovation Will Polarize, Asks $2.49 Million

1904 stunner gets dramatic, bright makeover<p>Say what you will about the saturation of antiseptic renovations, sometimes it’s just what is needed to remedy an unfortunate salmon-hued facade. This Inner Richmond Victorian’s makeover is sure to divide those who champion full-blown renovations and those …

SkyBell’s internet doorbell gets faster with always-on Wi-Fi

Second-generation model improves nearly every feature<p>Raising more than half a million dollars on Indiegogo is no small feat. Just 56 projects have done it since the crowdfunding site launched six years ago, and one of those is SkyBell. It turned the complex video intercom systems aimed at offices …

Before & After: Newly Painted Hallway is a Stroke of Genius

Shauna loves to experiment with bold choices on walls, and she got permission from her landlord to paint. Rather than choosing a safe neutral, she …