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The skeptic’s guide to smart home gadgets

Before you buy any “smart” gadgets, make sure they’re not dumb.This holiday season, a third of Americans plan to buy a smart home device, according …

Target Is Selling Mid-Century Modern Furniture for a Steal

Target has been hinting about the release of its new budget mid-century modern furniture line all summer. The suspense probably killed a few design …

The 4 gadgets you need to create an amazing smart home setup for under $250

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon<p>If you’ve waited until now to start your smart home, your patience has paid off.<p>Technology has gotten better, cheaper, and smaller …

The 30 best men's fashion websites

We scanned Wayfair’s site and saw why the online home store is so successful

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Wayfair Instagram<p>In a faltering retail world, Wayfair is the online home furnishings company that continues to go strong and fend off …

Avionics V1 Electric Bike

Electric bicycles are all the rage. From high-tech offerings like the Neematic FR/1 to the more casual Pedego Airstream, there's something for every …

10 Stunning Private Islands You Can Rent from $307 a Night, Ranked by Price

You don't have to be a millionaire to rent your own island.<p>If you’ve always fancied taking over a secluded private island for a night, you’re not …

5 Cool Travel Tools for an Awesome Summer Vacation | Inc.com

As a location for a podcast, you can't get much cooler (and weirder) than a remote mountain pass in the wilds of central Asia, but that's exactly where best-selling author Tim Ferriss recorded his latest.<p>Why?<p>Not just for kicks, but because Ferriss recently found himself traveling around Uzbekistan …

This tiny iPhone speaker could revolutionize workspace conference calls

Boardroom meetings in the office look a lot different today than they used to. With new tech like video calling, iPhones, etc, it's easier now than …

The Most Luxurious (but Sneakily Affordable) Vacation Spots Across The Globe

Good news: A trip abroad doesn’t necessarily mean you have to cut the luxe out of your stay.<p>You want all the “Roman Holiday” Audrey Hepburn vacation vibes (oversize sunnies, silk scarf, vintage convertible), but let’s be real: You’re going to have to pick and choose between lavish splurges in a …

29 Products To Make Your House Feel Like Your Dream Home

"Hey now, hey now / this is what dreams are made of!" —Lizzie McGuire, singing about your house.

These Classic Air Jordans Are Coming Back for the First Time Since 1998

Although basketball and sneaker icon Michael Jordan is most often associated with the black, red and white color palette of his former Chicago Bulls …

Snap acquires Placed to prove geofilters drive store visits

If Snapchat’s growth remains slow, it needs to maximize how much it can charge per ad by demonstrating they inspire purchases and physical store foot traffic. So today, Snap confirmed to TechCrunch that it’s acquired location-based analytics and ad measurement startup Placed for an undisclosed …

Favorite Finds: 12 Great Looking Modern Rugs for All Budgets

(Image credit: West Elm)<p>Moroccan (and brand-new faux Moroccan) rugs are everywhere these days, but if you want a clean-lined contemporary style rug …

The Best Printing Methods for Your Travel Photographs

Sometimes everything comes together at the right moment; the lighting, angle and every other element combine to create a picture that is truly one of …

30 Things Every 30-Something Should Have

Don’t settle for an immature home<p>When you go out on your own in your 20s, it's all about experimenting: buying cheap thrills, attempting ambitious DIY projects, and, most likely, moving to different homes every few years. Then you enter your 30s and things seem to fall into place. You know where …

Home Decorating

Fidget spinners, ranked by design

In this strange new world, there are those who fidget spin and there are those who wish this toy trend would run its course already, oh my god.<p>For …

Shopping

Keep clutter at bay with these clever organizing products

I’m always searching for storage products and other organizational tools for my clients. Although I don’t think that bins, baskets and shelves alone can solve someone’s organizational problems, they are helpful in providing a designated place for belongings. Clutter tends to pile up when people …

7 Companies Employees Most Want to Work For, According to LinkedIn | Inc.com

It's not terribly surprising that Alphabet is a desirable company to work for, but you may be intrigued by another prized employer: Uber.<p>It's been a rough 2017 for the ride-sharing service, but new data shows that workers are flocking to the company nonetheless. Uber was recently ranked the No. 5 …

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

These Blackout Shades Will Make You Feel Like You Live in a Penthouse

In New York City or London, no less.<p>Sensitive sleepers know blackout shades are a must. But they're not exactly known for being the prettiest accessory — until now. Ukrainian designers at HoleRoll found a way to combine functionality with fun. Seriously, tell us it wouldn't be totally delightful …

New York City

Ten Reasons Why You Need a Journal for Your Creative Projects

There are tons of great apps available for tracking goals and ideas, but as with everything, sometimes the old ways are the best. If you are a writer …

Fantastic IKEA Storage Hacks You Totally Need to See

Most people think of storage pieces as a bit of a necessary evil. Nobody gets excited about chests of drawers or towel bars — or do they? We love a …

The Work of Italian Mid-Century Designer Gio Ponti

Gio Ponti's Domito Chair, spotted on I Lobo You.<p>(Image credit: I Lobo You)<p>As a lover of mid-century design, I've long been familiar with the work of …

6 Important Things to Know About Your Marriott and Starwood Points

For now, the chains still have separate plans.<p>The merger of the two companies has created the world’s largest hotel operator with more than 6,000 …

17 On-the-Rise Designers You Should Know Now Photos

If there's one constant takeaway each year from <i>Architectural Digest</i>'s highly anticipated Design Show, it's that there's no shortage of great design. From the handcrafted furnishings in the Made section to innovative lighting, beautiful hardware, and cutting-edge appliances, there's also no shortage …

Design

Get your house fully connected with a smart light switch

Out of all the home appliances you'd expect could be smart-ified as part of the connected home, the classic light switch might be last on the list. …

$6 billion Atlassian paid $425 million for a cult hit app so it could take on Microsoft Office

Trello CEO Michael Pryor describes the sale as a "complex decision": The company had "a lot of interest" in a new round of venture funding to continue its growth, but says that ultimately, he decided that Trello and Atlassian had so much in common that it made more sense to sell.<p>For the last …

Product Design: Portable Wireless Keyboard by Orée Artisans

We would like to share this cool product design made by Orée Artisans, what they built is a range of lasting technology like accessories for your …

Build a Huge Floating Shelf With a Hidden Storage Compartment

Floating shelves are a great way to mount a huge shelf to the wall so it looks natural, but YouTuber DIY Creators took that to the next level with an …