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7 Stylish Rooms That Embrace Simplicity

Sometimes, less really is more.<p>Less may be more, but it can also be more of a challenge. These pared-down rooms illustrate the power of subtraction.

Are virtual desktops the new battleground for cloud providers?

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock/rangizzz<p>Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is as old as virtualization technology. VMware announced VDI …

From the Philippines to Australia, a Gorgeous Look at BBQ Around the World

A typical American backyard barbecue goes something like this: grill meat, eat meat, repeat ad food coma-em. Incidentally, the case is pretty much the same in the rest of the world. Whether it's biltong strips at a South African braii, or galbi at All-You-Can-Eat Korean Barbecue, few things bring …

Brightup Is A Smart Home Lighting System That Works With Your Existing Bulbs And Lamps

Smart home lighting is a growing field, with entrants including Philips and LIFX, but one other new contender has a different approach that might appeal more to some. The Brightup system consists of plug socket hardware and in-wall dimmers, connected to and controlled by a central hub via Z-Wave RF …

Reuse Wood Pallets- Make A Wood Pallet House

Having done posts on reusing wood pallets and making money– since I cannot believe how many wood pallets are listed on craigslist and thrown in …

Furniture

15 Gorgeous Birthday Cakes for Anyone's Big Day

We've rounded up 15 decadent, celebration-worthy cakes, from double banana to chocolate-caramel.<p><b>From mint chip ice cream cakes</b> to a decadent, towering double banana cake, these confections are epic enough for a birthday celebration.

Dessert

Taking a bite out of the Big Apple

The Big Apple’s history and identity is best explored through its food – dishes given a new home by waves of immigrant communities and turned into New York City icons.<p>The Big Apple’s history and identity is best explored through its food – dishes given a new home by waves of immigrant communities …

Doing Amsterdam the Dutch way

From a cycle tour leader to a bartender at a brown cafe, the people behind classic Amsterdam experiences share the lesser-known places that they love, far from the tourist crowds.<p>From a cycle tour leader to a bartender at a brown cafe, the people behind classic Amsterdam experiences share the …

Faux Subway Tile Tutorial

I’ve been drooling over a couple laundry rooms I’ve pinned on Pinterest lately. Basically because ours looks like a set from Dirty Jobs. It’s in our …

Articles about 8 light filled rooms we love on Dwell.com - Dwell

Method Homes’ compact Element 1 prefab model rises to the challenge of a difficult building site.<p>Somewhere between the fanciful beasts of Where the Wild Things Are and the hand-drawn charm of Marimekko, the characters in the...<p>DWELL Your Rooms We Love OFFICIAL COMPETITION...<p>Las Vegas designer Logan …

Simple design, lofty goals: Chromecast prepares for the global stage

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- The Chromecast was never part of Google's [X] division, but that doesn't mean that the company will let you see the living room test lab set up here for Chromecast evaluations. At least, it's not likely without a hefty nondisclosure agreement.<p>As described by Chromecast's …

Google

Coolest paper airplane ever and the plane nut who built it (Q&A)

There are airplane nuts, and then there is Luca Iaconi-Stewart. Since 2008, the now 22-year-old has been crafting a scale-model of a Boeing 777-300ER. Out of manila folders.<p>Though he took off two years from the project while he was in school, Iaconi-Stewart has pretty much devoted his time to the …

Engines

23 Delicious Ways To Cook A Pork Shoulder

It's cheap, it's tender, and it's so much easier to cook than you think. Basically, it's just a matter of setting your oven really low and having the strength to walk away.

The Good Case — The Good Guide to Home Espresso

Where does coffee come from? A journey from bean to cup.

vvv scroll down to brew vvv<p>Planting the seed<p>Coffee seeds are generally planted in large beds in shaded nurseries<p>Growing conditions<p>IDEAL ALTITUDE<p>in …

Coffee

A $100 Worth Of Litecoin A Year Ago Is Worth $30,000 Today

Last month, we subjected readers to a hindsight lament: How you should have spent $100 at the beginning of 2013. Using the Forbes time travel machine, we went back to last January and dropped Benjamins on a slew of investments, including gold, Google and Bitcoin. We thought the best choice was …

Porsche puts a modern twist on a classic model: 2014 911 Targa 4 revealed - Roadshow

Starting at $101,600<p>@antgoo<p>1:22 PM PST<p>DETROIT -- You may be asking yourself, "Why would anyone buy a 2014 Porsche 911 Targa 4 when the perfectly good 2014 Porsche 911 Cabriolet 4 already exists?" I know that's the first question that popped into my head at the new model's unveiling at the 2014 …

44 Classic French Meals You Need To Try Before You Die

Everything you wanted to know about French food but were afraid to ask.

Ivee Sleek is a voice assistant that controls your connected home via WiFi

By this point, most of us are accustomed to being able to talk to our laptops and phones to get them to do what we want (some of the time, at least). Now, Ivee Sleek is here to give you the same control over all those WiFi-equipped lightbulbs, thermostats and door locks we've been seeing lately. …

Amsterdam alcoholics paid in beer for collecting litter

<b>Alcoholics are being paid in beer to clean the streets of Amsterdam as part of a project partly funded by the Dutch government - the organisers think other countries should abandon "old-fashioned political correctness" and adopt the same approach.</b><p>Rene scours the streets, grasping at discarded …

9 Awesome Margarita Recipes to Quench Your Thirst for Tequila

We'd never turn down one of these frosty margarita recipes.<p>Whether you prefer your 'ritas shaken up with triple sec and lime or blended up with an avocado (trust us—it works!), these 9 recipes will help you get your tequila fix, stat. Bottoms up!

Cocktails

Ewan McGregor: Tested to the limits in Honduras

In this classic from the BBC archive, survival expert Ray Mears takes the Hollywood actor on the ultimate jungle adventure in search of a lost civilization.<p>In this classic from the BBC archive, Ray Mears takes Hollywood movie star Ewan McGregor in search of the ultimate adventure through the dense …

Most anticipated tech of 2014 (pictures)

As August winds to a close, so do the summer tech doldrums. Manufacturers are ramping up for the big fourth-quarter buying season, and that means new products galore. Expect an avalanche of announcements in the first half of September alone, with the IFA show in Berlin followed by an Apple event, …

Gear & Gadgets

A New Breed Of Athlete: Be A Strength Runner!

Vital Stats<p><b>Name:</b> Team Xtreme OCR <b><br>Website:</b> www.vpxteamxtreme.com<p>I'm what I like to call a "strength runner." That might sound like a contradiction in …

2013 Year in Review: Design Store(y)

Our second year of our column, Design Store(y), sent us around the world spending time inside design-focused shops, interviewing shop owners to hear …

In defense of 'The Star Wars Holiday Special'

Say the words "The Star Wars Holiday Special" around a group of geeks, and you'll most likely be met with guttural groans and a lot of glares. The 97-minute TV special debuted on November 17, 1978 (making this its 35th-anniversary year), and never aired again. Many fans, as well as director George …

Star Wars