James Tan

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Compact all-in-one kitchen unit hides stove, fridge and dishwasher (Video)

Kitchens are one of the main hubs of any home, especially if you like to cook and entertain. In a small space, this isn't as easy to do, especially …

Apple CEO Tim Cook shares his HomeKit routine

The level of home automation available today with iOS and HomeKit was unimaginable just a few years, says Apple's chief executive.<p>Tim Cook took a slight detour during Apple's quarterly earnings conference call on Tuesday. Instead of just focusing on finances, the CEO shared how he personally uses …

Home Automation

Stop Enabling Gossip on Your Team

Every Friday, the CEO of a prominent tech company (I’ll call him Ken), gathers his troops in the courtyard of their campus for critical updates. The level of candor in these meetings is impressive but the most fascinating part — and what makes this company so unique, is the Q&A that follows. It’s a …

The Best Hard-Shell and Hard-Side Suitcases

Our guide to the best hard-shell and hard-side suitcases has been updated with four additional picks for 2016.<p>In the good old days of train travel a …

Murphy Bed Design Ideas: Smart Solutions For Small Spaces

The innovative Murphy bed goes by quite a few names. Irrespective of how you wish to call it, the pull-down or wall bed is one the best ways to save …

Cautionary Tale: U.S. Bribery Probe Into JP Morgan's Hiring Practices In China

Over the weekend, <i>The New York Times</i> reported on the latest in a string of regulatory investigations into leading financial services firm JP Morgan. This time, the company is embroiled in a Federal investigation involving allegations of possible bribery overseas.<p>The article, “Hiring in China By …

The Evolution Of IKEA Reflected In Their Catalogue Covers From 1951 Till The Present

For a furniture manufacturer or a company that works in this field it’s very important to know how to present their products and how to attract …

IKEA

Daddy's Girl: How An African 'Princess' Banked $3 Billion In A Country Living On $2 A Day

LAST DECEMBER Isabel dos Santos commemorated her tenth wedding anniversary to Congolese businessman Sindika Dokolo with a party. Subtlety wasn’t on the menu. She jetted in dozens of friends and relatives from as far as Germany and Brazil, who joined with hundreds of local guests in Angola for three …

Stop-Motion History of Typography

Canadian graphic designer and animator Ben Barrett-Forrest has created an enchanting and informative paper-letter animation about the history of fonts and typography. In total, Ben used 291 paper letters, took 2,454 photographs, and put in 140 hours of work to create this 5-minute history that …

Small And Multifunctional Apartment That Even Has Room For A Pet

The design of a home is more important than the size. We’ve seen that with numerous occasions and this is one more opportunity to emphasize this …

Interior Design

I Heart HGTV Blog

June 30<p>Who doesn't love a party that revolves around melted butter?<p>June 30<p>Mom, can you send us off to camp, please?<p>June 29<p>This is for the …

20 Aerial Views Of Some Of The Most Amazing Maldives Resorts

A vacation in the Maldives is like a trip to heaven. The atmosphere here is just stunning. Island resorts are, of course, the most wonderful. They …

Compact Apartment With Folding Walls And Tons Of Hidden Storage[Video]

In an apartment, size is, of course, important. However, even more important than that is the interior design. A truly functional space is one that …

21 Hotel Balconies Features The Most Amazing Views In The World

For a visitor to a foreign country, the most important things on the list are the views and the landmarks that can be visited. Choosing a hotel is …

House in Chayagasaka by Tetsuo Kondo Architects

House in Chayagasaka is located in Aichi, Japan.<p>Designed by Tetsuo Kondo Architects in 2012, the home exists on several levels connected mainly by …

19 Practical And Ingenious Bathroom Gadgets – Keep Up With The Trends

The kitchen and the bathroom are the areas of the house that constantly need changes because technology advances and all sorts of new gadgets and …

Trends

Rustic Irregular-Shaped House With Spending View Over The Surroundings in Japan

Kure City is a seaside city, near Hiroshima, in Japan. Both modern and traditional, the city has a mild climate, historical buildings, a robust port …

DuPont Corian Countertops: An Ingenious Way to Charge Your Gadget Wirelessly

We bump into all sorts of wireless charging solutions these days and we test all sorts of methods, in order to improve the life battery of our …

Modern Wind Vault House Displaying a Quirky Barn-Like Roof in Singapore

<b>Wind Vault House</b> is an exciting contemporary house in Singapore, designed by Wallflower Architecture + Design. Displaying an interesting exterior, …

Ultimate Computer Setups: Cool Computer Room Design

Sometimes a man’s got to do what a man’s got to do. Though, that sounds like a pretty weak excuse to game till dawn, after you see these setups …

Modern Apartment Design Maximizes Space, Minimizes Distraction

• 1 |<p>2 |<p>3 |<p>4 |<p>5 |<p>This two-bedroom space focuses on a few core concepts of modern design and does so in a way that really enhances the overall feel of …

Upside-Down Shower: Ground-Up Design for Decks & Yards

For in-house and off-grid use alike, a traditional top-down shower still probably makes the most sense – in the first case, there is no reason not …

Avant-garde

30 Cool And Contemporary Boys Bedroom Ideas In Blue

Just like pink is the ‘go-to’ color for girls’ bedroom designs, it is becoming more and more clear with each passing day that blue is the shade for …

Guest Room Decorating Ideas for a Dual-Purpose Space

Does your house have that one room that can’t quite come together? You know–a mixed-use space that’s supposed to be a guest room and an office, but …

Stylish Stacked House Sports Creative And Flowing Interiors

When it comes to utilizing the available space to the hilt, few seem as accomplished as the Japanese. Conceptualized and brought to life by Tetsuo …

IKEA 2014 Catalog [Full]

Studio Apartments That Make the Most of Their Space

I lived in a studio apartment for six years, and they were some of the best years of my life! For starters, I was thrilled to have my own place–a …