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Majestic Views and Cozy Interiors For This Astonishing Aspen Residence

The spectacular <b>ski slopes of Aspen</b>, Colorado are renowned across the planet as the playing ground for the rich and the famous each winter. Located at …

6 Cool Bathroom Gadgets

A faucet that doubles as a hand dryer and more.<p>A faucet that doubles as a hand dryer, a tub that's also a sound system, and more high-tech products deliver way more than hot water.

Home Improvement

Stylish Tel Aviv Apartment Incorporates Nostalgic Retro Touches

Renovations and restoration projects are not always about ushering in a sleek and urbane look. Located in the heart of Tel Aviv, this fabulous …

Lavish Home Design With a Little Extra: 604 Acacia House in California

Inside and out, the <b>604 Acacia House</b> designed by Brandon Architects in Corona Dl Mar, California, USA, inspires a lavish way of living. The street …

Modern and Bright House with Amazing View Over the Columbia River, Washington

This exquisite dwelling, located on the Columbia River in Washington, is the home of a young family that has an appreciation for modern architecture. …

10 Amazing Room Before-and-Afters

Before and after photos with amazing results.<p>We've gathered our most dramatic before and after pictures, including dining room, bathroom, and kitchen makeovers.

Comfortable Home Modernly Decorated Welcomes the Nature Inside by Oscar Gonzalez Moix

Located on a plot of land in Molina, one of the upscale districts that comprise the city of Lima (Peru), <b>Casa Cachalotes</b> is an interesting residential …

Xbox One Vs. PS4: The Top 12 Cross-Gen Video Games

<i>Talking ’bout next generation…</i><p>Recently, we discussed the top ten <i>next-gen only</i> video games headed to PS4 and Xbox One. But there’s a lot more <i>cross-gen</i> games coming out, landing on both next and current-gen systems.<p>Today we’ll look at video games slated for release on systems ranging from the Xbox …

2014 BMW 4 Series Convertible: Lighter, Larger and Better Equipped Than Its Predecessor

The second of BMW’s new 4 Series two-doors is a droptop.<p>The sleek 2014 4 Series Convertible retains the folding hard top of its predecessor, but includes many upgrades, including more standard features, which is unusual for BMW.<p>The 4 Series Convertible, expected to arrive in showrooms early next …

Peter Uihlein, "the modern-day prototype for the post-Tiger Woods era"

<b>By Luke Kerr-Dineen</b><p>Lifting your back foot into the air used to be -- and in most cases, still is -- one of the first things an instructor will teach someone playing golf. For a little less stability, the theory goes, a right-handed golfer lifting his right foot helps him drive onto his left side …

Complex Urban Living Space in São Paulo: Planalto House by Flavio Castro

Two large perpendiculars volumes make up the Planalto House, an imposing modern residential project designed by architect Flavio Castro in São Paulo, …

7 Smart New Window Technologies

With the latest technologies, the windows in your house can offer more than a pretty view. Unfortunately, you'll still have to clean them yourself.<p><b>1. Save the Birds</b><br>Every year, millions of birds fly into glass windows. This patterned coating — visible to birds but not humans — prevents that. All …

Home Ownership

I’ve been a tax exile for seven years, says Branson

Virgin chief confesses to love affair with his Caribbean home<p>Sir Richard Branson admitted yesterday he had been a tax exile for seven years but denied the move had been influenced by money, rather a love affair with Necker, the Caribbean island he has owned for 34 years.<p>Britain’s best-known …

Richard Branson

Revenue Sharing: Golfers' spending trends

<b>By Mike Stachura</b><p><i>Pro bonus: More rounds played in August led to more golf-shop sales.</i><p>Golfers played slightly more rounds in August, and the payoff for courses was literal. PGA PerformanceTrak data shows rounds up 3.6 percent for the month, the first positive move since last November and the largest …

Android 4.4 Screenshots Leaked

Google’s latest operating system, Android 4.4 KitKat, is expected to launch on October 15th rather than 14th along with the purported Google Nexus 5. …

Stalking leftovers

I'm very finicky when it comes to my virtual real estate stalking. Fussy, particular, choosy, picky and hard to please. Not quite right, bad photos, …

How to Design with Mystical, In-Between Colors

Those strange yet interesting in-between colors like green-gold or grey-lilac seem subtle but they can have a great effect on your décor. Here are …

Perfect Pitch: It begins with the proper setup

<b>By John Strege</b><p>Trouble with your chipping and pitching? See your PGA professional, as they say. But those not inclined to do so, consider this: A good short game starts with the proper setup.<p>This was the motivation behind a new product, the Perfect Pitch Golf Mat, designed by a PGA of America …

Perfect Release: A swing in sync

<b>By Brendan Mohler</b><p><i>Band aid: The Perfect Release trainer setup (above) and in action (below).</i><p>It looks like it might be some kind of torture device, but the Perfect Release ($57) is a training aid, and it doesn't hurt a bit. Its ultimate goal: synchronizing body and arm movement while promoting …

Watch A Man Dance And Slow Down Time With An Orb Of Light

Glowing review: A hypnotic new short film shows what it really means to say that light dances.<p>Light? No one says it moves. It dances. <i>Nuance</i>, a new short by French filmmaker Marc-Antoine Locatelli, takes that turn of phrase and makes it literal, pairing an orb of light with a street dancer in a …

Filmmaking

The Albizia House in South Africa by Metropole Architects

Outstanding Architecture.<p>The creative people of Metropole Architects designed the outstanding Albizia House situated in Simbithi Eco-Estate, …

Compact House Inspired by the Popular Tetris Game in Toronto

Tetris, the game, reminds me of my childhood. It’s always nice to bump into projects that are somehow related to that period of time. For those of …

What You Should Know Before Buying a Home in the Mountains

Before you buy your serene, bucolic home nestled among the trees and wildlife of the mountains, there are a few things you should be made aware of. …

Report: Apple To Hold Event On October 22nd To Talk New iPads, OS X Mavericks And New Mac Pro

Apple will hold an invitation-only event on October 22nd to show off its new iPads, as well as the new Mac Pro and OS X Mavericks release, according to a report from All Things D’s John Paczkowski.<p>That timing seems just right for the new iPads to make an appearance — last year’s event was held on …

Samsung launches smartphone with curved display screen

<b>Samsung Electronics, the world's best-selling smartphone maker, has launched a handset with a curved display screen.</b><p>Called the Galaxy Round, the smartphone will feature a 5.7in (14.5cm) display.<p>The launch comes just days after rival LG said it would begin production of curved-screen phones next …

Mobile

Extension Added to an 1950s Semi-Detached House in Dublin, Ireland

This 1950’s semi-detached house located in Silchester Park, Dublin, Ireland needed a small upgrade. The owners wanted to transform a little bit their …