Christopher Johnston

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7 Easy Ways To Save Big Money

<i>Update: This story was originally published on July 2.</i><br>The feature I was most excited about when I upgraded to iOS7 was FaceTime Audio. It lets you …

10 Budget-Friendly Entryway Makeovers For A Great First Impression

The first thing any guest who comes to your home sees is the entry. It’s the area which gives this person a first impression about your home so it’s …

Interior Design

20 Indoor Plants for the Small-Space Gardener

All of these beauties are easy to keep alive.<p>If your home wasn't blessed with tons of square footage, that doesn't mean you can't flex your green thumb. All of these plants take up minimal space, require little sun (a <i>must</i> when you only have a few windows to work with), and are basically made for …

DIY Shoe Organizer Designs – A Must-Have Piece In Any Home

If there’s one thing every entryway has that would be a shoe organizer. It’s a crucial piece because it allows you to have a well-organized, clean …

22 Easy Decorating Ideas to Make Over a Room in a Day

It's as easy as changing up your coffee table decor.<p>A little wallpaper, paint, or a few colorful accents can make such a big difference in your home. You can tackle each of these ideas in one day, even though the results will look like it took so much longer to pull off.

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How To Clean Your Sink Faucet

Tips for keeping your tap in tip-top shape.<p><i>Interior design by Summer Thornton. Photography by Miki Duisterhof.</i><p><b>Smart Solutions</b>For an everyday polish, try a microfibre cloth and plain water or use a mild cleaning solution. If you're using anything stronger, check the pack instructions and your tap …


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5 Reasons Why Your Dining Room Chairs Don't Need to Match

5 rooms with mismatched seating.<p><b>1. Mismatched seating can still be glamourous, it's just a little more low-key.</b>Tour the romantic home by designer Windsor Smith<p><b>2. It makes the dining area one of the most inviting spots in the house.</b><p>See the beach cottage by designer Peter Dunham.<p><b>3. You can</b> …

Interior Design

How to Choose a Living Room Layout According to Your Personal Needs [Infographic]

Do you find it difficult to choose a living room layout? This infographic put together by The FurnishedUp Blog makes it easy for anyone to decide on …

Panasonic's latest Toughpad has the strength, thickness of 10 smartphones (hands-on)

Panasonic may have bowed out of the consumer smartphone game, but gadgets for businesses are a completely different story. That's why the Japanese company came to Mobile World Congress with a new pair of rugged Toughpad smartphones in tow. You can't mistake them, despite their identical looks, …

The K5 security robot will begin patrolling one Silicon Valley campus this year

The Knightscope K5 robot’s 5-foot-tall bullet-shaped frame is impressive. Studded with cameras and sensors and colored Stormtrooper black and white, …

An Ornate Victorian Gets a Modern Update

A muted palette modernizes the space.<p>In an old Rhode Island Victorian house, interior designer Juniper Tedhams discovered that the key to modernizing the space was in a muted palette.

5 Favorites: Simple Fire Screens

The death of the wood-burning fireplace doesn’t mean the end to the flaming hearth. Wood stoves, gas fireplaces with glass doors, and even fireplaces …

8 Cleaning Tricks for Keeping Your Kitchen Spotless

Tackle this much-used room's toughest spots with surprising everyday items (like salt and ketchup).<p>Tackle the tough spots on your countertops, floors, and pots with surprising everyday items (like salt and ketchup).


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Samsung Announces The Galaxy Gear 2 Smart Watch With Better Battery And Tizen OS, Coming In April

Samsung has announced the availability of the Galaxy Gear 2 smart watch, a Tizen OS-powered wearable that will get up to three days of battery life and is promised to allow for a improved applications. There will be two models – the Galaxy Gear 2 with camera and the Gear 2 Neo without – and they …

12 Daring Design Ideas That Deliver a Huge Payoff

Proof that when it comes to decorating, it's all in the details.<p>Proof that when it comes to decorating, it's all in the details.