Matthew Trinh

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A Designer Shares Her Master-Bathroom Wish List

I’m in the planning stages of a major renovation to my 100-plus-year-old San Francisco cottage — a big component of which is the addition of a master …

Tour Director Michael Bay's House in California Photos

Director Michael Bay commissioned this stunning three-story Los Angeles residence, which was originally conceived by architect Chad Oppenheim and realized by the architecture firm Rios Clementi Hale Studios and interior designer Lorraine Letendre, with additional work by decorator Lynda Murray; the …

30 Great Kitchen Design Ideas

Fabulous ideas for any kitchen.<p>If you're ready to design a kitchen but don't know where to start, we've got just the thing to help. From the simple to the sublime, our collection of 30 fabulous kitchen ideas — gathered from some of the nation's best designers — is sure to inspire. Plus: 60 …

Wedding Photographer Jose Villa Shares His Top Tips

The biggest name in wedding photos, Jose Villa, is here to share his tried-and-true rules for having your most photogenic day ever. One important tip: "The key to capturing an authentic moment? Soft, natural light and a simple background. And motion!" Check out more of his expert advice</b> …

72 Kitchens That'll Make You Want To Redo Yours

You've been dreaming of that custom backsplash forever. Now's the time.<p>The kitchen is probably the most used room in your house, so you want it to be a space you enjoy spending time in. From country casual to sleek and modern — and everything in between — we've got all the kitchen inspiration you …

How to Make a Matchbox Rocket Launching Kit

Introduction: How to Make a Matchbox Rocket Launching Kit<p>About: Random Weekend Projects More About The King of Random »<p>Here's how to make rockets, …

Behaviour Multipliers: Four Factors That Can Lead To Success

Our constant quest to achieve more and work faster results is a trap. We get so obsessed with the goal that we forget to consider the factors that …

The Best Chest Exercises For Button Popping Pecs

One of the key components of having the best chest workout is selecting the <b>most effective chest exercises</b>.<p>But before I can go into detail about the …

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What Falling Oil Prices Mean For Home Prices

<i>The recent plunge in oil prices could cause home prices to slip in the oil-producing markets of Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and elsewhere. But it typically takes two years for oil prices to fully affect home prices in those markets. At the same time, lower oil prices could boost home values in the</i> …

The 100 Best Real Estate Investing Blog Posts of 2014

What did you learn about real estate investing in 2014?<p>If you are anything like me: <b>a lot.</b><p>Most of that learning has been from the BiggerPockets …

An Atlanta House with Bursts of Color

Inside an expansive house with bursts of color.<p>Designer Kay Douglass used a neutral palette for this expansive Atlanta house, then added orange accents and bursts of color throughout each room. For more decorating ideas, read an interview with the designer.

15 Great Decor Ideas for Your Kitchen

The to-do list method that actually works

I'm pretty sure there is no new information you could come up with as it relates to productivity and procrastination. Just about anything I could tell you has been written about at some point by someone, and in many cases, at many points by many someones.<p>So with that in mind – knowing that you've …

China Gives Up On Housing Bubble

If Beijing is to be trusted on its view of the housing market there, then the bubble has deflated without a pop. As a result, the Chinese government will scrap restrictions on second-home purchases. For wealthy Chinese, it´s time to invest again.<p>Home prices are set to decline further next year and …

In Pictures: Eighteen Ways to Get Tax-Free Income

If you don't love sharing the fruits of your labor with the tax man, look for ways to get tax free income. Here are 18 of them.

*Great Gatsby*-Inspired Wedding in Toronto, Canada

College sweethearts Emily and Luke wandered sweetly through an eight-year-long courtship until one morning, as the couple noshed on breakfast in New York City, Luke got down on one knee and asked Emily to be his wife, offering her a diamond ring he'd had designed just for her.<p>Five months later, on …

Who Shares In Marijuana Taxes? The Surprising Answer

Taxes on marijuana are big, and it’s easy to see why. A discussion about legalizing marijuana often segues into one about tax revenues. Marijuana for medical use is legal in 23 states and the District of Columbia. Recreational marijuana is legal in DC and in four states, Colorado, Washington, …

20 Small Space Hacks to Make Your Studio Apt Seem HUGE

Whether you’ve just landed your first apartment (hoorah!) or are wrestling with what to do with all your stuff <i></i>now that you’re living in a smaller space, studio apartments present some unique challenges. With only one room to decorate and everything out on display, distinguishing the kitchen from …

7 Things To Consider If You Want To Be A Landlord

First-time homebuyers are a declining group. Historically, 40 percent of homebuyers have been first-time buyers, calculated yearly from July to June. But that percentage continues to shrink, even if the true homeownership rate among millennials climbed ever so slightly last year.<p>If you’re already a …

How Successful People Quash Stress

We all know that living under stressful conditions has serious physical and emotional consequences. So why do we have so much trouble taking action to reduce our stress levels and improve our lives? Researchers at Yale University have the answer. They found that intense stress actually reduces the …

Tutorial: How to Capture a Motion Time-Lapse of the Milky Way from Start to Finish

Ian Norman, the astrophotographer behind Lonely Speck, is a good friend of the blog and an incredibly generous photographers when it comes to sharing …

How to Make a Motion Time-Lapse of the Milky Way

While a great image of the Milky Way can be awe inspiring in and of itself, it becomes something else entirely when you add some motion. In just 20 …

10 Steps To Conquering Information Overload

We’ve all heard the phrase “information overload.”<p>It reminds us of tweets, texts, emails, the endless stream of interesting articles on Facebook, those viral videos we can’t help but click on, the numerous phone photos and videos we take, Secret posts, fleeting Snapchat photos and more.<p>But actually …

Jerry Ghionis On Capturing Striking Images with Any Light Source in Any Environment

Jerry Ghionis is a man who knows how to make the most of almost any environment. Whether he’s in a proper studio setup or is trying to make the most …

10 Things Every Serious Entrepreneur Knows That You Don’t

Aspiring Entrepreneurs are popping up everywhere in hopes of following in the footsteps of the cashed up risk takers and uber successful they look up …

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5 tips for building a small business website on Squarespace

Small businesses need big websites.<p>Squarespace can help. The website-builder has become a go-to for folks looking to create their own sites, an …

Blooms Year Round: 15 DIY Paper Flower Projects for Home

(Image credit: Vitamini Handmade)<p>If you love the look of fresh flowers all year round in your home but hate that they all eventually die or are …

Check Out 33 Must-Take Photos of the Kids at Your Wedding

When it comes to wedding photography, you will have a list of must-capture moments. You've likely already thought of the big ones: your first look, the walk down the aisle, your joyous first kiss as husband and wife, and candid shots of your family and closest friends at the reception. But there's …

Do It Yourself: Make Your Own Light Tent On The Cheap

Light tents are super useful tools to keep around the studio (or house). They're great for all kinds of photos ranging from product photography to …