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Contemporary Berkeley Hills “idea house” asks $2.7 million

Artisan materials and soft touches balance out this modern home<p>Conceived by area architect Robert Nebolon—who, among other things, designed this bonkers houseboat in Mission Creek—this “idea house” (a term that has a tendency to be overused) at 540 Gravatt in the Berkeley Hill “exemplifies the …

Sleek, outrageous, glorious Atherton mansion cuts $4.9 million off asking

New construction originally appeared on the market for almost $40 million<p>Designed by Farro Essalat of San Mateo’s Essalat Architects, this glass-walled mansion in Atherton made waves when it landed on the market back in March. And it’s easy to see why. Listing initially for a hefty yet very fitting …

20 essential new devtool techniques

With five browsers regularly releasing bigger and better versions of their embedded developer tools, the outlook for web developers has never been …

Easy Week Night Cooking: Easy Garlic Chicken | shopswell

We do chicken dishes a few times a week here at least. This one is so good the only complaint I ever here is there wasn't enough! I usually toss a …

Cool Backyard Landscape Ideas That Make Your Home As A Castle

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Luzern | Classic Trips: Austria and Switzerland | Europe Itineraries | Fodor's Travel Guides

Experiences<p>Straddling the Reuss river, the iconic <b>Chapel Bridge</b> is a 14th-century landmark graced with religious frescoes and geranium-filled flower …

Tips for visiting Switzerland on a budget

Switzerland can seem expensive--discouragingly so--especially considering the strength of the Swiss franc; $1 buys about .94 francs. But the land of mountains, cheese and chocolates need not be out of reach for the budget-conscious traveler.<p>Here are some tips to save some bucks.<p><b>Drink from the</b> …

Why is California gasoline so expensive?

Gasoline sold in California costs more than in the rest of the U.S. — sometimes dramatically so. That's because the Golden State's market is isolated from outside fuel suppliers that might moderate prices. The fuel market here is an economic island, and occasionally circumstances combine to make …

Facebook Cofounder Wants $8.75M for Stylish Soho Loft

<b>Chris Hughes</b>, who cofounded Facebook in 2003, and <b>Sean Eldridge</b>, an activist financier who ran for Congress in upstate New York, just put their well-decorated Soho loft on the market. The condo at 30 Crosby Street, which boasts plenty of 19th-century <b>wood columns</b> and <b>exposed brick</b> and clocks in at …

You should probably buy the Amazon Echo

Amazon’s Echo, a connected device that combines the abilities of Siri and a bluetooth speaker in a 9.25-inch tall cylinder, is now available for …

Amazon Echo Connected Speaker Goes Up For U.S.-Wide Pre-Order, For $180

Amazon has opened up U.S. availability of its connected speaker-cum-virtual-assistant, the Echo. Previously it was limiting who could buy it to invite-only. It’s now put the speaker on general pre-order release, for $180, with a shipping date of July 14. The Echo is still only available in the …

Smart Homes

When Personal Tragedy Strikes, Downshifting at Work Doesn’t Always Help

Ten days after her husband died unexpectedly while on vacation in Mexico, Sheryl Sandberg returned to work as chief operating officer at Facebook. She’ll work a modified schedule and avoid work-related travel, but she’s opted against taking a long sabbatical; by returning to work, according to …

Living Rooms

Three Brooklyn Apartments Combined Into A Full-Floor Family Home

Architect Ed Kopel has transformed three individual apartments into a full-floor unit for a family that loves art in Brooklyn, New York.<p>The …

Architecture

Spellbinding natural light shows

Simple science may explain the phenomena, but when it comes to natural light shows — be they in ravines in Arizona or caves in New Zealand — the effect is nothing short of magical. From forest fireflies in Japan to the violent, "everlasting" Catacumbo Storm in Venezuela, these natural wonders are …

Shotaro Kamio hones his creativity at Iyasare in Berkeley - Inside Scoop SF

One of the most rewarding aspects of doing this job for more than two decades is to see the progression of a chef’s career, whether it’s Michael Mina, Thomas Keller or Shotaro Kamio, whose new restaurant, <b>Iyasare</b> in Berkeley, was the subject of my review in The Chronicle on Sunday. He took over the …

One day in Brooklyn: the perfect itinerary

For many first-time visitors to New York, New York equals Manhattan. But just a couple of subway stops across the river lies a whole other delicious world that deserves your exploration. So set aside a day to take a tour of Brooklyn, with these hand-picked highlights from Brooklyn local, Brian …

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How to choose a Caribbean island

The dozens of islands scattered across the Caribbean are a remarkably diverse lot. Pulsing Jamaica has little in common with group-filled Aruba, and even islands in plain sight of each other like St Kitts and Nevis are vastly different not just in appearance but in what they offer visitors.<p>So for …

Caribbean

Remote South Pacific islands you can visit (without a sailboat)

Have you ever wanted to get way, way - and perhaps even one extra 'way' - off the beaten path? The vast Pacific ocean presents no shortage of opportunities for those seeking isolation. If you don't know your aft from your starboard, these five island nations are about as far as you can go - no …

Loneliness

Mouthwatering Montréal: a food-lover's neighbourhood guide

What is it that makes Montréal such a fascinating city for travellers? At first glance, it doesn’t have the iconic attractions that sum up a city in the traveller’s mind - to love this city, you need to explore its diverse neighbourhoods.<p>The Downtown area is filled with upmarket shopping malls and …

Montréal

18 free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona has enough to keep the most voracious of culture vultures and self-indulgent of gourmands happy for weeks, but all those entry fees and tapas bills can mount up. Fortunately, help is at hand with a variety of ways to make your holiday budget stretch a little further.<p>In addition to the …

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Island-hopping down Central America’s Caribbean coast

You don't always need suitcases full of cash to enjoy the Caribbean Sea – cradled in its western corner lie a number of idyllic island groups that are surprisingly easy on the pocket. Here's our guide to navigating this captivating region sure to bring out the adventurer in you.<p><b>San Blas Islands,</b> …

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This Train Is Hiding A Full Starbucks Store Inside

What if you could sit inside a cozy Starbucks during your morning commute? Now, commuters in Switzerland can do just that.<p>Starbucks locations already seem to be everywhere you look. But starting November 21, the company will take on a new frontier: trains. Starbucks, with the help of Swiss train …

Concept Design

Bourbon Bacon Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Brown Butter and Crispy Sage

Whipped Bourbon Bacon Sweet Potatoes.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> November 13, 2013 141<p>I present to you… the trashiest of the sweet potatoes.<p>It’s like every single …

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Tag: Bathrooms

Before & After: A Trend-Proof Bath Remodel in Brooklyn<p>by Alexa Hotz<p>A Kismet Renovation in Highbury, London, by O’Sullivan Skoufoglou Architects<p>by …

Taiwanese Interior Design

• 1 |<p>With its natural palette and organic elements, this bathroom offers a serene environment for self care and rejuvenation.<p>2 |<p>3 |<p>4 |<p>This …

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