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Werner's Nomenclature of Colours

Today specifying a color is easy. Whether it's a hex or RGB value, specific paint brand stock number, or a Pantone name, you know exactly how to …

19th Century

New skills in UX design

The emergence of augmented and virtual reality in multiple industries, as well as an increasingly vested interest in artificial intelligence, are …

UX Design

5 Killer Color Palettes To Try if You Love Blue

Blue is undoubtedly one of the most popular colors in home decor. Navy blue, cornflower blue, cobalt blue...hues of the incredibly versatile color …

Behold: The Alexa-enabled smart home controller of your dreams

The ability to control all of your connected devices from your smartphone is great. The ability to control all of your connected devices with your …

Exterior Paint Colors We're Head Over Heels in Love With

Most of what we write about on Apartment Therapy has to do with what's inside your home, but today we're taking a look at your home's exterior, which …

Matched

The 17 best tech email newsletters you need to subscribe to

Once viewed as an anachronistic throwback to the pre-social web, email newsletters are in the middle of a glorious Renaissance.<p>At their best, they cut through the noise and provide incisive round-ups and analysis — wading through the muck of news so you don't have to.<p>Perhaps predictably, the tech …

Andreessen Horowitz

4 modern home designs that have everything you need! (+ floor plans)

If you want gorgeous good looks, luxury touches, practicality, pretty gardens and even a garage for your home, you might think that you are making a …

Bedrooms

3 two-story houses (and their plans) that you need to see!

In a bid to really hone in on the perfect home for you and your family, you'll need to see what has already been built or designed and, more than …

5 modern rustic homes with serious style!

Rustic homes are fantastic, but if you can't deny that you love a little contemporary styling as well, there is a way to combine the two, despite …

For $1.75M, a crisp midcentury house in Laurel Canyon

Exposed beams and walls of glass on over a one-quarter of an acre<p>This “meticulously remodeled” midcentury house in Laurel Canyon has a crisp and contemporary look from the street, but a slightly more vintage vibe inside. Situated on over one-quarter acre of land, the 1,950-square-foot residence has …

The rules of responsive web typography

Responsive web typography is tough – you need to have both design chops and technical know-how. But however tricky it might be, getting it wrong …

Typography

Google open-sources JPEG encoder that reduces file sizes by 35%

If you’re building an app or site that stores, manipulates or serves a lot of images, you’ll want to consider implementing Google’s new image compression algorithm, which promises to reduce JPEG file sizes by 35 percent more than other methods.<p>It’s called Guetzli, and it works with existing …

Deep Learning

How Netflix handles prototyping

<b>Netflix prototyper</b> <b>David Aragon</b> <b>gives us an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at his work for the entertainment giant.</b><p><b>What’s your immediate team …

30 Examples of Innovative Navigation Experiences

In this article we want to go beyond the common and safe navigation patterns that provide an easy and natural way to access content. Everybody knows …

Usability

TinkerBox

Nestled in the woods of Hudson Valley, this house was conceived as a car-lover’s dream retreat. A generously sized garage is the locus of the design, generating space for car storage and maintenance as well as a spacious wine cellar and a furniture workshop. The rectangular form of the house, which …

Hudson Valley

Modern Lake Cabin Modern Home in Québec, Canada by BONE Structure

Location: Québec, Canada - The interior layout and large windows in this BONE Structure custom home provide the occupants stunning views of the lake and mountains of this region.

Canada

The Lakeside Getaway That Entertains All Ages

A family matriarch enlisted an architect, an interior designer, a builder, and a landscape architect to help realize her vision for a diminutive, low-key lakeside getaway.

Landscape Architecture

Get Ready for Apartment Envy

It’s hard to look at this flat and not be jealous of the people who get to call it home! Titled “33 Kinds of Joys of Life”, it’s the latest work from …

Doane Paper: Grids + Lines for note taking with a fountain pen

Doane Paper makes wonderful pocket-sized notebooks with paper that is fantastically compatible with fountain pens.<p>I absolutely love my Maruman …

Note-Taking

Acre Origin Series B House

With efficiency and design at the forefront, the Acre Origin Series B House offers zero net energy living in a mid-century modern package. The …

6 Home Wet Bars That Will Inspire You to Up Your Entertaining Game

A home wet bar can be much more than just a place to make drinks with access to running water. By incorporating a few thoughtful design elements, a well-appointed wet bar can up your entertaining game tenfold.<p>A Wet Bar With a View at The Oosten in Brooklyn

Laundry Rooms

The Best Places to Shop for Design-Savvy Men Photos

The term <i>bachelor pad</i> tends to conjure visions of unkempt lairs replete with stacks of dirty dishes and mismatched furniture. But plenty of guys of all ages take pride in their homes, and for good reason: There are many stylish design companies geared toward men determined to outfit their pads in …

How Functional Animation Helps Improve User Experience

Since humans are visually driven creatures, the impact of imagery only increases with the help of animation. Our eyes innately pay attention to …

UI Design

Wood Duck Cabin

Tucked away in the mountains of Quebec's Eastern Township, the Wood Duck Cabin incorporates its natural facade into the surrounding landscape. Its …

Oak Linen Sofa

Nothing surpasses the rugged warmth of natural wood and linen, and as it states in its name, the Oak Linen Sofa is just that. Built with a solid oak …

A Chic "New Traditional" Austin Bungalow

<b>Name:</b> Tiffany and Alan Goldstein <b><br>Location:</b> Austin, Texas <b><br>Size:</b> 1064 square feet <b><br>Years lived in:</b> Owned for 9 Months<p>Natural light pours in through large …

How To Buy Vintage Furniture Without Getting Ripped Off

Whether you’re leaving the nest for the first time or upgrading to an epic bachelor pad, buying vintage furniture will cross just about every man’s …

The 10 Paint Colors Designers Always Use

There's a reason they turn to these shades over and over again.<p>With hundreds of shades to choose from, go straight to the best. These tried-and-true …