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Bookdesk

There’s the bookshelf, there’s the desk… and then there’s the Bookdesk. As the name suggest, it merges the functionality of both into a compact …

Getting a Big Apartment into a Small Space

An imaginative design for a tiny apartment by Sub Estudio makes a small studio open and airy with the apparent scale of a much larger space.<p>The …

A Cute Haus in the Austrian Alps

Local studio OLKRÜF designed and built this childlike house in the mountains of western Austria, with grassland ending abruptly at its boxy walls.<p>The …

Design Dilemma: Another Look at Small Space Living

There’s been A LOT of talk of small space living these days. In fact, “micro apartments” have gotten a lot of buzz in places like Boston, San …

Interior Design

A Tiny Taiwanese Apartment

• 1 |<p>Opposite a muted gray sofa, an entertainment wall holds a flat screen TV in front of sleek wood paneling; storage cubbies for other paraphernalia …

Tiny Transforming Apartment in New York

• 1 |<p>The tiny apartment house includes a full size living room with many hidden unexpected transforming possibilities.<p>2 |<p>3 |<p>Hill sets up an expandable …

Floor plans of homes from famous TV shows

Television has infiltrated the hearts and homes of billions of people across the globe and even for those who wouldn’t consider themselves fanatics, …

Sleeping Around Hotel Concept : Pop-Up Hotel Offers You Unique Experience and Adveture

<b>Sleeping Around hotel concept</b>, just like its name suggests, it means you might locate this hotel at different places for every few days. It’s a …

Hotels

Judge Awards $8,000 To A Man Who Got Stuck On Disney's 'Small World' Ride

Jose Martinez won one for a lot of people today: A federal judge awarded the California man $8,000 in damages from Disneyland, after he had to sit in the "goodbye room"of the "It's A Small World" ride for 30 minutes, while park officials repaired it.<p><i>The San Francisco Chronicle</i> spoke to Martinez's …

Texas School District to Arm Teachers

Educators in a Texas school district will soon be permitted to carry guns in the classroom, assuming they get approval from the school …

Guns

Julia Pierson: veteran agent becomes first woman to lead US secret service

Barack Obama appointed the first woman to lead the US secret service in its 148-year-old history on Tuesday.<p>Julia Pierson, a secret service veteran …

NYPD stop-and-frisk memo revealed in civil rights court battle

Attorneys challenging the New York City police department's controversial stop-and-frisk practices say an internal NYPD memo amounts to an admission …

Dad Mourns Son Killed by Airport Sign

After an airport sign fell on 10-year-old Luke Bresette, killing him and injuring his family in Alabama, the boy's father is finding comfort in his …

Home Improvement

Napoleon and Josephine's Engagement Ring Sells for $949,000

The engagement ring the young Napoleon "must have broken his wallet" to buy for his fiancee Josephine shattered expectations today at the Osenat …

Engagement Rings

Conn. High School Football Players in Rape Case Gain Social Media Support, Igniting Debate

Across social media platforms like Twitter and Instagram, students in Torrington, Conn., continue to express support for 18-year-old high school …

Social Media

Corporations Paint Their Brands Red For LGBT Rights

Thousands of people are taking to social media to voice their personal support for gay marriage but individuals are not the only ones supporting the …

LGBTQI

A New Way to Store and Carry Paper

Even in our digital age, there are still a handful of people, including architects & engineers, who use paper on the daily. The Duo paper storage …

Secret Drawer: Bookshelf Hides Magnetically-Locked Storage

Picture the process of thieves rummaging through your home. Would they find your stash of valuables taped to the bottom of a drawer or under a …

Gay Couples Rub PDA In Westboro Baptist Church's Face, Aren't Struck Down By God's Wrath (PHOTOS)

Gay couples were seen kissing in front of Westboro Baptist Church protesters outside of the Supreme Court on Wednesday, perhaps testing the controversial congregation's insistence that such a heinous act would lead to punishment from God.<p>While much of the focus was on the Supreme Court as it …

The Same-Sex Marriage Cases: Snatching Victory...

It is always risky to predict what the Supreme Court will do in a case based on the oral argument. Justices ask questions of the lawyers for a variety of reasons and the questions do not always reveal what the justices are actually thinking. Some questions, for example, are genuinely designed to …

Pope Francis shuns grand apartment for two rooms

<b>Pope Francis has decided to shun a grand papal apartment on the top floor of the Vatican's Apostolic Palace in favour of a modest two-room residence.</b><p>His spokesman said he was "trying out this type of simple living" in a communal building with other priests.<p>In doing so he has broken a tradition …

Buenos Aires