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The last keyboard you’ll ever buy is a $41 wireless keyboard that never needs to be charged

There are a few products that we cover pretty much every time they go on sale, and the Logitech K750 Wireless Solar Keyboard is definitely one of …

Tech Trends

Hood River retreat boasts minimal environmental impact

Lovers of the Columbia River Gorge will swoon over this beautiful vacation retreat perched right on Neal Creek, just an hour outside Portland, …

Columbia River

Flesh-eating bacteria in raw oysters kill Florida man, health officials say

A man who ate raw oysters at a Florida restaurant has died after contracting an infection from the Vibrio vulnificus bacteria, health officials say.<p>The 71-year-old man ate the oysters on July 8 at a Sarasota restaurant, which health officials did not identify, and died two days later. "We have an …

Florida

Steel-clad Micro Cabins are built to last

The Colorado Outward Bound Micro Cabins, as they are dubbed, are located on a steep hill within a Lodgepole Pine forest and serve as dormitories for …

The Coyle

Quilcene, Washington<p>Located on a long peninsula extending south into Hood Canal, this vacation house for a Seattle family draws inspiration from its site and the owner’s Danish roots. Using the clean, economical forms and materials of the classic Danish sommerhus as inspiration, three gabled …

Architecture

I Want To Disappear To Wherever This Is

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Off-Grid Homes That Turn Everyday Life Into An Adventure

<b>Living off the grid</b> is something a lot of people enjoy. The peaceful and quiet ambiance, the fresh surroundings and the freedom are liberating and …

Amazing Prefab Cabins From Around The World

How many times did you feel like you wanted to just get away from everything and everyone and to spend some time in a small cabin in the middle of …

10 Adorable Tiny Homes You Can Rent Right Now

Discover what the tiny house lifestyle is all about by staying in one of these micro-sized vacation rentals.<p>If you fancy the idea of living in a tiny house but aren't ready to fully commit, why not feed your curiosity by downsizing for a night or two?<p>Oozing with charm, comfort, and modern …

Cute

15 Outdoor Kitchens That Inspire Al Fresco Dining

Combining culinary creativity with a love of nature, these inspiring kitchens will make you want to cook, dine, and host outdoors all season long.<p>1. The Splinter Creek Home in Taylor, Mississippi<p>2. An Alluring Sculptural Abode For Sale in Austin, Texas<p>3. A Slender Concrete Home That Feels Like an …

Fair Trade

4 Companies to Consider When Building a Prefab Home in Minnesota

These four Minnesota–based companies are raising the bar with their prefab home designs and systems.<p>If you're seeking to build a prefab or modular home in the great state of Minnesota, these four firms are eagerly waiting to assist.<p>1. Hive Modular<p>Headquartered in Stillwater, Hive Modular builds …

Prefab Homes

Nature Platforms: Cantilevered Cabin Overlooks a Lake in Japan

What do you look for in a vacation home when you’re traveling with a group? If you’re headed to a snowy lakeside in a quiet rural area, odds are that …

Avant-garde

Hillside studio provides extra space, solar power, and an ocean view

The owners of the aptly-named North Avoca Studio recently relocated from Sydney to North Avoca, New South Wales, and commissioned architect Matt …

The Most Affordable Suit Brands For Men On A Budget

Whether you're the student on a baked beans budget, or the big-earning gent who's squandered his weekly pay on other essential classics - cheap suits …

Power-multiplying exoskeletons are slimming down for use on the battlefield

The technology has been long-anticipated by military commanders.<p>Dashing around a battlefield in the bulky robo-armor Tom Cruise wore in <i>Edge of Tomorrow</i> won't cut it in the real world. For starters, it’s way too big. And the energy required to power something that size—via a gas engine strapped to …

Tom Cruise

With Tire Shaving, a Flat on an AWD Car No Longer Means Replacing All Four Tires

The conventional wisdom among drivers of all-wheel-drive vehicles has been that when they need to replace a single tire, every tire should be …

Hawaiian house by LifeEdited harvests more energy and water than it consumes

Design consultancy LifeEdited has built a family home on Hawaiian island Maui, as a model for sustainable, off-grid living.<p>The LifeEdited: Maui …

Ronina, Shingle Street review – on the beach, all MoD cons

I am looking at a ceiling in which rough wooden joists are sloping this way and that, their galvanised steel hangers on view, between them plywood whose patterns of grain and knots don’t match from one panel to another. “Kaleidoscopic” is how it is described to me. It is updated Tudor, timber …

Small apartment becomes bright and efficient after renovation

Complete with tons of storage<p>Light and layout are two key elements of any well-designed apartment. When the owner of this flat in São Paulo bought the space, it was a poorly considered alcove studio with the kitchen hidden behind a partial wall. But working with local architects at Vão, the …

Vinyl Records

A Hamptons Beach Retreat Gets a Scandinavian-Style Makeover

Taking cues from their style-conscious clients, Portland-based Jessica Helgerson Interior Design transforms an Amagansett home into a light-filled, Scandinavian-inspired getaway.<p>Jessica Helgerson and Chelsie Lee of Jessica Helgerson Interior Design just happened to be in New York City when they …

Hamptons

How to Negotiate Your Next New-Car Lease Like a Pro

Car salespeople will tell you that most people who end up leasing a new vehicle don’t walk through the door thinking of themselves as lease customers. Rather, like proposals on New Year’s Eve, leasing often just kind of happens, and the person has to live with the consequences of a spontaneous …

2018 Volkswagen Golf R

A dual-threat hatchback: on the track and on the cul-de-sac.<p>Overall Rating:<p>The Golf R is the understated and underrated antithesis of its red-hot hatchback rivals such as the Ford Focus RS, Subaru WRX STI, and Honda Civic Type R. Its mixture of performance and practicality is expected, but its …

What To Say To Little Kids Instead Of 'Say Sorry'

When touring different preschools for my daughter, I visited one where I got to observe the kids playing on the playground. While climbing the ladder …

This Simple Animation Answers Everything About How A Clutch Works

Many of us have a basic idea of what our car’s clutch does, but still find all the teeth and springs confusing when we actually look at one out of …

Steal This Look: A Scandi-Style Kitchen in a Canadian Cabin

One of our all-time-favorite projects is the Lake Huron cabin of Juli and John Baker, the owners of Toronto housewares shop Mjölk. The kitchen, …

Who Wins, Who Loses With New Tax Proposal

House Republicans released their long-awaited redo of the tax code, which they promised would dramatically reduce the federal tax bill for most …

Old Farmstead in the UK Becomes Sustainable Family Home

Van Ellen + Sheryn Architects transformed and extended an 18th century farmstead in Dartmoor National Park, UK, into a sustainable family home, …

Sustainable Dutch home for sale comes with surreal custom furniture

Wowza<p>The last time we saw this one-of-a-kind Dutch home, it was the coolest half-buried snow villa in all the land. Fast forward some years and “Dutch Mountain House,” the brainchild of architect and art historian couple Sanne Oomen and Lucas Mol, has hit the market (price upon request). And with …

These Are the Best Sneakers for Every Workout

They look damn good, too.<p>Not all sneakers are created equal. To maximize your workouts, it's actually better to have shoes specifically designed with one activity in mind. This helps you perform better while working out. Plus, it minimizes your chances of tearing your body in half. Here are 11 of …

How to Sell Your Car

If you choose to sell your current vehicle on your own, you will likely get a higher price than if you decided to trade it in. You can always expect …