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How to get started with home automation through Z-Wave

For many of us, smart homes seem like a far off concept from a science fiction novel set hundreds of years in the future. Imagine things like appliances that learn our schedules, lights that turn off after we leave a room, locks that can be remotely triggered to let yourself (or others) into your …

Buying Your First Suit - Everything You Need To Know

There’s a lot that can go wrong when <b>buying your first suit</b>. We’ve taken the time to compile some simple rules to help you evolve for wearing Dad’s …

San Francisco Residence by Craig Steely Architecture

It's no secret that we love cool houses here at D'Marge. This amazing place has been created by Craig Steely Architecture in San Fransico's Dolores …

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Private Residence in London Spiced Up With Inspiring Design Tricks

Formerly used as an office building, the <b>Mews House</b> currently serves as a private residence and photographer’s studio in London. The three level …

Kegbot makes creating an Android-controlled kegerator easy

The idea of a connected kegerator isn't anything new. We've seen quite a few startups build high-tech kegs -- even Google has gotten in on the action. Those projects, however, require quite a bit of technical know-how. Now there's an easier solution for the beer enthusiasts: Kegbot. Kegbot is a bit …

Flexhouse: Eco-Friendly Row Homes in Chicago

Flexhouse is a modest set of energy efficient row homes in Chicago’s residential neighborhood of Logan Square. A full team pulled this project …

How to Achieve the Look of Timeless Design

What makes timeless home design? Have you ever picked up a magazine from another era and thought to yourself that you could be looking at something …

45 Classic Library Design Ideas

See the most stylish ways to stack treasured reads.<p>Whether your home is traditional, modern or somewhere in between, we've got the ultimate book-curation inspiration.

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Feast Your Eyes On These Stunning Kitchens

As many of our U.S. readers prepare for their Thanksgiving feast, we’ve decided to share with you one of the things we are most thankful for: …

Watch: 5 Surreal Gadgets for Surviving a Horrifying Apocalypse | WIRED

The Shenu: Hydrolemic System is a set of conceptual organs that minimize loss of hydration, allowing humans to consume less water altogether. <i>Image:</i> …

Extraordinary One-of-a-Kind Downtown Penthouse

This penthouse is located in the Lower East Side, a neighborhood of Manhattan, New York.<p>It boasts of an airy terrace overlooking the city, and its …

The Best Road Bikes for Every Rider

Across the cycling categories, excluding perhaps the penny-farthing, we seem to be in the middle of a boom in popularity. Cities are adding bike …

Calvin & Hobbes nursery, complete with a fort for sleeping

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Top 10 stops for Central America first-timers

The green cufflinks between North and South America, these seven compact countries would be easy to skip on a map. Yet they represent a complex web of cultures, ancient ruins, tropical wildlife and adventure.<p>For starters, try climbing lava-gurgling volcanoes with perfect cones that poke above the …

How to travel in Europe

Fifty sovereign states. 10,180,000 sq km. 738,200,000 people. The word ‘Europe’ does little to convey the diversity found within, which can make it a bewildering place to travel. So here’s a handy guide to your transport options:<p>Car<p><b>Budget:</b> medium-high (London-Prague petrol from EUR360 return, plus …

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Tiny countries that pack a big punch

Size isn't everything. Here are ten of the smallest countries in the world. Some of them are rarely visited, except by travellers collecting visa stamps. Most are islands, often far flung. Their wealth varies, from nearly the highest per capita GDP to nearly the lowest, but all still manage to …

20 free things to do in Amsterdam

It's easy to spend a fortune in the Netherlands' stylish capital, but the city has plenty of gratis goodies up for grabs.<p>Check out our pick of the freebies on offer.<p><b>1. Canal Ring</b><p>More canals flow in Amsterdam than in Venice, and get this: the 400-year-old waterways are a UNESCO World Heritage site. …