Living Rooms

NASA's chilling 30-year-old warning

We were warned. On June 23, 1988, a sultry day in Washington, James Hansen told the US Congress and the world that global warming wasn’t approaching — it had already arrived.<p>The testimony of the top NASA scientist, said Rice University historian Douglas Brinkley, was “the opening salvo of the age …

Climate Change

Try This Plyometric Bodyweight Workout That Made Me Sore From Head to Toe

If you don't have access to a gym or any equipment at home, let this be your next workout. You might end up in a pile of sweat on your living room floor, but you'll feel stronger and more accomplished than when you woke up this morning.<p>I teamed up with Francheska Martinez, Animal Flow expert and …

Workouts

What Your Web Browser's Incognito Mode Really Does

You don’t have to be a computer whiz to grasp the value of private web browsing. At a time when consumers are worried about the data Facebook and …

Consumer News

Small House Plans Under 1000 sq ft Reveal Their Secrets

One of the cool things about living in a house as opposed to an apartment is the fact that the floor plan is more flexible and you can basically …

Architecture

'I play the lottery twice a week': inside the crumbling 7,000-acre estate that one couple expects will cost millions to restore

One summer, the Marchioness Townshend spent two weeks in old clothes, up a ladder, painting the living room. She was slathering Farrow & Ball Incarnadine on to the walls, to cover an ugly green that was marring the main reception room of one of north Norfolk’s finest stately homes: Raynham Hall.<p>“It …

Property (UK)

The Definitive List Of (Current) Blockchain Possibilities In Retail

Whether you believe in bitcoin or not, whether you think blockchain is a panacea or folly, you can’t deny that there is just an immense amount of activity going on in the space. It might not be all positive activity – like the almost-daily news of yet another theft from a crypto-vault. But for …

Blockchain

10 Décor Mistakes That Secretly Make Interior Designers Cringe

When it comes to our own areas of expertise, we all have pet peeves. Think about it: Chefs are known to be picky about how to cook an egg, writers …

Home Decorating

See How One Designer Filled a Home With Color and Pattern—Without It Becoming Overwhelming

Incorporating color—especially bold, eye-grabbing color—into any home is no easy feat; there’s a (very) fine line between a clownish explosion of …

Interior Design

How to DIY a remote-controlled TV lift

This smart addition to your next movie night is easier to make than you’d think.<p><i>In</i> <i>th</i><i>is</i> <i>first episode in our six-part video series</i><i>,</i> <i>Bob Clagett of</i> <i>I Like to Make Stuff</i> <i>takes on home DIY projects inspired by the features of the new</i> <i>Ford F-150</i><i>.</i><p>When your TV doesn’t exactly go with your room decor, hide it. …

Woodworking

Residence 1446 by Miró Rivera Architects

Miró Rivera Architects have designed a new house in Austin, Texas, that features exterior walls of flat seam copper and Lueders roughback limestone, …

Dining Rooms

Don't be that guest: Lake house etiquette tips from the pros

Wait, what? No soy milk?!<p>Expressing dismay at the larder is one faux pas that otherwise well-meaning folks make when staying in someone else’s vacation home.<p>There are a handful things hosts would like you to know as the season of sun, sand and surf rolls in — little ways guests and hosts alike can …

Home

This Perfectly Pink Charleston Home is an Absolute Delight

1 of 12<p>Take a Tour!<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 12<p>Porch Goals<p>3 of 12<p>Brick Details<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 12<p>Water Views<p>Advertisement<p>5 of 12<p>Living Room<p>Advertisement<p>6 of …

Charleston

20+ DIY Halloween Decorations For Your Spookiest House Ever

You'll have the most BOOtiful house on the block.<p>Decorating for the holidays adds up quickly, so you may be tempted to skip out on Halloween in favor of buying all the string lights, garlands, and Santa-themed everything for Christmas. But hold up, because getting your spook on doesn't have to cost …

Decorations

21 quick and safe DIY cleaning hacks

Though the frequency of cleaning depends on our lifestyle and whether or not we can afford a housekeeping service, it’s a chore that stares us down with mounting pressure.<p>I’ve got some serious housecleaning to do right now, but I’m short on time and the last thing I want to do after work is spend …

Cleaning

Music festivals 2018: The best dance music events in London | London Evening Standard

London’s festival scene is an eclectic one, with pretty much every musical inclination catered for by one event or another. But if you’re into dance …

Festivals

Dated Toronto bungalow grabs attention with under-$1-million asking price

<b>1 Ronan Ave., Toronto</b><p><b>Asking price:</b> $998,000<p><b>Selling price</b>: $1,250,000<p><b>Previous selling price</b>: $257,500 (1996)<p><b>Taxes</b>: $5,144 (2017)<p><b>Days on the market</b>: Seven<p><b>Listing agents</b>: Paul MacMillan and Belinda Lelli, Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd.<p>THE ACTION<p>In early March, with similar homes in the Yonge …

Real Estate

Small-Business Owners Name The Best Tools And Resources They've Invested In

Making the right investment in your small business can mean the difference between growth and stagnation. What that right investment is – marketing, training, technology, labor, personal development – will vary from business to business and owner to owner, depending on a variety of factors.<p>Several …

Small Business

A Dilapidated Old Church Turned Warm, Modern Home

Name: Jehu "Hugh" Molten and dog Rupert Location: Mount Pleasant, South Carolina Size: 1,600 square feet Years lived in: 4 years, owned All it took …

Home

Solar-powered home boasts an “upside down” layout for an expansive feel

When a couple finally decided to fulfill their dream of living by the beach, they reached out to Sydney-based architecture firm Rolf Ockert Design to …

Green Design

21 Readers Talk About Real-Life Spooky Encounters They've Lived Through

"I went back to sleep, but I remember feeling a cold hand on my foot at one point in the night."

Living Rooms

The Uncomfortable Tale of How Recliners Took over American Living Rooms

Recliners are about as synonymous with American leisure time as baseball and Budweiser. In fact, if you walk into any living room in America, you’re …

Furniture

Mum's innocent home video of son, 7, celebrating Harry Kane's England goal deleted from internet by Fifa

A mum's cute home video showing her seven-year-old son celebrating an England World Cup goal was removed from the internet - because it breached …

FIFA World Cup

A sleek and secure storage space for your bicycle!

It’s true that we have garages for our cars and motorbikes, but somehow, all the bicycle got was a bicycle rack. There are objects to tether your …

Living Rooms

The Rabbit Charger is a simpler way to integrate chargers into your wall outlets

I like the idea of having extra chargers around my apartment, but I live in a rental unit, so I’m not exactly keen to start replacing the outlets with ones that have USB ports or wireless chargers just yet. However, the Rabbit Charger looks like a pretty good alternative that’s as easy to install …

Tech Trends

The Morning Beauty Rituals of 9 Successful Women

There's no science-backed formula for success, that's for sure. There's no clear-cut, mapped out way to find happiness or notoriety in your life. …

David Bowie

Queen Village home with a ton of character lists for $440K

It’s complete with a private patio<p>With off-white walls, exposed beams, and funky, contemporary light fixtures, this home at 131 Monroe Street does not skimp on character.<p>The two-bed, one-bath home, that’s nestled just south of Society Hill, in the heart of Queen Village, just dropped on the market …

Living Rooms

Walk-through: Oakland Art Deco enjoys tiered backyard with patios

Twice a week, The Chronicle features a home on the market that caught our eye for its architecture, history or character. More photos: www.sfgate.com/columns/walkthrough<p><b>Address:</b> 8 El Carmello Circle, Oakland.<p><b>Asking price:</b> $929,000.<p><b>Description:</b> Architectural distinction abounds in this three-bedroom …

Art Deco

Take a Look Inside Luann De Lesseps's Sag Harbor Home

The Real Housewives of New York star put the Hamptons property on the market—both for sale and for rent.<p><i>Real Housewives of New York</i> star Luann de Lesseps is moving on from her Sag Harbor home. The former countess recently listed her four-bedroom Greek Revival home, and it could be yours for just …

Home Decorating

Taking the Shopping Out of the Mall

A giant new one will be more of an entertainment venue<p>By<p>Spencer Jakab<p>Spencer Jakab<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@spencerjakab<p>Google+<p>Spencer.Jakab@wsj.com<p>Mall: “an urban shopping area featuring a variety of shops surrounding a usually open-air concourse reserved for pedestrian traffic.”<p>American …

Wall Street

Amazon's Alexa for Hospitality handles hotel checkout, pool time and more

Daniel Rausch, Amazon's vice president of smart home, walked into a darkened hotel suite on the top floor of the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge.<p>"Alexa, turn on the lights," he casually said, and the lights dutifully turned themselves on in the kitchenette, living room and entryway.<p>Rausch …

Smart Homes