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Surreal beauty: Palacio de Cristal

Posted April 15, 2014

This stunning Spanish building, originally used as a greenhouse, is the epitome of of the phrase “light-filled”.  Combine glass with just the right sort of lighting and magic can happen, as artist Kimsooja demonstrated. She “had the whole floor tiled in mirrors. ...

Which state has the most expensive dream home?

Posted April 3, 2014

For most of us, a home will be the most expensive thing we ever buy. And someone among us has to own the most expensive one, right? Business Insider profiled the most expensive homes for sale across the country. Take a look at the article and figure out which is the highest-priced ...

It’s Spring! Time to clean?

Posted March 26, 2014

The weather outside might not indicate it, but spring has officially sprung. Sort of. Despite the chilly weather in many parts of the country, it might be time to consider partaking in the time-honored tradition of spring cleaning. If you’re not interested in breaking out the ...

Bathrooms of the rich and famous

Posted March 11, 2014

Oh, to be a celebrity and live a life of fame and fortune! Sure, it has some downsides, but there are upsides too, including some beautiful bathrooms that celebrities have in their beautiful houses. The bathroom might be the most private of rooms, but wow — these bathrooms ...

Between a Rock and a Hard Place — Literally!

Posted February 27, 2014

That headline is no joke — and how could we resist? This AIA award-winning home is literally carved into the rocks in the San Juan Islands in Puget Sound near Seattle. Tom Kundig, FAIA, of Olson Kundig Architects in Seattle is the designer. Setting the house into the rock ...

Smart fridge for a smart kitchen

Posted January 30, 2014

We’e living in the future, where we can use robots to vacuum our floors and beds even make themselves. But did you know that your refrigerator can be incredibly smart too? (This sounds like the beginning of a new game show: Are You Smarter Than A Refrigerator?) LG’s ...

2014 Home Trends

Posted January 28, 2014

Since we are at the start of 2014, we thought we would share a few trends we’re seeing for the upcoming year. Stress-Free Living Harried Americans are looking for products that will make their lives easier – especially at home, which is seen as a retreat from the ...

Indoor pool time

Posted January 21, 2014

It’s Polar Vortex 2.0 around here. Although we’ve been lucky to escape the brunt of the snow, there’s no getting away from the cold. Instead of dreaming about hanging out by the pool on a warm summer’s day, we’re switching our thoughts to indoor pools. ...