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Home tech ideas from CES

Posted January 8, 2015

This week, you may have noticed an uptick in news about electronics. If you’ve been wondering why that’s apparently such a hot topic, it’s because the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is going on right now in Las Vegas. (Pssssst…we’ll be there too this month.) ...

What you liked last year

Posted January 7, 2015

Now that we’re into the swing of 2015, we thought we would look back on some posts that were the most read in 2014. Like… Highlights from Day 1 of IBS 2014 Black countertops, glass cabinet fronts among top kitchen trends for 2014 New contemporary options from Marvin Boy ...

Link Love: "Best of" roundup

Posted December 31, 2014

Our Favorite Home Decor Trends of the Year Apartment Therapy “What were the trendiest ideas in design this year for interiors? We’ve rounded up our favorite decor trends that became popular (or became popular again) this year. From the kind of materials we spotted in gorgeous ...

Link Love: Movie homes and homes in ruins

Posted December 17, 2014

Where are these movie homes? MSN “Have you ever watched a movie and wondered if the house that the characters live in is real and where it’s located? In the midst of the holiday season, we’ve been wondering about the houses in some of our favorite holiday ...

Marsala

Posted December 11, 2014

It’s here, it’s here! Colorphiles, rejoice: Pantone has announced its Color of the Year. This year’s color is a rich almost-neutral: Marsala. As you may have guessed from its name, the color does evoke wine, but isn’t a true purple–there’s a lot of ...

Falling off a cliff (or not)

Posted December 9, 2014

We love unusual houses and this might be one of the coolest we have ever seen. It might also take the trophy for most sickness-inducing house. It sort of looks like a house that got blown over in a storm and is now clinging–just barely–to a cliff’s side. However, this ...

Dancing under water

Posted December 4, 2014

Does anyone have any slightly off-the-wall ideas of what you’d want in a dream house? We’re not necessarily talking about things like a home theater and double ovens in the kitchen. More things like a basement bowling alley where your team can perfect their strikes or maybe a ...

Toilet innovation

Posted December 4, 2014

The bathroom is a room of necessity and you do what you’ve gotta do there. And of course odor issues are always an issue. You can try fans, room sprays, plug-ins, or even things like Poo-Pourri (spritzed directly in the toilet). Now Kohler has come up with a solution that leaves ...