Salon Prive: Effortless Elegance

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This understated, classic yet modern home in France reminds me of an elegant French woman. She’s stylish and completely yet effortlessly pulled together, as if she just threw on the first thing that caught her eye. That is far from reality for most of us and the same holds true for gorgeous and comfortable living spaces as this one. Continue reading

Millennium Tower residence: warm and elegant

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Millennium Tower in San Francisco has been voted by Worth magazine as one of the “Top 10 Residential Buildings in the World.” Located in the “SoMa” or South of Market area of San Francisco, this vibrantly diverse neighborhood is also close to restaurants, theaters and sporting events. Continue reading

Hollow-Core “Connect It” Desk: uncluttered power

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Now that I’ve seen the Hollow-Core “Connect It” Desk I can honestly say that Brookstone has succeeded in every way with nerdy design. The Connect It Desk is tailored for interfacing with digital devices. A section of the desktop opens to reveal a special spot for cameras, smartphones, or tablets where they can connect to integrated power. Cables are kept orderly, and devices are kept out of your way – the perfect solution for uncluttered small spaces. Continue reading

Holiday House in Greece: Dream Home of Stone

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This new home built of stone and timber in Greece is the stuff of dreams. Nothing compares to the warmth of thick stone walls soaking up the sun during the day and releasing the heat when the sun sets. Or imagine coming inside on a steamy summer day and feeling the coolness of the stone floor slabs under your bare feet. Continue reading

Pocket Projector Mobile: A Portable Theater

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The Brookstone Pocket Projector Mobile is capable of displays of up to 80 diagonal inches. This is bigger than most big screen TVs that cost a few thousand dollars and are stuck in their spot. At only a few hundred dollars, in a size no bigger than your palm, and able to project 1080p quality video, the Pocket Projector Mobile is like walking around with a movie theater. Continue reading

Little Lantern: Secretive Addition

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In a park-like neighborhood of San Antonio, Texas, a sweet limestone cottage of just 1,400 sq.ft. has been quietly enlarged, doubled in fact, to accommodate a modern family. The additions were designed with high respect to the original builder and character of the home and the area. Continue reading

Maison V: Life on the Seine

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Picture life on the Seine in the French countryside…sprawling lawns, mature trees, and lush views from every bright spacious room in your newly revamped historic home. The fine bones of the original home remain in the volumes, the classic gable roofs, thick walls, and heavy timber framing. Yet the weight of the past has been removed and a pure and timeless sensibility remains. Continue reading

Ollo Clip 4-in-1 iPhone Lens: smartphone photography

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I had no idea that people took iPhone photography so seriously that companies started to make additional lenses. But people do, and companies did. And now there is the Ollo Clip 4-in-1 iPhone Lens that is making me very excited for the future of smartphone photography. Continue reading

Modern Mountain Cabin: contemporary comfort

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We probably all share images of a typical mountain cabin…knotty pine wood covering every permanent surface, plaid upholstery, and walls filled with stuffed heads and antlers. This family’s second home is not your average cabin. It offers all the comfort and warmth of a traditional cabin, with modern amenities and sensibilities. Continue reading

Nabi Square HD: For the Young Photographer

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While GoPros are made for adrenaline-fueled adults, the nabi Square is a high-definition, pocket camera made just for kids. Outfitted with a water proof case, LCD screen, and a remote control, the nabi Square is perfect for the aspiring photojournalist, no matter how young they are. Continue reading