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The Digital Canvas Is Here

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I always loved the idea of the digital picture frame. It was the perfect solution to the problem so many of us face in the digital photography age: How can I get more of these pictures off my phone or digital camera, and into my life? Thanks to their small screens, ugly, bulky profiles and complicated uploading features, the entire category was a failure and has essentially fizzled out: Companies really never invested in a beautiful, easy user experience, and…

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Tech @ Home: Laundry Room

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The laundry room is often overlooked when it comes to style and function. It’s just the laundry room… usually relegated to the basement, or behind some closet doors, and doesn’t allow for much inspiration. But the truth is, we spend so much time doing laundry that’s a shame we can’t also enjoy the environment and amenities while we’re at it. Laundry rooms have been getting a second look recently, and both their design and the technology in them are enjoying a bit…

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High and Low Tech Faves from the International Home + Housewares Show

Mill Heater— International Housewares Show

Whoo! I’m back from Chicago, where I spent one whirlwind day at the International Home + Housewares Show, and man, I saw a lot of stuff. Thousands of exhibitors, sprawled across three halls, showing off the latest and greatest for your home. Stuff for entertaining. Stuff for organizing. One hall was dedicated entirely to things with plugs and buttons, so you know where I hung out most of the day. And while some of the electronics were “smart” (connected or automated in…

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Stylish Bookshelf Bluetooth Speakers

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As speakers shed their wires and become more comely, it only makes sense to perch them on a bookshelf like the objet that they have become. So this week, on Apartment Therapy, I show off some of the most beautiful (and stylish) Bluetooth speakers, that sound as good as they look. In the early days of the gramophone—a piece of audio equipment that was both visually and sonically stimulating—great sound and good looks were equal priorities, since the sheer size of it…

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A Guide to buying an Online Mattress

Tuft & Needle: Online Mattress

Buying my first mattress was a terrible experience. I hadn’t done any research beforehand, and I was beyond-shocked at how expensive they were. Then, there was the vast showroom of bed upon bed, with prices differing wildly and no real sense of why one was more expensive than the other, other than the industry jargon and marketing speak I was being fed. The saleswoman was pushy and followed me around the store, even though I asked her not to. I…

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