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New Smart Home Stuff I’m Digging

Awair: Smart Home

There’s a little spring in my step this time of year, as CES draws nearer and I start to plan my annual trip to Vegas. Home technology innovations will abound, and I’m sure there will be one or two smart home announcements that will change the game. Here are some of the newer smart home products I’m crushing on right now— they’re all solving our home headaches, and doing it with a bit of style.…

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Winding down (and a giveaway).

withings aura giveaway

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED. Hi gang! It’s the end of my clean-the-tech-closet week, and since I’ve been a bit under the weather, I’ll be short and sweet so I can get back to bed. We’re giving away a Withings Aura connected alarm clock. I described how cool it is in this article recently, but here’s why you want one: It’s using sleep science to help us get off to bed more easily, have a good night’s rest, and wake up more…

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Big Giveaway Week: Neato Vacuum

vacuum giveaway

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED.  After a drizzly weekend in Boston, I’m happy to be back in the never-ending toasty weather that is Los Angeles. I had a blast at the Wayfair Heart Home Conference where I gave a keynote on technology to a bunch of interior designers and design bloggers (I think I won some hearts when I told them all that they didn’t have to give up their paper notebooks… there were audible sighs of relief). I was looking…

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High Tech Guest Room: Choosing A Mattress & Pillows

choosing a mattress

One of the first orders of business for our high tech guest room remodel was to select a mattress. Even though the room is small, I decided that I wanted to upgrade our queen-sized mattress to a king, so my guests were as comfy as possible when coming to visit. Choosing a mattress is tough. I had been to a couple mattress stores, but with all the choices, I left more confused than when I walked in. Should I go…

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Reveal: My High Tech Guest Room

high tech guest room

My friends and family know that I’ve always been smitten with interior design, and that my style (and throw pillow collection) is always evolving. Increasingly on the blog I’ve been sharing my views on how technology plays into current home and fashion trends, and I’m always highlighting apps and gadgets that are beautifully designed— there are so many companies designing products for the way we live, functionally and aesthetically. Today, I’m kicking this all into high gear, and revealing my first-ever room…

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