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These Were The Most Popular Decor Styles Of 2017

It’s hard to believe 2017 is nearly over. While there were some amazing innovations, artistry, and movements in the home space this year, clearly a few trends that came out on top. To give us a more accurate depiction of 2017’s hottest styles, the online interior

The world’s largest architecture firm is creating a $2 million tiny home village for California’s homeless

GenslerA rendering of tiny homes for the homeless in San Jose, California. Although the total number of homeless Americans has slowly decreased over the past decade, homelessness has risen in large cities across the country. Certain spots in these areas are often dubbed “tent cities,” where it’s common for the

Marshman: Tiny houses, Take 2 in San Jose — and yes, we need these for the homeless

A rendering of a tiny homes plan for the homeless in San Jose. (Courtesy of Gensler/City of San Jose) By BARBARA MARSHMAN | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: December 10, 2017 at 7:30 am | UPDATED: December 10, 2017 at 12:43 pm When the idea of “tiny homes” burst

Five interior designers weigh in on Pantone’s controversial Colour of the Year decision

It’s mixed reviews. With Pantone’s 2018 Colour Forecast being revealed on Friday as Ultra Violet, we thought it only fitting to ask the opinion of those who know colour best — interior designers. Collected via Houzz, these designers shared their thoughts on the deep-hued purple which

Costa Mesa interior design shop carries curated mix of pieces from around the world

Owner Tiffany Hunter at her design shop, the Wonder Room, in Westside Costa Mesa. Hunter searches for one-of-a-kind pieces best suited to the architecture and style of a home. (Kevin Chang / Staff Photographer) When she was growing up in Everett, Wash., Tiffany Hunter

How Neolithic farming sowed the seeds of modern inequality 10,000 years ago

Most people regard hierarchy in human societies as inevitable, a natural part of who we are. Yet this belief contradicts much of the 200,000-year history of Homo sapiens. In fact, our ancestors have for the most part been “fiercely egalitarian”, intolerant of any form of

FROM THE GROUND UP: Gardening gifts for the holidays

Cover of “Windowsill Art” by Nancy Ross Hugo. PHOTO BY PAMELA BAXTER As much as I’d love to play Santa to everyone who reads this column, that’s just not practical. But what I can do is put together a list of some of the gardening

The Modern Marketing Paradox

In 1900, a German physicist named Max Planck published research that changed the world. Up until that time, forms of energy, like light, were thought to flow like continuous streams. But according to Britannica, Planck blew the world’s collective mind when he proved that energy

The artists saving traditional knowledge for the next generation

Mulkun Wirrpanda and John Wolseley with their work for the Midawarr Harvest project. Photograph: Joseph Brady/Mulka Project English-born landscape artist John Wolseley and Mulkun Wirrpanda, a Yolngu bark painter from north-east Arnhem Land, may seem an unlikely alliance. People might look at Wolseley, his

The best smart home and kitchen gadgets to give as gifts

Will Lipman/Engadget For the smart home and kitchen gadget section of our holiday gift guide, we skipped past the WiFi-enabled toaster ovens and what-have-you, and narrowed our list down to the stuff that’s actually useful. For starters, yes, we agree that the Instant Pot — a darling in food