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Homelane buys interior design firm Capricoast for Rs90 crore

Homelane provides design modules for kitchen spaces, bedrooms, and other furniture sets like wardrobes, storage units, and study tables to homeowners. Bengaluru: Online furniture and design company Homelane on Monday said it has acquired Capricoast.com, an online marketplace for home interior goods for Rs 90

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

SEP construction class helps build tiny home for homeless

A construction class at Southeast Polk is building more than a house, they are building a potential home for somebody in need. Southeast Polk construction teacher Ryan Andersen arranged a partnership with Joppa, which helps homeless people find housing and rebuild their lives. Andersen had

Tiny prefab home company Kasita moves beyond Austin

Kasita ready to deliver CNW courtesy of Kasita Kasita, the Austin-born and -based company that introduced its innovative, high-tech, prefab tiny homes to the local market several years ago and recently began manufacturing them in the city, is about to take its gospel beyond Texas’

Tiny homes, big problems: Where can you park your home-on-wheels?

Corrections & Clarifications: An earlier version of this story misstated Malcolm Smith’s former occupation. He worked in tech sales.  WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. — Ryan and Cheryl Marcus took a leap of faith this summer to live a smaller, simpler life. They downsized their belongings, left behind their spacious two-bedroom

Norton’s Core wants to be the ultimate watchdog for your home tech

You know Symantec’s (SYMC) Norton for its line of PC security software that continuously tells you it needs to be updated. But now the company is moving into the hardware space with a special kind of router that promises to secure all of your disparate connected

3 home tech ideas for your tiny space

So, you got that tiny house. Or that compact one-bedroom apartment for which you endured a frightening co-op board interview. Or you and your partner moved into a studio that is really not meant to accommodate two people. Congrats! You are now Living Small. There are

Opinion: What can smart home tech do for retirees?

The most complicated thing on earth isn’t high-technology, it’s family dynamics. A weekend with the in-laws, or a Thanksgiving dinner will provide all the evidence needed. And now that we’re living longer than ever before, the interests and opinions of more generations will compete

Best Buy Using Store Space to Showcase Amazon and Google Home Tech

Best Buy (BBY, +0.86%) is making nice with one of its fiercest rivals, Amazon.com(AMZN, -1.45%), to bolster its ongoing bid to be the leading retailer in the booming smart-home tech area. The electronics retailer, enjoying a renaissance of late, announced on Wednesday it was expanding space at 700

AA batteries power this simple smart doorbell

If you’re intimidated by the prospect of installing a doorbell, you aren’t alone. Fortunately, startup Olive & Dove wants to help. Its $199 smart doorbell, RemoBell, relies exclusively on AA batteries. That means you can’t even hard-wire this thing if you wanted to —