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Meet the tiny phone company that’s making modularity sustainable

March 6, 2017 7:18 am

With retro phone brands Nokia and Blackberry remerging at Mobile World Congress this year you’d be forgiven for thinking Mistress Fortune was up to her old wheel-spinning tricks again. And as old tech becomes tech news again, it’s a sign — say some — that smartphone innovation is on the scrap heap. But a commoditized […]

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Houzz Tour: Fun and Color for a Bright New Bungalow (11 photos)

March 6, 2017 7:18 am

This couple has a split personality,” interior designer Lucy Penfield says. “In their professional lives they motivate, inspire and lead. Yet their old house was very traditional, with lots of beige. So it was our goal to shed the safe and predictable in this new house and find the fun.” Penfield says… Houzz Galleries

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Successful Office-Bedroom Combos (14 photos)

March 6, 2017 7:18 am

Wake up, get dressed (or not), make coffee and head over to do some work at your desk. Sounds like heaven, right? There are, without a doubt, perks to working from home: no commute time, far fewer interruptions and more control over your work environment, to name a few. But it also brings with it […]

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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Trump budget threatens housing?

March 6, 2017 7:18 am

Priorities during this administration could create problems for the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s assistance programs as more focus is placed on military spending and less on housing. And the market is expecting the Fed to raise rates in March, however a week and a half still remain before the FOMC meeting, during which […]

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The Fossil Q Hybrid smartwatch does wearables right

March 4, 2017 7:18 am

Do you really need a screen? That’s the question Fossil is asking with their clever and handsome Fossil Q Hybrid smartwatch, an analog watch that hides all of its smarts behind an understated face. This type of watch has become more common with watchmakers like Skagen and Michael Kors jumping on the bandwagon. Many of […]

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Google says to ‘count on’ a second-generation Pixel smartphone this year

March 4, 2017 7:18 am

Google’s Pixel smartphone this year was a significant reset for the company’s mobile hardware strategy – and one that earned a lot of praise from customers and critics. Good news for those who liked it: Pixel’s successor will arrive sometime in 2017, as confirmed by Google SVP of Hardware Rick Osterloh to Android Pit at […]

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Crowd-Pleasing Paint Colors for Staging Your Home (12 photos)

March 4, 2017 7:18 am

When prepping your home for sale, one of the most important tasks is giving your walls a fresh coat of paint. The standard advice from most real estate professionals is to keep them neutral with shades of white. But as a home stager and an interior designer, I prefer to take a more stylish approach…. […]

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10 Timeless Pieces of Decorating Advice (15 photos)

March 4, 2017 7:18 am

As we work — and spend — to make the places we live in beautiful and functional, we sometimes make decor mistakes we come to regret. Unhappy choices nearly always stem from poor planning, rushed decisions, self-doubt or bad advice. Here I’ll show you how to take sound and sensible steps to create the… Houzz […]

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Homeowners tell all – bigger isn’t always better

March 4, 2017 7:18 am

Homeowners aren’t satisfied with the size of their home, however bigger isn’t always better. Trulia’s new survey shows that the larger the homebuyer’s current home, the more likely they are to want to downsize. However, this varies widely between generations. HousingWire.com Topics

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The double-sided housing recovery in Nashville

March 4, 2017 7:18 am

Nashville managed to stay afloat throughout the finance crisis despite similar metros across the country crashing. But can the city keep up with its now growing economy? Pro Teck Valuation Services spotlights Nashville’s current recovery, highlighting that the city is falling into an affordability crisis. HousingWire.com Topics

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