• Craftsman Curb Appeal: Add Mulch

    Sharon McRill of the Betty Brigade suggests getting rid of all dead plants and adding a layer of mulch under shrubs, trees, and in the flowerbeds to 
make the yard look cared for. Mulch comes in…   See the Image

  • Craftsman Curb Appeal: Don't Hide Architectural Features

    Whether you prune it or pull it, keeping dense, tall foliage away from the house shows off the Craftsman's distinct architectural features to full advantage. The paint colors are by BEHR: Shale Gray,…   See the Image

  • Craftsman Curb Appeal: Create a Cozy Porch

    Here's another example of taking advantage of the traditional Craftsman deep porch to make a house feel more like a home. Note the comfy seating area in front. The paint colors, by the way, are…   See the Image

  • Craftsman Curb Appeal: Color Before

    Jenelle Isaacson, owner of Living Room Realty, a real estate firm specializing in Portland's urban neighborhoods, came up with an amazing way to transform, update and add to the value of this…   See the Image

  • Craftsman Curb Appeal: Color After

    Jenelle Isaacson of Living Room Realty played up the architectural details of this home's trim by playing down the body color of the home. She found the perfect dark grey for the base that worked…   See the Image

  • Craftsman Curb Appeal: Consider Your Environment

    Even the guest cottages in the waterside community of River Dunes, near New Bern, NC, use high-tech, low maintenance AZEK materials, whereas traditional Craftsman style buildings have used wood for…   See the Image

  • It’s geek-love-at-first-sight, or “Hello. I’m here,” in the case of Spike Jonze’s Her, as Joaquin Phoenix falls for the voluptuous voice of Scarlett Johansson’s “Samantha,” the first…   Read the Blog

  • iRobot Roomba

    Published 01/17/14 in Houses

    We just had to include this floor cleaning robot, the Roomba from iRobot. You've seen them gliding from baseboard, around sofas (and under), sensing its way among changing floorings. This robot…   See the Image

  • These home robots handle tasks from security patrol to remote cooking.   See the Gallery

  • Linda Bots, another serious batch of next gen mobile robots or "Strands" from the School of Computer Science at the University of Birmingham. These babies absorb and integrate shapes…   See the Image