Luxury Malibu beach house renovated to improve light and views

Originally completed in the 1970s by noted architect Jerry Lomax, the Taylor Beach House recently received a renovation by SPF:architects. The two-year project focused on maximizing light and views, and refreshed the home with an improved interior layo… Continue reading Luxury Malibu beach house renovated to improve light and views

A picture of isolation: The best COVID-19 lockdown photography

With billions of people subjected to some level of stay-at-home order over the past couple of months, the COVID-19 pandemic has delivered one of the most profound shared global experiences humanity has ever seen. Photography social network Agora’s late… Continue reading A picture of isolation: The best COVID-19 lockdown photography

“Bleakest ever dining room” turned into light-filled heart of home

With its recently-completed Newry House renovation, Australia’s Austin Maynard Architects has performed what it likens to “architectural keyhole surgery” to turn the cramped and dark center of a Melbourne terraced house into a light-filled heart of the… Continue reading “Bleakest ever dining room” turned into light-filled heart of home

S1 Smart Lock unlocks through fingerprints, NFC, passcodes or app

Who knew there were so many “smart” ways to unlock a lock? For years companies have been trying to get people to use their phones or keypads or fobs, and now a new startup called Yeeuu Tech has thrown a bunch of methods into one device. The S1 Smart Lo… Continue reading S1 Smart Lock unlocks through fingerprints, NFC, passcodes or app

Lakeside Cabin is well-suited for hanging out, whatever the weather

The Lakeside Cabin in Quebec, Canada, looks like a great place to hang with friends, literally – thanks to a climbing rope in the front room. Besides this fun little addition, it’s well-equipped for entertaining guests and is designed to maintain a com… Continue reading Lakeside Cabin is well-suited for hanging out, whatever the weather

Critically-acclaimed British home for sale, love of concrete required

If you’ve ever wanted to live in one of the luxury houses featured in RIBA’s annual House of the Year competitions, now’s your chance – as long you have £2.5 million (roughly US$3.1 million) to spare. Named Ghost House, the residence was designed by BP… Continue reading Critically-acclaimed British home for sale, love of concrete required

Light-filled tiny house offers a relaxing soak

Canada’s Mint Tiny House Company recently completed a new 34-ft (10-m)-long tiny house. The home is light-filled thanks to its generous glazing, which includes no less than five skylights, and has two bedrooms, plus a spacious bathroom with shower and … Continue reading Light-filled tiny house offers a relaxing soak