Audiophiles, get ready for amazing sound, anywhere. This morning, Sonos released Trueplay, a software update that automatically tunes your speakers for the best sound, no matter how challenging the acoustics of your space.
Who hasn't owned an IKEA EXPEDIT shelving unit at one time or another? These shelves are to storage like Keds and Vans are to sneakers: basic, affordable, and available in plain white. But maybe you've had one for awhile now and are itching to change things up and customize it with a little more character beyond the plain old white finish. Check out how one EXPEDIT owner hacked his cabinet into something with more rugged character.
Ready to stock your bookshelf with some great summertime reads? If you're hanging out around here, we're guessing you'll appreciate some good design-related literature (or art, architecture and other home-centric topics). We got you. We'll get you started with some of our picks and encourage you to add your own. Let's get a good list going so we can all have a much more literate and enjoyable summer.
You've probably heard by now that President Obama stopped by Marc Maron's garage last week as the latest guest on his popular podcast WTF. Besides the president's personal life and the politics they discussed, we were also especially interested in exactly how one gets their space (in this case, garage) ready for a visit from the POTUS. Maron describes it and it's quite the process! Here are a few tidbits.
Q: When we watch TV we are serious. We enjoy lounging and make it an event (with popcorn!) in doing so. With that being said we got a huge couch to accommodate our TV watching requirements, however it makes the layout of our small space a challenge...
I know they fictionally exist in the 60s (and now the amazing 70s!) but it sure looks like these Mad Men characters were really digging some classic Apartment Therapy advice. See what they did that you can do too.
Do you love the good ideas and fun transformations of certain design shows but grit your teeth with rage at the unrealistic turnarounds and manufactured drama? We feel you. So what can you do (besides boycott them completely)? Remember these TV truths to help you watch with the right attitude.
Höme Improvisåtion is a video game that challenges you to build different pieces of IKEA furniture. You start off with something simple, like a coffee table, and progress to harder and harder pieces as your room fills with your successful pieces.
What does Ellen DeGeneres love more than sweater vests? Furniture. But she also loves being on TV so she serendipitously combined these three passions into one crazy mega-show. I give you: Ellen's Design Challenge, where six furniture designers compete to win $100,000 and Ellen drops by to make puns whenever she has time.