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A Simple, Elegant Router That You Won't Want to Hide

It wouldn't seem so—this being 2015 and all—but a reliable router is a hard thing to come by. A router that doesn't look like a space-age hunk of plastic? That's even scarcer. So when Eero hit the digital shelves last month, it seemed as though there was finally a solution to both of those nagging problems. The slick white router is designed by the same guy who helped Nest with its smart thermostat and smoke detector. With soft white curves and a subtle gloss, the Eero is cool enough to sit on your desk or shelf with pride, which see more
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Real-Estate Porn: Homes With Curves

Think the best-looking modern homes are all sharp angles and straight lines? Think again: These luxury homes prove that curves and sleek architecture go hand in hand, too—and the result is as sexy as it sounds. You wish you lived here. Location: Award-winning modern in Dallas Price: $7,950,000 Size: 14,795 square feet Key selling points: It's not every day that we find a property that looks stunning in every. Single. Photo. But this one does. And it didn't win the American Institute of Architects' nod for Best Organic Living Space With a Modern Shell for nothing: The drive leads to see more
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9 Ways to Get the Masculine, Minimal Look at Home

1. Cozy Up Just because you're going the minimal route doesn't mean your place needs be as cold and heartless as your last significant other. A warm foundation and beautiful architecture mean a "less is more" approach will still come off as welcoming and cozy—just without the knickknacks. Try finding a place with lots of exposed wood and big windows, which will make everything else look 10 times better. • • • see more
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10 Office Design Moves That Will Upgrade Your Workspace

1. Start Off Strong The most important design move for any good office is an amazing foundation. Try to avoid any place with florescent lights and pre-installed cubicles and opt for things with a little more texture and individuality for an extra dose of cool. This particular office is inside an old lima bean factory. see more
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7 Sexy, Brilliant, and Completely Insane Designs for London's Newest Bridge

Looks like London might be getting another Instagrammable landmark. The Borough of Wandsworth (located in the southwest of the city) has invited designers to submit renderings for a new pedestrian bridge over the River Thames that will connect the districts of Nine Elms and Pimlico. Now, more than 70 designs have been unveiled for the $61 million project, ranging from edgy and starkly geometric to cool and minimal to even downright eccentric. Before the finalists are narrowed down next month, take a look below at some of our favorites. see more
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Someone Made an Itty-Bitty, Teeny-Tiny Little Drone

The last thing you'd call a drone is cute. And yet, this tiny quadcopter is not only absolutely adorable . . . it's flat-out badass. Measuring just 1.57 by 1.57 inches, the battery-powered Skeye Nano Drone ($59) is multitudes smaller than the average gadget you see dronies flying around your neighborhood skies. Its size allows it to buzz into tiny nooks and perform zippy aerobatics that might otherwise take a lot of time and practice to master. To use the Skeye, you simply flip on its switch and use the handheld controller the way you might while playing Nintendo. The see more
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Real Estate Porn: Most Expensive Equestrian Estates

Status symbols come and go, but owning horses has been at the top of the list for ages. These listings, however, one-up that achievement by pairing it with another longtime status symbol: Lording over an estate notable enough to have a name of its own. You wish you lived here. Location: Lausanne estate in Vaud, Switzerland Price: $15,000,000+ Size: 10,763 square feet Key selling points: For the horses: a saddle room, stables for five, and a separate apartment for a handler or groom. For you: A mansion with three floors, fifteen rooms, two suites, two pools, a guest home, and see more
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It's Cold Out. Stay Home and Drink Wine

Since temps are dipping into it's-only-this-cold-on-Mars territory, it seems like a good time to stay in and make yourself a drink at home. Luckily, Tom Dixon's new line of Tank barware will give your bar cart the upgrade it needs so you won't even miss your favorite watering hole while you're holing up until this godforsaken winter finally passes through. Inspired by the kind of bottles you might find in a medieval apothecary (but given a space age twist, 'cause why not?) the crystal-and-copper decanter, jug, and glasses will make staying in look a little better. Decanter and jug, both see more
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Real-Estate Porn: Homes That Are Basically Robots

Siri, meet your (much bigger) match: From a biometric-accessible Brazilian villa to a Croatian home you can manage from your tablet, these high-tech homes are wired to make your life easier. You wish you lived here. Location: Modern smart home in Pasadena, California Price: $2,750,000 Size: 3,266 square feet Key selling points: Every tech perk in the home prioritizes function over flashiness. Case in point: a salt-less water-softening system, an alkaline deionizer drinking system, a single-ply green-roof system, folding plate-glass panoramic doors, and a steam/sauna aromatherapy-shower system with massage jets and music (okay, so maybe a little of it is see more
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A New Line of Surprisingly Simple and Sophisticated Kitchen Utensils

The idea of a sexy cheese or vegetable grater might sound like a far-fetched one. But that's only until you take a look at the new 10-piece FD Style collection of kitchen tools from Japanese purveyor Morihata. Ergonomic and cast from matte black, rustproof stainless steel, they're the ultimate kitchen upgrade. see more
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