Expensive bottles of wine are indulgent and fun, but there is still something to be said about how you feel when you finally find a bottle of bargain wine that still tastes just as good. Here’s an overview of a few wines easy on the pocketbook (both white and red AND under $20) to get […]
Expensive bottles of wine are indulgent and fun, but there is still something to be ...
For the traveler looking for rich history and breathtaking monuments and scenery, it doesn’t get much better ...
Publisher and producer Tony Frantz takes a tour through NeoCon: North America’s largest design exposition and ...
As technologies and cultures change and progress, some practices or activities become obsolete, leaving behind the physical or ...
Many cities boast a thriving “underground” art scene, but Rochester, N.Y.’s is more literal than ...
For the traveler looking for rich history and breathtaking monuments and scenery, it doesn’t get much better than Athens, Greece. The city of Athens is known for its impact on art, philosophy, science and politics. Groundbreaking thinkers like Socrates, Aristotle, and Plato studied there. With such credentials, it can be overwhelming to visit. Below, we’ve compiled just a few […]
For those interior designers that missed NeoCon and for all others that are interested in having the privileged “insider scoop,” this article is for you. With over 1 million square feet of space to accommodate more than 700 showrooms and exhibitors for the perusal pleasure of over 40,000 architecture and design professionals, NeoCon is the largest trade show of […]
Are you constantly on the go and sometimes forget to lock the front door, then realize it halfway to your destination? Lockitron has designed a lock system that allows you to check and lock the doors to your home through your smartphone. The device fits over the deadbolt lock already installed on your door and has built in […]
Feeling a little blue in gloomy weather? Does your office need a little more light? This is no ordinary skylight. After 10 years of perfecting his product, Professor Paolo Di Trapani, a physicist at Italy’s University of Insubria, has created artificial daylight in the form of a skylight. Coelux actually rebuilds the natural phenomenon of the […]
For the past few years, much of the conversation within the design community has been how to survive the economic downturn. Designers, architects, contractors, showrooms, design centers, vendors and suppliers have all experienced this downturn in one way or another. In recent months however, conversations have been more positive. The reason? The economy appears to […]
Publisher and producer Tony Frantz takes a tour through NeoCon: North America’s largest design exposition and conference for commercial interiors. – Walking around NeoCon, you get the chance to experience what so many different companies from around the world have to offer. It might be furniture, or wall coverings, a chair, or artwork. It’s an entire environment, […]
As technologies and cultures change and progress, some practices or activities become obsolete, leaving behind the physical or idealogical shells of their once-thriving presence. Nowhere is this more evident than in major U.S. cities. New York City, home to that icon of progress and technology Times Square, is not immune to this, and the challenge for such places […]
Looking For a Grocery Store That Offers Quality And Delicious Food?
Trader Joe’s has all the quality food you are looking for! Trader Joe’s started in the 50s in California and the store has since expanded all over the country. The “Trader Joe’s” brand started with one innovated idea on hard to find and also great tasting food. It’s not just a great value, but so much more! Great food + great prices = Trader Joe’s!
Many cities boast a thriving “underground” art scene, but Rochester, N.Y.’s is more literal than most. Through the abandoned tunnels of the city’s defunct subway system, street artists have created a broad range of massive works, from a six-foot mural of a vintage Pepsi cap to more traditional handstyles. “Graffiti is sort of blowing up […]
The art of brewing beer at home can inspire some interesting flavor combinations, says experienced home brewer Pius Werner. “One brewer I know is especially experimental. He has made caramelized onion beer, wheat and beet beer, shitake mushroom beer, bitter melon beer, prune beer, arugula beer, thyme beer and on and on.” “I get to […]
Photo by Tony Frantz Most of us have experienced anxiety in some way or another; from debilitating panic attacks to more mild forms that can accompany anticipation of an upcoming event or project, everyone experiences stressors and feelings of fear. But how we handle them can go a long way in shaping the experience. Anxiety is a […]
A dear friend of mine, an architect by profession, recently remodeled her mid-century styled home in a suburb of Chicago and laughingly refers to her little home as her coffin. Aside from the shock factor of the statement, there’s a bit of truth to what she says. An increasing number of people wish to live out […]
It sounds strange, but the best food I had in Vienna, Austria, was at an Indian restaurant. Indien Village ranks in the top 20 on TripAdvisor.com, which was why my coworkers chose it. Online reviews can have significant influence, especially when it comes to picking out a dinner spot in a foreign place. Indien Village […]
As a 30-something-year-old who smoked for a couple of years in college and succumbs to McDonalds once in a while, you know your chance of keeling over from a heart attack or Fred Sanford’s, “The Big One” is low; yet you can’t help thinking about it in a tugging, slightly obsessive, Rafa Nadal’s underwear kind […]