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Cool Job Perks: Microsoft Built Its Employees a Treehouse

Microsoft has a penchant for building whimsical offices with nods to childhood nostalgia. Just take their Vienna headquarters, for example: it features bright colors and an indoor slide. Now the Seattle-area-based software giant has taken things one step further by constructing a fully functional treehouse on its five hundred acre Redmond, Washington campus. (далее…)

Airbnb Apartments Are Coming to Orlando in 2018

When you think Disney World you normally think Mickey Mouse, Pirates of the Caribbean, or Epcot Center. Images of Silicon Valley startups don’t usually come to mind. However, tech giant Airbnb’s latest venture in Kissimmee, Florida (which sits about 25 minutes south of Orlando’s Walt Disney World) might just change all that. (далее…)

The New Property Brothers Spin-Off Has A Personal Twist

Is a plaid shirt the only dead give-away sign that helps you tell HGTV’s Property Brothers, Drew and Jonathan Scott, apart? Well soon there’ll be another way to differentiate between the TV star twins — a wedding ring. Realtor Drew Scott is engaged to fiancé Linda Phan (Creative Director of Scott Brothers Entertainment); and the lead up to the couple’s nuptials is now the premise behind the Property Brothers new spin-off show on HGTV (the brothers have six spin-offs to their credit). (далее…)

These Apps Want To Be The Airbnb Of Your Driveway

Back when I was a cash-strapped college student splitting an apartment close to campus, on football game days I’d stand outside with a handmade sign in magic marker advertising to rabid fans: «Parking — $40.» On a good day I made $80 all together, renting the unit’s parking space and the alleyway next to it — which I’m not sure was a parking spot and I definitely know wasn’t mine to sell anyway. (далее…)

You Can Visit Laura Palmer’s House From Twin Peaks — If You Can Be Cool

A starring turn on television, much like it does for actors, can also make a house famous — or infamous as the case may be. That was what happened to this picturesque Everett, Washington colonial home. The house took center stage on TV’s cult hit Twin Peaks, during its original two-season run from 1990-1991, as the home of the fictional murdered teen Laura Palmer. Over two decades later, the home returned to stardom again this year on Showtime’s reboot of the beloved series, «Twin Peaks: The Return.» (далее…)

Sabrina Soto Dishes On The Biggest Paint Mistake People Make and Other Design Secrets

You may still be jumping for joy over the news that design star Sabrina Soto is returning to TV in TLC’s reboot of Trading Spaces so brace yourselves, because we’ve got even more Sabrina Soto news for you. The «High Low Project» star recently held a roundtable at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel to discuss all things design. (далее…)

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith Just Sold Their Hawaiian Estate for $12 Million

The Fresh Prince of Bel Air has a royally huge crush on Hawaii real estate — or at least he did. Will Smith and his «Girls Trip» star wife Jada Pinkett Smith have just sold their 6.91 acre property on the Hawaiian island of Kauai (the couple previously unloaded another Kauai estate in 2011). (далее…)

Rashida Jones’ Luggage for Away Is Inspired By Stockholm

Just because summer is coming to a close doesn’t mean your travel plans have to come to an end anytime soon. In fact, you’ll probably want to book a trip asap just so you have an excuse to make one of these pieces from Rashida Jones’ new Away capsule collection your own. The Parks and Rec star has partnered with «it» luggage maker Away for an uber stylish new collection that features four sizes of carry-ons, a tote, and organizational packing cubes. (далее…)