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Mar.11.2013

How To: Travel The Globe In Portland

Travel broadens the mind. Here's our guide to travelling the world without leaving home.

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Jul.28.2014

Moon Jellyfish: Living Art

Wish you had a pet, but not sure you can commit to the daily routine of a furry friend? Perhaps its time to look to the more exotic…

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Jul.22.2014

Removable Wallpaper for the Modern Apartment

Longing to add a pop of color or texture to your apartment walls, but can’t commit to paint or permanent wallpaper? Then take a look at Tempaper.

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Jul.18.2014

A Tasty Alternative to Coffee

Have you wanted to quit coffee, but can’t kick the habit, or haven’t found a good alternative to your daily caffeine fix? Then Dandy Blend might be for you.

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Jul.15.2014

Find a 5-Star Dog Sitter with Rover.com

Our Prometheus neighbors in San Francisco, LA, Seattle, and Portland love to travel, and sometimes these plans can be deliciously spontaneous.

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Jul.14.2014

Opportunity on Mars and on Earth

In 2013 the Mars Rover, Opportunity, NASA has found evidence that there was once water on Mars; potable water that you could drink. Mars, at one time could support life.

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Jul.11.2014

Electric Objects: a world of artwork for your walls

One of the hardest decisions anyone has to make when designing his home is what art to hang in it.

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Jul.09.2014

Tile is finally coming (really)

Our Prometheus neighbors may keep the tidiest or messiest apartments in the world, but one thing remains the same: important small things will always get lost.

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Jul.07.2014

Toast-for-Two Wine Table

Be the envy of the beach, picnic, or outdoor festival with the Toast-for-Two wine table.

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Jul.02.2014

Grill Talk: the Staub Vertical Roaster

Barbeque season is here, which means it’s time to turn up the heat on your grilling skills.

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Jun.30.2014

The Shade Store: Love is Blind

Summer is here and the days are luxuriously longer. But, no matter how much we may love it, there comes a time when even the most devout sun worshiper needs a little break from all this sunlight…

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Jun.27.2014

Remote Pet-feeding via Your Smartphone

While there is no substitute for human interaction with a pet, we all know there are occasions when it’s challenging to get home in time to feed Fido….

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Jun.25.2014

Liquid Cardboard—fluid design for your home

Liquid Cardboard is a fascinating, sustainable design object for your apartment.

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Jun.24.2014

A History of Downtown Mountain View

Take a stroll along Mountain View’s Castro Street today and you’ll discover a lovely place to live, work, and shop.

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Jun.20.2014

Stern Grove Kicks Off its 77th Season This Sunday

Living in the Bay Area and looking for some great music in the greater outdoors?

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Jun.18.2014

Public is having a sale!

Summer weather is here—time to jump on your bicycle and seize your next urban adventure! But, suddenly you realize your bike is in sad shape…. Lucky for you, Public is having a sale!

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Jun.16.2014

Sound-Sculptured Space: The Audium

San Francisco is home to many one-of-a-kind experiences, but some of them are more unique then others.

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Jun.12.2014

This One’s on Me

Prometheus neighbors often lead busy and exciting lives, and it’s not always simple to juggle all the demands that get piled on.  Do something to let your loved ones know you’re still there for them.

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Jun.09.2014

Channeling the Forces of Nature

Ever wonder what it’s like to witness the fury of a tornado up close, but the danger factor turns you off?  Then the Desktop Tornado is for you.

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Jun.06.2014

With Great Power, Comes Great Responsibility

In Sam Rami’s first Spiderman movie, Uncle Ben explains to Peter Parker, “With Great Power, Comes Great Responsibility.”

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Jun.04.2014

Solar power in the palm of your hands

Like anyone, our neighbors in the Bay Area, Portland, Seattle, and Los Angeles enjoy going camping to get away from the city and busy lifestyle.

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Jun.02.2014

“Ape-Stract” paintings

Tired of hanging your average “human” created masterpiece on your wall?

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May.30.2014

Woodshop SF

Near the foggy outerlands of San Francisco, one can stumble upon the extraordinary world of Woodshop.

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May.29.2014

Aminimal Studio: On the Grid

There’s more than meets the eye behind the Urban Gridded jewelry collection from Aminimal Studio, headed by John and Lana Briscella.

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May.23.2014

The Donut of a New Era

One of the most fattening food groups has gotten a facelift over the years and it’s becoming an undeniable edible for mornings, noons, and late nights.

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May.21.2014

Mutt Mysteries Solved

Ever wonder what your pet is doing when you're away? Or, maybe who’s been eating all the ice cream in the middle of the night?

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May.19.2014

CSA’s: think inside the box

Spring is here and the days are warmer and longer, which means it’s time to start thinking about CSAs (community supported agriculture) and signing up for your share of the bounty.

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May.14.2014

A History of South Shore

We thought our neighbors might like to hear some of the storied histories behind the Prometheus properties they live in.

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May.12.2014

4 Best Plants for Indoor Veggie Gardens

Living in apartments doesn’t necessarily mean Neighbors have to forgo their green thumbs.

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May.09.2014

That’s right, it’s National Pet Week!

In case you didn’t know, it’s National Pet Week! Time to give your furry family member an extra nuzzle and a special new treat.

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May.06.2014

For Mother’s Day: Give the Gift of a Dongle

Flowers are always nice and much appreciated on Mother’s Day. But, why not increase the excitement this year by giving her a slick, cord-cutting dongle, like the Roku Streaming Stick?

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May.05.2014

Urban Putt: Miniature Golf Course, Bar, and Restaurant

Sure, today is Cinco de Mayo, but more importantly, it’s the grand opening of Urban Putt - San Francisco’s first and only indoor miniature golf course, bar, and restaurant.

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May.02.2014

California Bookstore Day is May 3

Move over Record Store Day. The first-ever California Bookstore Day is coming up on Saturday, May 3 and it promises to be as big and varied as the state itself.

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May.01.2014

Wash Your Veggies

At lunch the other day, a friend of mine indicated that she knew how to save water because she was a “Drought Baby.”

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Apr.30.2014

Look Ma—No hands, or digits

QLOCKTWO is a newfangled clock—blurring the lines of art, time, and space with an ultra-sleek, whip-smart, and award-winning design - that’s certainly worthy of gracing our neighbors’ walls (or wrists).

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Apr.28.2014

Omnivore Salt - to everything there is a season(ing)

It’s not everyday that you get Werner Herzog, Michael Pollan, and Alice Waters to endorse your product - but Angelo Garro managed to do just that with his highly coveted Omnivore Salt - a secret blend of local sea salt and organic spices he produces locally from his forge in San Francisco that makes food burst with flavor and your mouth water.

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Apr.25.2014

The Inside Scoop: Carter Bros. Scoop Chairs #200

Enter the “scoop chair.” The ultimate in mid-century cool, the fabled Carter Scoop Chair (#200) was produced in the late 50's and 60's by Carter Bros Furniture and then…never again

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Apr.22.2014

Rommel Pet Potraits- Another Cool Way To Show Love For Your Furry Bestie

Rommel is a gifted Bay Area artist and his ability to capture his canine subjects at their most expressive and playful is extraordinary.

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Apr.18.2014

Space Saving Style for Your Bicycle

Looking for an attractive way to store your bicycle in your apartment?

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Apr.17.2014

The Best Cup of Coffee in Portland

Now that Portland based Stumptown  coffee has gone all national on us, the honors for that perfect cup of truly local coffee - brewed to perfection - goes to Heart.

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Apr.16.2014

Woonwinkel: Modern Interior Design With Soul

Our neighbors in Portland are lucky to be surrounded by all the wonderful independent shops, restaurants, and cultural organizations that Portland’s vibrant West End is now famous for.

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Apr.14.2014

April 19 is Record Store Day!

As the age-old turntable becomes a common fixture in today’s hip apartments, rituals around the record player are hallmarking themselves in our daily lives.

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Apr.11.2014

Low-tech Coffee in a High-tech Landscape

With so many elaborate espresso machines on the market, it’s hard to know how much technology is really required to make a decent cup of coffee. However, in these days of slow cooking, perhaps it’s better to unplug from our fancy coffee makers and go for an honest, low-tech, stainless steel stovetop espresso maker.

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Apr.09.2014

Good Clean Fun

Funny how some of our finest ideas hit us in the shower – the proverbial light bulb suddenly pops over our heads in those precious few moments of isolated peace we experience during our busy day.

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Apr.07.2014

Escape from the Mysterious Room: a Real Escape Game

Imagine you awaken, and find yourself locked inside a room. It has a desk, chairs, a carpet — everything seems normal. But on closer inspection you find a series of mysterious codes…

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Apr.04.2014

California Drought - Tips to Save Water

Some people remember the drought of the 70’s.  Disco was in, everything was polyester, and it was common to take a bucket into the shower with you to capture the cold water for “irrigating” your lawn with.

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Mar.31.2014

Devil’s Slide Trail open March 15

Good news for our Peninsula neighbors and everyone in the Bay Area! On March 15, a stretch of highway along the Devil’s Slide Coast—notoriously known for its crashes, mudslides, and spectacular ocean views—is poised to open its gates to the newest coastal trail in the Peninsula county's park system: Devil’s Slide Trail.

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Mar.26.2014

Colorful Accents from Serena & Lily

Serena & Lily, the local Sausalito-based design house known for its gorgeous original textiles and home décor, has some stunning options to turn a tired space into a coastal-chic retreat.

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Mar.19.2014

Sequoia Beauty

These days, it’s increasingly common for us to pay attention to where our food comes from and what we eat; so why not use the same discriminating lens when it comes to products for our skin?

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Mar.17.2014

Bluebelle Concierge: personal assistant, project manager, life organizer, and move-in service

There’s nothing worse than coming home to your apartment after work and facing an endless web of appointments, projects, errands, responsibilities, and commitments that all need to get done.

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Mar.13.2014

Alder & Co.: Let’s play store

Alder & Co. has been a longtime design crush of our Portland neighbors for its meticulously curated assortment of housewares, home accessories, apparel, and even gourmet pet treats.

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Mar.12.2014

Raclette – the Fondue of our Time

During these colder months, why not bring a slice of the Swiss Alps to your apartment by hosting a fun and interactive Raclette dinner party?

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Mar.10.2014

LIFX: The Lightbulb Reinvented

They say lighting can set the mood and, when done properly, great lighting will even cast shadows in all the right places to make anyone look like a supermodel.

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Mar.05.2014

STOP, BREATHE & THINK: Meditation Made Simple

Our neighbors in the Bay Area, Seattle, and Portland tend to have busy lives.

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Mar.05.2014

Mississippi Records

Nothing garnishes a living room better then a smattering of the greatest records of all time littered on the couch and coffee table, while the warm sounds of the needle-hugging groove dance through the speakers.

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Mar.03.2014

Green is the New Black: 4 Ways to Save Energy in Your Apartment

I was super excited that Punxsutawney Phil and Staten Island Chuck (our nations more formidable whistle pig meteorologist) concurred that we would have six more weeks of winter.

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Feb.28.2014

A Modern Twist on the Tired Pet Bed

True, most pet beds can be a major eyesore—especially when trying to merge said pet bed into your tastefully decorated apartment…

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Feb.27.2014

Choose Your Own Quarterly

What better way to fill your apartment than by welcoming quarterly packages of limited-edition objects handpicked or created by an influential and famous curator of your choice.

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Feb.24.2014

Venokado—wine, décor, and gifts galore!

Don’t blink, or you could miss this incredible wine and gifts boutique as you drive past their West Hollywood location – right near our neighbors at Franklin Plaza and Vantage Apartments in LA!

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Feb.20.2014

In search of the perfect living room furniture piece - the B&B Italia Tufty Time Modular Sofa

For those of us that struggle to find the perfect sofa for our apartment, the folks at B&B Italia have figured it out with their Tufty Time Modular product line.

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Feb.18.2014

A Slumber Party for dogs? It must be A Dog’s Life.

Our dog-loving neighbors on the Peninsula at Parker Palo Alto , Americana, and North Park  properties are lucky to live so close to A Dog’s Life – Northern California’s most awarded doggie daycare facility.

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Feb.14.2014

Rain, Rain, Go Away & the Coolest Outdoor Furniture - Lebello

Yes it is very wet outside at most of our apartments on the West Coast and while summer feels like a very distant memory, we cannot help but get really excited for our fave outdoor furniture.

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Feb.12.2014

Munchery: Dine in on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is here once again. Did you procrastinate getting a reservation for two at that cozy restaurant and now it’s too late?

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Feb.10.2014

Gee, Your Aura Smells Terrific!

Fragrance has the power to evoke hidden memories, stoke passions, and resonate with our deepest nature. If seeing is believing, then fragrance is feeling.

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Feb.07.2014

Glassybaby: lighting the way from Seattle to San Francisco

Glassybaby’s exquisite hand-blown glass votives and cups, crafted in a range of 400 rich hues, have been warming the hearts and apartments of our Seattle neighbors since 1998.

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Feb.05.2014

Yerdle: the More You Give, the More you Get

Wishing you had a killer set of headphones? Or maybe a down Patagonia jacket, but you can’t justify it after that recent holiday shopping spree? Yerdle is a marketplace where thousands of amazing items are given and received for free.

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Feb.03.2014

Runyon Canyon

Searching for a good workout in LA with your dog? Stunning vistas overlooking the city? Or, maybe you want to see some sweaty celebrities up close? Then look no further. Runyon Canyon can deliver all of this, and then some.

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Jan.30.2014

Mateo’s Cochinita Pibil Super Bowl Sliders

The “420” Bowl is coming up soon, and if you’re planning to host the obligatory party at your apartment this year, your guests are bound to get the munchies.

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Jan.28.2014

Shadowbrook - It’s All About the Landscaping

Shadowbrook Apartments in Sunnyvale, CA built in 1970 was our very first large development as an organization.

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Jan.27.2014

Redefining Movie Night – Hollywood Premiere Screenings at Home

Luxe alert! This blog is elegantly sumptuous…

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Jan.24.2014

The Portlandia Activity Book – profound enrichment for the Pacific Northwest part of your psyche

We know what you’re thinking – how to while away these long winter days until the new Portlandia season airs on Feb 27?

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Jan.23.2014

Introducing The Tree Free Hammock

Our friends at Marie Fischer Interior Design found the ultimate in comfort and cool - for in your apartment, camping, or outdoors - a tree free hammock by Fatboy (the official product name is Headdemock). They selected it for our upcoming remodel of the pool deck at North Park apartments in Mountain View.

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Jan.22.2014

Rough Linen: Made in Marin

The elemental luxury of pure linen sheets is simple and timeless – an heirloom investment that only improves with age and use.

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Jan.17.2014

Luxury Unleashed - AnnaBee’s Doggie Boutique and Cafe

A tip for our pet loving neighbors in the Peninsula:  the next time you frolic with Fido along the beaches of Pacifica, he’s likely to work up a furocious appetite. Why not treat him to a gourmet meal out at AnnaBee’s Doggie Boutique and Café – the Bay Area’s first cafe for dogs?

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Jan.15.2014

Old Mattress: You’re Not the Only Flame in Town

We spend nearly a third of our lives in bed, so what we choose to sleep on makes all the difference.

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Jan.14.2014

Green Is The New Black…Did You Flush?

Promethean Mary Nitschke, Director of Ancillary Services is passionate about utilities. She recently published a great article in the Journal of Utility Management about saving water and saving money.

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Jan.13.2014

SF Sketchfest celebrates 13th anniversary with mind-boggling comedy lineup

Sitting around your apartment wondering how to mix it up a bit in this new year, then SF Sketchfest’s 13th Annual Festival is just what the doctor ordered.

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Jan.10.2014

Beyond the Fog –  San Francisco truly behind the scenes

Whether you’re new to the Bay Area, or a local, Susan Brown is the key to unlocking true insider access to San Francisco.

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Jan.08.2014

We Salute Powell’s City of Books:  A Six-Word Story Contest (with prizes)

Today, we're saluting Powell's by throwing a six-word story contest -- with prizes of course!

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Jan.06.2014

This Year I Will…

Making new years resolutions that you don’t keep is not terrific.  Having a support system to make it fun and help us achieve those goals is definitely the way to go.

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Dec.26.2013

An Alternative to Expensive Art -  The Cool (and Beautifully Framed) Map

Maps can be beautiful.  Best Made Company in New York proves that out.

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Dec.23.2013

Personal and Pet Safety During the Holidays

Our Top Ten Tips to Keep You and Your Pets Safe!

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Dec.20.2013

Our Favorite Outdoor Furniture - Cool and Functional

The  Nomad collection by Gloster is one of our favorite choices for outdoor furniture.

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Dec.19.2013

Fabulous Chair Alert –  Style and (importantly) Comfort

Our friends at Ligne Roset have come up with a chair that  is cool, colorful (comes in many fun options) and most importantly and never to be overlooked -  incredibly comfortable.

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Dec.16.2013

Dishwasher Dilemma, Microwave Mayhem in your apartment? Introducing the How To/Not To Video Series

Did you know that rice or pasta should not go in the in a disposal? They both expand, clogging the disposal and pipes.

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Dec.14.2013

Ping Pong Table as Art- Who Needs A Couch In Your Apartment Anyway?

The folks at the Standard Hotels are now doing their part to bring ping pong back.

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Nov.29.2013

Black Friday Shopping at Home

Today is the day to get some great deals, but you don't have to leave the comfort of your home to get up to 75% off on some of your favorite luxury goodies.

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Nov.26.2013

Thanksgiving Holiday Décor Inspiration & Beautiful Ways to Display Your Food

When you set the table in your apartment home this Thanksgiving, you can make a big impression with an easy, beautiful Thanksgiving centerpiece that fits your décor and your personality.

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Nov.22.2013

The Ultimate Poolside Cabana

Thank you to our friends at Gensler for recommending awesome outdoor daybeds by Kettal for the rooftop pool planned at one of our new developments - Hearth apartments in Santa Clara. Hearth is slated to open in the fourth quarter of 2014.

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Nov.19.2013

Chocolates for Art-loving Foodies

Biting into one of Christopher Elbow’s chocolates is an exquisite pleasure that can only be described as perfection.

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Nov.18.2013

What Can Be Cozier than a Felt Rug?

Peace Industries, based in San Francisco,  has an incredible selection of truly beautiful felt rugs.

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Nov.15.2013

Talk to the Turkey

Are you looking for something fun, delicious and memorable for your Thanksgiving turkey dinner?

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Nov.15.2013

Barkbox, Cool Stuff for Dogs

Life is ruff. We all know how much our furry friends enjoy their goodies. Barkbox.com is a service that delivers a monthly box of treats and toys for your best furry friend right to your front door.

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Nov.06.2013

Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken Awesomeness

Do you have an awesome, very easy crock pot recipe to share? Send it our way! How easy is this… just toss in some frozen chicken breasts, salsa, a can of cream of chicken soup, and a packet of taco seasoning in your slow cooker and 4 hours later: voila! Serve it with a dollop of sour cream or greek yogurt.

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Nov.04.2013

A Watch Factory in Detroit?

Shinola, based in Detroit,  is a shining example that there still is beauty and craftsmanship in American made products. Their iconic watches are gorgeous, and not too hefty of price tag - ranging around $600.  Our favorite is the Runwell with the blue or green face. They also make bikes, also strikingly beautiful. And their branding is pretty darn cool as well.

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Oct.30.2013

Carving up Inspiration for your Pumpkin

Check out these mind-blowing pumpkin carving creations from the master of the gourd, RAY VILLAFANE. The Villafane studio team uses spoons, scalpels and a deep vat of patience to bring out the wrinkles and character of the pumpkin flesh. Wow, creepy and glorious!

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Oct.28.2013

Fashion Forward Ping Pong and Foosball tables

Finally, ultra sleek and modern ping pong tables and foosball tables are available to add fun and design to our lives.

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Oct.24.2013

It’s Gonna be a Galactic Geekfest

Get your droid on. Time to grab your light saber or headband buns and head to the San Jose Tech Museum of Innovation for the final stop of the blockbuster cross-country touring exhibit, Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination. See original costumes, tons of props and a life size model of the Millenium Falcon cockpit.  What, no light saber? Fear not young master.

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Oct.22.2013

Spooky Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes

October is a great time to find wonderfully spooky corn mazes and pumpkin patches.  Here are three great options.

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Oct.17.2013

Love With Food Brings Gourmet Treats to your door for $10

We LOVE snack boxes so much, we want to give a few away! Share this post and tell us what your favorite snack is to win a 3 month “Snack Box” subscription. (October-December 2013) 2 winners will be announced on Monday, October 21, 2013.

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