Bedroom Breakdown: Ingredients for a Beautiful, Peaceful Retreat

Bedroom Breakdown: Ingredients for a Beautiful, Peaceful Retreat

Dani and Dave’s Scandinavian Minimalist Home Pin it When it comes to bedrooms, I’ve always thought that less is more. Clutter and color have just never done it for me in the room that supports oh-so-essential sleep. But what’s the bare minimum you do need in a bedroom to create that perfectly zen zone.

Woman gives birth, fights off bees, starts wildfire in Northern California

Woman gives birth, fights off bees, starts wildfire in Northern California

A woman fought off bees, accidentally started a wildfire and survived on apples — all after giving birth in a lonely stretch of Northern California forest, she told a Bay Area TV station. The woman, Amber Pangborn, 35, of Oroville, made a hasty decision to take an unfamiliar shortcut to her parents’ house after going into labor on Thursday. The bees wanted the placenta, she said with a chuckle.

Tonight, Jupiter and Venus meet in a summer sky

Tonight, Jupiter and Venus meet in a summer sky

It’s been a slow summer dance as Venus and Jupiter have sidled up to one another over the month of June, but tonight is the night of the big rendezvous: Conjunction, when the two planets will appear close enough in the night sky to kiss. From our vantage point on Earth, the two planets will be just one-third of a degree apart — which is less than the diameter of the full moon, according to NASA.

Carte Blanche: Swedish Loft Offers the Most Fanciful ‘Stairway to Heaven’

Carte Blanche: Swedish Loft Offers the Most Fanciful ‘Stairway to Heaven’

Located in a historic building in Gothenburg, Sweden, this 635-square-foot loft can probably stay bright enough through the darkest of winters, thanks to a 65-square-foot skylight accessible via an enticing (but railless) spiral staircase. Half-way up, there’s a mezzanine area that can be used for anything from a tiny garden to an art studio, and all the way up, the roof becomes the ultimate indoor/outdoor hangout spot.

This Is a Really Poor Stair Traffic Strategy

This Is a Really Poor Stair Traffic Strategy

Look, we admire Utah Valley University for trying to come up with a way to make their staircases (well, one particular staircase) more orderly with what design you trust refers to as "smart stairs." But these are not smart stairs. The basic tenet of walking up the stairs correctly is simple: keep to the right.

Michael Bay’s Benghazi drama ’13 Hours’ set for MLK weekend release

Michael Bay’s Benghazi drama ’13 Hours’ set for MLK weekend release

Director Michael Bay’s foray into geopolitical drama has a release date and a new subtitle. "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi" will open Jan. 15, over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, Paramount Pictures announced Tuesday. "13 Hours" is currently slated to open against the …

Apple loses appeal on e-book antitrust suit

Apple loses appeal on e-book antitrust suit

A federal appeals court Tuesday let stand a 2013 lower court ruling that concluded Apple conspired with several top book publishers to raise e-book prices. The Justice Department had accused Apple of unfairly taking control of a nascent market that had been dominated by Amazon.com. Apple had leveraged publisher frustration with Amazon’s $9.99 per book pricing on its Kindle reader as a bargaining chip, she said.

Feeling the pull of Edith Beaucage’s vibrant hallucination

Feeling the pull of Edith Beaucage’s vibrant hallucination

Edith Beaucage’s work has always been bold, but in her latest exhibition at CB1 Gallery, it achieves a new level of confidence and bravura. In 10 paintings and three sculptures, the Los Angeles artist tells the disjointed tale of Ekaterina, a Russian ballerina who meets a surfer boy at an idyllic forest rave. Trees are little more than wavering verticals: a kelp forest in a rainbow of shades.

Gov. Brown faces rough road in quest to repair state freeways

Gov. Brown faces rough road in quest to repair state freeways

Every day, California drivers navigate an obstacle course of potholes and cracked pavement, and a wrong turn of the wheel can send them limping to a mechanic. "But we do need more money," Brown said, "and we’ve got to get it from somewhere." Despite the political risks, there’s potential for consensus in the Capitol.

Tonal flips test ‘Faith of Our Fathers’

Tonal flips test ‘Faith of Our Fathers’

The discovery of a box containing the hand-written correspondence from Vietnam of a young man’s late father serves as a truth-seeking link to the past for his devout Christian son in "Faith of Our Fathers," a dramatically DOA road movie by actor and faith-based filmmaker Carey Scott. Determined …