Sony’s New Headphones Could Be Your Work-From-Home Savior

Photo credit: Sony
Photo credit: Sony

From Best Products

We judge all headphones and earbuds on a scale of 10, analyzing the categories we think are most important: sound, comfort, design, battery performance, and, if applicable, special features.

Here’s how the Sony WH-1000XM4 wireless noise-canceling headphones stack up.

A follow-up to our favorite wireless cans, the Sony’s WH-1000XM4 wireless noise-canceling headphones bring subtle but meaningful tech improvements, while retaining the same design and uncompromisingly awesome sound. The noteworthy new features include an upgraded microphone setup and clever ergonomic enhancements, among others. They make the high-end cans even more convenient for daily use.

SCORES

• Sound: 10/10
• Comfort: 8/10
• Design: 8/10
• Battery Performance: 9/10
• Overall Score: 9/10

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE SONY WH-1000XM4:

  • The cans look just like their predecessors

  • They deliver crisp yet powerful sound with industry-leading noise-canceling

  • The touch controls are a bit

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Look inside this cheerful Silver Lake bungalow to see how to create joy on the cheap

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Arden Myrin’s kitchen is complemented by hand-printed wallpaper by Juju Papers. (Mariah Tauger / Los Angeles Times)

Arden Myrin’s Silver Lake home may be small at 900 square feet, but it looms large with joy: a profusion of wallpaper with delicate patterns; funky bamboo pendants and patterned textiles.

“Cheap and cheerful,” she calls it.

It is a special house under normal circumstances, but after months of sheltering in place with husband Dan Martin and their four cats, Myrin appreciates the tiny bungalow more than ever.

“It’s nice to live in a happy space, especially when things are tough,” she says.

Many of us are sick of looking at our interiors as the pandemic stretches on with no end in sight, but Myrin’s home is the inspiration we need: You don’t need to spend a lot of money to make a big

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Quarantine Family’s Daydream Home In Corona Del Mar

CORONA DEL MAR, CA — Life on Marapata Drive in Corona Del Mar is the stuff of dreams, according to realtor Tim Smith Group. The residence is a product of boundless imagination and technical expertise by LeTourneau Architecture and Hiebsch Custom Homes.

Welcome to 1806 Marapata. From the grading to finishes, every detail was meticulously considered to produce a design both thought-provoking and practical in the way stunning open concept interiors relate to the home’s surrounding landscape.

A theme of diverse depths and heights is introduced at the front elevation and complemented by luminescent elements in the form of roof cutouts, up-lighting and a warm radiance cast through custom Fleetwood windows and doors. Inside, 4 bedroom en suites, an office, media room, laundry room and appx 5,300 SF of living culminate in a striking great-room concept common area that sits proud, giving it increased privacy and an alluring floating quality

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Designing History Offers an Intimate Look at the Design of the Obama-Era White House

Photo credit: © Designing History by Michael S. Smith, Rizzoli New York, 2020
Photo credit: © Designing History by Michael S. Smith, Rizzoli New York, 2020

From Veranda

Renowned interior designer Michael S. Smith is no stranger to designing high-profile celebrity residences and office spaces, but he could have never guessed it would all prepare him for the project of a lifetime: decorating The White House for one of our nation’s most historic administrations. The designer, and now-member of the Committee for the Preservation of the White House, reflects on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in his latest book, Designing History: The Extraordinary Art & Style of the Obama White House, which debuts September 1.

“The Obamas were my constant inspiration, and their mission to celebrate the White House as the People’s House, a place that was welcoming and accessible to all Americans, led to our focus on highlighting the best of America in every possible way—through not just the diversity of creative talents,

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