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February 17, 2017

There are more connected home gadgets to install than ever before, from locks to switches to speakers. What’s worth the trouble? We asked Fortune editor Stacey Higginbotham what’s in her house. Quite a bit, it turns out.


1. Curb energy: Monitoring Device

Curb | energycurb.com

Where: Inside circuit-breaker panel in garage; outside house


2. Ecobee 3 smart thermostat


Where: In upstairs and downstairs hallways

Why: “It’s another major system. It’s programmable and saves money. And it cools the room you’re in as opposed to Where the device is installed.”

3. Sonos Wireless Speaker system


Where: Kitchen, living room, bedrooms, bathrooms, rooftop deck

Why: “If you like music, this wireless system is immersive. Play anything anywhere.”

4. Philips Hue Smart Light Bulbs

Philips | Nick Dolding nick@nickdolding.co.uk

Where: Throughout the house

Why: “LEDs save money, and they can change colors to mimic a sunrise or sunset. I programmed them so that when my boss sent me a text message, they all turned red.”

5. Amazon Echo


Where: Kitchen

Why: “You can talk to it and control your Hue lights. My family asks it questions: ‘How long is The Land Before Time? Where can I stream it from?’ We use it all the time at dinner so that we don’t have to pull out our smartphones.”

6. SmartThings System

Samsung SmartThings

Where: In a closet underneath the stairs

Why: “It allows true systemic automation. And you can set rules. I have one sensor on my second-floor washing machine to ensure that it’s not leaking and damaging the house.”

7. Belkin WeMo Switch


Where: Bathrooms, Kitchen

Why: “This is a Wi-Fi-connected electrical outlet. It’s useful for controlling the humidifier in a child’s bedroom—you can turn it on and off with your phone—or appliances like a curling iron or coffeemaker.”

8. Lutron Dimmer Light Switches

Lutron CES 2016 Press Kit

Where: Dining room, entrance hallway

Why: “They work amazingly well. I replaced two switches in my house with these so I can dim a too-bright light and control an outdoor light, since there aren’t any weatherproof connected bulbs yet.”

9. Jawbone UP3 Fitness Band


Where: On the wrist of the homeowner

Why: “Counterintuitive to choose this, I know. But you can link it to your house, and that’s where it gets interesting. You can integrate with SmartThings so that when you wake up it will turn on the downstairs lights and start brewing coffee. I look at it as a personal trigger.”

10. Kwikset Z-Wave Locks


Where: Outside doors

Why: “Lock and unlock doors with the tap of a finger. What more is there to say?”

11. Chamberlain Garage Door Opener

Where: Garage

Why: “This one is pretty straightforward. I can see if my garage door is open or closed from anywhere in the world using an app on my smartphone. With one swipe of my finger, I can open or close it. Pretty cool.”

12. Jasco Z-Wave outdoor modules: Backyard, rooftop

Where: Backyard, rooftop

Why: “They’re outdoor-friendly outlets—great for controlling Christmas lights or fans with your smartphone.”

Content Courtesy : Fortune Magazine








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 The Central Garden at the Getty Center is an evolving work of art, with tree-lined walkways that lead visitors through extraordinary sights, sounds, and scents.

More than 500 varieties of plant material are used in the landscaping of the Central Garden.

The Getty Center features several gardens and fountains, and landscaping for public enjoyment, including a cactus garden at the South Promontory, fountains in the Museum Courtyard and the Tram Arrival Plaza, shaded hideaways, and spectacular views of the Santa Monica Mountains, the Pacific Ocean, and Los Angeles.

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The Central Garden, created by artist Robert Irwin, lies at the heart of the Getty Center.
The Central Garden, created by artist Robert Irwin, lies at the heart of the Getty Center.

The Central Garden, created by artist Robert Irwin, lies at the heart of the Getty Center. The 134,000-square-foot design features a natural ravine and tree-lined walkway that leads the visitor through an extraordinary experience of sights, sounds, and scents.

The walkway traverses a stream that winds through a variety of plants and gradually descends to a plaza where bougainvilleaarbors provide scale and a sense of intimacy. Continuing through the plaza, the stream cascades over a stone waterfall or “chadar,” into a pool with a floating maze of azaleas. Specialty gardens encircle the pool. All of the foliage and materials of the garden have been selected to accentuate the interplay of light, color, and reflection.

The natural ravine and tree-lined walkway that leads the visitor to a central clearing.
The natural ravine and tree-lined walkway that leads the visitor to a central clearing.

Irwin began planning the Central Garden in 1992, as a key part of the Getty Center project. Since the Center opened in 1997, the Central Garden has evolved as its plants have grown and been trimmed. New plants are constantly being added to the palette. Irwin’s statement “Always changing, never twice the same” is carved into the plaza floor, reminding visitors of the ever-changing nature of this living work of art.

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The Getty Center, in Los Angeles, California, is a campus of the Getty Museum and other programs of the Getty Trust. Wikipedia
Address1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90049

The J. Paul Getty Museum commonly referred to as the Getty, is an art museum in California housed on two campuses: the Getty Center and Getty Villa


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Acclaimed photographer Robert Polidori (Canadian-American-French, born 1951), known for his images of architecture and human habitats, created a series of images of the Getty Center shortly before the opening of the multipurpose complex in 1997. Organized to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the Center, this exhib…
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