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Marie Kondo’s decluttering TV show is coming to Netflix

Who’s ready for decluttering makeovers? It’s been a few years since Marie Kondo and her book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, went mainstream and changed the world forever—teaching us to embrace “decluttering” and banish anything...Show More Summary

Solar pavers create car-charging green sidewalks

Budapest-based Platio has installed solar pavers on a sidewalk in a charging station for electric cars Solar roadways are quickly becoming the way of the future, with photovoltaic pavers popping up everywhere, from Georgia to France to the Netherlands. Show More Summary

Tiny house gets beach-ready with a lifeguard stand

Available for vacation rentals in Florida If the winter blues have you feeling a bit drab, may we present two things that are sure to brighten your day: a tiny house and a beach. There are loads of options for a winter getaway, but if...Show More Summary

Berkeley, CA, has an answer to the affordable housing crisis—cryptocurrency

The cryptocurrency would be backed by traditional municipal bonds Rising home prices and rents are creating an affordable housing crisis in America, and it’s been a rough few months for the effort to combat it. First, Congress passed...Show More Summary

Germany proposes free public transportation to fight pollution

The proposal will be piloted by five cities in western Germany As urban centers all over the world find ways to curb pollution, Germany has proposed a radical plan to offer free public transportation in order to get cars off the road. In...Show More Summary

These prefab solar- and wind-powered tiny dwellings are ready to order 

The first one was just delivered by helicopter It’s been a while since the Ecocapsule came on the scene in early 2015. Many cool tiny, prefab homes have been introduced since, but perhaps few have the ability to draw instant oohs and aahs like this egg-shaped—and still futuristic—design from Slovakia. Show More Summary

‘Ghostly’ contemporary home by Lake Michigan asks $1.2M

Translucent polyethylene slats give the home a halo effect Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the tipline and send us your suggestions. We’d love to see what you’ve...Show More Summary

Ikea’s pegboard system finally comes to the US

Organization-loving neatfreaks will love it After launching last year in Europe and elsewhere around the globe, Ikea’s sweet pegboard system—Skådis—is finally launching in the U.S. And this is not your average garage pegboard. Skådis panels are made of white or tan fiber board and have pill-shaped holes rather than common circular holes. Show More Summary

U.K. couple used a fake garage door to hide illegal tiny house

And the local planning council is not happy As much as we love funky buildings shaped like other things, one U.K. couple is learning the lesson that architectural deceit does not always pay. In 2007, Reeta Herzallah and Hamdi Almasri...Show More Summary

Trump’s budget guts affordable housing during an affordable housing shortage

The new budget proposal shifts the responsibility of funding affordable housing from the federal government to local governments and the private sector Home prices and rents are regularly hitting new all-time highs. The share of Americans who spend more than 50 percent of their income on housing is rising. Show More Summary

Rent this midcentury time capsule—in France

The historic Atomic Age-esque home is located in Dordogne, France Almost Atomic-Age in its profile and silhouette, this snazzy midcentury modern home in Bergerac, in the Dordogne department in southwestern France, is available for your...Show More Summary

Space is the Place: The architecture of Afrofuturism

Why Black Panther—and science fiction seen through a black cultural lens—has a lot to say about architecture, urbanism, and cities Birmingham, Alabama-born jazz musician Herman Sonny Blount stood out quite a bit from the other Southern, African-American musicians who immigrated to Chicago in the middle of the 20th century. Show More Summary

Obama portraits, in setting and style, reflect first couple’s love for contemporary design

The artworks by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald reflect how the Obamas have championed diverse, modern art The official portraits of former president and first lady Barack and Michelle Obama look very little like the portraits of other former White House residents. Show More Summary

White minimalist concrete church rises in France

Located near Rennes, it was designed by Pritzker winner Álvaro Siza Portuguese architect and Pritzker winner Álvaro Siza recently completed the Church of Saint-Jacques-de-la-Lande in the region of Brittany, France. The chunky building,...Show More Summary

11 ugly urban underpasses now functioning as public parks

Transforming wasted space into community hot spots When Manhattan’s High Line opened on the west side in 2009, locals and visitors alike flocked to the revitalized railroad trestle to marvel at its transformation into a gorgeous and walkable park. Show More Summary

Puerto Ricans displaced by Hurricane Maria face end of FEMA housing aid

Aid for temporary sheltering in hotels will run out for some starting this Friday. Across the country, newly arrived citizens from Puerto Rico, who left their homes due to the damage and post-storm blackouts, have struggled to find housing. Show More Summary

5 rising U.S. cities where homeownership is affordable

Dynamic, growing downtowns you can actually afford “It costs how much?” Those not living in overpriced coastal cities are familiar with the conversation; a friend from New York or San Francisco visits, comments on a charming home, and then freaks when they realize that it costs a fraction of even the lowest-priced property back home. Show More Summary

Charming country colonial with updates wants $1.15M

Is this the quintessential Maine country retreat? Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the tipline and send us your suggestions. We’d love to see what you’ve got. Location:...Show More Summary

In Palm Springs, a couple embraces midcentury style—and green design

One duo finds a desert house that fuses new and old For David Kearney and Chip Graves, the allure of Palm Springs was in the weather and the landscape, not the midcentury architecture that helped make the region famous. “In fact,” Kearney...Show More Summary

Is this the most Instagrammable small apartment ever?

This Lim + Lu-designed Hong Kong bachelor pad is totally on trend When a Parisian fashion designer approached Hong Kong-based studio Lim + Lu to create a bachelor pad reflecting his personality, the duo did not disappoint. Blush pink walls. Show More Summary

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