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8 Design Tips for When You're Turning Your Apartment Into a Fake Police Station

If you're anything like Chinese con man "Inspector Lei," you've been thinking about redecorating your entire apartment to look like a police station, complete with forged documents, uniforms, a surveillance camera, a GPS tracking device, and an interrogation room....

Rad Restorations: This Restored Midcentury Gem by a Frank Lloyd Wright Apprentice Dazzles

All photos by Mariko Reed, courtesy of Klopf Architecture via Designboom. If you don't know the work of the late midcentury architect (and one-time Frank Lloyd Wright acolyte) Ellis Jacob, let this serve as an introduction for you. ...

Celebrity Real Estate: Opulent $11.8M Aussie Mansion of Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin On Sale

Photo courtesy Sotheby's International Realty. Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin have put their 1880's Victorian manor in Darlinghurst, Australia, on the market for AU$16 million (~$11.8 million). Nicknamed "Iona," the nine-bedroom, 29,000-square-foot Sydney mansion with a massive pool and...

House of the Day: Wicked Cool Concrete House Offers Minimalist Beach Living for $5.75M

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. Photo by Matthew Segal via ArchDaily...

Curbed Atlanta: Touring the Modern Marvel That Is Atlanta's Drew Charter School

Since it debuted last July, the Charles R. Drew Junior and Senior Academy has been LEED Gold certified and likened to "an ultra-modern airport terminal." On the occasion of the Charlie Yates Campus' one-year anniversary, the architecture firm that...

This Cabinet Looks Like It Is Operated By Magic

This cabinet is definitely the most innovatively designed cabinet that would probably also result in you getting confused and forgetting where you put everything. It's also the only cabinet that you could spend hours just opening and closing, though....

Primers: Meet Industrial Designer Joy Mangano, The Reigning Queen of Infomercials and Inspiration for Joy

All film stills via 20th Century Fox "My name's Joy, by the way" exclaims Jennifer Lawrence in the recently released trailer for Joy. Of course, she's referring to Joy Mangano, the peddler of Miracle Mops and queen of infomercials. Joy...

Diplomatic Relations: What You Need to Know About the U.S. and Cuban Embassies Reopening Today

Photo of the Hemingway Bar at the Cuban Embassy, reopening today. Photo via ABC News After a decades-long embargo, the United States and Cuba have begun warming up and re-establishing diplomatic relations. Today's re-opening of the American and Cuban...

Animal Architecture: This Swiss Elephant Habitat Looks a Bit Like a Geodesic Turtle

Why should humans get to have all the architectural fun? A recent outcropping of well-designed zoo habitats proves they don't to! Designed by local architect firm Markus Schietsch Architekten for the Kaeng Krachan Elephant Park at Zoo Zurich in...

Curbed NOLA: Tour a Picture-Perfect NOLA Cottage with a Pristine Garden

Photo via Realtor This French-style cottage in New Orleans' Garden District has a backyard so beautiful we're afraid to mess it up. It looks like a place where only very tame games of croquet happen. You get a great view...

Hidden Architecture: How Did Iran Hide All Those Centrifuges?

Satellite photo of the Natanz site. Photo courtesy of Jeffrey Smith. This week's multilateral agreement to limit Iran's nuclear capability has put the country's nuclear program at center stage. While plenty about the deal's ultimate effectiveness and Iran's intentions...

Micro Homes: Radical Tiny Apartment Concept Hides the Bed on the Ceiling

All photos via Yo! Home Three years ago at the London Design Festival, Simon Woodroffe, designer-entrepreneur and founder of the Yo! Sushi and YOTEL chains, presented a provocative concept for a compact apartment: the Yo! Home, a flashy 800-square-foot dwelling...

Curbed NY: Artist Sculpts Incredible Sandcastles on New York's Beaches

All photos by Calvin Seibert This doesn't look like child's play, but Calvin Seibert has been molding structures out of sand since he was a kid messing around in Vail's dusty construction sites. Most recently profiled by City Lab,.....

Games Before the Games: So, Who Should Design the Tokyo Olympic Stadium Now?

Photo montage by Jenny Xie After extensive back-and-forth, criticism from colleagues, and a public meme campaign, Zaha Hadid's stadium design for the Tokyo Olympics was rejected by the Japanese government. "The current plan will go back to being a...

Bob Hope's Exquisite Toluca Lake Estate Is Now $11M Cheaper

Photo of Bob Hope via Getty Images Since hitting the market for the first time ever in 2013 (at a hearty $27.5 million), the fabulous, nearly-three-acre estate of beloved entertainer Bob Hope and his wife Dolores has seen a few...

Conversions: This Rad New York City Coffee Shop Was Once an Alleyway

All Photos Francis Dzikowski via Contemporist Snugly fit between two building's in NYC's SoHo neighborhood, the Happy Bones café embraces an industrial aesthetic while maximizing space for its customers. Designers UM Project and Ghislaine Viñas Interior Design crafted a...

Architectural Illusions: See How This 'Barn' Disappears Into Tahoe National Park

All Photos Courtesy stpmj via Archdaily Nestled in Tahoe National Forest is a unique architectural sight to behold—if you can spot it. Designed by architecture firm stpmj, the aptly-named Invisible Barn is a small wooden structure just 24 feet...

House of the Day: Nab a Gorgeous Mies-Inspired Pad in Scotland for $1.5M

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. All photos via The Modern House...

Willennium: $29.5M Hawaiian Secret Beach Home, Formerly Will Smith's Pad, Hits the Market

Photo via Chris Gamby/Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers While this 28-acre beauty on a bluff overlooking Kauai's North Store has the attributes you'd expect out of any multi-million dollar tropical escape—pool house, swimming pool, screened-in veranda—it's ownership history also...

Adventures in Architecture: This Stunning Portland Contemporary is Eco-Conscious Design at its Best

All photos © Josh Partee via ArchDaily. The work of local firm Hennebery Eddy Architects, the Ash+Ash Residence is a real head-turner, a low-lying, two-story contemporary house made of glass and white brick. Perhaps even more impressively, it's been built...

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