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3 reasons tiny homes are the next big thing

Tiny houses are the next big thing, and here's why: we are depleting our natural resources at a rate that is alarming to even the most casual of observers. Our economy is tanking, we are saddled with thousands of dollars in student loan debt and our salaries are not increasing at the rate of inflation...

On the Market: Tiny, Adorable Bernal Heights Oasis On the Market for $845K

Adorable, well-appointed cottages that are short on space but high on style seem to be a specialty in Bernal Heights. The latest to hit the market is a workman's cottage that is so small that it can barely be seen...

Let's All Tear Up Our Houses in Hopes of Finding Awesome Baseballs

A father-son construction team in Connecticut recently found a baseball signed by six of the World Champion 1952 Yankees—including Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, and Whitey Ford—while tearing apart the basement ceiling of a house they'd bought and were renovating....

Curbed Chicago: The Obamas Launch Search for Presidential Center Architect

Chicago's South Side jumped for joy when the Obamas officially announced that they had selected the Windy City for their presidential library back in May. And the next big step in the lengthy process will be selecting an architect.....

Great Escapes: A Subtropical Bird Inspired These Stunning Mountain Houses

All photos © Vivek Muthuramalingam via ArchDaily Preserving views of the Nilgiri Mountains; gauging the gradient of slopes; determining access to drivable roads vs. simple mud paths; measuring proximity to a shady tree: These were the parameters considered by...

Angels Flight's Demons: Angels Flight Raising Cash for Tiny Railyway's Pricey Reopening

Image via Veronica Jauriqui / Curbed LA flickr pool Bunker Hill's beloved little funicular Angels Flight has been shuttered since a 2013 derailment (which happened right after another safety-related shutdown), but momentum's finally gathering to open it up again....

Burlesque dancer and model Dita Von Teese picks up an eye-popping house in Los Feliz

Dita Von Teese, the curvaceous model known for bringing burlesque dancing back into vogue, has bought a stunning Tudor Revival-style house in Los Feliz for $2.83 million.

Earnest Money Spoils The Online Transaction

The Inman Connect conference does not often have many brand new ideas. But if you look hard enough, they are there.  A year or so ago I met a company that was focused on transforming home prices to Total Cost Of Living prices (TLC Engine). Show More Summary

Curbed LA: Check Out a Late Comedian's Decadent $135M Hilltop Mansion

Right next door to the record-breaking, $70-million house where owner/Minecraft creator Markus Persson has tons of EDM DJs and celebs party in his infinity pool is a large estate once owned by late comedian Danny Thomas. Thomas bought the...

Equity Directory pairs startups with talent willing to work for equity

Equity Directory has launched in beta to help startups find talent willing to work for equity, formalizing an age-old process. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at The American Genius

Home of the Day: Pasadena Midcentury Modern with a Beatles connection

This Midcentury Modern residence among eucalyptus trees in northwest Pasadena counts Brown Meggs, the Capitol Records executive who signed the Beatles to the label in 1963, as one of two original owners.

House of the Day: A Glorious Midcentury Time Capsule Could Be Yours For $1.6M

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 Hillcrest Locals Location:...

The average entrepreneur is college educated, didn’t come from wealth

If the average entrepreneur today isn't a star like Jobs or Zuck, what in fact is the average entrepreneur like? Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at The American Genius

Donde Fashion proves that visual search can be innovated

Donde Fashion has an interesting take on visual search that could lead to interesting improvements in all types of search. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at The American Genius

Curbed NY: World Trade Center Slurry Wall Might Be Leaking

A little leak may be a big problem for the World Trade Center site. DNAinfo has learned that the site's slurry wall, which is responsible for keeping the Hudson River separate from the cavernous underground infrastructure of the site,...

Another of Those Glass-Bottomed Swimming Pool Bridges Is Headed to India

One more will make a trend, as news of the terrifying glass-bottomed swimming pool elevated between two towers in London has been followed by news of a remarkably similar, equally terrifying glass-bottomed pool bridge in India. This one might...

Float helps you better predict your future cash flow

Float is a new startup in beta that helps any business improve their finances without having to be a math whiz. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at The American Genius

Illuminating : Had Your Fil(ament): The Edison Bulb's Trip From Niche to Mainstream

A selection of different vintage lightbulb designs offered by Aamsco. Clockwise from top left: the Art Deco Style, the F1900, the F1920Q, the Squirrel Cage, the Decora and the Tesla Commemorative. Ask Ingo Maurer what he sees when staring at...

Guilty Plea in Distressed Real Estate Investment Scheme

Mortgage Fraud Blog. William Donnelly Yotty, 69, who currently resides in Monarch Beach, California but during the course of the scheme lived in Lodi, California, pleaded guilty to the federal mail fraud and wire fraud charges for operating...Show More Summary

Curbed Chicago: Chicago's Mayor Talks Favorite Buildings and New Parks

It's only been four years since Rahm Emanuel took over the top spot at City Hall, but the city's streetscape and skyline has been undergoing steady change ever since. There's been a number of exciting projects in the works...

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