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Architectural Craziness: Eight Times Planetarium Design Was Straight-Up Otherworldly

Completely fitting for buildings designed to house the celestial skies, there seems to be no lack of wonderfully weird, totally alien-esque planetariums dotting the planet today. From starchitect-built projects like the ever-controversial Santiago Calatrava's ribcage-like City of Arts and...

Silicon Beach is a Thing: Take a Look at Twitter's New Buildings in Santa Monica

Twitter is on its way to Santa Monica, taking over two adjacent one-story buildings at Pico Boulevard and Main Street, the Santa Monica Daily Press reports. The tech giant is making some...

Zillow Named Washington’s Best Workplace

Zillow awarded gold medal in large company category for second consecutive year.

6 surprising things startup investors don’t care about

(Editorial) Startup investors are busy and they're considering hundreds of companies at any given time, so be sure you know how NOT to waste their time or annoy them (if you want their money, of course). Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat

Writers Wanted: Attention, writers and photographers! Curbed is...

Attention, writers and photographers! Curbed is now publishing longform and narrative stories on architecture, design, and real estate, and we're looking for additional contributors. Stories can range from reported features to profiles to essays to oral histories; we're particularly interested...

Zillow says it doesn’t plan to raise prices

SAN FRANCISCO — What does the pending merger between real estate’s most popular real estate sites, Zillow and Trulia, mean for a huge real estate brand like Re/Max? Re/Max LLC co-founder and CEO Dave Liniger had the opportunity to grill  Zillow...

On the Market: New $6.3M Cow Hollow Home Has It All, Except for History

A very new, very sleek and modern Cow Hollow home at 1973 Filbert Street has just hit the market asking $6.3 million for its four bedrooms and four bathrooms. The home that previously...

New to Market: Pierre Koenig's 1963 Iwata House For Sale For First Time Ever

This incredible house, sited on a 1.6-acre hilltop lot in Monterey Park, was designed by architect Pierre Koenig, who's most famous for his Case Study Houses Nos. 21 (aka the Bailey House)...

NAR said to ask regulators to stop Zillow’s acquisition of Trulia

The National Association of Realtors reportedly wants federal antitrust regulators to block Zillow’s planned acquisition of Trulia, but there are no signs that the Federal Trade Commission plans to intervene. Zillow and Trulia — the two biggest real estate search...

Celebrity Real Estate: Further cementing his position as Hollywood's...

Further cementing his position as Hollywood's most affable bro, Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt just shared that before making it big, he lived in Scooby Doo-emblazoned a van in Maui, Hawaii. "Can't believe I found this picture!!!" writes...

Authorial Abodes: The former New Hampshire home of...

The former New Hampshire home of American author J.D. Salinger is up for sale asking $679K. Salinger bought the place in 1953, two years after he had achieved both critical and commercial success with the publication of The Catcher in...

Neighbor Beefs: LA Going to Start Fining People For Fun Parties and Cute Dogs

Los Angeles is getting super-serious about what surely must be a terrible citywide epidemic of loud parties and noisy dogs. The City Council's Public Safety and Personnel and Welfare and Animal Services Committees have recommended approval of a new...

The 7 deadly sins of digital user experience

(Tech News) User experience is now understood to be a huge factor in a digital brand's success, so what are the 7 deadly sins every brand should avoid? Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat

Development Watch: Empty SoMa Gas Station Site to Refuel with New Housing

A former Shell station on the corner of Sixth and Harrison streets that has sat empty for years is now gearing up to become eight stories of new housing, according to a Preliminary Project Assessment submitted to Planning. The proposed...

Help Wanted: Curbed Seeks Longform Journalism?Here's How to Pitch

Attention, writers and photographers. Curbed now publishes longform and narrative stories from freelance writers and photographers, and we're seeking additional contributors. We're looking for stories that dig deep on the topics closest to our heart?particularly architecture, design, and real estate?while...

5 Common myths that may be affecting your business credit score

Your business credit score is critical Balboa Capital, a leading independent financing company that specializes in equipment leasing and small business loans, announced the results of its mid-2014 small business survey that was sent to over 450,000 small business owners and more than 35,000 equipment dealers throughout the United States. Show More Summary

Authorial Abodes: Hole Up in J.D. Salinger's Former Home for $679K

A former home of American author J.D. Salinger is up for sale asking $679K. As reported by the Valley News, Salinger purchased the place in 1953 after separating from his first wife, by which time he had achieved both...

Is Fed tapering when the next recession is just around the corner?

Heritage Capital President Paul Schatz is not somebody you would describe as an “inflation hawk.” Inflation hawks think that the drastic measures taken by the Fed to jolt the nation out of its economic coma — including dialing short-term interest...

LAPD Danger Watch: The LAPD Has 3 Grenade Launchers and Lots of Other War Gear

Over the past week, (mostly peaceful) protesting citizens in the suburb of Ferguson, Missouri have been met by their tiny police force with tanks, body armor, sniper rifles, teargas, and absurd camouflage. (The residents are protesting, among other things,...

More poor people living in suburbs than cities

In the 1960s and ’70s, “white flight” in cities like Detroit helped concentrate poverty inside the city limits as more affluent residents fled to the suburbs. Today, well educated job-seekers seeking shorter commutes, walkable communities, and other urban amenities are...

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