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Podcast: How computer vision will transform your world

This week we are happy to welcome Andrew Flachner, the CEO and co-founder of Real Scout. Flachner joins us to discuss an extremely important trend that is already transforming your life -- computer vision...

Onetime home of silent film star Mae Murray is for sale in Hollywood Hills

A Hollywood Hills home once owned by silent film star Mae Murray, popularly known during her time as “the girl with the bee-stung lips,” has come to market for $1.749 million. Designed in Italian Revival style and built in 1924, the turreted three-story retains the air of a bygone era. Period details...

Mini LA: 11 must-see models that capture scenes and places

From Randy's Donuts to the legendary Garden of Allah "The miniature is an attempt to reproduce the universe in graspable form." — Steven Millhauser in his 1983 essay titled The Fascination with Miniatures Millhauser says the "fascination of the miniature is in part the fascination of the mountain view. Show More Summary

7 tiny home hotels for test driving micro living

From Portland to New York, where to vacation in less than 400 square feet Tiny home living may be all the rage on HGTV, but most people have never stepped foot in a tiny house. Whether you’re looking to downsize or take a unique vacation, finding a 400-square-foot or less micro house to try out can been difficult. Show More Summary

The 20 best privately owned public open spaces (POPOS) in SF

They're neither obvious nor clearly marked, but privately owned public open spaces (a.k.a. POPOS) are all over downtown San Francisco. These privately maintained but publicly accessible spots have been a development requirement since...Show More Summary

Housing inventory rates falling in much of the country, Trulia says

Low inventory rates have been putting a damper on the housing market throughout the nation, and these rates continue to drop nationally in the third quarter of 2016, according to a new report...

August existing-home sales at second-lowest pace of 2016

Last month, growing home sales were finally slowed down by tight inventory -- an issue that has been at the forefront of the housing market conversation since the beginning of the year. And, according to the National Association of Realtors' latest existing-home sales report, it seems that slowing home sales will be the name of the game for some time to come...

101 smallest things you can do for your city

Sometimes the smallest things we can do for our neighborhoods can have the biggest impact. At Curbed, we know the power of a vegetable garden planted in a vacant lot or a library installed on a sidewalk. For Micro Week, we want to share 101 urban interventions and ideas that show how even the tiniest changes can make our cities better places. Show More Summary

Bjarke Ingels helped design floating dorms made from shipping containers

Could this be the future of student housing in cramped cities? In addition to working on habitats for pandas, big—or, rather, BIG—personality and architect Bjarke Ingels also helped design dwellings for those other cute, wide-eyed creatures,...Show More Summary

This scenic cedar pavilion is etched with poetry

Roughly 1,500 poetry-carved cedar discs were used to create an open scale-like effect In a verdant forest above England’s Surrey Hills, this striking cedar-scaled structure stands ready to welcome visitors looking for a moment of shelter. Show More Summary

Tiny off-grid cabin in the Colorado mountains asks $175K

Live your best off-grid life here 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: Ward, Colorado Price:...Show More Summary

Tiny house zoning regulations: What you need to know

Find out which states are the most tiny house-friendly Despite the growing enthusiasm for tiny houses, it still isn’t easy to legally build them for full-time use. Zoning laws and building codes, by and large, require a minimum square...Show More Summary

Tiny living 101: Tips for your tiny house or apartment

Everything you need to know about living small, from tiny home zoning regulations to how to renovate a small space. Interior designer Jessica Helgerson and her husband, architect Yianni Doulis, bought five acres on an agricultural preserve ten miles from downtown Portland, Oregon in 2010. Show More Summary

Exploring Mary Ellen Pleasant Memorial Park, the smallest public park in San Francisco

City’s smallest public park is just a small stretch of sidewalk without a patch of grass or spot for picnicking. Indeed, there are many tiny parklets and twee patches of grass scattered around San Francisco. All of them wonderful and adorable to behold. Show More Summary

Everything else you could buy for SF's median rent of $3,715

While the US national average for a one-bedroom is $1,120/month, San Francisco's is far steeper—here's what else you could be spending all that money on It’s almost October, and the rents are still high. How high? Well, apartment site Abodo reckons that a single bedroom in San Francisco now runs $3,715. Show More Summary

Alleged radiation cover-up at Hunters Point prompts EPA investigation

Former shipyard once site of US nuclear research Developers and planners agree that Hunters Point is the future of residential development in San Francisco. So how radioactive is it? Those with a stake in the decommissioned Naval shipyard don’t want people feeling like they even have to ask that question. Show More Summary

Mapping 13 of the tiniest parks tucked around Los Angeles

A guide to the city's smallest urban retreats Los Angeles has some of the largest urban parks in America, and that's cool. But some days you don't want to wander around miles of trails or even play any tennis, you just wanna sit on a patch of green and chill or eat your sandwich or whatever. Show More Summary

Filmaker Gary Hustwit on virtual reality, typomania, and Olympic architecture

The acclaimed mind behind 2007’s "Helvetica" talks to Curbed In the not so distant future, you may find yourself watching a documentary from inside the film itself — that is to say, standing inside the Parthenon (for example) while still in the comfort of your own home. Show More Summary

Back to nature

By 2016 it is obvious that midcentury modernism is the defining design influence of the decade, with slim, sculpted furniture and thin, minimalist lines now ubiquitous. But another trend has developed in parallel that revives a different...Show More Summary

Part II: Stripping an 1870s home down to its bones—and building it back up

In the second installment of our 2016 Renovation Diary, Mark Goff and Phillip Engel get to work on their extreme fixer and get schooled on demolition, plumbing, and electricity After years of shuttling between New York City and Los Angeles, Mark Goff and Phillip Engel wanted to change their location and their lives. Show More Summary

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