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Globe Trotting: A pair of Russian daredevils...

A pair of Russian daredevils climbed to the tippity top of the second tallest building in the world, the none-too-creatively-titled Shanghai Tower. What's more, they videotaped the entire hair-raising event with those ubiquitous GoPro cameras, and the result is...

New to Market: Buy a 1930 Greek Revival in Hollywood Once Owned by Old-Timey Teen Star Deanna Durbin

While we don't have any hard data to support this, lately there seems to be a marked increase in the number of listings relying on amateur photography to flog their houses, and...

Video Interlude: Take a Flyover Tour of LA's Tallest Buildings Throughout History

Even for a city so associated with sprawl, Los Angeles's relationship with towers is weird. In 1905, the City Council passed an ordinance banning buildings taller than 150 feet—City Hall, built in 1928, was one of few exceptions and...

Lights! Camera! Action!: YBCA to Screen Indie Films Based on Design and Architecture

Beginning at the end of this month, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts will begin screening a showcase of films based on design and architecture called the Design and Architecture Films Showcase. Running February 27 to March 30,...

Celebrity Real Estate: Buy Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon's House in Bel Air For $13MM

Many years ago, Mariah Carey treated the world to the best/nuttiest episodes of MTV Cribs ever. It pretty much destroyed the genre of celebrity-led home tours. There was no point in ever...

Morning Linkage: Dating on the Red Line, Gold Prospectors Profit Off Drought

· Garcetti wants California to double handouts for film productions · Metro hosting Red Line speed dating on Friday · On the plus side of this megadrought, gold prospectors are finding gold · What's going on with the plants...

Video Interlude: In the second episode of "Man...

In the second episode of "Man About Modernism," a Youtube series spotlighting the houses and events of Palm Springs' Modernism Week, Bravolebrity Stephen Collins (he hosts Property Envy) tours this year's showpiece: Hugh Kaptur's Siva House. On video, the house's...

Video Interlude: On this Super Bowl Sunday, We Ask: Should Los Angeles Want The NFL Back?

Reason looks at the hard hitting question that LA is facing now -- is having the NFL back worth the economic cost? Councilman Tom Labonge says yes (no surprise there), but then informative sounding people say "God no, you...

Artistry: Watch Real Estate Listing Photos 'Flatten' Into Stunning Art

Photo via Design Boom While real estate photography usually veers off in a tacky direction upon even the smallest attempt at artsiness, these pared-down suburban landscapes by Australian artist Joanna Lamb are both lovely and virtually unrecognizable as the internet...

Cornerspotter: Cornerspotted: Sunset and Alvarado In Echo Park

Dang, that didn't take our commenters that long at all to spot that corner! Jahooda was the first to correctly guess that this is a 1970s photo of Sunset and Alvarado—the northwest corner, looking north—though armchair boogie was th...

Cool Stuff Free: Google Page Speed Service

Google Page Speed Service has been around for a number of years. It is in Beta and currently free of charge (it has been free for several years now).  Upon the official release Google Page Speed Service pricing will be competitive. So...Show More Summary

Lights! Camera! Action!: Cesar Pelli's Transbay Tower Rendered in Snazzy New Video

Boston Properties Transbay Tower HD from Boston Properties -San Francisco on Vimeo.San Francisco's skyline will soon be completely redefined by a 1,070 foot, Cesar Pelli-designed tower slated to rise on Mission Street between First and Fremont. Though renderings of...

Architectural Craziness: Angular Supervillain HQ with Ritz-Carlton Perks Asks $5.9M

Built with "no expense spared," this nefarious-looking three-bedroom home in the resort community of Rancho Mirage, Calif. cares nary a wit for curved lines, like a pointy Libeskind design writ small. If...

Curbed Features: How One Israeli Firm Thinks Architecture Can Make Peace

When Israel began building a wall along the West Bank in 2003?called the "separation fence" by some, the "Apartheid wall" by others?Yehuda Greenfield-Gilat and Karen Lee Bar-Sinai were about to graduate from architecture school at Technion, the Israel Institute...

Website of the Day: Finally, an Architect Versed in the Art of 'Pointless Diagrams'

Image via Pointless Diagrams Most of us were doodlers at some point in our lives, usually in grade school, when writing implements were always on hand and there was a lot going on to be bored by, before other...

Hangover Observations: Inside LA's Insanely Popular First Public New Year's Eve Party

Organizers were expecting about 10,000 people for Los Angeles's first-ever big public New Year's Eve party at Grand Park a couple nights ago (and they didn't schedule any stars or big musical...

Facebook: why bother?

Social media has been the free channel for marketing for many real estate companies, but it looks like those days … Read more

New to Market: 1920s Spanish Mediterranean With Yoga Studio in Hollywood Heights Asking $799k

Listings in Hollywood Heights's High Tower microneighborhood, which was modeled after the Italian hillside village of Positano, never fail to pique our interest. This is in no small part due to our...

Weekend Linkage: Housing Elements Moving Forward, Julia Morgan Finally Recognized

· Famed architect Julia Morgan awarded AIA Gold Medal posthumously · Following foreclosue drama, Snoopy House returns to Costa Mesa · Exploring the ghost town next to LAX: Manchester Square · Long Beach's Housing Element moves forward with little...

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