The startup wants to make interchangeable parts the centerpiece of a sustainable electronics revolution Even the most sought-after gadgets have a short shelf life, often finding themselves second rate, or fodder for landfills, in a few years due to the rapid pace of technological change. Show More Summary
Activist, neighborhood council member, hip hop artist In a new profile, NationSwell examines the storied career of General Jeff Page, often called "the mayor of Skid Row." For the last decade, General Jeff has been a fierce advocateShow More Summary
Stop putting off that urban DIY project you’re always talking about Community activists, urban design advocates, and engaged neighbors have a new resource for helping reimagine and reshape their neighborhoods. Launched a few weeks ago...Show More Summary
Really, though, there's no need to Oh, good grief. One of those guys who climbs up really tall buildings while taking no safety precautions has climbed up the Marina 101 in Dubai, the world's tallest residential building. And if that...Show More Summary
It’s been compared to dorms, fraternities, and the Real World house, but many investors also believe coliving is part of the future of urban living Two years ago, Joey Plunkett faced the same situation thousands do every month; making a move to New York City. Show More Summary
Beverly Hilton owner wants to combine two condo projects into one tall tower and a garden Back in 2008, the people of Beverly Hills (barely) approved a plan that would allow a new Waldorf Astoria hotel to be constructed at the high-profile...Show More Summary
The 1928 Spanish has fallen into wrack and ruin, but still has character and potential galore. Cue up the Bonnie Tyler—this 1928 Spanish in Silver Lake is in need of a hero. Listed in a probate sale, the 2,728-square-foot house is pretty tore up from the floor up and restoring it will likely be a major undertaking. Show More Summary
The West Hollywood villa is asking $3.5 million and it's having trouble selling The former West Hollywood home of soft-rock legend Barry Manilow is apparently taking some time to sell. The Mediterranean-style house was listed several...Show More Summary
A decidedly long-distance relationship Drones just can't keep away from the Apple Campus 2 (sometimes called the "spaceship") in Cupertino. Is it young love? Maybe to the flying robots, the building looks like a giant, beautiful drone in its own right. Or maybe the public adores seeing the 2.8-million-square-foot building coming together. Show More Summary
It may sound like parody, but it's not The subscription box service trend exists for people who like stuff. There are different ones for different types of stuff—makeup, clothes, dog toys, etc.—but mainly it's about the stuff. Getting it, having it, and then getting more of it. Show More Summary
College Hall, the main administration building at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., is a High Victorian marvel, a Gothic confection of chimneys, turrets, and gables in red brick striped with creamy stone. The president’s office is on the second floor, midway up an ornate staircase. Show More Summary
The philosophical French designer inspired with abstract, theoretical designs French Architect Claude Parent, who passed away over the weekend at the age of 93, was shaped by World War II, but perhaps not in the way one might expect....Show More Summary
A potential shift to a society of riders could reclaim roadways for green space and help reshape the public realm In just a few years, driverless cars have gone from a far-off, futuristic vision to a near certainty. Carmakers and tech...Show More Summary
Gorgeous views of the enormous and decaying lake The Salton Sea is such a famous, disastrous mistake that locals who see out-of-towners come through often assume they are making a documentary about the place. But for all the attention...Show More Summary
A look at Lamar's complex, struggling hometown and the people who live there At the advice of Snoop Dogg, the folks over at Vice's music arm, NOISEY, decided to go into a part of Compton that is, as the video host puts it, "having aShow More Summary
It's fitting that the work of an architect who valued classic geometric forms and bold interiors would achieve its own type of modern timelessness. Louis Kahn, an immigrant from present-day Estonia who became a noted practintioner, theorist and teacher,...
Photos courtesy Hill & Co. After a two-year remodel, the grand house with Palladian windows and a mansard roof at 2312 Washington Street is back on the market. It has a new look, new amenities, and a new $10.95...
And we're on board a Gold Line train to Azusa pic.twitter.com/AMZ2UlgZIK— StreetsblogLA (@StreetsblogLA) February 17, 2016 On March 5, the Gold Line Foothill Extension will be open to the public, connecting the line's current end point in Pasadena with Arcadia,...
A virtual reality tour of the Dr. Hugh Pratt Home, created by Archilogic. Frank Lloyd Wright's work in the United States, and to a slightly lesser extent, Japan, is well known. But the famous architect has quite a few admirers...
Screenshot via Blank on Blank Blank on Blank, a PBS Digital Studios series that turns lost interviews with big names into fun animated shorts, just released its newest episode spotlighting Frank Lloyd Wright—and it is full of gems. In the...