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Hyperloop One reveals full-size prototype of its shiny new pod design

The transportation company also demonstrated its tech in a full-scale vacuum tube for the first time One of the world’s frothiest transportation fantasies is quickly moving from hype to reality. Hyperloop One, one of several companies...Show More Summary

Flower Piano returns to SF Botanical Garden this week

Well, we're all in the mood for a melody, and you've got us feelin' alright Sunset Piano’s public piano project at San Francisco Botanical Garden, now in its third year, offers visitors the chance to diddle around on the ivories. From...Show More Summary

Sacramento, emerging from Bay Area’s shadow, becoming booming urban alternative

A once-sleepy state capital is now the state’s fastest-growing big city Few people would characterize basketball commentator and former player Charles Barkley as a restrained public speaker. So when he told a local Sacramento news reporter...Show More Summary

Horizon Needs Your Help

Horizon is a way to discover friends and friends of friends in the cities you’re visiting. Beyond friends and friends of friends, Horizon uses communities such as college or fraternity / sorority alumni, former colleagues, and service...Show More Summary

Remote Napa house with 33 acres asks $1.17 million

Circa 1978 house near Yountville looks to crest seven figures for the first time In truth, 5505 Dry Creek Road in Napa County is not quite so isolated as it appears. The three bedroom, two bath house from 1978 is only about two miles...Show More Summary

How a smart plug sparked my love of home tech

Smart-home technology is a slippery slope I was never one for smart-home technology. In fact, as the resident old-house obsessive here at Curbed, I was almost as opposite a home-tech fanatic as one can get. But about a year ago, I received the Amazon Echo as a birthday present. Show More Summary

More videos record the hazards of Potrero bike path homeless camp

“Coming through, coming through!” A week ago, a local cyclist using the name Steve Sanders on YouTube uploaded some revealing (if not necessarily surprising) footage of the large homeless encampment along the bike path winding its way underneath the 101 freeway near Cesar Chavez Street. Show More Summary

Indie band The xx shows off a dreamy, radiant LA in their new music video

The “I Dare You” video features color-saturated shots of LA and a stop at the Sowden House If there’s one thing we’ve seen proven time and time again, you simply can’t go wrong shooting a music video in LA. This time around, it’s English...Show More Summary

Own (A Piece of) The Evergrey

The Evergrey & their technology arm are building a “better way to local“. I’m a fan (see prior writing here). They believe, and invest, in community. Proof: an event overview from November: Are you committed to community and...Show More Summary

Original Disneyland map sells for $708K at auction

The illustrated rendering of Walt Disney’s vision was what sold the wild theme park dream to investors in 1953 Disneyland—arguably the world’s most famous theme park—very nearly didn’t get built at all. Back in 1953, even Walt Disney’s own production company refused to put up the money needed to build the park. Show More Summary

Wild sideways elevator moves one step closer to reality

ThyssenKrupp’s MULTI system has been installed in a test tower With buildings climbing taller and the pace of urbanization going at full throttle, designing the next-generation elevator is an ambition poised to disrupt conventional tower architecture. Show More Summary

Self-driving cars may need rental car companies to go mainstream

Waymo’s partnership with Avis is about way more than just renting cars The news that Waymo is partnering with rental car behemoth Avis to manage its autonomous fleet might be surprising. Why would a tech company that’s rewriting ourShow More Summary

50-acre solar rooftop installation up and running in San Pedro

50,000 panels spread across 2 million square feet Editor's Note: This post was originally published in June, 2017 and has been updated with the most recent information. Los Angeles—where the sun shines three out of every four days per...Show More Summary

Metro approves $81.5M plan to cut down on Blue Line delays

It’s one of several updates planned for the light rail route As Metro continues to expand its rapidly developing rail network, the agency has also begun to double back of late, with plans to improve service on the aging Blue Line. On...Show More Summary

Sunday media: The Drone Racing League propels ESPN into expanded definitions of sport

note: a version has been put into Saxo with all corresponding hyperlinks … art has been emailed in   They called it “L.A. Pocalypse.” Converting the guts of an abused and abandoned former shopping mall in Hawthorne, with all its graffiti tagging, leaking roof and other sketchy surrounding, a quaint “Mad Max”-type TV venue was […]

Memphis Design, pop culture, and the battle against ‘good taste’

The ‘80s design collective was a radical departure; and deadpanned as a symbol of trend-chasing yuppies In a decade known for indulgence, the designs that emerged from the Memphis Group defined the boundary-pushing postmodernism of the ’80s. Show More Summary

Alemany Island reboot, ferry riders get off Giants bandwagon, and more

Three things to know today Welcome to Curbed Cuts, a tri-weekly digest connecting the dots between shelter, structure, parks, transportation, and more. Art beneath the freeway Keeping Alemany Island beautiful is an uphill battle. Located...Show More Summary

Pink triangle time-lapse installation video will mesmerize you

“The nearly one-acre display is made of 175 bright pink tarps” Editor's Note: This post was originally published in June 2016 and has been updated with the most recent information. Like a bat signal for San Francisco Gay Pride weekend,...Show More Summary

Satellite photos show California coming back to life after drought

One way to beat the heat, at least indirectly If the current California heat wave gets to be too much, take a minute—or in this case, a minute and 41 seconds—to reflect on just how lucky the state is compared to this same time last year,...Show More Summary

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