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Video interlude: The 1964 World's Fair Showhouse was a Formica-Filled Wonder

The fiftieth anniversary of the 1964 New York World's Fair recently came and went with much fanfare over the groundbreaking work it featured from architects like Eero Saarinen, George Nelson, and Philip Johnson, whose New York State Pavilion was...

Design Deathmatch: Two Minimalist Tower Homes Duke it Out in the Death Cage

Left: Concepcion, Chile; right: San Pedro de la Paz, Chile Two upright rectangular homes by Chilean architecture duo Pezo Von Ellrichshausen appeared on Dezeen this week, both designed around the same guiding principal of housing folks in a tall,...

Microdwellings: Smallest Studio for Rent in San Francisco is 225 Square Feet

Microdwellings reaches new heights (or sinks to new depths?) this week with what looks to be the smallest one-bedroom in San Francisco currently for rent: 225 square feet. Right in the middle of...

Microdwellings: The Smallest 1BR Rental in San Francisco is 225 Square Feet

Microdwellings reaches new heights (or sinks to new depths?) this week with what looks to be the smallest one-bedroom in San Francisco currently for rent: 225 square feet. Right in the middle of...

Lots of People Walk in LA: LAPD Just Fining Walkers So They'll Stop Getting Hit By Cars

A group outraged over Los Angeles's $73 parking tickets has just snagged its own working group with the mayor—while reserving the right to put big parking ticket reforms on the ballot—but meanwhile the LAPD merrily continues its strange war...

Flipping Out: Presidio Heights Manse Flips for a Huge Gain of $3.695M

Back in 2012, 3300 Washington Street in Presidio Heights was an impressive 3-bed, 3-bath with 3,800 square feet of space that sold for $3.995 million. A mere two years later, the house is...

Getting the Jobs Done: Yesterday Youtube channel Unofficially Apple leaked...

Yesterday Youtube channel Unofficially Apple leaked the company's cheesy promo video for its Norman Foster-designed, supernaturally smooth, mothership HQ in Cupertino, Calif. Though video has since been taken down—a low-quality version is out there—Architizer caught some screenshots and quotes, like...

Private Islands: For a Charming Fixer-Upper, Try Italy's 'Island of Madness'

Photo via Gizmodo Poveglia, a deserted island that the Italian government is currently offering a 99-year lease on, has amassed itself an impressive level of property stigma over the last few centuries, earning colorful nicknames like "the island of madness,"...

Video Interlude: Watch CicLAvia From the Soaring Perspective of a Drone

Pedaling your bike is just one way to experience the fun of CicLAvia, but you can take it to the next level with a view of LA's favorite linear block party from the point of view of a drone....

Capturing Our Essence

[E]ssence is the attribute or set of attributes that make an entity or substance what it fundamentally is, and which it has by necessity, and without which it loses its identity. Wikipedia. During our Summit in February, Kim Prior, our VP of Marketing and Business Development, worked with a video firm called Elevendy [...]

Sold Stuff: Sea Cliff Mid-Century Sells for Jawdropping $1.4M Over Asking

After listing for $5.1 million in mid-March, this Joseph-Esherick designed 4-bed home in Sea Cliff has now sold for $6.5 million, which is an absolutely astounding $1.4 million over asking. The house, built...

Lights! Camera! Action!: Fly Over, Around, and In the 222 Second Street Office Tower

222 Second from steelblue on Vimeo.The peeps over at steelblue have created a new video to help show off the office tower at 222 Second Street, which is currently under construction. The video starts with a flyover, all but...

Former CEO of Realtor.com Announces TownandCityViews.com

New off and online community marketing system sets to redefine how consumers view cities, towns and, thus, real estate professionals.

Video Interlude: Watch a History of the Riverside-Figueroa Bridge and an Explanation of Why It Should Become a Park

Gung-ho Angeleno Ezra Horne promotes and annotates the last ditch, last-minute effort to save the Riverside-Figueroa Bridge from its impending demolition and turn it into a High-Line-style park (for his webseries Ezra Loves LA). Landbridge proponents' created a pop-up...

Hotels Week 2014: Exploring the Fan Theories Inspired by The Shining's Decor

Image via PopMatters The Shining came back in big way last year, with the theatrical release and subsequent Netflix availability of Room 237, a documentary on some of the fan theories that have gathered around Stanley Kubrick's psychological horror...

Theaters: Nation's First 4D Movie Theater Headed to LA Live

Ever been blown at the movies? Soon you can, legally and non-sexually, at the Regal multiplex at South Park's LA Live, which plans on installing a 4DX theater that will shoot air, water, bubbles, scents, and strobe lights, and thras...

Hotels Week 2014: The Landmarks: San Francisco's Skyscraper-Church

Welcome to The Landmarks, where Curbed takes a look at one of the many San Francisco landmarks, listed either locally or on the National Register of Historic Places. Landmarks will be chosen at random, but do drop us a line...

Meet the Real Estate Tech Entrepreneur: Jim Plunkett

In our latest real estate tech interview, I’m talking to Jim Plunkett of US Answer. Without further adieu, here’s a bit more from his own mouth… What do you do? I am the Founder and CEO of US Answer, a Salesforce powered, cloud based, small business answering service. Show More Summary

Video Interlude: Awesome Video Flies Over LA and Saves the Day With Superman

Here's some inspiration for Warner Bros. to set the next Superman movie in Los Angeles: a three-minute movie/GoPro camera ad featuring the Man of Steel gliding over the city, with some fabulous shots of Dodger Stadium, the Griffith Observatory,...

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