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Nascent Objects, a Sustainable Electronics Platform, Wants to Make Gadgets More Green

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

Get to Know General Jeff, the Multi-Talented Mayor of LA's Skid Row

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

New People’s Design Library Helps Kickstart Neighborhood DIY Projects

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

You Can Watch This Video of a Guy Climbing Down the World's Tallest Residential Building If You Really Want To

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

Can Coliving Help Solve the Urban Housing Crunch?

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

26-Story Robert AM Stern Condo Tower Proposed Next to Beverly Hilton

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

Silver Lake "Damsel in Distress" Asking $895,000 in Probate Sale

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

Take a Video Tour of Barry Manilow's Old House

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

Lovesick Drones Gaze Longingly at Apple Campus From the Air

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

Do You Love Minimalism? Then Why Not Have Boxes of Random Stuff Mailed to Your House?

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

How Gallaudet University’s Architects Are Redefining Deaf Space

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

Remembering Architect Claude Parent and His Avant-Garde Legacy

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

How Driverless Cars Can Reshape Our Cities

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

Watch a Beautiful Short Doc About the Dying Salton Sea

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

Video: A Deep Dive Into Kendrick Lamar's Compton

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

Happy 115th, Louis Kahn! A Curbed Reader on the Amazing Architect

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,...

Remodeled Pacific Heights Mansion Hits Market at $10.95.M

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...

Take a Ride on the New Gold Line Extension Opening March 5

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,...

Exclusive: Virtual Tour of an Unrealized Frank Lloyd Wright Design

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...

Frank Lloyd Wright's Forgotten '50s Interview Now A Fun Animation

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...

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