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BuilderBytes' MetroIntelligence Economic Update for 10/31/14

Please click here to see the edition of BuilderBytes for 10/31/14 on the Web. In this issue of the MetroIntelligence Economic Update, I covered the following indicators: 3Q 2014 GDP rose by 3.5 percent in advance estimate Federal Reserve...Show More Summary

YouTube Doubles Its Frame Rate (And Here's Why You Should Care)

Frame rates are boring tech jargon, we know. But YouTube has just made a major upgrade that will affect content creators everywhere. This is a video of Mario Kart playing on the Wii U. I know, you might not play video games. That's not the point. Show More Summary

Hello Kitty Has Taken Over L.A.'s Hippest Hotel, And It Is Insane

The Line Hotel is playing host to attendees at the first-ever Hello Kitty Con, complete some new interior digs for the occasion. Downtown L.A. is currently playing host to the first-ever Hello Kitty convention, the beloved Sanrio character who is definitely not a cat. Show More Summary

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Here are some photos of the Fondation Louis Vuitton (2014) in Paris by Gehry Partners, photographed by C D _Fr.To contribute your Flickr images for consideration, just::: Join and add photos to the archidose pool To contribute your Instagram images for consideration, just::: Tag your photos #archidose

534 Apple Products On One Giant Poster

Is that every Apple product ever? I mean...probably? Possibly? Sure. Everyone always wants the very best and newest Apple product [poster]. So if you have an old Apple product [poster], you may want to replace it immediately with this new Apple product [poster]. Show More Summary

A Gorgeous iPad Game Inspired By The Arts and Crafts Movement

The V&A Museum's first game designer-in-residence releases "Strawberry Thief." Last week, the Victoria & Albert Museum released "Strawberry Thief," an iPad app based on the textiles of 19th-century British Arts and Crafts movement designer William Morris. Read Full Story

Chic Mourning Attire, The Original LBD

A new show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute examines the fashion etiquette of Victorian- and Edwardian-era grief After Oscar de la Renta's death last week, his legion fans among New York society paid tribute to the designer by donning his brightly-hued gowns for parties and charity galas. Show More Summary

How To Design A Creative Halloween Costume At The Last Minute

It's not too late! Just follow these simple tips, from designer Ken Tanabe, and you'll be hacking Halloween like a pro. It's Halloween. All the good costumes are sold out. You might think it's too late to make yourself a great Halloween costume from scratch, but think again. Show More Summary

Where To Find Great Designers

Irene Au, a partner at Khosla Ventures and former design lead at Google, offers 10 tips for finding the best design talent. Where do you find designers to hire? I've hired some terrific people from and Bank of America. Read Full Story

How Two Game Fans Became Developers On LittleBigPlanet 3

Spoiler: It involved a lot of asking themselves if they were crazy for abandoning their career for an entirely new one. If you don't make video games, the process can seem downright mystifying. How do you become a game developer? Depending...Show More Summary

Where are the first-time homebuyers? Demographic shifts point to delayed milestones.

During the month of September, while both new and existing home sales rose slightly, there was one group which continues to remain somewhat on the sidelines: the first-time buyer. According to the National Association of Realtors®, in September the share of first-time buyers was 29 percent for the third straight month. Show More Summary

BuilderBytes' MetroIntelligence Economic Update for 10/30/14

Please click here to see the edition of BuilderBytes for 10/30/14 on the Web. In this issue of the MetroIntelligence Economic Update, I covered the following indicators: Case-Shiller Indices show continued deceleration in home gainsShow More Summary

Psychedelic Ant Farms Designed To Raise Money For Charity

These ants are mindlessly burrowing for a cause. Although they used to be filled with soil or sawdust, newer ant farms use an edible semi-transparent gel, which serves as both nutrition and medium of travel for the ants trapped inside. Show More Summary

Cool, Weird Halloween Costumes You Can Pull Out Of A Printer

It's not too late to get a Halloween costume. You can print out these low-poly masks at home. Need a last-minute Halloween costume? Print yourself out one of these beautiful papercraft masks. Read Full Story

What The Great Pyramid Looked Like More Than 4,000 Years Ago

The Great Pyramid used to be so shiny, it glowed. Go to the pyramids at Giza today, and you'll see pollution blackened steppes surrounded by smog and sand. Some 4,000 years ago, the pyramids looked much nicer: They were covered in polished limestone, resembling brilliant lightforms dropped into the desert from the sky. Read Full Story

It's Melting! A Life-Sized House Made Of Wax

Alex Chinneck, master of architectural illusions, has created a two-story house made of 8,000 wax bricks. British artist Alex Chinneck has a knack for creating surreal, reality-bending inversions of urban architecture, like a seemingly slouchy brick facade and an upside-down building. Show More Summary

Why Bother with Facebook?

On Tuesday I tooted my own horn, and today I vent some steam – Facebook steam.If, like me, you have or administer a Facebook fan page, you probably know that the number of people who see your posts on their walls is at the mercy of Facebook's algorithms. Show More Summary

Design Porn For Air Traffic Controllers

From ATL to TPA, the Airport Runway Collection lets you admire the intricate pattern of your favorite airport as seen from above. There are few areas of design so important to get right as that of the airport runway. They host millions...Show More Summary

A Portrait Of London's Diversity, Drawn From Languages Spoken Near Tube Stops

Tube tongues! London, like any big city, is a melting pot of languages and cultures. Oliver O'Brien, a researcher in University College London's geography department with a zeal for visualizing information about the London Underground,...Show More Summary

MIT Visualizes What Robots Are Thinking

Want to know what's going on inside that robot's brain? MIT researchers are trying to show us. Robots make thousands of tiny decisions a second, but they don't emote or verbally communicate. So when a Roomba turns 90 degrees in the middle of the room, we're only left wondering why and if something is broken. Read Full Story

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