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October column for Green Home Builder magazine now online

My column for the October 2014 issue of Green Home Builder magazine is now posted online.For this issue, entitled "The Driverless Car's Impact on Land Use," I did some (quite fascinating) research on just what kind of changes in land use patterns we can expect in the future from the driverless (or self-driving) car. Show More Summary

BuilderBytes' MetroIntelligence Economic Update for 10/24/14

Please click here to see the edition of BuilderBytes for 10/24/14 on the Web. In this issue of the MetroIntelligence Economic Update, I covered the following indicators: August FHFA House Price Index up 4.8 percent over previous 12 months...Show More Summary

BuilderBytes' MetroIntelligence Economic Update for 10/23/14

Please click here to see the edition of BuilderBytes for 10/23/14 on the Web. In this issue of the MetroIntelligence Economic Update, I covered the following indicators: Existing home sales bounced back in September to highest pace of...Show More Summary

BuilderBytes' MetroIntelligence Economic Update for 10/21/14

Please click here to see the edition of BuilderBytes for 10/21/14 on the Web. In this issue of the MetroIntelligence Economic Update, I covered the following indicators: September housing starts up 6.3 percent from August and 17.8 percent...Show More Summary

Today's archidose #788

Here are some photos of House in Jura (2012) near Zawiercie, Poland, by Kropka Studio, photographed by Maciek Lulko.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

Let's Not Pretend This Is The First Time Frank Gehry Has Sounded Like A Jerk

98% of architecture is "shit," the starchitect said recently. That's far from the worst thing he has said about cities. Frank Gehry is probably the most quotable architect working today. At 85 years old, with enough star power to blind...Show More Summary

Clothing That Looks Normal During The Day But Reflects At Night

Imagine biking home in a suit that glowed with every passing car. Reflective gear, like you see for running or biking, works remarkably well at night. But the problem is it looks athletic, and short of workouts, does the average person want to wear the stuff on a day-to-day basis? Read Full Story

Chicago's Soho House Has Echoes Of An Industrial Past

Housed in a former belt factory in Chicago's West Loop, the Soho House pays homage to the neighborhood's industrial past. The London-born hospitality chain Soho House, a members' only club hot with the techie crowd, has pushed into Chicago as part of its strategic plans for a global takeover. Show More Summary

Fashion Guru Simon Collins On Why Beijing Is The World's Most Exciting Design City

Beijing has design you'll either love or hate, but "definitely cannot ignore," the New School's fashion dean says. Welcome to Wanderlust, a weekly series on Co.Design where some of our favorite designers share their secret picks and insider tips for the best design cities on the planet. Show More Summary

L.A. Gear To Make A Comeback, Maybe

The brand behind L.A. Lights hopes to reinvent itself by teaming up with the fashionable West Coast rapper Tyga. West Coast rapper Tyga, whose lyrics are slick with praise for luxury brands like Versace and Ferrari, is now singing a throwback tune. Show More Summary

Ikea's New Desk Goes From Sitting To Standing With The Push Of A Button

Sit. Swoosh. Stand. Anyone who's priced a convertible desk that they can both sit and stand at knows it's an expensive proposition that can quickly reach into four digits. If only Ikea made one in birchwood veneer...or something. Read Full Story

Can A Bike Be Both Cheap And Beautiful?

The Epo hopes to bring bike manufacturing back to the Netherlands by using the same techniques car makers use to keep costs down. You'd be hard pressed to find a more bike crazy country than the Netherlands. Not only are bicycle paths ubiquitous, but there's more than one bicycle for every single person in the country. Read Full Story

What Your Zip Code Says About You

Is your neighborhood full of laptops and lattes? Pleasantville-style domesticity? City strivers? This map will tell you. How much can where you live say about who you are? According to a new interactive map by geographic information firm Esri, a whole hell of a lot. Show More Summary

Let Ideo's Top Brass Show You How To Solve Problems Like A Designer

Ideo.org's new Design Kit aims to teach everyone, from CEOs to activists to ministers, the principles of human-centered design. Last month, Ideo.org--the nonprofit spinoff of global design and innovation firm Ideo--launched an online guide to the practice of human-centered design. Show More Summary

I Can't Believe This Trippy Hologram Statue Isn't CGI

Whoa. You see this weird revolving object? It looks like a liquid-metal Terminator on bugging out on an acid trip. Your first instinct was probably to think it was CGI. But no, this is a real object. Read Full Story

Oversharing Toys Let Your Baby Post On Facebook

Ingenious design or sickening sign of the times? That's for you to decide. Every new set of parents must have The Talk, and no, I don't mean something related how babies are made. I mean, you have to decide with your partner just what images and stories you can share of your child on social media. Show More Summary

How Do These Curtains Make You Feel? The Science Of Therapists' Offices

Tell me about your relationship to this couch. Tell me, how does this therapist's office make you feel? Read Full Story

Map: How San Franciscans See New York City

Rikers Island: It's like Alcatraz but REAL. In the battle for cultural dominance between America's coastal elite, two cities reign supreme: San Francisco and New York. Both have walkable streets, cultural zest, and rich (really, really rich) residents. Show More Summary

The Electric Tea Kettle Gets A Makeover

Tea kettles are loud, slow, ugly, and wasteful. The Miito solves all of those problems. Electric tea kettles, and tea kettles in general, are wasteful. Since most people thoughtlessly fill the kettle up to the top, even if they only need a single cup, energy is spent heating unused water. Show More Summary

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