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A Photo Essay From L.A.'s Mansionization Front Lines

"Mansionization" is the name given to the increasingly common practice of tearing down a smaller house and building a much larger, more expensive one on the same lot, often to the detriment of next-door neighbors who suddenly find themselves deprived of sun, views, and privacy by the new mansion now looming over them. Show More Summary

Follow the Rainbow: #Lovewins: Famous Buildings Illuminated for Pride Weekend

White House illuminated on Friday, June 26. Creative Commons photo by Ryan McKnight. After last week's historic Supreme Court decision, pride parades across the country took on even more significance, becoming a celebration of not only a community but of...

Home of the Day: A treehouse in Los Feliz

Wrapped in glass and steel, this 1950s post-and-beam is known as the Tree House for its lofted setting among the treetops in Franklin Hills. Open-space common areas feature such Midcentury staples as built-in bookshelves, tongue-and-groove ceilings and a wall fireplace. Floor-to-ceiling windows...

Curbed National: 18 Awesome Ways to Build a House with Windows for Walls

Photo by Sandra Pereznieto via ArchDaily Once a radical proposal for residential architecture, expansive walls of glass are now common in the most striking new modern homes. Whether they're framing Mediterranean or desert views, bringing the outside in, or setting...

Cameron wants the UK to be more ‘intolerant of intolerance’

The minute’s silence before David Cameron’s statement to the House gave proceedings in the Commons this afternoon a particularly sombre air. When Cameron spoke at the despatch box, he announced… Continue reading The post Cameron wants the UK to be more ‘intolerant of intolerance’ appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Justice Kennedy Emerges As Important, Complicated Voice on Race in Fair Housing Case

The Roberts Court surprised many on Thursday by upholding an important provision of the Fair Housing Act, with Justice Anthony Kennedy emerging as an important voice for civil rights jurisprudence. Image: WikiMedia Commons The post Justice Kennedy Emerges As Important, Complicated Voice on Race in Fair Housing Case appeared first on RH Reality Check.

My little love letter to Dean del Mastro

A few years back, when I was briefly helping Ignatieff, Dean del Mastro, Darryl Kramp et al. would take shots at me in the House of Commons. They’d do it there because they couldn’t get sued for what they said. Eventually, Peter Milliken brought down the hammer on MPs using their Parliamentary privilege to slime […]

How To Make a No-Sew Tote Out of a Pillow Case — Apartment Therapy Tutorials

Pin it Widowed pillowcases are just as common around our house as single socks. I have no idea what happens to them, but apparently the same monster that eats socks also has an appetite for pillowcases. You can imagine my utter delight in coming across this simple, useful, adorable DIY that tackles all three R's (reduce, reuse, recycle) at the same time... READ MORE »

Swedish Style: This Swedish Summer House is Peak Mod-Cabin-in-the-Woods

All photos courtesy of The Common Office via Designboom Because the Swedes are not content to just have the furniture game on lock, the country's architects and homeowners have also conspired to produce dreamy summer houses across the northern nation,...

Disability Protesters Storm UK Parliament During Prime Minister's Questions

About a dozen disability protesters, some on wheelchairs, were stopped by police as they attempted to storm the UK House of Commons during Prime Minister’s Questions, the Telegraph reported Wednesday.

Irwin Cotler’s perfect ending

Liberal MP Irwin Cotler uses his second last day in the House of Commons to uphold the 'the vitality of our democracy' The post Irwin Cotler’s perfect ending appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Social and personal: Rising Labour MP marries band manager

Luciana Berger, one of the most eligible MPs in the House of Commons and a former interest of Chuka Umana, tied the knot yesterday in a Liverpool synagogue with local band manager (Man Get Out) Alistair Goldsmith. photo: Luciana Berger/JC

The last howls of the 41st House of Commons

The 41st edition of the House of Commons comes to an end after four years of fights. The confirming or humbling exercise of democracy is four months away. The post The last howls of the 41st House of Commons appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Man covers his entire house with foil – is it a work of art?

Indeed, Janowski says his art project is intended to help people think in uncommon ways about common goods. "Curious onlookers rarely identified the installation as art," Janowski said in a statement to ABC. "It was almost always assumed to have a such

Escaped N.Y. inmate, civilian worker both popular at prison

2 weeks agoNews : NY Daily News

Escaped convict Richard Matt and the prison worker accused of helping him break out of the Big House had this in common.

Obama ‘politicized’ the massacre in Charleston. And that’s fine.

Barack Obama today performed what has become a common ritual in his term in office: the president comes to the White House press room to deliver solemn remarks upon the occasion of a mass shooting, trying to channel Americans’ emotions and bring whatever measure of healing he can. But — in remarks that came shortly […]

The Painful History Of Hateful Attacks On Progressive Houses Of Worship

It's frighteningly common. The post The Painful History Of Hateful Attacks On Progressive Houses Of Worship appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Canadian Pro-Life Leader Hails Vote for Freedom of Conscience in House of Commons

The Canadian pro-life group We Need a Law submitted the following to LifeNews: Ed Komarnicki’s motion to strengthen democracy passed easily in the House of Commons yesterday. Members of Parliament voted 273 to 1 in favour of the Saskatchewan MP’s motion. “This is an incredibly encouraging result and bodes well for democracy and fair governance,” […]

Curbed Chicago: Own a Clone of Frank Lloyd Wright's Thomas Gale House

While clones of Frank Lloyd Wright homes may not be as common as replicas of the White House, there are a few Wright knockoffs throughout the Chicago suburbs. Wright is best known for his Prairie style homes, but in...

Day 5: London From Portobello to Parliament

2 weeks agoNews : Jonathan Turley

The fifth day in London began (after a stop at the market for a “Scotch egg”) with a visit to Portobello Market and then went to Parliament to watch the debates before meeting with counterparts in the House of Commons. Portobello Road has been a market since the 1800s and has an assortment of antique […]

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