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6 ways trip-planning apps can change your commute

From navigating the best route to fare integration tools like Apple Pay, smartphones are a catalyst for making better transportation choices.

How tech companies want to change the way you buy and sell a home

Algorithm-powered home-flipping platforms have sparked a race to become the one-stop shop for all things real estate.

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A 1950s TWA airplane took over Times Square this weekend

When the TWA Hotel opens, "Connie" will be transformed into a cocktail lounge

These clever homes for wildlife are built from old Ikea furniture

The Wildhomes for Wildlife project celebrates the opening of Ikea’s "most sustainable store."

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Danish home goods company Vipp releases its first-ever chair

The slender chair marries understated warmth and industrial know-how, like so many Danish-designed chairs that came before it.

8 ways cities are transforming urban rooftops

With street-level space at a premium, urban rooftops are underused spaces ripe with potential.

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The best things to do in Mexico City if you love design

Yes, visit the Zócalo and Casa Azul. And then catch these 25 must-see spots around the Mexican capital.

The case against lawns

As we surround more houses with grass, we deprive ourselves of natural signposts.

Venturi Scott Brown-designed Abrams House faces demolition

The postmodern house, recently denied historic status by the Pittsburgh City Council, is now threatened by new owners’ demolition plans.

One year after Uber’s fatal self-driving crash, pedestrians aren’t any safer

The one thing that might have prevented Elaine Herzberg’s death still isn’t fixed.

All the best spring sales to shop this weekend

Find big savings to start the season from stores like Target, Wayfair, and Overstock.

Dine underwater at this new Snøhetta-designed restaurant

Located at the southernmost point of the Norwegian coastline, the restaurant will function both as a dining destination and a research center for marine life.

As my neighborhood changed, my home remained stuck

We didn’t hang any photos or art at first. I kept to the essentials as we waited to see how our lives would change shape after IVF.

Famed midcentury modern ‘Sputnik house’ hits market for $359K

Well known for the sputnik light fixture hanging on the front porch, this oft-photographed midcentury modern features a ton of period details.

Midcentury, glass-box gem in Huntingdon Valley wants $740K

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The best bed sheets to buy right now

With so many different options, the world of bed sheets can be hard to navigate. This handy guide can get you up to speed.

Glitter, glam, grit

The Sunset Strip in the 1980s was nothin’ but a good time—and tight leather and teased hair.

Converted 1926 polo barn asks $2.5M

The structure was originally a 1926 barn for polo horses that has been expanded and modernized for a family.

Paris unveils Champs-Élysées fountains featuring more than 3,000 Swarovski crystals

Designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec created six new fountains for the Champs-Élysées.

AI software turns simple sketches into photorealistic images in seconds

Using neural networks that have been trained on millions of stock images, the software is able to interpret the intent of an abstract shape and turn it into a real-world scene.

How a San Diego YIMBY club changed city politics

A new political movement is shaking up city hall and setting the stage for a big election in 2020

Here’s what the campground of the future could look like

A fantastical and Jetsons-like thought experiment of what camping could look like in 2030.

SF considers banning cashless Amazon stores

Amazon might have to choose between shutting down stores or putting cashiers in cashierless locales.

Chasing Paul Williams

"I wasn’t sure what to look for when I walked into Williams’s buildings, so I searched for clues about the man himself."

Cozy compact cabin remixes the classic A-frame

The cedar-clad home has an irregular "A" shape that’s more right triangle than isosceles.

1930 cottage with Old World charm wants $1.5M

This cute Spanish style house features vaulted beamed ceilings, original hard floors, and colorful floor tile work.

App-controlled camper trailer can haul a Smart car

A mix between a toy hauler and a camping trailer, the Trail Wagon is an app-controlled, stylish alternative meant to match the van that tows it.

Eerily beautiful light installation visualizes impact of sea-level rise

The LED rope lights are connected to sensors that activate when the tide changes.

Santa Monica scooter rider killed in hit-and-run

It’s one of the first fatal electric scooter crashes in Southern California.

New coliving concept for families launches in NYC 

Kin, a collaboration between Common and Tishman Speyer, wants to use tech and shared space to create family-friendly urban living

Ikea’s first city-center store in the U.S. opens in NYC next month

With a focus on serving urban residents, Ikea is set to debut their first small-format, city-center store in the U.S.

Will San Francisco’s housing market be overwhelmed by IPO millionaires?

As Airbnb, Uber, Lyft, and Slack finalize plans to go public, real estate braces for impact

Midcentury meets ’70s glam in this Palm Springs house asking $3.8M

Built in 1973 and still owned by the original family, the 4,535-square-foot house recently underwent a two-year renovation that left no major system untouched.

A modern desert home inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe paintings

With its white stucco walls, dusty color palette, and choice cacti accents, it’s easy to see how the modern desert house plays tribute to the painter’s southwestern aesthetic.

Upzones and affordable housing requirements approved by Seattle City Council

The policy exchanges building capacity for affordable housing requirements

Winnebago’s new camper van is prepped for off-grid adventure

Industry veteran Winnebago is looking to grow their share of the camper van market with a new four-wheel-drive camper van.

Tropical modern home brings the jungle indoors

The three-story home is nestled in the Costa Rican jungle where its lightweight timber-and-steel frame makes it feel like an extension of the landscape.

How Seiichi Miyake’s tactile blocks changed cities

Miyake invented tactile blocks that made cities more accessible and easier to navigate.

Charming Victorian with wraparound porch asks $379K

Built in 1895, the home features pocket doors, parquet in-lay floors, and original woodworking.

Frank Lloyd Wright, the latest lifestyle home brand

New licensing push by Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation an effort to get more of architect’s relevant work into contemporary homes

Circular tiny home transforms with sliding walls

A new tiny home concept reimagines compact living as a round, convertible space