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12 magical treehouses for your next vacation

Micro apartment design shape-shifts to maximize space

The 192-square-foot living room arrangement centers around a set of furniture that folds, shifts, slides, and hides.

Modern prefab row houses embrace solar power

The custom-designed roofs are angled to capture the maximum amount of sunlight.

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Curbed is seeking the stories of first-time homebuyers across the country.

5 shipping container homes you can order right now

From rooftop decks to custom wood floors, these repurposed shipping containers are anything but boring.

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A modern cabin in the woods inspired by Thoreau

The Edifice, a 500-square-foot cabin in upstate New York’s Catskills region, is an ode to "reduction".

This whimsical rug is like a visual puzzle on your floor

Designer Jaime Hayon created an optical illusion in rug form—can you see all nine faces?

How better bus lanes can fix everyone’s commute

New York’s 14th Street Busway suggests better transit leads to more riders, fewer cars on the road, cleaner air, and an improved commute.

I lost myself within my married household. I found myself by creating my own.

I experimented with the ’70s, with farmhouse accents, with psychedelic rainbow cactus prints.

Historic castle by the sea asks $2.1M

We’ve got panoramic ocean views, a square tower, and stained glass galore.

My electric kettle that looks as cute as ‘real’ stove kettles  

I was a stove kettle devotee until I found this dashing red electric one, which also matches some of my favorite things.

Eye-popping Vegas home offers luxury living at great environmental cost

This year’s New American Home has views of the Strip—and the building industry’s recklessness.

Stunning apartment building elevates concrete

Light, plants, and earth tones create a luxurious, cozy home.

Circular midcentury beauty comes with a dramatic oculus

This renovated 1960s stunner in Sydney could be yours for a pretty penny.

Modern riverfront estate one hour from NYC asks $7.9M

Located in the hamlet of Garrison, about one hour from Manhattan, this property features 1/4-mile of river frontage.

How the country’s deadliest city for pedestrians plans to save lives with safer streets

In Orlando, ground zero of the pedestrian safety crisis, a mayor’s traffic reform goals are put to the test.

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Can LA actually fix its homeless crisis?

"We’re going to have a hard time catching up, even with all the resources in the world," says the head of the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority.

Remodeled Airstream is so cool we’d live in it full time

The whimsical travel trailer marries vintage kitsch with colorful design

Iconic Art Nouveau house Villa Majorelle will soon reopen for tours

France’s Villa Majorelle, which just wrapped up a key phase of interior restoration, is a gorgeous example of the ornate style.

Where the Democratic primary candidates stand on transportation

Michael Bloomberg’s new plan focusing on walking, biking, and transit raises the bar for candidates.

The 8 best compost bins

Trying to embrace sustainable living this year? Consider these composting ideas straight from environmental experts.

How buying a house activated all of my anxieties

Purchasing a home means phone calls—and late-night worries about gentrification.

Triangle-filled midcentury modern asks $800K

Come for the built-in mahogany paneling, stay for the exposed beams and A-frame style.

Secondhand is my first choice

In this edition of Editor’s Notes, interim editor-in-chief Mercedes Kraus discusses estate sales, flea markets, and the art of haggling.

Will hosting the DNC pay off for these Milwaukee neighborhoods?

City hopes event shows off West Town and brings economic benefits to businesses and homeowners, but other cities’ similar gambles haven’t paid off.

Modern house in the forest welcomes darkness

A large, central volume holds the main living areas, while the two side volumes contain a garage, storage, and naturally, a sauna.

The decade in architecture: The good, the bad, and the capitalism

Two critics reflect on 10 years of atypical design awards and ask, what exactly did it all come to?

Ikea is building a city store with lots of trees and no parking 

A new store under construction in Vienna could be a glimpse of what urban shoppers can expect from the retailer.

All-concrete riverfront home asks $4.7M

This home may be made entirely of concrete, but a plethora of windows create light and airy spaces.

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27 facts about cable cars, SF’s moving national landmark

For Cable Car Day, here’s a look at the driving force that has kept the cables turning for nearly 150 years.

Bloomberg’s transportation plan envisions walkable, transit-rich neighborhoods

"One part of the plan that’s really important is getting people out of cars," says advisor Janette Sadik-Khan.

New rooftop ‘hydropanels’ will make drinkable water from thin air

A residential version of the water-generating panels was unveiled at a consumer tech show last week.

Sunny apartment basks in head-to-toe yellow

The 500-square-foot duplex apartment is swathed in a monochromatic yellow shade that covers walls, tiles, furniture, and even carpet.

I never thought I’d feel at home in my neighborhood—until we got The Slide

The primary-colored eyesore became a community gathering place.

Glass-walled contemporary on Block Island asks $1.6M

Built in 1975, the three-bedroom home won an AIA award for Best Vacation House.

West Elm’s new all-natural bedding is made from hemp

The collection, which includes sheets, duvets, and pillowcases, comes in a range of neutral hues created from natural dyes.

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New York City’s iconic subway signs celebrated in a new, site-specific exhibit

The MTA and MoMA collaborated on an installation celebrating the role graphic design plays in getting around New York City

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The Curbed guide to Colorado ski country

Our comprehensive guide outlines everything you need to know about skiing in Colorado, from where to stay to the best activities on and off the snow.

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What the housing debate misses when all the candidates onstage are white

In this country, race still influences where and how you live. The Democratic debate lost the voices that can explain why.

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Edgewood’s ‘Teardown House’ boldly protests gentrification, police brutality

Despite complaints, this rainbowed bungalow aims to help neighbors and make statements on a street that’s emblematic of a changing Atlanta.

New modular prefabs designed to be backyard homes

Ranging from 388 to 491 square feet, kitHAUS’s latest models cater to the booming ADU market.

Should we still be building single-family homes?

Single-family homes are partly to blame for our housing mess, but they can also be a tool to solve our problems.