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Can Google’s billion-dollar investment help Bay Area housing crisis?

The tech giant’s housing pledge "changes the conversation." How does it change things on the ground?

In the Maldives, MIT experiment fights rising sea levels with nature

The Growing Islands project harnesses natural wave forces to build underwater sand buffers.

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Brilliant travel accessories that make hotel rooms feel like home

From a yummy smelling candle to a simple toothbrush stand, here are 15 products that should make it into your suitcase.

Glass-and-brick midcentury gem on Lake Michigan asks $2.5M

If you’re a midcentury lover dreaming of a lake getaway, this three-bedroom, two-bath home might be your answer.

Can coworking companies sell inclusive communities?

Measuring the impact of The Wing, WeWork, the Coven, and other spaces selling a better workspace.

One of America’s most popular furniture styles was invented by a celibate religious sect

All Shaker furniture is symbolic of the values of the utopian spiritual sect that designed it and gave the style its name—values that are overdue for a comeback today.

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Whose Jersey Shore is it?

New development on the Jersey Shore has created tensions between residents and weekenders.

Amazon is selling a $1,200 geodesic dome kit for your backyard

The Garden Dome Igloo is a 12-foot dome kit that can work as a backyard retreat, glamping tent, or kids play area.

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Do you hear marbles rolling in your apartment? You’re not alone.

Why so many apartment dwellers hear the sound of rolling objects through the ceiling.

Rocky Serpentine Pavilion by Junya Ishigami set to open in London

The billowing rock canopy has been brought to life—albeit with a few fabrication concessions along the way.

12 magical treehouses for your next vacation

Take your vacation to new heights with 12 gorgeous treehouses you can rent now.

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Williamsburg’s quirky shipping container house lists for $5.5M

The home on a corner lot is made up of 21 shipping containers meticulously pieced together

Amazon Prime Day is coming back, here’s what you need to know

Amazon’s Prime Day mega shopping event will return next month. Here are the dates, deals, and tips to know now.

Bicycle Architecture Biennale celebrates bike-friendly urban design

The exhibition features 15 projects from nine countries, all sharing different solutions for making cities more amenable to cyclists.

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Housesitting made me want a life I thought I didn’t need

I believed a radical queer life meant solitude. But staying in friends’ homes changed my mind.

Midcentury modern with original bathrooms asks $400K

Located in Coleman, Texas, this 1958 three-bedroom house features Tiffany blue kitchen counters and a bright green bathroom.

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Hey, middle class, the housing crisis is coming for you next

As housing prices keep rising, Americans higher and higher up the income spectrum feel the pinch.

These sheer curtains changed my life

Warning: These inexpensive panels of fabric are addictive—and available on Amazon.

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Modernist landmark by Rudolph Schindler asking $1.5M in Sherman Oaks

Restored by Michael LaFetra, it features bold geometric planes, clerestory windows, Douglas fir paneling, and extensive built-ins.

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Postmodern and late modern architecture: The ultimate guide

Great architecture that’s often under-appreciated, misunderstood, and unprotected

Gorgeous holiday home makes brilliant use of brick

Constructed from red stones and repurposed red bricks, this vacation home in Brazil is a masonry lover’s dream.

How bicycle ambassador Courtney Cobbs gets around Chicago

A hula-hooping cyclist’s quest for more bike lanes—and more bus lanes, too.

Glorious indoor plants you can buy online now

Companies like The Sill, Bloomscape, and even Amazon will deliver all the ferns and monstera you could desire directly to your door.

Transparent pavilion looks like a massive water droplet

The 270-square-foot pavilion is conceived as a catch-all hangout space, mobile exhibition pavilion, or greenhouse.

Where the Democratic primary candidates stand on housing

The affordable housing shortage has made housing policy center stage in the 2020 election.

Joshua Tree retreat is Instagram-ready for $389K

The modestly-sized, two-bedroom house was recently remodeled down to the studs to create a dreamy oasis.

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Boston to try curbside composting

The city hopes the initiative—part of a larger effort to boost recycling in general—helps cut its greenhouse gas emissions. But will residents pay for composting?

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Six years after Sandy, Jersey Shore recovery shows shortfalls in the system

Questions remain about the efficacy of the government’s recovery and rebuilding strategy in today’s era of increased storm risk.

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A House is a machine for memory: Restoring Eileen Gray’s E.1027

The oral history of the legendary modernist building, its reopening, and the controversy that remains to this day

Facebook is teaching AI how to best navigate your home

The company has announced Habitat, a new platform that hosts simulated environments where AI can learn navigational skills.

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Central Park’s Belvedere Castle will reopen June 28

The castle is fresh off a 15-month, $12 million restoration.

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The 20 best things to do in Stockholm if you love design

The Swedish capital is much more colorful—and eclectic—than you may think.

Affordable housing for minimum wage workers doesn’t exist

In 99 percent of U.S. counties, minimum wage can’t get you an affordable one-bedroom rental.

Cool camper van is like a hip apartment on wheels

Step inside to find walnut countertops, gold accents, and a cozy sleeping nook.

This mini prefab cabin is a playhouse adults will envy

The Ilo is designed with three walls and a fourth that remains open to let plenty of fresh air into the room.

Perfectly preserved Frank Lloyd Wright Usonian near NYC asks $1.2M

Located about 35 minutes from Manhattan by train, this unique hexagonal home by Wright features no right angles and patterned clerestory windows.

Portland Building on track to be delisted from National Register of Historic Places

The postmodern icon has apparently lost so much of its old self that it’s on track to be stripped of its national historic landmark status.

Virgil Abloh reimagines Vitra furniture in new exhibition

Abloh constructed two immersive environments that envision the lifestyle of a teenager in the year 2035.

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New visitor center for Frank Lloyd Wright’s home and studio revealed

The John Ronan-designed project will add 20,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space to the Oak Park landmark.