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California’s high-speed rail is still on. But how can it move forward?

Best outdoor furniture: 18 picks for any budget

We break down the different types of outdoor furniture—like teak, aluminum, and wicker—and share over a dozen picks at various price points.

All the best Presidents Day sales for the home

If you’re in the market for something new for your home—especially furniture, mattresses, and appliances—this weekend is a good opportunity to score some major deals.

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The neon sign maker that lit up California

Electrical Products Corp. dominated the West Coast—then it disappeared.

What the federal budget deal means for affordable housing

Rental-assistance programs and public housing see increased funding.

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Machine Landscapes: What architecture looks like when nobody’s there

A new book explores the meaning of data centers, robot factories, and a world not built for humans.

Shabby garage transformed into an impressive micro home

A full renovation turned a dilapidated garage into a 226-square-foot studio complete with a bed, kitchen, and bathroom.

2019 Serpentine Pavilion designer is Junya Ishigami

Ishigami’s vision is a dark sloping canopy, like a "hill made out of rocks."

New York’s rejection of Amazon could be a turning point for corporate welfare

Amazon’s HQ2 debacle is the latest sign that the public has gotten wise to corporate subsidies.

Whose facade is it, anyway?

What Instagram "travel influencers" mean for homeownership.

Amazon cancels HQ2 plans for New York City

The HQ2 deal had come under fire in recent weeks

5 tiny house designs perfect for couples 

These designs provide plenty of storage and privacy, offering lots of room for love.

Brick vacation home was inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian style

The villa captures the warmth of the Mexican landscape with neutral tones and raw materials that give the house an earthy glow.

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27 ski resorts where you can camp in the parking lot

If previous generations of snowbirds sought to escape the snow, today’s #VanLife campers seek it out.

Facebook snaps up visual search tech behind Ikea’s AR app

Some speculate it could become helpful technology for customers buying and selling items on Facebook Marketplace.

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The 19 best things to do in Vienna if you love design

From Baroque palaces to colorful cafes, the underrated Austrian capital is much more than schnitzel.

Midcentury desert getaway in Joshua Tree asks $379K

The Instagram-ready house packs a lot of style into 1,307 square feet.

How software engineer Brian Seel gets around Baltimore

It involves biking, scooting, and running—yes, running—to work.

Does ‘Good Design’ still matter today?

MoMA’s new "The Value of Good Design" exhibition provokes a reassessment of how and why we buy things.

Try van life in this retro VW camper

Rent a vintage Westfalia, tour British Columbia, and seriously upgrade your Instagram feed.

Angular wooden cabin was designed to withstand harsh weather

The sturdy home is built from pine planks that are layered in contrasting angles to create a sharp, geometric facade.

Lush and colorful apartment complex embodies California cool

The common spaces are especially satisfying, with an earthy, rusty-chic palette that designers say were inspired by the colors of Southern California.

Coastal home with charming outdoor spaces asks $3.2M

This three-bedroom stunner on Sullivan’s Island includes an infinity pool and a picture-perfect front porch.

Photographer’s midcentury A-frame on Shelter Island asks $799K

The house is in need of a renovation (it doesn’t look like it’s been touched since the ’60s), but we think that the midcentury time capsule would make a great fixer-upper project.

Coming of age in cohousing

Growing up communally brings exposure to the world of adults—and lessons in interdependence.

Aging in place—with someone else

Can multigenerational home-sharing solve LA’s affordability crisis?

An ode to the punk house

For the right kind of person, the punk house is its own utopia.

8 tips for buying antique furniture

One of our favorite places to furniture shop is at an antiques store or an auction house—but how can you tell trash from a treasure?

London’s famed Brutalist parking garage to be demolished

Welbeck Car Park is the next Brutalist gem to go.

Designing a symbol for disability

A new set of emoji for 2019 includes people with wheelchairs, canes, and hearing aids, but are these designs as accurate as they could be?

Reversing the rural brain drain with remote working

With a new network of rural tech hubs, the Rural Innovation Initiative wants to kickstart small downtowns

5 lightweight camper trailers you can buy right now

We break down five trailers that are both very cool and lightweight to boot—all weighing less than 2,000 pounds.

World’s first ‘biophilic design store’ is a plant paradise

Greenery Unlimited bills itself as the first biophilic design store, which is a fancy way to say it’s a high-design plant shop that encourages visitors to hang around.

Cliffside geodesic dome home wants $849K

Sitting atop a 40-foot granite rock cliff in a wooded area, the home boasts panoramic views and a stone fireplace.

Bellevue home where Amazon was born listed for $1.5 million

Jeff Bezos’s former home—including its now-famous garage—is on the market.

6 important things to consider when buying furniture

Ergonomics, size, and construction are a few of the key things to keep in mind when buying furniture.

What is USC doing to care for LA’s most important architecture?

News broke last week about the theft of furniture from Frank Lloyd Wright’s Freeman House in Hollywood, raising questions about how the university stewards historic homes.

Minivan transforms into two-person camper for $8.5K

Agile, affordable, and able to camp under-the-radar, small camper vans offer a lot for adventurers on a budget.

Concrete house in Bali is a tropical Brutalist dream

The 5,500-square-foot house both embraces and steels itself against Bali’s persistent warm weather.

Blanton gets $20M gift for new exterior and grounds

Austin’s most prominent museum is set to be transformed by international design firm Snøhetta.

New outdoor furniture startup wants to turn your backyard into a showroom

Outer combines the comfortable, stylish, and utilitarian product with a more socially savvy marketing program.

Midcentury gem on 73 acres asks $1.6M

Although the four-bedroom home needs some love, the right restoration could yield big results.