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Next American City 2015-01-20 20:15:00
(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) Last year was a frustrating one for residents and advocates of mobile homeless encampments, commonly known as tent cities. The city of San Jose, Calif., in particular, came under fire for its draconian destruction of an infamous camp called The Jungle. Related Stories Seattle to Plant First Food ForestAmazon Straight-Up Developing Whole Seattle Neighborhoods NowForefront Excerpt: City on …


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Unbeige 2015-01-20 19:55:45
When Julianne Moore walked Architectural Digest through the garden of her West Village townhouse for a 2012 issue, the predominant theme was green. The actress’ exquisitely designed back area is lush, lush, lush. Although article writer Simon Doonan was effusive with his lede praise, the truth is that Moore had a lot of help. Now, three years later, the Academy Award-nominated actress …


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Contemporist 2015-01-20 19:42:15
Most buildings that have graffiti on them, have it sprayed on, but ITN Architects, the designers of this apartment building in Melbourne, decided to hire a graffiti writer, and have the graffiti built into the wall itself. Photography by Patrick Rodriguez


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Developments - WSJ 2015-01-20 21:23:17
At a time when the world is seeing greater wealth disparities, compensation for top corporate real estate executives is increasing at a faster pace than wages for average Americans.


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Curbed Los Angeles - Architecture 2015-01-21 02:16:54
The landmark Joseph Kun Residence in Nichols Canyon—designed by the great Modernist architect Richard Neutra for Los Angeles Examiner printer Joseph Kun and finished in 1936—has come up for sale for the first time since wrapping up a thorough restoration. The seller is Devo singer and bassist Gerald Casale, who bought the house in 2007 and devoted the next seven years …


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Unbeige 2015-01-20 23:00:54
In Hollywood, some high school age students make major sideline money through commercials and recurring TV work. In Long Island, it’s a different but equally lucrative mix for 16-year-old Tanner Zagarino. Those who follow Instragram influencers are likely already in the know about Zagarino. For the rest of us, here’s the skinny from Macworld associate editor Caitlin McGarry: His Instagram photos have attracted 439,000 fans. …


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Portland Architecture 2015-01-20 22:58:01
WSU Veterinary & Biomedical Research Building (image courtesy SRG) BY BRIAN LIBBY This is a continuation of my discussion with SRG Partnership founding partner John Schleuning, FAIA, who recently received the received the 2014 Medal of Honor from the American Institute of Architects' Northwest & Pacific Region. From historic preservation to master planning, architecture to professional leadership, Schleuning has over the past four decades helped make …


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Developments - WSJ 2015-01-23 20:26:29
Las Vegas--Tornadoes, wildfires, hurricanes, floods, heat waves and polar vortexes are just a few of the long list of possible disasters weighing on the minds of homeowners these days.


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Contemporist 2015-01-19 10:15:19
Interior designer Tommaso Guerra has designed a cat cafe named Romeow Cat Bistrot, located in Rome, Italy. Design: Tommaso Guerra Photography by Francesco Demichelis


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Contemporist 2015-01-19 09:34:22
OTONO Design have created a a solid wood wall clock named Madera, that will be shown at Designers Tower in Cologne this week. From the designer Strict minimalism, clear geometry and fresh colours ? these are the characteristics of the solid wood wall clock ?Madera?. The warm and natural walnut material harmoniously fits in any room. Through the combination of clearly placed reaming with …


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Triple Pundit 2015-01-19 10:00:21


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WebUrbanist 2015-01-19 18:25:07
[ By Steph in Technology & Vintage & Retro. ] If you’re nostalgic for Walkman-equipped jogs, need a desktop computer that fits into a midcentury modern design scheme or just want to gaze lovingly at cassette tapes and reminisce while you’re working, these gadgets will scratch that …


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Contemporist 2015-01-19 23:40:18
Gil Sheffi and Yoav Avinoam of Producks have collaborated with ARTISAN to created a set of coffee tables named Kahawa. From the designers We were looking at wood as the heart of the project responding to Artisan?s DNA. The company has a rich tradition and such high craftsmanship, it was clear to us we would like to let the wood be the hero of …


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Contemporist 2015-01-20 00:00:41
Balance Associates Architects designed the River Bank house, located in Big Sky, Montana. From the architects The River Bank House sits along the Gallatin River just outside Big Sky, Montana. The clients love to entertain, so the house was set up to create an open and casual atmosphere with a strong connection to the outdoors. The house is oriented toward the best view of …


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Climate Progress 2015-01-20 20:30:13
Clockwise from top left: Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Rep. John Boehner (R-OH), Rep. Bruce Poliquin (R-ME), Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Rep. Steve King (R-IA) , Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC), and Sen. Patrick Toomey (R-PA). CREDIT: AP Photos/Graphic by Patrick Smith Since elected to the papacy, Pope Francis has seemed to drive a wedge between American conservatives and the …


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Curbed Los Angeles - Architecture 2015-01-20 19:20:36
[Photo by John King Tarpinian via File 770] Last week, demolition began (or at least began to be noticed) at the sunny yellow, three-bedroom house in Cheviot Hills that science fiction writer Ray Bradbury called home for more than 50 years. And it turned out that the property's new owner—the person who had ordered the demolition—is renowned architect Thom Mayne, the founder …


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Unbeige 2015-01-20 22:00:50
TVNewser: CNN is sponsoring a Formula 1 car. Let’s hope that’s not a jinx. FishbowlDC: Speaking of CNN, Ariane de Vogue is joining CNN Politics Digital. GalleyCat: A Texas school is asking students to get signed permission slips before reading a book on poverty. The school’s principal commented, “Poor people can be quite frightening, so this is just a cautionary move.”


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Unbeige 2015-01-20 21:43:48
Can Noah Oppenheim right the sinking “Today” ship? He’ll try, as the former senior producer returns as senior vice president, after a stint with Reveille and as a screenwriter. “Noah will oversee all aspects of the ‘Today’ brand and is responsible for all platforms of ‘Today,’ including broadcast and digital,” NBC News president Deborah Turness said in a statement announcing the …


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Climate Progress 2015-01-20 21:32:11
Nicole Hernandez Hammer CREDIT: Javier Carrion Tonight, President Obama will give his sixth State of the Union address before a televised joint session of Congress. Among the special guests will be one climate scientist, Nicole Hernandez Hammer, whose specialty is sea level rise. I had a chance to speak to her about her research and her work with Moms Clean Air Force …


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