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9 Tile Trends We're Seeing In 2015

There are so many tile options out there, how do you make sense of it all and stay current? We’re here to help. Here’s the top tile trends that were …


NEO Powerful Friction Free Bike Light Requires No Batteries (video)

Cyclists in the market for a new bike light, may be interested in a new design created by Reelight that requires no batteries and is completely …


17 Modern Bedrooms

The bedroom is one of the most important rooms in the house—it is usually the space where residents spend the most time. These attractive rooms combine a modern design sensibility with relaxation-inducing furniture pieces.

Home Improvement

Philly Becomes 1st US World Heritage City

America's birthplace has been named the country's first World Heritage City, putting it on par with Jerusalem, Cairo, Paris and other places …


How Can Philly Make the Schuylkill River Trail Safer?

Photo by Melissa Romero
The same path that was named the Best Urban Trail in the nation by a USA Today poll earlier this year hasn't exactly been …


Ikea Thinks Movable Walls Can Solve Your Tiny Apartment Woes

5:1 Apartment by Michael K Chen Architecture: a 390-square-foot Manhattan apartment that "morphs" into 5 different rooms with movable walls.—All …

Tour Alison Cayne’s Stunning West Village Townhouse

As founder of the New York cooking school Haven’s Kitchen and mother to five children, Alison Cayne could be described as an ultimate working mom. …

Small Apartment Design Solving Function and Style Issues

What if you lived in a small apartment, one that only measures 27 square meters? You could definitely make it work. Especially if you ask for help …


The ‘Cabin Porn’ Commune

BARRYVILLE, N.Y. — Five years ago, Zach Klein, a successful tech entrepreneur then in his late 20s, was living in New York City but dreaming of the wilderness. A former Eagle scout, and a founder of CollegeHumor and Vimeo, the elegant online video platform, he was in between ventures, teaching …

Is It Better to Rent or Buy?



Sources: Mark Zandi, Chief Economist, Moody's Analytics; Federal Reserve Economic Data, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; Jonathan J. Miller, Miller Samuel Inc.


The choice between buying a home and renting one is among the biggest …

Rental Housing

LG’s SmartThinQ Sensor lets you control your old home appliances remotely

LG has announced the SmartThinQ Sensor, a device that can monitor your home appliances and allow you to control them from anywhere with an app.

The company says its latest offering can sense vibration and temperature when attached to devices and beam those readings back to your phone.

LG’s SmartThinQ …

Washing Machines

The 2015 Kickstarter Film Festival Coming to Philadelphia in October

This year, Kickstarter is celebrating an anniversary, with their fifth annual film festival, which will be traveling...

Film Festivals

Think You're Cut Out For Tiny House Living? Now You Can Book A Short Stay And See

Getting rid of all your junk to join the "tiny house" movement is a big leap. A new startup from Harvard wants to help people ease into the idea.

Living in a tiny house might be the millennial version of the American dream, but for most of us, it's more of an Instagram-fueled fantasy than something …


Think You've Seen The Best Drone Video of Philly? Think Again.

Photos via Philly By Air

It's official. Matt Satell of Philly by Air, a local provider of aerial photography and video has just given us the best …

Nab This Brand-New Townhouse in Fishtown for $400K

Photos via TREND/Coldwell Banker Preferred-Old City

Asking $400,000, this three-bedroom, two and a half-bath residence in far-north Fishtown features a …


Reminder: Invisible River Celebrates Philly’s Schuylkill River With Aerial Dance, Boating, Music And More This Saturday, August 29

Invisible River aerial dance performance defies gravity and entrances audiences this weekend over the Schuylkill River.
(Photo by JJ Tiziou …


What I Learned From Sequencing the Bacteria in My Apartment

Yes, there are poop bacteria.The post What I Learned From Sequencing the Bacteria in My Apartment appeared first on WIRED.


Teenagers in The Times | July 2015

Moth Collective animation from “A Kiss Deferred by Civil War,” part of The Times’s Modern Love series of weekly reader-submitted essays that explore the joys and tribulations of love.

We present the July edition of Teens in The Times, a monthly feature that rounds up recent articles about young …

Lee Kuan Yew

Keeping Skyscrapers From Blowing in the Wind

Fueled by a scarcity of land and by demand from multimillionaires willing to pay record prices for helicopter views of Central Park and beyond, Manhattan developers are building ever taller, ever thinner apartment buildings on ever tinier lots. Clustered mostly in and around West 57th Street, these …


In Case You Missed It: July’s Top Real Estate Stories



Catch up on the most popular stories of the month.


Real Estate

Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick

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The New York …

Real Estate

These 28 Terrible Real Estate Photos Prove That Selling A House Is More Challenging Than You Think.


The way we buy and rent homes has changed a great deal over the past couple of decades. Where once you would have had to look at the Real …

Real Estate

Mortgages for Millennials

When Jeff and Zizi Patmont, both 30, found a house they could afford in the competitive suburban markets outside San Francisco, they had very little time to make an offer. As first-time home buyers, they needed proof of financing fast. So, like most people of their generation, they turned to the …


$650,000 Homes in Philadelphia, Florida and Tennessee


WHAT: A house with three bedrooms and two bathrooms

HOW MUCH: $624,900

SIZE: Approximately 2,593 square feet


SETTING: This house is on Orchid Island, a thin barrier island encompassed by the city of Vero Beach and separated from the mainland by the Indian …


When Your Teenager Picks the Architect

Glenn Schroeder and Janet Wong had spent months searching in vain for a modernist house around Princeton, N.J., in 2007, and were nearly ready to give up. Why not just buy one of the colonial homes that were everywhere, they asked themselves. How bad could that be?

It was their 14-year-old son who …

Children's Books

New York City Starts Moving Tenants From ‘Three-Quarter’ Homes, but Others Are Left Behind

The Sleep Inn in Brooklyn is newly built, featuring rooms with tasteful flower pictures, mini-refrigerators and fresh towels. Many of its first patrons have never stayed in such a nice place. One said he felt as if he was in the sitcom “The Jeffersons,” “movin’ on up,” as the show’s theme song …

New York City

Ways to Reduce Cost When Building a House

A house is a huge investment. Saving money on initial construction costs allows you to build a better home for less money. Solid designs, efficient …

Home - Arckit


Apply Realistic Detail

Complete a finished ARCKIT model by applying detailed finishes such as …


AV House

You'd think that a series of concrete boxes set in the middle of a coastal forest would stick out. Instead, the AV House by BAK Architects looks …