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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 nationwide, showcasing some …

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 …

Housing

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 …

Philadelphia

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 …

Townhouses

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

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Invisible River aerial dance performance defies gravity and entrances audiences this weekend over the Schuylkill River.
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Philadelphia

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.

Life Sciences

740 S Columbus Blvd #15, Philadelphia, PA | Rental

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Philadelphia

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 …

Teens

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 …

Architecture

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

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

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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 …

Mortgages

$650,000 Homes in Philadelphia, Florida and Tennessee

VERO BEACH, FLA.

WHAT: A house with three bedrooms and two bathrooms

HOW MUCH: $624,900

SIZE: Approximately 2,593 square feet

PRICE PER SQUARE FOOT: $241

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 …

Philadelphia

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 …

Architecture

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 …

Architecture

Home - Arckit

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Complete a finished ARCKIT model by applying detailed finishes such as wood flooring, terracotta tiles, stone walls and shingle …

Architecture

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 …

Architecture

A Slack Lifeline for Drowning Homeowners

After Lucy Circe became disabled and could no longer work, she applied to Bank of America for a mortgage loan modification on her Vermont home. Over more than two years, starting in 2012, the bank repeatedly requested copies of documents that had already been provided, asked for proof that she was …

Home Ownership

Assessing the Value of $300 Million on Reviving a Neighborhood

Photo by Bas Slabbers for Newsworks

In 2000, areas like the 100 block of West Berks Street in Strawberry Mansion, north of Girard Avenue near the …

Philadelphia

This Tiny House Comes Shipped to You in a Box

And then you can even pack it up again, if you've got the travel bug.

If you've got perpetual wanderlust, the POD-iDladla could be your perfect home. Designed by South African architect Clara da Cruz Almeida, this simple, portable house packs up into a 24-square-meter "pod" and ships from place to …

Tiny House Movement

Inside the Secret World of Russia’s Cold War Mapmakers

The Soviet military mapped the entire world, but few have seen the actual, physical maps—until now.The post Inside the Secret World of Russia’s Cold …

Maps

On Tap: Fresh & Locally Sourced (Pop-Up Activity)

July 18, 2015 10:00AM – 12:00PM
What goes into a simple glass of water? How much does it really cost? Where does it come from?Discover for yourself at …

Pedestrian-Friendly Upgrades Abound on East Passyunk Avenue | Property

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“This intersection is a pedestrian nightmare,” Sam Sherman …

Escape Traveler

Able to be hauled with most standard pickups, the Escape Traveler lets you take sophisticated accommodations with you wherever you go. Designed by …

Calvin Klein

31 Genius Ways To Organize Your Tiny Kitchen

Many of us don’t have the luxury of own big homes with spacious kitchens. But that doesn’t mean you’re tiny kitchen is lacking in anything, with a …

Kitchens

It’s Only 160 Square Feet But The Inside Is Mind-Blowing!

This shipping container home by the Costa Rican firm, Cubica is only 160 square feet.

Yet, it can sleep up to four people and is available as a rental …

Longwood Gardens’ ‘Nightscape’ is trippy as hell

It’s dark. We’re waiting inside the glass-paned Palm House at Longwood Gardens, leaning over the railing of the walkway that wraps around a display of …

Breuer Cabin

Made up of castaway materials from several other projects, the Breuer Cabin by Lundberg Design is nothing short of a masterpiece in forest-getaway …