Gerard Michael

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The Future of Public Space Analytics

Public space is an essential component of any great city. It brings people together to socialize, recreate, and work. More pointedly, it attracts …

Moroccan Style Interior Design

• 1 |<br>• Designer: Mimar Interiors<p>Much of what can be described as Moroccan interior design has its origins in Moorish architecture.<p>2 |<br>• Designer: Mimar …

A Solar Panel Or Two Makes Your Home More Valuable

Solar panels are not only good for generating electricity. They also raise real estate values.<p>That’s according to a new study that found that each kilowatt of solar capacity could net a premium of almost $6,000 in home value. So, a 5KW array–typical now on many homes–could command almost $30,000 in …

15 Breathtaking Images Of Cities Viewed From High Above

Whenever you visit a city anywhere in the world, some of the hardest shots to take are those sprawling images of the city beneath you.<p>Unless you’re …

The Happiest Country in the World

So far, I’ve been to about ten countries that each claim to be the happiest country on Earth.<p>In Iceland, in Denmark, in Holland, even in India once, someone pulled me aside to claim that their country is the happiest. I never disagree; I just simply ask, “How do you know?”<p>I’ve taken enough Stats …

The secrets of the world's happiest cities

Two bodyguards trotted behind Enrique Peñalosa, their pistols jostling in holsters. There was nothing remarkable about that, given his profession – and his locale. Peñalosa was a politician on yet another campaign, and this was Bogotá, a city with a reputation for kidnapping and assassination. What …

The First Picture Of People — From 1838

It's easy to forget how old photography is.<p>Given that flying, internal combustion engines, electricity, the telephone, and other staples of modern life didn't get cranking until the late 1800s and early 1900s, it's always startling to be reminded how relatively long photography has been with us. …

A traveller's guide to India's festivals

Earlier this year the Maha Kumbh Mela, held in the north Indian city of Allahabad, was touted as the biggest religious gathering on Earth. More than 100 million pilgrims are estimated to have washed away a lifetime of sins by taking a dip at the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and mythical …

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This Stunning Time-Lapse of New York City is a Must-Watch

New York City isn’t what it used to be. Soldiers with M-16s stand guard at Grand Central Station, walking through Times Square feels like you’re on …

Made for Walking: The World's Most Aesthetic Footbridges (Photos)

Don't Look Down<p>From a bridge high above the Malaysian forest to a modern drawbridge, get from one place to another in style on one the world's …

Early 20th Century Paris In Amazing Color

Before the days of Photoshop, Instagram filters and instant home-editing software, there was little that could be done to adequately convey the …