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The Best Brunches In Los Angeles

<i>If you've been scared off of the brunch time ritual due to reading books like "Kitchen Confidential," fear not; while it used to be that brunch was</i> …

Take A Peek Inside 432 Park Avenue, the Tallest Residential Building in the Western Hemisphere

• 1 |<p>2 |<p>Designed by architect Rafael Viñoly, the building measures 1396 feet (425 meters) tall, which makes it taller than both the iconic Empire State …

The Most Incredible Use Of 425 Square Feet You've Ever Seen

It’s really hard to make 425 square feet look spacious but Specht Harpman Architects managed to do just that in this once awkward New York City …

Living Rooms

Why Millennials Don’t Want To Buy Stuff

The concept of shopping has shifted from owning stuff to buying into new ideas.<p>Compared to previous generations, Millennials seem to have some very different habits that have taken both established companies and small businesses by surprise. One of these is that Generation Y doesn’t seem to enjoy …

A Peek At London’s New $4 Billion Train

The British studio PriestmanGoode has unveiled a design for London’s new Tube train–the $4 billion centerpiece in $25 billion of upgrades planned for the London Underground in the coming decade. And it’s a snaking, glowing vision of the future.<p>In theory, someone in the back of the train could see …

Secret trails in LA require a smartphone to find them

<i>Excessive screen time with electronic devices is the bane of many parents who wish their kids would spend more time in the fresh air and sunshine. A</i> …

New York’s New $20 Billion Neighborhood Of Skyscrapers Is Designed With Millennials In Mind

The new $20 billion Hudson Yards development project is designed specifically to court the younger demographic that companies want in their workforces.<p>Employers, and by extension, cities seeking growth and tax dollars, are competing more fiercely than ever to become centers of innovation and …

40 Fun & Free Things to Do in L.A. Every Angeleno Ought to Try at Least Once

[<b>UPDATE 6/17/2015</b>: We have a brand new version of this list available, now updated for summer, 2015]<p>Have you ever heard someone in L.A. complain that …

Architizer

Japan has raised its sales tax, sending shockwaves through its economy. What can the country do? From empowering women to opening markets, a look at its most promising structural reforms: http://wef.ch/XCRQ4f

The people designing your cities don't care what you want. They're planning for hipsters.

What is a city for?<p>It’s a crucial question, but one rarely asked by the pundits and developers who dominate the debate over the future of the American city.<p>Their current conventional wisdom embraces density, sky-high scrapers, vastly expanded mass transit and ever-smaller apartments. It reflects a …

3 Beautiful Homes Under 500 Square Feet (Floor Plans Included)

• 1 |<p>The first home we are featuring comes in at only 32 square meters (344 square feet).<p>2 |<p>A beautiful wood platform bed is separated from the main …

These Rooftop Solar Panels Double As Extra Housing For Crowded Cities

In Frankfurt, Germany, a team of students has found a new way to make buildings “climate neutral” without raising rents: Build a new rooftop apartment with each installation.<p>The usual way to add solar power to a building is just to attach some panels to the roof. But a new design goes a step …

2 Bedroom Apartment/House Plans

• 1 |<br>• Visualizer: Rishabh Kushwaha<p>Similar to an L shape, but not quite, this apartment feels open and spacious with a layout that wraps each bedroom …

1 Bedroom Apartment/House Plans

• 1 |<br>• Visualizer: Jermey Gamelin<p>This colorful single uses bright pops of color in its furnishings to liven up the neutral palette that brings together …

$22 million New York City Penthouse

This one-of-a-kind duplex penthouse is located in the Dietz Lantern Building in Tribeca, New York City. The luxury five bedroom five and a half bathroom apartment occupies the building’s entire top two floors. Spectacular views and light flood the apartment from fifty (!) windows facing east, west, north, and south. Penthouses like this one often come with a hefty price tag and this one is no exception: $22 Million and its yours!

Tax Reform: Restoring Booming Economic Growth, and the American Dream

Before America dropped off the gold standard in 1971, long term real economic growth averaged nearly 4%. At that long term growth rate, our economic production would more than double after 20 years. After 30 years, GDP would more than triple. After 40 years, a generation, total U.S. economic output …

A view inside the living room of the Lujan House by Robert M. Gurney. More photos: http://www.contemporist.com/2014/06/27/the-lujan-house-by-robert-m-gurney/

Video: The City Of Angels As An Angel Might See It

In “Above L.A.,” a new time-lapse short by filmmaker Chris Pritchard, we’re offered a rare bird’s-eye view of the City of Angels. Pritchard, a high-res time-lapse specialist, calls it a “love letter to Los Angeles.”<p>Over the course of two years, he took trips to the city’s highest points–some …

What’s Up With That: Building Bigger Roads Actually Makes Traffic Worse

Author: Adam Mann. Adam Mann Science<p>Date of Publication: 06.17.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>I grew up in Los Angeles, the city by the …

Is Los Angeles The Next Great Walkable City?

A new report on urban walkability finds hope in L.A.’s recent rail investments.<p>Los Angeles, city of bumper-to-bumper freeway traffic, could be an up-and-coming city for pedestrian-oriented development, according to a new report ranking walkable urban areas in the U.S.<p>The report was done by LOCUS, a …

Feds Okay $1-Billion Los Angeles River Project

Title<p>Feds Okay $1-Billion Los Angeles River Project<p>Carren is the Arts & Culture editor for KCET. She is also an art, architecture and design writer. …

San Francisco, A City Of Inequality, Is Building A New National Model For Public Housing

The Hope SF project is remaking five of the city’s worst public-housing sites into mixed-income communities–without kicking out former residents.<p>San Francisco is one of a handful of U.S. cities that’s rapidly losing its middle class. For low-income residents, the situation isn’t much better: Even …

The next food trends predicted by travel writers

Climb aboard the food trend train: what’s cool today will be passé tomorrow. New food trends arrive on the scene every year, whether you’re ready for them or not. Some will be local foods cast into the spotlight by changing tastes, novel techniques or a hefty dose of whimsy, but most will be …

How Sony Could Beat Microsoft At Its Own Game And Win The Living Room War

Sony has wisely marketed its PlayStation 4 as a system designed with the “core gamer” audience in mind.<p>The PS4 has social apps, video streaming, and all the other bells and whistles the competition has, but first and foremost it’s a machine designed to play games. Or at least that’s the …

2014 Toyota Corolla

Toyota cranks the Corolla up to 11. Generations, anyway.<p>News that quickens the pulses of actuaries everywhere: A new Corolla is shipping to dealerships from Toyota factories in Mississippi and Canada. We've finally driven the 11th-generation 2014 model, and, well, it's a Corolla. A quieter, bigger …

2014 Toyota Corolla First Drive

Modernized for Corolla Faithful<p>While Chevrolet and Dodge shifted from one compact nameplate after another, Toyota produced Corollas by the millions. A simple formula makes it all work, and nowhere on Toyota‘s list of top priorities is flashy exterior styling or class-leading dynamics. Instead, …

2014 SRT Viper gets rain mode, new colors

Apparently the folks at SRT thought Viper owners would benefit from a "Rain Mode" stability and traction control setting, and they're probably right. For model year 2014, the setting has been added to the base Viper's On and Off modes, and the Viper GTS's and TA Special Edition's On, Sport, Track …

Navigation comes in handy while exploring the Eastern Sierras. #LincolnMKZ shot by @benjaminheath