Nick Leatherman

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Something strange is happening in housing

My wife and I recently looked at homes around Washington D.C. We were shocked. Prices in many D.C. suburbs are 30% to 50% higher than they were five years ago. We visited Seattle over Christmas and found the same: Prices are up anywhere from 30% to 70% since 2009.<p>D.C. and Seattle are big, wealthy, …

Housing

Meet the real Don Draper

Ahead of a London exhibition of his work, 101-year-old illustrator Mac Conner tells Hermione Hoby about life as one of the original Mad Men on Madison Avenue<p>The Upper East side of Manhattan can feel like a place that time forgot. Here are the green curves of Central Park, same as they ever were, …

Mad Men

Storm’s A-Brewin’: Aston Martin Serves Papers to Fisker Over Thunderbolt

Astons are nothing if not beautiful, and like every car manufacturer out there, the company holds its intellectual property—in this case, its designs—very dear. So Aston Martin did not particularly appreciate its former designer, Henrik Fisker, rolling into the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance …

Sports Cars

Pixels to challenge Avengers 2 at box office after studio says trailer smashes records

Adam Sandler action comedy delivers a surprising 34.3m trailer views in one day, according to Sony<p>As the followup to the third-highest-grossing movie of all time, upcoming superhero sequel The Avengers: Age of Ultron has been widely tipped to be 2015’s biggest film at the global box office. But it …

Mysteriously Playful Composite Images by Dariusz Klimczak

Polish photographer Dariusz Klimczak constructs surreal landscapes through clever manipulation. Each image in the skilled photo editor's growing collection is a composite of multiple elements that work in unison to present a cohesive, albeit unusual, scene. More often than not, Klimczak's subjects …

Design

Following Kickstarter, Preorders Launch For Secret Compartment iPhone Case Push

Following a successful Kickstarter campaign, Push - the secret compartment case for the iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, and iPhone 5 - is now available to …

Take Your Next Flight On This Gigantic Solar Whale-Like Plane

When we picture transportation of the future, we tend to think “sleek.” A Spanish designer has gone in the opposite direction with his vision for an environmentally friendly, futuristic “whale plane” that looks like a cruise ship in the sky.<p>Oscar Viñals, from Barcelona, envisioned the “AWWA Sky …

Solar Power

TOTD: Staying Power -- Ram 1500 EcoDiesel or Ford F-150 EcoBoost?

We recently ran the test numbers on the 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, and while it may not be a scorcher on the drag strip, its combination of performance and impressive fuel economy are hard to ignore. It’s been decades since the half-ton truck segment has offered a diesel engine, and we’re eager to …

5 Smart Home Companies to Watch in 2014

If 2013 was the year smart home became sexy again, 2014 is the year it will go mass market.<p>And while service providers with managed home services are a big part of why smart home is reaching a wider audience, here are some other interesting companies helping to lead the charge in 2014.<p><b>Revolv</b><p>A few …

Colorado's State-Licensed Pot Shops Are Open For Business

Today about three dozen state-licensed pot shops opened in Colorado, the first jurisdiction in the world to legalize recreational marijuana sales. The historic event attracted pot consumers from throughout the country and journalists from around the world. <i>The Denver Post</i> reports that lines began …

Android smartphone made of solid titanium now available for $1,800

In the past, luxury handset manufacturer Gresso has been known for dressing up iPhones with diamonds (and charging $30,000 for the deed) and producing featurephones, but now it's getting into the Android business with its limited edition Radical smartphone series. The bottom-line model, the Radical …

Miami's Newest Condo Tower Will Be Home to Nearly 2 Percent of the World's Billionaires

Legalized pot could threaten the alcohol industry

Will another option for the law abiding reduce alcohol consumption or just give rise to more intoxication?<p>As the legalization of recreational marijuana gains momentum across the United States with public support at an all-time high, many advocates eagerly await to see what effect legalization will …

2015 Nissan GT-R [w/video]

A Tiger That's Been Potty-Trained<p>Although the first Skyline GT-R from Nissan arrived in 1969, in the 46 years since, there have nearly been as many years without a GT-R as with. The first two generations were produced from 1969 to 1972, the next three generations stretched from 1989 to 2002, and …

Nissan GT-R

2014 Maserati Ghibli Named IIHS Top Safety Pick, Priced From $66,850

The 2014 Maserati Ghibli sedan has been named a 2013 Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS). Pricing for the new Italian midsize luxury sedan starts at $66,850 (including $1250 destination).<p>In order to be named a 2013 Top Safety Pick, the Ghibli sedan earned a “good” …

District poised to be next to decriminalize pot, with legalization on horizon

The nation’s capital is poised to decriminalize marijuana -- with some activists pushing for the city to legalize, tax and regulating the drug as Colorado and Washington state have recently done.<p>The Democrat-controlled City Council appears ready to approve a bill that would decriminalize the …

Meet SR-72, The Most Astonishing Airplane You’ll Ever See

If you’re anything of an aircraft enthusiast you’ll know all about the SR-71 spy plane–it really was the most ridiculously advanced piece of flying technology, a legend in its own lifetime. If you’re not an aircraft enthusiast, then read on because you’ll still be impressed. Now is the moment to …

Motorola Wants Everyone To Build Smartphones Like Lego Kits

Google has teased us before. Rumors swirled for months that Motorola would introduce a customizable smartphone that would let consumers decide what kind of hardware—a bigger battery, choice of processor, a better camera—they wanted. The notion of a consumer-grade open hardware platform quickened …

LG and Samsung's new smartphones put design behind the curve

Curved phones aside, design experts see a bright future for flexible displays<p>Currently, smartphones almost universally follow a single form: a rectangular slab with a flat, equally rectangular display. In recent weeks, we've seen signs from LG and Samsung that things could be changing soon.<p>Earlier …

Are Men More Obsessed with 'Having It All' Than Women Are?

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>It seems like women have already internalized Sheryl Sandberg TED talks and cautionary warnings to …

Will Samsung always be Pepsi to Apple's Coke?

October 25, 2013 | 7:40 AM<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2013/10/25/business/will-samsung-always-be-pepsi-apples-coke/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Embed Code<iframe …

Chicago Booth

Watch Dave Grohl, Jack Black, and Val Kilmer perform together as Sweetriver and the Huckleberry Dogs

What happens when Dave Grohl, Jack Black, and Val Kilmer get together? Sweetriver and the Huckleberry Dogs. As part of Yahoo’s popular web series,</i> …