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Tesloop: Go between San Diego and LA for about $50 (or less), while riding in a Tesla

Let’s say you want to go to Paris on vacation and you find a really inexpensive airfare online.<p>But the flight leaves out of LAX, not Lindbergh Field …

California

5 cool prefab houses you can order right now

Prefabulous!<p>From early-20th-century Sears Catalog Homes to housing experiments by French modernist Jean Prouvé, prefab construction—that is, assembling a structure from components produced off-site—has had a rich, long history. Today, architects and designers continue to explore how the concept can …

What is the Shia-Sunni divide?

Tensions between Sunnis and Shias have been flaring up, with several incidents of violence reported in recent months: Most recently a suicide bomber …

Islam

15 secrets to a stunning back yard that you can't miss!

If you look at pictures of other people's completed back yards and wonder how you can make yours look so stylish and well put together, wonder no …

Landscaping

These Blackout Shades Will Make You Feel Like You Live in a Penthouse

In New York City or London, no less.<p>Sensitive sleepers know blackout shades are a must. But they're not exactly known for being the prettiest accessory — until now. Ukrainian designers at HoleRoll found a way to combine functionality with fun. Seriously, tell us it wouldn't be totally delightful …

A new venture firm focused on real estate has raised $212 million from real estate industry giants

It isn’t easy to find white space in the world of venture capital, where every venture firm must have a specific vision to sell to the universities, pension funds and family offices that tend to fund them. But Brendan Wallace and business partner Brad Greiwe have a fresh pitch, as well as …

Real Estate

From proxy to direct intervention? The Iranian army announcement you shouldn't miss

Earlier this week, Iran celebrated its national Army Day and, at least on the face of it, nothing remarkable happened.<p>As is customary, President …

Middle East

This garden house grows enough food for three generations of one family

Vietnamese firm Vo Trong Nhia Architects are no strangers to bringing green space indoors, but their new Binh House can actually grow enough food for …

greenspaces

Before & After: A Bathroom Gets a (Super Special) New Look

<b>Project by:</b> Jen and Eric Alden of Rara Avis Design <b><br>Location:</b> Rose Park Historic Neighborhood - Long Beach, California<p>Jen and Eric's bathroom, while …

Tokyo modern home is bunker on the outside, airy loft on the inside

Rad!<p>Japan’s progressive zoning regulations set the stage for a wide range of unconventional modern homes that would never fly in more conservative building climates. And Black Box, the latest home designed by New York-based architects TakaTina is a perfect example.<p>The black metal-clad home rises …

Sunken Gardens And Backyards Blend Privacy And Closeness To Nature

Building a sunken seating area or fire pit is a neat trick that architects sometimes use when they want to create an unobstructed view of the garden …

Landscaping

I Found the World's Coolest Nightlight For My Son

I knew it was inevitable, but it arrived one night without warning: My two-year-old son woke up crying, suddenly afraid of the dark.<p>As a tech …

Home Automation

Investing in Seniors' Home Real Estate

As the population ages businesses are taking advantage of the changing demographic. Mainstreet Health Investment, has tripled their portfolio of …

Before Buying, Real Estate Pros Insist on Doing These 4 Things

One house you’re looking at has the wraparound porch you’ve fantasized about, but it’s on a high-traffic street. The condo you like has a doorman in …

Before & After: Smart Choices for a Small Kitchen

One of the biggest challenges of living in a tiny apartment is the tiny kitchen. After purchasing her studio apartment in Brooklyn, Kelly was …

Developer Rick Caruso agrees to shave height of apartment tower

The developer of a residential tower planned near the Beverly Center offered new concessions to the city on Wednesday, saying he will reduce the height of his project by nearly 23%, taking it from 240 feet to 185.<p>Businessman Rick Caruso, appearing before the Los Angeles City Council's Planning and …

Campaign Fundraising

Incredible rooftop farm takes over Israel’s oldest mall to grow thousands of organic vegetables

An amazing farm has sprouted in an unlikely place—the rooftop of Israel’s oldest mall in the heart of Tel Aviv. Hidden between high-rises, “Green in …

'Wave House' architect translates nature’s forms into residential designs

Consider the agitated envelope that sheathes Mario Romano's latest Venice design: It resembles a bed sheet shaken out, rippled by invisible currents, and then frozen in midair.<p>Romano's 5,700-square-foot Wave House is a riff on water and air — in short, architectural biomimicry. The five-bedroom, …

5 Real-Estate Staging Secrets the Pros Don't Want You to Know

Buying or selling a home? These tricks of the trade make interiors more attractive to just about anyone who looks at them<p>Contrary to all the blogs and do-it-yourself shows that tell you otherwise, it takes a lot to make a home look picture-perfect. But short of embarking on a massive renovation, …

Connecting Tel Aviv and San Francisco in style

The flight and business class experience, which United has nicknamed Polaris, is expensive, but convenient.<p>A United Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner …

This $10k tiny house can be built with a hex key in less than a day

Cheap Chinese goods are a bit of a joke in America, but when a company manages to produce an entire house with the affordable price of just $10,000, …

10 Luxury Gadgets to Give You the Taste of Royalty

Many a times in life we do want to feel special. That urge to feel what it’s like to live a royal life is always there, nestled comfortably in the …

TAG Heuer

Modern Light Fixtures Turn Into Animals When Illuminated

Tel Aviv-based designer Chen Bikovski couples a contemporary aesthetic with a nostalgic nod to the past to create whimsical works of modern art. Inspired by fond memories of her childhood and interested in experimenting with ambiance, the award-winning designer invented Popup Lighting, a series of …

Woman uses 13,000 pennies to create a floor, and it's possibly the coolest DIY project we've ever seen

Well, here’s something that might make you think twice about bypassing that lone penny on the sidewalk. An exceptionally inventive individual by the …

7 ways of saving money when building a new home

Starting a new build project can be a daunting time, especially in terms of budget, but don't let fear stop you from designing and erecting your …

Wild modern home has 9 vegetated roof terraces

This is how you do urban farming<p>While Vietnam is no stranger to radical vertical homes, this contemporary home in city of Ha Tinh certainly stands out—after all, the house manages to spread nine vegetated terraces over three breezy stories. Indeed, described by H&P Architects as “agritecture” (that …

This iPad accessory is about to up-end the whole 3D imaging industry

From 360 video to 3D emoji, there's a big movement from Microsoft and others to make 3D imagery accessible to everyone. However, the act of scanning …

Gifting Equity in a Home

<b>Updated November 2017</b> — Preserving family tradition and effective tax planning may not often intersect. But when parents give the equity in a home to …

As vertical farming grows, a new real estate opportunity takes root

The head of AeroFarms, an industry leader, talks tech and expansion<p>It’s a staple of rosy pictures of our urban future, often viewed as the farming equivalent of flying cars. But vertical farming, long considered a curiosity, is starting to take root now. And according to the executive of one …