Author Archive

What We’re Reading: May 22 – 26

Workplaces, sandwiches, books, Star Wars, Lincoln’s love, and the future. We’re not saying money isn’t important, but this guy is seriously underestimating the effect of ball pits on our happiness at work.  Maret Hosemann/flickr/2011 So you’ve adjusted your monitor...

What We’re Reading: May 15-19

IEQ, MP3 files, food, phones, housing costs, starts, architecture, and #hashtags. How “healthy” is your building? So long, MP3, and thanks for the memories! Next time you are in Chicago visiting NAR, take a walk down Michigan Avenue to...

What We’re Reading: May 8-12

Homeownership, contests, technology, enviroment, sandwiches, allergies, and archives. How far would you go to own in an expensive real estate market? Would you co-own your property?  Spixey/flickr/2009 It seems silly to improve upon perfection, but there’s $500k at stake....

What We’re Reading: May 1-5

Excess, marketing, architecture, technology, agriculture, benefits, property prices, and caffeine. This has got to be the most superfluous utensil we’ve ever seen. Speaking of unnecessary objects, here is a reflection piece on minimalism. It seems finding balance is the...

What We’re Reading: April 24-28

Spite house, IoT, privacy, technology, retail, design, mood, and libraries. You can’t choose your neighbors. Data from a fitness tracker might have foiled a murderer’s alibi. We know a lot of people who have trouble drinking the recommended daily...
April 28, 2017

What We’re Reading: April 17-21

Taxes, rideshares, technology, language, architecture, trends, shortcuts, potatoes, Did you get your taxes done in time? Here are some fun tax facts until next year. Access to easy transportation is driving the real estate market in some areas. We...
April 21, 2017

What We’re Reading: April 10-14

Taxes, physics, flying, mansions, offices, heights, names, goats, privacy, and nostalgia. PSA: Tax Day is Monday, April 18! You can thank this man for the extension of this year’s deadline.  Steven Depolo/flickr/2014 Is this what physicists mean by string...
April 14, 2017

What We’re Reading: April 3-7

Weather, searching, safety, design, technology, nature, demographics, and retail. Did you know we have a terrifying day of tornado outbreaks to thank for our emergency preparedness system? Stop losing things and find that which you’ve misplaced. Search results in...
April 7, 2017

Book of Business

Have you ever experienced the Baader-Meinhof phenomenon? You know, when something keeps popping up that you never noticed before? I’m reminded of it because it strikes me as odd whenever we get the same question more than once, especially...
April 5, 2017

What We’re Reading: March 27-31

Architecture, design, technology, archeology, color, traditions, April Fools, and art. A rendering of a new skyscraper has been released and is getting some mixed reviews. What do you think of it? The modern pencil celebrated its 159th birthday this...
March 31, 2017