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What We’re Reading: July 16-20

Famous houses, cheese, innovation, and science. We can only imagine the inconvenience of tourists to neighbors of this famous house. Here’s the story, of a house in Cali, that for a price you could have for your own. Of...
July 20, 2018

What We’re Reading: July 9-13

Offices, valuation, avocados, tech, housekeeping, and retail. Times are changing, and more companies are considering office amenities pioneered by Silicon Valley companies. We wouldn’t complain. The office is virtual, but the valuation is very real. Speaking of value, is...
July 13, 2018

What We’re Reading: July 2-6

Reinvention, materials, technology, design, and time management. From one extreme to another, what will happen to the former Ford plant in St. Paul? What do beaches have to do with buildings? Bill Wren/flickr/2010 Where was this technology during last...

What We’re Reading: June 25-29

Design, science, tech, World Cup, libraries, art, and fun. Could you live in a space like this? Let’s behold the beauty of these modern homes that blur the lines between indoor and outdoor space. Days are getting longer, but...
June 29, 2018

What We’re Reading: June 18-22

Technology, architecture, and food. Finally, the only barrier between us and owning a yacht has been resolved. The Rustbelt is finding new purpose. Keep Portland Weird or Keep Portland Safe? Meh, you can have both. Darren Stone/flickr/2011 No wonder...
June 22, 2018

What We’re Reading: June 4-8

Office dynamics, new land, and technology. Office meetings are inevitable, but they can be better. Do you find balance in your office friendships, or do you find yourself in awkward situations? You’re not going to get along with everyone...

What We’re Reading: May 28-June 1

Volcanic activity, savings, privacy, population, math, How incredibly unlucky was this? This week in Questions We Didn’t Know Had to Be Asked… Phillippe Put/flickr/2014 We are always looking for ways to increase our savings, but there are a lot of...

What We’re Reading: May 21-25

Trends, privacy, technology, postage, and policies. You know, it’s kind of Uber meets Meetup, but with houses instead of cars. We have a “Corner of Shame.” How do you deal with messes in your open floor plan? This is...

What We’re Reading: May 14-18

Technology, science, and rent. Has your home’s tech lost its edge? Or has it reached its pinnacle, replete with parlor walls? If you have a service animal, check new airline policies before booking travel. I saw two pigeons smugly...

What We’re Reading: May 7-11

Sunscreen, tech, architecture, meetings, travel, and location. Check your sunscreen ingredients before you go to Hawaii. Amazon and Lennar are pairing up for this smart initiative. Does anyone else type a word out, see the suggested emoji and opt...