What We’re Reading Archive

What We’re Reading: August 6-August 10

A horse and buggy, solar roof tiles, secrets of the supermarket and getting rid of ums and ahs. Open plan offices are falling out of favor.  Will the same happen to open concept homes? What leadership lessons can we...

What We’re Reading: July 30-August 3

“Blood Moon”, jobs and dating apps, Game of Thrones, the importance of reading, the Bank of Mom and Dad and emotional ties to your house. We couldn’t see the “Blood Moon” from the U.S., but a German astronaut on...

What We’re Reading: July 23-27

The Universe, a skyscraper with a waterfall, a company-wide meat ban, what parking costs American cities and an unusual retirement community. How would you respond to your employer enacting a policy like this?  We wouldn’t mind living out our...

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 11-15

Perfect gift for Father’s Day, Route 66 Attractions, MPR Raccoon, Value of Your Home, World Cup 2018, Poison Ivy, Vitamin D, Pele’s Hair, Cybersecurity mistake, . Still looking for that perfect gift for Father’s Day? Is Father’s Day still...

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...