What We’re Reading Archive

What We’re Reading: July 17-21

Libraries, technology, home buying and selling, side hustles, innovation, social media, and fandom. Have you ever seen a more beautiful library? It’s always fun to see what past generations expected for the future. At the height of summer, it’s...
July 21, 2017

What We’re Reading: July 10-14

Affordable housing, heat, technology, property management, engineering, and architecture. New tech campus plans include housing, of which 15 percent will be affordable housing. This new geothermal system from Google’s Alphabet is a bargain compared to conventional systems. Check out...
July 14, 2017

What We’re Reading: July 3-7

Demand, video, libraries, architecture, coffee, mobility, and the future. Who else has jumped on the cold brew bandwagon? This gorilla is all of us when it comes to baby videos. We’ve got nothing on this special library! U.S. Department...

What We’re Reading: June 26-30

Building materials, punctuation, architecture, technology, hiring, pollution, and Julia Child. You might avoid polystyrene packaging, but it is proving to have benefits as a construction material. Is the Oxford comma necessary? Only if you value clarity. You’re probably familiar...
June 30, 2017

What We’re Reading: June 19-23

Architecture, psychology, amusements, affordable housing, design, high price listings, mindfulness, and use. We know there are a lot of Frank Lloyd Wright junkies out there, so this list of roadtrip-able FLW houses is for you! Wait, FLW didn’t have...
June 23, 2017

What We’re Reading: June 12-16

History, dirt, duality, home improvement, architecture, 2020 Olympics, fidget spinners, housing, and rankings. This is an interesting long read about the heavily cloaked development of the iPhone. Who could use this when showing their listings? With this house, you...
June 16, 2017

What We’re Reading: June 5-9

Technology, judgment, design, autonomy, solar power, seasonal drinks, ebay, newbies, and rules. Apple introduced its own voice-controlled personal assistant this week. How do you think it stacks up to the existing market? Replacing a cracked iPhone screen might be...

What We’re Reading: May 30-June 2

Technology, culture, architecture, food, spelling, travel, This report could add insight to how you should market yourself online. Need help visualizing your data? Google has you covered. With smart homes still coming into their own, you take the good...

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...