International Real Estate News

Saturday, August 13, 2016

  • designboom - conceptual venice university island developed by flt-office
    8/13/2016 @ 6:15 AM - a well-connected path leads around and through the campus, providing access to college buildings, an outdoor theatre, restaurant, and other public areas. The post conceptual venice university island developed by flt-office appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
  • Tribeca Citizen - Seen & Heard: The Scourge of TriBeCa”
    8/13/2016 @ 5:31 AM - ••• Ive waited till now to start a Change.org petition because I wanted to save it for something important: insisting that Apple stop autocorrecting Tribeca” to TriBeCa.” Please sign it. ••• Not sure if this rises to the level of Nosy Neighbor, but who is the lady in City Hall Park that has recently started serenading people as they walk through?” asks Chris. Yesterday I got Slow down you move too fast and today it was Pretty Woman, which I am sure was not aimed at me. She looks completely normal-would never assume she was a homeless person or otherwise of her rocker. She stands on the west side of the fountain which would...
  • Quartz - Using Airbnb in Rios impoverished favelas harms Brazilians
    8/13/2016 @ 5:01 AM - Hundreds of thousands of tourists are flocking to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympic Games. In order to meet the shortage of hotel accommodation, the city has made the online rental platform Airbnb an official partner for the games. The company now lists 25,000 units in Rio-a massive rise from only 900 in 2012. With Brazil's economy in the doldrums, some have praised the platform as a way for Cariocas (residents of Rio) to make extra money during the games. Nowhere would this be more welcome than in Rio's favelas-neighborhoods that are home to some of the city's poorest inhabitants. From the beachfront neighborhoods of Copacabana and Ipanema, one can...
  • Quartz - The history of the tango is actually kind of gay
    8/13/2016 @ 5:00 AM - The tango, a traditional Argentinean dance, is typically associated with strong, dark men and long-limbed women acting out sex in dance form. Or, as Julie Taylor, anthropology professor at Rice University says, 'over-the-top heterosexist drag.' From this perspective, the past few years of queer tango in Argentina are an innovation, an adaptation from the traditional gender roles. But, despite a mythology that links the tango with brothels, historical research shows that the tango was danced by male couples from the beginning. And so, rather than pushing boundaries, queer tango is a return to the origins of the dance. The first published tangos date to the 1870s, suggesting the dance began informally the previous decade, at a time when...
  • Quartz - The Berlin Wall was built 55 years ago today, and it should remind us that walls dont work
    8/13/2016 @ 4:01 AM - On the 55th anniversary of barbed-wire Sunday,” as the start of construction on the Berlin Wall is known, the border security business is booming. Donald Trump has made a wall on the US-Mexico border a controversial centerpiece of his presidential campaign, and EU countries have erected fences to keep migrants and refugees out. But the Berlin Wall anniversary should be a stark reminder: Walls can only contain people for so long. On August 13, 1961, just before midnight, the National People's Army and the People's Police of the German Democratic Republic began rolling out a barbed-wire barrier to close off the Communist-controlled eastern sector of Berlin from the Allied-occupied west. ...
  • Dezeen - This week, Ai Weiwei slammed China's approach to architecture but Herzog defended it
    8/13/2016 @ 4:01 AM - This week on Dezeen: artist and political activist Ai Weiwei accused China's government of restricting architectural discussion this week, while architect  Jacques Herzog declared his support for the administration's plans to curb "weird" buildings in the country. (more…)
  • The Guardian - Don't like Hillary Clinton? You need to watch Parks And Recreation
    8/13/2016 @ 4:00 AM - Obviously Clinton is Leslie Knope, the blond politico, ambitious to her bones, who, whatever you think of her politics, is undeniably devoted to public service It seems increasingly obvious to me that the only sensible way to look at the US election is through the prism of Parks And Recreation . This American sitcom, which sadly came to the end of its six-year run last year, starred Amy Poehler as local government official Leslie Knope, and once you start seeing the parallels between the lovely fictional show and the horrible reality shitshow, it makes the latter feel more bearable. Obviously Hillary Clinton is Leslie, the blond politico, ambitious to her bones, who,...
  • AOL Real Estate - The search for the rumored Nazi ghost train filled with gold is back on
    8/13/2016 @ 4:00 AM - The search for the rumored Nazi ghost train filled with gold is back on try{document.getElementById("aol-cms-player-1").style.display="none";}catch(e){} The search for a lost Nazi gold train is back on. Last August two amateur treasure hunters said they had " irrefutable proof " of the existence of a World War II-era Nazi ghost train, rumored to be filled with stolen gold. Andreas Richter and Piotr Koper claimed they used g round-penetrating radar to locate the train, which is somewhere alongside a railway that stretches between the towns Wroclaw and Walbr zych i ...
  • Gant Daily - Pope Francis visits former sex slaves from 6 nations
    8/13/2016 @ 3:15 AM - Pope Francis visited 20 former sex slaves from various countries who are living at a housing center in Rome. The Pope met women from Romania, Albania, Nigeria, Tunisia, Ukraine and Italy on Friday. The women were trafficked from their native countries, but were later rescued and live at the center, according to Vatican Radio. All of the women were the victims of severe physical abuse during their ordeal and are living under protection,” it said. The Popes visit to the center highlights the need to fight against human trafficking, the Holy See Press office said. Francis has described human trafficking as a crime against humanity.” He visited the center as part of his...
  • designboom - tom fords tadao ando-designed ranch hits the market at $75 million
    8/13/2016 @ 2:29 AM - measuring 20,662 acres, the site's main residence hovers above a reflecting pool, and directly adjoins a horse barn with eights individual stalls. The post tom fords tadao ando-designed ranch hits the market at $75 million appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
  • Dezeen - Nihilism clothing by DZHUS can be folded into different austere shapes
    8/13/2016 @ 1:01 AM - Womenswear brand DZHUS is continuing its reputation for austere and architecturally precise garments with the Nihilism collection, designed for the "crazy rhythm of modern life". (more…)
  • ArchDaily - Rehabilitation and Extension of the Thorens-Glières Presbytery / Gbau
    8/13/2016 @ 1:00 AM - Courtesy of Gbau Architects: Gbau Location: 74570 Thorens-Glières, France Area: 710.0 sqm ...

Friday, August 12, 2016

  • Mashable - Joseph Schooling beats idol Michael Phelps to win Singapore's first-ever gold
    8/12/2016 @ 11:05 PM - Joseph Schooling brought home gold for his home country of Singapore Friday night, but the historic moment was made even sweeter as he beat his idol, Michael Phelps. Phelps, who has picked up 22 gold medals so far in his career, met Schooling back in 2008 in Singapore, when the now-rival swimmer was 13 years old. Schooling led throughout the 100-meter butterfly and Phelps couldn't catch up. Schooling finished the race in 50.39 seconds. SEE ALSO: Katie Ledecky met Michael Phelps and Michael Jordan as a kid Phelps's 51.14s swim let him tie for silver with South Africa's Chad le Clos and Laszlo Cseh of Hungary. No bronze medal...
  • Gant Daily - Gary Johnson on charitable donations: Almost nonexistent
    8/12/2016 @ 10:15 PM - Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson said Friday that his charitable contributions are negligible,” bordering on almost nonexistent.” The former New Mexico governor made the comments to CNN in Las Vegas after addressing a gathering of the Asian American Journalists Association. Earlier in the day, Hillary Clintons campaign announced that Clinton and her husband, Bill Clinton, donated close to 10% of their adjusted gross income to charity in 2015. And according to CNNs calculation, the couple paid an effective tax rate of 30.6%. My charitable contributions would be negligible I mean just, really almost nonexistent,” Johnson told CNN, as he stressed that his wealth does not even approach Hillary Clintons.” Pressed on what percentage of his...
  • Gant Daily - Bill Clinton talks email controversy: Biggest load of bull
    8/12/2016 @ 9:30 PM - The Black Eyed Peas I Gotta Feeling” began to play Bill Clintons cue to get off the stage. But the former president, addressing a gathering of the Asian American Journalists Association here at the Caesars Palace hotel, wouldnt budge, insisting over the music that he wanted to take one more question. Let me answer it real quick and Ill go,” Clinton said. They want me to go, I would stay.” The questioner identified himself as a Democrat who loved Clinton as president and is supporting his wife, Hillary Clinton, in the 2016 election. But, he wanted to know: Why should Americans trust the Democratic nominee when she lied about her emails? Wait a...
  • Gant Daily - Hacker releases cell phone numbers, personal emails of House Democrats
    8/12/2016 @ 9:30 PM - The hacker calling themselves Guccifer 2.0” is claiming credit for the Friday night release of personal cell phone numbers and private email addresses of Democratic House members. The data posted to their WordPress blog file also contains the contact information for staff members and campaign aides. In the trove of information released on Friday Guccifer 2.0” also uploaded files to the blog post that contains login information to subscription services used by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, including Lexis-Nexis and Washington newspapers. In a statement, DCCC Press Secretary Meredith Kelly said: As previously noted, the DCCC has been the target of a cybersecurity incident, and we are cooperating with federal law enforcement in their ongoing...
  • Gant Daily - Bill Clinton: Email controversy biggest load of bull Ive ever heard
    8/12/2016 @ 8:45 PM - The Black Eyed Peas I Gotta Feeling” began to play Bill Clintons cue to get off the stage. But the former president, addressing a gathering of the Asian American Journalists Association here at the Caesars Palace hotel, wouldnt budge, insisting over the music that he wanted to take one more question. Let me answer it real quick and Ill go,” Clinton said. They want me to go, I would stay.” The questioner identified himself as a Democrat who loved Clinton as president and is supporting his wife, Hillary Clinton, in the 2016 election. But, he wanted to know: Why should Americans trust the Democratic nominee when she lied about her emails? Wait a...
  • Gant Daily - Brazils iconic landmarks get a whimsical makeover
    8/12/2016 @ 8:00 PM - Brazil is known for its beautiful beaches, rainforests and dramatic architecture, but artist Toninho Euzebio captures a side of his country that you wont see while watching the Olympics. Euzebio combines sketches and photography to create whimsical landscapes that are filled with giants, acrobats, rocket ships. Its a pretty low-tech operation. Euzebio carries a Moleskine notebook everywhere he goes so he can start drawing whenever inspiration strikes. He uses his phones camera to take the final picture. Euzebio, an art director and illustrator, says his idea isnt unique. Its actually a fairly common advertising technique. But he received positive responses from his friends when he posted pictures on social media for fun last year. In April,...
  • Gant Daily - Southeast Louisiana floods claim at least 2 lives; more rain coming
    8/12/2016 @ 7:00 PM - Heavy rains drenched parts of southeast Louisiana and southern Mississippi Friday, causing dangerous floods that killed at least two people, cut off an entire town, shut down highways and prompted numerous rescues. In Louisiana, all seven major roads into Greensburg, near Baton Rouge, were under water and the small town largely cut off, according to Michael Martin, director of operations for the St. Helena Parish Sheriffs Office. Only large National Guard vehicles have been able to get into and out of town, Martin said. At least two dozen high-water rescues were carried out by Friday afternoon, with stranded residents pulled from cars, rooftops and, in one case, a tree. Louisiana Gov. John Bell Edwards declared a...
  • The Guardian - Kim Rhode: shooting for history, country and Donald Trump
    8/12/2016 @ 6:42 PM - The Californian has now won medals at six Olympics, and she is happy to use her platform to discuss gun control in the United States On Friday afternoon, American shooter Kim Rhode held her bronze. It was her sixth medal won across six Olympics on four continents, and she could feel the tears stinging her eyes. In front of her fluttered the US flag, confirmation she is now the first woman to win medals in six straight summer Olympics - her first was a gold back in 1996. Behind her fluttered an Olympic flag at half-mast to honor a Brazilian soldier killed in another spate of Rio gun violence. And those two worlds are forever complicating one of the...
  • Calculated Risk - "Mortgage Rates Drop Back to 1-Month Lows"
    8/12/2016 @ 6:26 PM - From Matthew Graham at Mortgage News Daily: Mortgage Rates Drop Back to 1-Month Lows Just a day after bouncing firmly higher from the lowest levels in a month, mortgage rates are right back down to the bottom of the recent range. For some lenders, there have been one or two days with lower rates over the past, but for most, today is the best in exactly one month. Incidentally, that also puts rates fairly close to the lowest levels in 3 years seen in the immediate wake of the UK vote to leave the European Union (Brexit). For flawless scenarios, 3.375% is now a more prevalent quote than 3.5% on conventional 30yr fixed...
  • Inman News - Why are the Fed's beloved models failing in forecast?
    8/12/2016 @ 6:18 PM - The action overseas is muffled by Euro-vacation, but new data are as-before: Germany benefitting from a weak euro, the rest hurt by a too-strong euro. Spain and Portugal still have no governments, and Italy still has pretend banks ...
  • ArchDaily - Ma's Kitchen / Chengdu Hummingbird Design Consultant Co., Ltd.
    8/12/2016 @ 6:00 PM - Courtesy of Chengdu Hummingbird Design Consultant Co., Ltd. Architects: Chengdu Hummingbird Design Consultant Co., Ltd. Location: No. 1, Dongkangsi Street, Daci Temple, Chengdu City, China (Taikoo Li) ...
  • Re/code - Full transcript: Yahoo activist investor Eric Jackson on Recode Decode
    8/12/2016 @ 5:26 PM - 'People have been saying Yahoo is a dinosaur for 10 years. They were saying that in 2006, 2007.' On a recent episode of Recode Decode , longtime Yahoo activist investor Eric Jackson spoke with Recode's Kara Swisher about why Yahoo had to sell its core business to Verizon . You can read some of the highlights from their discussion at that link, or listen to it in the audio player above. Below, we've posted a lightly edited complete transcript of their conversation. If you like this, be sure to subscribe to Recode Decode on iTunes , Google Play Music , TuneIn and...
  • AOL Real Estate - Firefighters make leap to smokejumping
    8/12/2016 @ 5:07 PM - Firefighters make leap to smokejumping WINTHROP, Wash., Aug 12 (Reuters) - On a 100-degree day in early June, Matt Mueller did sit-ups in a semicircle with seven other experienced firefighters training to parachute into a wildfire. Better known as "rookie candidates," they were determined to make it through the five-week program at North Cascades Smokejumper Base in Winthrop, Washington, where the first experimental jumps occurred in 1939. "It's sort of the spiritual home of smokejumping," said David Ryder, who photographed the latest group of rookies for Reuters. "These guys are the elite of the elite." The 32-year-old freelance photographer said covering the record-setting wildfires in his home state of Washington over the past...
  • Realtor.com News - Tampas Most Expensive Home Is a $13.9M Bayside Paradise
    8/12/2016 @ 5:01 PM - realtor.com With only six owners over the past century, the most expensive home in Tampa, FL,  is seeking a new mogul to take the reins. Known as the Stovall-Lee house, the historic property is listed for $13.9 million . It includes several buildings totaling 8,930 square feet of living space set on a 2.59-acre lot stuffed with manicured gardens, fountains, and fruit trees. Built circa 1909 by L.T. Trousdale , then the general manager of Florida Brewery, Tampa Tribune founder Wallace Fisher Stovall purchased the place in 1915. Twenty-eight years later, the home was sold to William E. Lee , who added it to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. After changing hands a...
  • EV Grieve - Making the 'Scene'
    8/12/2016 @ 5:00 PM - Dinosaur Jr. has just released a very good new record titled "Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not." And tickets for their dates on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 at Irving Plaza went on sale today. Now we'll travel back to 1991 , where Dinosaur Jr. plays "Freak Scene" on a European tour that featured Sonic Youth and Nirvana.
  • Mashable - Classic jokes, rewritten by Donald Trump
    8/12/2016 @ 4:52 PM - In case you haven't noticed, Donald Trump's got jokes. Lots of jokes. When he called on Russia to find Hillary's missing emails he was being classically sarcastic . When he said that "Second Amendment people" could do something about Clinton, his former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski called it " a joke. " Most recently, Trump corrected those who were upset by his claim that President Obama was the founder of ISIS it was merely another example of sarcasm . SEE ALSO: If Donald Trump was the actual 'Law and Order' candidate Trump, of course, has previously backed up his comments about Obama and ISIS, saying, " I meant hes the...
  • Buzz Buzz Home - July brought biggest year-over-year rise in Canadian home prices in six years: Teranet
    8/12/2016 @ 4:30 PM - Hot housing markets in BC and Ontario were responsible for the 10.9 per cent jump.
  • Gant Daily - The 15 most provocative Trump magazine and tabloid covers
    8/12/2016 @ 4:30 PM - These past three weeks have been tough for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Thats reflected in the new Time magazine cover featuring an orange Trump melting down. Trumps campaign has been unconventional since the get-go which has resulted in a number of standout magazine and tabloid newspaper covers. Here are some of the most memorable so far: Time Magazine, Aug. 22 Time magazines latest cover features a dripping Trump with a single-word headline: Meltdown.” The story featured in the magazine breaks down all of the missteps of Trumps campaign in the weeks after the Republican National Convention. The New Yorker, Aug. 22 ...
  • Forbes - China's House Hunters Taking Their Sights Off Brazil
    8/12/2016 @ 4:25 PM - Negative headlines about health risks, violence and dirty water are squashing China's love for the Brazilian lifestyle.
  • Gant Daily - Trump was literally not being sarcastic about Obama founding ISIS
    8/12/2016 @ 4:00 PM - Words can change meaning over time especially when they are spoken by politicians. Just ask Bill Clinton to define is.” Literally” was once used, exclusively, to introduce or punctuate a point meant to be taken in literal terms. But by 2013, enough people were using it interchangeably with metaphorically” that even leading grammar pedants threw up their hands (literally?), and the Merriam-Webster and Cambridge dictionaries expanded their definitions. Donald Trump has, throughout his campaign, tested the pliability of rhetoric and language, sometimes to underline an affirmative point, but more often of late and in particular on Friday morning as a tool for walking back damaging (or straight-up false) assertions. On Wednesday, the Republican nominee...
  • Gant Daily - Heres how ISIS was really founded
    8/12/2016 @ 4:00 PM - Plenty has been said about Donald Trump calling President Barack Obama the founder of ISIS.” The GOP presidential candidate added to the conversation himself on Friday, tweeting that he was being sarcastic. A day earlier, he had told a radio host that Obama deserves blame for the Muslim terror groups rise because of the US military withdrawal from Iraq in 2011, which left a power vacuum for the terror group to exploit. He was the founder. The way he got out of Iraq … that was the founding of ISIS, OK?” Trump said on Hugh Hewitts radio show on Thursday morning. Of course, a distinction can be drawn between the actual founding of ISIS and its rise...
  • ArchDaily - One Community Church / DKO
    8/12/2016 @ 3:00 PM - © Peter Bennetts Architects: DKO Location: Melbourne VIC, Australia Area: 12000.0 sqm ...
  • Hot Property - LA Times - Australian 'shark' Andrew Banks looks to cut a deal for Beverly Hills estate
    8/12/2016 @ 2:50 PM - Australian entrepreneur and film producer Andrew Banks, who appears on the television series 'Shark Tank Australia,' is looking to hook a buyer for his estate in Beverly Hills. He's put the 10,522-square-foot home on the market for $17.495 million, or nearly twice what he paid for the property...
  • Salon - BLM platform blasts U.S. empire,” militarization, war on terror, AFRICOM
    8/12/2016 @ 2:00 PM - (Credit: Reuters/Eric Miller) The Movement for Black Lives released its much-anticipated platform on Aug. 1. The document thoroughly details demands across a wide variety of issues, each of which is accompanied by concrete strategies for achieving these goals. Perhaps the most subversive part of the platform is its scathing critique of what it describes as the U.S. empire,” and its call for international solidarity and coordinated direct actions with liberation movements around the world. Here the movement proposes some of its most progressive, even revolutionary, ideas. America is an empire that uses war to expand territory and power,” the Movement for Black Lives states clearly. American wars are unjust, destructive to Black communities globally and...
  • The Guardian - Donald Trump's achilles heel is that he is truly un-American | Jonathan Freedland
    8/12/2016 @ 1:56 PM - His threats of violence, like his suggestion that minorities are not real citizens, are a violation of the country's most sacred ideals We may not notice when fascism creeps up on us: we may be too busy laughing. They say that clever people struggled to take the rise of the 1930s demagogues seriously. They found the strutting dictators in their silly uniforms just too ridiculous. And in some cases, derision was the right response. Britain's own would-be Hitler, Oswald Mosley , was mocked into oblivion by PG Wodehouse's fictional version, Roderick Spode . Donald Trump similarly invites laughter. We are appalled but we are also amused. He is funny. The way he delivers a line, the way...
  • Gant Daily - UC sexual assault victim: My life has been ruined
    8/12/2016 @ 1:45 PM - Preface Although I did have to relive the trauma multiple times, I would go through this process all over again. Our goal has been to have the rapist not perpetrate again, which hopefully wont happen even with the light sentence. We get to put a face to the 1-in-4 statistics. Surprisingly, this whole ordeal has been therapeutic. I get to tell my story and not keep it bottled up. Other brave survivors eerily familiar stories have inspired me to share my story that rape isnt always a stranger in the bushes. The most rewarding part of this process has been meeting the most brilliant, hardest working, funniest, most encouraging people I have ever known.” ...
  • Fortune - The Chinese Company That Beat Macy's To Department Store Closings
    8/12/2016 @ 1:19 PM - Westerners often underestimate how good China's private businesses are at swiftly adapting to consumer tastes. That's why the news of Macys closing 100 stores, or about 15% of its total, seems tame from a Chinese perspective. Macy's relevance, even if it is a most storied department store brand, is fading amid the rise of Amazon.com and countless Brooklyn-inspired startups peddling online luxury underwear and entire outfits. A similarly popular Chinese department store chain has faced the dynamics as Macy's over the past few years. Fewer shoppers and harsh online competition cut into traffic and profits. The Chinese brand responded by slashing...
  • Gant Daily - Why we need Simone, Gabby and Laurie
    8/12/2016 @ 1:15 PM - Dream Team! Thats what I call this years Womens Olympic Gymnastics Team and for more reasons than one. First, I have been to every Summer Olympics since 1984 and the USA has never been so dominant. And second: This team features three gymnasts, Simone Biles, Gabby Douglas and Lauren Laurie” Hernandez, who have been inspiring so many young girls of color. The make-up of this team, rounded out by Aly Raisman, who is Jewish, and Madison Kocian, who is Catholic, is making everyone proud. This team looks, finally, like America. It also has solidified the black and Latina female presence at the top of this sport. For the past four...
  • Quartz - Laurie Hernandez doesnt have the medals of Simone Biles, but shes marketing gold
    8/12/2016 @ 1:11 PM - Some athletes celebrate major wins by going to Disney World . Others celebrate with champagne. But when US gymnast Laurie Hernandez returns from the Rio games, shes heading to a Wawa convenience store. At least thats where her brother Marcus promised to take his gold-medal-winning sister as soon as she lands in her home state of New Jersey. The US East Coast convenience-store chain did not reply to our request for a comment, so we dont know if Wawa plans to seek an endorsement from the gymnast herself. But if its not, it should be. The bubbly 16-year-old is a marketing juggernaut in the making. Simone Biles, who clinched...
  • ArchDaily - Vic's Meat Office Fit-out / Those Architects + End of Work
    8/12/2016 @ 1:00 PM - © Brett Boardman Architects: Those Architects , End of Work Location: Sydney NSW, Australia End...
  • AOL Real Estate - Poll: Trump barely inching out Clinton in South Carolina
    8/12/2016 @ 12:57 PM - Poll: Trump barely inching out Clinton in South Carolina try{document.getElementById("aol-cms-player-1").style.display="none";}catch(e){} Is a red state on the brink of voting blue? We're looking at you, South Carolina. With the presidential election looming, a new poll is predicting an upset could happen in the state. Right now, according to that poll, Donald Trump is barely inching out Hillary Clinton . That same poll also showed the two rivals have nearly equal ratings when it comes to favorability. This is a big deal because the last time South Carolina went Democrat was in 1976. More from Newsy: National Presidential Polls Are...
  • AOL Real Estate - Hugh Grant has very nice things to say about Donald Trump: 'I won't hear a word against him'
    8/12/2016 @ 12:55 PM - Hugh Grant has very nice things to say about Donald Trump: 'I won't hear a word against him' try{document.getElementById("aol-cms-player-1").style.display="none";}catch(e){} Hugh Grant revealed a surprising fondness for Donald Trump on Thursday's after-show of Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live." A caller asked Grant, who was on the show promoting his new movie "Florence Foster Jenkins," which is worse: Donald Trump or Brexit? Grant then explained that Trump had appeared in his 2002 movie "Two Weeks Notice," and had made quite the impression on the actor. "He was very charming to me and made me a member of his golf club afterward, so I won't...
  • AOL Real Estate - Democratic presidential nominee Clinton paid 34.2 pct federal tax rate in 2015
    8/12/2016 @ 12:37 PM - Democratic presidential nominee Clinton paid 34.2 pct federal tax rate in 2015 try{document.getElementById("aol-cms-player-1").style.display="none";}catch(e){} WASHINGTON, Aug 12 (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton paid an effective federal tax rate of 34.2 percent last year and a combined federal, state and local effective tax rate of 43.2 percent, her campaign said on Friday. Clinton's running mate, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia, along with his wife, Anne Holton, paid a federal effective tax rate of 20.3 percent in 2015, the campaign said. "Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine continue to set the standard for financial transparency," Clinton campaign aide Jennifer Palmieri said in a...
  • ArchDaily - Michael Maltzan Designs "Experimental" Arts Center at Rice University
    8/12/2016 @ 12:20 PM - North fac¸ade of the Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University, Houston, TX. Image Courtesy of Michael Maltzan Architecture, Inc. Michael Maltzan Architecture  has released new images of their design for the Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University  in Houston , Texas , coinciding with the announcement that the building will open to the public on February 24, 2017. The building is conceived as a multi-disciplinary lab for creativity, which will contain 'an experimental platform for creating and presenting works in all disciplines' as well as a flexible teaching space and a forum to host partnerships with visiting national and international artists. ...
  • Gant Daily - Thailand rocked by 11 bombs in one day
    8/12/2016 @ 12:15 PM - Five provinces in Thailand have been hit by 11 bombings in less than a day, authorities say. At least four Thai nationals have been killed and about 36 others were injured, including 10 foreigners, according to Anurak Amornpetchsathaporn with the Ministry of Public Health. No one has claimed responsibility for the blasts, and its not clear if the bombings are connected. Thai police say theres no evidence the attacks are related to international terrorism. These incidents are different from the usual terrorism acts. They are more local sabotage on certain locations and provinces,” Deputy Police Spokesman Maj. Gen. Piyapan Pingmuang said at a news conference Friday. Political unrest has in recent years roiled Thailand,...
  • Property Shark - Top 20 NYC New Projects Proposed So Far in 2016
    8/12/2016 @ 12:15 PM - The city is ablaze with new developments in whats been called by Forbes  the best time to be a real estate developer since 2007. The level of investment opportunity in Queens has attracted the spotlight, and in the first 7 months of 2016, the total square footage of proposed development space was almost three times as much as in Manhattan or Brooklyn. See below the 20 largest projects that have filed for construction permits between January and July 2016. #1. 586 Gulf Avenue , Staten Island Developer:   Staten Island Marine Development Architect:   Marguelies Hoelzli Architecture Proposed total area : 970,000...
  • Dezeen - Le Corbusier's Claude et Duval Factory demonstrates his Modulor proportion system
    8/12/2016 @ 12:00 PM - World Heritage Corb: French-Swiss architect Le Corbusier 's humble hosiery factory in France was one of the first buildings designed with proportions based on his innovative Modulor system, and has recently been added to UNESCO's World Heritage List (+ slideshow). (more…)
  • AOL Real Estate - This guy is 'the next Warren Buffett'
    8/12/2016 @ 12:00 PM - This guy is 'the next Warren Buffett' try{document.getElementById("aol-cms-player-1").style.display="none";}catch(e){} Some phenomena happen so rarely that we'll wait years to see them, like the reappearance of Halley's Comet or the Detroit Lions winning their first Super Bowl. In the same vein, there are some visionaries who come along only once every few generations, leaving such a huge mark on business and popular culture, it's hard to imagine they could ever be matched. Think Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs and Warren Buffett. In the business world, Buffett - affectionately known as the Oracle of Omaha - is one of the biggest names in the 21st century, with an unerring, almost...
  • Salon - Real big government” and tyranny” in action: The Baltimore police are running amok and conservatives are silent
    8/12/2016 @ 11:53 AM - (Credit: AP/Patrick Semansky) In the United States, conservatives are obsessed with 'tyranny' and the threats to personal liberty and freedom posed by 'big government.' As such, they see threats to 'freedom' and 'democracy' in almost every area of American life. The Affordable Care Act is 'tyrannical.' Preventing discrimination against gays and lesbians is an 'assault' on the 'freedom' of Christians. Placing reasonable restrictions on firearms in the interest of public safety are tantamount to the actions of a 'dictatorship.' The vaguely defined bogeyman of 'political correctness' imperils individual 'freedom' and the 'right' to 'free speech.' Their favorite words and slogans also echo these anxieties about 'tyranny' and the merits of 'small government'. In his first inaugural speech...
  • RE Journals - Draper and Kramers Shruti Kumar named secretary of IREM Chicago Governing Council
    8/12/2016 @ 11:48 AM - Shruti Kumar Draper and Kramer, Incorporated  announced that Shruti Kumar , a senior property manager with the firm's multifamily property management division, has been appointed to serve on the 2017 Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) Chicago Governing Council as secretary. Currently, Kumar is senior property manager of Lake Meadows Apartments, where she oversees 1,869 rental units in the mixed-use community that includes four high-rise and five mid-rise towers on 70 acres in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood. Located between 31 st and 35 th streets, east of Martin Luther King Drive, the apartments offer city, park and lake views, and easy access to downtown Chicago via Lake Shore Drive. IREM is an international community of...
  • EV Grieve - EV Grieve Etc.: Good vibes at Thursday Kitchen; dog days of summer for the red-tailed hawks
    8/12/2016 @ 11:30 AM - [ Downpour photo from yesterday by Derek Berg ] High marks for Thursday Kitchen on East Ninth Street ( Gothamist ... previously ) Rivington House co-owner, Slate Property Group, facing new scrutiny ( The Lo-Down ) Operators of Vintage Thrift, a nonprofit that funnels its funds into organizations for low-income Lower East Siders, needs new warehouse space - soon ( DNAinfo ) NYC Best Pizza listicle includes Joe's on East 14th Street ( Gothamist ) "The Lost Arcade" - a documentary on the legendary Chinatown Fair arcade on Mott Street - opens today at the Metrograph on Ludlow Street ( Official website ) Another report on...
  • RE Journals - Mark Rose Mid-Year 2016 North America, U.K. and Germany Office Market Report
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  • Salon - Trump fine” with sending U.S. citizens accused of terrorism to Guantanamo
    8/12/2016 @ 11:03 AM - (Credit: The Telegraph) When President Obama recently expressed regret at failing to shut down the detention centers at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, saying I dont want to leave this to the next president,” Donald Trump was quick to rebuff the endeavor. This morning I watched President Obama talking about Gitmo,” Trump told a crowd gathered inside a Nevada casino back in February. Guantanamo Bay which by the way, we are keeping open! And were going to load it up with some bad dudes. Were going to load it up.” Trump then suggested that the Cuban government take over the facility and reimburse the US for paying rent.” Maybe in our deal with Cuba, we get...
  • Freshome - New Zealand's Black Door House Is Filled With Angled Light
    8/12/2016 @ 11:01 AM - The dominant center of MC Architecture Studio's Black Door House in Christchurch, New Zealand uses elements of modern art sculpture in its striking design.  Here, angled walls along the back have floor-to-ceiling glazing on each floor with a mix of different window pane sizes.  Above head, a winged roof hangs out providing shade and emphasizing the building's unique form. These irregular forms reflect the uneven curves of the hills, valley and shoreline visible from its numerous windows. A tall black modern doorway provides a dramatic entrance to the property.  The deep black contrasts nicely with light exterior walls and vertical wood paneling that lines a curved wall and leads you to...
  • Inhabitat - 19th century Dutch water tower refurbished as a modern office with a view
    8/12/2016 @ 11:00 AM - The water tower was originally designed by architect J. Kalff as part of the city's network of fortifications. Its role as the gate to the city center remains unchanged to this day. Its unique place in the Dutch architectural heritage is strengthened by the fact that it is the only water tower in the Netherlands with two flat-steel water reservoirs. BOEi commissioned ZECC architects to modernize the structure by introducing a mix of functions to its interior. The team came up with a design that included the installation of an elevator, additional floors and a new staircase leading to the top of the tower. The floors in the old water reservoirs ...
  • Gant Daily - Rios infamous green diving pool closed
    8/12/2016 @ 11:00 AM - The Olympic green pool saga has been through more twists and turns than the divers plunging into it. On Tuesday the diving pool was green. Then on Wednesday, the water polo pool also turned green. Now on Friday it appears that the diving pool has been closed to training altogether so as not to disturb the water and help it turn blue again. We confirm that diving training in Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre pool is canceled this morning,” said Rio 2016 spokesman Philip Wilkinson. The reason is that the water must be still so the pool can return to its blue color as soon as possible.” Instead, athletes will be dry training ...
  • Salon - An Olympic-sized gaffe: This newspapers apology, at least, gets a perfect 10
    8/12/2016 @ 10:55 AM - Simone Manuel; Michael Phelps (Credit: AP/Martin Meissner/Michael Sohn) Its actually quite simple - you make a mistake, like everybody does - and then other people point out that error and so you say youre sorry and then you fix it . And yet every day, millions of individuals and institutions and presidential candidates suffer from a debilitating condition called Inability to Apologize. So lets give a modest round of applause this week to San Joses The Mercury News, for at least hitting the bar of appropriate responsiveness after screwing up its initial coverage of Thursdays historic night for the U.S. Olympic swim team. It was an unprecedented evening. 31-year-old Michael Phelps, competing in his fifth...
  • RE Journals - Fannie May relocating regional distribution center to former Dominicks site in Northlake
    8/12/2016 @ 10:36 AM - Bridge Point Northlake building Newmark Grubb Knight Frank  completed a 77,885-square-foot, long-term lease for  Fannie May within Bridge Point Northlake , a 55-acre business park located at 575 Northwest Ave. in Northlake, Illinois. The site, owned by Bridge Development Partners, LLC, was formerly used as a Chicago-area distribution facility for Dominick's , though it has remained vacant since the grocer moved out of the campus in late 2014. Now, Fannie May, a chocolate and confections retailer and a subsidiary of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. founded in Chicago in 1920, plans to move into the new space in July 2017. In search for a more suitable space for its regional warehouse and distribution...
  • Bedford + Bowery - At Escaping Time, Pruno's Not the Only thing Handcrafted with Pride in Prison
    8/12/2016 @ 10:31 AM - (Flyer via Escaping Time”) Governors Island  is more than just another out-of-the-way-ish New York City nook. After years of abandonment, the islands only recently embarked on a steady climb towards reclamation and it remains largely stuck in the past, having missed out on years of the progress seen by the rest of the city while interned as an exclusive home for military officers, then a coast guard haven, before it was abandoned altogether in 1996, left to hang in an off-limits sort of limbo, with nature serving as its only developer. Fresh off the ferry, you might be only 800 yards from Lower Manhattan, but as you make your way inland, the Manhattan skyline starts to disappear, obscured by...
  • Gant Daily - Khan asks McCain to withdraw Trump support
    8/12/2016 @ 10:15 AM - Khizr Khan is calling on Sen. John McCain to withdraw his support for Donald Trump because of his comments about his son who was killed in Iraq. I implore Sen. McCain … I continue to implore all of the good Republicans who either support or are going to vote for their partys candidate, this will be a historic moment in the Republican Party,” Khan told Cronkite News Tuesday. If you publicly rebuked him, you will look back and you will stand tall in front of the nation,” he added. Khan, who has become one of the most successful critics of Trump, told the Arizona State University news service that McCain has been my and my familys hero”...
  • Fortune - Power Sheet: Could the RNC Turn Its Back on Donald Trump?
    8/12/2016 @ 10:14 AM - Writer Tory Newmyer (@ torynewmyer ) is filling in for Geoff Colvin this week. This is what a full-blown panic looks like. More than 75 Republicans, including former lawmakers and senior White House officials, have added their names to a letter urging the Republican National Committee to abandon Donald Trump , the Washington Post reports . Their argument is strategic: Trump is hurtling toward a devastating loss in the presidential race and the party should do what it can now to salvage its Congressional majorities by dedicating all of its resources to them instead. But it's also the latest in a series of brutal assessments of Trump's candidacy from GOP elders, who in the...
  • Fortune - Term Sheet - Friday, August 12
    8/12/2016 @ 10:05 AM - Friday Feedback This is Erin Griffith filling in for Dan Primack while he's on vacation. New York is melting, Dan returns next week, and the deals news is as slow as a Friday in August. In other words, time for some Friday Feedback. [ts_bullet_primary] First up is my column on AngelList's three billion-dollar exits: Kevin writes: Down the line, AngelList will have some massive unicorn power law returns where syndicates played at attractive entry points. However, if we estimate that the AL syndicate for Cruise was the Series A near a $100 million valuation, the syndicate for Dollar Shave Club was at a $500...
  • Daily Mail - The rise of the £20MILLION flatbut what do you get for your money?
    8/12/2016 @ 9:55 AM - Househunters looking for a £20million apartment require 24 hour concierges, underground parking as standard, with the option of separate staff quarters and even their own private swimming pool.
  • Gant Daily - Tim Kaine: How to make housing fair in America
    8/12/2016 @ 9:45 AM - I was a brand-new lawyer at a small firm in Richmond, Virginia. And fresh out of law school, as the rookie on the team, the pro-bono cases came to me. Thats how I met Lorraine. She was a young African-American woman. As she sat across the table, she told me how she had just graduated college, found a job, and was trying to move out of her parents home and start a life of her own. Lorraine saw an apartment advertised in the newspaper, called the number and arranged to meet the landlord. But as soon as he saw her in person, he said, Sorry, we just rented the place.” Something didnt feel right. So...
  • Inhabitat - North Korean construction workers fed crystal meth to accelerate skyscraper project
    8/12/2016 @ 9:29 AM - There are many ways to speed up a construction job, but project managers in North Korea are reportedly turning to a dangerous method to get workers to build faster. An inside source told Radio Free Asia that construction workers building a skyscraper in the capital city of Pyongyang are being fed crystal meth so they can work faster. In a country already well-known for severe human rights violations , this is devastating news. The builders in question are working on a 70-story building in the heart of North Korea's capital city, which is just one part of a 60-building development on Pyongyang's...
  • AOL Real Estate - 'American Idol' alum Jax discusses her cancer battle: 'I'm running, I'm healthy and working out'
    8/12/2016 @ 9:26 AM - 'American Idol' alum Jax discusses her cancer battle: 'I'm running, I'm healthy and working out' try{document.getElementById("aol-cms-player-1").style.display="none";}catch(e){} American Idol Season 14 alum Jax - who revealed this week that she has been battling thyroid cancer- has literally hit the ground running as she stares down the disease with a positive attitude and desire to get back to work. Dressed in a leather jacket and enjoying a healthy dinner at The Gusto Grill in her hometown of East Brunswick, New Jersey, the 20-year old tells Billboard she is not letting a little thing like cancer get in the way of her goals. As a matter of...
  • Fortune - Pokemoney Prevails
    8/12/2016 @ 9:07 AM - Good morning. Remember last August? It was a year ago yesterday that the Chinese central bank engineered a surprise 2% devaluation of the yuan, ultimately leading to a late summer's market panic . This columnist, along with others, suggested it could signal the beginning of a global economic slump. But yesterday, all three U.S. market indices - the S&P, the Dow, and the Nasdaq - hit record highs - the first such trifecta since 1999 . Even Brexit woes have been forgotten, and The Wall Street Journal this morning is speculating about a market "melt-up." ...
  • Brokers Weekly - NEW DEVELOPMENT: DoBro building launches leasing, Village condo 40 percent sold
    8/12/2016 @ 9:01 AM - ? AVALONBAY Leasing launched in Downtown Brooklyn AvalonBay Communities, Inc. announced the launch of leasing at Avalon Willoughby Square, 326 upscale rental apartment homes located in the heart of Downtown Brooklyn. The thoughtfully-designed residences occupy floors 31 to 58 in the 634-foot, 58-story apartment building. Residents of the high rise, which is anticipated to receive a LEED Silver rating, will have access to a host of unique amenities, such as an enchanted forest-themed children's playroom, gorgeous rooftop spaces with indoor and outdoor lounge areas, dog parks divided for breeds of different sizes, a pet spa with JOG A DOG treadmill, and private dining room with demonstration kitchen. Designed by SLCE Architects with interiors by CETRA/Ruddy, the 399-...
  • Inhabitat - Bowl-shaped stadium in the UAE uses smart design to stay naturally cool in searing heat
    8/12/2016 @ 9:00 AM - The 60,000-seat Mohammed bin Rashid Stadium will serve as the centerpiece of a new mixed-use sports complex in Dubai . The complex will also include training facilities, a practice pitch, warm-up areas, a 5,000-space car park, a museum, a multipurpose sports hall, retail, restaurants, and public parks. The stadium's elevated playing field will be FIFA-compliant. The mixed-use sports complex was developed as part of Dubai's 'Sports Innovation Lab' initiative that aims to make the UAE an international sports destination. Related: The world's new tallest tower moves forward in Dubai The bowl-shaped stadium and the playing field are elevated above ground level to create a shaded entry plaza below. The landscaping,...
  • Times Union - Ledger
    8/12/2016 @ 8:59 AM - Weekly applications for unemployment slip WASHINGTON - Slightly fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, a sign that layoffs are low and employers are probably adding new jobs. The Labor Department said that weekly unemployment aid applications declined 1,000 to a seasonally adjusted 266,000. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, rose 3,000 to 262,750. Applications are a proxy for layoffs and are at historically low levels. That suggests employers are confident enough in the economy to hold onto their staffs. At the same time, hiring has picked up: Employers added the most jobs in eight months in June and hiring was also healthy in July. The unemployment rate was 4.9 percent in both months....
  • Globe and Mail - Home prices rise 2% in July, driven by soaring Toronto, Vancouver markets
    8/12/2016 @ 8:55 AM - Home prices were up 10.9 per cent from a year earlier according to the Teranet-National Bank Composite House Price Index
  • Gant Daily - Rio 2016 Day 6: Simone Manuel makes history, Phelps gets 22nd gold
    8/12/2016 @ 8:15 AM - It was a night of triumph and history for the United States in two of the Olympics showcase sports at the Rio Games. Swimmers Michael Phelps and Simone Manuel stole the show at the pool Thursday night, and superstar gymnast Simone Biles became the fourth straight American woman to win gold in the individual all-around event and she has opportunities to earn more next week. Manuel entered the history books in multiple ways at once to start with, by becoming the first African-American female swimmer to win an individual Olympics event. The way in which the Stanford swimmer took gold in the womens 100-meter freestyle made for some Olympics magic, too: She and Canadas Penny...
  • Salon - Race, party politics and Trump: The theory that the billionaire is also destroying the Democratic Party is just bunk
    8/12/2016 @ 8:00 AM - Donald Trump (Credit: Reuters/Eric Thayer) Ever since Ronald Reagan enticed many traditionally Democratic white working class voters over to the Republican Party political observers have been intensely interested in what makes this particular faction tick. Indeed, one might even call it an obsession. There have been different ways of looking at this group over the years. The so-called Reagan Democrats were studied like a lost Amazonian tribe for decades,  most famously  by Democratic pollster Stan Greenberg who focused on one county in Michigan and found that these voters believed the Democratic party didnt care about their needs and instead were working on behalf of people of color, feminists, poor people and those who refused to...
  • Salon - Clinton courts the right: Attacking Trump as aberration rather than apotheosis gives Republicans a pass
    8/12/2016 @ 7:58 AM - Hillary Clinton (Credit: AP/Andrew Harnik) Donald Trump has made this election, like everything else, about Donald Trump. Hillary Clinton, happily skewering him as he blows up his campaign with ruinous attacks on fellow Republicans and myriad others, has zero problems with this. But critics on the left do, because by playing it safe Clinton is sending troubling if unsurprising signals about the agenda she will set as president, and also missing a historic opportunity to crush the Republican Party in a moment of acute vulnerability. Instead of aggressively making the case that Trump represents the worst of Republican greed and bigotry, she is inviting their leaders and donors to join her campaign en masse. 'Hes...
  • Daily Mail - Embrace the spirit of Brazil with dazzling colours, wild wallpapers and jungle prints
    8/12/2016 @ 7:52 AM - Interior designers are taking their cue from the Brazilian look and now want us all to have a touch of Rio in our homes. Here's how you can get the look.
  • Gant Daily - Donald Trump tries to walk back claim Obama founded ISIS: Sarcasm
    8/12/2016 @ 7:45 AM - Donald Trump on Friday attempted to walk back the widely criticized false claim he repeatedly made over the last two days that President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton were co-founders” of ISIS saying he was being sarcastic. Trump tweeted Friday morning that the media was missing his sarcasm. Ratings challenged @CNN reports so seriously that I call President Obama (and Clinton) the founder” of ISIS, & MVP. THEY DONT GET SARCASM?” Trump wrote. The tweet was the first move by Trump to moderate his comments, which he had repeated multiple times since he featured them in a speech Wednesday night and which came under fire from the Clinton campaign and many Democrats. Media outlets...
  • Gant Daily - Thailand rocked by eleven bombs in one day
    8/12/2016 @ 7:45 AM - Five provinces in Thailand have been hit by eleven bombings in less than a day, authorities say. At least four people have been killed and about 34 injured. No one has claimed responsibility for the blasts and its not clear if the bombings are connected. Thai police say theres no evidence the attacks are related to international terrorism. These incidents are different from the usual terrorism acts, they are more local sabotage on certain locations and provinces,” Deputy Police Spokesman Maj. Gen. Piyapan Pingmuang said at a news conference Friday. The series of blasts come days before the one year anniversary of the Erawan Shrine bombing, which killed 20 people, and five days after...
  • Gant Daily - Donald Trump tries to walk claim Obama founded ISIS: Sarcasm
    8/12/2016 @ 7:30 AM - Donald Trump on Friday attempted to walk back the widely criticized false claim he repeatedly made over the last two days that President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton were co-founders” of ISIS saying he was being sarcastic. Trump tweeted Friday morning that the media was missing his sarcasm. Ratings challenged @CNN reports so seriously that I call President Obama (and Clinton) the founder” of ISIS, & MVP. THEY DONT GET SARCASM?” Trump wrote. The tweet was the first move by Trump to moderate his comments, which he had repeated multiple times since he featured them in a speech Wednesday night and which came under fire from the Clinton campaign and many Democrats. Media outlets...
  • Gant Daily - 5 things for Friday, August 12: Thailand, Hillary Clinton, Olympics
    8/12/2016 @ 7:30 AM - Stopping the blasts. Predicting the storms. Making ancient history. Its Friday, and here are the 5 things you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. 1. Thailand Eleven bombings in five provinces. Four dead and 34 injured. All over two days. Thats the toll in Thailand, as officials scramble to figure out just what is going on. No one has claimed responsibility, and officials arent even prepared to say this is terrorism. Some believe it may be sabotage. In one of the bombings, the devices were hidden in tree pots. Many of the blasts occurred near areas popular with foreign tourists. ...
  • ArchDaily - Peter Cook, Patrik Schumacher lead list of Speakers at WAF 2016
    8/12/2016 @ 7:30 AM - via World Architecture Festival The program for the 2016 edition of the  World Architecture Festival (WAF)  has been announced. Being held from November 16-18 at the Arena Berlin , Germany , the festival will feature 3 days and 4 nights of events  including conferences, lectures and seminars, architect-led city tours and networking opportunities, as well as live critiques of the 411 projects shortlisted for the 2016 WAF Awards. An all-star list of speakers will include leading architectural figures such as Patrik Schumacher , Ole Scheeren  and  Peter Cook . This theme of this year's festival is 'Housing For Everyone.' Inspired by a variety of influences, markedly the condition of...
  • Quartz - I won $68,000 on daytime TV and learned three things about controlling high-stress situations
    8/12/2016 @ 7:00 AM - Andy Warhol once said that in the future, everyone will be famous for 15 minutes. My 15 minutes arrived in the summer of 2014, when I found out that I was going to be a contestant on ABC's Who Wants to Be A Millionaire. I got the call that I'd been picked for the show while I was at work. After quietly freaking out in my office for a good half hour, the panic started to set in. What if I embarrass myself on national television? What if my mind goes blank onstage? What if I completely waste my one-time shot at fame and fortune? I knew that a lot of what would...
  • ArchDaily - Uva Sol De Oriente / EDU
    8/12/2016 @ 7:00 AM - © Alejandro Arango Architects: EDU Location: Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia Area: 3719.0 sqm ...
  • Fortune - CEO Daily: Friday 12th August
    8/12/2016 @ 6:59 AM - Good morning. Remember last August? It was a year ago yesterday that the Chinese central bank engineered a surprise 2% devaluation of the yuan, ultimately leading to a late summer's market panic . This columnist, along with others, suggested it could signal the beginning of a global economic slump. But yesterday, all three U.S. market indices - the S&P, the Dow, and the Nasdaq - hit record highs - the first such trifecta since 1999 . Even Brexit woes have been forgotten, and The Wall Street Journal this morning is speculating about a market "melt-up." So should we conclude that all...
  • Inhabitat - 10 earth-sheltered villas blend in with the Tuscan landscape
    8/12/2016 @ 6:47 AM - The architects paid their respects to traditional Italian architecture while drawing inspiration from modern architecture for Le Ville di Trevinano, with an ultimate goal of minimizing the resort's impact on the environment. The earth sheltered villas at Le Ville de Trevinano are "pushed into" the Tuscan hills, which act as insulation so the villas won't freeze and are energy efficient. The villas draw power from the sun and are equipped to collect rainwater. Related: A unique community of modern green homes hug the desert floor in Utah Tuscan stone adorns the modern villas, which offer panoramic views of the hills with floor-to-ceiling windows. The villas include private patios and pools, and...
  • Gant Daily - Italian musician: Donald Trump is a blonde Berlusconi
    8/12/2016 @ 6:30 AM - In the eyes of Italian musician Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo, the rise of Donald Trump in America is reminiscent of the reign of Silvio Berlusconi the Italian billionaire tycoon, who served as Italys prime minister for a total of nine years, with his latest term ending in 2011. You know, we used to have Berlusconi in Italy and to me, Trump looks like a blonde Berlusconi,” Rifo, who is the founder of electro-dance punk formation, The Bloody Beetroots, told CNN. The Republican presidential nominee and the Italian media mogul turned politician are both known for their larger than life personalities, their skills in capturing the attention of the press and shaping narratives in the media. As...
  • AOL Real Estate - Donald Trump suggests US citizens could be sent to Guantánamo Bay
    8/12/2016 @ 6:15 AM - Donald Trump suggests US citizens could be sent to Guantánamo Bay try{document.getElementById("aol-cms-player-1").style.display="none";}catch(e){} Donald Trump , the Republican presidential nominee, indicated he may push for Americans suspected of terrorism to be tried in military tribunals in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, The Miami Herald reported on Thursday. The proposal would require an act of Congress, as under US law it's illegal to try US citizens at military commissions, the Herald noted. "I would say they could be tried there, that would be fine," Trump told the newspaper in an interview. "I know that they want to try them in our regular...
  • MacRumors - Apple Gets Approval for Irish Data Center Construction After Months of Objections
    8/12/2016 @ 6:04 AM - Following months of being repeatedly blocked by independent planning body An Bord Pleanála, Apple has finally been granted the go-ahead to build its massive data center in Galway County, Ireland (via Business Insider ). The Irish planning board reversed course on its earlier oppositions to the data center, "despite opposition from a number of individuals and local businesses," giving Apple permission to build just one data hall. Each time an extension of the property is to be made, Apple will have to reapply for permission with the local planning body. The original objections to the facility -- which will specifically be located in Derrydonnell Forest -- cited a worry over the local wildlife and...
  • The Guardian - Secret Trump voters reverse their support: 'He seems to be insane'
    8/12/2016 @ 6:00 AM - While nearly half have changed their minds about backing the Republican presidential nominee , many say they will still vote for the 'orange buffoon' Do the outrageous things Donald Trump says - from insinuating Hillary Clinton should be assassinated for her support of gun control to calling on Russia to hack Clinton's emails - change the minds of people who had planned to vote for him? Yes, actually - at least some of them. In the middle of primary season in February, the Guardian called for secret Trump voters to contact us and tell us why they were voting for Trump on the sly. More than 100 reached out - from yoga teachers...
  • Frugal Rules - 14 Ways to Save Money in Your 20s
    8/12/2016 @ 6:00 AM - I recently turned 29 years old , so I definitely cant deny that Im in my late 20s” now. Although my late 20s came with a few more wrinkles and a lot less sleep due to my children, the good news is that Ive learned so much more about how to save money and manage my finances than I ever knew in my early 20s. In the last decade I improved my understanding of the consequences of debt; when its good and when its not and how to climb out of it; how to start investing; the incredible importance of saving for retirement early on and so much more. In regards to that last point, here are some...
  • Realtor.com News - This Weeks Most Popular Home Has 11 Bedrooms for Only $115K
    8/12/2016 @ 6:00 AM - realtor.com When we see a listing with 11 bedrooms, were like luxury lab rats. Our minds are trained to look for the seven- or eight-digit price tag. Take Donald Trump s former Beverly Hills, CA, home. Listed this week , the 11-bedroom home on Rodeo Drive is selling for $30 million. Typical. But wait! The most-clicked home on realtor.com® this week comes with 11 bedrooms, but it isnt a million-dollar mansion. In fact, this Illinois house is listed for just a tick above $100,000. How is this even possible ? Well, its a former church, so youll have to get used to the stained-glass windows in your living room....
  • Fortune - Rio Olympics Offers Startling Look at Two Worlds of Health Care
    8/12/2016 @ 5:52 AM - Planning for the Olympic games stands tall in the pantheon of logistical nightmares. An estimated 480,000 people, tourists along with athletes, are flocking to 2016 host city Rio de Janeiro, clogging roads, hotels and healthcare systems. And for Brazil and 2016 host city Rio de Janeiro, the latter is an especially fraught task coming in the midst of a deepening economic recession , political crisis, and the epidemic of mosquito-borne Zika virus cases . So how does a developing country like Brazil deal with so many additional bodies that may potentially require care? It offers two very different classes of care with citizens receiving what they say is substandard care. Brazils health system is...
  • ArchDaily - Project Meganom's Yuri Grigoryan: 'Freedom is When You Realize that Anything is Possible'
    8/12/2016 @ 5:30 AM - Barn, Nikolo-Lenivets, Kaluga District, Russia, 2006. Image © Yuri Grigoryan Yuri Grigoryan  founded Project Meganom  in 1999 in Moscow with his partners Alexandra Pavlova, Iliya Kuleshov, and Pavel Ivanchikov. Together, the group all graduated from Moscow 's Architectural Institute, MArchI in 1991, the year of the Soviet Union's collapse, and then practiced at the studio of Moscow architect Alexander Larin. Today Project Meganom is headed by Grigoryan, Iliya Kuleshov, Artem Staborovsky, and Elena Uglovskaya, and keeps in close contact with the theoretical side of architecture: Grigoryan teaches at his alma mater and until recently he was the Director of Education at Strelka Institute , founded in 2009 under...
  • Mashable - Californian news site apologises for 'insensitive' headline about Simone Manuel
    8/12/2016 @ 5:21 AM - Simone Manuel has become the first African-American woman to win a gold medal in an individual Olympic swimming event. SEE ALSO: Simone Manuel overcome with emotion after historic swim for America But for a Californian paper that wasn't historic enough.  Mercury News, which brings the latest Silicon Valley and San Francisco Bay Area news, caused a backlash for their headline "Michael Phelps shares historic night with African-American":  The tweet was later deleted, but not before started comparing the blunder to a Donald Trump's boutade: Others attempted to explain it by blaming the recent wave of...
  • Quartz - A year after the Tianjin blast, public mourning and discussion about it are still censored in China
    8/12/2016 @ 5:13 AM - On Aug. 12 last year, at around 11:30pm, massive explosions rocked the port city of Tianjin in northeast China. Hundreds of firefighters rushed to the scene, but-not prepared for the chemical fires they encountered-ended up making the situation worse, with some losing their lives. The manmade disaster left a steaming black crater . The Tianjin warehouse explosion, one of the deadliest industrial accidents in decades in China, took a heavy toll on the country. More than 170 were dead or missing, over 300 buildings were damaged, and 10,000 cars were decimated . The total economic loss stands at $1.1 billion, according to Chinas cabinet . A crematory of thousands of cars....
  • ArchDaily - Five Houses / Weber Arquitectos
    8/12/2016 @ 5:00 AM - © Rafael Gamo Architects: Weber Arquitectos Location: Avandaro, Valle de Bravo, Mex., Mexico Project Architect: Fernando Weber ...
  • Salon - Trump out-crazied the crazies: 9 off-the-wall Republicans who cant get behind Trump
    8/12/2016 @ 4:59 AM - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the BB&T Center, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) (Credit: AP) This article originally appeared on AlterNet . Donald Trump has said some pretty outrageous things. So outrageous that several conservative pundits have disavowed or refused to support the Republican candidate in his election campaign against Hillary Clinton. Of course, the craziest aspect of hardline conservatives refusing to support Trump is that they themselves are guilty of engaging in some pretty off-the-wall rhetoric. Here's a rundown of the craziest conservative voices who (somehow) find Donald Trump too insane to handle. 1....
  • designboom - edward suzuki brings bali to japan with a villa in the heart of tokyo
    8/12/2016 @ 4:53 AM - drawing influences from the tropical island, the spacious family home features a curving, glass panel with japanese weeds sandwiched in-between that wraps around the façade. The post edward suzuki brings bali to japan with a villa in the heart of tokyo appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
  • Property Shark - The Fabulous Upper West Side Real Estate Story
    8/12/2016 @ 4:33 AM - To take away: the most expensive home ever sold here was a penthouse fit for a king: price paid – $88M! the largest home  is a century-old 11,500-square-foot mansion next to Riverside Park the UWS is one of the neighborhoods with the most permanent residences, percentage-wise: only 55% of all housing units are rentals , a low number for Manhattan Some local context Part fancy living, part culture enclave, the leisure and family-friendly Upper West Side has been a residential oasis for those who can afford it. More accessible compared to most of Lower Manhattan and Midtown , this neighborhood is seeped in...
  • ArchDaily - See Oscar Niemeyer's Unfinished Architecture for Lebanon's International Fair Grounds
    8/12/2016 @ 4:00 AM - Theater. International Fairgrounds of Tripoli / Oscar Niemeyer. Image © Anthony Saroufim On the grounds of the Tripoli International Fair (Rashid Karameh International Exhibition Center) in Lebanon , one finds one of the five largest exhibition centers in the world [1] . The 15 structures, designed by legendary Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer in 1963, remain unfinished due to the project's abandonment during the country's civil war in 1975. ...
  • Forbes - Sri Lanka's Colombo Port City: The Frontline Of China And India's Geopolitical Showdown
    8/12/2016 @ 3:48 AM - Colombo Port City, the biggest and most controversial infrastructure project in Sri Lanka's history, is either the staging ground for China and India's geopolitical battle or the place where the two powers come together to do business.
  • PrimeResi - Estate agency regulator issues warning on illegal 'portal juggling'
    8/12/2016 @ 3:47 AM - Estate agents indulging in “portal juggling” – relisting the same property over-and-over on portals to artificially drum up interest – have been warned that “they could be prosecuted and face a ban from working in the industry.” FURTHER READING How 'portal juggling' could be distorting London's new-build property market (April 2016)  
  • Luxury Daily - Currency fluctuation maintains Europe appeal, but African travel taking off: report
    8/12/2016 @ 3:16 AM - Four Seasons Johannesburg European mainstays are still the top fall and holiday travel destinations for affluent travelers, but African nations are picking up steam, according to Virtuoso travel network. Among luxury travelers, Italy, France and the United Kingdom are the top three destinations based on future bookings, but South Africa follows in fourth place. Understanding where the affluent are traveling can help hotels maintain market share and help retailers plan expansion to otherwise reach these consumers. Old destinations and new Rounding out the top 10 are Spain, Mexico, China, Australia, New Zealand and Israel. Travelers are taking advantage of the devaluation of the British pound, allowing them to explore the U.K. for cheaper than...
  • Gant Daily - Phuket, Hua Hin hit as Thailand rocked by eleven bombs in one day
    8/12/2016 @ 3:15 AM - Five provinces in Thailand have been hit by eleven bombings in less than a day, authorities say. At least four people have been killed and about 34 injured. No one has claimed responsibility for the blasts and its not clear if the bombings are connected. Thai police say theres no evidence the attacks are related to international terrorism. These incidents are different from the usual terrorism acts, they are more local sabotage on certain locations and provinces,” Deputy Police Spokesman Maj. Gen. Piyapan Pingmuang said at a news conference Friday. The series of blasts come days before the one year anniversary of the Erawan Shrine bombing, which killed 20 people, and five days after...
  • Financial Times - Call to end Australia's 'free trade mentality'
    8/12/2016 @ 3:04 AM - Wearing Made-in-Adelaide boots, Nick Xenophon talks China, jobs and Donald Trump
  • designboom - joão tiago aguiar envelops portuguese house with operable filigree screen
    8/12/2016 @ 2:46 AM - resembling a pattern of traditional portuguese tiles, the rear façade of the dwelling provides residents with privacy, security while filtering sunlight into the interior. The post joão tiago aguiar envelops portuguese house with operable filigree screen appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
  • PrimeResi - Westminster named 'London's most lenient borough' after approving 99% of new homes requests
    8/12/2016 @ 2:17 AM - Despite all the Brexit uncertainty, new home approvals in London unexpectedly rose to 6,310 in Q2 2016, with Westminster “soaring ahead” in terms of approvals and applications.
  • PrimeResi - Ten Projects from one of London's most creative luxury architecture & design firms
    8/12/2016 @ 1:58 AM - Multidisciplinary practice Studio Indigo has been the creative force behind some of the most innovative, individual and inspiring residential schemes of recent years. Marking ten years in the business, the team talks us through ten of their most memorable projects… Last year, Studio Indigo celebrated its tenth anniversary in typical quirky fashion, with a theatre […]
  • Gant Daily - Rio 2016 Day 6: Fiji gets first gold, Phelps gets 22nd
    8/12/2016 @ 1:45 AM - In 13 prior Summer Games and three appearances by lone athletes at the Winter Olympics Fiji was oh-fer. No medals. Not since becoming an IOC member in the 1950s. Well, get the trophy case ready because the mens rugby sevens team is bringing home gold. Sure, there are other rugby titles already on the Fiji resume, but to win the first gold medal ever handed out for rugby is an overwhelmingly special moment for the rugby-crazed nation. I was just thankful to the lord for blessing us and giving us an opportunity to win in a mega-sport arena like the Olympics,” captain Osea Kolinisau told reporters at a news conference that began...
  • PrimeResi - Tom Ford's hyper-stylish New Mexico ranch comes with a film set
    8/12/2016 @ 1:13 AM - A ranch just outside Santa Fe in New Mexico has come to market, asking a reported $75m. But this is no ordinary ranch; designed by world-renowned architect Tadao Ando and currently owned by international fashion maven Tom Ford, the sprawling 20,662 acre estate includes its own film set (Silverado Movie Town, where Silverado, Thor, Wild Wild West, and All the Pretty […]
  • PrimeResi - Singapore government mulls building HDB flats in prime areas to promote equality
    8/12/2016 @ 1:04 AM - Singapore’s National Development Minister Lawrence Wong said the government is considering building public flats in prime areas, like the planned Greater Southern Waterfront, in order to make the city accessible to all, writes PropertyGuru’s Romesh Navaratnarajah. This article first appeared on, and is reproduced with the kind permission of, propertyguru.com.sg Ramesh Navaratnarajah is Senior Editor at PropertyGuru
  • Inhabitat - Solar-powered Xinhee Design Center is inspired by human skin and bones
    8/12/2016 @ 1:00 AM - The office spaces are organized around a central atrium from which six structures extend out like arms. Each of the volumes, accommodating the offices of the group's six subsidiary brands, has its own research and office spaces, while still allowing inter-departmental collaboration. The thin, PTFE envelope is soft and flowing, and protects the interior while appearing delicate and open. Related: MAD completes undulating Harbin Opera House in China The atrium functions as a public space that visually connect the offices located on different levels of the building. This interaction extends to include the way offices spaces relate to the outside gardens. While the first floor is occupied mainly by...
  • ArchDaily - Ely Court / Alison Brooks Architects
    8/12/2016 @ 1:00 AM - © Paul Riddle Architects: Alison Brooks Architects Location: Kilburn Ln, London, United Kingdom Project Year: 2015 ...
  • Engadget - Experts believe DNC hackers are behind a larger plot
    8/12/2016 @ 12:58 AM - Although it's not the hack Donald Trump called for, security experts believe the same Russian hacking group allegedly responsible for leaking 20,000 Democratic party emails to WikiLeaks is also behind another attack that hints at an even larger Russi...
  • Gant Daily - Thailand: At least eight blasts hit three cities within hours
    8/12/2016 @ 12:30 AM - [Breaking news update, posted at 1:28 a.m. ET] Theres no evidence” a series of bombings in Thailand are related to international terrorism, says Deputy Police Spokesman Maj. Gen. Piyapan Pingmuang. These incidents are different from the usual terrorism acts, they are more local sabotage on certain locations and provinces,” Pingmuang said following at least eight blasts at three separate cities. There is no evidence that this is linked to international terrorism,” Pingmuang told a news conference Friday. He added that the blasts are not linked to the bomb attack at the Erawan Shrine in the capital, Bangkok, last year. [Previous story, published at 01:00 a.m. ET] ...

Thursday, August 11, 2016

  • ArchDaily - Three Nordic Refractions: the After Belonging Agency Discuss the Theme of the 2016 Oslo Trienniale
    8/12/2016 @ 12:00 AM - In May 2016, the After Belonging Agency discussed the theme of the forthcoming Oslo Architecture Triennale-entitled After Belonging: a Triennale In-Residence, On Residence, and the Ways We Stay In-Transit -as part of In Therapy , the exhibition of the Nordic Pavilion  at the 2016 Venice Biennale. The hour-long discussion, which also includes presentations by Shumi Bose and Füsun Türetken, begins with an in-depth description of how the Triennale intends to focus on the future challenges of migration by investigating how cities and architecture can react to large groups of people moving and resettling. Oslo  is Europe's fastest growing city and it is expected that, according to statistics, half of its population will consist...
  • Gant Daily - Thailand: At least six blasts hit two cities within hours
    8/11/2016 @ 11:45 PM - At least six explosions hit two Thai cities in a span of about 12 hours, police officials told CNN. Two bombs went off in the resort of Hua Hin Friday morning near the clock tower, a city landmark, according to Police Lieutenant Colonel Samoer Yoosumran. The bombs went off while we were working on site, they were not very far from each other,” Yoosumran said. Police have tightened security. We have set up check points and inspecting bags and other things.” Around 650 feet (200 meters) away, another two bombs exploded late Thursday as foreign tourists were leaving local bars to go back to their hotels, Yoosumran said. At least 11 people mostly foreign visitors...
  • ArchDaily - In Progress: Louvre Abu Dhabi / Jean Nouvel
    8/11/2016 @ 11:00 PM - © TDIC Architects: Jean Nouvel Location: Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates Project Year: 2016 ...
  • Gant Daily - Thailand tourists injured in double bombing at resort town
    8/11/2016 @ 10:15 PM - [Breaking news update, posted at 10:30 p.m. ET] At least one person was killed and four injured Friday after two blasts occurred in southern Thailands Surat Thani Province, according to Police Captain Chavalit Chanmornoi. The Friday explosions come after two bombs exploded in the resort town of Hua Hin late Thurdsay. [Previous story, posted at 10:13 p.m. ET] Two bomb blasts went off in the Thai resort town of Hua Hin as foreign tourists were leaving local bars to go back to their hotels late Thursday, a police official said. At least 11 people mostly foreign visitors were injured and a woman who had a...
  • Realty Biz News - Selling Your House: Breaking Down Your Key Costs and Financial Considerations
    8/11/2016 @ 9:59 PM - Selling your home can be a daunting prospect, but its even more alarming if you havent factored in the costs associated with the sale. Making a decision to sell without checking your costs first could end up costing you thousands of pounds if youre not careful. Before you finalise your decision to sell your home, take some time to ponder the reasons behind why you want to sell. Moving house costs more than most people expect. When you add the costs of selling your house to your moving costs, its easy to spend far more than you intended. Here is a quick guide to some considerations and costs to take into account if youre thinking...
  • BuzzFeed - 49 Things Frank Ocean Is Probably, Maybe Doing Instead Of Releasing His Album
    8/11/2016 @ 9:31 PM - Give him a break. Hes busy, you know? Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images / BuzzFeed 1. Livestreaming a blank wall. 2. Writing Beyonce fan mail. 3. Trying to get the tornado out of his room. 4. Attempting to locate the final episodes of R Kelly,s Trapped in the Closet. 5. Massaging James Blake,s throat muscles for another day of assisting him in the studio. 6. Playing Candy Crush on the toilet. 7. Changing his name to Dank Potion. 8. Learning to play "Thinking ‘Bout You" on...
  • Gant Daily - Trump: Fine with trying US citizens in military courts
    8/11/2016 @ 9:30 PM - Donald Trump said in an interview Thursday that he would support trying US citizens suspected of terrorism in military tribunals a controversial proposal that would likely be challenged as unconstitutional. The Republican presidential nominee told the Miami Herald that he doesnt at all” like the idea of trying terrorist suspects in the civilian court system, even though US citizens are constitutionally entitled to due process. He added that he would be fine” with trying US citizens in military tribunals at Guantánamo Bay, the US naval base that is also home to a military prison housing captured terror suspects. Trump addressed the Guantánamo Bay detention center, climate change and the Zika virus in a wide-ranging interview with...
  • Quartz - Chinas new car-eating,” traffic-straddling bus is a safety disaster in the making
    8/11/2016 @ 8:54 PM - Nearly 40 years ago, US architects Craig Hodgetts and Lester Walker envisioned for New York City an elevated, wide-body bus” that straddles ordinary road traffic. The radical idea garnered some media attention but never became a reality-until, that is, this month in Chinas Hebei province. Sort of, anyway. Beijing-based TEB Technology Development took its transit-elevated bus (TEB) on its first road test in the city of Qinhuangdao on Aug. 2, reported state newswire Xinhua . China conducts road test for homegrown transit elevated bus that can carry 300 people https://t.co/Q8II4YcbMA pic.twitter.com/aHz3tTJiwh - China Xinhua News (@XHNews) August 2, 2016 It differs...
  • Quartz - After three-plus years of bureaucratic wrangling, IKEA has broken ground on its first store in India
    8/11/2016 @ 8:32 PM - Its been three long years, but the worlds largest furniture retailer, IKEA, has finally started construction on its first store in India. The 400,000-square-foot store in Hyderabad, in the southern state of Telangana, will open in 2017 and carry 7,500 products. The restaurant on site will serve Swedish specialties, as well as Indian foods such as Biryani, a rice dish that is wildly popular in the state. The store is expected to attract 5 million to 6 million customers every year. This is a big milestone for us today and all of us are very proud that the first IKEA store in India seems very close to reality now,” Juvencio Maeztu, chief executive officer for...
  • Gant Daily - Baltimores Justice Department report no surprise to residents
    8/11/2016 @ 8:15 PM - It took the Justice Department 164 pages to chronicle what Baltimore resident Alethea Booze said she has known all her life: Cops routinely abuse the citys majority African-American community. Ive seen them search the fellows,” Booze, who lives a few doors from where Freddie Gray was arrested before his eventual death in police custody, said of the police. Ive seen them push them down. It can be 10, 20 degrees and they will make them sit on that sidewalk. They will pull their pants down and they dont care if you was outside, if Im outside, kids outside. … I would say thats not right. You shouldnt do that and they tell me, if I dont...
  • Gant Daily - National security official states support for Clinton over Trump
    8/11/2016 @ 7:45 PM - Ret. Maj. Gen James Spider” Marks said Thursday that Hillary Clinton will do a better job defending the country and the Constitution than Donald Trump. What I care about is national security first and foremost,” Marks, a CNN military analyst, told CNNs Erin Burnett on Erin Burnett OutFront.” This is first and foremost. Its the job of the president of the United States, of our commander in chief, to defend the Constitution. I want that done right. I think that Hillary Clinton will do that better than Donald Trump.” He said that he is planning to vote for Clinton for president in November. I made that decision,” he said. I have been wrong so many times …...
  • Fortune - 'Trump' Totally Beats 'Clinton' When It Comes to Email Scams
    8/11/2016 @ 7:41 PM - Its getting rough out there for Donald Trump: His poll numbers are in free fall with women, he is in fourth place with African-American voters, and even Republicans are getting cold feet about their Presidential nominee. But a survey shows theres one constituency (outside of the white supremacists he retweets ) among whom he has an indomitable lead. According to security firm Proofpoint, the people who send spam and other types of email rip-offs invoked Trumps name over his that of his rival, Hillary Clinton, by a huge margin. The company analyzed tens of thousands of suspicous messages targeted at its corporate clients, and found the senders were 169 times more...
  • Fortune - Barcelona Steps Up Crackdown on Airbnb, Threatens Further Fines
    8/11/2016 @ 7:03 PM - Authorities in Barcelona have stepped up a crackdown on homes illegally rented out to tourists via homesharing websites such as Airbnb airbnb , ordering hundreds to be removed from listings and hitting firms with a fine, while threatening more in the future. Barcelona is not the only European city to take a swipe at Airbnb, which has rapidly expanded across the globe and often come into conflict with local rules. This year, Paris conducted raids on illegally sub-letted apartments and Berlin imposed a ban on owners renting out entire properties. Barcelonas town hall said on Wednesday it would fine both Airbnb and fellow online rental firm, Homeaway, 60,000 euros...
  • Wallpaper - Timber treasure: architect Teemu Hirvilammi completes his family home in Finland
    8/11/2016 @ 7:00 PM - When architects talk about their projects, the conversation invariably turns to the challenges of the brief and how these were resolved. For Teemu Hirvilammi, building his own house was fraught with unrealistic goals. 'You want to try new techniques, use less space and build on a lower budget,' says the Finnish architect. 'It's only when you change the goal to simply one of building a good house, and nothing more, that the puzzle is solved.' Hirvilammi's family home sits on a narrow wedge-shaped block in Kivistönmäki, a residential quarter about 350km north of Helsinki. You get the sense that the choice of location was a practical one - his children's school is nearby, as are the grandparents and the...
  • Wallpaper - Good vibrations: Snohetta unveils landscape designed for MAX IV laboratory
    8/11/2016 @ 7:00 PM - Designing the landscape for a high-performance synchrotron radiation laboratory is as difficult as it sounds, but international architecture and design practice Snohetta have made it look rather simple.  To balance the high tech within - the Fojab Arkitekter-designed laboratory houses two new next-generation particle accelerators - Snohetta have chosen to take a rather low-tech approach with their landscape design. Opening its doors last week, the advanced research laboratory MAX IV, a national centre operated jointly by the Swedish Research Council and Lund University, is the first structure of the future 'Science City' taking shape in the Brunnshög area northeast of Lund.  Using a (seemingly) simple, albeit highly effective, wave field landscape, the architects help mitigate ground vibrations from the neighbouring highway that would...
  • Wallpaper - Art star: photographer Arnaud Lajeunie on his W* September cover and Louvre-Lens shoot
    8/11/2016 @ 7:00 PM - For our September (W*210) style special shoot, we're looking at life through a lens as we make an impression at the Louvre's sister gallery in northern France. We sat down with Paris-based photographer Arnaud Lajeunie to weigh in on the concept behind the shapely fashion story - entitled 'Art star' - that also took pride of place on our limited edition cover . W*: What was the idea behind the gallery concept? Arnaud Lajeunie: Interesting question, as there was no 'concept', just an impulse. Concepts are something serious, I think we just had a will to explore that special place. What about the gallery appealed as a location? For instance, it...
  • Wallpaper - Buena Vista Culture Club: following Chanel's foray, W* explores a Cuban creative revolution
    8/11/2016 @ 7:00 PM - Number 8 Calle Este, between 37th and Parque, in Havana, is a significant address in the history of the Cuban revolution. The whitewashed house used to belong to Rene Vallejo. His books still line the shelves. One is called Communist Guerrilla Warfare . Another is uncannily prophetic. It is named Ironies of History. Vallejo was a doctor who fought alongside Fidel Castro in his rebel army and became the Cuban leader's personal physician after the Communists overthrew dictator Fulgencio Batista in 1959. When the spoils of the revolution were divided up, Vallejo got one of the biggest houses in one of the most fashionable neighbourhoods of the capital, Nuevo Vedado. Today, the four-storey structure plays...
  • Dezeen - Lake cabin by Sini Kamppari features slatted timber walls and a projecting terrace
    8/11/2016 @ 7:00 PM - This small wooden cabin by London-based architect Sini Kamppari perches among trees on a granite ridge, offering views of a lake in southeast Finland  (+ slideshow). (more…)
  • Salon - Decoding Obamas playlist: Inside his summer jams, a hint of what well miss most about him
    8/11/2016 @ 6:59 PM - Barack Obama; Clockwise, from top left: Courtney Barnett, The Beach Boys, Prince, Pharrell Williams. (Credit: AP/Jacquelyn Martin/Barry Brecheisen/David J. Phillip/Reuters/Dylan Martinez) Presidents define themselves in all different ways, and with only a few months left in office, President Obama has  dropped a summer playlist  (or rather, two - one for daytime listening and one for the evening) that will be among his final statements before leaving office. Obama has seen his approval ratings go higher than usual this year, and he's been in a don't-give-a-damn phase of his presidency, but few politicians do anything without calculating how it will land. This release, for instance, may've been timed to head off Donald Trump's accusation that Obama...
  • Re/code - Full transcript: Kara Swisher and Lauren Goode talk Verizon's Yahoo acquisition on Too Embarrassed to Ask
    8/11/2016 @ 6:26 PM - 'People care about Yahoo, even if they don't use it.' On a recent episode of Too Embarrassed to Ask , Recode's Kara Swisher and The Verge's Lauren Goode discussed what happens to Yahoo now that it's set to be scooped by by Verizon . You can read some of the highlights from their discussion at that link, or listen to it in the audio player above. Below, we've posted a lightly edited complete transcript of their conversation. If you like this, be sure to subscribe to Too Embarrassed to Ask on iTunes , Google Play Music , TuneIn or Stitcher ....
  • The Real Deal - New panelists to join The Real Deal in Shanghai
    8/11/2016 @ 6:01 PM - News of Chinese investment in U.S. real estate continues to roll in this week, with highlights including Xinyuan Real Estates $66 million purchase of a Flushing development site, Extells score of Chinese investment firm Shanghai Municipal Investment as an equity partner in Central Park Tower, and Joe Sitts pronouncement that despite a lull at the start of the year, Chinese interest is back, big time. The Real Deal has once again taken note, and were heading back to China this November for our second … [more]
  • ArchDaily - Saleh Barakat Gallery / L.E.FT Architects
    8/11/2016 @ 6:00 PM - © Ieva Saudargaite Architects: L.E.FT Architects Location: Beirut, Lebanon Design Team: Ana Conchan, Alex Palmer, Valeria Fervorari, Rafah...
  • AOL Real Estate - Rio may be in an economic hangover when the Olympics party is over
    8/11/2016 @ 5:57 PM - Rio may be in an economic hangover when the Olympics party is over try{document.getElementById("aol-cms-player-1").style.display="none";}catch(e){} 350,000 spectators from around the world have flocked to Rio for the Olympic Games. But many believe that's not enough to pull Brazil out of the longest recession in its history. The Games have been estimated to cost Brazil at least $4.6 billion, which is less than the cost of the London 2012 and Sochi 2014 Olympics. But, it is still a lot for a country that has been in an economic recession since the 1930s. SEE MORE: Everything you need to know about the Summer Olympics ...
  • Gant Daily - The Weeknd donates $250,000 to Black Lives Matter
    8/11/2016 @ 5:30 PM - The Weeknd has just made a substantial donation to the Black Lives Matter Network. The 26-year-old singer, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, donated $250,000 to the organization, according to his representatives. In July, he tweeted his support for Black Lives Matter: Enough is enough. its time to stand up for this. we can either sit and watch, or do something about it. the time is now. #blacklivesmatter.” The Black Lives Matter Network was founded in 2012 after the death of Trayvon Martin. The creators of the hashtag, #BlackLivesMatter, subsequently created the organization. They now have over 30 chapters across the United States. Drake, Beyonce and Jay Z have also been been vocal about the movement on...
  • Zillow - House of the Week: Groucho Marx's Former Digs in Los Angeles
    8/11/2016 @ 5:17 PM - Go, and never darken my towels again.” If Groucho Marx ever actually delivered that line to a guest, it could easily have been in this Los Angeles home, where he lived in the 1940s. The 5-bedroom, 4-bath Cape Cod has been remodeled, but you can still picture him leaning on the fireplace mantle with a cigar in his mouth, speed-muttering a witty phrase. The Marx brother famously never wanted to join any club that would have him as a member, which is just as well, because this home now on the market for $4.549 million is closer to The Roxy Theatre and Whisky A Go-Go on the Sunset Strip than to a country club. ...
  • Gant Daily - Trump Tower climber: Who is Stephen Rogata?
    8/11/2016 @ 5:15 PM - Whatever his intentions, Stephen Rogata had arrived to borrow a famous Trumpism bigly. For three harrowing hours, the young Virginian soared high above the scorching streets of midtown Manhattan. The 19-year-old precariously hauled his thin frame up the side of Trump Tower on Wednesday afternoon. He methodically positioned suction cups above his head as he ascended the facade of the 68-story glass behemoth. He stopped pedestrian and motor traffic along Fifth Avenue near Central Park. Onlookers chronicled the climb with cell phones and cameras. Every foot of the ascent lifted Rogata to a new level of social media stardom. Millions witnessed his daredevil stunt as multiple cable networks like CNN, MSNBC and...
  • Buzz Buzz Home - These six Ottawa museums are architectural marvels
    8/11/2016 @ 5:12 PM - Not only do these cultural institutions hold a substantial amount of Canadian history and culture, but the structures themselves have earned international acclaim.
  • designboom - rei mitsui architects adds arched-frame structure to building renovation in tokyo
    8/11/2016 @ 5:05 PM - the arch is made of woven shapes that result from the structural analysis where the diameter of each stripe transforms smoothly to follow the internal stress. The post rei mitsui architects adds arched-frame structure to building renovation in tokyo appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
  • Fortune - Hillary Clinton Says Trump Policies Would Cost Nearly 3.4 Million Jobs. Is She Right?
    8/11/2016 @ 5:02 PM - If you hear Hillary Clinton tell it, even hardcore Republicans think Donald Trumps economic plan would be a disaster. During a speech on the economy Thursday in Michigan, Clinton cited the research of Mark Zandi, Chief Economist with Moodys Analytics, who Clinton described as a former advisor to Senator John McCain. Clinton said that Zandi predicts Donald Trumps economic policies would cost the economy 3.4 million jobs relative to current law. Her own plan would create 10 million jobs, again Clinton says, according to Zandi. Thats a difference of nearly 13.4 million jobs over ten years, or roughly 111,666 jobs per month. So can we really trust these numbers? Not entirely. The first exaggeration that Clinton makes...
  • Luxury Portfolio - Luxury Portfolio International® Releases Latest Magazine: New edition focuses on the changing marketplace for luxury estates
    8/11/2016 @ 4:53 PM - The home is a representation of your lifestyle. Whether a sleek Mediterranean beach home or a historic colonial estate, it reflects your unique personal preferences and desires. At Luxury Portfolio, it's our passion to connect you with stunning properties and luxury trends that speak to those desires. We are proud to have marketed over 50,000 of the world's most exquisite residences last year on our award-winning website, luxuryportfolio.com. In this issue of the Luxury Portfolio Magazine, we share some of the most striking properties on the market with unique design elements and architectural features.
  • Fortune - Fact Checking Hillary Clinton's Economic Speech
    8/11/2016 @ 4:50 PM - Hillary Clinton gave a major economic speech in Michigan Thursday, ripping into Donald Trumps own economic proposals and contrasting it with her own vision. Speaking at Futuramic Tool & Engineering, a manufacturing facility, Clinton spoke of the need for combining robust public sector investment with increased government spending on job creation. "Even conservative experts say Trump's agenda will pull our economy into recession," she said. Here we fact check three key assertions Clinton made. 1. Her position of free trade Clinton quote: The answer is to finally make trade work for us, not against us. so my message to every worker in Michigan and across America is this: I will...
  • Gant Daily - No, Obama was not the founder of ISIS
    8/11/2016 @ 4:45 PM - At a rally in Florida on Wednesday, Donald Trump described President Obama as the founder” of ISIS, going on to say the terrorist organization is honoring President Obama.” Really? On Thursday on CNBC he amplified these comments, saying Hillary Clinton was the co-founder” of ISIS. Like so much else that Trump has said, these claims are false. The founder of ISIS is Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, a shadowy Iraqi cleric who President Obama is doing everything in his power to kill. Trump has claimed he knows more about ISIS than Americas leading generals. Clearly this is also total nonsense; he doesnt seem to have done the slightest thing to educate himself about ISIS. In...
  • Fortune - Shake Shack Is Giving Away Free Burgers at All Its Locations
    8/11/2016 @ 4:17 PM - This is not a drill. To celebrate the opening of its 100th location at the Boston Seaport, Shake Shack shak is giving away free burgers to the first 100 guests at all its locations on Tuesday August 16, the company said . All Shake Shack restaurants in the U.S. will open at 10:30 a.m. that day. The promotion ends at 12 p.m. and excludes stadiums and ballparks. CEO Randy Garutti called the 100th store opening an "epic milestone." "We're overwhelmed by the love and enthusiasm from our fans around the world, and this moment wouldn't be...
  • AOL Real Estate - Flight attendant adopts stray dog who waited for 6 months outside her hotel
    8/11/2016 @ 4:15 PM - Flight attendant adopts stray dog who waited for 6 months outside her hotel try{document.getElementById("aol-cms-player-1").style.display="none";}catch(e){} If you're looking for proof that fairytale endings exist, then look no further. Flight attendant Olivia Sievers has officially adopted a stray dog who waited outside her Argentinian hotel for six months. Sievers told NoticieroTrece that while she was on a business trip, she stopped to feed and play with the homeless pup as she was walking back to her hotel in Buenos Aires. After that, he refused to ever leave her. "I tried to change my way because I didn't want that he follow me back to the...
  • Curbed - Central Park Tower's condos will hit the market this year
    8/11/2016 @ 4:06 PM - Big things are ahead for the city's tallest residential building The market for ludicrously pricey trophy homes in New York City is drying up but Extell, never one to follow the crowd, is moving right along with its plans for New York City's tallest residential building. Today in a press release, the One57 developer announced that sales for Central Park Tower will launch later this year. The move confirms that the 1,550-foot condo won't be following the lead set by its neighbor at 111 West 57th Street, where sales were put off until next year amid a slowing market. It's a power move and ever-more proof that Extell's gonna Extell. The...
  • ArchDaily - Shakin' Stevens Residence / Matt Gibson Architecture + Design
    8/11/2016 @ 4:00 PM - © Shannon McGrath Architects: Matt Gibson Architecture + Design Location: Melbourne VIC, Australia Area: 200.0 sqm ...
  • Dezeen - Wilkinson Eyre's Arenas Cariocas form the largest venue at Rio's Barra Olympic Park
    8/11/2016 @ 4:00 PM - Rio 2016: London architecture firm Wilkinson Eyre has created a trio of conjoined venues to host a range of indoor events at this month's Olympic games (+ slideshow). (more…)
  • Houzz - Houzz Tour: A Tiny House Packed With Style (14 photos)
    8/11/2016 @ 4:00 PM - This tiny house combines the ease of building a model home with the option of avoiding a cookie cutter structure. It's a customized version of the Loft model from Mint Tiny House, a company near Vancouver that builds microstructures on trailer frames. The owners of this house transported it to ...
  • Gant Daily - Hillary Clinton vows to slap tariffs on trade cheaters
    8/11/2016 @ 3:45 PM - Hillary Clinton is suddenly sounding a lot like Donald Trump, at least on trade. For months, Trump has slammed U.S. trade deals with Mexico and South Korea as horrible” and disastrous.” He wants to fix them by placing hefty fines known as tariffs on goods coming into the U.S. from foreign countries that dont play fair. Now, Clinton says shes ready to impose tariffs too. In a speech Thursday, Clinton said China and other countries have gamed the system for too long.” She vows to crack down. When countries break the rules, we wont hesitate to impose targeted tariffs,” she told the crowd at a manufacturing plant in Warren, Michigan. She also...
  • Zillow - Two Former Donald Trump Homes Hit the Market
    8/11/2016 @ 3:36 PM - Heres an interesting study in before and after although technically, both these homes fall into the after” side of Donald Trumps chronology. The presidential hopeful spent his early childhood in this first home, located in the Jamaica Estates section of Queens in New York City. Now on the market for $1.55 million , it was built by Trumps father, a local real estate developer and landlord, according to listing agent Howard Kaminowitz of Laffey Fine Homes . "We hope to sell before the election," he said. The house is a bargain for a large family.” Gracious though it is, the 2,000-square-foot home has no sweeping marble entrances or gold-plated fixtures. Its a 5-bedroom, 4.5-bath family...
  • RE Journals - Cushman & Wakefield names Paul Krimm managing principal of Columbus office
    8/11/2016 @ 3:36 PM - Paul Krimm Cushman & Wakefield announced that Paul Krimm  has been named managing principal for the firm's Columbus office. Thomas McGarity, who has served as Managing Principal the past four years, will continue to play an important role as a producer with a focus on Occupier Services. Krimm will provide leadership for all Columbus service lines. Additionally, he will maintain his leadership role for the firm's Asset Services and Project and Development Services groups. His priorities will include new business development, operational excellence, community/civic leadership and recruitment of top brokerage and property management talent. Since 2005, Krimm has played a key role in establishing the Columbus office. His responsibilities have included...
  • Salon - Capitalizing on stupidity: Today, Trump called Obama a terrorist - something hes being doing quietly since 2011
    8/11/2016 @ 3:21 PM - Barack Obama, Donald Trump (Credit: Reuters/Yuri Gripas/Carlo Allegri/Photo montage by Salon) Donald Trump has transgressed political norms without consequence for most of his campaign. He appeared to have crossed a line, however, with his attacks on the Khan family two weeks ago. Suddenly, fence-sitting Republicans like Sen. Susan Collins and Rep. Adam Kinzinger decided to abandon ship. Even Trump supporters like Newt Gingrich fumbled for defenses of his behavior. It was sufficiently bad that the Trump campaign began pushing rumors about an imminent 'pivot.' Trump was finally ready to get serious and feign decency. To prove it, he read from hand-held scripts at rallies last...
  • WBALTV - Craft beer made this home brewer a billionaire
    8/11/2016 @ 3:20 PM - Ken Grossman is living the dream. He turned his home brewing hobby into an international business, making a fortune along the way. Since bottling its first Pale Ale in 1980, Grossman's Sierra Nevada Brewing Company has grown into the third largest cr...
  • Brokers Weekly - Study: Real estate tech startups are on the decline
    8/11/2016 @ 3:17 PM - By Ashkan Zandieh, founder and CEO, Falkon Entrepreneurship in real estate tech seems to have gone the way of Greece's economy - dramatic decline. A quick glance at real estate tech startup launches over the past few years tells the bigger story. Here's a look at some of the numbers: Real estate tech has felt the hit globally. A recent study conducted by Falkon shows that from 2012 to 2015, 282 real estate tech startups, on average, were launched each year. That number fell to a meek 69 in 2015-2016. In just a few short years, the real estate tech industry took a hit of a 75.5 percent decrease. The numbers...
  • Inhabitat - Foster + Partners, UNStudio, Morphosis among 10 firms competing to design manmade eco-island
    8/11/2016 @ 3:03 PM - A Chinese airline has launched a design competition for a very special (and ambitious) eco-island located in Haikou Bay, Hainan. Ten top architectural firms from different countries are vying for the chance to design the master plan and buildings for the South Sea Pearl Eco-Island , which is envisioned as a tourist destination with hotels and residences, attractions, and space for two cruise ships to dock. China Building Center is organizing the international design competition for Hainan Airlines Group, and it has tapped Vicente Guallart, former chief architect of Barcelona and director of Guallart Architects , to develop a strategic vision for...
  • ArchDaily - Shenyang Taoxian International Airport Terminal 3 / CNADRI
    8/11/2016 @ 3:00 PM - Courtesy of CNADRI Architects: China Northeast Architectural Design and Research Institute Location: Taoxian International Airport, Shenyang, Liaoning Province, China ...
  • Times Union - Peace heals businesses in Ferguson-area riot zones
    8/11/2016 @ 3:00 PM - ST. LOUIS - Insurance agent Will Bates used to have trouble getting people to visit the Just Insurance office on West Florissant Avenue in Dellwood, a neighboring town of Ferguson. "People used to call and say, 'Where are you located?' We'd tell them and they'd say, 'No. I'm not going down there,'" he said. That was in the aftermath of the riots of 2014, when protest over a police shooting exploded in spasms of looting, burning and gunfire stretching through August, with a repeat riot Thanksgiving week. The building next to Bates' office burned to rubble. But 20 months of peace have erased much fear. Customers aren't reluctant to come anymore. "I'd say it's getting back to...
  • Dezeen - Patricia Urquiola designs colourful Milan outpost for Room Mate Hotels chain
    8/11/2016 @ 3:00 PM - Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola has filled new Milan hotel Room Mate Giulia with a colour clash of custom furniture from Italian brand Cassina (+ slideshow). (more…)
  • designboom - 8 eye-catching examples of modernist brazilian architecture
    8/11/2016 @ 3:00 PM - with the rio olympics well underway, we take a look at some of the country's most eye-catching structures. The post 8 eye-catching examples of modernist brazilian architecture appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
  • Fortune - Here's Why Your Facebook Timeline Is Suddenly Full of Hillary Clinton Supporters
    8/11/2016 @ 2:43 PM - Courtney Bugler has considered herself a "diehard" Democrat since the sixth grade, when she--in the role of 1988 Democratic presidential nominee Michael Dukakis--won her elementary school debate tournament (unlike the real Dukakis, who lost the election to George H.W. Bush). "I just love politics," says the Atlanta-based 39-year-old. Yet Bugler, who ran for her high school's student council every year, was voted most likely to be president by her classmates, and describes herself as someone who doesn't keep her opinions to herself, has spent most of this election season in silence. "I didn't post about it, I didn't talk to family or friends about it," she says. "I just couldn't fight this battle." Hearing Bugler, who...
  • Gant Daily - Clinton: I will stamp out the Trump loophole
    8/11/2016 @ 2:30 PM - Hillary Clinton lambasted Donald Trumps economic plans in a speech Thursday as nothing more than a huge tax break for himself, labeling tax cuts he proposed earlier this week as the Trump Loophole.” Throughout her speech on the floor of a factory north of Detroit, Clinton accused Trump of using his presidential campaign to boost wealthy people like himself, looking to drive home a message that the only person Trump is looking out for is Trump. He would give trillions in tax cuts to big corporations, millionaires, and Wall Street money managers,” Clinton said. In his speech on Monday, he called for a new tax loophole lets call it the Trump Loophole.” She added, It...
  • AOL Real Estate - Here are 9 of the craziest celeb items that have been auctioned off online
    8/11/2016 @ 2:20 PM - Here are 9 of the craziest celeb items that have been auctioned off online Fans have done some cray stuff for celebs, this we all know. SEE ALSO: Padma Patil from 'Harry Potter' grew up to be an absolutely stunning human being However, what exactly was the absolute craziest? Lucky for you (and thanks to Buzzfeed ), we jotted down the nine craziest celeb items that have been auctioned off online! 9.) Someone thought it was a good idea to bring a mason jar to the " Mr. & Mrs. Smith " premiere, and capture Brad and Angelina's air molecules as they passed. ...
  • Fortune - Americans Are Still Giving Up Their Citizenship at Record Rates
    8/11/2016 @ 2:18 PM - Wave bye-bye to Aaron Adkins and William Acheson. Say so long to Elena Zona and Sheila Zyngier. Those names are the start and end of a long list of former Americans who turned in their passports during the second quarter of the year. All told, those four people and 500 Americans renounced their citizenship last quarter, compared to 461 during the same period in 2015. The increase, which comes after 1,158 Americans turned in their passports during the first quarter, means the U.S. is on track to set another record for what the U.S. Treasury Department calls Individuals who have chosen to expatriate.” To put this in context, fewer than 300 people chose to cease being...
  • RE Journals - Associated Bank arranges $72.5M in financing for new Lincoln Park condo development
    8/11/2016 @ 2:06 PM - Associated Bank recently announced the completion of syndicated financing in the amount of $72.5 million for the construction of Webster Square Condominiums , a project of Sandz Development Company. Webster Square Condominiums will be located at 540 West Webster Avenue in Chicago, across from OZ Park in the Lincoln Park neighborhood at the intersection of Lincoln Avenue, Webster Avenue and Geneva Terrace. The twelve-story, 95-unit upscale building will feature a wide variety of unique condominium floor plans ranging from one to four bedrooms sized at just over 900 square feet to more than 3,100 square feet. The development will also include eight adjacent single-family home sites along Grant Place. Completion is anticipated in early...
  • Houzz - World of Design: A Cool Place to Call Home (16 photos)
    8/11/2016 @ 2:00 PM - In a radical departure from the baking-hot, tin-roofed living quarters endured by ranch hands and shearers on cattle and sheep ranches since European settlement, Luigi Rosselli Architects took a novel, eco-friendly approach with this project: They designed 12 rammed-earth apartments and dug them into...
  • Houzz - A Cool Place to Call Home (16 photos)
    8/11/2016 @ 2:00 PM - In a radical departure from the baking-hot, tin-roofed living quarters endured by ranch hands and shearers on cattle and sheep ranches since European settlement, Luigi Rosselli Architects took a novel, eco-friendly approach with this project: They designed 12 rammed-earth apartments and dug them into...
  • Housing Wire - Donald Trump talks housing (and everything else) in speech to homebuilders
    8/11/2016 @ 1:58 PM - Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump spoke Thursday to the National Association of Home Builders. And in a wide-ranging speech that touched on the Iraq War, the current political climate in the Middle East, and more, Trump doubled down on his claim that Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and President Obama are the "founders of ISIS." He even managed to mix in some housing talk as well.
  • Gant Daily - Trump and Clinton battle over ISIS
    8/11/2016 @ 1:45 PM - Donald Trump on Wednesday and Thursday repeatedly called President Barack Obama the founder” of ISIS and labeled Hillary Clinton the co-founder” after which Clinton used his comments to say they show he is not fit to be president. At a rally in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Trump also said that ISIS honors” Obama who the GOP nominee referred to as Barack Hussein Obama.” After lamenting the mistake” the US made by going to war in Iraq a conflict he repeatedly says that he opposed, despite evidence to the contrary Trump then criticized Obamas attempts to clean up.” Normally you want to clean up; he made a bigger mess out of it. He made such...
  • Brokers Weekly - Japanese restaurant Ato to open at 28 Grand St. in SoHo
    8/11/2016 @ 1:44 PM - Eastern Consolidated's Retail Leasing Division has arranged a five-year, 700 s/f lease at 28 Grand Street in SoHo for Ato, a restaurant that will feature Japanese dishes with a French twist. Photo via Eastern Consolidateds website Senior Director and Principal James Famularo represented the landlord and the tenant in the transaction. 'This is a beautiful space that will be ideal for a casual Japanese restaurant delivering fine food and great service,' Famularo said. 'The site enjoys heavy foot traffic from both locals and tourists and is near high-end hotels including The James, SoHo Grand, Trump SoHo, Mondrian SoHo, and 60 Thompson.' Together Ato's owners, executive chef William...
  • AOL Real Estate - Clinton to release 2015 tax returns within days
    8/11/2016 @ 1:32 PM - Clinton to release 2015 tax returns within days try{document.getElementById("aol-cms-player-1").style.display="none";}catch(e){} WASHINGTON, Aug 11 (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will release her 2015 tax returns and her running mate, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine and his wife, Anne Holton, will release the last 10 years of their tax returns within days, according to a source close to Clinton. The returns will show Clinton paid an effective tax rate of 35 percent and gave about 10 percent to charity, according to a CNBC report. The release comes as Republican nominee Donald Trump is facing criticism for not releasing his tax returns -...
  • Gant Daily - Lawyer calls suspect in neighborhood shooting George Zimmerman 2.0
    8/11/2016 @ 1:30 PM - Simone Thomas broke down in tears Thursday as soon as she began talking about her youngest son, Kouren Thomas, being fatally gunned down in Raleigh, North Carolina. Surrounded by family members and Kourens girlfriend who enveloped her in a group embrace, she told a gaggle of reporters outside her home that she was sick of all the killing not just her sons death but slayings across the nation that have dominated headlines for what seems like years. Im just tired. Everybody should be tired everyday,” she said. Ive still got two sons Ive got to worry about everyday, going to work, coming home from work. When is it going to end?” Kouren Thomas, 20,...
  • The Guardian - Trump reiterates he literally believes Barack Obama is the 'founder of Isis'
    8/11/2016 @ 1:29 PM - Given a chance by radio host Hugh Hewitt to clarify his comments, Trump doubles down on literal interpretation and calls him Isis's 'most valuable player' Donald Trump refused to back down from his false claim that Barack Obama was 'the founder of Isis' on Thursday, insisting: 'He was the founder ... The way he got out of Iraq was the founding of Isis.' The Republican presidential candidate was speaking to conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt, who had attempted to reframe his remark , telling him: 'I know what you meant - you meant that he created the vacuum, he lost the peace.' Continue reading...
  • Motley Fool - Who Wants to Be a Railroad Tycoon? Union Pacific Stock Rated a Buy
    8/11/2016 @ 1:25 PM - At The Motley Fool, we poke plenty of fun at Wall Street analysts and their endless cycle of upgrades, downgrades, and "initiating coverage at neutral." Today, we'll show you whether those bigwigs actually know what they're talking about. To help, we've enlisted Motley Fool CAPS to track the long-term performance of Wall Street's best and worst. This morning, analysts at U.K.-based brokerage Atlantic Equities announced a series of new ratings for American and Canadian railroad stocks. According to the ratings watchers at StreetInsider.com , CSX (NASDAQ: CSX) , Kansas City Southern (NYSE: KSU) , and Norfolk Southern (NYSE: NSC) received only neutral ratings from the analyst. On...
  • Brokers Weekly - Bromberg brothers to open new concept eatery at 84 William St. in FiDi
    8/11/2016 @ 1:12 PM - Bruce and Eric Bromberg, chefs and co-founders of Blue Ribbon Restaurants, will introduce a new concept to their roster this fall, Blue Ribbon Federal Grill, at 84 William Street. The new restaurant will be located on the ground level of the newly opened AKA Wall Street, the first, luxury all-residential hotel in NYC's New Downtown. 'We are looking forward to bringing a new member of the Blue Ribbon family to downtown Manhattan and providing exceptional customer service in a welcoming environment,' said Eric Bromberg. Marking Blue Ribbon's first non-Japanese project in FiDi, the concept will follow the Blue Ribbon tradition of the 'no rules, something for everyone' approach which has guided the Bromberg Brothers since the opening...
  • Luxury Daily - Tag Heuer unveils retail updates in thriving Australian market
    8/11/2016 @ 1:11 PM - Tag Heuer Sydney LVMH-owned watchmaker Tag Heuer is bringing its newly imagined retail concept to consumers down under after the redesign of its Sydney flagship. Tag Heuer selected its Pitt Street Mall location to debut its new retail design concept, bringing a new look and feel to its bricks-and-mortar presence. To ensure brand consistency across all stores and an understanding of the watchmaker's code and vision, Tag Heuer's concept was developed by its in-house design and architectural team in Switzerland. Retail revamping Tag Heuer 's Pitt Street Mall boutique underscores the watchmakers four areas of expression: sport, lifestyle, art and heritage. Much of the design elements of the new retail concept...
  • Salon - Plutocrats make it clear: Capitalism trumps democracy - why some free-marketeers actually like dictators
    8/11/2016 @ 1:11 PM - (Credit: Nomad_Soul via Shutterstock ) Capitalism is a lot more important than democracy,” Stephen Moore asserted. I'm not even a big believer in democracy,” he added. Moore, a former member of the editorial board of The Wall Street Journal, is an economic adviser for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. He made these comments  in an interview in Michael Moores 2009 documentary Capitalism: A Love Story.” Democracy doesn't always lead to a good economy or even a good political system,” said Moore, a fellow and former chief economist at The Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank. To many people, that this important political and media figure openly espouses such extreme views...
  • Redfin Blog - Mortgage Rates: No Tantrums Here, Just Cheap Loans
    8/11/2016 @ 1:05 PM - Good economic news pushed mortgage rates up last week, with a 30-year fixed loan averaging 3.45 percent. A year ago, rates averaged 3.94 percent, according to Freddie Mac 's weekly survey. Source: Freddie Mac Rates edged higher after a closely watched report on job creation came in strong, surprising economists and markets. The upbeat employment news has more people betting the Federal Reserve will raise its own short-term interest rates when it meets in September. The Fed doesn't control the cost of home loans, but it can affect the direction of mortgage rates. In 2013, rates shot up after Fed Chairman Ben...
  • Fortune - Why Macy's and Other Department Stores Are Having a Terrible Week
    8/11/2016 @ 1:01 PM - This week hasnt been kind to flailing department stores. Recent sales posted by Macys and a handful of luxury brands often found in department stores across America highlight the challenges this segment of retail must confront, as the popularity of online shopping threatens the sector and consumer shopping patterns pivot away from regular visits to the mall. Macys m on Thursday reported that it plans to close about 100 stores early next year, out of 728 locations currently operated by the department-store giant. The move is a retreat from physical retail as Macys finds itself confronting perennial sales declines. For the first six months...
  • Blue Matter - 2020 Olympic Games: 10 Homes with Built-in Training Facilities for New Events
    8/11/2016 @ 1:01 PM - With new events like surfing, karate and climbing being added to the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, these homes would be the perfect spot to live the life of a future gold medalist. The post 2020 Olympic Games: 10 Homes with Built-in Training Facilities for New Events appeared first on Coldwell Banker Blue Matter .
  • ArchDaily - Julimar Falls House / Studio Nicholas Burns
    8/11/2016 @ 1:00 PM - © Peter Bennetts Architects: Studio Nicholas Burns Location: Western Australia, Australia Area: 450.0 sqm ...
  • Gant Daily - Nancy Pelosi: DNC hack is electronic Watergate
    8/11/2016 @ 12:45 PM - Amid reports that the hack of the Democratic National Committee was even broader than had been believed, the highest-ranking Democrat in Congress is calling the incident an electronic Watergate.” Speaking to reporters on Thursday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi compared the hack to the infamous break-in of DNC offices at the Watergate complex that was tied back to President Richard Nixon and the White House. Let me just say this in terms of the presidential campaign: This is an electronic Watergate,” Pelosi said. This is a break in.” Pelosi was responding to a report late Wednesday by The New York Times that the scope of the hack of the DNC was broader than had been known....
  • Fortune - China Approves Foxconn's Acquisition of Sharp
    8/11/2016 @ 12:41 PM - Taiwans Foxconn said on Thursday Chinas anti-monopoly authorities approved its acquisition of Japans Sharp, paving the way for the worlds largest contract electronics manufacturer to seal a $3.8 billion deal. With all necessary regulatory reviews complete, Foxconn fxcny and Sharp shcay will now move to complete the transaction in accordance with our agreement as soon as possible,” the Taiwanese company said in a statement. brightcove.createExperiences(); Seeking control of Sharps advanced panel...
  • The Guardian - Trump's Scottish golf resort admits breaching data protection law
    8/11/2016 @ 12:40 PM - Exclusive: Critics call for full inquiry after resort owned by US presidential candidate fails to register with UK privacy watchdog Donald Trump's golf resort in Scotland has admitted it failed to comply with strict data protection laws after not registering with the UK's privacy watchdog, the Guardian can reveal. The Information Commissioner's Office contacted staff at the £30m resort near Aberdeen after it confirmed it was not registered under the Data Protection Act despite operating an extensive CCTV system and handling data on thousands of golfers and guests, its staff and suppliers. Continue reading...
  • Inhabitat - Innovative HyparGate paves way for modular fabrication of complex stone structures
    8/11/2016 @ 12:23 PM - The shell, located at the headquarters of French company S.N.B.R., is based on the "hypar", a known doubly-ruled surface commonly used in reinforced concrete shells. It is generated by two families of straight lines called "generatrices'. Its morphological properties allows engineers to easily analyze its structural behavior as a parametric surface and divide stone into modules. Related: Wind-powered vertical Skyfarms are the future of sustainable agriculture This innovative design draws from Stereotomy to create connections between shape, structure and fabrication, and develop new ways of building self-supported vaulted morphologies through integrated parametric analysis. This computational approach will allow the use of robotic arms and CNC machines in building...
  • Fortune - Meet Hugh Grosvenor, the World's Youngest Billionaire
    8/11/2016 @ 12:20 PM - There is–just–still such a thing as the eligible English bachelor. Hes 25, graduated from Newcastle University in Englands unfashionable north-east, and he works as an account manager for a biofuels company. Oh, and hes godfather to young Prince George (third in line to the British throne), his 21st birthday party cost $7 million–and hes worth nearly $13 billion–the youngest billionaire on the planet, according to Bloomberg . Meet Hugh Richard Louis Grosvenor, who became the 7th Duke of Westminster yesterday after his father Gerald suffered a fatal heart attack. ...
  • Gant Daily - Nearly 44,000 retail workers have been laid off in 2016
    8/11/2016 @ 12:15 PM - These are tough times for people working at department stores and other big mall-based retailers. Macys announced on Thursday that it plans to close 100 stores. The company didnt give any details about how many people would lose their jobs. But more and more department stores that are mall stalwarts, companies like Macys, JCPenney, Sears and Kohls, are losing customers and laying off workers. According to figures from job placement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, more than 43,600 layoffs have been announced in the retail sector so far this year. The only two sectors to cut more jobs in 2016 are energy due to the massive drop in oil prices over the...
  • Brokers Weekly - On The Scene: C&W offering at 180 E. 72nd St., Ten-X brings 30 Thompson St. to market
    8/11/2016 @ 12:07 PM - AGENTS Cushman & Wakefield announced the following exclusive sale assignments: A retail building at 180 McLean Avenue, in Yonkers, Westchester County. The asking price is $4,000,000. The single story building sits on a 286.53 ft by 104.13 ft lot. It features 112 ft of frontage on McLean Avenue. The building also features a 35 space parking lot and benefits from approximately 26,820 square feet of air rights. The building is currently leased to Duane Reade which pays $363,000 per year and reimburses for the real estate taxes over base year 2007. The original lease for the property expires in September 2020 and has three five-year options at predetermined rents. Duane Reade currently sub-leases the building to...
  • ArchDaily - Perkins+Will's Raised Bowl Design to be the Largest Stadium in the UAE
    8/11/2016 @ 12:00 PM - Courtesy of Perkins+Will The Boston office of Perkins+Will  has been selected to design a new mixed-use sports complex in Dubai . The development's centerpiece will be the 60,000-seat Mohammed bin Rashid Stadium, which when completed will become the largest stadium in the UAE . Other facilities will include training facilities, a practice pitch, warm-up areas, a 5,000 space car park, a museum, and a multi-purpose sports hall, as well as retail, restaurant and public plaza areas. ...
  • AOL Real Estate - The 'Ultimate Storytime' tour with Vine star Thomas Sanders
    8/11/2016 @ 12:00 PM - The 'Ultimate Storytime' tour with Vine star Thomas Sanders X "'The View': Vine on "The View": Thomas Sanders" will play after the ad 00:13 00:00 ...
  • Fortune - Freshly Funded Startup Grades Fortune 500 on Cyber Risk 'Credit Scores'
    8/11/2016 @ 11:47 AM - When insurers are determining whether to cover a house, they typically require an inspector to come do a walkthrough. The checkup helps underwriters assess what level of risk theyre taking on, and to draft policies accordingly. UpGuard (n?e ScriptRock), a startup based in Mountain View, Calif., offers the digital equivalent of such evaluations for the cybersecurity market. The companys tech has two components: One that crawls the public web and appraises an organizations external digital risk factors (currently free of charge), and a second that searches inside a company to rate the quality of its internal system configurations and software (paid). The firm then spits out reports and FICO-like credit scores”--on a scale from zero to 950--representing snapshots...
  • Dezeen - Dezeen Mail issue 318 features this week's best stories and discussions
    8/11/2016 @ 11:46 AM - A roundup of the best team uniforms from Rio's Olympic opening ceremony , a " giant flying bum " and Japanese houses of the future by world-famous architects  (pictured) feature in this week's issue of Dezeen Mail . Read Dezeen Mail issue 318  | Subscribe to Dezeen Mail
  • Brokers Weekly - Hodgson Russ take entire floor at 605 Third Avenue
    8/11/2016 @ 11:46 AM - Fisher Brothers has signed a 10-year lease with the venerable law firm, Hodgson Russ LLP, for the entire 23rd floor of 605 Third Avenue. Hodgson Russ, which is relocating from 1540 Broadway, will occupy 19,871 s/f at 605 Third Avenue. They are expected to move in around the middle of 2017, the year in which Hodgson Russ will celebrate its 200th anniversary. In addition to its New York City location, the firm has offices in Albany, Buffalo, Saratoga, Palm Beach, and Toronto, Ontario. Fisher Brothers recently completed a $25 million capital improvement program at 605 Third Avenue. The centerpiece of the project was the creation of a brand new building entrance and lobby, designed by architect David...
  • Fortune - Hillary Clinton Expected to Rip Into Trump's Tax Cuts in Speech
    8/11/2016 @ 11:42 AM - Just three days after Donald Trump gave his first major economic address of the general election campaign, Democratic rival Hillary Clinton today will be giving her own speech, laying out her economic vision. According to a report from Business Insider , Clinton will not only be reiterating her plans to improve upon President Obamas record but will be offering a sharp critique of Trumps major proposals. Trump, a billionaire real estate developer, typically has had the edge on Clinton in polls on the question of who would be best to handle the economy. But Clinton now has a commanding lead overall in most polls -- the latest poll of polls from Real Clear...
  • Buzz Buzz Home - Park Hyatt Toronto rental conversion details revealed in development application
    8/11/2016 @ 11:40 AM - Oxford Properties wants to convert the hotel and office floors of the Park Hyatt South Tower to rental residential use.
  • Observer - Kelly Macdonald and Dougie Payne List East Village Condo
    8/11/2016 @ 11:34 AM - Is the 'Boardwalk Empire' actress heading home to Scotland?
  • Gant Daily - Donald Trump: I meant that Obama founded ISIS, literally
    8/11/2016 @ 11:15 AM - Donald Trump said Thursday that he meant exactly what he said when he called President Barack Obama the founder of ISIS” and objected when a conservative radio show host tried to clarify the GOP nominees position. Trump was asked by host Hugh Hewitt about the comments Trump made Wednesday night in Florida, and Hewitt said he understood Trump to mean that he (Obama) created the vacuum, he lost the peace.” Trump objected. No, I meant hes the founder of ISIS,” Trump said. I do. He was the most valuable player. I give him the most valuable player award. I give her, too, by the way, Hillary Clinton.” Hewitt pushed back again, saying that Obama is...
  • AOL Real Estate - This 16-year-old has made millions selling rare sneakers
    8/11/2016 @ 11:00 AM - This 16-year-old has made millions selling rare sneakers try{document.getElementById("aol-cms-player-1").style.display="none";}catch(e){} At Miami-Dades Opa Locka Executive Airport, a man in uniform walks in from the tarmac to the marble-floored private-jet lounge and starts whispering. He's excited. He just saw the rapper Travis Scott and his entourage pull up in a fleet of cars including a red Ferrari, black Porsche, and white Beemer with butterfly doors. Seconds later, a rosy-cheeked 16-year-old who goes by Benjamin Kickz appears in the parking lot wearing a Travis Scott hat. He has big brown eyes and a face that's just starting to thin out of its baby chub, barely sprouting the first, wispy mustache...
  • ArchDaily - Cinephile Offices / APPAREIL architecture
    8/11/2016 @ 11:00 AM - © Francois Bodlet Architects: APPAREIL architecture Location: Montreal, QC, Canada Area: 3000.0 ft2 ...
  • Curbed - Keeping gentrification at bay along a Far Rockaway creek
    8/11/2016 @ 11:00 AM - Out at the end of the Far Rockaways, on the edge of New York City, a forgotten waterway meanders through bungalow backyards and construction sites. Its original course disappeared long ago, truncated and buried as humans carved up the wetlands here for houses and roads. Its banks are now lined by homeless camps, sunken boats, and abandoned marinas, and the bulkheads and street ends along its shoreline are slowly collapsing into brackish water. Like most of the small rivers in New York City, many people living nearby don't even know its name-Bridge Creek-but they may soon, as it floods their homes with more and more frequency. "It's a hidden little thing. Nobody knows it's there," said Jimmy Quinn,...
  • Brokers Weekly - Popular home goods store Flying Tiger opening in the Upper West Side
    8/11/2016 @ 10:56 AM - Danish home goods store Flying Tiger is opening a new store in the Upper West Side over the weekend. Photo via Wikimedia Commons The popular Copenhagen brand, which sells everything from soap dispensers to yoga mats, is moving to a 2,000 s/f location at at 424 Columbus Avenue between 80th and 81st Streets. Once the new branch opens on August 13, the company's footprint would grow to 650 stores in 28 countries. The opening of our Upper West Side store is a key milestone in Flying Tiger Copenhagens development. We have a solid strategy built on an unique and authentic concept that has allowed us to successfully open four New...
  • Dezeen - Dalí was "the most exciting and clever person I've met" says collaborator Oscar Tusquets Blanca
    8/11/2016 @ 10:50 AM - Architect and designer Oscar Tusquets Blanca was a close friend of Salvador Dalí and collaborated with the artist on a number of furniture pieces. He spoke exclusively to Dezeen about his career, parties with Dalí and his latest furniture based on the Surrealist's paintings (+ slideshow). (more…)
  • Fortune - Britain's Richest Man, the Duke of Westminster, Dies Aged 64
    8/11/2016 @ 10:43 AM - The U.K.s richest man, Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster, has died aged 64, leaving a fortune valued at nearly $11 billion. He died suddenly after suffering a heart attack at his estate in Lancashire in north-west England. The vast bulk of that fortune comes from his ownership of much of the swanky London quarters of Mayfair and Belgravia, once the stamping ground of the native upper classes, but now more associated with the international uber-rich, the hedge fund industry and–at least until the new one is ready–the U.S. Embassy (which stands in a square named after his family). In the real-life British version of the board game Monopoly, the Grosvenor family, to all intents and purposes,...
  • Fortune - Power Sheet: Free Trade Advocates Get a Much-Needed Boost
    8/11/2016 @ 10:31 AM - Writer Tory Newmyer (@ torynewmyer ) is filling in for Geoff Colvin this week. Free trade advocates don't have a lot to feel encouraged about these days. The two major presidential candidates are jockeying for the same anti-trade position, a reflection of how politically toxic its become to back new international deals. And in that context, though big business groups are leaning hard on Congress to pass the 12-nation Trans Pacific Partnership by the end of the year, its prospects are dim. But a flicker of hope emerged from an unlikely place this week. In southeastern Wisconsin on Tuesday , House Speaker Paul Ryan demolished a Republican primary challenger who sought to...
  • Gant Daily - How to retire if youre going to live to 100
    8/11/2016 @ 10:30 AM - Maybe 70 really is the new 60. More Americans are living longer, healthier lives. While thats great news, it also means that our retirement isnt going to look quite like our parents generation. Its time to rethink the traditional retirement, write London Business School professors Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott in their new book The 100-Year Life.” Life expectancy increases by two or three years every decade, according to data cited in the book. At least half of Americans born in the 1960s can expect to live into their early 90s, and the majority of children born today can expect to live 104. Graduating from school, working, and then retiring in three distinct periods...
  • Salon - Trump refuses to walk back his accusation Obama is the founder of ISIS”: He was the most valuable player”
    8/11/2016 @ 10:28 AM - Barack Obama, Donald Trump (Credit: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque/AP/Chris Carlson/Photo montage by Salon) Now that Donald Trump has definitively made clear that no one should expect any so-called presidential pivot ,” there shouldnt be anybody in the media who expects an ounce of regret to ever be uttered by the demagogue following any of his outrageous statements. Still, plenty apparently do. Last night, you said the President was the founder of ISIS. I know what you meant. You meant that he created the vacuum, he lost the peace,” conservative talk radio host Hugh Hewitt said to Trump Thursday morning, attempting his best clean up of Trumps pointed accusation against Obama Wednesday evening: ...
  • Gant Daily - Giuliani vs. Cuomo: You need to watch this
    8/11/2016 @ 10:15 AM - Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and CNNs Chris Cuomo locked horns in a battle royale Thursday morning over Donald Trump, Hillary Clintons emails and whether the media is biased against Republicans. Their spirited back and forth on New Day” went on for a half an hour and was at time pointed but always respectful. Cuomo sometimes challenged Giuliani on his facts and the former mayor pushed back. What sparked the faceoff was Trumps latest blast accusing Obama of being the founder” of ISIS and Hillary Clinton its co-founder” both clearly inaccurate when taken literally. But Giuliani defended that comment at the opening of a lengthy battle with Cuomo. I think what hes saying...
  • ArchDaily - Gallery: David Adjaye's National Museum of African American History and Culture Photographed by Paul Clemence
    8/11/2016 @ 10:00 AM - © Paul Clemence Photographer Paul Clemence of ARCHI-PHOTO has shared with us images of Adjaye Associates'  nearly-completed Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture . The building draws inspiration from the nearby Washington  Monument, mirroring the 17-degree angle of its capstone in the museum's tiered corona. Adjaye has described the building's ornamental bronze lattice as 'a historical reference to African American craftsmanship.' The skin can also be modulated to control the transparency and amount of sunlight reaching the interior spaces. The building will open to the public on September 24, 2016. Continue on for Clemence's full photoset. ...
  • AOL Real Estate - Armenian weightlifter suffers horrific elbow injury while trying to lift 430 pounds
    8/11/2016 @ 9:56 AM - Armenian weightlifter suffers horrific elbow injury while trying to lift 430 pounds try{document.getElementById("aol-cms-player-1").style.display="none";}catch(e){} Armenian weightlifter Andranik Karapetyan saw his medal dreams end in a horrifying fashion on Wednesday. Karapetyan, the reigning European champion in 77kg lifting, was in the thick of the 77kg competition at the Rio Olympics when he suffered a horrific elbow injury. Karapetyan was attempting to lift 430 pounds, according to Deadspin . As he got it over his head, he dislocated his elbow, immediately dropping the weight and crumbling into pain. You can see his dislocated elbow below after dropping the weight. You can also ...
  • AOL Real Estate - 'Patch Adams' to 'Aladdin', here are 10 Robin Williams quotes you need in your life
    8/11/2016 @ 9:53 AM - 'Patch Adams' to 'Aladdin', here are 10 Robin Williams quotes you need in your life try{document.getElementById("aol-cms-player-1").style.display="none";}catch(e){} Robin Williams was one of Hollywood's greatest and funniest voices . Two year ago today, the Oscar winner tragically passed away. From sitcoms like " Mork and Mindy ," to the touching and inspiring "Dead Poet's Society," Williams was an actor that was versatile as they come. In honor of the legend, we took a look back at some of the best moments in his career. 10.) Dead Poet's Society 9.) The Fisher King ...
  • Fortune - raceAhead: Why Black Execs Leave
    8/11/2016 @ 9:52 AM - Recruiting talent, particularly young, African American professionals, has become a top priority for many large companies. So much so, that I worry that historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are going to be being overrun every spring with earnest white executives bearing goodwill and signing bonuses. (Actually, that sounds pretty good.) But that's not solving the diversity problem for many. "It's actually not that we have trouble finding great people who want to come here," a C-suite executive of a major financial firm told me recently. "It's getting them to stay. And I'm really frustrated." Dr. Lawrence James, Jr., a Chicago-based clinical psychologist-turned-leadership-consultant, is not surprised. "Retention is one of the biggest issues we see," he says. African...
  • Fortune - President Obama Is the Founder of ISIS Says Donald Trump
    8/11/2016 @ 9:43 AM - The commander-in-chief of the U.S. is also the founder of a terrorist group thats claimed credit for attacks across the Middle East, Europe, and the United States. Thats according to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who made the claim at a rally in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Wednesday, just days after making remarks that seemed to suggest that gun advocates should harm his rival , Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. ISIS is honoring President Obama. He is the founder of ISIS, Hes the founder. He founded ISIS,” the presidential candidate said. And I would say the co-founder would be crooked Hillary Clinton.” He reiterated his comments Thursday morning on CNBC , saying Obama was...
  • Gant Daily - Clintons emails and the Washington insider game
    8/11/2016 @ 9:15 AM - On Tuesday, the public gained access to 44 new email exchanges from Hillary Clintons private server that raise new questions about unseemly ties between the Clinton Foundation and the State Department under her leadership. These new publicly disclosed work-related emails come despite Hillary Clinton promising the public that she turned over all work-related emails.” FBI Director James Comey dubbed this Clinton claim as not true,” saying the FBI found thousands that were not returned,” but perhaps more disturbing than Clintons disclosure mistruth was what some suggest is a pay for play” scheme that could violate Clintons ethics agreement with the State Department. On January 5, 2009, soon-to-be Secretary of State Hillary Clinton signed an agreement, promising the...
  • Buzz Buzz Home - What's standing in the way of the redevelopment of downtown Toronto's laneways?
    8/11/2016 @ 8:30 AM - There's just one 'complex' problem, he notes.
  • ArchDaily - Sydney Opera House to Undergo $202 Million Renovation
    8/11/2016 @ 8:05 AM - Concert Hall. Image Courtesy of Sydney Opera House The Sydney Opera House  has revealed designs for a $202 million renovation project, the largest upgrade program to the Jorn Utzon-designed  building since it opened in 1973. Announced by New South Wales  Deputy Premier and Minister for the Arts, Troy Grant, the project's main goal is to 'improve access and ensure it meets the needs and expectations of audiences, artists and the 8.2 million people who visit each year.' ...
  • Property Wire - Mortgage arrears in UK at lowest level since records began 20 years ago
    8/11/2016 @ 8:01 AM - The number of mortgages in arrears in the UK continued to fall in the second quarter of this year and is now at its lowest level since records began more than 20 years ago, the latest data shows. At the end of June 2016 there were 92,500 mortgages in arrears of at least 2.5% of the balance, 0.84% of the total, down from 95,900 at the end of March, according to the figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML). The number of mortgages in arrears was 13.4% lower than a year ago, when the total stood at 106,800, and is now at its lowest level since the run of figures began in 1994. The number of...
  • Houzz - My Houzz: Bohemian Eclectic Flair for a 1960s Coastal Home (21 photos)
    8/11/2016 @ 8:00 AM - Interior designer Cris Bucknall lives in the sunny coastal town of Tweed Heads in northern New South Wales, Australia, with her two young daughters and their rescue dog, Kona. The founder of Eco Chic, an eco-friendly online business offering sustainable and stylish furniture and housewares, transformed...
  • Inhabitat - Adorable Apple Headquarters treehouse pays homage to its dead host
    8/11/2016 @ 7:52 AM - The treehouse sits in a garden in Limhamn, Sweden. It was built using two large plywood sheets "jigsawed into an interlocking apple shape," and then clad with poly-carbonate sheets to fortify the treetop headquarters. According to the architect, "The interior of this stake-out is a bench, some thin plywood shelves for books and a periscope hidden inside a rotating apple twig to spy on the surrounding villa gardens." Related: Anders Berensson unveils wooden Trätoppen skyscraper with a numerical facade Anders Berensson Architects are no strangers to creative, organic spaces. They've also created innovative designs like the Haystack Cafe, the mind-bending  Chop Stick swing set and the idyllic Guest...
  • Business Insider - What it's like to live on a £300,000 houseboat in London
    8/11/2016 @ 7:41 AM - With one-bedroom flats in London costing as much as £1 million , buying property in the British capital can seem impossible. To save money on his own London home, Alex Prindiville, CEO of the luxury car company Prindiville Motors , commissioned a team of manufacturers to design a two-bedroom houseboat moored at St. Katherine's Docks, where he lives with his family, for £300,000. Based on his own home, the entrepreneur launched Prindiville Marine in April 2016, designing custom houseboats — which he calls 'floating apartments' — for clients looking for more affordable property. Developed by a team of 15 manufacturers based in Sheffield, boats start at £300,000 each and come fully furnished, with...
  • Gant Daily - Obamas staff is taking over Silicon Valley
    8/11/2016 @ 7:30 AM - On the first day of the Democratic National Convention last month, Demetrios Marantis walked into a reception wearing jeans, an open-collared shirt, a little too much stubble and a suntan. Then he took his place on a panel alongside a member of Congress. Some of my former colleagues were looking at me like, What happened to you? Where is your tie? ” Marantis says. One colleague later told him he looked like a California hipster.” What happened to Marantis was Silicon Valley. Marantis served as the Acting U.S. Trade Representative and a member of President Obamas cabinet, responsible for negotiating and enforcing international deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership. But in 2013, Marantis left D.C. for...
  • Gant Daily - Americas NAFTA nemesis: Canada, not Mexico
    8/11/2016 @ 7:30 AM - America and Canada are the worlds largest trade partners even larger than U.S. and China. But that U.S.-Canada trade relationship over the years is worse than you might think. Theres been trade wars, retaliation, allegations of dumping and jobs lost. Our trading relationship obviously is strong…but the relationship has been rocky, despite the agreements we have in place,” says Stuart Trew, an editor at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, a research group in Ottawa, Canadas capital. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump often slams Mexico and NAFTA, the trade agreement between the U.S., Mexico and Canada. But Canada is rarely mentioned. Yet, there have been more NAFTA dispute claims against Canada ...
  • designboom - kengo kuma discusses floating kitchen installation at the venice architecture biennale
    8/11/2016 @ 7:26 AM - laura sattin spoke with kengo kuma, who discussed his installation in more detail. The post kengo kuma discusses floating kitchen installation at the venice architecture biennale appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
  • The Guardian - Pound falls below $1.30 after Brexit vote hits house prices - business live
    8/11/2016 @ 7:26 AM - Surveyors report that house prices rose at the slowest rate in three years in July RICS: Housing market wobbles in July The key charts FTSE 100 dragged down by building firms The agenda: Worries over Bank of England's QE programme 12.22pm BST Sofa maker DFS isn't worried about Brexit, though. The company has hiked its profit forecast this morning, and hopes to get a sales boost out of sponsoring the Olympics ( a curious tie-up, until you remember where most of us watch the action ). DFS brushes aside post-Brexit fears and ups its...
  • Fortune - For a Fraternity Treasurer, Managing $100,000 or More Is Par for the Course
    8/11/2016 @ 7:00 AM - This is the final part of a three-part series on the business of Greek life . Most college students' budgets are fairly simple. Soaring tuition costs aside, money typically goes to rent, textbooks, food and entertainment. But a small percentage of the collegiate population is tasked with managing sums in the hundreds of thousands, sometimes millions. For fraternity and sorority treasurers, budgeting is a job that requires the ability to hunt down fellow members for dues and rent checks, document spending, and balance the budget so the chapter doesn't run out of money by the year's end. Altogether, it's a lot of responsibility...
  • NYT Real Estate - A Horta House in Belgium With Art Nouveau Appeal
    8/11/2016 @ 6:49 AM - A four-story house by Victor Horta, considered by many to be the most pioneering among Art Nouveau architects, is for sale for 1.7 million euros.
  • ArchDaily - Imagining Megastructures: How Utopia Can Shape Our Understanding of Technology
    8/11/2016 @ 6:45 AM - 'Utopia': the word was coined by Sir Thomas More in 1516 when he started questioning the possibility of a perfect world where society would suffer no wars or insecurities, a place where everyone would prosper and fulfill both individual and collective ambitions. Yet such a perfect society can only exist with the creation of perfect built infrastructure, which possibly explains why architects have often fantasized on megastructures and how to 'order' this dreamed society. Megastructures, as imagined after World War 2 by the CIAM international congress and Team 10 , are now regularly revived with the intent to solve social issues on a mass scale. Notably, architecture students have shown a renewed interest for...
  • Gant Daily - 5 things for Thursday, August 11: Donald Trump. Hillary Clinton. Olympics
    8/11/2016 @ 6:30 AM - A little talk and a big choice. Its Thursday (unlike yesterdays goof, we double checked this time), and here are the 5 things you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. 1. Campaign 2016 The Secret Service says its had more than one conversation” with Team Trump about his Second Amendment comments. Donald Trumps campaign says he wasnt trying to incite violence, as the fury over the comments stretched into a second day. Meanwhile, Team Clinton spent the day talking too about emails. Almost 300 pages of newly released emails seem to suggest a little-too-cozy relationship between the State Department and the Clinton Foundation when she...
  • Gant Daily - Donald Trump calls Obama founder of ISIS
    8/11/2016 @ 6:30 AM - Donald Trump on Wednesday repeatedly called President Barack Obama the founder” of ISIS and labeled Hillary Clinton the co-founder.” At a rally in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Trump also said that ISIS honors” Obama who the GOP nominee referred to as Barack Hussein Obama.” After lamenting the mistake” the US made by going to war in Iraq a conflict he repeatedly says that he opposed, despite evidence to the contrary Trump then criticized Obamas attempts to clean up.” Normally you want to clean up; he made a bigger mess out of it. He made such a mess. And then you had Hillary with Libya, so sad,” Trump said. In fact, in...
  • Gant Daily - Can Trump be the first to go directly from corner office to Oval Office?
    8/11/2016 @ 6:15 AM - If Donald Trump makes it from the corner office to the Oval Office, he will be pulling off an unprecedented feat: He will be the only head of the executive branch of government whose principal professional credential is having served as a chief executive officer. Plenty of presidential candidates have pointed to their business acumen in making a case for the White House, most recently Republican Mitt Romney in 2012. But Trump is a rarity for a major party nominee, since hes never held elected office, a top government post or a high military rank. In recent election cycles, candidates from the private sector have surged, suggesting voters are more open to politicians with business resumes, though...
  • designboom - snohetta completes undulating meadow landscape for swedish science park
    8/11/2016 @ 6:00 AM - after five years, the 19 hectare site has been developed with its distinctively uneven topography to prevent vibrations interfering with the scientific experiments inside. The post snohetta completes undulating meadow landscape for swedish science park appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
  • Salon - It wont happen, but compulsory voting might be the only solution to political ignorance in America
    8/11/2016 @ 6:00 AM - Voting booths in St. Joris Weert, Belgium, June 13, 2010. (Credit: AP/Geert Vanden Wijngaert) The success of Donald Trump reveals a number of troubling truths about our country, but voter ignorance is the most glaring. If more Americans were involved, if more were informed and discerning citizens, Trumps political existence would not be possible. Love him or hate him, Trump is a reflection of the country. He sports his idiocy like a badge of honor, knowing his supporters do the same. He knows nothing of the world he wants to lead. He doesnt understand the issues and makes no effort to pretend otherwise. Virtually everything hes said about policy or geopolitics is false. None...
  • Boing Boing - Trump says Barack "Hussein" Obama and Hillary Clinton founded ISIS
    8/11/2016 @ 6:00 AM - At a rally last night in Ft. Lauderdale, and repeated this morning, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said that President Barack Obama was the "founder" of terrorist group ISIS and that rival Hillary Clinton was its "co-founder." ... Trump also said that ISIS "honors" Obama -- who the GOP nominee referred to as "Barack Hussein Obama." "Normally you want to clean up; he made a bigger mess out of it. He made such a mess. And then you had Hillary with Libya, so sad," Trump said. "In fact, in many respects, you know they honor president Obama. ISIS is honoring President Obama. He is the founder of ISIS. He's the founder of ISIS, OK? He's the founder....
  • Salon - Why Trumps Second Amendment” insinuation was an abhorrent stunt straight out of the NRAs playbook
    8/11/2016 @ 5:57 AM - Donald Trump; Wayne LaPierre (Credit: AP/Rick Wilking/Reuters/John Sommers II/Photo montage by Salon) It was reprehensible for Donald Trump to insinuate that his pro-gun followers use violence to thwart Hillary Clinton. That said, was he really out of lockstep with what the NRA and other pro-gun groups have been saying for years? Just to be clear, this is what Trump said : 'If she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do folks. Although the Second Amendment people-maybe there is, I don't know.' Considering that this is a man who has already called on a foreign superpower to hack his opponent's email server, it's hard to blame Trump's critics for...
  • Property Wire - Stamp duty change more of an impact than Brexit on prime central London
    8/11/2016 @ 5:41 AM - Stamp duty change is more of an issue for the prime central London sales market than the UK leaving the European Union, new research suggests. However, the vote to leave the EU has created a backdrop of short term uncertainty that is affecting behaviour in the prime central London property market. As a result prices are now down 1.5% compared to a year ago and the number of new prospective buyers has fallen by 6.2% over the same period, according to the latest index from real estate firm Knight Frank. The index report also shows that the number of exchanges, including new build properties, fell by 10.5% in the first half of 2016 but the number of...
  • AOL Real Estate - 10 of the coolest hotels you can visit
    8/11/2016 @ 5:34 AM - 10 of the coolest hotels you can visit try{document.getElementById("aol-cms-player-1").style.display="none";}catch(e){} Sometimes you just want to spice up your vacation. Here's a roundup of some of the coolest hotels you can stay in around the world: SEE ALSO: Seven dream symbols and what they mean 1. Mirrorcube Treehouse in Sweden offers a stunning THERE view of the country's forest. The six mirrored walls camouflage the room to make it feel like you're living within the trees. 2. The Icehotel in Sweden may be the coolest resort ever -- literally. All the furniture, including the beds, are made...
  • designboom - anders berensson architects construct a charming apple headquarter treehouse in sweden
    8/11/2016 @ 5:30 AM - the silhouette of the construction uses the rosy fruit shape, to create a charming hideaway, nestled amongst the woodland area of the garden. The post anders berensson architects construct a charming apple headquarter treehouse in sweden appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
  • RE Journals - Capital Improvements: Michigan's Lansing emerges as an urban planning and development leader
    8/11/2016 @ 5:10 AM - Katharine Czarnecki By Katharine Czarnecki, Michigan Economic Development Corporation Like so many Michigan cities, Lansing, Michigan, struggled during the recessionary squeeze of the late 2000s. That trend has not only reversed course over the last several years, but it is becoming evident that the positive economic and development momentum that continues to build in the state's capital city is connected to an innovative and inspired series of urban development initiatives. For Lansing-area residents, businesses and civic leaders, there are plenty of reasons for optimism. In addition to a strengthening economy, the Lansing housing market is one of the top 10 in the country, and new construction is visible both downtown and across the broader...
  • ArchDaily - TH House / SUN arquitectos
    8/11/2016 @ 5:00 AM - © Nico Saieh Architects: SUN arquitectos Location: Chicureo, Colina, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile Architect In Charge: Juan...
  • Fortune - Wal-Mart's Mexico Unit Is Selling Its Apparel Chain for $852 Million
    8/11/2016 @ 4:39 AM - Wal-Mart Storess Mexican unit said on Wednesday it has agreed to sell its Suburbia clothing chain to El Puerto De Liverpool for about $852 million as the worlds largest retailer streamlines operations in its largest non-U.S. market. Wal-Mart De Mexico y Centroamerica, also known as Walmex, will sell Suburbia with its 119 stores and real estate for 15.7 billion pesos ($852 million) including debt of 1.4 billion pesos. Walmex will also receive an additional 3.3 billion pesos in items including declared dividends after the deal closes, it said in a statement. In January, the retailer said it was looking to sell Suburbia without giving a timeframe for completing the sale. Some Mexican media outlets...
  • Luxury Daily - New York retail to benefit from 16M passersby at Westfield World Trade Center
    8/11/2016 @ 4:00 AM - Rendering of Westfield World Trade Centers interior Montblanc, Smythson and Stuart Weitzman are among the brands ushering in New York's latest retail development as the city works to overhaul its downtown shopping district. Westfield World Trade Center, an upscale shopping destination, is penned as 'the new port of entry to Lower Manhattan,' as the area is home to 60,000 neighborhood residents, 300,000 daily commuters who pass through the subway terminal and nearly 15 million international tourists. As it gears up to open its doors for the first time Aug. 16, Westfield World Trade Center is already identifying as New York's latest landmark. Under the Oculus Seen as a center of hope,...
  • EV Grieve - Free tonight in Tompkins Square Park: 'Romeo + Juliet'
    8/11/2016 @ 4:00 AM - Tonight's free film in Tompkins Square Park is the 1996 version of "Romeo + Juliet" with Claire Danes and Leonard DiCaprio. Tonight's free film is also the last one of the six-week summer series. (And not one rain out, though there is a chance of thundershowers tonight.) The Grand Finale this evening includes a food fair starting at 5 with vendors from the Eastville Restaurant Collective , which, according to the posters, includes GG's, Boulton & Watt and Huerta's. There's also pre-movie music via the reggae-influenced rock of Faith . Check the Films in Tompkins Facebook page for any updates on tonight's screening.
  • Fortune - New Zealand Cuts Interest Rates to Record Low 2%
    8/11/2016 @ 3:59 AM - New Zealand has joined Australia in cutting interest rates to record lows to stave off deflation and to restrain rising currencies, but a rapid descent to zero rates is bedeviled by solid economic growth and hot housing markets. The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) cut rates by 25 basis points to 2% on Thursday while Australia cut rates to an all-time low of 1.5% early this month. The RBNZs challenges became immediately apparent after the central bank decision, with investors lifting the local dollar to a one-year peak despite the easing and threatening to depress both exports and inflation in New Zealands small open economy with a population of 4.7 million. ...
  • Luxury Daily - As construction prices climb, development land bids fall: Knight Frank
    8/11/2016 @ 3:46 AM - London development After a period of strong growth, development land prices in London have returned to 2014 levels, according to a report by Knight Frank. Prime Central London, urban Brownfield and English Greenfield land have all seen prices decrease in the second-quarter of 2016. The impact of stamp duty is making itself clearly visible, as higher-priced areas are seeing skeptical buyers refuse to meet high demands and drive prices down. We are seeing a softening in the market, but the problem is [the market] has a huge problem with supply,” said  Ian Marris, joint head of residential development at Knight Frank . F or a number of years we've been under-providing in terms of...
  • Property Wire - Call for stamp duty on property purchases in UK to be abolished
    8/11/2016 @ 3:42 AM - A new report calls on the government to undertake real reform to tackle the housing shortage in the UK and in particular to abolish the stamp duty payable on home purchases. According to the TaxPayers' Alliance successive governments have avoided meaningful reform, instead focusing on tinkering around the edges which has only served to worsen the situation and drive up prices. It says that recent tax changes will drive up rents and the recently implemented 3% stamp duty additional homes surcharge and new restrictions on finance cost relief will also advantage richer prospective buyers at the expense of poorer tenants. The TPA says stamp duty is an unfair tax which stops people from buying their own home,...
  • Fortune - Macquarie Analyst Thrown Out of PAX Global Briefing After Heated Exchange
    8/11/2016 @ 3:37 AM - A Macquarie analyst was told to leave an earnings briefing held by Chinas PAX Global Technology pxgyf after a heated exchange with the companys chief financial officer that was videotaped and later circulated on social media. In the video, CFO Chris Lee told Macquaries Timothy Lam during the briefing on Wednesday to leave immediately. You dont do your job. You didnt do your job. Go out,” Lee said, adding that if he didnt leave he wouldnt say anything and that Lam had no right to be there. Lee did not elaborate on his reasons for asking Lam to leave in the...
  • Luxury Daily - Wellness tourism primed for growth from men, Southeast Asia
    8/11/2016 @ 3:31 AM - Spa at Peninsula New York Wellness tourism is projected for an 11 percent compound annual growth rate through 2020, according to Technavio analysts. For Technavio's Global Wellness Tourism Market 2016-2020 Report , wellness tourists are split into two groups, with primary wellness tourists traveling entirely for wellness purposes and secondary wellness tourists indulging in wellness-related activities but planning travel for other reasons. Primary wellness tourists traveling internationally outspend the average international tourist by at least 60 percent, signaling a growing and valuable revenue stream for hotels. 'With the adoption of wellness activities among consumers as a part of changing lifestyle, there is a growing demand for multiple price points and increased convenience and accessibility, thereby...
  • Quartz - Those who wrote off Indian malls didnt see the foreign brands and 24X7 shopping coming in
    8/11/2016 @ 3:02 AM - Bollywood stars Tiger Shroff and Jacqueline Fernandez would have rarely travelled so far from the heart of Mumbai. But on Aug.04, they were spotted in Dombivili, a town nearly 50 kilometres northeast of Indias financial capital. The duo was roped in to launch a six-screen multiplex, the newest from Indias top cinema chain PVR Cinemas . The property is located inside Xperia Mall which, also, had a soft launch on the same day. The 500,000-sq. ft. mall is a part of Palava, the smart-city” being developed by the Lodha group, one of Indias biggest realty firms. Xperia has created quite a buzz in Dombivili as it will cater to not just the 25,000 families...
  • Dezeen - Oriol Garcia revamps Barcelona apartment by replacing walls with curtains and bookcases
    8/11/2016 @ 3:00 AM - Oriol Garcia has overhauled a derelict apartment in Barcelona , removing walls he deemed "light barriers" to create a bright and spacious home that celebrates its historic details (+ slideshow). (more…)
  • Property Wire - Latest RICS survey confirms UK price growth slowdown
    8/11/2016 @ 2:53 AM - UK house price growth, especially in London, is slowing after the historic vote to leave the European Union, according to the latest data from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. The monthly report from RICS posted the lowest survey reading in three years in July. Just 5% more respondents nationally saw a rise rather than fall in prices, down from 15% the previous month. This downward trend that is evident across the UK and the London price indicator remains more downbeat with net balance of -33% which is broadly consistent with an outright drop in prices in the capital but not quite as sharp as that reported in June. The report also says that as price growth...
  • designboom - P11 arquitectos uses intersecting elements on façade of mexican housing complex
    8/11/2016 @ 2:45 AM - located in yucatan, the four housing units are all interconnected spatially and inside, the social area opens fully to a small garden, giving spaciousness, light and amplitude to the space. The post P11 arquitectos uses intersecting elements on façade of mexican housing complex appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
  • Luxury Daily - Michael Kors, Waldorf Astoria, Audi and Marc Jacobs – Live news
    8/11/2016 @ 2:41 AM - Michael Kors spring/summer 2016 Luxury Dailys live news from Aug. 10: Neville Jacobs turns author with photography book Designer Marc Jacobs' Instagram-famous pup Neville's photogenic qualities are being documented in an upcoming book release. Click here to read the entire article Waldorf Astoria opens in redeveloping San Francisco neighborhood Hilton's Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts is banking on the increasing desirability of San Francisco's Transbay neighborhood for affluent travelers with the opening of its latest property. Click here to read the entire article Sturia makes US debut with haute couture caviar France's Sturia is looking to disrupt...
  • PrimeResi - Eaton Square house with Nicky Haslam interior asks £4.25m
    8/11/2016 @ 2:04 AM - An unusual opportunity has come up to bag a house with a prized Eaton Square address for well under £5m.
  • PrimeResi - 'Significant opportunities' in London's prime fringe as new-build premium tumbles
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  • USA Today - He entered the U.S. as a boy. He was deported to Mexico as a man. Now, he is a stranger in his homeland
    8/11/2016 @ 1:46 AM - Nearly 3 million undocumented immigrants have been deported during the Obama presidency. This is what happened to one man when he was forced...  
  • Gant Daily - Australia has a new sporting hero: Who is Kyle Chalmers?
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  • Time - A Man Survived a Crash-Landing in Dubai. Then He Won the Lottery
    8/11/2016 @ 1:25 AM - (DUBAI, United Arab Emirates ) - After he escaped unharmed from the burning wreckage of an Emirates airplane that had crash-landed in Dubai, Mohamed Basheer already considered himself lucky. Then came the call telling him he had won $1 million. I said, Dont joke!'” the 62-year-old Indian recounted, laughing inside the auto-body repair shop where he works in Dubai. They said, Yes, you are the winner! I said, No!'” Basheer won Dubai Duty Frees Millennium Millionaire sweepstakes Tuesday with a ticket he purchased July 6, just before he boarded an Emirates flight to head to Indias Kerala state and his hometown of Pallickal. He believes the 1,000-dirham ($270) ticket, No....
  • Quartz - A Chinese Olympic boxers gaffe has turned him into an underdog hero for Chinas patriots
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  • ArchDaily - Stuttgart Airport Busterminal / Wulf Architekten
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