Month: October 2013

The World Of Sci-Fi, Examples Of New Tech That Could Actual Become Big Business

  As long as there’s compelling science fiction out there, we  can keep reaching for more and more elusive technology to integrate into our  daily lives. We see bits and pieces of a sci-fi dreamscape already present in so much of  the everyday – just consider…

Food Truck Nation Alive and well in the U.S. Featuring: Low n Slow Santa Cruz, CA

Locally sourced lamb. Grilled sweetbreads with sherry, Pulled Pork Sammies. A growing fleet of vehicles around the country is serving high-end, gourmet fare—and changing the Gastronomic landscape. A new generation of lunch trucks is hitting the streets. They serve high-end fare such as grass-fed…

HOUSE OF THE DAY: $48 Million Hamptons Estate- Pending Sale

Back  in July Vince Camuto and his former beauty queen wife listed their historic Southampton estate for a staggering $48 million. Someone obviously thought the home, known as Wooldon Manor, was worth the  exorbitant ticket price because the 113-year-old property is in contract  after only three months,…

Architectural Piece of the Week: Stairs (10 great Photos)

The stairs are one of the oldest buildings in architectural history, they have always played a central role in the history of humanity, although it is difficult to tell exactly in wich year they were born, it is believed his appearance was by the…

FBook Part 2: A Tour Of The Disneyland-Inspired Campus

    A few days ago, news broke that Facebook was building a  $120 million, 394-unit housing complex for its employees  near its  Menlo Park, Calif. offices Company housing may sound strange in this modern day. But once you’ve seen  Facebook’s Disney-inspired campus, Facebook’s…

Blending A Victorian Era -1792 Building W/ Modern Comforts

XL Group Dublin Ireland fascination with cool offices continues. This time, Attraction is to a Victorian building in Dublin. This past June, after only six months of elaborate reconstruction and renovation, global insurance firm XL Group plc moved into one of the most prestigious addresses…

San Francisco The Least Affordable City In The US ?, Oakland The Brooklyn Of The Bay Area

SF City Dwellers keep moving to Oakland. Gone from San Francisco for  greener pastures and cheaper homes & rents, because it’s just gotten too hard, by which  I really mean too expensive. Their move signals that something has gone  terribly wrong in this most…

14 American Housing Markets Still Drowning In Foreclosures

One in every 998 U.S. homes received a foreclosure filing in the  third quarter, according to the latest foreclosure  data from RealtyTrac Foreclosure filings were down 27% from a year ago, but up 2% from the second  quarter. National foreclosure activity fell to the…

FBook’s $120 Million Housing Complex For Employees W/ Doggy Day Care And A Sports Bar-Seriously ?

  Facebook already has some of the best employee perks, from four months of maternity and paternity leave to on-site  barber shops. Now it’s creating the ultimate perk: housing.Facebook is building what the Wall Street Journal dubs a small “town” for employees, Anton Menlo The…

If You Think China’s Air Is Bad, Check Out These Harrowing Photos of The Water

The unhealthy smog that settled over Beijing earlier this year capturing international  media attention, is not the only visible sign of China’s rapid economic growth  and the resulting environmental hazards. Countless rivers and lakes have also been contaminated by nearby factories,  and sometimes, dumping…