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  • 8 strategies to get the most from your homeowners insurance after a hurricane

    Judith Rubin was the first to hear the odd noise coming from the basement garage as she and her husband, Justin, waited out Superstorm Sandy in their Long Beach, N.Y., home in October 2012. Justin went to investigate. But like Leonardo DiCaprio in the movie “Titanic,” Justin suddenly found…

    ConsumerReports.org12 mins ago
  • Eames and Saarinen Should've Decorated the Star Trek Set

    Watch one episode of the original Star Trek—heck, watch one minute of the show—and it's clear how much the 1960s Space Age aesthetic, one marked by Googie architecture and post-war car culture, inspired its set designers. Still, the midcentury...

    Curbed
  • Reverse Mortgage: How it Works (Age 62 Plus)

    Educate yourself! Understand how a reverse mortgage works. Learn more now!

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  • Beachfront Stunner By a High-Society Standby Wants $45M

    Click here to view the full photogallery. Though some Florida homes by upper-upper-crust society architect Maurice Fatio have been torn down and replaced with huge new contemporaries, many are still receiving ritzy renovations and commanding astronomical asks. The latest...

    Curbed
  • Motorola's New HQ Could Not Be Pinker or Sparklier

    Photo via Curbed Chicago Created by the Global Gensler firm—with maybe a few design pointers taken from some very girly middle schools—the extremely pretty new Motorola HQ is a vision of bright pink, sparkling neon signs, and quirky, interactive hangout...

    Curbed
  • Catherine Deneuve Lists Resplendent French Chateau for $5.5M

    Click here to view the full photogallery. For the past few decades, when Catherine Deneuve wasn't hanging out with princes and spending time at her L.A. mansion (which, fun fact, later housed multiple ABBA members and a hippie cult),...

    Curbed
  • Rent a home or buy? Depends where you live

    As the housing market stages an uneven recovery, the decision to buy a home is no longer a slam dunk. Look at the factors.

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  • Eco-Friendly Prefab House Fits Together Like a 3D Puzzle

    In It's Not Easy Being Green, Curbed pulls back the curtain on cutting-edge, environmentally friendly design, from urban passive houses to green tweaks on suburban living. Have a suggestion for an upcoming column? Pass it along. Photo via Remodelista Despite...

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  • Simplify the Home Buying Process

    By doing your homework and thinking about the process as four smaller stages, shopping for a home can be less complicated and, perhaps, even enjoyable.

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  • Are You Wondering What Your Current Car is Worth?

    Black Book is an online leader in offering timely, independent & accurate used car values. Get trade-in value from Black Book & a new car price quote!

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  • Why do new dishwashers take so long to complete a normal cycle?

    Between federal energy standards and the Energy Star program, dishwasher manufacturers face myriad restrictions—some mandatory, some voluntary—that require them to make dishwashers that use less water. Some of today's dishwashers take more than three hours to complete a normal cycle. In the case…

    ConsumerReports.org
  • 65 Shots of Concrete Houses Not at All Like Parking Garages

    Click here to view the full photogallery. Raw concrete buildings have come a long way since Brutalist architects started rattling them out in the '50s. No longer reserved for government pseudo-fortresses and parking structures, architects from Chile to Japan...

    Curbed
  • Vivien Leigh's European retreat for sale for $5.9M

    The former country home of one of Hollywood's most famous actresses, Vivien Leigh, has hit the market for about $5.9 million, according to a report in the Daily Mail.

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  • $2.8M Carolina 'Villa' Boasts Taxidermy and a Chicken Coop

    Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the tipline and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got. Click here to view the full...

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  • Clocking in With Stylist Gregory Bissonnette: Go Behind the Scenes on House Beautiful's May 2014 Cover Shoot

    Welcome back to Clocking In, a video series in which Curbed explores one individual's artistic contributions to the great, wide "wheel" of design; in other words, cool stuff cool people create. Care to nominate someone noteworthy? Do send a...

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  • How To: Paint Glass

    Smooth and reflective, glass makes a lovely canvas for paint. If, however, you've never before tried to paint glass, ...

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  • How America's Oldest Baseball Fields Prepare for the Future

    The smell of freshly cut grass, the warm burst of the summer sun, and Cracker Jacks: baseball is here. We like our baseball drenched in nostalgic Americana. We call franchises "storied." We remember lineups and stats from our favorite...

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  • Remodeling 101: All You Need to Know About VOCs in Paint

    If you're like me, you might be a bit confused about Volatile Organic Compounds (or VOCs) in paint. Here's our report on what you need to know about VOCs in paint: VOCs are carbon-containing chemicals that are labeled "volatile" because they evaporate easily at room temperature, thereby entering…

    Remodelista
  • Live Out Your Retro-Future Dreams in a Prefab Bubble House

    Photo via Gizmodo Dreamed up by architect and urban design theorist Jean Maneval and presented in theoretical model to France's Salon Des Arts Ménagers in 1956, the Maison Bulle à Six Coques (which literally translates to "Six-Shell Bubble House") could...

    Curbed
  • $4.5 Wine Country Estate Offers a 'Personal Form of Heaven'

    Click here to view the full photogallery. Inspired by a client's relatively open-ended request for "an easy-living space that incorporated the color blue," Calif.-based architect Juan Carlos Fernandez built this modern Casa Cielo Azul (or the Blue Sky Home)...

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  • Upscale appliances at down-to-earth prices

    If you’re ready to splurge wisely, consider this list of high-end appliances that earned top marks in Consumer Reports’ tests. This 42-inch-wide refrigerator combines very good temperature performance and excellent energy efficiency to keep your food fresh and your energy costs in check. The…

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  • Fantastic Plastic: Lamps Made from Recycled Soda Bottles

    One of the most artful we’ve come across is Alvaro Catalán de Ocón’s PET lamp project. In 2011, Catalán de Ocón unveiled the first PET collection, a series of colorful, hatlike pendant lights fabricated by artisans in Colombia. More recently, in collaboration with Si Studio, he’s brought the…

    Remodelista
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