A few days ago Mercer, the global human resources consulting firm, published its current list of the most expensive cities in the world. According to their survey, the most expensive place to station an employee isn't New York or Tokyo. It's Luanda, Angola.
"Located on the 25th floor, the open air Terrace Lounge represents the height of urban elegance [...] high above the canyons of Wall Street." Reading the promotional captions of Manhattan's newest luxury condominium—20 Pine Street—makes me want to puke.
In 2005, grade school teacher Eric Schneider paid $235,000 for a 450 square foot studio apartment that originally looked like it had barely enough room for even a bed. So he handed it over to architects Michael Chen and Kari Anderson who revamped the kitchen, and designed a central transforming cabinet that now…
Moving to a brand new city where you don't know anyone? Fuh-fuh-frightening. Not for this guy who posted on Craigslist looking for a roommate. In his words, he's a master chef of yellow squash carpaccio, Vonnegut reader, James Fucking Taylor on the geetar and not a racist.
This Brooklyn apartment has everything you desire. Privacy, space and a breath-taking panoramic view that will knock your socks off.
I love what happens when you put technology in the hands of very creative people like André Chocron. Using only time-lapse photography, the Norwegian director created one of the best music light shows I've seen.
And here I thought my New York apartment was small! Christian Schallert lives in a 258 square foot space and maximizes the hell out it by hiding everything behind walls, cabinets and clever design. Seriously, watch this. It's freaking amazing.
Maybe I'm a sensitive fool, but I've always had a hard time moving out of a place I call home. That's why I'm going to follow these instructions to leave a "time capsule" note behind light switches from now on.
If you were anything like me growing up, you dreamt about living in a firehouse just so you could have a fire pole to slide down. This San Francisco townhouse is the house I dreamt about. I'm so moving here.
I'm sure when I was younger I wanted to live in a McDonald's playground forever. Now, thanks to the imaginative Japanese, I can. These Reversible Destiny Lofts in Tokyo are basically an adult-sized playground masked as housing solutions.
Today in the last frontier otherwise known as Remainders, we've got a mysterious (possibly viral) video involving an apartment stowaway, a prank featuring gay porn and an LCD TV, and a surefire way to kill your Facebook self.
There are nerds who have their collections on shelves in their apartments, and then there are rich nerds who turn their apartments into an incredible museum of obsession. And this is the craziest version of the latter I've ever seen.
Since Holland is mostly under sea level, keeping houses from flooding is a constant problem. This concept fixes that problem by just having an apartment complex that floats.
This past Saturday, an entire apartment building in Shanghai collapsed. To be fair, the building was under construction and thus unoccupied, but it's still a minor miracle that there was only one fatality.
There's plenty of room left to build in the world's major cities; we just have to be MacGyver about it. Because when one group of architects looked at an alley, they saw the perfect lot for a five-story building that's less then eight feet wide.
I suppose it goes without saying, but the "Backpack House" concept is probably the most ill conceived design idea ever. Basically, the idea is that the square footage of an apartment can be increased by hanging a 2-ton add on from the roof or the facade of a building. That means that users would have to crawl through…
I've moved 10 times in the last nine years, which means I know quite well how much of a pain it is to pack up an entire apartment's worth of stuff and drag it into a new place. If I had this Casulo, however, moving would be cake, as long as I didn't mind sleeping on a tiny bed sitting on a little stool for eight hours…