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Linkage: Anti-Mansion Crusaders; a Cloud-like Hammock; More!


Photo via Curbed NY · American apartments came from Paris. [The Atlantic] · A stunningly ornate movie palace-turned-church.

Unsold Stuff: No One Knows What to Do with All These Empty U.S. Prisons


Oregon's Wapato jail. Photo via KMD Architects U.S. incarceration rates have been declining for the last few years.

Eating Pretty: What it Looks Like to Put a Restaurant Inside a '50s Cinema


All images via Platea This summer in Madrid, Platea, a food complex inside the grand environs of the former Carlos III cinema opened to the public, carving space for a bunch of high-end food peddlers out of a 6,000-square-foot theater that dates to the 1950s.

Lookalikes: This David Chipperfield Store Remixes One by Marcel Breuer


Swiss accessories brand Bally has a long history of commissioning stores from big-name architects, including Le Corbusier, Karl Moser, and Robert Mallet-Stevens.

Celebrity Beefs : Homeowners Want Sarah Jessica Parker to Stop Showing Up

A photo posted by SJP Collection (@sjpcollection) on Oct 10, 2014 at 7:02am PDT Ten years after Sex and the City's final episode, the West Village townhouse spotlighted in later seasons is still getting heaps of (unwanted!

The Quotable Frank Lloyd Wright: Dear Miami: Frank Lloyd Wright Thinks Your Homes are Garbage


Frank Lloyd Wright visited Miami in 1955. His takeaway from the trip was that "Miamians live in houses pigs would be ashamed to live in." Frank Lloyd Wright was a huge diva.

Director's Cut: Let Director Stanley Kubrick Show You Around 1940s Chicago


Photo by Stanley Kubrick via Curbed Chicago When Stanley Kubrick was 21 years old, the future director of film classics like A Clockwork Orange and The Shining was actually concentrating on street photography.

Just Because: Hate Fun and/or Tennis? Then You'll Loathe This Apartment


In an apartment in Dijon, France, artist Benedetto Bufalino has transformed the empty interiors into a very impractical (but very arty) indoor tennis court, complete with artificial turf, service lines, and net across the doorway.

Cabin Fever: Tom Kundig is Being Forced to Move His Mountain Cabin


Photo via Adventure Journal A judge has ruled against lauded Seattle architect Tom Kundig, in favor of the people who want to see his cantilevered mountain cabin removed from their once pristine view.

House of the Day: Colorfully Done-Up Delaware Estate Dates Back to 1740


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Blockbusters: New York's priciest co-op is an...


New York's priciest co-op is an $80M Upper East Side spread recently purchased by Ukranian billionaire Leonard Blavatnik.

Artistry: This Guy Makes Portraits of Palm Springs Classics By Moonlight


All photos by Tom Blachford The resort city of Palm Springs, California, is known for its vast collection of "Desert Modern" homes, those midcentury stunners with flat rooflines, expansive windows, and sparkling pools that were once favored as vacation pads for the likes of Frank Sinatra and Truman Capote.

Celebrity Real Estate: J. Lo Buys a 'Luxury Fortress' Done Up by Nate Berkus' Husband


Sources tell the New York Daily News that Jennifer Lopez is the buyer of the penthouse at Manhattan's The Whitman building, which just sold for $22M.

History Lessons: How a 'Victorian Hustler' Created S.F.'s Fisherman's Wharf


Monkeys outside of Warner's Cob Web Palace. Photo via San Francisco History Center More than a century before it became the overrun waterfront tourist attraction it is today, San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf was known as Meiggs' Wharf, named after the sawmill owner and lumber dealer Henry Meiggs, the wharf's earliest promoter.

Unguided Tours: Take a Tour of Frank Gehry's Much-Ballyhooed Paris Museum


All photos via Fondation Louis Vuitton Funded by the richest man in France, carried by twelve billowing glass sails, and heralded by Louis Vuitton window displays and a glowing review in Vanity Fair, Frank Gehry's Fondation Louis Vuitton has arrived with more hoopla than any building in recent memory.

Linkage: Wallpaper Horror Story; Mapping D.C.'s Murals; More!


Photo via Curbed Boston · Eight buildings that inspired literature. [Arch Digest] · Mapping 61 street murals in Northwest D.C.

On the Market: Pristine 1960 Richard Neutra Design is All Yours for $2.3M


Photos via Crosby Doe Associates The Kambara Residence, a two-level house designed by celebrated modernist Richard Neutra has listed for the first time ever, and, like many of one of the midcentury master's house designs to have hit the market recently, Kambara is quintessential early '60s residential design.

Grand Reopenings: At Last, a Peek at Doris Duke's Amazing 'Arabian Nights' Palace


All photos via the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art During her lifetime, tobacco heiress Doris Duke's grand passion was her 14,000-square-foot palace in Honolulu, which she called Shangri La and filled with priceless pieces of Islamic art and design.

Video Interlude: This Ikea Ad's Take on 'The Shining' is So Spot-On


When you think about it, the average Ikea store has a lot in common with The Shining's Overlook Hotel.

House of the Day: Be the First to Renovate This Awesome Late-'70s Compound


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