2012 - Articles

Best Homes 2012: Coolest Houses of the Year

After rounding up the biggest celebrity deals, weirdest buildings and worst listing photos of 2012, we'd like to take a moment to stop and reflect on our personal favorites. The homes below were the ones that our hearts beat for this year. Some of them are strange, cute, star-studded and risque, and they are why we do... Continue Reading »

Worst Listing Photos 2012: The Best of the Bad This Year

One thing we learned in 2012? Some people have no idea how to create home listings properly. We've seen some of the most disgusting listing photos this year, from bloody bathtubs to frying pans with rotting food still in them. And why would these photos be included in a home listing in the first place? Beats us. We're... Continue Reading »

Best of 2012 Architecture: Wildest Buildings This Year

Every year, it seems, architects start a new race to see who can create the wildest building in the world. And 2012 was no different. This year, we saw everything from dancing buildings to bow-tie structures and wacky "forests" of jagged condos. Our friends at Curbed wrapped up the wildest buildings from starchitects... Continue Reading »

The Mayan Apocalypse: Could These Doomsday Bunkers Save You?

By Geoffrey Ingersoll The prevalence of "fallout" shelters in pop culture, indeed in culture itself, has seen a recent spike. Maybe it was the 2008 global economic crisis, or the deafening apocalyptic talk of prominent pundits (ahem, Glenn Beck), or even the resurgence of the zombie as the way that life on earth will... Continue Reading »

Luxury Underground Bunkers: Practical or Paranoid?

Ask Robert Vicino about the future of civilization and it's not a bright picture. "We're seeing almost a quickening convergence of major disasters. It seems like every week there's a major one," he states over the phone. "Sooner or later, al-Qaida, they could get lucky. Or it could be a tornado or an economic collapse... Continue Reading »

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