House hunting can be a giant pain. That’s why we’re a fan of Freshome.com’s article, The 10 Things Every Millennial Needs To Know Before Buying A First Home. Even if you come from a generation labeled by a letter instead of a futuristic-sounding word, these home buying tips are pretty spot on (of course, we especially like the points about not tackling every home improvement at once and looking past small things, like wallpaper).
Speaking of houses, we’d like to congratulate the winners of the American Institute of Architects California Council Awards. Here’s what the AIACC has to say regarding the awards: “The practice of architecture can sometimes be about creating a legacy – either in portfolio or firm culture or contribution to society within other categories. And often these attributes are coupled with really strong, intuitive and smart design.” The AIACC praises those with these attributes through its awards program. Lawrence Scarpa, of Los Angeles’ Brooks + Scarpa, took home a Lifetime Achievement Award, with jurors mentioning his “exceptional and sustainable” designs. And If you love architecture as much as we do, be on the lookout for our new series, where we’ll profile interesting architects and firms from around the globe. Happen to know an awesome architect? Shoot us a message in the comments section, on Twitter, or through Facebook.
And speaking of new series, we love the first installment of Curbed.com’s new feature, House Calls, which debuted March 2. The piece provides a perfect example of how art can personalize a home (something we definitely believe in), with fantastic photos of one New York City collector’s SoHo space. While the comments about the art in the apartment have been pretty divisive (with some commenters applauding the collection and others using words like “trashy”), the space is thought out and perfectly unique.
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