Branded Urban Space Is the Future of Cities [Citylab] I used to think it was hilarious how I once tweeted my friend’s Miller High Life tattoo at the Miller brewery and got him a free case of beer, but now I realize it was just a preview of the future.
What It Actually Took to Build “The Wharf” [Washingtonian] You can see down into the underground music venue through the floor of the Channel’s infinity pool, which is a nice way of saying that concertgoers at the underground music venue will be commenting on your buttocks pressed against the glass ceiling throughout the evening.
Living In a Dense Neighborhood Reduces Your Risk of Obesity [Citylab] Well, considering I can follow my neighbors’ conversations through the walls, I figure it’s safe to treat myself to another pint of ice cream.
This Incredible House Used to Be a Cattle Barn [Dwell] I’ve always wanted to live in a barn, and this one is exceptionally cool; but why wouldn’t you keep the lofts?!
Airbnb Is Now Constructing Apartment Buildings [Fast Company] Would it be ironic if Airbnb destroyed the hotel industry, only to become the new hotel industry, or am I just really naive not to realize that was their plan all along?
Boston’s Weird Prison Island of Exile [Hyperallergic] It’s an entire Brutalist island of former prisons and sewage plants that looks like a set from the new “Blade Runner.”