Fuck off as a legitimate reaction

Sometimes, it is hard to realise that speaking up your mind to your beloved ones might turn out to raise a fuck off as a legitimate response, whether conscious or not. This brings to mind a learning point: Never idealize anybody; Look in the eye and feel wonderful while keeping up the cherished treasure of kindness and compassion at your only reach and availability.

urbanfunscape:

Jeep: parking space (by Bates Y ad agency)

urbanfunscape:

Jeep: parking space (by Bates Y ad agency)

angela merkel+MBV Loveless mashup

angela merkel+MBV Loveless mashup

urbanplannerholic:

This interactive tool will give you a detailed, data-based account of the real estate market in any chosen area in the United States. Just plug in your zip code and find out relevant and beautifully presented data on housing sales, prices, affordability and more.

House Canary Aims to Help the World Forecast Real Estate Prices

We’ve built the most advanced big data platform to forecast real estate values and understand why the change will happen. We analyze $20+ Trillion of market value every single month.

Features: So what is going to happen to real estate prices?

There is so much information available, but many did not foresee the housing meltdown. We help to preserve and create value by arming you with the right information about what will likely happen to housing prices.

Simple and clear perspective

There is too much data available at our fingertips, and it’s hard to know what will impact future price and what to pay attention to. We help distill the swirl of data into an accurate easy to understand forecast for where your local market is headed.

Accurate proprietary forecasts

We use highly proprietary data and models that are tested for accuracy of predicting home prices across market cycles. These models are built at a local level for each major city, using 40+ years of data, and highly accurate formulas that are tried and true indicators of changes in market conditions.

Local Social input

How many times have you had the conversation, “so what is happening with home prices in the area?” The mood in your local market is a critical variable that has not been tracked. However, research shows that the “wisdom of crowds” is highly accurate over time. We have integrated proprietary data and social network sentiment into our forecasts.

I’m kind of skeptical towards this. I think this could be done, although the features that drive sentiment seem that are not explicit. therefore, value calculation goes in the back end so transparency goes down the flush. So it happens with social indicators such as spatial justice, mix of use, open space accessibility, among other things. The sharpened edge of networked technologies seems to open up both the opportunities of shedding light on the otherwise obscure real estate market and of amplifying the malaise which high frequency speculation is capable of, the latter witnessed during the recent economic crisis in the mature markets.

(Source: housecanary.com)

prostheticknowledge:

Social Teletext Network

Project proposal by Philipp Ronenberg utilizing recently redundant electronic information technology for personal purposes in the net surveillance age:

The Teletext Social Network uses analogue television broadcasting to provide a wireless communication infrastructure. Users can communicate without depending on network providers or governmental institutions. The network users themselves maintain the network.

In 2012, most of the broadcasting television channels in the UK switched from analogue to digital broadcasting, resulting in the analogue spectrum frequencies becoming free.

More about the project can be found here

thisbigcity:

archiDUTCH is a 19-minute documentary created by a group of Canadian design students showcasing top Dutch architects and designers.

OMA’s Reinier de Graaf, Inside Outside’s Petra Blaisse, and MVRDV’s Jacob van Rijs along with dutch model maker Vincent de Rijk comment on the Dutch perspective in designing and building the cities we live in.

An interesting documentary ( with some ‘politically correct’ positions by the interviewed though) on Dutch top notch architectural design studios and their take on the actual practice in the Netherlands and abroad.

thisbigcity:

Infographic: The benefits of urban agriculture
More in our latest post. 

thisbigcity:

Infographic: The benefits of urban agriculture

More in our latest post

vanished:

Greg Ponchak - Surveillance and Social Networking

thisistheverge:

Instagram artist pairs your favorite foods in charming new photo series
Many of us use Instagram to document our latest meals, but illustrator and art director David Schwen has taken things a step further with his #pantonepairings series of photos. The images are a playful take on paint chips, only instead of paint they feature combinations of food, like peas and carrots or cookies and milk.

thisistheverge:

Instagram artist pairs your favorite foods in charming new photo series

Many of us use Instagram to document our latest meals, but illustrator and art director David Schwen has taken things a step further with his #pantonepairings series of photos. The images are a playful take on paint chips, only instead of paint they feature combinations of food, like peas and carrots or cookies and milk.