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Afternoon Obsession: Shapes of Philadelphia

London-based graphic designer Yoni Alter taps Philadelphia with a neon wand in his Shapes of Cities series. From the towering Mellon Bank Center to the […]

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Property’s Morning Obsession: World’s Most Expensive Motor Home, and Greater Philadelphia’s Cheapest

The most expensive recreational vehicle in the world is on sale for $2 million in–where else?–Dubai. From the Daily Mail (rogue capitalization of brand name […]

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Property’s Morning Obsession: Video of Climb to the Top of the Tallest Building in the World

The highest building in the world is the Burj Khalifa Tower in Dubai; it’s 2,722 feet tall.  National Geographic photographer Joe McNally stood atop it recently to take a photo […]


Property’s Morning Obsession: Slice-of-Life Video of Kensington in 1982, Starring Philadelphia Accents

This is a really depressing video (and good morning to you!) that’s nonetheless mesmerizing. A California filmmaker follows around a bunch of teenagers in Kensington […]


Property’s Morning Obsession: An Earthship Is Coming to Philadelphia

It was January of last year when a nonprofit formed with the goal of bringing an earthship–a unique sustainable-living dwelling constructed from found objects–to urban […]

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Philly Cat Bike Guy Goes National on BuzzFeed Animals

Rudi Saldia, who bikes through Philly with his cat Mary Jane on his shoulder, is featured on BuzzFeed Animals today, which means he’ll soon be […]

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Property’s Morning Obsession: Airstream Living in a Loft

Decorating a loft can be a tricky thing. You want to celebrate the open layout, but sometimes you need a little something to break up […]

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Property’s Morning Obsession: Historic Philadelphia Maps Revealed for the First Time

David Rumsey is a man obsessed–and we mean that in the best way. He’s been collecting maps and related ephemera for 25 years and has […]

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Property’s Morning Obsession: The Navy Yard As Innovation Hub for Building Technology

The more you think about it, the more staggering it gets: the progress the Navy Yard has made from movie setting for post-apocalyptic zombie flick […]

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Property’s Morning Obsession: Crazy Minimalist Home With Graffiti and Lurking Bear Figurines

The design of this three-story house in Thailand, called Bear House, is by Thai architect and visionary Onion, who’s unendingly inventive, as are most people […]

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Property’s Morning Obsession: The Walk-In Closet in a 2BR Condo Rental

This two-bedroom unit in the Lenox Building on South 13th Street has hardwood floors, double shower head, dishwasher, a living room wired for audio and […]


Property’s Morning Obsession: If Facebook Built a House, Here’s What It Would Look Like

How irritating is the ever-shifting architecture of Facebook? The timeline, the newsfeed, the general way the house is built. But what if Facebook–instead of debuting […]


Property’s Morning Obsession: Brandywine Realty Trust’s Love of Pong

Philadelphia has made the national news again–and this time it has nothing to do with a restaurant called Chink’s. Now the country is talking about […]


Property’s Morning Obsession: A Louis Kahn House Not Built By Louis Kahn

Take a quick look at this Center City house and you might think it was designed by legendary Philadelphia architect Louis Kahn. Everything from the […]

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Property’s Morning Obsession: The Adaptive Reuse Portable Hotel Room

Can’t find a hotel room in New York’s theater district for less than $400 per weekend night? Sorry, we can’t help with that. This hotel […]