1. As if you need another reason to want to move to Cali
“This three-bedroom vacation home on Big Sur’s spectacular south coast is anchored in the natural beauty and power of the California landscape. Our design embeds the building within the land, creating a structure that is inseparable from its context. The site, which features a 250-foot drop to the Pacific Ocean along the bluff and toward the west, offers dramatic views.
“The long, thin volume of the house conforms to the natural contours of the land and the geometries of the bluff, deforming its shape and structure in response, much like the banana slug native to the region’s seaside forests. In this way, the complex structural system applies natural forms to accommodate the siting.”
2. Porsche is going to start 3D printing hard-to-find classic car parts
“Sourcing replacement parts for classic cars is never easy, especially when it comes to small-volume models. Porsche is trying to come up with a workaround and is now offering a limited number of 3D-printed parts for some of its classic cars, including the 959 supercar from the ’80s.
“In total, Porsche will offer nine 3D-printed parts and is examining the possibility of 20 more. Porsche Classic offers roughly 52,000 parts for various models.”
3. Martin Scorsese is getting a whole lot more money for his movie starring De Niro, Pacino, and Pesci
“Martin Scorsese is going to milk Netflix for all they’re worth. The filmmaker is currently shooting the highly anticipated crime pic The Irishman for the streaming giant, and reports indicate Scorsese’s budget is steadily increasing. As of now, the budget is $140 million and climbing.
“The Irishman reunites Scorsese with Robert De Niro and the previously-retired Joe Pesci while also marking Scorsese’s first time working with Al Pacino. Former Scorsese collaborator Harvey Keitel also stars, along with Anna Paquin, Bobby Cannavale, Ray Romano, Stephen Graham and Jesse Plemons.”
4. A 1:24 ratio slender-scraper is a sign of changing skylines in NYC
“The Empire State Building, the Art Deco Chrysler Building, the super-tall One World Trade Center. New York City is home to some of the world’s most iconic skyscrapers. But the buildings entering its famous skyline today are doing something unusual. They’re getting skinnier.
“‘Over the past decade, advances in materials and engineering have made building supertalls possible, specifically those with smaller footprints,’ says Jonathan Miller, president and CEO of New York real estate consultancy Miller Samuel.”
5. Pair 10 cheesy rom-coms with their actual cheese equivalents this V-Day
“Valentine’s Day is notoriously cheesy. The dozens of roses, poorly-rhymed cards, and heart-shaped boxes of chocolates are recycled every year. But if you really want to embrace the cheesiness, you need one thing: cheese.
“Here are 10 cheesy rom-coms to stream online and the cheeses to devour while watching.”