Thursday: Talk About the Weather

  • The BBC has gone mad scientist. They’re “hoping to harness the power of thousands of PCs around the world”–including yours–to predict the climate. (BBC)
  • The best Jamaican goat roti in town. (The New York Times)
  • Now that housing prices in Manhattan are unaffordable, let’s build a hotel in Tribeca to bring in more rich people. (New York Post)
  • Fed chairman Bernanke thinks that mortgage rates will stay low enough to keep the housing market stable, according to Jonathan Miller. (Matrix)
  • Fed chairman Bernanke says that more rate increases are ahead, which will mean higher mortgage rates, according to Jonathan Miller. (Matrix)
  • The Morgans Hotel Group, founded by Ian Schrager, had its IPO this week. Although he sold most of the company last decade, Schrager left the week $9 million richer and with a $46 million stake in Morgans. (Curbed)
  • If graffiti artists use LED lights instead of spray paint, will their work still need to be “cleaned up” per the city’s new law? (Gothamist)
  • The Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum announced the participating designers and firms in their “National Design Triennial: Design Life Now.” (CHNDM)
  • The director of the Design Museum, Alice Rawsthorn, “abruptly resigned” because of tensions over her taste for “decorative tendency” versus utility. The fight isn’t over. (Telegraph)
  • An interactive structure in the Netherlands changes color based on the feelings of people who vote online or through questionaire for “happy,” “hate,” or “love.” What color would the tower be in New York? (arcspace)
  • The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Center for Communities by Design has selected eight communities to receive technical assistance under the Sustainable Design Assessment Team (SDAT) program in 2006, including Syracuse, N.Y. (AIA)
  • Royal Philips Electronics has built a full-scale city environment so that designers, architects and city officials can see how different light can improve the quality of urban life. (Gizmag)
  • Courtney Love of Hole has finally found a buyer for her Crosby Street apartment. (Page Six)
  • – Riva Froymovich

    Thursday: Talk About the Weather