Henry Grabar

Recycling Innovation of the Day: Blasting Concrete With Lightning

Who says recycling can't be fun?

A Google Map of Mexico City's Street Vendors

In these satellite images, the street markets glow red.

Public Space Idea of the Day: The Mushroom Tunnel of London

The winner of the "High Line for London" competition isn't very high at all.

Inflation in the Helium Market Could Cause Holiday Parade Prices to Rise

Seriously, the price of helium is sky-rocketing -- and some think it's still below market rates.

Enticing Film Trailer of the Day: 'Lost Rivers'

Unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again.

Commute of the Day: The Length of the Lincoln Tunnel in an F1 Race Car

Friday afternoon traffic this ain't.

The Dredge of a Lifetime

As a 15-year transfer of dirt from the bottom of New York Harbor comes to a close, professional dredgers gather to marvel at what they've accomplished.

Brilliant Luxury Item of the Day: The Hot Tub Tug Boat

When sitting in a boat full of water is actually a good thing.

Automobile Innovation of the Day: The Hood-Mounted Projector

Movie time, all the time.

Map of the Day: New York's Geography of Complaining

Garbage is an issue.

Absurd Traffic Obstacle of the Day: The Minneapolis Bike Matador

Ole!

Paris Commemmorates Its 2006 World Cup Defeat, in Bronze

"This statue goes against the tradition of making statues to honor victories," a museum official explained. "It is an ode to defeat."

Plastic Bag Creation of the Day: The Slugs of Angers

Move over balloon animals. There's a new game in town.

Open Data of the Day: New York City Will Have QR Codes Everywhere

Every business with a city permit will soon be required to display a QR code linking to the municipal database.

An Optical Illusion Commemorates Nelson Mandela

Is it thorny prison bars or the South African leader's profile? Depends on where you stand.

Housing Shortage in Paris? Blame the Foreigners!

At least that's the popular attitude. But the truth is much more complicated.

Finding of the Day: 8% of L.A. Childhood Asthma Cases Due to Freeway Proximity

Kids who live near busy roads are more likely to develop asthma.

Fun Job of the Day: Russian Garbageman

Where do I send my résumé?

Architecture Revenue Down 40% Since 2008

The industry has contracted, and adapted.