Henry Grabar

GTX/Aetrex

Finally, Shoes With GPS

Keep track of wayward family members with these high-tech kicks.

Kim Traynor/Wikimedia Commons

Restoration of the Day: The U.K.'s Largest 3D Map

A preceding model was created by exiled Polish troops to defend the Scottish coastline.

Walking Geek/Flickr

How Yale's Outgoing President Made Peace — and Prosperity — With New Haven

Richard Levin's remarkable legacy on the home front.

NotSoNoisy

Dancing Building of the Day: The Dormitory Windows of Lausanne

A school celebrates its 10th anniversary with this architectural stunt.

Thomas Faivre-Duboz/Flickr

For a Weekend, Paris Lets the Masses Invade its Grandest Buildings

Over 300 sites, most of them off-limits the rest of the year, were open last weekend for the city's annual architectural open house.

M2Film

Totally Radical Ode of the Day: The Coolest Bus Around!

The ride of your life awaits in Denmark.

State Dept./SOM

Fortress America: How the U.S. Designs its Embassies

The challenge of architecture that epitomizes American values while offering total security.

Reuters

Could Changes to Early Voting Rules Hurt Urban Voters?

When it comes to early voting, some states say one size fits all -- and urban counties cry foul.

Conrad

Brilliant Bike Lock of the Day: The Pole-Mounted Bicycle Elevator

A bike lock that only a monkey could pick.

Bert Kaufmann/Flickr

Time Is Currency in Spain's Cities

With plenty of time, and no Euros, some Spaniards are putting hours in the bank.

Adappt XT

Questionable Smartphone Accessory of the Day: the iPhone Shiv

Worried your new iPhone 5 will be the object of thieves? What if it came with a small utility blade?

Mark Blinch/Reuters

Denial of the Day: Rahm Emanuel Does Not Like Nickelback

350,000 students got the day off; the mayor clarified his taste in music.

Scot63US/Flickr

Disappointing Contest of the Day: America's Transportation Award

Guess what kinds of projects the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials decided to honor this year?

Julian Sarthou/Phaidon Press Ltd.

For the Love of Concrete

A new book aims to repair the reputation of the much-maligned composite.

Nina Boesch

Recycling Project of the Day: MetroCard Collages

A different kind of subway art.

BugASalt

Bug Fighting Invention of the Day: A Gun That Shoots Salt, Kills Flies

Pest control is now a spectator sport.

Sam Martin/Exterior Architecture

Is London Serious About Building a Network of Elevated Bike Lanes?

The city is indeed mulling an elaborate plan to hitch bike lanes along elevated rail tracks.

Ars Electronica

Robot Record of the Day: Glowing Quadrocopters Perform Giant Synchronized Flight Over Danube

Wow.

Henry Grabar

Lessons From the Nation's Biggest Architectural Toy Collection

A 20th century American childhood, all in one room.