Jenny Xie

Neighborhood Postcard Project

Postcards From the Neighborhoods You Only Hear About on the News

A DIY project that wants to change people's stereotypes about their city.

SuperDroid Robots

Remote Control Snowplows: The New Winter Luxury?

Clear the sidewalks from the comfort of your toasty home.

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Unsuspecting Commuters, Transformed Into Cartoon Characters

 One man has been giving his fellow passengers new personalities through funny doodles.

Raw Design

In Freezing Winnipeg, Climbable Koosh Balls Keep You Warm

They're made of colorful pool noodles.

FlowingData

Mapping Where People Run

These graphics chart the most popular routes in 22 cities.

Nathan Keay/MCA Chicago

These Scratch-Off Ads Give Commuters Something to Do at the Bus Stop

They reveal art underneath. 

Reuters

This Brooklyn Restaurant Goes All Out for Valentine's Day With a Beyoncé-Themed Menu

How about some Jay-ziti?

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The World's First Dog-Sled Taxi Service Just Launched in Norway

Luxury Arctic tourism.

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Yup, Now You Can Drive a Grown-Up Version of the 'Cozy Coupe' Toy Car

Childhood fun for adults. 

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Should Cities Help Drivers Hit Green Lights All the Time?

The next generation of traffic signal technologies aim to take the guesswork out of intersections.

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Chicago's Trendiest New Lunch Option Comes Out of a Vending Machine

Farmer's Fridge sells fresh, swanky salads out of recyclable jars.

Porsche

The World's First Porsche Was Just Discovered in a Shed in Austria

It ran on over 1,000 pounds of battery. 

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The Long Regulatory Road to America's First Cat Cafe

Pending a whole lot of permits, one could open in San Francisco this summer.

BikeBoards

Strap-on Skis for Your Bicycle

A simple solution for getting around in the snow.

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A Functional Trike Made From Recycled Household Parts

Think beach chairs, scooters, and other junk just lying around.

Nikki Sylianteng

Designing a Less Confusing Parking Sign

A much more visual and intuitive take.

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Tracking the Flight Paths of Birds

The chaotic order of nature's social networks.

Muhammed Muheisen/AP

The World's Fight Against Polio, in 1 GIF

India is almost "polio-free."

Lenny Ignelzi/AP

The First Google Glass Moving Violation Case Got Dropped

But it's still unclear whether wearing the device is truly legal while driving.