John Metcalfe

be3design

Would You Live In This Loft In the Clouds?

Polish architects have designed a swanky apartment building perched on the chimneys of an old factory.

Chicago Loop Alliance

Chicago's Downtown Goes All 1980s With Immense, Fluorescent Art

Installation artist Jessica Stockholder wants pedestrians to feel like they're "walking through an animated film."

Cricket Design

Pee Into This Sao Paulo Urinal To Make Lovely Music

A toilet fixture in Brazil lets you shred on the guitar with the force of your urine.

Shutterstock

This Week in Bans: New York City's Surge in the War Against Fatty Foods

Also, the first protester is banned from the London Olympics; shameful Japanese bureaucrats can't drink alcohol for a month; a California city outlaws charity.

When Automotive 'Drifting' Goes Horribly Wrong, in Saudi Arabia

Could this be the worst car accident ever put to video?

Luke Jerram

A Public Sculpture That Moans and Howls in the Wind

Luke Jerram's wind-powered "Aeolus" looks like the result of smashing together a pipe organ and a porcupine.

Ianqui Doodle/Flickr

Sequoia National Park Is Stuck in Pollution Hell

The fabled home of California's redwoods has the worst air quality of any national park and is full of mysteriously crippled wildlife.

Justin Kiner/Flickr

Prepare Your Animal Sacrifices: 'Manhattanhenge' Blazes in NYC Tonight

The setting sun is about to click exactly into the city's grid, creating a godlike spectacle of flame and shadow tonight and tomorrow.

Delta Air Lines

Journey Through the Intestines of an Airline Baggage System

Ever wonder what an airline stowaway sees when peaking out from within his Samsonite sanctuary?

MiWuLaTV/YouTube

Tiny World of the Day: Miniature, Hyperrealistic Airport

The model Knuffingen Airport in Hamburg, part of the world's largest railway model, has 40 different planes that take off and land hundreds of times daily.

KOMUNews/Flickr

Taxpayers Foot the Bill to Protect Rush Limbaugh Statue in Missouri

There's been a lot of human-on-statue violence this week. Could Rush be next?

Robert Ennals/Flickr

This Week in Bans: Beijing's Public Toilets to Become Fly-Free

Also, L.A. outlaws plastic bags; Lady Gaga ponders violent threats in Jakarta; and much more.

Lichtfaktor

Video of the Day: Whole Zoo of Glowing Animals Gets Loose in Cologne

A team of "light painters" make jellyfish, birds and a whale appear in this dazzling video from Germany.

Villasana, Plasencia, et al.

Recycling Old Furniture by Coating It With Black Goop

Designers in the Mexican city of León try to revive an ailing industry with furniture best described as "oil-slick chic."

KayaPress/YouTube

Useless and Defunct City Objects Should Be Called... 'Thomassons'

That's the word that Japanese artist Genpei Akasegawa has assigned to doors leading nowhere and driveways blocked by fences.

Aaron Koblin

Visualizing a Full Day of Airplane Paths in the U.S.A.

Data wizard Aaron Koblin is intrigued by domestic flight patterns, and after watching this video you will be too.

jimnista/Flickr

Solar Eclipse Scenes From the Cities With the Best View

See what Sunday's fearsome "ring of fire" looked like from around the world.

raskalovit/YouTube

Monkeying Around on an Insanely High Bridge, in Russia

Russian kids have fun climbing the Bridge to Russky Island, world-record holder for Highest Pylons Ever.

Alejandrocameloc/YouTube

Dog Poop Goes In, Free WiFi Comes Out

In Mexico City, new devices give pedestrians an unusual incentive to clean up after their pets.