John Metcalfe

Pim Top

The Ultra-Classy Street Furniture of Rotterdam

A Dutch artist created illegal but highly luxurious street signs, a leather-padded bench and a walnut garbage can.

Shutterstock

This Week in Bans: Italian Town Outlaws Death

Also, Boston hates moshpits; an Illinois town repeals Prohibition; New York City's teachers should stay far away from Facebook.

Peel Engineering

The Glorious Return of the World's Smallest Street-Legal Car

How would you like to own a car so compact that you could pick it up and carry it into your apartment at night?

Ultra Global

Google: Please Use These Supercute People Movers on Your Campus

Pretty please with sugar on top?

pilpop/Vimeo

Filming Life in Miniature Cities (But Not Really)

A roundup of some of our favorite city-based tilt-shift videos.

Infrogmation/Flickr

Pink Lights, Talking Cameras, and High-Pitched Squeals: The World's Weirdest Anti-Loitering Technologies

Do any of these annoying strategies actually work?

MTA

Let This App Be Your Guide to New York's Subway Art

There's a ton of good art strewn throughout the winding tunnels of the MTA's transit system. This new city-sanctioned app makes finding it easier than ever.

JCDecaux et al.

This Bus Shelter Will Give You Free Cake

The pinnacle of bus-shelter advertising madness has officially been reached with this pastry-scented campaign in London.

Casey Neistat

Won't Somebody Please Stop This Guy Stealing Bikes in New York City?

Filmmaker Casey Neistat explains why he decided to reenact his famous 2005 bike-thieving experiment.

U.K. Dept. for Transportation

Puffins, Pelicans, and Toucans: The Delightful Names of British Crosswalks

There are more animals in the U.K.'s pedestrian infrastructure than there are in the London Zoo.

Gary Dee/Wikimedia

This Week in Bans: Philly Outlaws Feeding the Homeless Outside

Plus, Los Tigres del Norte Rancho are banned in Mexico for singing about drugs; it's forbidden to sleep in your car in Santa Margarita; get those cars off of your front yards, Muskegon!

Shutterstock

David Lynch's Freakish Advertisements: The Rats of New York City

Around the time he was filming Twin Peaks, Lynch was dabbling in some seriously bugged-out ad campaigns.

Climate Central, NOAA, et al.

Mapping How the Seas Will Eat Coastal U.S. Cities

Miami, Boston, New Orleans, Washington, D.C., and other places that could have entire neighborhoods underwater by 2050.

JCDecaux Australia

Why Would Anyone Want Their Bus Shelter To Be an Interactive Jukebox?

Commuters in Sydney can now bop to high-energy techno music while they wait for their bus, thanks to an unusual advertising campaign.

John Metcalfe

Behold, the Ultimate Municipal Truck... Of the Future!

What would happen if you took every neat idea in the realm of public works and piled them all onto one city vehicle?

Cristina Grajales Gallery

The $2,500 Occupy Wall Street Folding Chair

Chilean artist Sebastian Errazuriz hopes that the 1 percent will enjoy this unusual furniture.

ArtefactoryLab

What Would Paris Look Like Under 1 Meter of Water?

A lot like this ghostly CGI visualization, created by a Parisian architectural-imaging studio.

Factory Fifteen

The Cities of the Future as Creepy, Dystopian Hellscapes

A British architecture firm is pumping out some really eerie sci-fi animations.

A-lab

The Gorgeous, Green Headquarters of Oil and Logging Companies

These corporations might not have tons of fans in the environmental movement, but you wouldn't know that looking at their idealistic architecture choices.