Stephanie Garlock

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The Sign Says You've Got 72 Miles to Go Before the End of Your Road Trip. It's Lying.

How do they measure distance markers? It's complicated. 

Tablio

A Portable Lap Desk That Slips in Your Backpack

For those who need to work on the go. 

TapIt Cap

A Growler Tap Can Let You Actually Enjoy Your Leftover Beer

Because "flat beer sucks."

Mark Byrnes

Funeral for a Philadelphia Rowhouse

On the eve of its demolition, a memorial service remembers the life of one of the last homes on a single block in the Mantua neighborhood. 

Henty

This Commuting Backpack Is Designed Not to Wrinkle Your Work Clothes

Part suit bag, part messenger bag.

Balkonzept

A Desk That Hangs Perfectly Over a Balcony Railing

It comes complete with a flower box to look at while you work. 

Suck UK

Let This Highly Reflective Umbrella Protect You on Rainy Nighttime Walks

"Stay dry and get noticed."

Kikkerland

A Wallet That Looks Like the Iconic New York Deli Coffee Cup

And a portion of the proceeds go to help the homeless.

David Friedman

A Pixelated Look at Early 2000s New York, Through a Game Boy Lens

Unusually retro shots of life in New York City.

Steve Weinik

Philadelphia's Newest Art Venue: The Amtrak Corridor

A series of murals asks rail commuters to "think about this space that they hurtle through every day."

AP

By 2011, Atlanta Had Demolished All of Its Public Housing Projects. Where Did All Those People Go?

A new documentary looks at what happened after the city tore down 14,000 units of public housing.

Facebook

The Waning Days of Indiana's Model Factory Town

Residents fight for the future of what was once called the "Brigadoon of industrial housing."

Flickr

To Go Green, Ikea Plans to Sell a Vegetarian Swedish 'Meatball'

They taste the same if you close your eyes.

NASA

Why It's a Big Deal That Half of the Great Lakes Are Still Covered in Ice

What happens when it all melts? Read on. 

Peter Dunn

Visualizing the Bay Area's Transit Systems by Commute Time

A time-scale transit map shows how long it takes to get around on Muni, BART, and the Caltrain.

Flickr/Alan Levine

Finally, a Bag That Fits the Tiny Rack on Bike-Share Bikes

Never awkwardly stuff your backpack into a front rack again.

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Are Police Horses a Dying Breed?

The ascendancy of stats-based policing has made keeping mounted units harder.

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Elevator Music You Actually Want To Listen To

A Philadelphia art installation is rethinking that insipid old Muzak.

AP

Louisiana's Coastline Is Disappearing Too Quickly for Mappers to Keep Up

The challenges of surveying an intricate land mass that's losing 16 square miles a year.