Design

The Where of 2012's Top Music

The global cities that dominated popular music this year.

Photos

Happy Holidays From Cities Around the World

Public spaces decked out in the season's finest.

Videos

This 12-Year-Old Parkour Athlete Will Amaze, Scare the Crap Out of You

Robbie Griffith is starting to get noticed in the urban sport, and it's easy to see why.

Photos

What Makes London Such a Ghostly City

In England, Christmas Eve is the time to tell ghost stories. A reflection on some of the city's spookiest nooks and crannies.

Maps

A Search for America's Merriest Cities (Inspired By Dr. Seuss)

Introducing the Grinch Conversion Index. Where in the United States is Whoville?

Mega-Art of the Day: A Face the Size of 2 Football Fields

Art for airplane travelers.

Photos

13 Eye-Catching Houses of Worship

Contemporary churches, temples and mosques that caught our attention.

Austin Celebrates the End of the World in Style

The "end of the world soiree" featured hedonism, science, and a little bit of salvation.

2012's Most Important Preservation Battles

The gas stations, theaters and monuments saved this year.

These Bikes Are Wishing You a Very Happy Holiday

Cycles decked out in everything from Christmas lights to greenery.

Bicycle Advocates of the Day: The Miami Heat

They wear their helmets and everything!

Are You Ready for the End of Days?

Across the world, people are preparing by hoarding food, climbing mountains, and partying.

2012's Year in Maps

It's been an eventful year for cartography.

Photos

Holiday Wishes From the Streets of New York

25 strangers share their hopes for the season.

Maps

Drawing the Intricate Details of City Life By Hand

Illustrator Jenni Sparks discusses her lively, unique renderings of New York and London.

Videos

Urban Artifact of the Day: A Street Corner Piano

Go ahead, play a few notes.

Photos

A Spongy Portable Cave Perfect for Cuddling

The perfect place to escape from the everyday.

The Inescapable Patterns of Garbage

Artist Gabriel Orozco has applied a fresh logic to trash-as-art.

Too Portland For Portland: Local Man Offers to Eat, Excrete Gourmet Coffee Beans for His Neighbors

Please don't let "Human Kopi Luwak" become a thing.