Design

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Rethinking the Milk Crate

A designer fashions the basic shell to include drawers, cork boards, seat cushions, and wheels.

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Times Square Becomes the City's Largest Yoga Studio

It's in celebration of the summer solstice.

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The World's Biggest Post-It Note Mural

Eduardo Zamarro's "Wall of Happiness" celebrates the little-known "Institute of Happiness" in Madrid.

Corine Vermeulen, MOCAD

A 'Vertical' Future for the Urban Factory

A traveling exhibition imagines a minor renaissance of urban manufacturing that's greener, cleaner, and more efficient.

VIGO Gallery

An Art Exhibit Underneath London Made of Entirely of Fungus

"The Majesty" is an installation in an abandoned London railway vault that's crawling with slow-moving, spore-spitting mold.

The Economist

Chart of the Day: The World's Top Theme Parks

California still reigns supreme.

Artnet

The World's Most Beautiful Building Makes a Really Ugly Coffee Table

Designers flipped a bronze scale model of the Taj Mahal for a table that sells for €36,000.

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Remember the Automat

Once a staple of the Manhattan lunch scene, the automat sees new life as a replica for an exhibit about lunch.

Reuters

Greece, Without the Tourists

Despite hopes, tourism hasn't pulled Greece out of its recession.

Reuters

London's Opening Ceremony Might Actually Be Good

Leaked news of the city's first Olympic moment include nods to England's musical influence and winks to its agrarian past.

Reuters

Summer Loving, City Style

Photos of kissing couples around the world.

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A Peep at 10 of the World's Most Popular Red Light Districts

Where urban morals, margins, and mainstream converge — under cover of a neon glow.

Reuters

Building Supertall, Superfast

Chinese megabuilding would rise nearly 10 meters a day, way faster than other skyscrapers.

Reuters

The Forever Brides of Krasnoyarsk

In this Russian city, one opportunity to wear a wedding gown is just not enough.

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The Hotel as Neighborhood

What if a resort incorporated local coffee shops, restaurants, and stores into its very essence? Three architects in Vienna give it a go.

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America's Gayest Neighborhoods

Where are the largest concentrations of gay couples?

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Travel Advice of the Day: Head to Las Vegas, or Hanoi

Trip Advisor ranks the cheapest and most expensive vacation cities for Americans this summer.

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The Toughest Re-Use: Grain Elevators

Not easy to convert, some cities still manage to find new ways to bring life to their abandoned grain elevators.

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Put a Green Roof On It

A new tool visualizes green roofs on any building, and the water and energy they could save.