Design

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Courtesy: Tom Dixon

For Rent: An Apartment in a Water Tower

$3,900 will get you a room in this renovated tower, complete with a fire escape walk-up.

MarKiddo/Flickr

Can We Quantify a Good Walk?

The factors that make some strolls much more appealing than others.

Maps
Jenni Sparks

The Coolest New Maps of London

From an infographic of Olympic venues to street-by-street damage inflicted by the Blitz.

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Zara Matheson/MPI

The Geography of Team USA

Where America's Olympians were born and where they currently live reveals interesting clusters.

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Michael Lio/Gewerbemuseum on Facebook

A Museum Exhibit Based Around the Humble Plastic Bag

Cost of entry to this unusual Swiss show: One plastic sack (seriously).

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Advertising That's Squirted Into Your Nose on Your Morning Commute

A Dunkin' Donuts ad secretes delicious coffee smells whenever their radio ad comes on.

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New Stamps That Combine London's Architecture and Olympians

The Royal Mail unveils its newest Games-related stamps.

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People Are Still Painting Dead Lawns Green

The relic front-yard service borne of the housing bust is revived as a drought hits the nation.

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Courtesy: RIBA

Cataloging the Olympic Venues

A round-up of the buildings in use during the London games.

Santa & Cole

Counterfeit Streetlights in Qatar

How 920 streetlights in Doha launched a years-long legal battle between industrial designers and the State of Qatar.

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Jon Pack

Sarajevo: Post-Olympic City and Post-War City

Photographing the complex legacies of the war-torn host of the 1984 Winter Olympics.

Videos

A Rat and Pigeon Perform the Olympic Torch Relay

London's most athletic vermin run the torch in this charming animation.

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Urban Farming on the Streets of Paris

Designs for greenhouses that would fit between buildings and grow, among other things, bananas.

Paolo Costa Baldi

For Montreal, Memories of the Olympics Boondoggle Remain

The 1976 games were largely considered a financial disaster. Can their legacy finally right itself?

Artfarms

Can Sculptures Fix Buffalo's Urban Farming Program?

Contaminated soil has made growing difficult for many farmers. But Artfarms thinks they can change that.

Videos

Old Stadiums Make Great Parkour Courses

Ben Jenkin jumps, tumbles and climbs his way through Miami Marine Stadium.

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Despite Glitches, Olympics Excitement Finally Arrives in London

The city's new cable car crossing the Thames suffered a malfunction this morning, but Opening Ceremonies hype is building.

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Michael Labory and Bertrand Shippan

The Volcano as Museum

An architect designs a modern art museum that's a giant mass of granite lit from within by the orange glow of primordial fire.

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8 Truly Embarrassing City Souvenirs

From a Lady Liberty comb to 'I Heart London' nail clippers.