Design

Craig L. Wilkins

These Detroit Bus Stop Benches Are Made From Demolished Homes

An effort to turn neglected spaces into pleasant zones for taking a load off.

Modern Mechanix

The Golden Gate Bridge Could've Had a Submerged 'Boat Tunnel'

Anybody see any problems with this weird underwater design?

Photos
John Metcalfe

In San Francisco This Weekend, Lines Stretched Around the Block for a Nicolas Cage-Themed Art Show

The exhibit next heads to Los Angeles, and then all over the world (well, maybe).

Maps
Max Roberts

A Painstakingly Recreated S-Bahn Map From a Divided Berlin

A 1980 version of the city's transit map, brought back to life.

Reuters

These Dutch Tulip Fields Look Like Test Patterns

Book your Mid-April flight over Lisse stat.

Reuters

Why Munich Went Ahead and Set Up 6 Official 'Urban Naked Zones'

The city has clarified its rules on nude sunbathing.

AP

Is There a Medellín Hype Machine?

The city has been celebrated as an international model. Naturally, it's time for a backlash.

Maps

Your Road Trip, Reimagined as a Glorious 16th Century Map

Connie Brown will translate your personal adventure into a wall-sized keepsake worthy of Magellan.

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New York City, as Seen Through the Typography of Its Numbers

Nick DiLallo has been aggressively cataloging the digits he sees around the city.

MIT Media Lab

A Gorgeous Map of San Francisco's Independent Coffee Shops

How "walkable coffee shops" might foster a better sense of community.

Maps
Jug Cerovic/INAT

This Architect Has Painstakingly Standardized the World's Subway Maps

12 international subway maps, unified through design.

Photos
Robert Jahns / nois7

Tremble at These Surreal, Sky-High Urban Roller Coasters

These photo manipulations may inspire feelings of nausea, dizziness, and impending doom.

If You Love Street Photography, This New Documentary Is a Must-See

Vivian Maier took thousands of riveting pictures of urban life. But she died without ever showing anyone.

Videos

Ukraine's Crazy Building-Climber Is Still Alive, Somehow

Ukraine's "Mustang Wanted" continues to amaze with rooftop stunts like dangling a woman high above traffic.

This Sink Folds Into a Suitcase for Tiny Apartments

Also, public bathrooms learn to text and soccer fans make a toilet-paper Niagara Falls.

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Classic Album Covers Dropped Into Their Exact Settings on Google Street View

Intriguing new context for music lovers.

Videos
Associated Press

The World's Largest Game of Tetris, Played on a Philadelphia Skyscraper

Using 1,400 LED lights.

Reuters

How the City Affects Your Psyche: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A round-up of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in this week.

Millesimie Gallery/Facebook

If Savanna Animals Took the Subway

A new photo project dreams up a Paris Metro commute for lions, giraffes, and the whole gang.