Design

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As Fenway Park Turns 100, Remember That It Almost Didn't Make It

The historic ballpark fought off demolition and ended up better off for it.

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Ben Kelly Design

The Warehouse That Made It Cool to Be a Warehouse

How an old building's conversion into a nightclub changed Manchester.

K. Scott Kreider

Can Stuffed Animals and Polka Dots Save a Detroit Neighborhood?

A quirky take on neighborhood improvement in the Motor City.

Mexican Design's New Acerbic Streak

The country's socio-political struggles have influenced a surprising amount of home products.

Cincinnati Does Not Smell Like Used Kitty Litter

The real scent of the Ohio city is far more complex.

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A Full-Fledged Garden That Fits in Your Window

A creative pulley system allows apartment-dwellers to stretch their green thumb.

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The Next Big Foodie City? Tbilisi

This former Soviet Republic is poised to become a restaurant hot spot.

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Who Wants To Be...The Next Mr. Mumbai

The city's oldest and most prestigious body building competition takes place this week.

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Unplanned L.A.? Think Again

A new book takes a thorough look at how urban planning has shaped the Southern California posterchild for sprawl.

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What the Summer Games Will Cost the Queen

The London Olympics will be an equal-opportunity irritant for VIPs.

Za Bor

Need More Office Space? Just Stick Some in the Alley

Could offices that clamp onto larger buildings or wander across town be the wave of the future?

Silent U.K.

From the Top of the Shard, London Looks Like a 'Giant Urban Circuit Board'

Urban explorers recently climbed the tallest building in the European Union. Here's what they saw.

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See Frank Gehry's Newest Apartment Building

The twirly 12-story building is his first in Asia.

City of Oshamanbe

Maybe What Your City Needs Is a Ridiculous Fuzzy-Suited Mascot

In the municipal mascot department, it seems that North America can't compete with Asia.

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Wooster Collective

Probably Offensive Street Art of the Day: Fatties, Step to the Right

A direct, if rude, way to attack America's obesity epidemic.

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Where the Heavy Metal Bands Are

Why do most heavy metal bands hail from Scandinavia and Northern Europe?

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C.E. Fudge

The U.K.'s Most Depressing Shopping Centers, When They Were New

An unpolished look back at post-war urban renewal in Great Britain.

Finally, a Nano Car That Can Withstand Bullets and Grenades

Tata Motors, the maker of the world's cheapest car, has unveiled an armored electric microcar that climbs stairs.

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Postcard From Belfast

Rebuilding one of the city's most famous sites.