Pit Bulls, the Ultimate Urban Dog

Much like cities, pit bulls were unfairly maligned in this country for decades.

Google/Nate Berg

Your Body Is a Wondermap

The cartographic utility of human appendages and the places they resemble.


Burning Man, in Pictures

Scenes from the desert art festival.


The Surprising Bliss of Tour Guiding in Your Own City

When you take the time to show off your hometown, chances are you'll discover something new to love yourself.

Courtesy of Eric Fischer

Mapmaker, Artist, or Programmer?

Self-described "map geek" Eric Fischer uses urban data to make some of the web's most intriguing spatial images.


Public Art by Satellite

An event is documented by a Google satellite, creating a new and unnerving lens through which to view public space.

Julian Charriere / Julius Von Bismarck

Dull, Gray Pigeons in Venice Improved With Spray Paint

It's like a bird mated with a rainbow.

Henry Grabar

Why Has Scandinavia's Biggest Development Project Abandoned its Master Plan?

The signature piece of Copenhagen's enormous Ørestad experiment, by Polish-American architect Daniel Libeskind, is no more.


Watch a Drawn Time-Lapse of Lower Manhattan Unfold Before Your Eyes

"Empire State of Pen," by Patrick Vale, captures the frenzied movements of creation.

Jonathan Ernst / Reuters

Mapping College vs. Pro Football Fans

College football still dominates in the South.

Fliz Bike

Fanciful Velocipede of the Day: The Return of the Dandy Horse

The Dandy Horse returns with a new name and a new mojo.


Finding Poetry in London's Concrete Jungle

Photographer David Sopronyi gives a new softness to London’s gritty West Way.


The Most Intriguing New Global Architecture Ideas You've Never Heard Of

The best (and worst) of the 13th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice.

Courtesy of Nick Foster

Accidental Curb Art of the Day: Mosquito Abatement Paint Dots

One S.F. designer sees beauty in the markings left behind on his city's storm drains.


What Facebook's New Campus Design Tells Us About the Company

It explains a lot about how the tech giant sees itself.

Courtesy: EE&K a Perkins Eastman Company

Can D.C. Lead the Way to a 21st Century Waterfront?

In Washington, designers are planning a revamp that returns the city to the water's edge.


Parkour for Dogs

Turning the cityscape into a ninja playground is even more rad when dogs do it.


Turn Scaffolding Into a Cozy Seating Area

These chairs, tables and hanging flower pots latch on for easy relaxation.               

Courtesy of Joe Schmelzer

A Small-Space Design Bible

Author Kyle Schuneman talks interior design on the tiniest of budgets in his latest, The First Apartment Book: Cool Design for Small Spaces.