Design

God Save the Queen

Scenes from the London-wide Jubilee celebration.

The Death and Life of Downtown Shopping Districts

Lessons from Miami’s bold Design District experiment.

Photos

Would You Live In This Loft In the Clouds?

Polish architects have designed a swanky apartment building perched on the chimneys of an old factory.

Chicago's Downtown Goes All 1980s With Immense, Fluorescent Art

Installation artist Jessica Stockholder wants pedestrians to feel like they're "walking through an animated film."

Photos

The City as Lifesize Monopoly Board

An artist in Chicago takes the game to the streets.

Pee Into This Sao Paulo Urinal To Make Lovely Music

A toilet fixture in Brazil lets you shred on the guitar with the force of your urine.

Contest of the Day: Design L.A.'s Official Condom Wrapper

A city branding effort people might actually care about.

Photos

America's Most Elegant McDonald's

A fast food restaurant in a century-old Georgian mansion.

Maps

The Invisible Underworld of London

Artist Stephen Walter maps the city below the surface.

The (Flooded) City as Obstacle Course

Heavy rain has transformed even the most mundane urban tasks into a challenge.

Why a Good Bar Is Essential to Sustainable Communities

A "third space" that encourages socialization, its easy access reduces emissions as well as drunk driving.

Videos

Can a Rap Video Make Fort Wayne Cool?

Haunted by negative top ten lists, the Indiana city tries to convince kids it's a place worth making a life in.

A Public Sculpture That Moans and Howls in the Wind

Luke Jerram's wind-powered "Aeolus" looks like the result of smashing together a pipe organ and a porcupine.

Photos

What's the Difference Between a Parking Lot and a Playground?

Not much, according to one urban hactivist, as long as you've got some white tape and shopping carts.

A Citywide Party for the Queen's Jubilee

Londoners prepare for a weekend of festivities.

Why London Wants Asian Tourists at the Olympics

Could publicity around the Games lure luxury shoppers into Burberry and Jaguar? Yes, according to a new poll.

Apartment Addition of the Day: A Cantilever Chair

It slides onto the table so you can clean underneath.

A Brownfield Beautification Campaign for Just $750

An art project turns Memphis blight into a monument to the city.

Photos

When a City Becomes a Race Track

Photos of the Monaco Grand Prix, a race that turned the city's streets into a driver's playground.