Design

Nate Berg

The Odd Existence of Point Roberts, Washington

Life in a piece of America tacked on the tip of Canada.

Street Art City of the Day: Buenos Aires

Photos of the city's lovely, wild graffiti scene.

A Book Shelf for Your Bike

A wooden storage solution for your bike.

Postcard From Vancouver

Looking for the most expensive office space in the world? Look no further than downtown Vancouver.

Daniel Toole

Why Alleys Deserve More Attention

On America's lackluster alleyways and what we can do about them: a conversation with Daniel Toole, author of Tight Urbanism.

Explaining a City in 3 Exhibits

The Boston Society of Architects museum explains why the city is the way it is.

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Nishant Jethi

Using Kaleidoscopic Mirrors to Fight India's Littering Problem

The Cleanoscope, a public trashcan in Mumbai that looks like a kaleidoscope, is meant to make throwing away trash fun.

Postcard From Fraser Valley

The case of some missing auctioned goats.

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Excess of the Day: Hanoi's Gold Leaf Masks

A specialty salon offers an expensive therapy to whiten the skin.

OpenPlans

The Measure of a Beautiful Street

The OpenPlans.org team wants to see if it can quantify what makes one street nicer than another.

The World's Smallest Mobile Music Venue

A box with just enough space for one performer and one spectator.

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S.F. Mayor Wants Tony Bennett on Every Radio Station

San Francisco hopes to honor “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” on Valentine's Day.

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Valentine, Nebraska vs. Loveland, Colorado: Which One Is America's Ultimate Valentine's Day City?

Two U.S. towns lay claim to being the nation's best place to spend Valentine's. We'll be the judge of that.

Postcard From Portland, Oregon

A lecture on the Portland Zoo's breeding programs just in time for Valentine's Day.

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What Makes a Space Lovable?

Preserving our built environment is easier when we're attached to it.

Image courtesy of Tom Ryaboi

The Art of Capturing a City From a Rooftop

An interview with Toronto photographer Tom Ryaboi, who likes to capture the city from up high - way up high.

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What's Behind the Urban Chicken Backlash

Are chickens pets-with-benefits or neighborhood nuisances that turn backyards into D.I.Y. slaughterhouses?

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Tactical NIMBYism

A landowner hopes to prevent an English soccer team-led land seizure by dividing his property into one-square-meter plots.

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Mayor Chooses Supermodel French First Lady to Represent Working Class in Statue

A Paris suburb is planning to use Carla Bruni-Sarkozy's face in a statue honoring female immigrant workers.