Design

Idan Noyberg/Gal Bulka

Is This the Way to Find Privacy on Economy Flights?

It might make you look like a big, misanthropic baby, but this head sling for fliers promises solitude and comfort.

Photos
Mark Byrnes

Capturing the Signs of a Changing D.C.—Before They Disappear

Where the biggest demographic shifts are happening along the city's Green line, the buildings are changing with them.

Maps
Londonmmapper.co.uk

Browsing an Incredible New 'Social Atlas of London'

With Londonmapper, we can visualize anything from knife crime to hedgehog sightings in the British capital.

Photos
Aaron Rose/Courtesy MCNY

The Self-Described 'Hermit' Who Took Some of History's Most Unforgettable Pictures of Coney Island

Photographer Aaron Rose spent a lifetime hiding in plain sight. 

Photos
David Friedman

A Pixelated Look at Early 2000s New York, Through a Game Boy Lens

Unusually retro shots of life in New York City.

Collection Marc Walter/TASCHEN

When America First Saw Itself in Color

A new book looks back at the Detroit Publishing Company's stunning Photochrom postcards. 

Steve Weinik

Philadelphia's Newest Art Venue: The Amtrak Corridor

A series of murals asks rail commuters to "think about this space that they hurtle through every day."

Reuters

China's Latest Architectural Copycat: Egypt's Great Sphinx

Why travel to Giza when Shijiazhuang has its own noseless replica?

Don ZanFagna/Rediscovered Masters

This Forgotten 1970s Collage Artist Now Seems Like He Saw the Future

Don ZanFanga was especially obsessed with the twin towers of the World Trade Center. 

India's Public Urinators Now Risk the Blast of a Firehose

Don't be caught with your pants down by the "Pissing Tanker."

Creative Time

Kara Walker's Sendoff for the Old Domino Sugar Plant: A Giant Sphinx

The artist built a 75-foot-long humanimal inside the soon-to-be-demolished refinery.

Photos
Mike Simons/Tulsa World

A Photographer Walks Through Tulsa

Mike Simons of the Tulsa World is traveling on foot in the parts of his city that most people drive through as fast as they can.

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AP Photo

A Taste of Different School Lunches Around the World

From empanadas to ratatouille.

Art Institute of Chicago

In Search of a New Era for Ambitious Chicago Architecture

An exhibit highlighting the city's rich history of architectural innovation also hopes to encourage big new ideas. 

Boulder Public Library

Boulder Officially Rejects Public Art Spelled in ALL CAPS

The city says "no" to an artwork that says, loudly, "YES!"

Videos

The Manholes Have Claimed Another Sacrificial Victim

One scooter rider had a very bad day.

ioglo

Someone's Come Up With an Ashtray That Rewards Smokers for Not Littering

"Fumo" emits happy beeps and blipping lights anytime it's fed a cigarette butt.

Cinematica Media/Vimeo

That Plan to Turn a Steep Street Into a Giant Water Slide Was a Huge Success

Nearly 100,000 people signed up—360 got to ride.

Photos
Courtesy Aaron Kiley

Remembering Modernism's Go-To Landscape Architect

A photo exhibit of Dan Kiley's prolific career.