Design

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An Ice Cream Truck for Architecture Dorks

The Coolhaus truck serves up scoops with a modernist twist.

Can a Sustainable Town Be Built From Scratch in the Middle of Nowhere?

A controversial proposal seeks to help revive Southern California's troubled Salton Sea.

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Fields of Glowing, Green Grass Grow in Madrid

Radioactive Man would be happy to mow this luminous turf, an artistic statement against light pollution.

Postcard From Seville

The city's eerie, beautiful Easter Week marches.

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Creating Luminous Lights From Ordinary Household Objects

An artist turns radiators, water spouts and stuffed animals into lamps.

How the Games Are Boosting Britain's Arts Scene

A surprisingly eclectic cultural festival is set to coincide with the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Could This Be the World's Weirdest Pedestrian Bridge?

The designers of this proposed Amsterdam river bridge get a little too whimsical for their own good.

Floating Cities You Can Buy

An artistic new poster, on sale at Etsy.

Postcard From Louisville

A former bookkeeper embezzled more than $300,000 from nuns and other news.

Urbanizing the Suburban Food Chain

How a Portland foodstuff distributor brought his company into the city.

Videos

Tiny Space of the Day: A Miniature Parisian Restaurant

Chef Rachel Khoo shows how she cooks in the city's smallest eatery.

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Cities Are Surprisingly Menacing When You Remove All the People

French photographers Lucie & Simon have cleansed major cities of their troublesome humanity, creating empty, dread-filled urban landscapes.

A Chandelier That Actually Grows Things

A product that unexpectedly combines electricity and nature.

Postcard From Rio de Janiero

Love in the shadows of World Bike Day, and other news.

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Make the Most of Your Apartment Radiator

A ceramic tray designed to fit your radiator.

Grid of the Day: The Brain

Our minds are laid out like Manhattan's streets.

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A Crosswalk You Can Roll Up and Carry Away

Urban hacker Florian Rivière makes the streets of France his playground with movable crosswalks, pigeon traps and a shopping-cart soccer field.

CityFixer

How Can We Make Cities Quieter?

The best responses to this week's The Big Fix.

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Is the Retro Ballpark Movement Officially Over?

20 years since Camden Yards opened in Baltimore, a look back on the stadium design that's emerged since.