Design

Postcard From Pass Christian

A Gulf Coast community rebuilds four years after Katrina.

Photos

How to Turn a Water Tank Into a Work of Art

Artists across New York will leave their mark on 300 of the city's water tanks.

How Birmingham Became an Indie Rock Destination

The story of the Bottletree and how a single great music venue can make a huge difference to a city.

Ad Campaign of the Day: Promoting Secret Sex in Singapore

A condom company is developing products for sexual privacy in this ultra-dense city-state, such as a screen that fits over car windows to make the vehicle look empty.

Madrid's Broken Drinking Fountains Become Shimmering Waterfalls of Light

Two anonymous Spanish artists use light to highlight defects in the urban landscape. At issue here: Madrid's busted-down public fountains.

Photos

What Does a Subway Entrance Say About its City?

A photographic survey of the world's metro gateways.

Postcard From New Orleans

Investigators foil a murder-for-hire and other news.

Your Friendly Neighborhood Indoor Mushroom Farm

Seattle's ever-changing experimental gallery storefront makes the transition from music store to farm.

BOOM: The Fiery Demolition of Ohio's Fort Steuben Bridge

The 84-year-old structure went down in flames this week, a spectacular implosion caught from multiple camera angles.

In Defense of Loitering

Cities have tried to ban people from hanging around. This is a big mistake.

Postcard From Cobija

Heavy flooding inundated the city, making transportation virtually impossible.

A Chandelier for Your Parking Lot

An art museum in Louisville gets an absurd DIY urban intervention.

Maps

The Rise of the NBA Superstar City

What the geography of the All-Star game says about American cities and metros.

Problem of the Day: 'Too Much Beer, Too Many People and Never Enough Toilets'

Rio grapples with a public urination problem during Carnival.

A Table For Your Tiny Apartment

A stylish piece that can go from flat to self-standing all on its own.

Postcard From Barcelona

Protests, new hotels and more news.

In France, a Model Sustainable Suburb

A livable, walkable suburb offers a lesson in green living.

Videos

Take a Video Tour of Istanbul's Conceptual New Taksim Square

Zoom through underground roadways and over a reconstructed Ottoman barrack in this video of the yet-to-be-built Taksim Project, a major rejiggering of Istanbul's central park.

The Paris-ification of Hanoi

The legacy of French imperialism can be seen in the Vietnamese city's vibrant street life.