Design

Videos
YouTube

Footage of the Beatles's Last Show, on Its 45th Anniversary

Performed on a London rooftop.

Neoscape

Why the Real Estate Industry Is Interested in Drones, Too

They're quickly changing the art of visualizing buildings.

Photos
Niizeki Hiromi

A Poignant Love Letter to New York's Chewed Sidewalk Gum

An artist pays respect to the victims of the Japanese tsunami with cute, heart-shaped gum wads.

farmersfridge/instagram

Chicago's Trendiest New Lunch Option Comes Out of a Vending Machine

Farmer's Fridge sells fresh, swanky salads out of recyclable jars.

Porsche

The World's First Porsche Was Just Discovered in a Shed in Austria

It ran on over 1,000 pounds of battery. 

Associated Press

This Year's Super Bowl Has a Particularly Embarrassing Neighbor

Chris Christie described it as "the ugliest damn building" in the state, "and maybe America."

Maps

Famous Subway Maps, Reimagined as Vintage Super Mario Brothers Games

Yup, it's all there, from the 8-bit landscapes of toadstools and Koopa Troopas to Peach's Castle.

Maps
Geoff Mcfetridge and Untitled Rick Howard Company LLC

Navigating L.A.'s Future Subway System, as Seen in 'Her'

The public transit map Theodore Twombly would have used to get around.

Actually, the Sochi Olympics Does Not Have a 'Double Toilet'

Russians aren't that weird when it comes to using the bathroom, it seems.

ebullient/Flickr

The Long Regulatory Road to America's First Cat Cafe

Pending a whole lot of permits, one could open in San Francisco this summer.

BikeBoards

Strap-on Skis for Your Bicycle

A simple solution for getting around in the snow.

Videos

Ride With a Rebel Dirt Bike Gang of Baltimore

A documentary explores a controversial subculture through the eyes of a young boy.

Maps
Associated Press

The Tom Waits Map of the World

Mining the musician's lyrics to find out where, exactly, "all the doughnuts have names that sound like prostitutes."

Mark Richardson/Vimeo

A Functional Trike Made From Recycled Household Parts

Think beach chairs, scooters, and other junk just lying around.

Maps
Reuters

The Narrow Geography of the Grammy Awards

Half of the nods for this year's biggest awards went to artists living in L.A., New York, or Nashville.

Next Economy
Shutterstock

The Library of the Future Is Here

It's got 3-D printers, laser cutters, sewing machines, and its own roast coffee, named "shush."

Nikki Sylianteng

Designing a Less Confusing Parking Sign

A much more visual and intuitive take.

The Plight of Cambodia's Garment Workers, On Display on a Manhattan Sidewalk

Artist Kat Eng crouched outside Times Square's H&M for eight hours, sewing on a hand-operated machine.

Behold, the Bizarre Mash-Up of a Vespa and a Segway

It has all the ridiculousness of the Segway, and none of the romanticism of the classic Italian scooter.