Design

Postcard From Billings

Gas prices are up by 7 cents this week and other news.

Infographic of the Day: Growth in a Shrinking St. Louis

Decisive evidence that light rail makes neighborhoods more appealing, at least in St. Louis.

Is the Most Absurd Community the One That Tries to Please Everyone?

A satirical new exhibit explores what might happen if we tried meet every single planning and design demand.

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The World's Coolest Manhole Cover Designs

Even the most mundane pieces of infrastructure don't have to be boring.

Postcard From Eugene

Here, citizens police themselves, at least as far as speeding is concerned.

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.

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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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.

Excess of the Day: Hanoi's Gold Leaf Masks

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

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.

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.

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.