Design

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Just in Time for Halloween: An Abandoned 'Zombie Car' Strangled by Thorny Ivy

Talk about going green.

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Could an 'Electronic Vacuum Cleaner' Suck Up Beijing's Smog?

A Dutch designer's innovative proposal for the pollution-ridden city.

A Fascinating Glimpse of Daily Life in Mogadishu

A photo essay from Somalia's once war-torn capital.

The Strange Floating Garbage Piles of Artist Masakatsu Sashie

If Magneto decided to attend art school, here's what he might produce: Huge levitating balls of rusty trash and city infrastructure.

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Steve Jobs: The Starchitect of Cupertino

Ultimately, Apple's spaceship campus will be a legacy.

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New York's 1964 World's Fair Was Actually Something of a Failure

Never officially certified, the Fair ended up as a tribute to American corporations more than its official theme of "peace through understanding." It was still pretty cool.

Videos

This Adorable Performance Space Folds Up Like an Origami House

York, Alabama, created a cottage that can quickly expand for outdoor shows and concerts.

Favela Painting

Just How Much Neighborhood Transformation Can You Get From an Art Project?

Haas and Hahn's next large-scale painting project will tackle the entire Rio de Janeiro favela of Vila Cruzeiro.

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Wanna Spend a Night in Philip Johnson's Glass House? It'll Cost You $30,000

A "gift" sold in the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book, because of course.

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How Augusta Got Locals to Care About City Planning

The Georgian city has a bold new strategy to resurrect its fading downtown, and it was crafted with the help of regular people.

Reuters

Beijing's Amusingly Phallic New Skyscraper

The new headquarters of the People's Daily is only the latest example of the capital's unusual architecture.

John Locke

New York Could Get a Classroom Inside a Dumpster

The proposed learning center looks like a blimp got stuck in a rubbish bin.

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Sky Horse Publishing

Tree Houses for Grown-Ups, the Complete Collection

Birdhouse apartments, hanging human-sized nests, and other wonders are all featured in a gorgeous new book by Barcelona-based Loft Publications.

The Atlantic Cities

Know About 'Ghost Bikes'? Austin Has a Levitating 'Ghost Tree'

Since 2001, more than 300 million trees in Texas have perished due to insufficient rainfall and human water usage.

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The Brooklyn Bridge, Painstakingly Redesigned in Letterpress

One of America's most iconic bridges, letter by letter.

YouTube

Montreal's 'Tube That Jean Built'

It took 50 years for the city to get a subway, so it's no surprise the mayor who pulled it off got all the credit.

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Today in Extreme Sports: Unicycling Down the Swiss Alps

This video is guaranteed to make your legs tingle.

Reuters

Kabul's Optimistic New Water Park

Few are certain of Afghanistan's future once foreign troops leave. Four Kabul investors went ahead and built a water park anyway.

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Baltimore's Last Adult Movie Theater Heads to the Auction Block

"People in the neighborhood would probably not mind seeing it used for something different."