Daily Overview/DigitalGlobe

Mighty and Ominous Satellite Images of the Human Condition

The Daily Overview presents refugee camps, environmental horror, Florida housing projects, and fields of lovely Dutch tulips.

Your writing's on the wall. (Courtesy The Waiting Wall)

Secret Confessions and Existential Crises Are Now On Display in a U.K. Train Station

A new art project called The Waiting Wall is essentially a digital confessional.

Photography courtesy of Antuany Smith/Gensler

For These LGBTQ Seniors, Closets Are Just for Clothes

A look inside Chicago's first LGBTQ-friendly, affordable senior housing development, Town Hall Apartments.

Patricio Gonzalez Vivo

A Mesmerizing 3-D Vision of New York as Pure Data

Skyscrapers are flashing monoliths, and cars are rushing rectangles.

University of Otago, NOAA

Making Connections Between the World's Newest and Oldest Maps

An interview with John Hessler, a cartography expert at the Library of Congress and one of the people behind the new book, Map: Exploring The World.

Transport for London

London Is Calling Its New Pedestrian- and Bike-Friendly Zones 'Mini-Hollands'

British streets meet Dutch street design.

Screenshot via Vimeo / Streetfilms

The Grassroots Campaign to Slow Down Traffic in the U.K.

The push for 20 mph speed limits has reached millions of residents.

Christopher Herwig

A Book That Celebrates the Enduring Charm of Soviet-Era Bus Stops

Christopher Herwig snapped incredible photos of Eastern Europe and Central Asia’s architectural underdogs.

In Limbo Embassy

In Amsterdam, an 'Embassy' Where Migrants Connect With Locals

The interactive art project utilizes the only right the refugees have in the Netherlands: free expression.

NL Studio

They Finally Built George Costanza's Sleeper Desk

They say power naps are good for productivity, right?

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What It's Like to Be Hearing Impaired in a Big, Dense City

An artist tackles the challenges of navigating dense urban areas with hearing loss.

Benny Chan / The Broad

At the New Broad Museum, the Architecture Rivals the Art

A new institution with a striking design opens in the burgeoning arts district of downtown Los Angeles.

Davide D'Amico / Flickr

How San Francisco Got More Drivers to Yield to Pedestrians

The data-driven solution was part marketing, part enforcement, and part community outreach.


A Bookshelf That Doubles in Size

This expandable bookshelf can hold all of your stuff—or just a little.

Modern Mechanix

The Marvellous History of New York's 'Hotel for Autos'

Garages from around 1930 could mechanically stack hundreds of vehicles as high as two-dozen stories.


Mapping the Nation's Failing Voting Machines

A new report shows that thousands of U.S. voting systems are old and malfunctioning, which could spell disaster for the upcoming presidential elections.

Google Earth

Photographing the American 'Grid,' One Square Mile Per Frame

The West’s checkerboard plan, devised by Thomas Jefferson, gets the Instagram treatment with striking satellite imagery.


6 City Instagram Accounts to Follow

These feeds offer a cleverly curated peek into cities around the world.

Urb-i / Google Street View

A Before-and-After Photo Archive of the World's Best Street Designs

It’s a walkable feast.