Just not always for the better: "I've deliberately designed maps that are deliberately horrible to look at, and succeeded."
A round-up of the best stories on urbanism we've come across in the last 7 days.
On this Japanese island, you no longer have to ask strangers to take your group photos.
Martin Adolfsson photographs upper-class subdivisions around the world without permission.
If Alice Austen weren't a real person, some novelist might have had to invent her.
A full moon can cause nights of shorter, worse sleep, according to European researchers.
Hundreds of wheat-pastes tell the weird tale of a man and his magical, pointy stick.
The Everybody Street trailer captures the "visceral rush" of shooting from the perspective of the medium's masters.
Rjukan, Norway, just created a town square-sized light box.
"St. Louis is sort of an underdog. We're scrappy. We're gritty. This city has been through a lot of shit."
This is nothing like banning soda.
In the time it takes to gestate a baby, architects say they'll have finished a structure that hits 838 meters — ten meters higher than the Burj Khalifa.
Thanks to the gigantic Sandy Relief bill and Governor Chris Christie's insistence on rebuilding, much of the area has made progress.
The business of publishing and selling books will continue its radical change. But some things are eternal.
Kirk Crippens has been taking pictures of Stockton, California, since its housing bubble famously burst.
This new solar-powered device is infinitely re-chargable.
The occasionally precious, often bizarre knick-knacks now for sale in London to celebrate the birth of an heir.
Exhibits include objects made by or for U.S. prisoners, fake vomit from around the world, and a series of stolen tip jars.
Herbert Baglione's loathsome shadow-creatures sprout from old wheelchairs and slide into darkened rooms in this fantastically atmospheric intervention.