Design

Loren Smith

Beyond Cowboy Hats and Big Belt Buckles: Images of Modern-Day Dallas

Photographer Loren Smith captures the region's endless diversity and growth.

Associated Press

Hey, London: Stop Trying to Be New York

London is one of the world's great cities. So why do its businesses and marketers feel the need to import ill-fitting, faded concepts from across the Atlantic?

Vogmask

China Keeps It Classy With Designer Smog-Filtration Masks

What pairs best with the Asian brown cloud? Try the "Vogmask."

Chris Maggio

The King of Awkward Digital Photographs

Chris Maggio's discerning eye (and sense of humor) shows us a world many photographers would rather not.

Wikimedia Commons

The U.K.'s Misguided Attempt to Bring Back the 'Garden City'

A non-profit thinks it's the future of urban development. Here's why they're dead wrong.

Science Gallery

People Are Making 'Human Cheese' Using Belly-Button Bacteria

It's true, and it's utterly disgusting.

Corne

Tokyo Has a Nap Cafe For Sleepy Ladies

A 10-minute snooze costs about $1.50. 

Your Laughs May Prevent Qatar's Beautiful World Cup Vagina Stadium from Being Built

Just another headache for the country and its soccer hosting duties.

Tomorrow Lab

A Beautiful Bike-Share Hack That You Can Wear

Would you buy this pendant made of gold-plated stainless steel?

Reuters

Los Angeles Staged an Opera Inside Its Biggest Train Station

The audience wore wireless headphones inside Union Station to experience Invisible Cities.

Videos

A Military-Grade Wheelchair That Could Scale Mountains

The Austrian-made "Ziesel" has tank treads and plows through snow like a nitro-fueled riding mower.

Courtesy Björn Borg

Pyongyang Just Got a Sexy Gift: 150 Pairs of Hot-Pink Underwear

Delivering panties to North Korea requires a covert operation.

When Country Music Turns Its Back on Small-Town Life

New artists have defied country's tradition of celebrating the working class. Instead, they address the harsher realities of modern rural America.

Dan Nguyen/Flickr

RIP to New York Graffiti Mecca 5Pointz

Much of the art has been covered in white paint overnight.

Pedal Power

Generate Your Own Electricity by Pedaling This Bicycle Desk

For people who can't stop cycling.

Enrico Natali

The People of Detroit, Circa 1968

Enrico Natali's empathetic look at the residents of the tension-filled city nearly 50 years ago. 

Kanye West Goes to Harvard, Delivers Manifesto on Architecture

"Everything needs to actually be 'architected'," says the hip-hop artist.

Photos

A Gloomy English City Builds an Artificial Sun

It's a faithful, NASA-guided model of our solar system's burning star (just 100 million times smaller).

Did That Fire Hydrant Just Check Me Out?

These trippy urban GIFs give new meaning to the phrase "living, breathing city."