Design

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Tea Time in Syria

Arresting images of the ordinary amid devastating war.

Flickr/Ahmad Moussaoui

Is Beirut's Reputation for LGBT Tolerance a Myth?

The presence of Syrian refugees may have also played a role in a recent crackdown on gay bars.

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He Shi/Connective Corridor

Imagining Syracuse Without Its Elevated Highway

Syracuse University students are tackling the issue at the same time as the state DOT.

Flickr/dbcnwa

Atlanta's Getting a Ferris Wheel

The city has approved plans for SkyView Atlanta, scheduled to debut next month.

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Visiondivision

Miami's Newest Proposed Tourist Attraction: A Gigantic Fake Sun

The giant artificial orb would sit in the middle of the harbor and change color throughout the day to replicate solar effects.

Reuters

Barclays Center Is So Special, It Even Has Its Own Specially Engineered Smell

The unique, highly engineered scent of citrus or lemons, or "a brand new Benz," depending on who you ask.

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Courtesy of Daniella Zalcman

Photographic 'Love Letters' to New York and London

Daniella Zalcman blends images of the two cities in a way that's both fantastical and haunting.

Abrams Books

The Lost Art of Luggage Labels

A look back at the miniature pieces of graphic art that once defined travel.

Aguilardo/Wikimedia Commons

Addictive Geography Game of the Day: A Place-Guessing Challenge for Specific Cities, Parks, and More

Plus thematic challenges!

Reuters

We're Constructing Dams at a Terrifying Rate

According to a new report, there are now 48,000 "large" dams around the planet.

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Steve Vorderman/Michigan State Historic Preservation Office

A Visual History of Michigan's Outsize Influence on American Modernism

The state that helped bring design to the masses reflects on its legacy with an upcoming symposium and exhibit.

Kevin Edwards/Flickr

Scenes From San Francisco's Berserk Street Race, Bay to Breakers

You know you're at a special party when there's a nude man who's waxed his whole body except for a chest-hair smiley face.

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Yoni Brook

Into the Water Tower, With Flair

For six weeks this spring, an illegal Manhattan cocktail lounge gave 700 strangers a night they'll never forget.

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Niels Mickers/Flickr

Brussels Does Not Take Kindly To People Messing With Its Peeing Boy Statue

Belgians love giving their Manneken Pis fashion makeovers – just not this one.

New Yorkers for Parks

The Heart of a New York Park Is for Sale in Stadium Deal

A plan to build a soccer stadium raises this question: If you have enough money, you really can buy anything in New York?

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Michael Wolf

The Strange Beauty of Density Taken to the Extreme

Photos of Hong Kong high-rises that appear both claustrophobic and stunning.

Mitch Atlman/Flickr

A Quest to Save New York City's Disappearing Diners

Preservationist Michael Perlman, who calls diners "cornerstones of Americana," has a unique niche.

Reuters

What $27 Will Get You in Gaza City: One Bucket of KFC Chicken

The brand is so popular that Palestinians are willing to pay a team of smugglers to run orders through underground tunnels.

Reuters

Berlin: Barbie's New Home

The famous doll now has a life-sized mansion in the center of European Bohemianism.