Design

Videos

Peek Inside the Imaginary World of London's Anti-Litter Fairies

Here are a few short films about the hard-working construction crews who dispose of your trash.

Has Manhattan Become Too 'Manhattanized'?

Midtown is a hive of construction, with one luxury tower after another replacing older buildings. What's being lost?

Transforming the Sky Between Buildings Into Elaborate Doodles

One French artist looked up and imagined a whole new world.

Incredible Photos From L.A.'s Art Fair

A small preview of Paris Photo Los Angeles, taking place next week.

Photos

A Grim Photographic Tribute to the BP Oil Disaster

A look at one of humanity's worst oil calamities from one of its most renowned documentarians.

The Ol' Sleeping Bicycle Gets a Modern Update

It may look like a big baby carriage, but this unusual trike doubles as a great place to snooze.

What Happened to Skywriting?

How skywriting rose and fell, and why its instagrammability may lead to a resurgence.

Revisiting the Work of One of America's Best Postwar Photographers

Some of Garry Winogrand's most compelling images of New York, L.A., and Albuquerque.

For Masochists, Here's Some Hops-Flavored Soda

All the hops, none of the alcohol – who couldn't love that combo?

Maps

People of Color Are Disproportionately Hurt by Air Pollution

New York and Philadelphia top the list of urban areas with great gaps in pollution exposure between whites and non-whites.

Videos

There's a Whole New Treasure Trove of Quirky Pathé Newsreels

Rotterdam's fully automated supermarket, a baby elephant roaming Central London, and more.

A Look Through the LAPD's Stunning Photo Archives

Old photographs from the infamous police department will be on display inside a fake police station at Paramount Studios.

These Detroit Bus Stop Benches Are Made From Demolished Homes

An effort to turn neglected spaces into pleasant zones for taking a load off.

The Golden Gate Bridge Could've Had a Submerged 'Boat Tunnel'

Anybody see any problems with this weird underwater design?

Photos

In San Francisco This Weekend, Lines Stretched Around the Block for a Nicolas Cage-Themed Art Show

The exhibit next heads to Los Angeles, and then all over the world (well, maybe).

Maps

A Painstakingly Recreated S-Bahn Map From a Divided Berlin

A 1980 version of the city's transit map, brought back to life.

These Dutch Tulip Fields Look Like Test Patterns

Book your Mid-April flight over Lisse stat.

Why Munich Went Ahead and Set Up 6 Official 'Urban Naked Zones'

The city has clarified its rules on nude sunbathing.

Is There a Medellín Hype Machine?

The city has been celebrated as an international model. Naturally, it's time for a backlash.