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Mathieu Tremblin

This Is Not a Watermark: Meet French Street Artist Mathieu Tremblin

A look into the mind of the often subtle urban interventionist. 

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How Design Students See Gadgets Grappling With the Future of Urban Pollution

Breathing walls, noise-to-music converters, and more.

Los Angeles Man's Chandelier Tree Is a 'Magical Playground'

Circus worker Adam Tenenbaum's front yard has become a neighborhood gathering place due to one really weird art tree.

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The Mystery That Haunts a Brooklyn Bar: Best #Cityreads of the Week

Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.

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What the World's Most Oppressive Walls Look Like on Berlin's Old One

A new photography project captures barriers in Baghdad, Korea, Israel and Belfast.

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When Is a Giant Inflatable Duck Not a Giant Inflatable Duck?

Counterfeit copies of Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman's massive sculpture are popping up across China.

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The Latest Scourge Afflicting Our Parks: Outdoor Yoga Classes?

Denver and Santa Monica are cracking down on fitness classes in public spaces.

Yariv Goldfarb

Let's Just Pretend This Doesn't Exist: 3D Printed Poop

Credit an Israeli designer for giving Tel Aviv its most revolting art project, ever.

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Flying Machine of the Day: An Airborne Bike for About the Cost of a Small Car

Don't get too excited — this prototype technically won't let you sail above your morning commute. 

5 Landmarks That Could Soon Be Swallowed by Rising Seas

Among them: postcard-perfect lighthouses, parks, and seaside city blocks.

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Christopher Farber

Sukkah City: Revisiting the Crazy, High-Concept, Temporary Jewish Huts of NYC

The largest non-Orthodox, non-Israel centered public expression of Jewish life in the history of New York.

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Watch Vietnam Transition From Communism to Capitalism

A look back in the early 1990s.

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And the Cities That Brew the Best Beer in America Are...

Results from the 2013 U.S. Open Beer Championship suggest that Wisconsin is totally killing it, suds-wise.

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What It's Like to Kill Thousands of NYC Rodents for a Living

"I don't think you can ever come to terms with being a murderer."

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Scenes From Pamplona's Crazy, Week-Long Running of the Bulls

There are people in giant masks who chase children and hit bystanders with sponges on sticks.

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How Locavores Are Killing Manhattan's Food Scene and Stealing Its Chefs

The city's top cooks are leaving for greener, less expensive pastures.

Here's Something We All Can Believe In: The 'Church of Beer'

Party people in Denmark built this house of holy brewskies from empty cans.

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The Earthquake-Damaged Washington Monument Looks Really Snazzy at Night Now

An illumination project for America's most famous obelisk.

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You Won't Be Able to Stop Staring at This Wild, Perspective-Bending Street Art

Walk high above the mountains without ever leaving the ground.