Design

Jurgen Kuipers

Here's a Bicycle You Assemble From Big Sheets of Plywood

This award-winning Dutch bike snaps together like one of those plastic airplane models that kids make.

Wikimedia Commons

The Case Against Saving Midcentury Office Buildings

A new report suggests it would be better for the environment to tear them all down.

Flickr/Boston Public Library

TV Show of the Day: '10 Buildings That Changed America'

Architecture television is a rare thing.

Felice Varini

This Street Art Will Blow Your Mind

Swiss artist Felice Varini transforms the viewer's perception of space.

Videos

The Wu-Tang Clan Might Appreciate These Hip-Hop Street Signs

Rappers like to call out street names; New York artist Jay Shells likes to put their lyrics up at the actual intersections they mention.

Frederik Herregods

A Hotel That Travels, Too

Guest accommodations that can be installed just about anywhere.

Nomad/eVolo

A Glorious Collection of the Craziest Skyscraper Concepts You've Ever Seen

Eight years of "outstanding ideas for vertical living," courtesy architectural magazine eVolo.

Watch: A Dance Performed With a Pedaling Park Bench

A modern dance from San Francisco.

Photos
Mark Byrnes

What Should Become of the Astrodome?

Officials are grappling with this choice: spend tens of millions to demolish the stadium, or hundreds of millions to save it.

Videos
MustangWanted/YouTube

New Sport: Hanging By One Arm From Awfully High Places

This Ukranian urban climber is either extremely skilled or deranged (or perhaps both).

Videos
Droga5

New York Pay Phones as Time Machines: A Perfect Metaphor

The New Museum and ad agency Droga5 are redirecting callers back to the year 1993.

Videos

This Could Be the World's Most Uncomfortable Pedestrian Crossing

An underpass with a forehead-level concrete ceiling seems designed to knock out Chinese citizens.

Reuters

Seville's Wild Pre-Easter Processions

A week-long parade, featuring wooden sculptures of the Passion

1week1project

A Super-Luxe Pad for Retired Popes

Can you imagine Pope Benedict XVI sorting through his wine cellar in this halo-shaped retirement home?

An Utterly Terrifying Picture Taken From the Top of the Burj Khalifa

Those toes are 2,722 feet up!

Michael Schmelling/Modern Farmer

'Modern Farmer' Magazine Is a Sleeker, Chicer Farmer's Almanac

A new print quarterly and website dedicated to the people and issues around where our food comes from.

Photos
Leonid Tsvetkov

Can You Spot the Trash Hidden Among These Roman Ruins?

Leonid Tsvetkov's strange, fascinating art project.

BBC

Britain's Oddly Captivating Reality Show About Land Use

The Planners is partly bucolic escapism and partly a sidelong look at the state of Britain today. And yes, it's actually fascinating.

Photos
Jeffrey Millstein

The Strange Beauty of Airports Photographed From Above

Jeffrey Milstein has turned a lifelong fascination with airplanes into a gorgeous portrait series of jet hubs.