Design

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New Orleans Has a Soup That Supposedly Cures Hangovers

Research shows the bastardized Chinese dish "yakamein" has all the nutrients you need to overcome a night of hard drinking.

Haus der Kunst

A Celebration of Yiddish, Emblazoned on a Former Symbol of Nazi Power

The monumental work by American conceptual artist Mel Bochner represents a particularly sweet triumph of art.

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Imagining Moscow Landmarks If They Were Mostly Underground

The "iceberg" metaphor made literal.

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Luminous 'Light Paintings' of D.C.'s Cherry Blossoms

With a long exposure and a flashlight, Jacques Domenge brings out the surreal beauty of the cherry trees after the crowds have gone.

Courtesy University of Notre Dame School of Architecture

A New Urbanism Fantasy, Painted in Oils

Architectural artist Carl Laubin has combined every winner of the Richard H. Driehaus Prize into a single city, and the results make more sense than you might think.

Andrew and Ivan Avdeenko

Amazing Bathroom Fixture of the Day: The Street Map Sink

Haven't you always wanted to brush your teeth over the streets of London?

Reuters

Digging Out From Mumbai's Massive Building Collapse

At least 72 people were killed.

Photos

Grotesquely Polluted Landscapes ... or Beautiful Art?

Photographer David Maisel has a knack for capturing the beauty and the horror of contaminated mines and toxic lakes.

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Symbols Worth Saving: The 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.

Edmonton Public Library

Lost Treasure of the Day: Edmonton's Streetcar Bookmobile

How good things once were!

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At Least We Have a LEGO Version of the Berlin Airport

A scale model of the troubled airport project was completed before the original.

6 Hyper Exotic Urban Gardens

A surprisingly large number involve cars.

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Jérémy Laffon

The Fascinating Design Challenges of Building Cities Out of Chewing Gum

Gum architecture doesn't stand the test of time, but that's what Jérémy Laffon likes about it.

Videos

The Nuclear Option for Rude Subway Riders: Wearable Speakers

It's about 100 times worse than listening to music without headphones.

Kokau

Challenge of the Day: Three Words to Describe New York

Shorter city pride.

Mike Doyle

It Took 600 Hours To Assemble This 'Manically Detailed' LEGO City

Mike Doyle's model uses 200,000 LEGOs; it's the first in a series of thematically-linked works.

Videos

Will Somebody Please Make This Old-School Graffiti Video Game?

Real-life graffiti artists star in this fake 32-bit arcade game taking place in cities across North America.

Zoë Blackler

Parking Spots Are Replacing Vibrant Street Life in Yangon

The social life of Yangon takes place in sidewalk cafes. But they're in danger of disappearing as the city embarks on a road-widening effort.

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Bizarre Preservation Fixation of the Day: Ronald Reagan's Childhood Home

Two years of Reagan's youth wasn't enough to save this apartment house.