Design

Duc Le

Park(ing) of the Day: Duc Le's Streetwise Tanning Lounge

L.A. artist Duc Le celebrates Park(ing) Day with some sprawling wooden street furniture.

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Velepresso

Pedal Your Way to a Perfect Cup of Coffee

Velepresso grinds and heats your morning joe while you ride.

A New Idea for Growing Start-Ups in Rust Belt Cities

In Lansing, Michigan, an incubator encourages sustainable companies to take root in the shrinking city.

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Patrick Baty

A Day in the Life of a Paint Detective

Meet the man who can figure out the birthplace of 200-year-old doors, just by looking at them.

GTX/Aetrex

Finally, Shoes With GPS

Keep track of wayward family members with these high-tech kicks.

Athanasia Leivaditou

A Fully Hermetic Motorcycle for Safe Urban Riding

It's like riding inside the Popemobile, but less cool.

Kim Traynor/Wikimedia Commons

Restoration of the Day: The U.K.'s Largest 3D Map

A preceding model was created by exiled Polish troops to defend the Scottish coastline.

NYC Mayor's Office

Artist Builds Living Room Atop Towering NYC Statue

Tatzu Nishi’s “Discovering Columbus” is mounted six stories up in Columbus Circle.

Reuters

In Kathmandu, a Festival for Women

A ten-day festival for purity and happy marriages.

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10 Amazing 'Living' Green Roofs

Long popular in Europe, these designs are gaining a foothold in America and beyond.

NotSoNoisy

Dancing Building of the Day: The Dormitory Windows of Lausanne

A school celebrates its 10th anniversary with this architectural stunt.

Courtesy: Curreo

An Etsy for Art Collectors

Cureeo hopes to make fine art collecting more accessible to potential buyers.

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Thomas Faivre-Duboz/Flickr

For a Weekend, Paris Lets the Masses Invade its Grandest Buildings

Over 300 sites, most of them off-limits the rest of the year, were open last weekend for the city's annual architectural open house.

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Mark Cavagnero Associates

Designs for America's First Standalone Jazz Hall

Architects created a San Francisco performance space that feels more like a community room.

Reuters

Climbing Buildings, the World Over

Parkour around the globe.

Nottingham Caves Survey

Mapping the Mysterious Cave Network Under Nottingham

Researchers are creating the first 3-D map of the city's hundreds of manmade caverns.

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YouTube/iamOTHER

The Social and Economic Roots of Oakland's Graffiti Boom

How the recession and rage against the system are fueling street art.

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How Detroit's Opera Company Survived, Despite All Odds

The city's bastion of high art is thriving thanks to a strategy that's drawn in a younger, diverse audience.

Michael Bernstein

Man Wants To Beautify New York With Dumpster Gardens

Rubbish-bin gardens for the concrete jungle that is New York.