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Watch a Drawn Time-Lapse of Lower Manhattan Unfold Before Your Eyes

"Empire State of Pen," by Patrick Vale, captures the frenzied movements of creation.

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Jonathan Ernst / Reuters

Mapping College vs. Pro Football Fans

College football still dominates in the South.

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Fliz Bike

Fanciful Velocipede of the Day: The Return of the Dandy Horse

The Dandy Horse returns with a new name and a new mojo.

Photos

Finding Poetry in London's Concrete Jungle

Photographer David Sopronyi gives a new softness to London’s gritty West Way.

StudioMK27

The Most Intriguing New Global Architecture Ideas You've Never Heard Of

The best (and worst) of the 13th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice.

Courtesy of Nick Foster

Accidental Curb Art of the Day: Mosquito Abatement Paint Dots

One S.F. designer sees beauty in the markings left behind on his city's storm drains.

Facebook

What Facebook's New Campus Design Tells Us About the Company

It explains a lot about how the tech giant sees itself.

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Courtesy: EE&K a Perkins Eastman Company

Can D.C. Lead the Way to a 21st Century Waterfront?

In Washington, designers are planning a revamp that returns the city to the water's edge.

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Parkour for Dogs

Turning the cityscape into a ninja playground is even more rad when dogs do it.

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Softwalks

Turn Scaffolding Into a Cozy Seating Area

These chairs, tables and hanging flower pots latch on for easy relaxation.               

Courtesy of Joe Schmelzer

A Small-Space Design Bible

Author Kyle Schuneman talks interior design on the tiniest of budgets in his latest, The First Apartment Book: Cool Design for Small Spaces.

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Barreau&Charbonnet

Apartment Garden of the Day: Hanging Out the Window

It's a garden, it's a blind, it's something we should have thought of years ago.

Maps

A Map of All the World's Hurricanes Since 1851

Here's a quite different way of looking at the history of tropical storms.

Urban Prototyping: San Francisco

The Next Generation of DIY Urbanism Projects: So Much Cooler Than Parklets

Just wait til you see the PPPlanter on a street corner near you.

Photos

A Book Labyrinth Dissolves Back Into a Forest

Over the past two years, the books have molded and mildewed while gigantic orange mushrooms sprout from their pages.

Maps
Keith Bedford / Reuters

America's Leading College Towns

Mapping the metros with the largest share and largest number of college students.

Reuters

Convention Towns, Zoning Overhauls, and Physics Experiments: The Best #CityReads of the Week

Our weekly look back at the stories you may have missed.

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David Rumsey Map Collection

Maps of the Day: 33,000 of Them, At Your Disposal

This is the coolest website in the world.

Reuters

It's Valentine's Day in China

Mass weddings, bears eating hearts, kissing contests and more.