Design

Noah Christman

Uncover the Secret Oases of San Francisco

An iPhone app that maps downtown’s indoor parks, rooftop terraces, urban gardens, and bamboo forests.

The Tie Is a Very Big Deal in Croatia

Such a big deal, in fact, that the country has designated October 18 as its national day of celebration.

Videos

London Bartender Makes the 'World's Most Expensive Cocktail'

The $8,830 tipple is apparently the world's oldest cocktail, too.

Photos
WorkAC

Nature vs. City: In Architect Dan Wood's World, Opposites Attract

The principal at WorkAC expands on his unique vision for urban living.

Roryrory/Flickr

Design Flaw of the Day: Maximum Flexibility, No Picasso

Museum design isn't all about light and air. Security is important too.

Videos
Cinimod Studio

London Tube Commuters Hunted by Intelligent, Annoying Spotlight

This body heat-sensing spotlight is great if you're egotistical, terrible if you have a hangover.

Reuters

The World's Weirdest Bikes

Would you ride some of these?

Krista Jahnke

Vancouver Covers Its Sidewalks With Giant Pillows

A city block offered an unusual landscape and a soft place to rest.

Liverpool Biennial

Time-Travelling Police Box From 'Doctor Who' Crash-Lands in Liverpool

Among the many artworks in the Liverpool Biennial is this weird thing.

Videos
Studio Roosegaarde

Magical Inanimate Object of the Day: The Lotus Dome

Lotus Dome almost seems to have a life of its own.

Frostnova/Flickr

South Carolina Town Terrorized By Exploding Toilet

The detonating commode went off in Town Hall and lodged porcelain shrapnel in a door.

Videos

Meet the Megapram, the World's Fastest Stroller

This stroller has four gears. And cup holders. And it reaches maximum speeds of 50 mph.

Photos

If Grannies Did Graffiti, It Might Look Like This Yarn Tagging

A shadowy Madrid artist is methodically wrapping European cities in chaotic fabric webs.

AZC

Architects Dream Up an Urban Moon Bounce for Paris

A design for an inflatable bridge at the foot of the Eiffel Tower.

Kaid Benfield

How LEED-ND Can Improve Older Neighborhoods

An inner-city neighborhood in Boston is providing a strong example of how the rating system can guide improvements.

Simon Bouisson

For the Discerning Brutalist, Here's Some Concrete Furniture

Note to movers: Lift from the knees.

Shutterstock

How Historic Preservation Helped Save Denver's Downtown

Back in the 1980s, the area lost a fifth of its building stock.

Videos
Velcro/Flickr

Design Video of the Day: How the Netherlands Builds Its Embassies

A new documentary examines the Dutch approach.

Videos

Felix Baumgartner's Space Jump: The LEGO Version

We will all remember where we were the moment a man dove back to Earth from the edge of space, landed on his face and was carried away by a shrieking bird.