Design

Those Old Color Photographs of Paris You've Been Seeing? Not Quite Real.

Here's what the originals look like.

Architecture That's Too Nice: 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.

A Graffiti Artist's Ode to Oscar

Eduardo Kobra honors Oscar Niemeyer with a gigantic mural in Sao Paulo.

If Only All City Lighting Looked Like This Charming Street in Athens

It's like a lamp store exploded in there!

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A Painstakingly Carved City Skyline the Size of a Coffee Table

"Sketching with a band saw" is how artist James McNabb describes his process for making his micro-lumber-cityscapes.

Data-Mining NYC's Dog Obsession

New Yorkers: they're just like us.

Iconic City Landmarks, Right Out of the Land of Lilliput

Paper sculptures of architectural landmarks.

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What a Difference a Century Makes: Postcards of England, Then and Now

"Most of England looked a lot prettier than it does now, and people were a lot better dressed."

The 'Toad Sofa' Is 2013's Must-Have Chair

Obviously.

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Brooklyn Building Transforms Into a Huge Equalizer

Truly mesmerizing.

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Awesome Images of the Day: Streetview Kaleidoscope

The world like you've never seen it before.

Need Extra Room on the Subway? Try This Spiky 'Hedgehog' Dress

Youngsil Lee's garment raises a shield of skin-puncturing needles when its wearer feels threatened (or is just being a jerk).

When Pinball Was Illegal in New York (and Chicago and L.A.)

Can't hear those buzzers and bells.

Toronto's Reimagined Maple Leaf Gardens Fulfills its Destiny (at Long Last)

There's no hockey, but a grocery store and sports center are drawing people from around the city.

When Travel Writing Goes Wrong: 'Edgy' Berlin Edition

4 clichés every travelogue about Germany's capital apparently must include.

Norwegian Train Promotion of the Day: Hours of Free Footage Up for Grabs

Happy 50th, Nordlandsbanen!

Pointless Mayoral Sports Betting: Surely We Can Do Better Than This

America's mayors could clearly use some inspiration.

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5 Ideas for Keeping Street Cats Warm This Winter

Architects set out to create warm spaces for New York's 10,000 feral cats.

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Why We Shouldn't Mock the Idea of an Eiffel Tower in Hangzhou

There are serious cultural reference points to be found in China's obsession with 'duplitecture.'