Design

Pails of Water and a Fight for a Beer Bucket: Bizarre Easter Traditions

A collection of strange and lovely Easter traditions.

Good Friday Around the World

Images from Pakistan, Spain and France, among others.

Videos

The Tiny House Movement, Taken to Its Logical Extreme

Portlandia sends up our quest for ever-smaller digs.

Here's a Bicycle You Assemble From Big Sheets of Plywood

This award-winning Dutch bike snaps together like one of those plastic airplane models that kids make.

The Case Against Saving Midcentury Office Buildings

A new report suggests it would be better for the environment to tear them all down.

TV Show of the Day: '10 Buildings That Changed America'

Architecture television is a rare thing.

This Street Art Will Blow Your Mind

Swiss artist Felice Varini transforms the viewer's perception of space.

Videos

The Wu-Tang Clan Might Appreciate These Hip-Hop Street Signs

Rappers like to call out street names; New York artist Jay Shells likes to put their lyrics up at the actual intersections they mention.

A Hotel That Travels, Too

Guest accommodations that can be installed just about anywhere.

A Glorious Collection of the Craziest Skyscraper Concepts You've Ever Seen

Eight years of "outstanding ideas for vertical living," courtesy architectural magazine eVolo.

Watch: A Dance Performed With a Pedaling Park Bench

A modern dance from San Francisco.

Photos

What Should Become of the Astrodome?

Officials are grappling with this choice: spend tens of millions to demolish the stadium, or hundreds of millions to save it.

Videos

New Sport: Hanging By One Arm From Awfully High Places

This Ukranian urban climber is either extremely skilled or deranged (or perhaps both).

Videos

New York Pay Phones as Time Machines: A Perfect Metaphor

The New Museum and ad agency Droga5 are redirecting callers back to the year 1993.

Videos

This Could Be the World's Most Uncomfortable Pedestrian Crossing

An underpass with a forehead-level concrete ceiling seems designed to knock out Chinese citizens.

Seville's Wild Pre-Easter Processions

A week-long parade, featuring wooden sculptures of the Passion

A Super-Luxe Pad for Retired Popes

Can you imagine Pope Benedict XVI sorting through his wine cellar in this halo-shaped retirement home?

An Utterly Terrifying Picture Taken From the Top of the Burj Khalifa

Those toes are 2,722 feet up!

'Modern Farmer' Magazine Is a Sleeker, Chicer Farmer's Almanac

A new print quarterly and website dedicated to the people and issues around where our food comes from.