Design

Henry Grabar

Lessons From the Nation's Biggest Architectural Toy Collection

A 20th century American childhood, all in one room.

Videos
Danny MacAskill vs. San Francisco

Video of the Day: Danny MacAskill vs. San Francisco

The Scottish trickster takes his bike crazy moves to the Bay.

Photos
Shawn Clover

San Francisco's 1906 Earthquake Sneaks Into Present-Day Photos

Then and now, all in one image.

Is This the Most Beautiful City Parade?

Mind-blowing costumes, amazing music at the West Indian Day parade in Brooklyn.

Interboro Partners

Recycling the Tower in the Park for Retirees

These hulking superblocks were once derided by Jane Jacobs. But the buildings might be perfect for aging populations.

Maps
Melissa Price

Maps of London, Minus London

There's a lot to see when you take away the street grid.

Possible Uses For a $290 Paper Bag In SoHo

It would make great wrapping for this package I need to mail.

Reuters

Labor Day, in Pictures

Scenes from around the country.

Shutterstock

Pit Bulls, the Ultimate Urban Dog

Much like cities, pit bulls were unfairly maligned in this country for decades.

Google/Nate Berg

Your Body Is a Wondermap

The cartographic utility of human appendages and the places they resemble.

Reuters

Burning Man, in Pictures

Scenes from the desert art festival.

Reuters

The Surprising Bliss of Tour Guiding in Your Own City

When you take the time to show off your hometown, chances are you'll discover something new to love yourself.

Maps
Courtesy of Eric Fischer

Mapmaker, Artist, or Programmer?

Self-described "map geek" Eric Fischer uses urban data to make some of the web's most intriguing spatial images.

Videos

Public Art by Satellite

An event is documented by a Google satellite, creating a new and unnerving lens through which to view public space.

Photos
Julian Charriere / Julius Von Bismarck

Dull, Gray Pigeons in Venice Improved With Spray Paint

It's like a bird mated with a rainbow.

Henry Grabar

Why Has Scandinavia's Biggest Development Project Abandoned its Master Plan?

The signature piece of Copenhagen's enormous Ørestad experiment, by Polish-American architect Daniel Libeskind, is no more.

Videos

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.

Maps
Jonathan Ernst / Reuters

Mapping College vs. Pro Football Fans

College football still dominates in the South.

Videos
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.