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In Los Angeles, Can #Droughtshaming Go Too Far?

A giant waterslide is heading to downtown L.A., whipping up understandable ire from water-conscious citizens. But when is pro-conservation just anti-fun?

Two Sawhorses And A Door, Inc.

This Tiny Tool Will Have You Nailing Wall Art

The Eyeballer: An easy alternative to banging a bunch of holes in your wall.

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Every City That Ever Played Host To an NFL Team, on One Poster

A genealogy of American football. 

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Cyclists: Let's Talk About Shoaling

Why you shouldn't let inexperienced cyclists get under your skin.

The Colossal Shop

A Pot That Makes Plants Too Adorable to Neglect

Are you guilty of forgetting your succulents? Meet Rainy Pot.

Bloom Theory

Add Style to Your Camera Strap

It's time to give the modest camera strap some love. 

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It's Just Not That Easy to Get Rid of Your Car

Research proves we're prone to emotional attachments with our vehicles. So here's some advice from someone who finally let go of hers. 

Liberty Bottleworks

Defend Your Transit System With City-Specific Water Bottles

A source of urban pride you can carry around.

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My Misadventures in Urban Composting

How I learned to stop worrying and love my worms.

formabilio.com

Two Chairs and a Sofa, All in One

For those tough-to-furnish small living rooms. 

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Craft Beer Drinkers: Be Wary of 'Exploding Swill'

"One piece of glass flew into someone's open mouth," reports a man attacked by beer.

CityLab

The Bay Area's Worst Bike Ride Is Also Its Best

This ride's for you (if you like hulking seafaring machines and a Superfund site).

Animi Causa

A Scratch-Off Globe to Track Your Travels

Enabled by lotto-ticket technology.

Flickr/Boston Public Library

Why You Shouldn't Mock Suburbanites Who Say They're From the City

People have all kinds of reasons to use proxies for the place they're "really" from. So have an open mind.

Slow Factory

Cities from Space, on Stunning Silk Scarves

Wearable satellite images of Paris, London, and New York. 

Matt Dunn

How to Take Pictures in Public Without Being a Jerk

Four seasoned practitioners give firsthand advice on etiquette for an Instagram world. 

NASA

Where to View This Weekend's East Coast Rocket Launch

On Sunday, set your sights east to catch the fiery ascent of a resupply for the International Space Station.

Parco City

For the Traveling Foodie, Here Is Sushi Luggage

Please note that these nigiri-themed suitcases are not edible.

Estel Alcaraz

These Galoshes Fold Up to Fit in a Bag

"Sardines" collapse down to just a fifth their full size.

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The Sign Says You've Got 72 Miles to Go Before the End of Your Road Trip. It's Lying.

How do they measure distance markers? It's complicated.