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How to Bike Home Your Christmas Tree in 11 Simple Steps

Don't forget bungee cords, peanut butter, and the kindness of strangers.

Bigo

This Bike Bag Morphs Into a Rain Poncho, a Baby Sling, a Bigger Bag...

A concept for one commuter bag to rule them all.

Rogue

Brewers Have Made Sriracha Sauce Into a 'Hot Stout'

Just don't try adding it to pho.

Vintage Visualizations

The Modern Beauty of 19th-Century Data Visualizations

These high-quality poster reproductions from an 1870s statistical atlas are at once gorgeously designed and utterly antiquated.

Jordana Timerman

In Buenos Aires, There's a Time and a Place for Smashing Things

Porteños have a reputation for short fuses. Enter the Break Club.

Rachel Binx

Yes, Please: Customizable Map-Print Clothing

Designer Rachel Binx is offering cartographic tops and skirts powered by OpenStreetMap data.

Predict Your Own Thanksgiving-Snowstorm Travel Misery

The National Weather Service has an experimental new tool that shows the weather hazards along your journey, including predicted snow accumulations.

Hollaback/YouTube

How You Feel About Street Harassment Can Depend a Lot on Where You're From

Confessions and revelations from a Southern transplant who's accustomed to driving most places.

Expanding a Kid's Ideas About 'Home'

Four households around the world reveal unique yet familiar domestic experiences in an immersive new app.

The Brooklyn Block

Brooklyn-Inspired Scarves, Processed in Code

Why settle for regular stripes when you can sport a pattern made from video footage of Fort Greene or Red Hook?

Landcarpets

These 'Landcarpets' Are Modeled on Satellite Imagery

And you can have one customized for your location, too.

Wide Path Camper

Pedal Away From It All—With an Ultralight Camper Trailer Attached

Wide Path Campers make bike-camping more accessible (and comfortable).

Nextdoor

App Your Way to the Best Halloween Candy in Your City

The "Treat Map" can be used as a high-tech tool for treat hoarding.

Your U-Lock Is Basically Worthless, but Don't Worry

Thieves can quickly pop open the lock with a car jack or pipe, but there are ways to protect yourself.

oopsmark

Who Needs a Boring Closet When You Have a Grappling Hook?

Stop tossing your entire wardrobe over a chair and get organized with the "Grapple Clothing Hook."

Aminimal Studio

This City-Map Jewelry Is Made with GPS Data

"Urban Gridded Dogtags" take cartographic bling to the next level.

Tinder

Awkward: What to Do IRL When You've 'Swiped Left'

How to behave when you run into people you've rejected on Tinder, Hinge, OkCupid...

Reuters/Susana Vera

Your Dog Probably Won't Give You Ebola—But It Could Give You Lots of Other Things

A visual guide to the nasties possibly lurking inside your best friend.

Monkey Business

A Tiny Gondola to Transport Your Clothespins

Support your city's aerial future and splash some cute on your Sunday laundry.

Scenepast

A Postcard App With a Historical Twist

ScenePast lets you send a note with a classic 20th century streetscape from your mobile device. But it's also got an addictive second feature.