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The Istanbul Skyline, in Candles

Sticks mimic the city's ancient, curvy skyline.

A Train Station Inspired By Natural Growth and Decay

Credit this architect for building a transportation hub that looks like it'd eat you alive.

This Highway Hunter Captures Interchanges From the Sky

Photographer Peter Andrew has been hanging out of planes to take pictures of our concrete ribbons.

Why Are Swarms of Butterflies Appearing in Indianapolis?

Inside one artist's mission to cover the city with blue bugs.

A Chair That Lets You Do Your Office Job in a Park

Chairs with umbrellas and desks invite you to hang around.

Labyrinth of the Day: Salt Paintings of Motoi Yamamoto

The Japanese artist designs massive mazes by pouring salt on the floor.

IKEA's Move Into Urban Development

The retail giant gets into the boutique hotel business.

Laurel Roth's Weird, Wonderful Pigeon Sweaters

These bespoke costumes are both cute and acidic, a commentary on all the birds that America has destroyed.

These Might Be the World's Worst Parkers

The unreal habits of drivers in Kazakhstan.

Popularity Contest of the Day: Urban Infrastructure, on Flickr

What do we photograph more, stop signs or streetlights?

From an Apartment Full of Cardboard Boxes, a Massive Work of Art

You too, could turn the remnants of your recent move into a cool video art installation.

Why Can't an Entire City Be a Museum?

Curators in Ghent, Belgium, use art to force visitors into far-flung neighborhoods.

A Flock of Flying Umbrellas Invades Portugal

The city of Águeda is awash in a strange kind of street art.

What Japan Would Look Like if it Were Made of 1.8 Million LEGOs

A group of students recreate the country.

The Nazi Olympics, Revisited

A new exhibit at Pittsburgh’s Holocaust Center explores the most infamous of Games.

Inside a German Prison That's Now An Artsy Hostel

Going to jail has never been so fun.

A City of Staples

A miniature megalopolis.

The World's Biggest Gay Rights 'Tattoo'

Artist Steed Taylor unravels the story behind Chicago's "Galloon," a tribute to out gays and lesbians in the military.

Data-Mining a City's Visual Identity

Researchers train an algorithm to tell us why Paris looks like Paris.