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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.

In Lake Placid, the Olympics Are Still Very Much Alive

The Games infrastructure is woven into the fabric of the city.

Make a Houseplant Into a Lamp, via German Ingenuity

Lightly stroking your plants can light up the room.

Can the City With the World's Worst Reputation Change People's Minds?

A group of photographers set out to reinvent the image of Ciudad Juarez.

Greenland Might Not Be Melting As Fast As We Thought

A new study in Science suggests the ice sheet may be able to slow its melting rate.

Reimagining an Entire Neighborhood Through Murals

Dutch muralists Haas and Hahn have teamed up to revitalize a blighted section of Philadelphia.

Text Yourself Into This Public Art Show

A roving exhibit lets anyone write in.

Translating D.C.'s Architectural Future Into Mini Golf

A course in the National Building Museum echoes architects' visions for our nation's capital.

Terrify Your Fellow Bikers With This Glowing Anglerfish-Cycle

Who doesn't want to ride around Australia inside a marine predator's gaping maw?

Trompe-l'oeil of the Day: Inside a Building Destroyed by an Earthquake

A voyeuristic portrait of life inside as it was lived before the Christchurch earthquake.

For Rent: An Apartment in a Water Tower

$3,900 will get you a room in this renovated tower, complete with a fire escape walk-up.

A Museum Exhibit Based Around the Humble Plastic Bag

Cost of entry to this unusual Swiss show: One plastic sack (seriously).

Cataloging the Olympic Venues

A round-up of the buildings in use during the London games.