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David Hotson Architects

These Houses With Slides in Them Would Make Anyone Giddy

Need to get from the bedroom into the foyer? Try one of these quirky chutes.

Thierry Ehrmann / Flickr

Edward Snowden, Pop Art Icon

Graffiti and street artists around the world find their latest inspiration in the beleaguered NSA whistleblower.

A Museum Show of Broken Umbrellas and Old Coffee Cups

A new exhibition transforms the "utterly ordinary" parts of New York City life into urban icons.

Gus Petro

This Is What It Would Look Like If You Dropped Manhattan Into the Grand Canyon

Whoa.

Mathieu Tremblin

This Is Not a Watermark: Meet French Street Artist Mathieu Tremblin

A look into the mind of the often subtle urban interventionist. 

Reuters

When Is a Giant Inflatable Duck Not a Giant Inflatable Duck?

Counterfeit copies of Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman's massive sculpture are popping up across China.

Reuters

The Earthquake-Damaged Washington Monument Looks Really Snazzy at Night Now

An illumination project for America's most famous obelisk.

137 World Landmarks in One Picture, and Other Crazy Google Maps Art

The Bay Area's Jenny Odell creates maddeningly complex sets of similar structures, like stadiums, nuclear plants and cargo ships.

Stacey Replogle

LEGO Model of the Day: Urban Density Gone Bad

A playful exercise in jam-packed city living.

Phototrails

The Visual Signature of Your City

In Instagram photos.

Peep at These Fantastic Vintage City Panoramas

You won't find better old cityscapes than the ones in this Library of Congress collection.

Reuters

Brazilian Protesters Say Their Mass Transit Systems Are a Mess. Here's What That Looks Like

A day in the life of Brazil's subway and bus commuters.

REUTERS

London Has an Impossibly Weird House That Defies Physics

OK, who dropped acid into England's water supply?

Steven Reitz

Don't Worry, Philadelphia Isn't Actually Bubbling With Radioactive Waste

At least, that's not what's going on in this widely circulated photo of a sinkhole filled with bright green ooze.

Dave Bledsoe

Where New York's Old Telephone Booths Go to Die

A photographer stumbles on a payphone 'graveyard' in West Harlem.

Flint Public Art Project

When You Think of Flint, Michigan, Think of ... Experimental Public Art?

Can virtual ball drops and bizarre car sculptures help people see the Rust Belt city in new ways?

Sure, Apple Maps Stinks, But Look at These Crazy Cool Dalí-Esque Scenes

Developer Peder Norrby collects iOS Maps glitches that have an accidental artistry.

Pentagram

A Sharp New Look for New York City Beach Signs

Redesigned signage is serving a critical role in post-Sandy coastal wayfinding.

Reuters

The Latest Images From Turkey as Police Continue Their Crackdown on Protesters

Anti-government demonstrations have spread beyond Istanbul's Taksim Square.