Art

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Havana's International Art Draw

Cuba's capital celebrates its 11th art biennial. 

OwnZown

A Mirrored 'Stealth Cap' for Hiding in Crowds

Who doesn't want to enjoy some alone time in a shiny polyhedron from outer space?

Michael Wallace

Bike as Paintbrush, City as Canvas

Elaborate bike rides "paint" GPS-enabled pictures on the streets of Baltimore.

Florian Rivière

A Strange Merry-Go-Round For Shopping Carts

An artist transformed this revolving billboard in Berlin into something that's fun for kids.

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Knitting Chain-Link Fencing Into a Work of Art

A design team in Rotterdam has a creative solution to scenery-marring construction fences.

Nick Ross

Sick of City Noise? Just Duck Into This Street-Corner Confessional

Modeled after Catholic confessionals, this portable furniture allows people a private place to chat away from all the hubbub.

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In Liverpool, a Leviathan Awakens from the Briny Deep

A 50-foot tall creature in a diving suit stalks the streets of England.

J. Taylor Wallace

The Tea Party Is Not Happy With Chicago's Sarah Palin Sculpture

The artist behind the Palin-shaped public art has been informed: "You will be the next one to burn."

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A New Vancouverism

Moving beyond the City of Glass.

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Protest of the Day: Italian Museum Is Burning All Its Art

The Casoria Contemporary Art Museum in Naples has decided to protest the government's austerity measures... with FIRE.

Robert Banat/Tom Fruin

In New York, a 50-Foot-Tall Sign Made From Other, Salvaged Signs

Artist Tom Fruin, who works with materials like crushed beer cans and drug bags, created this recycled wonder for a new hotel in Williamsburg.

K. Scott Kreider

Can Stuffed Animals and Polka Dots Save a Detroit Neighborhood?

A quirky take on neighborhood improvement in the Motor City.

Mexican Design's New Acerbic Streak

The country's socio-political struggles have influenced a surprising amount of home products.

Sarah Goodyear

You Can Live the Tiny House Dream in a Brooklyn Backyard

An artist offers up a cabin experience in the city as an experiment in bartering for space.

Luz Interruptus

Fields of Glowing, Green Grass Grow in Madrid

Radioactive Man would be happy to mow this luminous turf, an artistic statement against light pollution.

Lucie & Simon

Cities Are Surprisingly Menacing When You Remove All the People

French photographers Lucie & Simon have cleansed major cities of their troublesome humanity, creating empty, dread-filled urban landscapes.

Florian Rivière

A Crosswalk You Can Roll Up and Carry Away

Urban hacker Florian Rivière makes the streets of France his playground with movable crosswalks, pigeon traps and a shopping-cart soccer field.

Pim Top

The Ultra-Classy Street Furniture of Rotterdam

A Dutch artist created illegal but highly luxurious street signs, a leather-padded bench and a walnut garbage can.

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The Convoluted Path to Ending Los Angeles's Mural Ban

Lawsuits and questions about the true nature of murals have confounded L.A. for a decade.