Lego for Urban Planners

Wednesday June 14, 2017

These building blocks let architects, urban planners and children big and small design their own cities – and tear them down again in a fit of pique.

Once upon a time, when a TV station wanted a logo to broadcast at the end of a show, they turned to physical models made of metal and wood. We look at the designers who put some of these surprisingly tactile emblems together. 

Drop the smartphone: these tiny arcade cabinets are perfect for all your retro gaming needs.

Despite inventing dozens of groundbreaking fonts in the 1920s, most of W.A. Dwiggins' creations never saw the light of day. Until now.

Graphic designer and public transport enthusiast Peter Dovak combines his two passions in a project aiming to bring a bit more beauty to the world’s metro maps.

When Gábor Kasza decided to turn his photos of unfinished concrete buildings into a book, he knew exactly what to make the slipcase out of: the hard, grey stuff itself. 

The Camper Kart

Wednesday May 17, 2017

Tiny homes don’t come much tinier than the Camper Kart – a one-person pop-up sleeper made out of recycled materials and affixed to a shopping trolley. 

A new project aims to recreate the Japanese metropolis in 100 tiny, 3D-printed pieces.

Get Bent

Saturday May 13, 2017

At a time where electronics are often replaced rather than repaired, a rogue group of hackers are soldering against the system. They are circuit benders, and they’re giving new life to old tech.

Gangs in the '70s and '80s meant business – so much so that many even had their own business cards. A new book by urban historian Brandon Johnson looks at 60 of the best.