Design

Where we’re going, we don’t need roads. (Or cars that, you know, actually exist.)

Watch as this furniture maker turns the underside of a bridge into a totally workable (and probably illegal) studio space. 

Air control towers are some of the most high-pressure environments in the world. At least they look pretty. 

The World Without Water

Saturday April 27, 2019

This 17th-century map of the Earth without its oceans is a highly technical, strangely religious oddity – and one you can hang on your wall if you grab a copy of Smith Journal volume 30.

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

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

Take a Ride On Your Own Tiny Train

Wednesday March 20, 2019

Wish public transport was a tad more, well, private? These single-passenger rail vehicles could be the ticket. 

The Neon Museum

Wednesday March 20, 2019

Shining a gaudy, flashing light on The Neon Museum, where Las Vegas's neon signs go to die.

Bamboo Buildings of the Future

Friday March 15, 2019

The future, we are told, is going to be green. These bamboo buildings take that idea to a very green extreme.