Tag Archives: Urban

‘Girl with a Pierced Eardrum’ by Banksy

Banksy just published photos of a new piece titled Girl with a Pierced Eardrum, a take on Vermeer’s famous Girl with a Pearl Earring, replacing the girl’s earring with an outdoor security alarm. Source: ‘Girl with a Pierced Eardrum’ by Banksy … Continue reading

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Partially Obscured Golden Arches Photographed Throughout Warsaw by Zuzanna Szarek

While growing up in post-communist Warsaw, photographer Zuzanna Szarek dreamt about the movies, toys, and food produced in America. McDonald’s was one aspect of the culture readily available to Szarek as a child in the 90s, and its Happy Meal toys always … Continue reading

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Ways of seeing

Rob Forbes, the founder of Design Within Reach, shows a gallery of snapshots that inform his way of seeing the world. Charming juxtapositions, found art, urban patterns — this slideshow will open your eyes to the world around you.

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Five of the World’s Most Fascinating Small Towns

In this reel, we’re traveling to unfamiliar places. We visit the most crowded island on earth, see how the Aussies live underground and visit a zero-waste town in Japan.

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The World’s Most Magnificent Libraries

Great Big Story “Published on 25 Sep 2017 In this reel, we circumnavigate the globe in search of some of the most unusual and awe-inspiring libraries collecting more than just books. We begin in Alaska at a particularly *macabre* library … Continue reading

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Who belongs in a city?

Underneath every shiny new megacity, there’s often a story of communities displaced. In this moving, poetic talk, OluTimehin Adegbeye details how government land grabs are destroying the lives of thousands who live in the coastal communities of Lagos, Nigeria, to … Continue reading

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Lucy Sparrow’s ’80s Style Supermarket Offers 31,000 Handmade Felt Items – Colossal

After setting up shop in a London corner store and NYC-style bodega,  Lucy Sparrow (previously) has grown her unusual art showing/selling technique into a full-blown ’80s-style supermarket. Taking up 2,800 square feet of the Standard Hotel in Downtown LA, the British artist’s fifth large-scale … Continue reading

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Memoirs of a Travelling Architect

As globalisation increases and urban sprawl spreads, cities are gradually becoming more and more homogenised, losing any sense of character and cultural difference. This highly experimental film explores the relationship between place and memory as experienced by architect James Davidson, … Continue reading

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Barcelona’s Superblocks: Change the Grid, Change your Neighborhood

Two years ago, Barcelona announced it would transform chunks of its street grid to prioritize people over cars. The method: superblocks. When American planners think of superblocks, they probably think of big parcels that disrupt the pedestrian network and discourage … Continue reading

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Chinese skyscraper incorporates 108-metre high waterfall

New video footage reveals the latest incredible skyscraper being constructed in China, which incorporates a giant waterfall into its facade. New video footage reveals the latest incredible skyscraper being constructed in China, which incorporates a giant waterfall into its facade. Named … Continue reading

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