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These beautiful headphones from Denmark let you change all the parts – even the speakers

The TMA-2 modular headphones from Danish audio company AIAIAI lets you change the way headphones sound and feel with swappable parts, including headbands, cables, ear pads, and even the speakers.<p>It's a great concept that offers unmatched versatility, but all those choices might be overwhelming for …

The Future of Neighborhoods: Removing Urban Freeways Gains Fresh Traction

When highways reach the end of their useful life, it is often cheaper to extract them than it is to replace or repair them.<p>Growing up on the north side of Charlotte, North Carolina, Anthony Foxx remembers the geography of his childhood being defined by a quiet neighborhood of ranch-style houses, …

Inside Detroit’s Radical Experiment to Save Its Public Schools

When Detroit students return to school on Sept. 6, the rodents and mold found in classrooms last year will be all but gone. Cracked windows will be …

Capturing the City: Urban Photography and Urban Photographers

August 21, 2016<p>Deeply invested in modern and contemporary art, the Widewalls magazine aims at providing a unique experience for its readers in the …

New York’s Holy Grail Transit Map Is Here: The Bus And Subway In One Place

Many New Yorkers never set foot on a bus and part of the reason is that they just don’t know where all of those confusing bus lines will take them.<p>And why is that? Unbelievably, despite a proliferation of some pretty great bus transit apps, there is no really great map that shows how the buses link …

Sliced Sculpture Lamps Highlight the Natural Beauty of Firewood

For most people, firewood is simply an ingredient for bonfires, s'mores making, and storytelling. But for Paul Foeckler, the head designer and founder of online shop Split Grain, it's the inherent beauty of foraged firewood that inspires his <i>Light Structure</i> collection. He began experimenting with …

Snag a studio for as low as $548 a month through the housing lottery at this sustainable building in BK

The housing lottery for 535 Carlton, one of the buildings in Brooklyn's eco-friendly Pacific Park development, is now open. NYC Housing Connect is …

Collar Is The Love Child Of Scandinavian Design And Italian Coffee Culture

The stovetop moka pot is a classic method for brewing coffee. A design dating to the 1930s, it’s a staple of kitchens all over Italy and, according to Daniel Debiasi and Federico Sandri of Something Design, it makes the best cup of coffee. But it isn’t the world’s most beautiful coffee …

Why Detroit has one of America's worst public transportation systems

At the end of World War II, Motown and its environs were home to the largest municipally owned streetcar system in the United States.<p>Regional streetcars, buses, and commuter rail counted an annual ridership of 490 million.<p>Today, the streetcars and commuter rail are gone. Until a new streetcar line …

Urban Design

An increasing number of British people don't pronounce the word 'three' properly — these maps explain why

That is likely going to make it easier for us all to communicate in the future, but it comes at a cost: We're gradually losing the entertaining brogues of unreconstructed Scouse, Geordie, or Glaswegian.<p>The most surprising sign of this shift is that large swathes of British people now pronounce the …

How To Save Detroit: Motor City Visions at Venice’s Architecture Biennale

At the 2016 Biennale, the US Pavilion is given over to architects’ plans to rebuild and rejuvenate Detroit—including the construction of a</i> …

Modern 3D-Printed Aquariums Seamlessly Combine Nature and Art

Haruka Misawa of Misawa Design Institution explores the unique environmental variation between air and water through a series of 3D printed aqua-sculptures, known as <i>Waterscapes</i>. The Japanese designer has created artistic aquariums lined with naturally inspired elements which were printed using the …

Prototypes

Two Global Firms Join to Revolutionize Cities as We Know Them

Picture this: Urban condos that offer ride-sharing services instead of parking spots. A decommissioned city-center airport reimagined into a …

This Syrian Architect Stayed Behind to Rebuild Her War-Torn City

Over 60 percent of Homs has been destroyed, but architect Marwa al-Sabouni has stayed behind, "trying to rebuild the pieces around me."<p>There were many precious buildings that lay within the old district of Homs in Syria before the war, but for 35-year-old local architect Marwa al-Sabouni, two in …

50 essential free resources for your graphic design projects

When it comes to being a designer, you’ll always need to stock up on graphics, stock photography and fonts as well as rely on other helpful tools to …

This Chart Shows the Interconnected World of Seinfeld

Jerry, George, Elaine, and Kramer encountered a lot of memorable characters during <i>Seinfeld</i>'s nine-season run. But if you have trouble distinguishing …

Seven historic places in London for coffee lovers

London's coffee history isn't exactly glittering. In fact, it involves murder, scandal, drugs, corruption and, worst of all, foul-tasting coffee. To …

Could Trains Ever Run on Cincinnati’s Secret Subway?

A hundred years after construction began, the shell of a subway tunnel still lies beneath the Ohio city’s streets, empty and unfinished.<p><i>This is part</i> …

15 Things You Should Try Telling Siri Right Now

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America’s Most Dangerous Cities 2015

Photo credit: csfotoimages<p>Although Detroit’s crime statistics, like its finances, appear to be headed in the right direction, the Motor City once again tops Forbes’ list of America’s Most Dangerous Cities.<p>There were 298 murders and intentional homicides in Detroit in 2014, the lowest number in 47 …

Study Seinfeld to Learn Everything You Need About Productivity

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Productivity sucks.<p>For one, it's hard. I mean, let's face it -- when I sit down to "get something done," it almost never happens. At first, I thought it was just me. I thought that maybe there was some malfunction in my brain that made it …

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