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An Architect Wants To Retrofit This London Power Plant With Tesla Coils

A few weeks ago, the design mag Dezeen reported on a lecture by the Danish architect Bjarke Ingels at the Royal Academy in London. During the lecture, Ingels nonchalantly described a plan to turn an ageing power station’s smokestacks into tesla coils — if only London would let him.


Marshall's Rock N' Roll Android Phone Actually Looks Awesome

Marshall Headphones, the splinter manufacturer that labels “lifestyle” electronics with the amplifier brand’s logo and styling, is making a new Android phone with music-centric features. To be sure, there’s a little gimmicky nostalgia here, but forgive me lords of rock n’ roll authenticity if I kind of love it.


I Want To Live In This Colourful Maze Made From Sheets Of Plastic

Each year a different artist or designer is tapped to create the Serpentine Pavilion, a site-specific installation that’s open all summer in London’s Kensington Gardens. This year’s Pavilion just opened to the public as a colourful, cacophonous labyrinth — with a secret cafe at the centre. When can I move in?


A Masked Vigilante Dubbed 'Bromley Batman' Is Saving London's Streets

He’s not the hero that Bromley deserves, but could he be the hero that Bromley needs right now. A masked vigilante has been spotted in South London standing up for the little guy and fighting off muggers.


Why A Footbridge In London Is Inspiring So Much Outrage

It doesn’t take much to make some cities angry. But in London, a special kind of rage is flowing over a project that seems pretty unobjectionable: A footbridge over the River Thames. And the tension isn’t confined to London.


Do Mysterious Big Cats Prowl The English Countryside?

England’s version of Big Foot or just the logical result of new laws that forced exotic pet owners to free their animals in the 1970s? One thing’s for sure: reported sightings of big cats are on the rise in the UK, while new studies seek to prove their existence.


These Ridiculously Detailed Aerial Photos Of London Are So Stunning

The weather isn’t great, the pubs close too early and the food is often better in other cities. Nevertheless, London is one of the most popular capitals of the world. Photographer Vincent LaForet took these amazing aerial shots of London and seeing the city overhead like this reminds you why that is.


These Infographics Use Objects On City Streets To Show Urban Statistics

There’s been no shortage of street art trying to make a point about the inequality of cities. But here’s a clever idea that not only illustrates some horrifying facts, it also gives some real-world context that’s impossible to ignore: These infographics have been wheatpasted onto actual urban infrastructure right out on the streets.


3D Laser Scan Shows London's Abandoned Underground Mail Rail Network

Beneath the streets of London, an underground rail network once existed to shuttle mail around the city. Decommissioned in 2003, this 3D laser scan serves to save its existence for posterity.


The Bright Radar Reflections Of London

The bright lights of London have always drawn wide-eyed, enthusiastic youngsters seeking fame and fortune. But in this image from the European Space Agency, the city shows up with bright radar reflections instead.


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