I never feel more at peace with life than when I’m in a crowded city that always has people on top of me and below me and around me and suffocating me and making me wonder if humans are meant to live in cities. This short film by Tim Divall examines the pains of living in a crowded city in such a hilarious exaggerated…
After seeing footage of GTA V on the next gen consoles, I'm beginning to think that GTA V isn't just a video game. A full blown parallel reality? That's more likely. A real life breathing city that exists somewhere? That'd be more accurate. This footage of Los Santos at night in GTA V is unreal.
Here's a recipe for fun: Go up to the 48th floor of a skyscraper in London. Enjoy a beer at the rooftop bar. Change into your base jumping gear in the restroom. Make a beeline for the balcony and jump into the heart of London. Illegal? Probably. Fun as hell to watch? Absolutely.
Now this is how you enjoy summer. You go to San Francisco, you lay out blue tarp on a city street, you bust open a fire hydrant and you create one of the biggest Slip 'n Slides ever. Oh and you ride that thing down while screaming out of your mind. It's absolutely perfect for a sunny summer day.
Do you remember that handy little breathalyzer we reviewed last year that synced with your smartphone via Bluetooth? The BACtrack Mobile, as it's called, turns out to not just be a means of trying to outdo (or under-do) your friends' drunkenness, but it's also been gathering a whole lot of anonymous data over the last…
Chris Burden says his amazing Metropolis II—a gigantic retrofuturistic city model where thousands of slot cars race forever—is not just a city model. Of course it's not. It's a goddamn amazing jesuschrist look at that city model. It looks glorious in this short by Henry & Rel.
A man died trying to escape a fire in his high-rise apartment building in Manhattan earlier this month. What makes this all the more tragic is that he would have survived—if he had only stayed in his apartment. Skyscrapers are designed to contain fires, so that, even when you're hearing alarms and smelling smoke, the…
It may be the always incredible aerial photography by our friend Jason Hawkes or the combination of The Shard, the glowing Tower Bridge, the City buildings, and the beautiful dusk, but London is starting to look like a proper city from the future. I just thought I could add a couple of spaceships taking to complete…
Want to visit North Korea? No? Well the Koryo Group—the world's leading DPRK travel specialist—aims to change your mind with this timelapse. Is it working?
Gawker's Hamilton Nolan rightly slams New York City for becoming an exclusive playground for the boring rich instead of the great gritty city of yesteryear, bubbling with cool and creativity. Then he jokes: "See you guys in Detroit." Actually, that's not a bad idea at all!
Chinese sculptor Hu Shaoming's urban landscapes look like something out of a fairy tale—golden cities that hang upside down or steel towers that ride on a seahorse's head.
I've always wanted to steal a street sign but they're always bigger than you think. Where would I put it? How annoying is it for the city to fix? Wait, how are street signs even made? This video shows the street sign magic factory of New York City and reveals the true anatomy and process of those signs. If you're a…
This time it was no hype. Sandy rampaged through New York, New Jersey and the rest of the Northeast. The damage has been enormous: more than a hundred dead, massive flooding everywhere, collapsed buildings, generator malfunctions in hospitals, multiple fires, city-wide blackouts and explosions in power plants.
Lower Manhattan in New York City is still mostly without power which means when night hits, it's complete darkness. No street lights, no building lights, no lights at all. Joe Sabia wanted to see what it was like so he took a camera and walked three miles.
Architecture is about lines, shades, textures and curves. So no wonder, we love architecture in black and white. For this week's Shooting Challenge, capture your city in beautiful, minimal black and white.
Ryan Jay and Alexander Shahmiri created Life Backwards, a little short showing what life would look like if it was all in reverse. It's hypnotic and tickles that part of your brain that's been numbed by too much normalcy.
The French city of Urville exists in two places: in the mind of Gilles Trehin and in the elaborate drawings Trehin created. But what's incredible isn't just the detailed designs he created for the city's architecture and layout, but the entirely plausible history for his fictional city.
If you've ever wondered what it's like to climb to the top of the Brooklyn Bridge at night, explore the sewers of Las Vegas, infiltrate a privately owned 80-story building in Chicago, or sprint through New York's subway, this video gives you a pretty comprehensive taster.