Burbank's Aerial Monorail of the Future

The city of Burbank, California was incorporated in 1911 with a population of just 500. Today the population is just over 100,000 and the city is best known as the home of big name movie studios (and the closest Ikea to my apartment). Leading up to the incorporation of Burbank there was a lot of discussion about… » 7/30/14 4:05pm 7/30/14 4:05pm

Comfy IKEA Train Makes Me Want to Move to the Subway

IKEA has outfitted a train in Kobe with sofas and curtains—probably with names like Oompa-loompa, Svenssonjohansensson, Frida, and Bucarest. Unfortunately, the makeover is temporary, to mark the opening of a new shop in the city. Good, because otherwise I would move to live in there. I will miss my stair bookcase,… » 4/09/08 6:30am 4/09/08 6:30am

Lyle Lanley Sells Futuristic Rail System to Ann Arbor, Detroit

Update: Unsurprisingly, this is bunk, as confirmed by Ann Arbor officials. But hey, the concept is still… interesting.
Everybody knows that the biggest, most bustling cities in America are Ann Arbor and Detroit, Michigan. You know what they say: "If you can make it in Ann Arbor, you can make it anywhere!" That's why… » 2/14/08 11:15am 2/14/08 11:15am