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Nick Frank: Munich Subway

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Behold the eerie, modernist beauty of these photos of deserted German subway stations

Urban design fanatics can rejoice in these pictures from German photographer Nick Frank, who stalked Munich's subway stations after hours to capture the eerie, modernist beauty of underground architecture in his hometown. Frank, who works as a creative director at an ad agency by day, has an eye for bold, basic shapes and bright colors. "I really have a graphical and minimalistic eye......read more

Tram Wars

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A throwback form of transportation makes a controversial return

With renewed interest in transit-focused urbanism, an age-old form of public transportation is being revived in cities across the US. By 2015, no less than 30 American cities will have streetcar networks, more than doubling the number in existence just fifteen years prior. Washington, DC and Salt Lake City launched trams last week. Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Los Angeles and Cincinatti have......read more

Transits

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Ursula Damm's trippy generative video of commuters in Basel, Switzerland

With this tripped-out video, artist Ursula Damm has managed to take one of life's most mundane activites -- commuting -- and turn it into a mind-bending work of art. For the "Transits" video, Damm recorded trolleys and other traffic cruising around the streets of downtown Basel, Switzerland. She then ran the footage through custom software made by collaborator Martin Schneider, creating a......read more

Modest Mouse "Coyotes" Video

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In a real-life-inspired video, a furry passenger hops a ride on public transit

“Coyotes” is a gentle, folky number from Modest Mouse's upcoming album, Strangers To Ourselves. It comes to us alongside a video starring a furry protagonist. According to fan site Interstate 8, “The video is inspired by the true story of a coyote that rode Portland’s MAX light rail train in 2002,” an incident that also inspired a track by Sleater-Kinney. The video......read more

Transit Issue Table Candle

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By Apolis Global Citizen, this candle is 100% made in the USA and smells amazing $44.00

Our good friends at Apolis make some of the best stuff with some of the best partners in the world. Ethical, tasteful, and just what you want in a product. Each part of this candle is made in the USA, comes in three great scents (Cypress Fig, Redwood Ember, and Sandalwood Clove), and will burn for 40 hours....read more

Let Us Roam: Arto Saari

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Short film documents skate legend's transition from the front of the camera to behind

Let Us Roam, the web series profiling the creative sides of people in the skateboarding community, continues with a short film on Finnish legend Arto Saari: Arto Saari is a professional skateboarder born in Seinajoki, Finland. He's been one of the most celebrated skateboarders of our time, while starring in several skate films and elevating the standard in the industry. In the last three......read more

Camera in Motion: Photos by Rolf Sachs

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Scenic alpine sojourn captured in transit

The train route from Chur, Switzerland to Tirano, Italy traverses snow-capped mountains, forested expanses and quaint alpine villages. London-based artist and designer Rolf Sachs takes us with him along this dramatic passage in "Camera in Motion," a collection of photographs shot from a moving train. Sachs shot 12,000 photos in the span of a year during his trips between the two cities, with each......read more

Endstar Roamer Daypack

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Daily laptop/book bag transitions into rough-and-ready hiking pack. $59.99

Endstar's versatile, water-resistant Roamer Daypack works as both a daily city bag and a backcountry hiking pack. The functional design, which incorporates recycled plastic beverage bottles, features a variety of specialized pockets and compartments to safely accommodate laptops, iPods, and other electronic devices. A Daisy chain on the front panel attaches to key chains, carabiners and other......read more

All Aboard the Helsinki Plant Tram

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Whimsical project in Finnish capital combines urban gardening, sustainable design and public transit

A British Council project in Helsinki is bringing some unusual cargo to tram lines in the Finnish capital. Passengers on public transport are being invited to donate living plants for inclusion in a whimsical, amusement-park-themed urban garden built in a disused industrial site. The Plant Tram Urban Garden was conceived by the London-based landscape practice Wayward......read more

European Cities Curb Drivers

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Traffic planners restrain cars in favor of walking and public transit

While American cities tend to bend over backwards to accommodate vehicle traffic, cities in Europe are going the opposite direction, making planning changes that make it prohibitively annoying and expensive (if not downright illegal) to drive cars in the inner city. NYT environment reporter Elizabeth Rosenthal discusses the traffic-tormenting situation in Europe: Cities including......read more

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