• There could be more than 19,000 airplanes flying overhead on any given afternoon in the United States. Aaron Koblin’s beautiful visualization of flight patterns shows how the volume of flights from major hubs like New York, Los Angeles, and Miami ebbs and flows throughout the day. Get your head outta the clouds!
• This new project in Helsinki is a locavore’s dream: Turn Table is an urban farm and a pop-up restaurant all in one, located on an old railway turntable.
• What would the view be from the world’s highest vantage point? Check out these photos from the top of Tokyo’s Skytree, now officially the world’s tallest tower (and second tallest structure after Dubai’s Burj Khalifa).
• The Bay Area Maker Faire 2012 this past weekend was a bonanza for inventive bikes. One design includes solar panels that can gather enough charge to power the bike at 15 mph without pedaling. Looking for more “making” opportunities? Check out Lab Team member José Gómez-Márquez’s upcoming programs at the Berlin Lab, opening June 15.
• And to go with your unconventional bike, here’s an inflatable bike helmet designed by the Swedish company Hövding, cleverly dubbed an “air bag for your head.”
• Wynwood, Miami, has been visually transformed through unique, dazzling street art thanks to developers and gallery owners who have implemented a “place-making strategy” of murals and creative graffiti to attract residents and tourists.
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