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London Takes Bike Sharing for a Ride

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First UK cycle share scheme to launch next week.

Six thousand matching bikes are about to become a part of the London streetscape, and the designers and operators hope that they're there for good. The bikes will be located at 400 docking stations around the city, and will be free for the first 30 minutes, or one pound a day and 45 pounds a year. The Mayor of London is hoping the bike sharing program in addition to two new cycle......read more

Yuken Teruya's Magical Paper Bag Trees

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Japanese artist transforms fast food bags into miniature forests

How many people has McDonald's served at this point? A trillion? The thought of all those fast food bags getting tossed into the garbage makes us shudder. Japanese artist Yuken Teruya spins that thought on its head with this delicate paper bag wor titled Notice-Forest: What Victory Tastes Like. The discarded bag piece builds on his growing repertoire of work made from mundane......read more

Mayor of London Boris Johnson, a man perhaps best known for a zip wire gaffe during the Olympics, may soon take to the skies again. This time, though, he'll be on bike. Johnson is reported to be considering an architect's proposal for a network of elevated bike lanes between London's mainline stations. Designed by Sam Martin of Exterior Architecture, the "SkyCycle" network would truly separate......read more

Spontaneous City by London Fieldworks

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Bespoke bird boxes carry message about dwindling biodiversity

The keen eyes at Ignant have hipped us to this interesting project from artist duo Bruce Gilchrist and Jo Joelson, together known as London Fieldworks. The project, called Spontaneous City in the Tree of Heaven, is a series of interventions in London’s green spaces, involving the mounting of bespoke bird boxes on trees of heaven (Ailanthus altissima). The artworks, which act as homes for......read more

London's Garden Bridge

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Designer Thomas Heatherwick plans a lush parkland over the River Thames

British designer Thomas Heatherwick has imagined a 1,200-foot long "Garden Bridge" to span the Thames in London. The bridge was designed in response to a call for submissions by Transport for London, which is looking for ways to improve pedestrian links across the capital's river. It will connect Covent Garden on the north side to the South Bank. The Garden Bridge is inspired by actor and green......read more

Andy Sewell: The Heath

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Evocative photographs of London's ancient urban park

With a history dating back over 1000 years, Hampstead Heath is an ancient urban park that has evolved into one of London's most beloved green spaces. At 790 acres, the heath is a sizable piece of (managed) nature in the heart of the city. Local photographer Andy Sewell brilliantly captures the serenity of the space in The Heath, an atmospheric series of images collected in a book of the same......read more

Old Paintings of London Remixed with Google Street View

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Deft juxtapositions of 18th and 19th century paintings with photos of the same places in London today

Depending how you look at them, these fascinating images will surprise you for how much -- or little -- London has changed over the past few centuries. Created by Reddit user Shystone, the images combine paintings of London from the 18th and 19th centuries with the same modern-day settings depicted by Google Street View. With a deep knowledge of historical art of London, Shystone deftly......read more

Iconic Record Covers in Google Street View

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City streets seen through the lens of famous album covers

Following on an earlier series in the same vein, The Guardian's "Google Street View Specialist" has unveiled a new GSV series, this time showing iconic album covers in the exact locations where they were photographed. From the obvious (The Beatles' Abbey Road), to the less so (Times Square as seen on PJ Harvey's Stories from the Sea), the images revisit the scenes of classic LPs,......read more

Pop Up Inflatable Planetarium in London

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From Loop.pH a silver mylar pneumatically inflated cocoon of the cosmos

We just learned today of this pop up, and can only hope there's a plan to travel this incredible installation. Last November, nestled under London’s A13 highway, was a mysterious glowing orb that invited visitors to crawl inside and look at the cosmos. They call it Osmo and it was designed by the London studio Loop.pH for the city’s annual Light Night Canning Town. The......read more

Bike Paths Proposed for Abandoned London Tube Tunnels

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Genius or ridiculous? Gensler proposal receives mixed response

In London, a proposal to transform disused Underground tunnels into a network of bike paths is being met with mixed reviews. The "London Underline," dreamed up by Gensler, won Best Conceptual Project at the London Planning Awards, where it was lauded for making good use of "an untapped surplus of disused space." The Underline is being promoted as a means of addressing the problems of congested......read more

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