- What can the world's poorest 'hoods teach us about city planning? Lots, according to architects and urban designers Pavlina Ilieva and Kuo Pao Lian. Grist discusses sustainable urban design lessons from the slums.
- It's a Tree Life: The first offline project from The Cool Hunter will feature tree homes designed by top architects from around the globe. The exhibition is slated to take place in London sometime next year.
- In other words, we screwed everything up: According to a new report from BP, the disaster in the Gulf was caused by "a complex and interlinked series of mechanical failures, human judgments, engineering design, operational implementation and team interfaces."
- Float on: Li Wei's gravity-defying photos are nice to look at.