Blackpool is set aglow

Photography: Christopher T / The Guardian
Photography: Christopher Thomond / Guardian

The British seaside resort has long had a penchant for neon – and now it’s added 30 more dazzling light installations to its repertoire by artists including Tracey Emin, Gavin Turk and François. They’ve set argon works aglow inside the Grundy Art Gallery. Guardian photographer Christopher Thomond went to check them out.

Cheap and cheerful in China

Photography: Richard John Seymour
Photography: Richard John Seymour

The Spaces contributor Richard John Seymour turned his lens on the kitsch and colourful world of Yiwu’s markets for his project Commodity City. He documented just a fraction of the Chinese city’s thousands of stalls. These cavernous spaces are stacked high with knock-off Nigel soft toys, inflatable animals and synthetic flowers. See a bunch on Fubiz.

Tomorrow’s skyscrapers could be built from bone

Skyscraper
Photography: Frank Michel

It might sounds like a dystopian nightmare, but a group of scientists at Cambridge University is investigating how organic materials such as seashell and bone could become the ultimate building blocks. Citylab finds out how biomimicry works, and how the technology could shape our cities in decades to come.

Lots of places are more dangerous than Fabric nightclub

Photography: Xxnu
Photography: Xxnu

Legendary London nightclub Fabric was officially shut down this week, much to the dismay and outrage of basically everyone. Councillors made their decision based partly on the number of tragic deaths at the venue since it opened in 1999. VICE takes a look at other spots around the city that should be shut down based on the same logic…

A linocut above the rest

Credit: Dan Howden
Credit: Dan Howden

Linocuts always looked a bit rubbish when we made them in art class but illustrator Dan Howden has upped the ante with this stellar series drawn from his travels. Images include Liverpudlian landmarks and crown-like Kuwaiti buildings. It’s Nice That has more.

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