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Public transportation and (welcome) social interaction don’t seem like natural companions, but Los Angeles designer and architect Julie Kim is making the bus stop a more neighborly place—and recording the results.

At a buzzing LA Metro bus stop in Koreatown this summer, Kim set up a coffee table in front of a bench for waiting patrons and covertly filmed what happened, reports GOOD. In minutes, the stylish, hand-built table—complete with a vase of flowers and a short stack of local newspapers—generated kinship and conversation between the diverse riders that gathered around it. Read more …

Unconventional cemetery use is experiencing a resurgence, as a growing  number of cemeteries embrace their roles as public spaces.

Unconventional cemetery use is experiencing a resurgence, as a growing number of cemeteries embrace their roles as public spaces.