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Mushroom Materials: DIY Kit Grows Custom Compostable Products

Turning agricultural waste and fungal mycelium into construction materials, this do-it-yourself kit lets you grow your own compostable bio-plastic objects,...

Urban Spock: 20 Fascinating Leonard Nimoy Graffiti Tributes

Mr. Spock, played by the late Leonard Nimoy, was a logically legit pop culture icon. Just ask the many graffiti artists worldwide who have paid him tribute.

Mini Sky City: 57-Story Chinese Skyscraper Built in 19 Days

The world’s tallest prefab building has just been constructed at a rate of 3 stories per day, showcasing the power of modular design and industrial...

Light Footed: Smart Shoes Paint with Light As You Dance

Paint with light in real-time with a pair of shoes that not only have 100 LED lights embedded into the sole, but are also fitted with advanced motion tracking...

Rainworks: Water-Activated Street Art & Games in Rainy Seattle

Rainworks are pieces of street art that only appear when wet, featuring messages, images and interactive games that work great for a city infamous for its...

Invisible Bicycles: Tokyo’s High-Tech Underground Bike Parking

Sufficiently advanced science has been said to look like magic, like this subterranean cycle storage system – except in this case images and videos give...

Ghost Rider: Disappearing Audi Billboard Made of Water Vapor

It’s a wonder nobody crashed their real cars doing a double-take at a glowing Audi that seems like an apparition, appearing in a fog and then...

Drawing with Darkness: 24 Incredible Works of Shadow Art

How is it even possible that a mess of steel wires or a pile of useless scraps of trash can produce shadows that so perfectly mimic human faces and figures?...

Figures & Ground: Crafty Wood Miniatures Create Urban Vignettes

Inspired by everything from personal experience to famous photography, this street artist crafts small wooden cutouts to frame scenes of action, adventure,...

The Dryline: BIG Plan Fights NYC Floods with Waterfront Park

A huge infrastructure project designed to prevent future Hurricane Sandy-style devastation, the Dryline is a perfectly-named solution for a city already...

The Beauty Beneath: Ceramic Tile Illusion on Electric Box

The ugly banality of a worn beige electrical box in a Lisbon plaza seems to give way to colorful ceramic tiles hidden beneath, the paint cracking and peeling...

Architectural Fiction: 35 Impossibly Surreal Structures

Unbound by gravity, the need for structural soundness or any sense of real-world aesthetics, architecture becomes like a life form of its own, multiplying and...

Sans Ads: See Tokyo Scrubbed Clean of Signs & Advertisements

Tokyo seems inseparable from the banners, billboards, logos, slogans and other flashy neon alerts, except when seen through the lens of this French graphic...

Mufflers: 10 Artistic Acoustic Highway Noise Barriers

These artistic acoustic highway noise barriers combine form with function, neatly blocking the sound of road traffic while looking darned good in the process.

Table for Two: Window as Bridge & Barrier Between Shared Seat

Putting you in the spotlight with a stranger, this installation in New York City is a perhaps-paradoxical commentary on both connection and isolation in urban...

The Capital: Egypt Plans Largest From-Scratch City in History

Slated to be constructed in just 7 years and cost $300 billion (more than the GDP of Egypt), this ambitious design for a brand new capital city of 5 million...

Rapid Resin: Liquid 3D Printing Looks Like Morphing T2 Metal

Generating objects 25 to 100 times faster than traditional layer-based 3D printers, this new continuous-liquid approach to high-speed fabrication can create...

Silent Slaughterhouse: Pool Produces Infinite Reflections

To gain entrance to this darkened slaughterhouse chamber filled with seemingly infinite reflections, you’ll have to dial a phone number that produces a...

Sustainable Food in the City: 10 Smart Urban Farm Designs

The world’s largest indoor farm has already proven just how amazingly successful food production can be outside of standard agricultural setups, and...

Deceptive Dimensions: Illusion Street Art Creates 3D Portals

At first glance it looks as if thin layers of these walls have been slowly torn away in concentric shapes, leading deeper and deeper into the spaces on the...

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