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Towers convey power, and height is both literally and metaphorically connected to broader and better views... but now, relatively simple kites can too.
The largest LEGO model ever built is a life-size Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter made of over 5 million bricks and weighing 45,000 pounds.
The bigger the idea, the harder to understand, let alone distill. That is the idea and challenge behind this growing set of graphic designs that seek to capture big ideas in simple shapes and single-sentence explanations. Dubbed Philographics by their creator, Genís Carreras, the original set contained just 24 designs, but has grown into a series [...]
An ad hod affair, it was a rare leftover of what was once an industrial neighborhood, destined for demolition but instead rebuilt into a strange new home.
Slices of wood take the place of traditional vinyl in these beautiful hand-crafted, laser-cut records by designer Amanda Ghassaei.
Space settlements, teleportation, smart phones embedded into our bodies, and robots as smart as humans could be among the tech innovations of the 22nd century.
With batteries running low, your eye roams the room for a place to plug in, but then you remember: you brought your own power supply. Portable, easy and green, this solar socket design is a stroke of genius, able to both generate and hold a charge. A suction cup lets you stick the converter to [...]
Skyscrapers shoot up in most cities, but what are developers to do in growing places where new building construction is limited to less than ten stories tall?
Holes in a hovering white canvas box give the viewer a glimpse of a seemingly magical landscape in which a small planted area becomes a vast forest.
Major landmarks around the world, from the Sydney Opera House to the Lincoln Memorial, could have been dramatically different if these proposals were accepted.
In an Paris apartment with just over 200 square feet, it is almost impossible to imagine anything but the more bare essentials resulting a boring space.
Cone in 60 seconds? Though these 12 cool abandoned ice cream stands thought they could take a licking and keep on ticking, they ended up just being licked.
There are countless maps and other direction-finding methods for your smartphone that can help you get to where you want to go – but once you get there, you still have to worry about parking. This, of course, is one of the most frustrating aspects of going anywhere in a mid-to-large-size city. In fact, some [...]
An update on a 19th century optical drawing tool lets artists trace the real world around them. The NeoLucida will soon be available for just $40.
There is no unifying theme to these surreal depictions of urban architecture and landscapes, save perhaps their imaginative improbability and singular creator.
NYC faces a small-unit housing crunch. And the results are in: award-winning compact units ranging from 250 to 330 square feet each have arrived.
A set of futuristic-looking masks that fit over the mouth and ears or the eyes enhance audio and visual perception, giving the wearers superhuman senses.
Chatting with holograms, controlling computers with our minds and harvesting energy from power lines are among the innovations predicted for the next five years.
These layered creations are surprisingly realistic, even in black and white, thanks in part to their scale and reinforced by their shadows, but also due to the ordinary nature of the sidewalk scenes being depicted. Strøk (Anders Gjennestad) is a stencil artist and mural maker from Norway with works in various contexts, from city streets to [...]