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Archived Since:October 20, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Vacant Buddha: Intricate Paper Sculptures Seem to Disappear

Deceptively solid-looking when seen from either side, the delicacy of these paper sculptures is revealed if you simply shift your position to view them...

Deserted Space: Photos Document NASA’s Abandoned Launch Pads

The race for space has shifted gears in recent years with the rise of private programs, leaving a series of amazing space-related graveyards around the United...

So Metal: Intricate Sculptures Made of Nothing but Nails

Most people use nails just to hang art on the wall, but Maine-based sculptor John Bisbee collects thousands of them to craft incredibly intricate sculptures...

Evil Espresso: 13 Amazing Artistic & Unusual Coffee Machines

Your countertop coffee maker will suddenly look inadequate compared to a monster of a sculptural espresso machine, an elegant steampunk orb and a...

14 Futuristic Bicycles: From Flying Bikes to Pedaling Robots

All you need is an alien in a basket to make your biking experience just like a Spielberg film with this crazy flying bike and 13 other highly unusual,...

Tiny Flip Books Filled with Secret Slots & Negative Spaces

Pushing the limits of the traditional printing craft, these stunning little Japanese flip books illustrate the power of slicing, splicing, zooming and panning,...

Gravesend: Fake Town for Simulating Crimes, Riots & Terrorism

Like the set of a movie or setting of a video game, this surreal suburban facility could easily be mistaken for a real place at first glance – in...

Haunted Half-Pipe: Skateboarding in an Abandoned Psych Ward

In place of the usual ramps, rails and pipes are busted wheelchairs, dusty bowling pins and gaping holes in wooden floors as skater Rob Miceli maneuvers his...

H2O to Go: Bike Bottle Makes Water from Thin Air as You Cycle

Using air flow and solar energy, this ingenious device creates up to 16 ounces (a half-liter) per hour of drinkable water via condensation as you ride,...

Starry Night: Glow-in-the-Dark Bike Path Inspired by Van Gogh

Opening last night in Nuenen, Holland, this illuminated cycling surface is free to the public, storing sunlight during the day to create stellar patterns to...

Well Rounded: 7 Animal Murals on Abandoned Buildings in Africa

Using the unique regional shapes of structures to his advantage, street artist ROA has created a series of large-scale works as part of a neighborhood art...

Scalpel Cities: Urban Landscapes Made of Surgical Tools

Bird’s-eye views of cities around the world, from Paris to Hong Kong, are visualized in the form of surgical tools like scalpels and skin graft blades...

Next-Level Pop-Ups: 15 Creative Sidewalk Shops & Services

Whether you’re in need of some quick sidewalk psychotherapy, a spa treatment in a subway station, sandwich delivery via parachute or a bowl of sugary...

Split & Slide: Modular Dividers Make 3 Rooms in Single Space

Complimenting a flexible open area on one side of this apartment are a series of suspended separators that provide storage but also move along rails, opening...

Arcatecture: 12 Cat Homes Created by Architects for Charity

Raising funds for an feline-focused area non-profit group, these architect-designed cat dwellings span the spectrum from adventure spaces to cozy nooks for...

Balance Lamp Forces You to Sacrifice Your Phone for Light

Chances are good that if you keep your phone nearby while you’re working, you’re going to be tempted to pick it up every now and then, checking...

Intangible Data in Physical Form: 12 Scientific Sculptures

Mathematical theorems, the physics of an object moving through space, and intangible scientific data are visualized three-dimensionally and made into works of...

Secret Engagement: Flat Ring Case Enables Surprise Proposals

As soon as someone pulls out a ring box the (wedding bell) alarms start sounding, hence this ingeniously slim alternative that packs flat into pockets and...

Blocked Out: 10 Closed & Abandoned Hat-Making Factories

The golden age of hats – what George Costanza called a “bald paradise” - has long passed and along with it, so have hundreds of huge hat-making factories.

Drawn & Quartered: Architect-Designed Log Wedge Birdhouses

Applying architectural logic to a bird’s eye view, these natural-material dwellings utilize fallen trees to create familiar and eco-friendly habitats for...

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