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Archived Since:October 20, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Unbelievable Advert: Augmented Reality Bus Shelter Window

Taking over a single bus shelter on New Oxford Street, guerrilla advertisers threw everything they could think of at commuters, including (but not limited to)...

Mountain-Shaped Residences with Walkable Green Rooftops

Beyond any inherent beauty or formal references to surrounding mountains, there is a more profound proposition in this series of structures about the way we...

Living Legos: Build Your Own Robot with TinkerBots Blocks

High-tech and low-tech come together with this set of not-so-basic building blocks connected to a central ‘Power Brain’ cube that turns your...

Disorienting Design: 14 Trippy & Surreal Interior Spaces

You might feel like you’re dreaming or even drunk when you wander into these bizarre, surrealist interiors, from a bar that looks like the inside of an...

Emoji-Nation: Famous Paintings Revised for the Internet Age

In a world of mobile devices, share icons and popup alerts, fine art is interrupted by signs and symbols of our times, adding a jarring layer of technology to...

No Más: 15 Closed, Abandoned & Vacant Taco Bells

Don't make a run for the border, most of Taco Bell's 6,500 fast food restaurants are in the USA... not counting those that have been abandoned.

Floor-to-Wall Books: Dizzying Sideways Cafe Design in NYC

Looking like a bookshop flipped ninety degrees, this coffee shop was stands out even in Manhattan, a world of off-the-wall spaces and strange conceptual...

Surreal Snippets: Gifs Elevated to Mind-Bending Art Form

Gifs are taking over the internet, and that’s not always a good thing. Entire conversations are carried out in the form of animated images, replacing...

Gravity: Augmented Reality Tablet Lets You Draw Ideas in 3D

Using a handheld stylus and tablet set combined with an existing augmented reality headset, this invention allows users to sketch in three dimensions and see...

Animated Still Lifes: 7 Relaxing Cinemagraphic Illustrations

Reclining in the space between the extremes of sped-up, movie-style GIF files and traditional, immobile paintings, this artist brings lazy scenes of everyday...

Interact with Escher-Like Architecture in This iPad Game

Fantasy architectural structures inspired by M.C. Escher provide a playful setting for a fun iOS puzzle game called Monument Valley. Even if you aren’t...

Ruins of America: 7 Castle-Like Abandoned Modern Wonders

The word ‘castle’ may conjure up visions of medieval villages in places like Scotland or Romania, but believe it or not, America has its own...

Cutting Edges: Layered Back-Lit Paper Art Gets Deep & Dark

Together, Hari & Deepti (Deepti Nair and Harikrishnan Panicker) turn sets of two-dimensional cutouts into vivid and haunting three-dimensional dioramas,...

Modular Retrofit: Bamboo Micro-Homes in Deserted Factories

A pragmatic twist on visionary plug-and-play architecture, this project combines a cheap and fast-growing material with existing (abandoned) infrastructure to...

Origami Microscope: Fifty-Cent Design is Crazy Durable

Not only is this a microscope made of paper, costing a total of fifty cents to produce, it can stand up to being thrown, stomped on and dunked in water. And it...

Destination Design: 12 Forward-Thinking Modern Hotels

Whether by totally transforming a city’s skyline, subverting old standards of hotel architecture or creatively reclaiming historic structures, these 12...

Caught on Video: Illegal BASE Jump Off NYC Freedom Tower

Breaking into One World Trade Center and scaling to its top was just the beginning for this daring trio, who then not only parachuted from close to the peak...

Pilot Projects: 8 Artistically Painted Airplanes & Jets

Airlines large and small are artistically painting their aircraft in flying colors to ensure the view from outside is as nice as the one from your window seat.

Hybrid Desk & Storage Rise Up to Meet Suspended Staircase

Playing tricks on the eye, this split-style stairway merges a desk and storage below with a framework of steps hanging down from above, all with a...

The Rotten Apple Project: Quick and Dirty Urban Hacks

Sometimes, a reclaimed piece of junk is all it takes to make a bus stop, bike rack, subway station or virtually any other urban setting more comfortable and...

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