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Smell Ya Later! 12 Abandoned Fish & Seafood Canneries

The advent of refrigerated ships radically changed the fish and seafood processing industry, leaving dozens of isolated and uneconomical canneries behind.

Rural Retrofuturism: Dystopian Visions of Swedish Countrysides

Set in an alternate-reality Sweden of the 1980s and 90s, these stunning paintings remix pastoral landscapes with futuristic robots, telling a story of a world...

Balancing Act: Artist Paints Seaside Murals from a Surfboard

Painting a hyper-realistic mural outdoors is challenging enough on its own, and artist Sean Yoro not only pulls off incredible portraits, he does it all while...

Life After Apocalypse: 8 Seed Banks Saving Up for the Future

By some predictions, Earth will become nearly uninhabitable within just a few generations – and between now and then, one of the most damaging events...

Mad for Max: 17 Cars, Clothing & More Inspired by the Series

There’s so much to look at in the new Mad Max movie, from that ridiculous double-necked flame-throwing guitar to all of those terrifying spiked...

Fresh Biocement: World’s First Self-Healing Concrete Building

One of the biggest challenges to building with concrete is the material’s propensity to crack both while it dries and in the years that follow, making...

Cargo Spotting: Field Guide to 20MM Global Shipping Containers

Shipping containers pass by us daily on trucks, trains and ships, carrying 90% of the world’s non-bulk cargo with them, but if you have ever wondered...

Fractal Formations: The Fascinating Future of Urban Growth

What might the patterns of urban sprawl look like if humanity were to survive another thousand years or so? Artist Tom Beddard envisions fractal formations...

Flip for This: 12 Crazy and Creative Skate Ramps & Parks

Glide you way through a multi-story dedicated skate park, a glow-in-the-dark bowl, an old subway tunnel under London, a floating ramp on Lake Tahoe or even a...

VRchitecture: Interactive Virtual Reality House Feels 90% Real

No matter how many drawings and models a client is shown, there is still a leap of imagination needed for someone to understand how a building design will...

Well, Done: 10 Past-Their-Prime Abandoned Steakhouses

These abandoned steakhouses once served up prime cuts of beef to steely-eyed dealmakers wielding steely knives. It's enough to drive a Mad Men man mad!

Floating Island: Self-Sufficient Home Produces Food & Power

Powered by solar panels and sustained by a half-acre plot of farmland, these 12 connected buoyant platforms together form an autonomous off-the-grid dwelling...

Abandoned Highway to Seoul Sky Garden: New Elevated Park

Deemed unsafe and left to rot, a stretch of highway in a prime location beside a train station in Seoul, South Korea will soon get a new life as an elevated...

Natural Luxury: Iceland’s Eco-Friendly Northern Lights Hotel

Iceland has become quite the tourist destination for world travelers thanks to its ethereal landscapes, amazing history, unique culture, and unspoilt views of...

Secret Speakeasies: 6 Bars & Clubs Hidden in Plain Sight

Prohibition, otherwise known as the Volstead Act or the Eighteenth Amendment, barred the manufacture, transportation, and sale of all alcoholic beverages in...

The Void: World’s First Virtual Reality Theme Park Coming Soon

“Why play a game when you can live it?” ask the creators of The Void, the world’s first virtual reality theme park slated to open in Utah in summer 2016....

Off the Block: 13 Out-There Apartment Designs in Japan

Japanese architects have come up with some of the world’s most extreme, clever and off-the-wall solutions for spatial challenges, manipulating the shapes and...

Space Hacking: Modular Joints Connect IKEA & Everything Else

This kit-of-parts solution draws on the do-it-yourself ethos as well as the modular furniture movement, allowing savvy homeowners to combine off-the-shelf...

Mobile Village: Seattle Teens Build Micro-Homes for Homeless

Serving a nomadic homeless shanty town known as Nickelsville, the Impossible City project involves a group of a teenagers who are creating not just tiny houses...

Designer Sci-Fi: Ferrari Spaceship Takes Luxury Sky-High

Given how far away we still are from personal spacecraft, perhaps it’s not surprising that most design concepts for extra-terrestrial ships haven’t evolved...

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