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Fifth Wall: Artist Uses Aerial Urban Voids as Blank Backdrops

In theater, the ‘fourth wall’ refers to the imaginary barrier between performers and their audience – the work of this illustrator evokes a...

Hole In None: 12 Abandoned Miniature Golf Courses

No ifs, no ands and above all no putts. These 12 abandoned miniature golf courses are as silent as the 18th at Augusta when the green jacket's on the line.

Secret Skies: See Starry Nights Normally Hidden by City Lights

With the rise of urbanization, an estimated 80% of the world population has never seen the Milky Way – and while rural dwellers see thousands of stars on...

Lending a Hand: Selfie Arm Lets You Fake Your Friends

Never mind that given its skin tone, this arm-shaped selfie stick kind of makes it look like you’re dragging a corpse around. Mounting your cell phone onto...

No Exit: Bricked Train Door Blocks German Subway Commuters

Presumed a prank at first by online skeptics, authorities have since confirmed that these precisely-stacked cinder blocks were indeed carefully assembled and...

Nocturnal Field Trips: 7 World Wonders Best Explored at Night

When planning out world travel, one typically dwells on destinations more than times, but some of the best sights can only been seen at a particular point in...

Lockheed Lounge: Meet The World’s Most Expensive Object

What about this chaise lounge makes it worth the equivalent of approximately ten middle-class suburban homes, or 5,000 Ikea couches? The Lockheed Lounge by...

Electronic Autopsy: 24 Sculptures Made of Computer Parts

Art made of salvaged circuit boards and other computer parts put what is normally hidden on full display in a sort of autopsy of our consumerist society,...

Wanksy: Phallus Graffiti Draws Attention to Dangerous Potholes

In a quest to evoke a faster fix from city authorities, a lone street artist going by the name Wanksy is highlighting holes in the ground with (NSFW) spray...

IKEA 2025: Futuristic Modular Kitchen Caters to Food Drones

In a world of increasing automation but decreasing resources, these kitchen concepts include interactive surfaces, flexible storage for on-demand food...

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Stellar Caves: Illuminated Underground String Installation

Eighty-two feet under the surface of the earth, hidden within the cellars of the Maison Ackerman winery in Saumur, France, an eerie blue-violet wonderland...

Look Out! 12 Outstanding Observation Towers Worth Climbing

From Canal Street in New Orleans to a nature preserve in Latvia, these diverse observation towers look out over everything from bird sanctuaries to Formula One...

3D Farming: Trees Grown into Fully Shaped & Formed Furniture

Taking arborsculpture to new levels of efficiency and functionality, this furniture designer creates plastic molds in which his designs are grown without...

Deserted Aisles: 11 More Creepy Abandoned Supermarkets

Supermarkets? More like Stupor Markets, amiright? That's the case with these 11 abandoned supermarkets where “checkout” is more than a state of mind.

Landskating: Giant Chinese Landscapes Drawn with Roller Blades

Modified inline skates holding pots of black pigment allow this artist to create her huge works (up to 40 feet or more) while rolling around the room, with...

Playing with Perspective in Paris: New Optical Illusion Art

Two-dimensional shapes seem to hover weightlessly in space like a projection, but step slightly to your right or left and the whole image falls apart, becoming...

Adult Erector Sets: Toymaker Now Sells DIY Furniture Part Kits

Combining elements of IKEA ingenuity and their own classic line of modular toys, Meccano (makers of Erector Sets) is now offering a new type of do-it-yourself...

Griddy Cities: Aerial Cyberpunk Cityscapes Shot from 7,500 Feet

Flying over New York City, San Francisco and Las Vegas, this photographer has managed to both capture the essence of each city he shoots from the night sky...

R2-D2 Express: Take a Ride on a Real Star Wars-Themed Plane

Pretend like you’re on a journey to a galaxy far, far away while aboard a real Star Wars-themed aircraft painted to look like R2-D2 on a Japan-based ANA...

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