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Cyberpunk City: Reframing Tokyo as a Futuristic Wonderland

With a background and interests in skateboarding, anime and architecture, this photographer brings both a youthful imagination and an outsider’s eye to...

Geodesic Housing for the Homeless: Dome Made of Umbrellas

Could a low-cost, lightweight geodesic dome made from umbrellas, garbage bags and a space blanket provide a real life-saving solution for people forced to...

Smart Space Solutions: 14 Innovative Japanese Home Interiors

Extremely narrow lots and busy urban locations are no big deal for ingenious Japanese architects creating comfortable, daylight-filled residential interiors...

Snow Calligraphy: Reverse Graffiti Artist Tags Parked Vehicles

For years, this graffiti calligrapher has made his mark around New York City, but some of his best work is reserved for special (and somewhat unpredictable)...

Shafted: 10 Eerie Unused & Abandoned Mine Winding Towers

When coal mines get the shaft, only abandoned winding towers remain to mark the places where Earth's underground bounty was winched to the surface.

Gaza Strip Graffiti: Artist Banksy Tunnels Back Into Palestine

Well known for polarizing political artwork, the infamous street artist Banksy recently returned to the Middle East and filmed a short video about his new work...

Radically Surreal: A Strange World of Mind-Bending Illusions

Reality is malleable and nothing is quite as it seems in the surreal world of photographer Erik Johansson, who takes hundreds of photos of a single subject,...

10K Timelapse: 80-Megapixel Camera Captures Urban Rio in Motion

No monitor in the world can fully do justice to the amazing level of detail in this sequence, but be sure to go full screen when watching in this video,...

Glacier City: Icelandic Ice Cap Carved Out for Year-Round Use

Burrowing hundreds of feet into the second-largest glacier in Europe, the world’s largest system of ice tunnels and spaces (including a chapel and cafe...

Secret Lives of Superheroes: Realistically Posed Action Figures

The secret lives of superheroes are far more mundane than you might imagine, with the Black Widow helping the Hulk trim his armpit hair, Spiderman scrubbing...

The High Life: 12 Incredible Residential Tree House Designs

We’ve seen tree houses that function as oversized sculptures, play structures for kids, sky-high tea houses and elevated retreats for work or meditation,...

(Not) for Sale: Get Paid $5K to Haul Away ‘Skyway to Nowhere’

280,000 pounds of glass, steel and concrete spanning over 80 feet, this remarkable structure was built to span city streets and sidewalks in Minneapolis but...

CastAR: See, Work, Play & Learn via Augmented Reality Glasses

In this new video, Technical Illusions, the company behind CastAR, a hybrid augmented and virtual reality headset, shows off a series of amazing everyday...

Road A-Peel: Upside-Down Car Clings to Curling Street

An upside-down, cherry-red car clings improbably to a slice of a concrete parking lot as it curls up over itself in this gravity-defying installation by...

Rooftop Recreation: 12 Vertigo-Inducing Sky-High Hangouts

Test your tolerance for stomach-churning heights by dangling over the edge of the western hemisphere’s tallest freestanding tower, zip lining high above...

Inevitably Graffitied: White Canvas-Like SoHo Facade Defaced

While its creators anticipated this stretched plastic surface appealing to local graffiti artists, they were apparently hoping for a higher grade of street art...

Checked Out: Ten Permanently Vacant Abandoned Motels

Motels have been in decline for decades – even Norman Bates knew that – and these abandoned motels illustrate a fundamental shift in travel trends.

Dubai ‘Torch’ Tower Catches Fire, Extinguished with No Deaths

A multistory fire raged up the side of this 1,105-foot skyscraper last night, one of the tallest in Dubai, exacerbated by high winds and casting molten glass...

Playful in Paris: Life-Sized Interactive Street Art

Everyday objects and imperfections in the urban surfaces of Paris become part of strange and unexpected scenes as French artist Levalet incorporates them into...

Sunken Sky: Courtyard Light Well Suspended in Warehouse Loft

A formerly dark, poorly ventilated caviar warehouse is illuminated naturally thanks to a sunken courtyard with a retractible glass roof, connecting the...

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