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Containertecture: Shipping Crate-Based Buildings by LOT-EK

Early explorers in the realm of prefab shipping container-based architecture, design studio LOT-EK stacks these steel crates to create everything from compact...

Unstealable Bike: Theft-Proof Bicycle Frame Doubles as Lock

If you are sick of worrying about your bike being stolen or taking a lock with you wherever you go, this design will solve both of those every problems faced...

Forging Fun, Not Profit: Master Copycat Fakes Out 50+ Museums

Mark Landis is a US artist and actor of extraordinary ability, having spent decades faking various identities and committing a kind of faux philanthropy,...

Under London: Disused Tunnel Now a Subterranean Skate Park

The infamous Old Vic Tunnels under London’s Waterloo Station are now home to the city’s first subterranean skate park with the opening of House of...

13 Transforming Houses Slide, Unfold, Spin and Expand

Rooms rotate, roofs open to the sky, facades slide away to reveal glass walls and interiors literally turn inside out in these 13 transforming, highly...

See-Through Solar: Crystal Clear Panels Are 100% Transparent

Applied to anything from the surface of your smartphone to the the sides of a skyscraper, the possible applications of this innovation are beyond amazing....

The Bucks Stop Here: 9 Closed & Abandoned Dollar Stores

Dollar Stores may be the new face of retail in post-9/11 America but when they close or are abandoned, that's change we don't want to believe in.

Social Structure: Apartment Tower Fosters Community Creation

Tall residential complexes often share very little common space, leading to a relatively solitary living experience despite the density of dwellings –...

Industrial Silos to Public Art: Massive Mural for Vancouver

Six industrial silos along the heart of Vancouver’s waterfront have been transformed into colorful, towering human figures in a massive mural project by...

Windowless Flights: 2 Planes to Stream Live Panoramic Views

The latest contender for ‘most scary yet exciting passenger cabin ever designed’ has trumped its predecessor – the first version boasted...

Guerrilla Kindness: Add-Ons Make Cities more Convenient

Three designers sneak around Paris, quickly installing brightly-colored machine-fabricated objects onto public chairs, phones, vending machines and other urban...

LEGO Architecture: 12 Sets Explore Buildings Brick by Brick

Whether official or fan-created, LEGO architecture sets enable wannabe builders to understand just how some of the world’s most iconic structures come...

Audio Hop: Best NYC Art Gallery Tour You Have Ever Heard

A new way to experience galleries, their artwork and the city they inhabit, even calling it a tour sells short this extremely impressive multimedia...

Cargo Home Videos: 10 Films on How to Build Container Houses

You see them all the time as polished finished products, but for those looking to try the ultimate do-it-yourself home-building project, these videos will help...

CityCharge: Solar Gadget Charging Stations Installed in NYC

Anyone passing through New York City’s Bryant Park can avoid the headache of searching for free outlets at coffee shops to juice up their phones,...

Topographic Tables: 12 Terrain-Inspired Furniture Designs

Meandering rivers, icebergs and a deep blue abyss are invoked in layers of blue-green glass, burled wood and cast concrete and translated into tables. Ranging...

‘RePack’ Name & Concept Copied, Repackaged by Design Student

The strange ongoing controversy around RePack has reached a conclusion, with Royal College of Art determining that the accused student is technically guilty of...

Gruel Britannia: 10 Abandoned Little Chef Restaurants

Serving up American style with British flavor, hundreds of Little Chef roadside restaurants once warmed up the UK's motorways but less than 80 remain today.

Chameleon Pen: Scan, Save & Draw Up to 16 Million Unique Hues

Five years ago it was an mind-boggling design concept, but today the idea color-changing pen has morphed into a working prototype that draws colors from...

Time in Color: Skatepark Graffiti Acts as a Working Sundial

Skaters at this park in Lugano, Switzerland don’t have to pull out their phones to check the time – they can just glance down at a series of...

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