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Reflection Perception: 12 More Mirrored Art Installations

Mirrors can disrupt our perception of our environment, especially when they’re positioned to blur the lines between land and sky, up and down, reality ...

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Escape Artist: Giant Ball Rolls Down Streets, ‘Round Corners

Wind and rain conspired to set loose a gigantic inflatable piece of installation art, turning it into a kind of impromptu performance piece for drivers and ...

Fresh Faces: Clever Artist Gives Russian Buildings a New Look

Artist Nikita Nomerz is giving abandoned buildings and structures in Russian cities a new look... and the eerily expressive edifices are looking back!

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World’s Littlest Skyscraper Scam: Con Man Used Inches, Not Feet

Perhaps the greatest cons of all time are those that manage to hold up in court, like the case of the world’s smallest skyscraper, a building sold to ...

Welcome to Dismaland: Banksy’s Dystopian Bemusement Park

Excited ticket holders rush past sullen-faced guards in mouse ears to gain access to Banksy’s Dismaland, a dilapidated, depressing ‘bemusement park’ ...

Liberty City: Inside an Urban Governmental Drone Test Complex

If you have ever wondered how and where the Department Homeland Security evaluates drones for real-world applications, this Freedom of Information Act request ...

Skate Park To Go: Duo Designs Mobile Modular Setup

Skateboarding isn’t classified as a real sport in the Netherlands, but one duo decided to take the resulting lack of decent official skate parks into their ...

Twisting History: 40+ Surreal Altered Vintage Photographs

Many of us have picked up old black and white photographs and wondered what their backstories are, but these artists take history into their own hands, ...

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City Museum: Abandoned Warehouse Full of Caves, Rides & Slides

Somewhere between a huge funhouse, playground and circus, the City Museum of St. Louis may be the most entertaining and interactive urban architectural ...

Synth Series: Yarn Installation Represents Music in 3D

An abandoned building becomes the setting for a surreal installation of colorful criss-crossing yarn as artist duo Toki seeks to render music in physical form. ...