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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.

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Up in Flames: Dubai ‘Torch’ Tower Catches Fire, Extinguished

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 ...

Converted Crane: 150-Foot-Tall Dutch Hotel Spins in the Wind

Featuring three suites toward its peak (and a spa pool to top it off), this boutique hotel is situated in one of the tallest and oldest maritime cranes in ...

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Banknote Bombing: Hacked Currency Spotlights Instability

The grim reaper lurks, one man steps on another’s head, crowds cling precariously to window ledges and the people begin to revolt in a series of hacked ...

Compressed Motion: 14 Hypnotizing Time-Lapse Videos & Images

Movements that may happen to quickly for us to perceive in real time, like the imperceptible swaying of a portrait subject trying to stay still or the ...

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New Artificial Lighting Tricks Human Brain into Seeing Sunlight

Access to natural daylight has long been one of the biggest limiting factors in building design – some solutions involve reflecting real daylight from ...

Pop-Up Office: 14 Modern Mobile Studios for Creatives

Whether you’re an artist looking to work in the most inspiring environment possible or just want to break beyond the cubicle, these mobile and pop-up ...

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Home Room: Plug-and-Play Modules Make Instant Living Spaces

Resembling a house turned inside out, the Cubitat is a hybrid architectural and interior design prototype designed to be a modular all-in-one solution that can ...