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Lost Soles: 10 Abandoned & De-Feeted Shoe Repair Stores

Abandoned shoe repair stores, once ubiquitous elements of the urban tapestry, epitomize small Mom & Pop stores that "progress" has kicked to the curb.

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Transformer Hotel: Tiny Room Showcases Convertible Furniture

Deploying three novel pieces of multipurpose furniture, this 240-square-foot space manages to pack in all kinds of secrets, surprises and amenities for guests ...

Capital Idea: Bridge to Elevated Park for Washington D.C.

A freeway bridge linking historically divided sides of Washington, D.C. on either side of the Anacostia River is set to become a vibrant, High-Line-style ...

Refold Workstation: Mobile Flat-Pack Cardboard Standing Desk

Two student designers have seen the future and building toward it with a flexible, foldable, affordable and recyclable cardboard desk that support the weight ...

7,000 LEDs to Cast Sistine Chapel Ceiling in Bright New Light

For 500 years, visitors were able to see Michelangelo’s famous 6,000-square-foot painting bathed in natural light, but for the last 3 decades they have ...

Radiotopia Fundraiser: Support 7 Story-Centric PRX Podcasts

Last year, Roman Mars of 99% Invisible and PRX broke records, raising $375,000 with a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign – this year, ...

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Ultra-Compact Stairs: 12 Next-Level Space-Saving Designs

Clever integration of storage, dangerous-looking alternating treads and unusual wall-mounted designs enable these 12 compact staircases to avoid the problem of ...

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Rounded Market Hall: Huge Digital Mural Wraps 118,000 Sq Ft

A massive mixed use project in Rotterdam by MVRDV, this newly-opened building wraps vertically around an open central space but also features one of the ...

City Cyclists Wear Car Skeletons to Show How Bikes Save Space

The absurdity of single drivers taking up so much space on the road was vividly highlighted when a group of Latvian cyclists went for a ride wearing car-sized ...

Juice to Go: 13 Ultra-Portable Phone Charger Designs

Tiny phone chargers that you slide onto your keyring, store on your belt buckle or snap onto the spokes of your bike can help feed your addiction to technology ...

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