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Drawn Together: The Evolution of Architectural Scale Figures

As they evolved, illustrated figures in architecture (sometimes called ‘scalies‘) have grown to have more personality, color and life, serving as ...

Unidentified Floating Object: Sea Vessel With Underwater Lookout

Here’s one UFO you won’t be seeing in the skies, but rather on the surface of the sea, half of its iconic shape disguised beneath the waves in the form of ...

4th Industrial Revolution: 12 Futuristic Carbon Fiber Creations

Ultra-strong and incredibly versatile carbon fiber can be woven by robots in a scale as small as furniture and as large as a stadium, a technological advance ...

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American Idle: 12 Weird & Wonderful Drive-Thru Businesses

Drive-thru is all about fast food, fast service & fast company though getting what you want without ever leaving your ride can get a little weird at times.

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Swing of Things: Framed Furniture Reveals Hidden Potential

Like door swings on architectural blueprints come to life, these works of metal-framed wood furniture express their embedded potential in physical space. The ...

Real Underground Art: Secret Sculptural Installations Below Paris

There’s a good chance that no one, other than an errant worker, will ever even see these highly symbolic (not to mention illegal) installations hidden far ...

‘Blank Books’ Project is Rebuilding Burned Library in Baghdad

A lone artist is on a mission to restore some of the 70,000 books from the College of Fine Arts at the University of Baghdad that were reduced to ash ...

A Mirage You Can Touch: Liquid Marble Installation Fools the Eye

Even crueler than a real mirage, this convincing illusion continues to look like a real body of water until you reach down to touch its surface, only to find ...

Advanced Accessibility: 12 Futuristic Wheelchair Designs & Concepts

Technological advancements could enable wheelchair users to stand up to reach high objects, zoom around on sandy and snowy landscapes, power up hills without ...

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1/4 World Trade Center: Tulsa’s Half-Sized, Untwinned Tower

The BOK Tower in Tulsa, Oklahoma, looks uncannily like the vanished Twin Towers of the New York City skyline and this is neither accidental nor coincidental. ...