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Dirty Camp 30: Canadian POW Camp Battles Neglect & Decay

Camp 30, located east of Toronto, was one of Canada's main World War II POW camps and although named a National Historic Site, continues to be neglected.

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Bracket All the Things: Reclaimed-Surface Tables & Shelves

What started as a set of infinitely-flexible table legs has now spawned a second but equally stellar sibling design: a series of wall brackets that let you ...

Bike in a Backpack Folds Up Tiny & Weighs Just 11 Pounds

Dubbed ‘Impossible’ for its ability to pull off the seemingly unreachable goal of folding down so tiny it can fit inside a backpack, this electric ...

Starry Night: Glow-in-the-Dark Bike Path Inspired by Van Gogh

Opening last night in Nuenen, Holland, this illuminated cycling surface is free to the public, storing sunlight during the day to create stellar patterns to ...

Well Rounded: 7 Animal Murals on Abandoned Buildings in Africa

Using the unique regional shapes of structures to his advantage, street artist ROA has created a series of large-scale works as part of a neighborhood art ...

Scalpel Cities: Urban Landscapes Made of Surgical Tools

Bird’s-eye views of cities around the world, from Paris to Hong Kong, are visualized in the form of surgical tools like scalpels and skin graft blades ...

Next-Level Pop-Ups: 15 Creative Sidewalk Shops & Services

Whether you’re in need of some quick sidewalk psychotherapy, a spa treatment in a subway station, sandwich delivery via parachute or a bowl of sugary ...

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Split & Slide: Modular Dividers Make 3 Rooms in Single Space

Complimenting a flexible open area on one side of this apartment are a series of suspended separators that provide storage but also move along rails, opening ...

Arcatecture: 12 Cat Homes Created by Architects for Charity

Raising funds for an feline-focused area non-profit group, these architect-designed cat dwellings span the spectrum from adventure spaces to cozy nooks for ...

Balance Lamp Forces You to Sacrifice Your Phone for Light

Chances are good that if you keep your phone nearby while you’re working, you’re going to be tempted to pick it up every now and then, checking ...