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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 ...

12 Scientific Sculptures: Intangible Data in Physical Form

Mathematical theorems, the physics of an object moving through space, and intangible scientific data are visualized three-dimensionally and made into works of ...

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Secret Engagement: Flat Ring Case Enables Surprise Proposals

As soon as someone pulls out a ring box the (wedding bell) alarms start sounding, hence this ingeniously slim alternative that packs flat into pockets and ...

Blocked Out: 10 Closed & Abandoned Hat-Making Factories

The golden age of hats – what George Costanza called a “bald paradise” - has long passed and along with it, so have hundreds of huge hat-making factories.

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