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Twisting History: 40+ Surreal Altered Vintage Photographs

Many of us have picked up old black and white photographs and wondered what their backstories are, but these artists take history into their own hands, ...

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City Museum: Abandoned Warehouse Full of Caves, Rides & Slides

Somewhere between a huge funhouse, playground and circus, the City Museum of St. Louis may be the most entertaining and interactive urban architectural ...

Synth Series: Yarn Installation Represents Music in 3D

An abandoned building becomes the setting for a surreal installation of colorful criss-crossing yarn as artist duo Toki seeks to render music in physical form. ...

Livin’ in a Lair: 12 Villainous-Looking Futuristic Houses

Every one of these somewhat ominous-looking futuristic homes is just waiting for its big Hollywood break as the lair from which some supervillain hatches ...

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Slide & Hide: Stealth Staircases Save Space in Micro-Suites

Maximizing usable space in a series of compact short-term apartments, these retractable steps slip back into a wall, all but disappearing beneath lofted ...

Gone Fur Good: 10 Abandoned Petting Zoos & Game Parks

Generations of adults cherish childhood memories of these now-abandoned petting zoos. As for the animals fed & petted there, maybe they remember, too...

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McBike: Meal Tote Helps Cyclists Carry Burger, Fries & Drink

Solving a series of long-standing issues associated with taking out the typical fast food trifecta, this clever carrying case is a useful alternative to Happy ...

Lego Limb: Bionic Arm for Kids Makes Prosthetics Playful

This modular twist-and-lock prosthetic arm for kids is designed specifically for integration with LEGO parts, turning it into a fun toy that makes it easier to ...

Eco Capsule: Mobile Grid-Free Home Harnesses Sun, Wind & Rain

With stylistic nods to classic rounded Airstream trailers, this next-generation mobile pod dwelling is powered by solar and wind energy and provides drinkable ...

Church for Crabs: Architectural 3D-Printed Hermit Shell

A hermit crab scuttles along the sand, carrying a perfect replica of a Japanese wedding chapel on its back, complete with a tiny spire. After designing a ...