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Painted Praise: Street Art Honors Asia with Iconic Imagery

Spanish street artist Pejac both praises and criticizes elements of various Asian cultures in a new series of outdoor paintings making use of iconic ...

Hydro Hammock: Traveling Hot Tub Can Be Hung Up or Buried Below

Flexible and portable, this hanging hot tub hammock can be suspended from trees or other supports or tucked into scooped-out depressions along sandy beaches ...

Raised Runways: Airplane Paths Lifted Above Downtown Streets

Airports take up vast amounts of valuable real estate in and around urban areas, but what if we could get to and from planes faster, make takeoffs and landings ...

Tiny in Tokyo: Ultra-Narrow House Slotted into an Alley

At just six feet wide, this incredibly narrow residence inserted into an alley in dense urban Tokyo is the latest example of Japanese architects thinking way ...

Art Made Flesh: 35 Sculptures Rendered in Human Skin & Hair

Do these fleshy works of art manipulating human body parts into unnatural shapes make you uncomfortable? That’s probably just what the artist was going for. ...

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Hearables: Sound-Controlling Earbuds Hack Everyday Acoustics

With these earbuds, you can do anything from turning down the volume on crying babies, snoring spouses and passing sirens to tuning your own mix of bass, mids ...

Open Swim in MN: Nation’s First Naturally Filtered Public Pool

After years of design and development, the first naturally filtered public swimming pool in the United States is set to open later this month in Minneapolis, ...

Abandoned McBarge: Floating Fast Food Restaurant in Ruins

Built in 1986 in the hopes of enticing diners who were gravitating toward more high-end fare, this now-abandoned floating McDonalds might just be the ...

Architecturally Alive: 16 Transforming & Kinetic Buildings

Will the cities of tomorrow be filled with intelligent kinetic architecture that moves and transforms of its own accord, as if it has a life of its own? The ...

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Worlds on End: Geometrically-Rotated Photos Twist Landscapes

In a smooth and simple motion, a single section of each image in this series is utterly transformed, this piece rotated until it sits precisely upside down ...