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Mobile Pop-Up Libraries: 12 Temporary & Traveling Book Lenders

Peruse the waterproofed selections at Minnesota’s Floating Library, renew your library card at a bus stop in Bogota, or select a volume from the shelves ...

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Social Media + Street Graffiti = Stenciled Signs of Our Times

For better and worse, self-reflection and meta-art is an inevitable facet of the digital age – this artist recognizes the blurred lines between physical ...

Terminal Velocity: 10 Abandoned Intercity Bus Stations

Long distance bus transportation has been in decline for decades, leaving countless abandoned bus stations to watch time and potential passengers pass them by.

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Brutal but Beautiful: Book of 88 WWII Coastal Military Ruins

Traveling 23,000 miles over 4 years, photographer Marc Wilson has amassed an amazing collection of images spanning bunkers, gun emplacements, observation ...

Hovering Home: Near-Invisible Mirrored Forest Residence

A white box seems to hover in mid-air in the middle of the forest, with no visible supports suspending it from adjacent trees. This structure isn’t a ...

Backsplash: Deflective “Peeback” Walls Fight Public Urination

Bouncing waste liquid back at the impolite and intoxicated bar crawlers who treat the streets as their bathroom, the St. Pauli district of Hamburg, Germany, ...

Unconstructed: 25 Visionary Works by World-Famous Architects

Some were conceived of as storytelling devices or futuristic concepts, while others were intended for actual construction before the plans were scrapped, but ...

London Bridge: 12 Contenders Including ‘Flaming Mouth of Hades’

Some of the concepts submitted for the new Nine Elms to Pimlico pedestrian bridge in London are rather – well – pedestrian, while others are so ...

Aerodynamic Avian Architecture: 12 Bird-Inspired Buildings

From a massive kinetic museum structure that flaps its wings to indicate a new exhibit to an internet-famous church in Florida accidentally resembling an Angry ...

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Augmented Showroom: Projections Compliment Physical Products

Offering more than a traditional storefront space or conventional shopping website could individually, this hybrid showroom allows shoppers to experiment ...