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Caricature as Furniture: Pop Culture in Functional 3D Form

The Simpsons and other characters and pop culture figures are translated into minimalist chair designs in this eclectic collection from 56th Studio. Can you ...

Art in Abandoned Places: 15 Unexpected Urban Installations

Translucent jellyfish put on a serene display in the window of a derelict shop, ghostly images of long-dead patients seem to haunt a disused hospital and ...

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Flowerworks: Pictures Capture Plants Exploding Like Fireworks

A novel take on a New Year’s staple, crafty photography and flower power, these bright botanical arrangements (set against dark night-like) ...

Waste-Free Future: 5 Package Redesigns for Everyday Products

Starting with name-brand versions of popular products found in virtually any home, this designer has come up with a series of clever solutions to eliminating ...

Don’t Throw Stones: Modern Glass House is Super Sharp

People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones, or forget that they’re literally living in a fishbowl, if they have any modesty at all. ...

More Map Art: 27 Cool Cartographic Sculptures & Drawings

Rivers become veins in detailed portraits, mirrored city blocks resemble modernized Persian rugs and urban topographies emerge from rolls of tape in these ...

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Trashed Resort: Japan’s Abandoned New Muroto Sky Rest

Vacation not “vacant” enough? Abandoned in 1978, Japan's New Muroto Sky Rest resort is apparently patronized only by zombies or those hiding from them.

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Casa Cargo: Containers Frame Photographer’s Sustainable Home

Shaping both living spaces and modular work studios, a set of shipping containers were combined with a series of green building strategies to make this a place ...

Darth Vader Goes Fishing: Unwanted Paintings, Reimagined

Storm troopers mow the lawn, Jesus rides a Segway, Ceiling Cat lurks in the sky and the Stay-Puft marshmallow man gazes out over a nonchalant 19th century ...

Form Follows Footprint: Forest Retreat Just Fits Local Codes

A creative response to a new legal loophole, this structure is designed specifically to test the limits of a Swedish planning law allowing buildings under a ...