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Robotic Printer Creates Artist’s Portrait Using His Blood

Blood streams from Ted Lawson‘s arm into a CNC printer, which uses it like ink or paint to robotically create the Brooklyn-based artist’s image. ...

Containertecture: Shipping Crate-Based Buildings by LOT-EK

Early explorers in the realm of prefab shipping container-based architecture, design studio LOT-EK stacks these steel crates to create everything from compact ...

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Unstealable Bike: Theft-Proof Bicycle Frame Doubles as Lock

If you are sick of worrying about your bike being stolen or taking a lock with you wherever you go, this design will solve both of those every problems faced ...

Forging Fun, Not Profit: Master Copycat Fakes Out 50+ Museums

Mark Landis is a US artist and actor of extraordinary ability, having spent decades faking various identities and committing a kind of faux philanthropy, ...

Under London: Disused Tunnel Now a Subterranean Skate Park

The infamous Old Vic Tunnels under London’s Waterloo Station are now home to the city’s first subterranean skate park with the opening of House of ...

Transforming Houses: 13 Homes Slide, Unfold, Spin & Expand

Rooms rotate, roofs open to the sky, facades slide away to reveal glass walls and interiors literally turn inside out in these 13 transforming, highly ...

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See-Through Solar: Crystal Clear Panels Are 100% Transparent

Applied to anything from the surface of your smartphone to the the sides of a skyscraper, the possible uses of this innovation for everyday surfaces are ...

The Bucks Stop Here: 9 Closed & Abandoned Dollar Stores

Dollar Stores may be the new face of retail in post-9/11 America but when they close or are abandoned, that's change we don't want to believe in.

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Social Structure: Apartment Tower Fosters Community Creation

Tall residential complexes often share very little common space, leading to a relatively solitary living experience despite the density of dwellings – ...

Industrial Silos to Public Art: Massive Mural for Vancouver

Six industrial silos along the heart of Vancouver’s waterfront have been transformed into colorful, towering human figures in a massive mural project by ...