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No Perking: 15 Drained Dry Abandoned Coffee Shops

These 15 drained, disused & abandoned coffee shops recall a kinder, gentler, perkier time before Starbucks rebrewed the latte lover's landscape.

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Travelbox: Pop-Up Furniture Set Fits in 1 Cubic-Meter Trunk

Combining elements of flat-pack furniture and traditional travel trunks, this pop-up furnishing kit for urban nomads comes complete with a bed, chair, table, ...

Modernized Monument: Crumbling Medieval Tower Turned Library

Matte black steel and timber-clad stacked volumes fill in empty spaces throughout the medieval Torre del Borgo in northern Italy, a recent renovation ...

Public Jewelry: Rugged Urban Art Inspired by Delicate Lace

The idea of beautifying an outdoor space seems straightforward enough – flowers and sculptures and whatnot – but Polish street artist NeSpoon turns ...

Relentless Residents: 10 More Households That Refuse to Move

When real estate developers come knocking, it seems that the majority of homeowners are willing to move out for the right price – but then there are some ...

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Split Personality: Chaos vs Calm in Half-Painted Hotel Room

This hotel room is a little bit minimalist, a little bit rock n’ roll, and if you’re too much of the former persuasion, the chaos of the latter half might ...

Mobile, Modern & Modular: 15 Capsules for Off-Grid Living

Why stay tethered to the grid in a fixed location when you could live in a compact mobile pod that can be transported to the location of your choice? These ...

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Converted Cockpit: Cockfighting Arena Turned into Sunken Garden

Traditionally legal in Peru, many citizens nonetheless find cockfights a morbid and gruesome affair and are thus celebrating the transformation of this sunken ...

Urban Melodies: Multiple-Exposure Street Scenes Remix Cities

Capturing the cacophony of urban life, this series of superimposed photographs renders local phenomena, regional monuments and international architecture ...

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Printable Electronics Make These Headphones Just 1mm Thick

While an ordinary pair of headphones might consist of 50-something energy-intensive components from various manufacturing processes, this ultra-thin design ...