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Buildings in Bottles: Crafty Test-Tube Architectural Models

A tiny twist on miniature architecture turns simply-crafted models into hovering micro-habitats, suspended in test tubes like the science experiment of some ...

Ghostly Floating Farms: Abandoned Rural Buildings of Russia

The former USSR boasts some of the world’s weirdest and most hauntingly beautiful abandoned structures, from sci-fi monuments to prison camps and military ...

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Mountaintop Viewing Walkway Culminates in 300-Foot-Long Slide

After winding their way up a hundred-foot-tall pathway in the Czech Republic set atop a mountain peak (itself located over 3,000 feet above sea level), ...

Wearable RIP: Coffin Hood Helps You Relax Among City Chaos

There’s no peace quite like death, a fact that seems to have inspired this coffin-shaped, sensory-dampening hood encouraging you to “say goodbye to ...

Caviar Warehouse to Modern Home: 14 Converted Residences

You wouldn’t mind living in a stable, boathouse, boiler room, post office or even a wartime bunker once they undergo modern renovations like these, ...

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Et tu, Brutalism? ‘Experimental Home’ Now a Modern Roman Ruin

Photographers traveling to photograph the ruins of Rome are generally so distracted by ancient remnants they naturally overlook this unique decaying structure ...

Light Balance: Illuminated Seesaws in a Montreal Plaza

Don’t even try to suppress your inner child when you come across a public installation as fun as this interactive collection of illuminated seesaws in ...

Neat Seats: 14 Crazy Creative Modern Chair Designs

More than just a surface to sit on, these modern chair designs are (sometimes literally) works of art, sculptural yet functional, from a flat-looking canvas ...

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So Long, Suckers: 11 Closed & Abandoned Candy Stores

When it comes to abandoned candy stores like these 11 examples, sweet has turned to sour quicker than toothache sufferers turn to their dentists.

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Not Your Average Model Train: Self-Propelled Mechanical Toys

There are no batteries or power cords needed to propel this steam train and a series of other mechanical models, which come in kits of laser-cut plywood so you ...