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Photosynthetic Furniture: Living Fixtures Produce Light & Heat

Employing natural processes to illuminate and warm interior spaces, this series of algae-based furnishings combines beautiful glass vessels and organic matter ...

Done Deals, New & Used: 12 (More) Abandoned Car Dealerships

From low low prices to low low sales: at these abandoned new & used car dealerships, showroom traffic's been reduced to a permanent state of gridlock.

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Senior Citizen Street Art: Young Graffiti Artists Teach Elders

In an effort to democratize both the creation and appreciation of urban graffiti, a group of young street artists in Lisbon, Portugal, is teaching retirees how ...

Vortex: Black Whirlpool Spins Endlessly in a Movie Theater

A seemingly bottomless vortex of black water spins endlessly in the unlikeliest of places: the floor of a brightly-lit movie theater in San Gimignano, Italy. ...

Oh Snap: Clamping Steel Legs Turn Found Objects into Furniture

Converting almost anything you find into a household furnishing, from discarded doors and shelf boxes to dart boards, these clip-on supports can be added or ...

Rotating Condo Tower: Units Take Turns as the Penthouse Suite

Spinning structures is not new territory, but shifting units around vertically as well as in horizontal circles is a fresh dimension of novelty with a likewise ...

Architectural Camouflage: Garments Printed with Tile & Marble

Blend right into urban surfaces, from the walls of subway stations to the marble in museums and courthouses, with this line of architectural camouflage shirts, ...

Function Follows Form: 18 Sculptural Home Furnishings

Turn your home into a gallery with functional furnishings that double as sculpture, like cabinets in the form of human torsos and beds shaped like roller ...

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Interactive Museum: Play in Paintings, Become Part of the Art

Making art accessible like never before, this interactive gallery encourages people to play around, with and even inside its artworks, extending the frame to ...

ARCKIT: Reusable Model-Making Blocks Built By & For Architects

Positioned between robust LEGO-style systems made for easy reuse and refined architectural models that areĀ fragile but permanent, this modeling kit is both a ...