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Paint the Town: Massive Mural Transforms Mexican Neighborhood

Waves of rainbow color cascade down a hillside neighborhood in Mexico’s drug capital as a street art collective paints over 200 houses. ‘German Crew’ ...

Rainbow Rail: 5,000 Neon Lights to Line Underside of Chicago “L”

Designed to be suspended below Chicago’s elevated rail system, hovering above cars and pedestrians, this 5,000-tube neon lighting installation aims to ...

Creature Comforts: ARK Luxury Terminal for Animal Passengers

Swimming pools, private suites, flat-screen televisions, medical facilities and luxury lounges – all these amenities cannot be yours, but can be enjoyed ...

Lead Finger: Incredible Miniatures Carved Out of Pencil Tips

Eagle feathers, the folds on Yoda’s robe and individual bricks on iconic buildings are among the impossibly tiny details captured in pencil lead by ...

Extreme Camping: 16 Out-There & Open-Air Accommodations

Dangle thousands of feet above the bottom of a canyon, take in the Pacific Ocean from a human nest, view the Northern Lights from a transparent igloo or spend ...

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Modular Record: 3D-Printed Chinese Villa Assembled in 3 Hours

In this latest attempt at one-upmanship in the realm of rapid construction, a company in China has built a two-story villa from six modules, putting the ...

‘Death Ray’ Skyscraper Stands Accused of Blowing People Over

Already infamous for its curved facade that ignited fires in adjacent buildings and melted nearby cars basking in its reflected sunlight, the Walkie Talkie ...

Past Preserved in Paper: Miniatures Document Gentrification

Today, that charming old brick building on the corner might be a market where you can still grab a six-pack at a decent price; within mere months, it could be ...

Inflatable Installations: 18 Fun Projects Full of Hot Air

Inflatables are good for more than just pool toys and camping beds – they also come in the form of giant tentacles springing from open windows, the ...

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Salt-Powered Lamp: 8 Hours of Light from 1 Glass of Saltwater

Aiming to bring low-cost illumination to residents of the Philippines, a nation of 7,000 oceanic islands, the Salt Lamp uses a free and abundant resource to ...