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Ski Jump Penthouse: Win a Night at Cool Sky-High B&B Chalet

‘Please do not apply if you’re scared of heights,’ warns AirBnB about this private sky-high chalet located at the very top of the ...

Megablock Microclimate: Urban Treehouse Apartment Complex

Shrouded in 150 trees that absorb 200,000 liters of carbon dioxide per hour, this massive five-story, block-spanning residential building occupies its own ...

Forgotten Heritage: Exploring Europe’s Largest Deserted Places

For the past three years, this bold and big-thinking photographer has located and explored some of the world’s most vast abandoned spaces, from power ...

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Put a Miniature Diorama On It: Amazing Tiny Ring Box Art

A vendor at a market in Paris handed artist Talwst an antique ring box and said, ‘I want to see you do something with this.’ From that chance ...

Adaptive Architecture: 12 Transforming & Convertible Buildings

The exterior walls of homes slide back to reveal transparent volumes, the facade of a parking garage ripples like the surface of a nearby river and individual ...

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Flooded Sky: Faux ‘Northern Lights’ Effect Floats Waves in Air

Floating above an 18,000-square-foot area of Dutch land that would be underwater were it not for defensive measures, the ethereal effect hovers between ...

Compliment Shower: Kind Words Rain Down from Giant Spigot

Would reading a message like “You could make a lemon laugh” make you feel good enough about yourself to spread kindness to others? That’s the ...

Mobile Pop-Up Libraries: 12 Temporary & Traveling Book Lenders

Peruse the waterproofed selections at Minnesota’s Floating Library, renew your library card at a bus stop in Bogota, or select a volume from the shelves ...

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Social Media + Street Graffiti = Stenciled Signs of Our Times

For better and worse, self-reflection and meta-art is an inevitable facet of the digital age – this artist recognizes the blurred lines between physical ...

Terminal Velocity: 10 Abandoned Intercity Bus Stations

Long distance bus transportation has been in decline for decades, leaving countless abandoned bus stations to watch time and potential passengers pass them by.

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