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Gritty City: Dark Oils Capture Essence of Bustling Urbanity

Busy shipyards, city streets, rain-streaked skyscrapers and other iconic staples of cities come alive in this portfolio of shadowy oil paintings. Valerio ...

CityHome: Control This Smart House with a Wave of Your Hand

Two hundred square feet may sound absurdly small, even by New York standards, but what if you could make it feel three times larger with hidden furniture and ...

7 Extreme Human Habitats & Unexpected Urban Wonders

Humans have established settlements in the strangest of places, from the base of an extremely lethal volcano in Japan to a platform of oil rigs built on the ...

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Brandalism: Replacing Bus Shelter Ads with Art in the UK

Over three hundred bus shelter ads across the UK have been replaced with thought-provoking works criticizing capitalist culture by 40 street artists. The ...

Travel Through Trees: Root-Like Wooden Tunnel Installation

You may have to crouch a little to take a journey through this system of tunnels, but it’s worth it to feel as if you’re traveling through the ...

Compact Cooking: 15 Modular & Multipurpose Kitchen Designs

Most of us only use our kitchens a couple times daily, so why should they take up an entire room of valuable space? Compact, modular kitchens that can be ...

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Cel(l) Shorts: Crafty Urban Augmented Reality Animations

Employing a cellular phone coupled with traditional transparent cel animation techniques, this artist inserts strange characters and surreal stories into ...

Bucket List: 12 Battered & Abandoned KFC Stores

There are nearly 20,000 KFCs worldwide but success isn't guaranteed. Here are 12 that kicked the bucket when the financial chickens came home to roost.

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Bricksy: 20 Classic Banksy Street Artworks Recreated in LEGO

Selecting from Banksy favorites and classics, this series of brick-based fan art both replicates and expands on familiar two-dimensional works. Professional ...

LA River Rehab: Dramatic Urban Revitalization Planned

Currently a concrete wasteland along most of its urban length, the Los Angeles River is set to get a dramatic billion-dollar makeover with the backing of the ...