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Racing Pigeons: Garbage City Hosts World’s Oddest Pastime

In the trash-ridden outskirts of Cairo, Egypt, precariously lofted structures rise up on stilts, home to birds that, come sunset, are set loose as the strange ...

Brothers in Benches: Pallets Offer Public a Place to Sit

Packing down nearly as flat as they were before they were modified, six interlocking structures made of pallets unfold to reveal a variety of seating options ...

Modern, Modular & Transforming Kids’ Furniture: 13 Designs

Why spend a fortune on a virtually endless array of aesthetically questionable kids’ furniture, from birth to their teen years, when you could choose ...

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Bad by Design: Everyday Objects Reworked to Frustrate Users

They say great design is in the details, so what would happen if you were to twist a key element here or tweak a core feature there? As it turns out, rendering ...

3-in-1 Cargo Shelters: Expandable Containers Triple in Size

Shipping container shelters combine the appeal of ultimate portability with rugged durability, but these structures add another dimension lacking in the ...

Over Board: Sink or Skate on This Amazing Floating Ramp

It’s hard to imagine a more idyllic place to practice skate tricks than a sculptural wooden ramp floating on the crystalline waters of Lake Tahoe. In ...

Top of the World: 9 Incredible POV Climbs & Dizzying Selfies

Your stomach will drop just looking at the stunning photos captured by some of the world’s most daring urban explorers, who scale insanely high towers ...

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Typographic Shelter: Most Obvious City Bus Stop in the World

If you cannot spot this giant  bus shelter in Baltimore, you may have bigger problems than missing the bus and getting to work on time. Standing 14 feet high, ...

Boom To Bust: 10 Abandoned Fireworks Stores & Stands

Fireworks sales are “fly by night” on several levels, and when boom turns to bust the colors fade faster than the aftermath of a bombshell in a moon-washed ...

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Interior Land Art: Riverbed Really Runs Through this Museum

Art rarely gets as gritty and real as this, particularly in a gallery, with rocks, earth and water running through simple doors, between white-walled rooms ...