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Bookshop B&B: Novel Vacation Loft Lets You Run Storefront Below

If you have ever wanted to fully experience life as a bookseller in a small town by the sea, this quirky combination home-and-bookstore holiday rental may be ...

Social Climbers: 7 Vertical Trailer Parks for Mobile Urbanites

Addressing the combined challenges of mobility and density, this series of design solutions (both conceptual and actual) turn trailer living into a vertical ...

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Cardboard That Shreds: Working Corrugated Fender Stratocaster

If you can build a foosball table, a desk or an entire full-scale chapel out of cardboard, perhaps it’s not too surprising that this notoriously flimsy ...

Urban Rainbows: 14 Colorful Art Installations in the City

Nighttime rainbows shimmer across the skies in cities from Istanbul to New York, traversing rivers, illuminating underpasses and highlighting monuments. ...

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Out of Surface Space, Island of Singapore Expands Underground

Bound by water on all sides, the city-state of Singapore is pioneering subterranean urban development, starting with storage and transportation systems and ...

Butcher Chopped: 15 Bloody Unusual Meat Markets

Traditional independent meat markets are dying off faster than the products they serve, though these 15 unusual butcher shops somehow managed to make the cut.

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Small Footprints: London’s First Pedestrian & Bicycle Bridges

Bucking the trend of extravagant elevated parks, this new walking-and-cycling-only bridge uses tight spirals on either side to minimize land usage with a ...

Muji Huts: Affordable Pop-Up Modern Homes Made for Japan

The same Japanese retail chain selling household supplies like space-saving furniture, bed linens and travel toothbrushes will soon sell pop-up houses, too, so ...

Mild Max: Perth Police Put a Stop to Motorized Picnic Tables

In what could be viewed as a pre-apocalyptic take on hacked vehicular hybrids of the Mad Max movies, a pair of picnic table cars have been spotted on the ...

Last Stop: 2,800 Drowned NYC Subway Cars Turned Marine Habitats

Since the early 2000s, decommissioned New York City subway cars have been seeded into the waters around New Jersey, Delaware, Virginia and other eastern ...