[ By Steph in Art & Drawing & Digital. ] Works from 27 iconic modern artists are translated into architecture to make up one of the most colorful fictional cities every imagined.
[ By Steph in Global & Travel & Places. ] Mildewed crosses, lonely spires, barely-visible stone foundations and rusting bed frames are all that’s left to show for these 10 intentionally submerged towns and structures from India to Massachusetts.
[ By WebUrbanist in Art & Street Art & Graffiti. ] After 650 such works, it is perhaps no wonder that this artist generates each new sand painting spontaneously on the spot, letting the pattern evolve as he pours him efforts (and handfuls of sand) into each piece.
[ By Steve in Technology & Vehicles & Mods. ] Where do obsolete trains go when they die? Many end up in railroad graveyards where these former station-stopping locomotives stay stopped and stationary.
[ By WebUrbanist in Boutique & Art Hotels & Global. ] Without harming the forest that supports it, this streamlined tree house design is stabilized by a central trunk but ultimately suspended from the branches above to minimize negative environmental impacts.
[ By WebUrbanist in Design & Products & Packaging. ] Remembering to take your medicine can be hard if you have lots of pills to pop on a daily basis, but this one-stop, custom-printed packaging solution promises to help you get and stay on schedule once and for all.
[ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Public & Institutional. ] Referencing rocky Nordic island sanctuaries, this platform is designed to provide a place to relax and observe local wildlife in the heart of a bustling city.
[ By Steph in Art & Installation & Sound. ] Mirrors typically represent a way of facing reality, but depending on where they’re placed, they can bend it to the point of surreality instead.
[ By Steph in Architecture & Cities & Urbanism. ] When urban planners and developers want to know what businesses local residents would like in their neighborhoods, where to put new bike lanes, or specific areas in need of revitalization, who better to turn to than the citizens themselves?
[ By WebUrbanist in Design & Guerilla Ads & Marketing. ] Donated boxes of right-sized clothing can be a boon for those who cannot afford another choice, but this clever approach empowers people in need to choose their own apparel.
[ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Cities & Urbanism. ] This year alone we have learned that a Frank Lloyd Wright house must be moved 1,000 miles to protect it from floodwater, a Le Corbusier chapel has been vandalized and a seminal structure by Micheal Graves may be razed.
[ By Steph in Art & Street Art & Graffiti. ] Life is an adventure for tiny wooden figures navigating the urban world in this miniature art installation series by Joe Iurato.
[ By Steph in Design & Fixtures & Interiors. ] Transforming furniture and living pod systems help make the most of a small space, but when entire rooms shape-shift in unexpected ways, the results can be astonishing.
[ By WebUrbanist in Art & Photography & Video. ] Most light photographers focus on making a shape in the foreground in a matter of seconds, then setting it against a dark static backdrop – this artist often animates every inch of the frame.
[ By Steve in Architecture & Public & Institutional. ] Constructing a research station in Antarctica means thinking outside the box-like building but not TOO far outside… Great Scott it’s COLD out there!
[ By WebUrbanist in Global & Travel & Places. ] Created as a tribute to a mountain guide killed in an tragic avalanche, this tent-shaped shelter of wood and steel was helicoptered in pieces and assembled at an elevation of 2531 meters in Italy.
[ By Steph in Architecture & Houses & Residential. ] A tiny slice of real estate in Brooklyn is now an affordable, low-impact multi-level residence made of five stacked and renovated shipping containers.
[ By WebUrbanist in Design & Products & Packaging. ] Like socks, or any other paired object of everyday use, it seems the eternal curse of chopsticks to become separated and mismatched over time, at least until now.
[ By WebUrbanist in Global & Urbex & Parkour. ] Somewhere between city signs and street graffiti lies a surprisingly rich and colorful language of secret messages, all hidden in plain sight on roads and sidewalks.
[ By Steph in Art & Photography & Video. ] London may have changed just a tiny bit since the 17th century, but you’d hardly know it looking at some of these mash-ups of classic paintings superimposed against modern scenery snapped by Google.