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Crate Core: Shipping Container Tower Hidden Inside a Carriage House


[ By SA Rogers in Architecture & Houses & Residential. ] When glimpsed from above, this stack of vivid orange shipping containers on a Brooklyn rooftop looks like an add-on structure, but it doesn’t end where the original house’s roof begins.

World’s First Non-Rectangular Soccer Fields Activate Asymmetrical Spaces


[ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Cities & Urbanism. ] Turning disused spaces in Bangkok into odd-shaped soccer (or: football) fields, this project provides much-needed places to play in dense cities where conventional lots are hard to find.

Wild & Scrappy: 3D Trash Sculptures of Animals Pop Up in Urban Spaces


[ By SA Rogers in Art & Street Art & Graffiti. ] Literally popping out of city walls in three dimensions, wild animals emerge from a jumble of car parts, corrugated metal and random industrial objects masterfully layered and painted by Bordalo II.

Check Out These Books: 18 Home Libraries for Ravenous Readers


[ By SA Rogers in Design & Fixtures & Interiors. ] Short of actually curling up in a relaxing space to get lost in the words on a page, there’s nothing reading enthusiasts love more than gazing at photo after photo of beautiful libraries, especially those they could potentially recreate in their own homes.

Blow-Up Party: Inflatable Black Plastic Dance Club & Bar


[ By SA Rogers in Drawing & Digital. ] Deliberately dark and pipe-like to recreate the feel of being in a secret subterranean space, this inflatable nightclub and bar by Bureau A comes complete with blow-up benches, tables and a DJ booth.

Invisible Graffiti: Uncanny 3D Overpass Art Simulates Transparency


[ By WebUrbanist in Art & Street Art & Graffiti. ] 3D graffiti artist Milane Ramsi has combined two challenging types of urban art into a single installation, making a concrete pillar appear to vanish while producing three-dimensional lettering..

Still Standing Tall: 7 Monumental Statues of the Ancient World


[ By SA Rogers in 7 Wonders Series & Travel. ] Perhaps we’ll never know what it was like land on a Greek Island and gaze up at the long-lost Colossus of Rhodes, one of the original Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, but there are many other amazingly old monumental statues still standing.

Still Standing Tall: 7 Monumental Statues of the Ancient World


[ By SA Rogers in 7 Wonders Series & Travel. ] Perhaps we’ll never know what it was like land on a Greek Island and gaze up at the long-lost Colossus of Rhodes, one of the original Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, but there are many other amazingly old monumental statues still standing.

Smart Body Art: MIT Temporary Tattoos Turn Your Arm into a Touchpad


[ By WebUrbanist in Gadgets & Geekery & Technology. ] Simple but powerful, these conductive tattoos communicate data and actions to paired electronic devices, translating touch actions into digital activations. As biohacking and other transhumanist interventions go, this technology represents a relatively light-touch approach with potential appeal to a broader audience beyond your typical body hacker.

Smart Body Art: MIT Temporary Tattoos Turn Your Arm into a Touchpad


[ By WebUrbanist in Gadgets & Geekery & Technology. ] Simple but powerful, these conductive tattoos communicate data and actions to paired electronic devices, translating touch actions into digital activations. As biohacking and other transhumanist interventions go, this technology represents a relatively light-touch approach with potential appeal to a broader audience beyond your typical body hacker.

Invisible Arts: Hydrophobic Games, Poetry & Pokémon Surface When Wet


[ By WebUrbanist in Art & Street Art & Graffiti. ] When the hydrophobic NeverWet spray came out, it promised to waterproof everything, but users found they had mixed results in applying it to things like clothing and touchscreens – it discolored shoes and left films on devices.

Invisible Arts: Hydrophobic Games, Poetry & Pokémon Surface When Wet


[ By WebUrbanist in Art & Street Art & Graffiti. ] When the hydrophobic NeverWet spray came out, it promised to waterproof everything, but users found they had mixed results in applying it to things like clothing and touchscreens – it discolored shoes and left films on devices.

Rebuilding Blocks: Mobile Factory Turns Disaster Debris into Modular Bricks


[ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Houses & Residential. ] In the wake of intentional demolition or unexpected disasters, the Mobile Factory system can be shipped inside just two cargo containers and begin to turn rubble from ruins into building blocks for reconstruction.

Rebuilding Blocks: Mobile Factory Turns Disaster Debris into Modular Bricks


[ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Houses & Residential. ] In the wake of intentional demolition or unexpected disasters, the Mobile Factory system can be shipped inside just two cargo containers and begin to turn rubble from ruins into building blocks for reconstruction.

Wet Look: 12 (More) Cool Creative Water Tanks & Towers


[ By Steve in Art. ] Due to their sizes and shapes, water tanks and towers lend themselves to artistic embellishment as these dozen creative examples refreshingly illustrate.

Wet Look: 12 More Cool Creative Water Tanks & Towers


[ By Steve in Art. ] Due to their sizes and shapes, water tanks and towers lend themselves to artistic embellishment as these dozen creative examples refreshingly illustrate.

Unnatural Wonders: Magical Surrealist Artwork Worthy of Dalí & Escher


[ By WebUrbanist in Art & Drawing & Digital. ] In the same magic-realist vein as artistic giants like Salvador Dalí, M.C.

True Colors: Sony Glitter-Bombs an Abandoned Romanian Casino


[ By SA Rogers in Abandoned Places & Architecture. ] An abandoned Romanian casino long past its prime is infused with new life in the form of thousands of colorful glitter bombs in this striking ad by Sony for its range of BRAVIA 4K HDR televisions.

Small in Japan: Tokyo’s Unique Museum of Miniature Architectural Models


[ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Public & Institutional. ] The first of its kind, this Japanese museum focuses exclusively on showcasing architectural models through rotating displays of miniatures, treating these crafted works as their own style of art. The Archi-Depot in Tokyo is a huge warehouse space with 17-foot ceilings and a dazzling array of models from everyday architects as well as famous designers alike.

Urban Rigger: Floating Student Housing Made of Shipping Containers


[ By SA Rogers in Architecture & Houses & Residential. ] This hexagonal floating student housing complex made of stacked reclaimed shipping containers is better than any dorm you could hope to live in.


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