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Earin: World’s Smallest Wireless Earbuds Raise $1,500,000+


[ By WebUrbanist in Design & Products & Packaging. ] Stripping away all non-essential functionality, these sleek audio accessories are tiny enough to be effectively invisible and entirely wire-free.

Cabins in the Canopy: 13 Modern Tree Houses by Baumraum


[ By Steph in Architecture & Houses & Residential. ] Ranging from minimalist elevated meditation cabins to complex climate-controlled company meeting spaces, the many treehouse creations of German company Baumraum offer unconventional and often strikingly modern silhouettes in natural settings.

WTF Is Street Art? Poster Boy Hacks NYC Sign by High Line


[ By WebUrbanist in Drawing & Digital. ] If you have spent any time along the High Line Park in Chelsea, you will recognize this extremely prominent billboard that one artist had the audacity to climb and hack.

All Terrains: 3 Futuristic Land, Sea & Air E-Vehicle Designs


[ By WebUrbanist in Technology & Vehicles & Mods. ] This amazing all-terrain land variant is just the first of three compelling electric vehicles conceptualized with lightweight materials and green technologies and designed, respectively, for overground, aerial and underwater travel.

SCADpads: Parking Garage Turned Tiny House Village


[ By Steph in Architecture & Cities & Urbanism. ] Just how livable can a 135-square-foot micro-house really be?

WTF Is Street Art? Poster Boy Hacks NYC Sign by High Line


[ By WebUrbanist in Drawing & Digital. ] If you have spent any time along the High Line Park in Chelsea, you will recognize this extremely prominent billboard that one artist had the audacity to climb and hack.

Subway Cars to Churches: 15 Creatively Converted Offices


[ By Steph in Architecture & Offices & Commercial. ] Anything from a graffiti-covered subway car to a Route 66 gas station can become the setting for creative modern offices.

Spinning Canvas: Color & Gravity Create Brush-Free Paintings


[ By WebUrbanist in Art & Drawing & Digital. ] Calculation meets chaos in the work of Amy Shackleton, a painter who works without brushes to create masterful yet whimsical urban and natural landscapes.

No Sweat: 10 Abandoned Gyms & Deserted Fitness Centers


[ By Steve in Abandoned Places & Architecture. ] Gotta be at the gym in 26 minutes? Don’t get bent outta shape but no amount of blood, sweat or tears can rejuvenate these abandoned gyms & fitness centers.

Fossilized Retreat: Log Cabin Remnants Recast in Concrete


[ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Houses & Residential. ] Using the existing logs from a previous cabin structure as formwork, this retreat manages to retain the scale and textures of its predecessor in a dramatically modern new building.

Reflections from Above: Mirrored Skyscraper Illusion Photos


[ By Steph in Art & Photography & Video. ] Illuminated cityscapes multiply and divide in unexpected ways when their nighttime reflections hit the mirrored facades of the skyscrapers found within them.

Head Light: Popup Wall Lamp Has Horns that Glow in Shadows


[ By WebUrbanist in Design & Fixtures & Interiors. ] A classy alternative to hanging animal parts, this deer head wall lamp started as a design concept, went viral as a prototype and has just been funded for full production via a successful crowdfunding campaign.

Casa Futebol: Design to Deploy Housing in World Cup Stadiums


[ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Houses & Residential. ] Imagine converting the circumferential spaces of sports stadiums into a plug-and-play system of modular residential units, leaving their open centers for use as open sports surfaces, green spaces or even mixed-use recreational, commercial and institutional purposes.

Retro-Modern Radio Ball Rolls its Way to the Next Station


[ By Steph in Gadgets & Geekery & Technology. ] Remember when searching for a good radio station was a process of discovery, slowly turning a knob to hear snippets of music or talk making its way through the static?

Stay on the Go: 13 Stackable, Movable Modular Hotel Designs


[ By Steph in Architecture & Offices & Commercial. ] These hotel rooms can be stacked on top of each other, swapped out for easy renovation and easily transported from one place to the next thanks to their modular design.

Lightning Fixture: Domesticated Cloud to Hang in Your Home


[ By WebUrbanist in Design & Fixtures & Interiors. ] A simple but provocative piece of dynamic home decor, this thundering cloud can be set to react to its environment, picking up cues from the weather or turning stormy on demand.

Permanent Parklets: São Paulo Turns Street Parking to Parks


[ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Cities & Urbanism. ] In a bold bid to change its urban landscape for good, Brazil’s biggest city has given a green light to citizen proposals to transform car parking spots into perpetual park spaces.

Tramboarding: Hacked Wooden Pallet Slides Down Tracks


[ By Steph in Technology & Vehicles & Mods. ] Four wheels fixed onto an ordinary wood pallet have transformed it into a skateboard of sorts that can slide down tram tracks in Bratislava, Slovakia.

Taken by the TSA: 13 Strange Items Confiscated at Airports


[ By Steph in Culture & History & Travel. ] If you think you can smuggle a sword cleverly concealed inside a cane, a lipstick that’s actually a taser, pigeons wrapped in newspaper or nylon bags full of snakes onto an airplane, think again.

Crowdsourced Data Reveals Most Beautiful Urban Walking Routes


[ By WebUrbanist in Destinations & Sights & Travel. ] Using a mapping algorithm coupled with citizen reviews of sights and scenery, a team of researchers has developed a way to choose paths through cities based on beauty, quiet and happiness rather than simply the shortest distance between two points.


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