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Audio Hop: Best NYC Art Gallery Tour You Have Ever Heard


[ By WebUrbanist in Art & Installation & Sound. ] A new way to experience galleries, their artwork and the city they inhabit, even calling it a tour sells short this extremely impressive multimedia experience.

Cargo Home Videos: 10 Films on How to Build Container Houses


[ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Houses & Residential. ] You see them all the time as polished finished products, but for those looking to try the ultimate do-it-yourself home-building project, these videos will help show you how various ISO container houses were really built in different environments and at various budgets and scales.

CityCharge: Solar Gadget Charging Stations Installed in NYC


[ By Steph in Gadgets & Geekery & Technology. ] Anyone passing through New York City’s Bryant Park can avoid the headache of searching for free outlets at coffee shops to juice up their phones, powering up at outdoor tables with built-in solar charging stations.

Topographic Tables: 12 Terrain-Inspired Furniture Designs


[ By Steph in Design & Furniture & Decor. ] Meandering rivers, icebergs and a deep blue abyss are invoked in layers of blue-green glass, burled wood and cast concrete and translated into tables.

‘RePack’ Name & Concept Copied, Repackaged by Design Student


[ By WebUrbanist in Design & Products & Packaging. ] The strange ongoing controversy around RePack has reached a conclusion, with Royal College of Art determining that the accused student is technically guilty of plagiarism and misconduct.

Gruel Britannia: 10 Abandoned Little Chef Restaurants


[ By Steve in Abandoned Places & Architecture. ] Serving up American style with British flavor, hundreds of Little Chef roadside restaurants once warmed up the UK‘s motorways but less than 80 remain today.

Chameleon Pen: Scan, Save & Draw Up to 16 Million Unique Hues


[ By WebUrbanist in Design & Products & Packaging. ] Five years ago it was an mind-boggling design concept, but today the idea color-changing pen has morphed into a working prototype that draws colors from objects and surfaces, natural or artificial, then lets you use them in all kinds of creative ways.

Time in Color: Skatepark Graffiti Acts as a Working Sundial


[ By Steph in Architecture & Cities & Urbanism. ] Skaters at this park in Lugano, Switzerland don’t have to pull out their phones to check the time – they can just glance down at a series of colored lines painted right onto the concrete of the bowl as a modern sundial.

Hyperphotos: Architectural Hybrids Remix Built Environments


[ By WebUrbanist in Art & Photography & Video. ] There is something almost mystical (or mythical) about these photographic collages, at once apparently realistic in content and seemingly impossible in composition.

Truck-A-Tecture: 2 Convertible Nomadic Dwellings on Wheels


[ By WebUrbanist in Technology & Vehicles & Mods. ] With participating design studios from around America, this exhibition features a series of amazing mobile spaces that use technology and ingenuity to explore new possibilities for the modern nomad.

Urban Camo: Body Paint Blends Humans into City Backdrops


[ By Steph in Art & Drawing & Digital. ] Human figures blend into iconic New York City scenes, from the Brooklyn Bridge to the Guggenheim Museum, in artist Trina Merry‘s tromp l’eoil urban camouflage works.

Frozen in Motion: 24 Stunning High Speed Photographs


[ By Steph in Art & Photography & Video. ] Spectacular forms that come together and dissipate far too quickly for human eyes to perceive are captured permanently using high-speed photography techniques.

Architectural Apocalypse: Famous Museums Seen After the Fall


[ By WebUrbanist in Art & Photography & Video. ] Like that iconic scene in the original Planet of the Apes film, these artists have displaced great works of architecture in time and space to see what each museum might look like after the end of days, relocated in ominous environments and recast in black and white.

Endless City: Skyscraper Wraps Upward with Walkable Ramps


[ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Cities & Urbanism. ] An urban pedestrian paradise, this conceptual design proposes to turn cities skyward with a system of flexible open spaces that gradually rise as floor plates curve up around its core.

Urban Surfing: City Dwellers Catch Artificial Waves


[ By Steph in Travel & Urban Exploration. ] Until recently, anyone who wanted to surf the artificial waves in a river in Munich’s English Garden had to do so under cover of night, with one eye on the shore watching out for police.

Offbeat & Off the Grid: 15 Mobile Solar Gadgets


[ By Steph in Gadgets & Geekery & Technology. ] Solar power projects go truly off-the-grid in mobile applications that range from practical if goofy solar panel-equipped Ray Bans to donkeys that stroll around with photovoltaics mounted to their backs.

Inverted Zoo: Enclosure-Free Design Puts Animals in the Open


[ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Public & Institutional. ] Aiming to change the nature of zoo experiences for species on both sides of the glass, Zootopia radically reverses traditional layouts and changes conventional expectations.

The Peeling Project: Thinking Outside The Big Box Store


[ By Steve in Architecture & Offices & Commercial. ] What happened when an edgy architecture firm met an open-minded chain of big box retail stores?

City-Sized Artwork: Huge Building Mural Spans 99 Structures


[ By WebUrbanist in Art & Installation & Sound. ] In his most ambitious and large-scale work to date, Felice Varini has created a perspectival piece that wraps around the entire historic core of Hasselt, Belgium, and can only be fully seen from above.

Bloodswept Lands: Poppies Pour out of the Tower of London


[ By Steph in Art & Installation & Sound. ] Bloodswept Lands and Seas of Red is the appropriately dramatic name for this incredible installation of red ceramic poppies pouring from an upper window into the dry moat around the Tower of London.


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