[ By Steph in Architecture & Cities & Urbanism. ] It’s hard to imagine a more idyllic place to practice skate tricks than a sculptural wooden ramp floating on the crystalline waters of Lake Tahoe.
[ By Steph in Travel & Urban Exploration. ] Your stomach will drop just looking at the stunning photos captured by some of the world’s most daring urban explorers, who scale insanely high towers all the way to the top and take casual selfies like it’s no big deal.
[ By WebUrbanist in Art & Sculpture & Craft. ] If you cannot spot this giant bus shelter in Baltimore, you may have bigger problems than missing the bus and getting to work on time.
[ By Steve in Abandoned Places & Architecture. ] Fireworks sales are “fly by night” on several levels, and when boom turns to bust the colors fade faster than the aftermath of a bombshell in a moon-washed sky.
[ By WebUrbanist in Art & Installation & Sound. ] Art rarely gets as gritty and real as this, particularly in a gallery, with rocks, earth and water running through simple doors, between white-walled rooms and under uniform interior lighting.
[ By Steph in Gadgets & Geekery & Technology. ] Google sees Amazon’s Prime Air drone delivery service and raises it with the enhanced aesthetics of its own Project Wing, a series of autonomous aerial vehicles currently being tested.
[ By WebUrbanist in Art & Photography & Video. ] The shots seem impossibly composed, consisting of light that arcs and twists like a tornado in the night skies, but the process of creating them is much simpler than you might first imagine.
[ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Houses & Residential. ] Built in the 1860s and now on sale for half a million pounds (under $1,000,000) , it is hard to beat what this sea fort offers by way of views, a prestigious address (No 1 Thames) and amazing location (a short commute by speedboat from London).
[ By Steph in Art & Drawing & Digital. ] Blood streams from Ted Lawson‘s arm into a CNC printer, which uses it like ink or paint to robotically create the Brooklyn-based artist’s image.
[ By Steph in Architecture & Offices & Commercial. ] Early explorers in the realm of prefab shipping container-based architecture, design studio LOT-EK stacks these steel crates to create everything from compact homes to massive retail complexes.
[ By WebUrbanist in Technology & Vehicles & Mods. ] If you are sick of worrying about your bike being stolen or taking a lock with you wherever you go, this design will solve both of those every problems faced by bicyclists around the world.
[ By WebUrbanist in Art & Drawing & Digital. ] Mark Landis is a US artist and actor of extraordinary ability, having spent decades faking various identities and committing a kind of faux philanthropy, having donated copied artworks he creates to churches and museums for decades.
[ By Steph in Architecture & Cities & Urbanism. ] The infamous Old Vic Tunnels under London’s Waterloo Station are now home to the city’s first subterranean skate park with the opening of House of Vans, a cultural complex taking up the entire 32,000-square-foot space.
[ By Steph in Architecture & Houses & Residential. ] Rooms rotate, roofs open to the sky, facades slide away to reveal glass walls and interiors literally turn inside out in these 13 transforming, highly customizable home designs.
[ By WebUrbanist in Drawing & Digital. ] Applied to anything from the surface of your smartphone to the the sides of a skyscraper, the possible applications of this innovation are beyond amazing.
[ By Steve in Abandoned Places & Architecture. ] Dollar Stores may be the new face of retail in post-9/11 America but when they close or are abandoned, that’s change we don’t want to believe in.
[ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Houses & Residential. ] Tall residential complexes often share very little common space, leading to a relatively solitary living experience despite the density of dwellings – this design aims to change that paradigm dramatically.
[ By Steph in Art & Street Art & Graffiti. ] Six industrial silos along the heart of Vancouver’s waterfront have been transformed into colorful, towering human figures in a massive mural project by Brazilian street artist duo Os Gemeos.
[ By WebUrbanist in Technology & Vehicles & Mods. ] The latest contender for ‘most scary yet exciting passenger cabin ever designed’ has trumped its predecessor – the first version boasted horizontal strips of screen on both sides of the plane’s interior while this latest one features effectively see-through ceilings as well as walls.
[ By Steph in Design & Fixtures & Interiors. ] Three designers sneak around Paris, quickly installing brightly-colored machine-fabricated objects onto public chairs, phones, vending machines and other urban surfaces to make them more convenient to city residents.