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Dramatic Views of Worldwide Architecture Captured by Gareth Pon (with a Hidden Twist)

Photographer Gareth Pon (previously) encourages his audience to join in his reinvention of Where’s Waldo. His architectural photography relies on depth, pattern, and symmetry, often framing a small piece of the city he’s visiting, like the water-covered street below Chicago’s … Continue reading

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Photographer Spotlight: Melissa Schriek – BOOOOOOOM

22.01.20 — JEFF Photographer Melissa Schriek seeks to raise questions about the connections we have to the people and spaces around us. A graduate of the Royal Academy of Arts in the Netherlands, Schriek creates playful images that fall somewhere … Continue reading

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How a 14-Year-Old Is Fighting Food Insecurity With Cupcakes

Michael Platt had to give up a lot of his favorite activities after he was diagnosed with epilepsy, but he found another hobby that he loved—baking cupcakes. Three years ago, when he was just 11, Michael turned his passion into … Continue reading

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São Paulo’s Garment District

Bom Retiro is São Paulo’s Garment District. I explored it once, about ten years ago, on a much busier shopping day. At that time there were many migrants from Central America working here, and using the second stories of the shops … Continue reading

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Gravity-Defying Land Art by Cornelia Konrads [updated] | Land art, Cornelia konrads, Installation art

German artist Cornelia Konrads creates mind-bending site-specific installations in public spaces, sculpture parks and private gardens around the world. Her work is frequently punctuated by the illusion of weightlessness, where stacked objects like logs, fences, and doorways appear to be … Continue reading

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Rio de Janeiro Wireless Light Rail

Luke Starkenburg The Light Rail system in Rio de Janeiro is a modern, wireless system using a ground power rail. The Alstom Citadis 402 low-floor trams are attractive, quiet, and low floor. I also included various other train in Rio … Continue reading

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Santa Teresa Tram, Rio de Janeiro [4K 60fps]

This is one of the coolest trams in the world! The tram actually had a much longer route than it did 10 years ago. Today, it begins at Carioca, a 5 minute walk from the Metro station. The Santa Teresa … Continue reading

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Tokyo May Get Its Very Own High Line

the Tokyo Expressway running through Ginza could be turned into a park filled with greenery. (Illustration courtesy of Tokyo Expressway)   The economic benefits of New York’s High Line have been made clear.  The elevated park that was converted from … Continue reading

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Mobile Architecture Twists and Morphs in Futuristic Cityscapes by AUJIK

In “Spatial Bodies: Hong Kong & Shenzhen,” the self-described “mysterious nature/tech cult” AUJIKimagines a Hong Kong and Shenzhen with architecture that shifts and moves seemingly on its own just like live organisms. Using AI and AR technologies, artist and AUJIK … Continue reading

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The evolution of the coffee cup lid | Small Thing Big Idea, a TED series

Author AJ Jacobs shows how the coffee cup lid was perfectly designed to give you a full sensory experience while drinking.

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