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Islands Digitally Composed From Images of Abandoned Sites by Fabio Araujo | Colossal

Brazilian designer Fabio Araujo digitally composes images of abandoned sites to create undesirable islands, small patches of earth ripped up from long neglected corners of civilization. The series, Abandoned Places, exists both as image and video as Araujo animates discrete … Continue reading

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How a sketch on a piece of paper became an £85m rail bridge – The i newspaper online iNews

It began with a series of simple, hand-drawn sketches on a piece of A4 paper and became an £85m rail bridge. These rough pencil drawings were an architect’ Source: How a sketch on a piece of paper became an £85m … Continue reading

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Floating Cloud: An Electromagnetic Cloud That Hovers on Your Desktop by Richard Clarkson | Colossal

Floating Cloud is the latest “weightless” creation from NYC-based artist and designer Richard Clarkson who has long been fascinated by the shape and form of clouds that he translates into audiovisual devices. The Floating Cloud is held in place by … Continue reading

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Why People From Manchester Are Mancunians, Not Manchesterians – Atlas Obscura

Demonyms are vital to our conceptions of ourselves, but the rules behind them can be pretty messy. Source: Why People From Manchester Are Mancunians, Not Manchesterians – Atlas Obscura

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Kayashima: The Japanese Train Station Built Around a 700-Year-Old Tree | Colossal

In the Northeast suburbs of central Osaka stands a curious train station unlike any other. Kayashima Station features a rectangular hole cut into the roof of the elevated platform and, from inside, a giant tree pokes its head out like … Continue reading

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Brasil – Expressão dos Brasileiros – Open Americas

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Lello Bookstore in Porto: One of the most beautiful bookstores in the world – Walls with Stories

One of the most amazing bookstores in the world is located in the Portuguese city of Porto and is called Lello Bookstore (also known as Livraria Lello & Irmão or Livraria Chardron). The name comes from the Lello brothers who … Continue reading

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Artist Shows That Putting Googly Eyes on Inanimate Objects Never Gets Old | Colossal

Ah yes, eyebombing, the street art equivalent of drawing a funny mustache on Mona Lisa. So ubiquitous it’s impossible to credit anyone for inventing it… and yet for some reason it never quite stops being hilarious? Or maybe it’s just … Continue reading

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Towering Murals by Blu on the Streets of Italy Confront Environmental and Societal Woes | Colossal

From climate change to capitalism run amok, street artist Blu (previously) pulls no punches in his soaring multi-story murals on the streets of Italy. While mixed with a healthy dose of sarcasm and humor, the inspiration behind each artwork is … Continue reading

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The First Annual International Bamboo Architectural Biennale Explores Material’s Use in Contemporary Design | Colossal

Last fall the very first International Bamboo Architecture Biennale premiered in the small village of Baoxi, China, placing eighteen permanent works by twelve international architects within the traditionally agriculture-centered town. The biennale, curated by artist Ge Qiantao and architect George … Continue reading

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