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WebUrbanist 2015-04-02 01:00:50
[ By Steph in Gaming & Computing & Technology. ] This fun bit of retrofuturistic tech genius looks like an ?80s designer?s idea of a high-tech camera smashed up with a toy gun, and it actually works, taking and printing photos. Russian artist Dmitry Morozov combined a …


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WebUrbanist 2015-04-01 17:00:51
[ By Steph in Architecture & Cities & Urbanism. ] Thousands of decommissioned oil rigs rotting in waters all over the globe could get a new sense of purpose as diving resorts, cruise ship port-of-calls, recreation destinations, bio-habitats or even autonomous micro-nations. Some of these concepts tow …


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WebUrbanist 2015-04-01 01:00:40
[ By WebUrbanist in Art & Installation & Sound. ] Responding to the movements of visitors passing through the space, this immersive work of installation art puts you in a private bubble in the midst of dense hanging garden – except this remarkable bubble that moves with you. The Floating Flower Garden by …


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WebUrbanist 2015-03-31 17:00:10
[ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Cities & Urbanism. ] Designed by a world-famous architect, the Chicago Spire was set to be the second-tallest building in the world, but now that plans for its construction have been abandoned local firms are stepping up to suggest novel ways to …


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WebUrbanist 2015-03-31 01:03:03
[ By Steph in Technology & Vehicles & Mods. ] How would someone who designs motorcycles for a living approach creating a kit of drums, and vice versa? Yamaha?s Project AH A MAY explores that question, swapping the roles of designers in very different fields to produce …


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WebUrbanist 2015-03-30 15:00:11
[ By Steph in Technology & Vintage & Retro. ] As record players enjoy a resurgence in popularity, their designs get sleeker and more modern, incorporating 3D printing, lasers, magnets that levitate the disc so it plays while in mid-air and other high-tech features. Star Trek Enterprise Record …


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WebUrbanist 2015-03-30 01:00:22
[ By WebUrbanist in Design & Products & Packaging. ] Turning agricultural waste and fungal mycelium into construction materials, this do-it-yourself kit lets you grow your own compostable bio-plastic objects, from packaging furniture to surf boards and architectural building blocks. Providing a natural alternative to synthetic options, Ecovative’s …


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WebUrbanist 2015-03-29 17:00:06
[ By Steve in Art & Street Art & Graffiti. ] Mr. Spock, played by the late Leonard Nimoy, was a logically legit pop culture icon. Just ask the many graffiti artists worldwide who have paid him tribute. As a science fiction franchise Star Trek is almost a …


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WebUrbanist 2015-03-28 17:00:27
[ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Offices & Commercial. ] The world’s tallest prefab building has just been constructed at a rate of 3 stories per day, showcasing the power of modular design and industrial prefabrication operating at scale. Located in Changsha, China, the record-breaking building is designed to …


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WebUrbanist 2015-03-27 15:00:07
[ By Steph in Design & Products & Packaging. ] Paint with light in real-time with a pair of shoes that not only have 100 LED lights embedded into the sole, but are also fitted with advanced motion tracking sensors to put on a dazzling show matched …


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WebUrbanist 2015-03-27 01:00:37
[ By WebUrbanist in Art & Street Art & Graffiti. ] Rainworks are pieces of street art that only appear when wet, featuring messages, images and interactive games that work great for a city infamous for its frequent precipitation. The idea, in part, is to encourage people …


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WebUrbanist 2015-03-26 17:00:53
[ By WebUrbanist in Technology & Vehicles & Mods. ] Sufficiently advanced science has been said to look like magic, like this subterranean cycle storage system – except in this case images and videos give you a peak at the secret workings below the surface. On the space-starved …


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WebUrbanist 2015-03-26 01:00:35
[ By Steph in Design & Guerilla Ads & Marketing. ] It’s a wonder nobody crashed their real cars doing a double-take at a glowing Audi that seems like an apparition, appearing in a fog and then disappearing just as quickly. German ad firm Thjnk came up …


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WebUrbanist 2015-03-25 17:00:49
[ By Steph in Art & Installation & Sound. ] How is it even possible that a mess of steel wires or a pile of useless scraps of trash can produce shadows that so perfectly mimic human faces and figures? Whether bringing forth unexpected shapes by combining …


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WebUrbanist 2015-03-25 01:00:29
[ By WebUrbanist in Art & Street Art & Graffiti. ] Inspired by everything from personal experience to famous photography, this street artist crafts small wooden cutouts to frame scenes of action, adventure, romance and life. Living in New Jersey and working both there and in New York, Joe …


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WebUrbanist 2015-03-24 17:00:29
[ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Cities & Urbanism. ] A huge infrastructure project designed to prevent future Hurricane Sandy-style devastation, the Dryline is a perfectly-named solution for a city already sporting a successful High Line and an underground Low Line currently under construction. In the wake …


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WebUrbanist 2015-03-24 01:00:47
[ By Steph in Drawing & Digital. ] The ugly banality of a worn beige electrical box in a Lisbon plaza seems to give way to colorful ceramic tiles hidden beneath, the paint cracking and peeling to reveal a glimpse traditional Portuguese patterns. Street artist Diogo Machado …


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WebUrbanist 2015-03-23 17:00:29
[ By Steph in Art & Drawing & Digital. ] Unbound by gravity, the need for structural soundness or any sense of real-world aesthetics, architecture becomes like a life form of its own, multiplying and mutating in strange and unsettling ways. These fictional architectural assemblages explore unlikely …


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WebUrbanist 2015-03-23 01:00:44
[ By WebUrbanist in Design & Graphics & Branding. ] Tokyo seems inseparable from the banners, billboards, logos, slogans and other flashy neon alerts, except when seen through the lens of this French graphic designer in a startling black-and-white image series turned into a alternating GIFs. Tokyo No Ads by Nicolas …


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WebUrbanist 2015-03-22 17:00:31
[ By Steve in Architecture & Public & Institutional. ] These artistic acoustic highway noise barriers combine form with function, neatly blocking the sound of road traffic while looking darned good in the process. This proposal for an environmentally-friendly acoustic barrier (“Forest Corridor”) in Hong Kong was designed …


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