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Here's Some Concept Art for the Ghostbusters Ride that Never Happened

Kids of the ‘80s would have killed to be a Ghostbuster—and they almost got the chance.<p>In a 2013 interview with 2600 Connection (which was discovered …

Calamityware: Contemplate Monsters As You Sip Your Tea

Maybe you’re stressing out about your busy schedule, running late for work or patiently telling your screaming toddler why she can’t play with a …

Artist Paints Murals of Women While Floating on a Surfboard

Home » Artwork, News » Artist Paints Murals of Women While Floating on...<p>Painter Sean Yoro, who goes by the name Hula, is painting murals in a …

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A Short LEGO Stop-Motion Animated Story Narrated by a Little Boy About a City in Peril

“Lego Adventure in the City” is a fun short LEGO stop-motion animated story, written and directed by Rogier Wielandhas (previously), for LEGO China. …

“Sweet Child O’ Mine” on Accordion

(YouTube link)<p>You never ever thought you’d hear this song played on accordion, did you? This was recorded in Seattle during the book release party …

This New Design Could Make You Hate the Middle Seat Way Less

When you’re on a plane, if you’re the kind of person who likes to get up to stretch your legs often, then maybe you’re keen on the aisle seat. But if you prefer a view and a wall to lean on, then the window seat is your powerhouse. You know what spot is no one’s powerhouse? The dreaded middle. It’s …

Articles about hotels we love el cosmico hotel marfa texas on Dwell.com - Dwell

Offering herbal workshops, and playing host to the Trans-Pecos festival, El Cosmico is a hotel that's engaged with the community.<p>With a central location in Providence, Rhode Island, affordable rates, and a warm-modern style that blends hand-picked European...<p>If you find yourself entering East New …

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Dog Spins Donuts in Motorboat, Stopped by Spoilsport Humans

(Video Link)<p>A man and his dog went out on the water in Townsville, Queensland, Australia on Monday. The human fell out of the boat while it was …

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Camera made from one tiny Lego brick actually works

The inspiration began with a pine nut. Ryan Howerter, a graphic design student at Colorado State University, took a photography class and his teacher shared the story of the Pinholo, a minuscule functioning pine-nut pinhole camera. Howerter knew what he had to do. "Being a fan of Lego bricks, I had …

These Glowing Balloons Recreate A More Peaceful Berlin Wall

November this year marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. In addition to the usual civic ceremonies and the like, this …

How Beetlejuice Taught Me To Love Contemporary Design

I grew up in one of those typically suburban Colonial Revival homes, all bricks and columns and shutters. It wasn't old, but it was designed to look …

What The Statue Of Liberty Would Look Like As A $300M Condo

New York City is crazy for condos. More and more, condo developers have been colonizing historical landmarks around the five boroughs, slicing them up into luxury residences for the super-rich: Central Park Church, Brooklyn public libraries, a colonial stable, and the Woolworth Building have all …

A New Large-Scale Mud Mural by Yusuke Asai Sprawls through Rice Gallery | Colossal

<p>Artist and painter Yusuke Asai (previously) has a new mud mural on display at Houston’s Rice Gallery. Working day and night with a team of …

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With A Nudge, This Cushion Tells You When You’ve Been Sitting Too Long

“We all know the problems caused by sitting, but we don’t make changes,” says Junhao Hu, one of the creators of the cushion. In fact, the designers …

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These Medical Researchers Are Competing to See Who Can Quote Bob Dylan in the Most Scientific Articles

(Photo: Gustav Mårtensson)<p>The men pictured above are researchers at Karolinska Institutet, a medical school in Sweden. For a decade, they've been …

Does the smart home need an intercom system?

Back in the eighties some of my well-off friends had intercom systems built into their walls. It was a feature of upper middle class homes of the …

Belgian brewery to reduce truck use with underground beer pipeline

In order to cut down on the number of trucks it puts on the streets, Brouwerij De Halve Maan is working with the city of Bruges to construct an underground beer pipeline. While the brewing still happens at its original site, filtration, bottling and shipping operations were moved outside of town in …

Exercise as a prescription for depression: Here's how it works

We all know that lacing up and breaking a sweat is good for our mood, and that exercise can feel like a lifeline when the stresses of life threaten to engulf us. But how a pounding workout helps lift us from the encroaching gloom was a mystery -- until now.<p>Using mice that were stressed to the point …

These illustrations perfectly make fun of our obsession with Facebook

Everybody uses Facebook even if you don't. Artist Pawel Kuczynski played on the idea of our obsession with the social network and people's behavior …

David Zinn’s Quirky Chalk and Charcoal Characters on the Streets of Ann Arbor | Colossal

<p>Since 1987, artist and illustrator David Zinn has stalked the streets of Ann Arbor, Michigan, creating temporary illustrations with chalk and …

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This Startup Can Map The Solar Potential Of Every Single Home In Your City

A simple tool that takes the hard part out of getting your house off the grid and on to clean energy.<p>For the average homeowner, there’s more benefit to going solar than ever before. PV panels pay themselves off faster than ever, and some utilities are even paying their customers for the extra …

These Are Photos Of Puppies Learning To Swim. That Is All

Seth Casteel’s underwater puppies are the perfect portrait subjects: Full of personality, snuggle-worthy, and (literally) ready to play ball.<p>In his latest photo series they learn to swim, wide-eyed, nose to camera, while we watch at close range. As young as six weeks and as old as six months, the …

#AskLena: Lena Dunham Wants You To Stop Sleeping With Garbage Trash Men - PAPER

In a move that surprisingly didn't break the Internet, Lena Dunham unleashed a 12-part advice series to promote her new book, <i>Not That Kind of Girl</i>. With a bottle of champagne and an adorable paper backdrop looking out at the hand-drawn city, the <i>Girls</i> star answers all your burning questions using …

15-Year-Old Creates Incredibly Imaginative Miniature Photography

Look closely at these miniature scenes and you may be surprised by what you discover. 15-year-old Zev Hoover has a wildly vivid imagination that he translates into unbelievably magical moments. The young Massachusetts-based artist began taking pictures when he was just 8-years-old and, over the …

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