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In Spain, Entire Villages Are Up For Sale — And They're Going Cheap

Every August, Spain's countryside comes alive with fiestas.<p>A jolly trombone player prances through a crowd of revelers in Cantalejo, a small town about 1 1/2 hours' drive north of Madrid. But the hubbub is deceiving — because hardly anyone actually lives here. People come one week a year to party …

Articles about can neglected urban waterways los angeles river become thriving greenways on Dwell.com - Dwell

With new natural features and recreation opportunities, rivers in city centers across America are getting a chance to shine again.<p>An ambitious, year-long civic engagement project wants Angelenos to play along their waterway.<p>For the bathroom inside a renovated Hollywood bungalow, architect Noah …

Build Your Own VIDDY Pinhole Camera

It's been over a year since the wild success of UK-based artist Kelly Angood's "The Pop-Up Pinhole Project"—a Kickstarter initiative, for which she proposed a camera that buyers assemble for themselves, from card stock. It was innovative, beautiful and highly functional. Angood's returning to …

Germany celebrated too hard, broke World Cup trophy

It can be repaired, apparently.<p>Germany, apparently, can't have nice things.<p>The team came home last week with their fourth World Cup title, and they …

Yes, You Can Pickle That

<i>Cooking on the cheap shouldn't mean minute rice and buttered pasta every night. With a little creativity and a little planning, Gabriella Paiella shows us how to make the most of a tight budget -- without sacrificing flavor or variety.</i><p><i>Today: Pickling is so hot right now. And when done at home, it's</i> …

Flavorful Small Batch Vermont Gins

Britain might be the first location that comes to mind when thinking about quality gin. Historically, the most predominant brands have hailed from there—as well as many of our favorites today. New England is better known for rolling green hills and early colonial America but it's there, in Vermont, …

YKRA Backpacks

by Anya Lawrence<p>With Central Europe's creative scene rapidly evolving, Budapest-based backpack maker YKRA is one of the most exciting emerging Hungarian brands out there. Set up by creative all-rounder Balázs Lakatos in 2012, the brand's colorful canvas backpacks were born out of a love for the …

Mapping It Out: An Alternative Atlas of Contemporary Cartographies

A few years ago, an unusual map of Africa began gaining traction throughout the internet. It showed that the continent is, in fact, larger than the United States, China, Japan, India and all of Europe combined. This realization surprised the many people who had grown up using the popular Mercator …

The Bizarre Street Art of Daan Botlek | Colossal

<p>Street artist and illustrator Daan Botlek is based in Rotterdam, Netherlands and is known for his strange form of character-driven street art. His …

The Record Breaker: The Strange Story of Ashrita Furman Who Has Dedicated His Life to Breaking World Records | Colossal

<p>It seems like fate that Ashrita Furman was born in 1954, the same year the first Guinness Book of World Records was published. As a child the New …

Circuit Scribe: Instantly Draw Functional Electrical Circuits on a Piece of Paper | Colossal

<p>The folks over at Urbana-based Electroninks Incorporated just launched a Kickstarter project for a new kind of pen that draws fuctional electronic …

Emergent Behavior: New Swarms of Hovering Objects Photographed in Place by Thomas Jackson | Colossal

<p>Though we’ve featured these amazing swarm photos by Thomas Jackson here on Colossal several times in the last few years, the photographer continues …

The @FacesPics Twitter Account Posts Fun Anthropomorphic Photos Containing Hidden Faces | Colossal

<p>If you’re a fan of quick visual jokes, I heartily recommend following the new Twitter account @FacesPics that archives photographs of objects, …

Artist Hiroko Kubota Embroiders Popular Internet Cats on Shirts at the Request of Her Son | Colossal

<p>Japanese embroidery artist Hiroko Kubota was in the process of making custom sized clothes for her smaller-framed son when he made a small request: …