Very Useful in Today’s Climate


How to build an igloo in 5 steps

1. Find somewhere snowy

2. Make snow bricks out of a mold (rectangular plastic container)

3. Draw a big circle and build the igloo body

4. Cap it off with a single block

5. Cut out the door

Crawl in and enjoy!

Detailed explanation at the Modern Farmer

Betelnut Beauties

A photo series by Magda Biernat about Taiwan’s scantily-clad hustlers and the glass boxes they work out of.



The Opportunity Artist by Ben Austen

Can the social sculptor Theaster Gates turn inner-city Chicago into art?

Closed Cities

For his Closed Cities series, photographer Gregor Sailer captured cities that were, for various reasons, kept secret and off maps until very recently. His photos feature places in Siberia, Azerbaijan, Qatar, Chile, Algeria and Argentina.

— Zio / @zioxla

Frankenstein On Ice


This year’s Icehotel in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden features a room modeled after Frankenstein’s laboratory.

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Damien Hirst has submitted plans to build “750 homes, a school, shops, health centre, offices, sports pitches, playgrounds and cycle paths on the edge of the seaside town of Ilfracombe.”

image by Peter Blake



A place where adults could’ve acted like children

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The Actual Hanging Gardens of Babylon


Might be located near Ninevah, some 350 miles north of the original, speculated site.



Zaha Hadid’s concept designs for Al Wakrah Stadium, which will be built in harsh conditions by Nepalese migrant workers for the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup

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A Short History of the Highrise

A four part interactive series by The New York Times. (you can also just watch them here)

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Like many before him, Banksy had an op-ed rejected by The New York Times



SWOON’s kickstarter to create a village of five musical, playable houses in New Orleans is entering its final week.

Learn more about the project after the jump

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