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Meet the Woman Who Photographs the Oldest Living Things In The World

What’s the oldest living thing you’ve ever seen? A 2,200-year-old sequoia in California, perhaps? That’s a relatively teenage specimen to the artist Rachel Sussman, who has spent the last ten years looping the globe on a wild adventure to meet and document the world’s oldest "continuously living" organisms. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source

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China Just Commissioned the World’s Fastest Elevators

Today, the Japanese tech giant Hitachi announced a contract to build two of the fastest elevator in the world for a forthcoming skyscraper in China. Seems innocuous enough, right? But buried within the press release are a few fascinating details that illustrate how China’s skyscraper boom is affecting the global economy—including the fact that it [...]

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This Twisting Mirror Bridge Reflects Every Detail of a Shanghai Street

UNStudio has created a beautifully constructed archway that brightens up the retail sphere of Xintiandi Mall in China. Because it’s lined with mirrors, you can track your movements from beginning to end and watch your surroundings skip playfully across the different planes of the mall’s entrance. It’s like walking down the inside of a wormhole—except [...]

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Sesame Steps

The Allgood Trio’s Sesame Steps is a small elevator hidden under staircases, for use by the elderly and the disabled. The elevator can be installed even under existing stairs to preserve a building’s form and appearance. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Why Is New Urbanism So Gosh Darn Creepy?

I remember looking toward the edge of town and thinking that something seemed off. We had stopped here before crossing the Continental Divide, in one of those typically charming Colorado mountain communities. Yet a few blocks away from its railroad-era Main Street lined with historic 1890s structures, there were almost cartoonish versions of those same [...]

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Why Is New Urbanism So Gosh Darn Creepy?

I remember looking toward the edge of town and thinking that something seemed off. We had stopped here before crossing the Continental Divide, in one of those typically charming Colorado mountain communities. Yet a few blocks away from its railroad-era Main Street lined with historic 1890s structures, there were almost cartoonish versions of those same [...]

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