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Inverted Skyscrapers Hang Like Glowing Stalactites From Your LED Bulbs

LED bulbs are not only more energy-efficient than the incandescents they’re slowly making extinct, they also run cool to the touch. Which means if you’re bored by their uninspired shape, you can snap on these wonderful 3D-printed hanging skyscrapers that glow like stalactites, turning your living room into an art-deco oasis. Read more… Continue Reading [...]

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There’s an Awesome Tiny Apartment Hidden Inside This 100-Year-Old Turret

For more than a century, the incredible neoclassical turret that crowns Amsterdam’s oldest department store has sat unused. Today, an artist moved in—the tower’s very first resident and the lucky first guest of a program that’s turning the empty structure into a tiny apartment for artists. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source

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The Cat-friendly House

Peter Cohen’s house came with feral cats who got hurt because they stayed outdoors. So he made sure that the cats would want to stay inside. He built cat walkways, tunnels and even ventilated litter boxes. He now has 15 happy rescue cats. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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The Eerie Ruins of 11 Abandoned Hotels

Tourism is a funny thing. Sometimes hot spots are hot, prompting opportunistic developers to build. And sometimes they’re not. (The outbreak of a civil war is a great way to shut down a tourist destination.) Photographer Dietmar Eckell has spent the past several years visiting the hotels and resorts that got left behind. Read more… [...]

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Williamsburg Brooklyn Is Getting a Luxury Microtel Because Hipsters

Williamsburg is filled with hip restaurants, hip boutiques, hip bars, and hipsters. But if you don’t live there, there aren’t really any hotel options in the increasingly popular and overpriced Brooklyn neighborhood. Tourists don’t want stay in Manhattan and cross the East River for their artisanal cheese needs. Williamsburg has a hotel problem, and YOTEL [...]

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Why Penn Station Sucks

New Yorkers are known to disagree about a lot of things. Who’s got the best pizza? What’s the fastest subway route? Yankees or Mets? But all 8.5 million New Yorkers are likely to agree on one thing: Penn Station sucks. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source

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House with Rotating Rooms

Designed by Alireza Taghaboni, the Sharifi-ha House in Tehran, Iran has three rotating bedrooms. They can face outwards to give residents a view of the city or inwards for warmth and privacy. More at Arch Daily. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Japanese Joinery

An immensely satisfying demonstration of craftsmanship as two Japanese carpenters show the kind of precision required to perfectly interlock a pair of wooden beams into an extremely strong unified structure. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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