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What Movie Would You Want to Live In?

If you’ve ever wanted to change up your living space, movies can be a source of great inspiration. From visually rich and coordinated sets like that from The Grand Budapest Hotel to the rough, throwback aesthetic of Chicago, they’re accessible pegs when you want to switch up your place. They’re something can aspire to have, whether […]

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Designer creates a house with a separate staircase for dogs

In Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, one architectural firm has come up with a brilliant idea that makes life easier for man’s best friend: a staircase for dogs. The dog staircase, designed by ‘07Beach’, features smaller steps and a shallower incline, making it easier for small pooches to go up and down. It not only saves […]

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Behind-the-scenes shots of glamorous European theatres

Admit it. Every time you’ve gone to the theatre, you’ve wondered what’s behind those side curtains. You’ve wondered what the actors see when they exit the stage. It’s all glitz and glamour to the audience, but to everybody else, the stage is just the beginning on an enormous production of a play, musical or concert. […]

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This home gives you one of the best views in all of Greece (and is built underground)

Forget building a home that’s like the rest of ’em. What you need to stand out and keep up with the Joneses is the Casa Brutale by architects Laertis Antonios Ando Vassiliou and Pantelis Kampouropoulos. What these architects have done is design a house that is built into a cliff, with a roof-top pool (though […]

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Kids in this Japanese preschool get to play in puddles indoors

While most, if not all preschools discourage kids from playing in the rain, Japan has one innovative institution that does the opposite. It lets children be themselves as they play and splash in a giant puddle accumulating in the school’s courtyard. Located in Kumamoto City, the Dai-Ichi Yochien building was made to allow ‘leaking’ indoors. […]

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A pop-up tree office opens in London to support the local environment

Imagine going to work, looking up from your computer and not seeing fluorescent lighting. Or better yet, not seeing stark white walls. If you live and work in London, this might be a reality because a brand new pop-up office has emerged in the city’s Hoxton Square. It’s called TREExOFFICE and it provides eight work […]

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Artist paints white hotel room with colourful graffiti, but only half of it

If you’re not gonna finish what you’ve started, at the very least make it look like this. In his project ‘Sunday’, Kiev-based designer Pavel Vetrov painted an all-white hotel room with street art. The catch is, he painted only half of it. Inspired by French artist TILT’s earlier work called ‘Panic Room’, Vetrov used the […]

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In Melbourne, a trippy staircase encourages more people to take the stairs

When Australia’s largest health insurer Medibank decided to build themselves a new headquarters, they asked creative studio ‘HASSELL’ to design a healthy and active working environment – because you know, healthy is what they do. So the studio came up with a staircase design that’s vibrant, engaging, and most importantly in an office setting, trippy. […]

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Rich Star Trek fan builds himself a $100-million building that looks like the USS Enterprise

In China, a wealthy tech executive has put his hard-earned money to good use: by giving mankind a real life USS Enterprise – albeit one that doesn’t fly. 43-year-old tech executive and Trekkie, Liu Dejian, has built himself a six-story building that looks like the famed starship from Star Trek. Located in the city of […]

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Go on holiday and spend the night in a sewer pipe in Austria and Germany

They might not be your first choice for accommodation, but Austrian architect Andreas Strauss has totally revamped these sewer pipes and converted them into homes away from home. They’re calling them Das Park Hotels and each pipe has enough room to fit two people, with a bed and lamp, woolly blanket, and a light cotton […]

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Along London’s River Thames, a floating house you can rent on Airbnb

To celebrate London’s easing of tight home-sharing regulations, Airbnb is renting out a one-of-a-kind property that’s set in one of the city’s best locations: the River Thames. Cruising along neighborhoods like Chelsea, Westminster, and Canary Wharf, the floating blue house features two bedrooms, a living room, a bathroom, a dog kennel, and a garden complete […]

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A photo series documenting the ‘beautiful’ scaffolding of New York

Can scaffolding be beautiful? Anderson Moran has undertaken a photo series for the architecture and design firm, William Green Architecture, that shines a light on the ever-changing scaffolding in New York City. On the firm’s blog BiLLY BoY, it reads: ‘We immediately accept these temporary, spiny structures into our daily commutes, taking refuge from the […]

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Girlfriend told him to keep all his geeky stuff in the basement, he rebels with these hidden toys

When his loving girlfriend banished all of his geeky stuff down in the basement, Imgur user ‘Ohhaibroadcast’ decided to get some payback and wage some guerilla warfare. His troops? A LEGO X-Wing pilot and a couple of other toys who know a thing or two about stealth. Hiding his toys in plain sight, the rebellious […]

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This Russian built a house from 12,000 champagne bottles in memory of his deceased son

Many love the taste that champagne offers but the bottle that contains it? They would become 52-year-old Russian Hamidullah Ilchibaev most prized possessions. In fact, he cherished them so much he hoarded 12,000 emptied bottles and built a house with them. Located in the Russian city of Chelyabinsk, the 99-square-metre house has its outer walls […]

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In Sydney, an architect erects a luxurious house shaped like a, erm, phallic symbol

It’s not hard to see why people want to get their hands on this house. Designed by Australian architect Stan Symonds back in 1958, the Sherwin House is 1,204 square metres of luxurious living, set against a lush bushland backdrop. It also has a layout unlike any other: a giant penis. Located in Church Point, […]

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It took one man, 33 years and plenty of stones to build this stony palace in France

Ferdinand Cheval is one postman who stumbled upon an odd stone of unusual shape in April 1879 and decided there and then to collect stones and build his dream palace in his garden. What he didn’t bargain for was the time he needed to complete the project – 33 years! Completed in 1912, and inspired […]

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Grassy walkway connects two office buildings by hanging high above ground

Poland-based Zalewski Architecture have come up with a novel concept that promises to give employees some much-needed fresh air, sunlight, greenery, and the occasional case of vertigo. Called ‘Walk On’, the spiral walkway hangs from the firm’s third-floor studio and connects two office buildings. It serves as an alternative to the courtyard below, for when […]

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Man buys house, discovers kitchen that hasn’t been touched for over 50 years

When furniture designer Nathan Chandler bought a house in 2010, he didn’t expect to find a retro kitchen that hadn’t been used since it was built in 1956. It’s as if he stepped into a time machine. Or the set of ‘I Love Lucy’. No one knows why the original owners built the place and […]

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