Futuristic inflatable spa engulfs visitors in mist on the River Thames

Futuristic inflatable spa engulfs visitors in mist on the River Thames

The Nine Elms Horticultural Spa & Apothecary Experience is an experimental public space created to coincide with the ongoing Chelsea Fringe Festival and the London Festival of…

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Hipster Grannies get some spray paint. This is what happens next

Hipster Grannies get some spray paint. This is what happens next

New forms of art almost always seem outrageous to the preceding generation. Rock n' roll. Rap. Graffiti. That's the stereotype anyway, but LATA 65 wants to break it down. In an effort…

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Thousands of dead fish wash ashore in Long Island's Peconic Bay

Thousands of dead fish wash ashore in Long Island's Peconic Bay

As beach season in Long Island is not starting as planned, as thousands of dead bunker fish wash ashore in Peconic Bay. The bay has been the subject of local news lately, as hundreds of…

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Street artist wraps NYC gentrification victims with 'Gentrification in Progress' crime tape

Street artist wraps NYC gentrification victims with 'Gentrification in…

Bushwick-based street artist Ann Lewis, a.k.a. Gilf!, wrapped shuttered storefronts, big name stores and iconic NYC landmarkes with yellow Gentrification In Progress tape in an effort…

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AART Architects Norwegian housing development is shaped like a wooden mountain range

AART Architects Norwegian housing development is shaped like a wooden…

Featuring a whopping 209,900-square-foot area, the Waterfront is one of Europe's largest wooden residential developments. Its shape takes inspiration from the Norwegian mountains while…

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Zaha Hadid and Daniel Libeskind's CityLife complex nears completion in Milan

Zaha Hadid and Daniel Libeskind's CityLife complex nears completion in…

The 366,000-square-meter City Life district was masterplanned by Hadid, Libeskind, and Japanese architect Arata Isozaki. In addition to the City Life residences, the mixed-use district…

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If you want to avoid BPA, avoid these brands like the plague..

If you want to avoid BPA, avoid these brands like the plague..

Since I lead a fairly mobile life, I'm often on the lookout for healthy food that travels well, but I'm terrified of canned foods that contain the hormone-disrupting chemical…

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California oil spill pipeline had corroded all the way through

California oil spill pipeline had corroded all the way through

An investigation by federal regulators has shown that the ruptured petroleum pipeline that recently spilled 101,000 gallons of crude oil near Santa Barbara was allowed by its owner to…

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Extraordinary sinkhole pops up beneath a busy Parisian highway

Extraordinary sinkhole pops up beneath a busy Parisian highway

Galerie Itinerrance commissioned 1010, who teamed up with construction company SEMPA, to paint the 4,500-square-meter Le Périphiérique across eight traffic lanes. The optical illusion…

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Killing dogs and cats for meat is still legal in 44 U.S. states

Killing dogs and cats for meat is still legal in 44 U.S. states

China's massive dog meat festival is a annual source of international outrage, and the Humane Society has recently announced extraordinary successes in helping curb the farming of dogs…

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Steve Axford's new photos unveil the enchanting world of fungi

Steve Axford's new photos unveil the enchanting world of fungi

Steve Axford's photographs are a beautiful reminding that nothing exists in isolation and the closer you look, the more you find. And what he found is an astonishing collection of rare…

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Liberty Manufacturing Co.’s sustainable industrial-style tables are 100% made in the U.S.

Liberty Manufacturing Co.’s sustainable industrial-style tables are…

Liberty Manufacturing Co. designs their tables from the ground up with durability, sustainability, and style on the mind. Made from industrial grade cold-rolled steel and…

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INFOGRAPHIC: The future of construction techniques

INFOGRAPHIC: The future of construction techniques

Construction is changing in a big way. From 3D printing to self-healing concrete, the future of building is full of all kinds of exciting advancements. This infographic from Gutter…

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This rubber jointed LED table lamp can bend in any direction like Gumby

This rubber jointed LED table lamp can bend in any direction like…

Manufacturer of lighting solutions, Curio Design, unveiled their minimalist Hype lamp collection at New York Design week and the company will start shipping the items this summer. These…

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SHoP reveals design for downtown Miami's proposed

SHoP reveals design for downtown Miami's proposed "Innovation…

Often called the Capital of Latin America, Miami is a major global center of culture and commerce. The city has been identified as the richest city in the United States and the fifth…

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Delicatessen: How the humble NYC newsstand inspired this bustling Soho restaurant's design

Delicatessen: How the humble NYC newsstand inspired this bustling Soho…

When form follows function follows food, it results in this NoHo restaurant, Delicatessen. Designed by Nemaworkshop in collaboration with Mark Thomas Amadei, the Delicatessen explores…

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Chimps will cook their food if they have a chance, says new study

Chimps will cook their food if they have a chance, says new study

As if we needed even more evidence that chimpanzees should be invited to sit at the proverbial dinner table with us mere humans, it would appear, from a new study that chimps like to…

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Adorable cat-shaped kindergarten is purrrfect for learning and playing

Adorable cat-shaped kindergarten is purrrfect for learning and playing

Children attending this kitty-kindergarten must be thrilled to go every day, learn and play in a building with that extraordinary shape. Toped by a green fur-like roof, the metal and…

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The Sustainable Forestry Initiative just planted over 200,000 trees in one hour

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative just planted over 200,000 trees in…

The team at the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, SFI, has raised the bar for environmentalists and fighting deforestation across the globe, planting a whopping 202,331 trees in just one…

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Hay Stack Café raises goats and hens in the heart of Philadelphia

Hay Stack Café raises goats and hens in the heart of Philadelphia

Most people don't know where their food comes from anymore, but visiondivision makes it very clear with Hay Stack Café. Invited by the Esther Klein Gallery to explore the role of…

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Nearly 3 million pounds of clothing recycled by the UWVC in NY last year

Nearly 3 million pounds of clothing recycled by the UWVC in NY last…

New York City’s United War Veterans Council Recycling Program has announced its triumph of recycling a whopping 2.9 million pounds of clothing and household goods in 2014. The…

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MD House in Patagonia, Argentina uses abstract prisms to create a relationship with the dramatic landscape

MD House in Patagonia, Argentina uses abstract prisms to create a…

In Patagonia, where the landscapes are huge, dramatic, and almost otherworldly, architecture must either stand out from its surroundings or become a part of the landscape. The MD House,…

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Tropical Box House stays naturally cool with geometric perforated concrete skin

Tropical Box House stays naturally cool with geometric perforated…

Interior climate control is an important factor when designing homes for the tropical heat of Kuala Lumpur. In order to combat the blistering sun sustainably and economically, WHBC…

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This crazy Chinese shopping mall has a massive vertical aquarium, an LED canopy and gondola rides

This crazy Chinese shopping mall has a massive vertical aquarium, an…

Los Angeles-based studio amphibianArc designed an unusual shopping mall in China, inspired by the traditional Chinese treasure bowl which symbolizes good fortune and piece. The Dongfeng…

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Fiji's new floating pizzeria is a tasty slice of paradise

Fiji's new floating pizzeria is a tasty slice of paradise

Located just off the coast of Fiji and accessible via a 45-minute boat ride from Port Denarau, Cloud 9 feels like a remote slice of paradise surrounded by nothing but stunning…

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UNStudio and DP Architects complete phase one of sustainable Singapore University of Technology & Design

UNStudio and DP Architects complete phase one of sustainable Singapore…

Established in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, SUTD offers a unique east-meets-west multidisciplinary education built upon four key academic pillars:…

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ValorisationLab upcycles vintage scarfs into unique handmade caps

ValorisationLab upcycles vintage scarfs into unique handmade caps

ValorisationLab. is an up and coming independent headwear brand based in Ukraine, Kyiv. Founded in 2014 the street wear brand upcycles genuine vintage and reclaimed scarves giving them…

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Amazon just opened a dedicated solar power store in India

Amazon just opened a dedicated solar power store in India

Amazon in India has opened a store devoted to solar-powered products. The Indian government has announced a variety of initiatives to increase its share of renewable energy, including…

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Julian Lechner's Kaffeeform espresso cups made of coffee grounds are dishwasher safe

Julian Lechner's Kaffeeform espresso cups made of coffee grounds are…

Can you imagine how many tons of coffee grounds go to waste every day as people worldwide feed their caffeine habit on a daily basis? Concerned about this very thing, German designer…

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The World as I See It art installation reveals a view of the world from a wheelchair

The World as I See It art installation reveals a view of the world…

The world is not always as you see it. Building, bodies, and streets become an unrecognizable wall that encapsulate you. The works aims to address a topic that is never discussed, the…

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The Lilypad tiny house in Portland features two loft spaces and a lot of personality

The Lilypad tiny house in Portland features two loft spaces and a lot…

Picture Move over, all you clutter-free tiny houses with stark interiors and no sign of personality, there's a new kid on the block. This Portland tiny home, dubbed the Lilypad, is a…

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Ditch your iPhone charger with Native Union's genius KEY cable

Ditch your iPhone charger with Native Union's genius KEY cable

You're running late for work and your iPhone battery is low (again), but you can't, for the life of you, locate your stupid charger. And anyway, the thing is so frayed it's bound to…

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UK Student Builds Surprisingly Sturdy Stools With Bacteria, Sand and Pee

UK Student Builds Surprisingly Sturdy Stools With Bacteria, Sand and…

Edinburgh College of Art student Peter Trimble has built a ready-made machine for making compostable furniture. Called Dupe, the machine converts sand, urine and bacteria into a new…

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Architects and artists sling harsh criticism at Heatherwick's Garden Bridge project

Architects and artists sling harsh criticism at Heatherwick's Garden…

When someone says “Everyone is a critic,” they’re typically exaggerating. If architect Thomas Heatherwick is saying it now, it might actually seem true. A host of prominent…

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Glistening glass-enclosed penthouse to rise atop historic Soho building

Glistening glass-enclosed penthouse to rise atop historic Soho…

The design is "based in the language of the historic context—specifically the repetition and proportion of architectural elements, the shadows produced by layers on the facade, and…

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Airbnb and other rentals linked to more frequent evictions in San Francisco neighborhoods

Airbnb and other rentals linked to more frequent evictions in San…

According to a report released by Budget Analyst Harvey Rose, between 950 and 1,960 units in San Francisco have been removed from the housing market by hosts like AirBnB and VRBO…

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60 lucky chickens live to bawk another day after falling off a truck in Williamsburg

60 lucky chickens live to bawk another day after falling off a truck…

Related:These Chickens Eat More Food from Four-Star NYC Restaurants Than You Do Via Gothamist Lead image via Shutterstock nyc animals, chickens, brooklyn, chicken…

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This tiny solar-powered home is for sale on eBay, starting at just $10K

This tiny solar-powered home is for sale on eBay, starting at just…

http://vimeo.com/121906128 Every year, Studio H teaches high school and middle school students from Berkeley’s REALM Charter School how to design and build public architecture…

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Futuristic Urban Algae Folly grows food, fuel and shade

Futuristic Urban Algae Folly grows food, fuel and shade

The future of food is green. Really green. We first saw a prototype of the Urban Algae Folly in 2014 at the Fuori Salone, but London-based ecoLogicStudio has taken their innovative…

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Google announces new site for Mountain View HQ by Heatherwick and BIG

Google announces new site for Mountain View HQ by Heatherwick and BIG

Earlier this week we saw the design for Google's new sprawling headquarters in Mountain View, California, but the plans for the new Googleplex were thrown into jeopardy after the…

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