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How Autodesk's Experimental Lab Gave Us An Odd Little Star Wars Movie

The long rectangles of San Francisco’s famous piers gave the city a blocky, geometric border with the Bay over a century ago. Now these abandoned remnants of the Barbary Coast are being rejuvenated by companies like software giant Autodesk, whose Pier 9 Workshop is so experimental that it feels like science fiction.


This Pin-Sized Book Reminds Us Of Life's Little Pleasures

If you’re feeling down, this pin-sized book may be just the thing to cheer you up. Just don’t put it in your pocket, or it will be lost forever.


Cutting Trees From Newspapers Is The Height Of Irony

Newspaper writers always joke about how their industry is all about selling dead trees. Well, one artist decided to flip that around, making dead trees emerge from newspapers.


A Hanging Garden That Floats Through Space To Meet Your Nose

Gardens are beautiful and all but they’re almost always inconveniently located on the ground. Instead of stooping to smell the roses, this garden comes to you: a suspended, living arrangement of 2300 flowers which rises and fall around viewers as they move through the space.


Skip The Gnomes And Put Ghostbusters' Keymaster Dog In Your Garden

It’s a great time to be a Ghostbusters fan as the film’s 30th anniversary has triggered a renaissance in collectibles and other memorabilia connected to the movie. For example, if the thought of posing sculpted gnomes in your garden seems tacky, why not opt for this statue of the dog-like Keymaster monster that possesses Louis (Rick Moranis) instead?


Why Millions Of Grownups Are Buying This Colouring Book For Adults

Amazon’s Top 100 book list changes hourly, but there are a few mainstays right now: All the Light We Cannot See, of course, and the unreleased Go Set a Watchman. Oh, and two colouring books for grownups.


Watch More Cute Monster Animation Drawings Get Inserted Into Daily Life

I just love the fake cartoon reality that augmented reality artist Marty Cooper creates within our world because his character drawings pack so much personality that I just want them to be real. Here he is with part three in his Aug(de)mented Reality series, which splices crazy cute monster drawings into normal situations of real life.


This Woodcut From 19th Century Japan Reveals Deep LOLcat History

This video is an animation based on a Japanese woodcut called “Popular Hotspring Spa (of Cats).” It’s from 1880, but artist Utagawa Yoshifuji’s imaginary world of spa cats looks like something that’s unfolding at the intersection of LOLcat and internetville.


These Structurally Absurd Homes Look Straight Out Of Harry Potter

If you’re a Potter fan who would have liked to see more impossible, Burrow-like homes in the movies, then you’ll love the fantasy world of German designer Matthias Jung, whose surreal houses look like they ought to be kept hidden from our Muggle eyes.


These Colourful Liquid Droplets Chase Each Other Like Living Organisms

When water hits a glass surface, it usually just spreads itself out. But when water containing the organic molecule propylene glycol (PG) hits glass, it comes alive. In a manner of speaking.