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Design Firm Suggests Turning Penn Station Into Roller Coaster

Many New Yorkers have schlepped to Penn Station to take a train out. We’ve sat in the waiting room, bored, and said to ourselves, I know what would improve my experience better. If only I could go on a 1,200 foot amusement-park ride before my train arrived.


Iconic Architect Eero Saarinen Designed Weapons And 'Devices' For The CIA

Eero Saarinen designed some of the most iconic American buildings of the 20th century. The arch in St Louis? That was him. The TWA terminal at JFK airport? That was him too. And it wasn’t just buildings. Saarinen also designed the furniture that would define futurism of the 1960s, like the tables in Stanley Kubrick’s film 2001: A Space Odyssey.


Mail Your Friends The Universe With An Envelope Full Of Constellations

If you still believe that a hand-written letter carries more emotional weight than an auto-generated response to a text message, these star-filled envelopes will even let you send an entire galaxy to your friends and loved ones — if they peer inside.


Who Made The Rifle Emoji Disappear?

Unicode 9.0, which will be out June 21, is one of the most highly anticipated releases in emoji history. Finally you will avail yourself of the need to type out the letters for avocado, bacon, selfie, face palm, and pregnant. But last month, one controversial emoji was removed from the lineup: Rifle.


Whimsical Coffee Table Recreates The Start Of Our Planet's Nuclear Apocalypse

Designer Stelios Mousarris claims that his new Rocket Coffee Table was inspired by childhood memories of watching Saturday morning cartoons and playing with action figures. But perhaps repressed memories of the Cold War, and the threat of nuclear war, also played a part in its creation.


Converse Has Modernised The Classic All Stars After 96 Years

Last year Converse redesigned its iconic Chuck Taylor sneakers for the first time in almost 100 years. The new version of the kicks went over so well that now Converse is updating its classic All Stars too with a modern take that replaces the canvas uppers with a lightweight and breathable knitted material.


Bjarke Ingels Built A Real-Life Minecraft Structure In London

Each year, the opening of the Serpentine Pavilion heralds the beginning of summer in the UK with a temporary structure installed in a London garden. This year, the pavilion was designed by Bjarke Ingels, the Danish superstar architect who was recently brought onboard to design Hyperloop One stations. Depending on where you stand, it’s either a very convincing take on a contemporary Minecraft cathedral, or a fancy modern house for Q*bert.


Jesus' Tomb Is Finally Getting The Restoration That Bickering Monks Delayed For 200 Years

The are many reasons one might put off a much-needed home improvement project. Budget. Can’t find the right contractor. When it came to the tomb where Christians believe Jesus was buried, it was two centuries of infighting between some very possessive monks.


Add A Battery And This Ultra-Thin Bookmark Becomes A Reading Light

Just because you’ve completely shunned ebooks and e-readers for classic paper tomes, that doesn’t mean you can’t let a little technology improve your reading experience. Kyouei Design’s Bookmark Light will not only save your page, it will also save your eyes, turning into an ultra-compact reading light.


What Happens When Space And Fashion Collide

Over the past few months, five fashion schools have been working with the European Space Agency to find out what happens when space-age technologies and materials collide with couture design. The results, shown here, were unveiled at the London Science Museum this week.


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