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I Got Lost In Another Dimension While Watching These Kids Shuffle Cards

Video: I don’t know how many finger exercises it takes to pull this off or how much wizard potion these kids from Singapore drank but they make shuffling cards look like a dancing symphony. Each finger seems to be powered by its own brain and yet they all work in concert to make complicated movements look graceful.


Why Today's Architects Build Digital Cities Instead Of Scale Models

When I was a grad student in architecture school in the ’80s, one of our professors was on a mission. Every semester he’d give a design project in downtown Manhattan, asking his students to spend the first two weeks of the term building a beautiful wood model of the surrounding site. The next year he would move to a new site, adjacent to last year’s.


Every City Should Give Seniors A Card That Extends The Crosswalk Time

We’ve all seen what happens when someone can’t cross the street in the allotted signal time — the pedestrian gets frustrated and drivers get mad. A program in Singapore lets seniors swipe a card at an intersection so the signal will give them extra time to cross. It’s a smart solution to a problem that’s increasingly going to be troubling our ageing cities.


This Awe-Inspiring Stadium Is Now The Biggest Dome Ever Built

If huge spaces freak you out, look away now. Singapore’s huge new stadium, SportsHub, just clinched the title for the largest free-spanning dome structure ever built — stretching more than 1,010 feet across at its widest point.


Singapore Looks Like Blade Runner In This Hyperlapse Video

Video: Singapore is one of the most futuristic looking cities in the world thanks to its gorgeous architecture. This video, using a hyperlapse technique — like a timelapse but with long camera movements — makes it look like a location from Blade Runner.


Two Skyscrapers Joined By A Swimming Pool Bridge

Being a huge fan of pools I can’t believe I missed this 50m long swimmable bridge between two condo towers in Singapore. Living at the 574-apartment, 38-storey-tall Sky Habitat would be my idea of hell, but I’d love to have a friend there to enjoy that roof and swim through that bridge.


Cost Of Living In Sydney Is Now Higher Than Tokyo

Legendarily unaffordable Tokyo is no longer the priciest metropolis in the world — it has been supplanted by another, far more inaccessible city. Want to take a guess who it is? It’s not New York. It’s not San Francisco. The world’s most expensive city is…


This Building By Luxe Auto Designer Pininfarina Looks Like A Ferrari

Pininfarina: you may know it as the high-end Italian firm that designs fast, expensive cars like Ferraris and Lamborghinis. Now, for the first time, its designers are branching out into residential design with a condominium in Singapore. And it looks like the cars they design.


Singapore: BASE Jumping Off The World's Most Insane Pool

Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands hotel is home to one of the most-photographed and internet-beloved swimming pools on the planet. It’s atop a massive tower and looks seamless, like a levitating mirror. So why not leap off off it?


Giant Sea Sponge And Possible Eames Inspiration Rediscovered

Doesn’t this amazing sea sponge look like an Eames moulded plastic chairs? We can’t say for sure it was the design duo’s inspiration, but we do know that until it was recently rediscovered, scientists thought “Neptune’s cup” was extinct.


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