Bookstore in London now offering sleepovers after accidentally locking in guy for the night

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By Low Lai Chow in News on Saturday 1 November 2014

Yes, this is actually happening: following a recent accident of an American tourist who was accidentally locked up in a London Waterstones bookstore as it closed for the night, the bookstore chain has now partnered Airbnb to extend the luxury of an instore sleepover at their flagship London Piccadilly store to ten bookworms and their partners. While […]

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A day in the life of a tourist in London, shown in over a thousand Instagram photos

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in Video on Wednesday 29 October 2014

Let’s face it, wherever they go tourists always end up doing the same thing. In London for example, tourists follow the same old beaten paths to take the same old photos and this video proves it. Created by filmmaker Lorenzo Antico, London In A Day is a collection of photographs from across Instagram put into a cool stop-motion video.

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The Rolling Bridge in London rolls out like a red carpet for your crossing across waters

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By Kenny Ong in New Design on Wednesday 1 October 2014

We’ve heard that London Bridge Is Falling Down, but is there one that rolls too? Apparently there is and it’s at the Grand Union Canal at London’s Paddington Basin. Architecture firm Heatherwick studio designed this bridge to span across the narrow canal while still allowing ships free passage.

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Beat the Tube: London sprinter manages to get off a train, run to the next stop, and board it again

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in News on Thursday 18 September 2014

This video could be an advert for personal fitness, go-pro or an exposé on how slow the London Underground is. Either way, it’s awesome! YouTube team Epic Challenges take it upon themselves to race against the Tube in both short sprints and gruelling endurance.

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In London, there’s an entire billboard made out of cake

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Tuesday 9 September 2014

Well this billboard takes the cake! Located at Westfield London at Shepherd’s Bush, this billboard took over seven hours to complete and, you guessed it, is made entirely out of cake-13,360 individual cakes, to be exact.

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Who knew that underneath the streets of London there’s a secret skatepark

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By Milo Sumner in Cool Travel on Wednesday 20 August 2014

London: a city of intrigue, plotting and pigeons. The old metropolis’ centre sits on top of miles of sewers, crypts, passageways and abandoned tube tunnels (that’s ‘metro’ to you out-of-towners). Down there among the unexploded luftwaffe bombs and Guy Fawkes’ secret pad you might be surprised to find a fully functioning skatepark.

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Everything in this London cornershop is made from felt

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By Kenny Ong in Cool Travel on Thursday 7 August 2014

In a bid to bring her local community together, Lucy Sparrow raised £10,744 (roughly US$18,000) via a Kickstarter campaign to fund the  transformation of a deserted store space located in Bethnal Green of London. What’s extraordinary about it? Everything inside The Cornershop is made out of felt – canned goods, newspapers, toiletries, cigarettes – all 4,000 of them, including a full-size cash register replica!

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Check out this concept for a skyscraper that grows taller as its inhabitants recycle

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By Milo Sumner in New Eco on Monday 14 July 2014

Designed by architect Thomas Corbasson, this organic skyscraper is pure genius. Inspired by the use of bamboo scaffolding in the far east, the building incorporates a permanent scaffold all the way through it’s frame, allowing it to be in a continual state if growth while also including an unusual. As it’s occupants discard paper, glass and recyclable plastics they are transported to the highest platform where there is a recycling plant. This cuts down on transport costs by having the means of creating building materials at the very site itself.

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London Town Photos shows the human side of busy Londoners

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By Rebecca Urso Baiarda in Cool Websites on Monday 28 April 2014

I started London Town Photos because everyone says that Londoners are these cold, hard, reserved people who spend their time dashing from one place to the next and never smile at anyone, let alone stop and talk. However, having lived in London for many years, I knew a different side of Londoners – they’re just […]

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Aussie artist Rone creates a new 35 metre high street art masterpiece

Marta Millere Contributor

By Marta Millere in New Art on Monday 7 April 2014

Street art is shaping the way we see and live in urban spaces everywhere in the world. In Rome, we’ve got the Space Invader leaving small pixelated masterpieces around Trastevere and other old neighborhoods; and in Melbourne and other Australian cities, there’s Rone.

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Iconic landmarks as bookmarks

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Wednesday 2 April 2014

Inside books, entire worlds and universes exist. In fact, they even contain many famous landmarks from New York, London, and Paris, literally right on their pages! ‘Another Studio’, a London-based product design firm, has created a collection of architecture-inspired bookmarks called ‘City Clips’. The three cities each have four landmarks to represent their culture and […]

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Photographer shoots random people on the street like a paparazzi would

Marta Millere Contributor

By Marta Millere in New Photography on Friday 28 March 2014

Matt Stuart Shoots People is a collection of hilarious photos depicting Londoners and their pets in all their simplicity and stupidity. Stuart’s camera ignores the proportional and artificially beautiful and doesn’t wait for anyone to put themselves together and strike a pose. It has a mind of its own and takes photos of whoever and whenever it pleases.

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Try not to flinch, Londoners; the Unbelievable bus stop is here

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Video on Tuesday 25 March 2014

Want to advertise your product by scaring your customers? Pepsi Max sure does. The company kicked off its ‘Unbelievable’ campaign by installing all-too-real digital technology into a bus stop along New Oxford Street. What’s so unbelievable about it? Waiting bus riders think they’re only moments away from being attacked by alien ships, a tiger on […]

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Your typical Victorian house, with a surprise room inside

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Architecture on Monday 17 February 2014

Welcome to your typical Victorian era mansion. It’s got approximately 7,000 square feet with 8 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms, a study, a wine cellar, and BAM! An action-packed spaceship cockpit right in the attic. Ok, that’s just the play room for the kids, but isn’t it neat in an 80’s sci-fi movie kind of way?

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London building turned upside down by Alex Chinneck

Darwin Cosico Contributor

By Darwin Cosico in Architecture on Wednesday 8 January 2014

Alex Chinneck, a London-based artist and designer, has installed a fascinating piece on the street of Blackfriars Road in London. The building appears to have been turned on its head, but it’s actually an installation titled Miner on the Moon, and features windows, doors, and shop front signage all turned on their heads to create the upside down effect.

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