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

Milo Sumner Contributor

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

Rebecca Urso Baiarda Reader Find

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

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

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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Watch out below! A three-ton polar bear strolls around London

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 8 January 2014

Honestly, I imagined a giant Dalek terrorising London first. But a giant polar bear isn’t half as bad. Last September 15, London was recently visited by a three-ton polar bear created from reclaimed materials and operated by a team of puppeteers. The polar bear’s name is Aurora. She was commissioned by Greenpeace to raise awareness […]

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Kab-U-To-Work: London’s hangover taxi

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Travel on Friday 20 December 2013

If the name Kabuto Noodles rings any bells it’s because it’s the same London noodle shop that popularized celebrity portraits made of noodles. Now, they’ve started another campaign that will get people buzzing. Introducing the Kab-U-To-Work. It’s a ‘Hangover Taxi’ that will pick-up hung-over riders from their homes then serve them a bowl of hot […]

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Desk Beers will deliver beers to your work desk every Friday

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Trends on Wednesday 18 December 2013

Desk Beers is a London-based startup that delivers beer right at your doorstep, or rather, work desk. But only on Fridays! Thirsty office workers can order craft beers through a subscription service. According to Desk Beers, they’ll deliver beers every Friday between 1pm and 5pm. Every week, they’ll deliver a “Beer of the Week,” it […]

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Ripley’s London introduces visitors to tasty landscapes made entirely of food

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Thursday 5 December 2013

So this is pretty cool. Liverpool artist Carl Warner is known for his ‘foodscape’ photography and his creative work is now on display at Ripley’s London for all to admire. His works showcase ‘iconic landmarks such as St. Paul’s Cathedral, The London Eye and Tower Bridge made from fruit and veg’.

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Majestic London in beautiful time lapse video

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Video on Tuesday 3 December 2013

London really lights up in this time-lapse video created by Manchester based photog Paul Richardson. The photographer behind this short vid says that it took 18,000 photographs to ‘create a rough cut of his time-lapse video’ and that he set out to capture the hustle and bustle of the city. Watch as the city goes […]

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New paintings by Radiohead collaborator Stanley Donwood

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 29 October 2013

‘Give me a few more years and I’ll be painting fluffy puppies or something,’ so observed longtime Radiohead collaborator Stanley Donwood of just how sentimental his recent exhibition in London is: there, he showcased twenty-something new-ish drawings, such as a ‘pen and ink drawing that was so painstaking and took so fucking long that the […]

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Badly designed buildings end up melting cars parked nearby

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Tuesday 22 October 2013

London now has its very own death ray! Kind of. It hasn’t yet opened (in fact construction has not even finished) but the Walkie Talking building in central London is already making headlines for all the wrong reasons. Or right reasons if you’re a global troublemaker and dream of ruling the world.

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