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Modular Suburbia Wall Storage by Seletti

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I’m a huge fan of beautiful architecture and wood work. And this combination is awesome.

The Suburbia Wall Storage is designed by Note Design Studio. By Seletti.

Suburbia is a clever interpretation of the classic wall storage unit. When Suburbia is laid flat on a table or shelf, the architecture of small neighborhood complete with homes, fences, trees, and even a swimming pool emerges. Hang it on the wall and each building becomes a storage compartment, the trees become hooks, the swimming pool becomes a mirror and a paper clip and small cork memo board are revealed. This useful and versatile unit can find a home for all the sundries in kitchens, bathrooms and offices.

You can buy one for yourself right here.



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O’Neill: #ridemore – Who needs a mountain

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Smart fortwo: Offroad

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A smart insight from Smart cars. They are trying to go off road with a little Smart Fortwo, but it doesn’t go so well. The campaign ends with a no bullshit tagline: as good off road as an offroader in the city.



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Modern Abstract City Maps by Jazzberry Blue

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I love these city maps by Jazzberry Blue. They – and more cities – are available as Giclée prints on Etsy.



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Paper City

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Very impressive.

The streets are paved with paper. This delicate animation follows the charming rise and fold of a fragile metropolis. Captured by an unseen helicopter, the narrative unfolds through winding roads, erupting forests and emerging mountains. Paper City grows in one fluid take, with skyscrapers rising from the page – only to crumble, wrinkle and gently crease back into the ground.

Direction, Animation, Scultping, Camera, Architecture: Maciek Janicki

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Urban Interventions by R1


These cool urban interventions are created by street artist R1, who is based in Johannesburg, South Africa. R1 often works with found materials, transforming them and giving them back to the city as modified artistic contributions.



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IBM: Smart Ideas for Smarter Cities

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IBM is committed to creating solutions that help cities all over the world get smarter, in order to make life in those cities better.

That’s why IBM and Ogilvy are working together to spark positive change with the “People for Smarter Cities” project, and unite city leaders and forward-thinking citizens. To spread the word, Ogilvy created outdoor advertising with a purpose: a bench, a shelter and a ramp that are not only designed to be beautiful, but to be useful to city dwellers as well.

Credits: Ogilvy & Mather France



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Motorville by Patrick Jean

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Great story! And important to tell…

The map of an american city goes on a quest across the world to find oil in order to feed its body, made of streets, highways and freeways.

Directed and animated by: Patrick Jean
Sound design: David Kamp



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I Love Cities – NYC BROOKLYN

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This gets interesting from 0:12 seconds…



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Un-instrusive Pop Up Street Furniture of the Netherlands

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Street art and furniture in public places tends to be the last thing on the minds of public planners. Many artists have been branching out into more creative and innovative ways of putting inviting and interesting designs for the general public. Carmela Bogman and Rogier Martin of The Netherlands have come up with an interactive design for the people.

By utilizing a hydraulic system, users can determine which pieces to bring up and determine their own seated or standing heights to set the modular blocks at. There are three retractable pieces that come up to function as a lounge area, eating spot or meeting place – or just lower them all down to be flush with the cement to keep the flow of traffic moving.



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Crowded Overhead View of Tiny Hong Kong Apartments

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Many people who live in New York City might believe that they have a ‘small’ apartment. But, after seeing this photo series of cramped apartments, you might reconsider. And that’s exactly what the human rights organization Society for Community Organization (SoCo) was going for when they commissioned the project.

In the middle of 2012, Hong Kong was ranked as one of the world’s most livable cities. But, the issue with these types of glamorous rankings is that, often times, a city’s major problems are pushed aside. In an effort to raise awareness about the inadequate housing concerns in Hong Kong, and about the percentage of people who survive in extremely tiny living quarters, SoCo developed this photo campaign that features an aerial view of incredibly crowded apartments.

Often no bigger than a large cubicle, the apartments average about 40 square feet and are the result of dividing already small spaces into smaller, partitioned rentals. Each wide-angle photograph, shot from overhead, highlights individuals and families, along with their belongings, surviving in these very crammed and extreme conditions.

Big thanks to Nezar for finding this.



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New York Biotopes by Lena Steinkühler

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This video really made me smile! And it’s really well made too.

“My bachelor graduation project „New York Biotopes“ deals with abstract plants and creatures, which change their forms because of insufficient living space and adapt themselves to the surroundings of the metropolis New York City. A type of metamorphosis, where the newly developed vegetation assimilates elements of the city and makes them useful for their own purposes. These creatures and plants, partly mechanical, partly organically in appearance, spread more and more over the city and fill it up with life.

My idea was to create a film, that fills up the metropolis New York with vegetation, that adapts to the straightness of the technology and the given situation. This happens through the assimilation of structures and forms. These biotopes are shaped by the existing living environment, but in turn also shape the newly developed living environment by their presence. In other words, a symbiotically coexistence begins”, Lena Steinkühler, a graphic design student from Dortmund, Germany, says.



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Circular Shaped Rooftop Garden Allows 360 Degree City Views

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This simple and classic rooftop garden is an unforgettable design, with the main “garden” being a circular patch of grass with elegantly shaped topiaries surrounding the sleek and simple center. Though it’s 25 stories above the teeming city, this garden is a peaceful oasis just screaming for a visitor or two.



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Paris Throw Pillow by City Fabric

Such a gorgeous pillow by City Fabric; the Paris Throw Pillow. Get it here for 69 dollars.


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A Modern Starry Night

I don’t know who did this merge (slash rip off) of a modern city and Vincent Van Gogh‘s famous painting from 1889, The Starry Night. But it looks cool!


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