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Designers in Bangkok have finally found a use for the city’s odd-shaped empty spaces: right-angled soccer fields.

Now we know what W.B. Yeats meant when he said, “Tread softly because you tread on my dreams”.

Printing Newspapers Before Computers

Friday September 23, 2016

Before 1978, newspapers were made by people who had to cast each word in molten hot lead. This is how it was done.

365 Spoons in 365 Days

Tuesday September 20, 2016

Designer Stian Korntved Ruud set himself a challenge: to carve a spoon a day for a year. His collection is a thing of arty, soup slurping beauty.

This lunar globe isn’t just topographically accurate – it also has a rotating light that shows you the correct phase of the moon (should you not feel like waiting for a cloudless night to check).

Watch Every Cargo Ship in the World

Monday September 12, 2016

Watch this mesmerising map of every shipping route on the earth’s seas, in realtime.

Pirate Printing

Thursday September 08, 2016

A rogue group of t-shirt printers are taking their designs from the streets – quite literally. 

The Recyclable Tent

Tuesday September 06, 2016

A Dutch architect has come up with a simple but elegant solution to prevent festivalgoers from leaving behind mangled tents: make them out of cardboard.

Justo Gallego has spent 53 years working on the DIY project to rival all DIY projects: building his own cathedral by hand.

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