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Flipbook animations, secret musical scores and glowing Northern Lights: these are just some of the things designers have used to spruce up the world’s most experimental passports.

Oh, and scientists have created an edible, biodegradable water bottle.

Usually it’s a bad sign when fungus starts growing inside your house… 

Visiting these Minecraft models of secret underground bunkers designed to protect US and Russian leaders during a nuclear war is fun… and also kind of disturbing.

Forget Google. We’re talking Googie, the space-age architectural style that blazed briefly but brilliantly across the United States during the 1950s and 1960s. 

When there's no time to panic, turn to this minimalist clock containing emergency supplies (including a thermal blanket). Good for surviving an apocalypse. Or even just a cold day. 

If you find mornings heavy-going, this could be your thing. You can program this concrete barista to brew your coffee while you're still in bed. 

Houses Built on Cliffs

Saturday January 27, 2018

Some Swedish architects are designing homes set against cliff faces, and they’re using birds’ nests as inspiration. 

The brainchild of an inventive disability advocate, this handsome globe – containing raised continents and braille – is getting digitised for a new generation. 

An Italian widow decided that one grave just didn’t cut it for her dearly departed. So she got a whole complex built, complete with concrete, bronze, glass, ebony and ivory, granite, brass, copper and marble.

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