The City Pipes and Stairways That Get Left Behind and Lead to Nowhere

Cities, like living things, evolve slowly over time. Buildings and structures get added and renovated and removed, and in this process, bits and pieces that get left behind. Vestiges. Just as humans have tailbones and whales have pelvic bones, cities have doors that open into a limb-breaking drop, segments of… » 8/27/14 1:40pm 8/27/14 1:40pm

Eating In Concrete Tubes Is Not As Dystopian As It Sounds

Pretty much anyone who walks into a bar or diner in a group is scanning for a booth. It's just nicer to eat five plates of cheese fries in your own space. And the architects at Australian firm Techne clearly agree because they used concrete pipes to create seating spaces in the redesigned bar at Melbourne's Prahran… » 7/14/13 10:20am 7/14/13 10:20am

Solopipe Self-Igniting Bowl Lets the Good Times Roll

No more fumbling around for a lighter with the brand new Solopipe, the self-lighting pipe that lets you put your weed in its bowl, slide the lid over it, and then you can carry around your own personal mobile smoking station right there in your pocket. Open up the lid on that bowl, pull the lighter's trigger, and… » 6/28/07 9:45am 6/28/07 9:45am