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This Iconic Parisian Swimming Pool Is Reborn After 25 Years of Neglect

For 60 years, the Piscine Molitor—tucked away in the leafy outskirts of Paris—was the height of French sophistication: an Art Deco destination for chic sunbathers and sophisticated celebrities to swim. Twenty five years ago it was closed and left to ruin—but now it's been faithfully restored to its former glory. »5/26/14 10:00am5/26/14 10:00am

Freshwest Takes the Concept of a Pool Table Literally

Kudos to the design team at the UK-based firm Freshwest for putting a fresh, humorous spin on the concept of what a pool table »10/16/08 5:50pm10/16/08 5:50pm should be. What they have developed is actually a coffee table constructed out of 50mm acrylic that reflects and refracts light "in such a way that it resembled the depth and hue of an actual…

Swiss Swimming Pool Warmed by Surplus Server Heat and Alliteration

There's clearly something going on with the Swiss and hot water: first "extreme jacuzzi-ing" on top of Mont Blanc, and now they're going to use waste energy kicked out by servers to warm a swimming pool. It's a simple concept: take the heat from the server room air-conditioners at a new data center, and direct it… »4/03/08 5:57am4/03/08 5:57am