This Twisting Mirror Bridge Reflects Every Detail of a Shanghai Street

UNStudio has created a beautifully constructed archway that brightens up the retail sphere of Xintiandi Mall in China. Because it's lined with mirrors, you can track your movements from beginning to end and watch your surroundings skip playfully across the different planes of the mall's entrance. It's like walking down … » 4/21/14 5:30am Monday 5:30am

People Are Playing Frogger On A Skyscraper

The comparison has been many many, many times by people trying to run and dodge through traffic: it feels just like playing Frogger. Except it's terrifying, because you're the frog. This is particularly troubling in developing countries still in need of a robust public infrastructure to regulate traffic. » 4/16/14 6:05pm 4/16/14 6:05pm

China's Jungle in the Sky Is a Rooftop Camouflage Fail

In the past few years, there have been an increasing number of illegal rooftop villas added as extra floors to existing structures. Some of the most egregious ones have been reported and taken down. One man, however, thought his rooftop villa would go unnoticed thanks to camo. He was wrong! » 4/14/14 5:00am 4/14/14 5:00am

Robots, Modern Art, Star Wars Collide in Beijing's Glass Pyramid

By now, with all the press about China, you've probably have some idea in your heads that certain Chinese cities are like the real life version of the dystopian cyberpunk worlds of Blade Runner and Star Wars. Sadly, China isn't all that advanced, but one building in Beijing definitely is. » 3/10/14 8:00am 3/10/14 8:00am

Real-Life Locations That Would Make Badass Supervillain Lairs

If you're a supervillain, one thing you need to think long and hard about is real estate. Where can you store all of your evil gadgets? How can you stay off of a superhero's radar while remaining comfy? Where will the minions live? We have a few ideas based on real places from around the world. » 1/22/14 12:25am 1/22/14 12:25am

Get Obsessive With These Size Comparison Charts

Size matters. Especially when it comes to starships, giant monsters, buildings, and . . . well, pretty much anything else that you can obsessively categorize using common measurement systems. Here are some of the most outrageously detailed size comparison charts you'll ever see. » 10/08/13 5:58pm 10/08/13 5:58pm

The New Lego Tower of Orthanc Is Simply Gigantabulous

Lord of the Rings and Lego fans of the world, get ready to sink $200 in the new 2359-piece, 28-inch tall Lego Tower of Orthanc set, which includes six floors: dungeon, entrance hall, Saruman’s throne room, alchemy room, library and the secret attic to which you can access using a secret stair. It's now available for… » 7/03/13 2:39am 7/03/13 2:39am