This Incredible ’Time Capsule’ Home Hasn’t Changed At All For Over 72 Years

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This house in Toronto, Canada was built 72 years ago. Recently, the owner — an ordinary 96-year-old woman, a seamstress and knitter by trade — decided to sell it. But when real estate agents came to see the house, they gasped in astonishment. Judging by the interior design, they were back in the 1950s. Every centimetre was decorated with love and attention to detail. Among themselves, local real estate businessmen dubbed it “a pearl that’s been hiding in a shell.” Continue reading »

First Cabin Hotel – A Business-Class Capsule Hotel Located In Tokyo

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“Business-class” cabins are seen at First Cabin hotel, which was converted from an old office building, in Tokyo, July 3, 2015. Record tourists to Japan are stretching the ability of hotels to accommodate them in a sector constrained by high costs, forcing developers to think out of the box for means to quickly increase lodging options without breaking the bank. (Photo by Toru Hanai/Reuters)
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9 Hours: Capsule Hotel in Kyoto

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A characteristic feature of this trendy capsule hotel in Kyoto is that you can get a place to sleep at “9 hours”. The main theme of this place is the Japanese simplicity and the local hospitality. You can relax there, take a shower and get some sleep. In each capsule is the screen, one-sheets and even pajamas. Continue reading »

1942 ‘Time Capsule’ Apartment Discovered in Paris

1942 'Time Capsule' Apartment Discovered in Paris

This real-estate story sounds almost like a fairy tale or the beginning of a big Hollywood production.

Back in 2010 a Parisian apartment on the Right Bank, near the Opéra Garnier, left unoccupied since 1942 was discovered. It was owned by Madame de Florian – a socialite and an actress – who fled to the South of France during the second world war, leaving everything behind. She never came back to Paris but kept on paying her rent until the day she died when she was 91. It’s only after she died that someone – a Commissaire Priseur – Auctioneer – re-enter her apartment for the first time in over 70 years. Continue reading »

The “Lost” Steve Jobs Time Capsule

The “Lost” Steve Jobs Time Capsule

In 1983, Steve Jobs and his team who were attending a conference in Aspen, decided to bury a capsule that could be opened by future generations or roughly twenty years later. However, they forgot where the capsule was buried and therefore could not follow through with this plan. Recently, National Geographic’s TV Show, “Diggers” inadvertently discovered the capsule. Continue reading »

Sleeping in Capsule Bed

Sleeping in Capsule Bed

Eric Wong, managing director of a capsule bed manufacturer, poses in a modified capsule bed inside a showroom in Hong Kong, Jan. 7. The beds, which are modified for the Hong Kong market, have adjustable ceilings, a larger air conditioner and a TV. They are aimed at university students and budget mainland Chinese travellers visiting the territory and will cost $450 a month or $30 a night, according to the manufacturer.