Jakarta Built A Surburban Village On Top Of A City Mall


Cosmo Park, which sits on top of a shopping mall. Photograph: Shahrir Bahar

Depending who you ask, Cosmo Park is an ingenious urban oasis or an ill-conceived dystopia.

It is a surreal urban bubble, where normal life unfolds at an abnormal altitude. To access ground level, resident drive their cars down a ramp. A tall metal fence runs around the perimeter to make sure no one falls or drives off. Peer beyond the fence and you can spot the city’s landmarks below. Continue reading »

Epic Stair Design Fails That May Result In Some Serious Injuries

Not A Good Carpet Choice For Stairs If You Ask Me

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As far as designs go, stairs are ones that you want to get right. Any flaw in the execution could lead to an embarrassing trip or, even worse, a serious fall. Continue reading »

Terrible And Bizarre Pictures Taken By Real Estate Agents

If the weather clears up later I might mow the pool.

What would your dream home look like? Would it be a rustic farm hidden deep in the woods or maybe a penthouse in Manhattan? Would the interior design be more traditional or perhaps a reflection of all the latest trends? While it is fun to think about the perfect house or flat, the reality of real estate listings is far harsher, and the choices are often really scarce. Thanks to a blog called Terrible Real Estate Agent Photos, we want to share with you how, ahem, creative some of the listings can get. Continue reading »

“Symbiosis Of Working And Living”: Claustrophobic Homes Of Beijing In Stunning Photographs By Alina Fedorenko

Alina Fedorenko is an professional photographer and traveler who was born in 1985 in Lviv, Ukraine and currently lives and works in Berlin, Germany. Alina studied Fashion Design in London. Continue reading »

What Dinnertime Looks Like In 36 Different Homes


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Photographer Lois Bielefeld offers an inside look at families and the intimate moments they spend together during mealtimes. When she was a child her parents instilled proper table etiquette in her, which made her wonder if every family had formal sit-down dinners. Continue reading »

Architect Imagines The Homes Of Fairy Tale Characters

Illustrator and architect Federico Babina has a love for fairy tales and he decided to use them as inspiration for some of his latest illustrations. He says that his latest pictures are a tribute to the fairy tale universe where architecture is often reinvented. Continue reading »

Astonishing And Unusual Homes From Around The World

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A suspected illegal construction is seen covered by green plants atop a 19-storey residential building in Guangzhou, Guangdong province April 11, 2014. (Photo by Reuters/China Daily) Continue reading »

Controversial Photos Inside The Homes Of Russia’s Ultrarich Show The Country’s Problem With Wealth Inequality

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Photo © by Lilia Li-Mi-Yan

Russia has greater economic disparity than any other major global power. In 2014, Credit Suisse’s Global Wealth Report said the wealthiest 10% of people in Russia controlled 85% of the country’s wealth. Additionally, the report said 111 billionaires controlled 19% of the country’s total household wealth. This discrepancy is what photographer Lilia Li-Mi-Yan set out to explore in her series “Masters and Servants,” an intimate view of Russia’s elite photographed within their homes alongside their hired help. Continue reading »

Dutch Prisons Become Welcoming Homes For Refugees

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With crime declining in the Netherlands, the country is looking at new ways to fill its prisons. The government has let Belgium and Norway put prisoners in empty cells and now, amid the huge flow of migrants into Europe, several Dutch prisons have been temporarily pressed into service as asylum-seeker centers. Continue reading »

Artist Envisions Futuristic Fort-Like Homes Designed To Withstand Hurricanes

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Spanish designer Dionisio Gonzales creates surreal forts meant to endure natural disasters such as hurricanes. These fictional structures made of iron and concrete are hybrids of beach houses, bunkers and space ships, and are part of the artist’s latest series of designs entitled “Dauphin Island”. Continue reading »

Shelter Dog Photobooth Pics Helps More Pups Find Forever Homes

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We’ve previously covered the Humane Society of Utah, an animal rescue and adoption organization in the U.S that famously takes “photo booth” pictures of dogs to get them adopted. Now, pet photographer Guinnevere Shuster is back again, with another series of whimsical dog photos that are looking for a home. Continue reading »

Brad Pitt Has Built Over 100 Homes For Families Who Had Lost Everything During The Hurricane

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Ten years ago, the most destructive hurricane in the US history, Katrina, razed almost the whole of New Orleans to the ground. It swept off thousands of lives and left a lot of families homeless. The actor Brad Pitt was so shocked by the tragedy that he founded the Make It Right Foundation to help the victims of the hurricane. Continue reading »

Create Your Own Hobbit Hole With The Cosy Green Magic Homes That Can Be Adapted To Your Needs

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For those who have dreamed of living in their own snug hobbit hole, they don’t need to travel to Middle Earth to make the dream a reality. Instead of getting out the shovel and building your own habitable hole in the hillside, you can now simply order a ready-made one and tailor it to your exact specification as a year-round home or a place to retreat for a holiday. Similar to their movie counterparts, the tiny eco-friendly houses by Green Magic Homes are similarly designed to exist under layer of grass and soil – perfect for growing vegetables and feeling at one with nature – and come with pools or hot tubs. Continue reading »

Solar-powered Sustainer Homes Give You The Freedom To Live Anywhere

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Wish you had the freedom to live anywhere without ever paying another cent in utilities? If so, Netherlands-based Sustainer Homes has developed the perfect home for you. The Dutch company recently unveiled a solar-powered shipping container house prototype that’s not only portable, but also fully furnished and can be taken completely off-grid. Continue reading »

A Photographer Took Stunning Pictures Of Dancers In Their Own Homes

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According to photographer David Perkins: “I have been photographing dancers for almost ten years now. Primarily my work with them has had a large amount of production to it. Studios, lighting, hair, make up. It can get expensive and exhausting. A couple of years ago I began a portrait series with the intention of bring it back to the basics. Bring the joy back to my work with dancers.” Continue reading »