Yukitsuri: The Japanese Snow Suspenders

Yukitsuri: The Japanese Snow Suspenders

During the winter months, many Japanese gardens sprout strange conical structures that rise above the trees like a crown. They are called Yukitsuri or “snow suspenders”, and their purpose is to protect the branches of the trees and shrubs from the crushin...

THINK INSIDE THE BOX WITH THESE TRICKED-OUT SHIPPING CONTAINER HOMES

THINK INSIDE THE BOX WITH THESE TRICKED-OUT SHIPPING CONTAINER HOMES

Do you have an inordinate amount of shipping containers? Are you trying figure out what to do with all them? In the unlikely event that the answer to this question is “Yes,” you’ll be pleased to learn that they’re far more practical than you may have imag...

DUBAI IS BUILDING A HUGE ‘MARS CITY’ SO WE CAN PRACTICE LIVING ON THE RED PLANET

DUBAI IS BUILDING A HUGE ‘MARS CITY’ SO WE CAN PRACTICE LIVING ON THE RED PLANET

For such a small place, Dubai sure makes a helluva lot of noise when it comes to ideas of the outlandish variety. The latest plan is for a huge “space simulation city” to provide “a viable and realistic model to simulate living on the surface of Mars.”...

Abandoned Chinese Village Reclaimed by Nature Becomes Tourist Attraction

Abandoned Chinese Village Reclaimed by Nature Becomes Tourist Attraction

It really doesn’t take long for Mother Nature to reclaim her territory, slowly obliterating all signs of human occupation, if we only allow it. Case in point is the abandoned Chinese village of Houtou Wan which, within a span of 50 years, has become a bea...