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Want a modern pool for your modern home? You may want to check out Modpool

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Installing a pool has historically been a hassle for homeowners, as well as a money suck. Not so with Modpool, a new shipping container-based solution. If we can turn them into homes, then surely we can turn shipping containers into one of our homes’ greatest accessories — pools. One company is …

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You can buy the Galaxy S8 in 24-karat gold, platinum, and 18-karat rose gold

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Most people probably won’t see value in this but if you truly want the best of the best and happen to be rich, this is one way to flaunt your spending habits. The Samsung Galaxy S8 is a pretty luxurious phone, but U.K.-based company Truly Exquisite is taking things to …

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New museum reveals power of poo in Italy

It may pong, but Italy’s “Shit Museum” has the whiff of success about it: here in Castelbosco, farmers are transforming sloppy cowpats into plates you can eat off. Once upon a time there was a large farm about 100km south of Milan. The farmer had not only hundreds of cows, …

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homes with awesome hidden rooms and passages

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Hidden passages were once reserved to sprawling, labyrinthine abodes of barons and kings. Nowadays there are plenty of modern passageways discretely built into even the most modest of homes. From underground wine cellars to “Batcave”-like garages, homeowners are designing living spaces with plenty of concealed nooks and crannies to ensure a quick …

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Gilbert Baker, LGBT rainbow flag creator, dies aged 65

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Gilbert Baker, an artist based in San Francisco who created the rainbow flag as a symbol for the gay community, has died aged 65. The San Francisco Chronicle said Baker died in his sleep at his home in New York on Thursday night. He initially designed an eight-colour flag in …

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A giant U-shaped skyscraper designed for NYC could be the longest building in the world

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Manhattan developers keep building skyscrapers taller and taller, but Greek architect Ioannis Oikonomou hopes to break a new kind of record. His firm, Oiio Studio, has designed a U-shaped tower called the “Big Bend” that aims to become, what Oikonomou calls, “the world’s longest building” (if you were measure from end to …

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