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These Architects Are Using Video Games to Rethink Modern Living

How the future of building might very well emerge through Minecraft and other popular gaming platforms.

This Man Makes Terrifyingly Realistic Donald Trump Masks

How an unemployed artist leveraged digital sculpting software, 3-D printing and social media to create a booming business like no other.

These Elderly DIY-ers Came to Peace With Death — By Crafting Their Own Coffins

Here’s what happens when a group of merrily macabre New Zealanders decides to go out in style.


This is What Sound Looks Like

The team at Cymaspace creates cutting-edge technology that helps the hearing-impaired experience the thrill of music.

The Village That Turns Bombs Into Spoons

Four decades after American planes littered Laos with explosives, locals are still uncovering bombs that didn’t detonate—often with grave consequences. But one entrepreneurial enclave has turned the dangerous devices into their greatest resource.

Boss Tweed

In a London neighborhood once home to generations of immigrant textile workers, one eccentric Englishman works stitch by stitch to revive the city’s dormant cloth industry.


Kung Fu Noodles

From a basement shop in New York, a TV star turned cook dreams of noodle notoriety on the silver screen.

Trumpeting a Lost Art

In an age of mass-produced music, one dogged young hornsmith insists on carefully crafting each of his brass instruments by hand.

Swarming the Rooftops

The end of New York’s urban beekeeping ban wrought hundreds of honey-making hobbyists. But even the movement’s most fervent supporters wonder if it has grown too far too fast.