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Casket Coffee Table

I want this table. I’ll keep it in my living room. When my daughters start dating, I’ll use it to terrify their boyfriends. Casket Furniture, a company that makes caskets and casket-inspired household furniture, made this coffee table. You can find other works at their website, including gaming tables, phone booths, bookshelves and entertainment centers. Link -via [...]

The Brain Phone Booth

I don’t know what’s more remarkable: that this phone booth is shaped like a brain, or that there is a public phone still existing somewhere. This is an art installation in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where there are at least 100 phone booths. All of them are part of an art project in which 100 artists [...]

At the Libraries: Little Libraries Abound

Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there‚Äôs something noteworthy going on in your local library, leave us a comment! Little libraries abound this month! Here is one in a phone booth in New York. I didn’t even know they still had phone booths! * And USA Today [...]

Incredibly Cool Urban Art Installations

From Pablo Curutchet’s 30′ statues of cardboard men to Banksy’s keeled over and dead phone booths, these 14 cool art installations are both eye-catching and interactive in a way that few museum attractions could ever hope to be. These installations are also fascinating because they can take so long to put together, but will often [...]

Phone Box Turned into Public Library

British Telecom has been selling off public phone booths in the UK. Some have been converted to public toilets, showers, or art installations. The village of Westbury-sub-Mendip turned one into a 24-hour public library: Users simply stock it with a book they have read, swapping it for one they have not. “It’s really taken off. The books [...]

Worth More Dead Than Alive: 5 Famous Grave Robberies

After Michael Jackson passed away, his family decided to bury him inside Forest Lawn Memorial Park, a private, gated cemetery where many musicians, actors, and other celebrities are buried. As odd as it might sound, one of the main reasons the family chose the private cemetery was to ensure that Michael’s body could not be [...]