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The Subway Station Covered In Pixel Art

You know your city’s subway station is clean and vandal free when awesome works of art, like these 8 bit artworks made out of tile, cover the walls without fear of being defaced. This subway station in Stockholm, Sweden is full of cool pixel art featuring Pac Man, Space Invaders, and other designs that show the [...]

Graffiti Stairs Optical Illusion

This work of work of art, according to Neatoramanaut chriskayTO, can be found in a subway station in Toronto. Examined from the correct angle, it looks like a staircase. Link via Geekosystem

A Glimpse of the Closed City Hall Station

The City Hall subway station in New York City was built to be beautiful, as a showcase for the entire train system. But it was closed in 1945. However, passengers on the 6 train can see it if they don’t disembark on the last stop -the train turns around in the closed station. If you’re [...]

Vending Machine Sells Live Crabs

(Video Link) Serkan Toto of CrunchGear informs us that this is a Japanese-language video of a Chinese vending machine that sells live crabs: This model is located in a subway station in Nanjing, China, and keeps the crabs at 5°C at all times. In other words, the crabs inside are alive, “hibernating” in a frozen state. A sign [...]

Cube house

Kubuswoningen, or cube houses, are a set of innovative houses built in Rotterdam and Helmond in The Netherlands, Incredible designed by architect Piet Blom in 1984. The houses in Rotterdam are located on Overblaak Street, and beside the Blaak Subway Station. Blom tilted the cube of a conventional house 45 degrees, and rested it upon [...]

The Most Beautiful Subway Stations in the World

Design Boom has a huge gallery of the most beautiful works of subway station and tunnel architecture across the world. Pictured above is the Solna Centrum metro station in Stockholm, which opened in 1975. Shades of red dominate the artwork of the station, which depicts the social concerns of 1970s Sweden. Link via Fast Company | [...]

Turning a Staircase into a Piano

(YouTube Link) This Volkswagen commercial is about one effort to get people to take the stairs instead of the escalator (presumably for the exercise). The company turned a staircase at a Stockholm subway station into a piano and videotaped how travelers responded. via Urlesque | Commercial Credits