An industrial labyrinth


A Belgian design team has created an industrial twist on the famous Labyrinth, playing with space and structure for an interactive experience.

Gijs Van Vaerenbergh’s one kilometre ‘Labyrint’ sculpture consists of 186 tonnes of steel, which form intricate corridors five metres high.

The installation uses large geometric shapes, such as cones and spheres, to create intriguing voids and offer unique perspectives for visitors, allowing them to see into other sections and outside the maze.

Celebrating the tenth anniversary of the C-Mine Art Centre in Genk, Labyrint also features a steel tower, which provides a bird’s eye view of the sculpture.

Take a closer look at Labyrint here and tell us if you would dare to experience it.

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The ads that changed the world


There have been some standout ads over the years that have changed the world, not only boosting product sales but creating enduring identities for the brands they represent.

The Drum is searching for the advertising campaigns that used innovation and creativity to inspire people to ‘think, feel and change’, and is asking readers to offer their suggestions with the hashtag #WorldChangingAds.

The magazine’s own selection include Coca-Cola’s 1971 ‘Hilltop’ TV ad, Volkswagen’s ‘Lemon’ and ‘Think Small’ print ads, and ‘Like A Girl’ by Always.

Find out more about The Drum’s scheme here and let us know your suggestions: what do you think is a world changing advert?

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The ‘last days’ of London life


A collection of black and white images reveals the ‘last days’ of London, capturing the city as old traditions made way for the metropolis we recognise today.

Photographer Colin O’Brien has been documenting the city’s changes since 1948, taking some of the final pictures of the old Covent Garden Market before it closed for good.

O’Brien also captured a long-forgotten tram back in 1952, one of the last rag and bone men in 1980s Hackney, and Woolworths’ last day of trading, compiling the images in his new book, ‘London Life’.

See more of the pictures here and tell us what you think of this intriguing insight into history.

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The world’s most controversial buildings


Did you know that some of the world’s most beloved buildings were once hated by thousands?

Iconic designs such as The Eiffel Tower, Tower Bridge, and Empire State Building all gained bad reputations when first built, but now are seen as innovative and symbolic of their home cities.

For example, the famous writer Guy de Maupassant described the Eiffel Tower as a “tall skinny pyramid of iron ladders, this giant and disgraceful skeleton”. Some people even looked forward to the Tower being taken down as scheduled (a day which never passed).

Read more about the world’s most controversial buildings here and tell us what you think. 

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The Minionistas


Stylight has decided to give the mischievous Minions a little makeover treatment for the summer.

The fashion community has transformed our favourite yellow creatures into cute Minionistas – seemingly to celebrate the characters’ innate sense of style.

Minion versions of well-known designers, such as Jean-Paul Gaultier and Vivienne Westwood, appear alongside fashion icons like Alexa Chung and Cara Develingne.

Take a look at the Minionistas here and tell us who else should be turned into a Minion.

A Gensler-designed pet pampering centre


New York’s JFK Airport is planning to open a new animal spa centre.  

International architecture firm Gensler has designed The ARK, which allows pets to have their own luxury experiences while travelling.  

Treatments include a veterinary hospital, a care centre with a spa and grooming services, and even a diagnostic library.  

The ARK, which will open in early 2016, boasts Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine as a consultant and could ‘effectively transform the air transport of animals worldwide’.  

Read more about the idea here and tell us if you would treat your beloved pet to The ARK.

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Dine in style among ocean life


A striking new restaurant has been launched in the Maldives that allows guests to dine with ocean life.

To reach the Subsix restaurant, diners have to take a speedboat to the location and descend several staircases to reach this intriguing restaurant and bar.

The floor to ceiling windows allow guests to watch all sorts of underwater creatures, such as colourful butterflyfish, swimming around the surrounding coral reefs.

With unique furniture pieces and abstract chandeliers completing the experience, diners can immerse themselves with undersea life.

Read more about Subsix here and let us know if you would visit.

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