What began as the ultimate DIY project is now a contemporary contradiction. Can anyone save the business of factory-made housing?
We often leave it to museums to preserve and display the cultural heritage of a region, but for Pakistan, they put it on four wheels.
Swimming pools, houses, offices — you can make almost any structure out of these mega-sized receptacles. But is this design trend really practical?
Once just a man-made urban respite, Central Park is now the site of an archeological dig that reveals the history of an African-American settlement.
Often overlooked as greedy gold seekers, the life of the contemporary beach comber is surprisingly romantic.
Weak stomachs beware! A tour of a novelty factory reveals the process and history behind the most popular (and disgusting) gag.
The cookies on your grocer’s shelf and the package you just received in the mail are made possible by the innovations of Robert Gair.
Amidst the lush gardens of 17th century China, the pioneering efforts of this female artist not only fed her family, but made her a national treasure.
Love is eternal, particularly when the bride is immortalized in a freakishly life-like miniature.
The Postal Service may be the foundation of tangible exchange, but what happens when its unsustainable model runs out of cash?
For one innovator, providing affordable pearls to first-time buyers is a positive feat, even if the bulbous gems are made by guys in white lab coats.
Turning on your webcam and showing off your new shoes might be a simple idea, but for a growing group of teenage girls, it’s a money-making empire.
If the economy has you keeping a close eye on your grocery bill, look no further than the mossy forrest trails of eastern Oregon.
Ever had a crazy idea? How about $20,000 crazy? Find out what happens when a group of artists buys every item in their neighborhood corner store.
With no room for error, the well-being of NASA astronauts was literally in the hands of a group of talented needleworkers.
Creamy and decadent, ranch dressing resides on dinner tables across the country. Savor the history of this wholly American invention.
Does anyone really care? Artist Kacie Kinzer challenges society to reach out and help a bumbling robot prone to injury and destruction.
As annoying as it may be, there’s a reason why stores like CVS and Walgreens think we need a mile-long record of a transaction.
The seminal work of artist Robert Smithson is now the central focus of a debate over ownership and intellectual property.
Chef Mike Lee proves that dietary restrictions need not inhibit the aesthetics of a tasty, meticulously crafted dish.
The well-oiled process of global manufacturing is disrupted when an artist asks factories to make their product with an intentional error.