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Live Out Your Creative Desert Fantasy in These Sci-Fi Pod Cabins

Have you ever wanted to camp out in the desert sci-fi style? This encampment will fulfill that dream!

Have you ever wanted to feel like a cast member of a sci-fi movie? How about wanting to feel like you’re exploring an unknown alien landscape with no one else but your trusty sleeping pod? Andrea Zittel has just the thing for you.

This isn't a sci-fi set. It's an encampment for creative people looking to live out their desert fantasy.

This isn't a sci-fi set. It's an encampent for creatives looking to live out their desert fanstasy

Artist Andrea Zittel has created micro-cabins that artists and creatives can use to camp out in the middle of nowhere for some hardcore inspiration gathering. Andrea installed ten of these metallic pods called A-Z Wagon Stations as part of the Wagon Station Encampment, which is an experimental temporary residence for creatives.

The A-Z Wagon Stations by Andrea Zittel.

The A-Z Wagon Stations by Andrea Zittel

These A-Z Wagon Stations are scattered in the arid landscape to give the full-on “sci-fi pioneer aesthetic.” The inspiration? The NASA Mars base tests in the Mojave desert mixed in with the covered horse-drawn wagons for the Wild West.

Each pod is inspired by the NASA Mars Base tests and the covered horse-drawn wagons used in the Wild West.

Each pod is inspired by the NASA Mars Base tests and the covered horse-drawn wagons used in the Wild West

It's where you can live out your sci-fi pioneer aesthetic.

It's where you can live out your sci-fi pioneer asthetic

Each portable pod is made of wood and metal and is elevated just enough to keep the inhabitants safe from scorpions and other insects. It has a curved hatch door that opens up to a comfy bed and a bit of storage space. One of its curved panels is transparent to give the inhabitant a view of the outdoors. These pods can also be collapsed and moved as needed.

The Wagon Station Encampment aims to give the inhabitants the inspiration they need.

The Wagon Station Encampment aims to give the inhabitants the inspiration they need

Aside from the wagons, the site also has a communal outdoor kitchen, open-air showers, and composting toilets.

The communal kitchen to feed the minds of the artists.

The communal kitchen to feed the minds of the artists

The Wagon Station Encampment is meant to welcome creatives to get in touch with their “desert fantasy”, which seems quite useful for writers and artists envisioning a work of art that features being alone in the middle of the desert. After all, what’s more inspiring than seemingly living the life of a character you want to create?

The encampment is open twice a year during spring and fall when the desert climate is mild. Each “open season” is divided into week-long sessions. Each session costs $100.

It's open to creatives twice a year with each week-long session costing $100.

It's open to creatives twice a year with each week-long session costing $100

According to Andrea, “It is open to anyone who feels an affinity with Andrea’s mission in the high desert – including (but not limited to) other artists, writers, thinkers, hikers, campers or those who are engaged in other forms of cultural or personal research.”

Source: Inhabitat

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People Pay to be Tortured in this Extreme Haunted House in California

A trip to the McKamey Manor is like living a nightmare.

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Are you willing to pay for a bad time?

Apparently, that's the question you need to ask yourself before embarking on a journey inside the McKamey Manor. Located in San Diego, California, this haunted house is not your typical horror house. Instead of the ghouls and ghosts lurking in the shadows and the corners, actors here will gag, bind, and terrorize you for hours on end. Not only that, they can even touch you and lock you up against your will.

When the makers of McKamey Manor built the haunted house, they meant business.

When the makers of McKamey Mansion built the haunted house, the meant business.

Source: Daily Mail

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10 ‘Diet’ and ‘Health’ Foods That Are Actually Unhealthy

Don’t be fooled by marketing – check labels and ingredients!

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Most of us sure have battled our inner selves with our food choices. There is mounting pressure to eat healthy and pursue healthier lifestyles to avoid diseases like cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and the like. Thus, diet and "health" foods are a booming industry. But are these really healthy? What if it turns out that they can be equally as bad as the junk food we are trying to avoid?

Don't be fooled by marketing - check the labels and ingredients!

Don't be fooled by marketing, check labels and ingredients!

And so, we are here to give you the low-down on some of these iconic and well-known health food and beverages we love to consume. Also, we added some tips and tricks on what you should actually look for in a truly healthy food. Ready?

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Crazy New Trend In Tokyo Shows Couples Getting Wrapped In Plastic For Love Photoshoot

This is strangely interesting – and unbelievably risky, too!

Given how crazy the internet is, there’s absolutely no telling what unusual new trend people will come up next.

Well look no further and just scroll down if you’re interested to find out.

As this article’s title tells us, this interesting trend in Tokyo, Japan shows couples willingly getting wrapped in plastic for an interesting photoshoot. Originally conceptualized by artist Haruhiko Kawaguchi, the shoot’s purpose is to demonstrate the unique bond that exists between couples.

Artist Haruhiko Kawaguchi thought of a unique way to demonstrate the bond of couples - by photographing them wrapped in plastic!

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