Drone footage of a massive star fort

Fort Bourtange is a 16th-century star fort that is now a museum. This drone footage captures the scope of the spectacular engineering feat. Read the rest

Table that turns into a secret house

The "Daily Shelter" by artist Ingrid Brandth is a dining-room table that converts to a secret fort: "At first glance it looks like an ordinary table. But for the one who knows its secret, it can be transformed into a shelter where one can hide from scary sounds, ghosts or family members. Just like a snail feels safe in its house."

One of the coolest parts of having a two-year-old around the house is getting to play fort all the time -- we dive under the covers and shout "cave of wonders," hide in closets, and so on. I wish I had the chops and the space to build one of these for Poesy, but we're doing OK with blankets and pillows.

Daily Shelter (via Cribcandy) Read the rest