View of central crossing of the central hub island, one of dozens of man-made islands envisioned by Rice University architecture students. The islands would serve as a floating city for oil workers off the coast of Brazil. Rice School of Architecture hide caption

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The Corcoran Gallery of Art, seen here in 2005, plans a partnership with the National Gallery of Art and George Washington University that would see both its large collection and its iconic building taken over. Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's "Colored Vases" is shown on display in December at the Perez Art Museum Miami. One of the vases in the exhibit was smashed Sunday. Zachary Fagenson /Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Good things come in small packages. Lacy Williams, an architecture student, and her boyfriend, Patrick Beseda, built a WikiHouse to live in during a field project in Utah. Patrick Beseda and Lacy Williams hide caption

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Needleman says The Row has created an oversized sweater and sweater-skirt "that looks like if you were to lay down, you could just wrap it over yourself like a blanket and go to sleep." Arno Frugier/The Row Fall 2014 Collection hide caption

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Fon appliqué workers in 1971, Abomey, Republic of Benin. Eliot Elisofon/National Museum of African Art hide caption

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I want to hold your lunch! This 1965 lunchbox — considered "one of the Holy Grails" of lunchbox collecting — sold for $936.10 in 2013. It came with a thermos. Another mint condition sample sold for $1,625 last fall. Courtesy of Hake's Americana & Collectibles hide caption

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Ettlinger at age 22, after his stint in the army. Courtesy George Ettlinger hide caption

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