Link About It: This Week’s Picks

The world's deepest pool, Scotland's haunted toy store installation, new iPhone features and more from around the web

Artist Rachel Maclean’s Haunted Toy Store in Scotland’s Jupiter Artland In the forests of Jupiter Artland—the 120-acre outdoor sculpture park near Edinburgh—Scottish artist Rachel Maclean installed an eerie, graffiti-covered toy store with upside-down attributes aplenty. The sinister structure houses unsettling doppelgänger dolls, as well as Maclean’s new 10-minute animated film, which explores the pressures upon youth (from self-esteem to consumerism and predatory behavior) through the …

The World’s Biggest + Deepest Pool, Blue Abyss

Measuring 50m by 40m, with a 16-meter-wide shaft plunging to a depth of 50m, the research pool within Cornwall, England’s Blue Abyss aquatic center will be the biggest and deepest in the world. When it is completed in 2023, it will contain more than 42,000 cubic meters of water—and its salinity and temperature will be able to be controlled. Designed by British architect Robin Partington, …

London’s 360-Degree Skyscraper Rooftop Infinity Pool

With transparent sides and floor, Infinity London—a rooftop pool to be situated 220 meters up, on a proposed new multi-purpose building—may be the world’s first-ever 360-degree rooftop infinity pool. Plans grant pool access by way of a rotating spiral staircase that rises from the pool floor when someone wants to enter or exit—meaning skyline views will remain uninterrupted. Learn more about how the Compass Pools’ …