Peter Kamau Wainaina

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Yule Log 2.0, a digital interpretation of the holiday classic - The Fox Is Black

The yule log is traditionally a piece of hard wood that burns for hours on seasonal holidays like X-mas. But fireplaces seem like a far off dream for …

Hot and Cold Waterfall

We never get a chance to see how the hot and cold water blend together within the faucet, before it cascades out like a stream. The Pavati Tap builds …

Hatch Hub: Where Designers & Design Lovers Connect

Have you heard about Hatch Hub? If not, you’re definitely going to want to keep your eyes on them as a major contender in the e-commerce arena. …

Swedish University Students Design Modern Solar-Powered Home

Team Sweden, consisting of 25 students from Chalmers University, recently developed this environmentally-friendly group house that is powered entirely by the sun. <i>Halo</i> is a sustainable living concept that began as a rough sketch and eventually emerged into a full-scale, functioning building.<p>The …

Environmentally Friendly

Classic Cars Perfectly Explode Into Thousands of Tiny Pieces

Swiss artist Fabian Oefner is the master of high-speed photography. His recent exploding cars projects, <i>Hatch</i> and <i>Disintegrating</i>, feature that signature style with a twist.<p>For <i>Disintegrating</i> (above), Oefner carefully disassembled 1950s and 1960s model cars and individually photographed each part, …

Classic Cars

Autodesk 360 Tech Preview: It's Like Facebook for Designers

Another piece of software we got a good look at at this year's Autodesk University is Autodesk 360. The company has created a Facebook-like interface …

Cloud Forest: Landscape Photos of the Misty Czech Bohemian Forest by Kilian Schönberger | Colossal

<p>It’s fascinating to know while looking at these desaturated images of the Czech Bohemian Forest that the person who shot them, Cologne-based …

Squiggly Figures Congregate on a Building in Spain | Colossal

<p>Visual artist SUSO33, known for his abstract human forms comprised of quick gestural lines, recently painted this large-scale mural in Madrid …

12 Gifts For Brand Snobs

Design Snobs. You know the ones. They walk into the holiday party and immediately tally the host’s inventory: Eames Chair? Check. Noguchi coffee table? Check. And oh my! Vince Guaraldi Trio is coming from the speakers of a Dieter Rams SK2 radio by Braun. So what on earth do you gift this cultural …

Sipho Mabona Is Looking to Create a Life-Size Origami Elephant... Using Only One Sheet of Paper

Sipho Mabona does beautiful things with paper. Not only does he have an awesome job title—Professional Origami Artist—he also has big plans for his …

Mad Scientist Coffee Maker

Forget the drip! The Café Balão coffee maker is not only cooler looking than plain ol’ mechanical coffee makers, it also makes an entire pot 3 times …

We Are Nature Vol. III: New Double and Triple Exposure Portraits by Christoffer Relander | Colossal

<p>Photographer Christoffer Relander (previously here and here) returns with the third installment of his beautifully executed multiple exposure …

Interview: Stephen Kenn

by Tariq Dixon<p>Stephen Kenn’s approach to design is quite simple: “Strip things down to the barest bones.” Throughout the LA-based designer’s career, he has explored this philosophy in various forms—including two denim brands and an accessories line, Temple Bags. While tremendously varied in form …

Design

The Simplest Drone Of All Time?

A postdoc at NYU creates a robot with the aerodynamics to fly without a brain.<p>Following 100 years of flight, drones are making us question everything we know about aircraft. Sure, most military drones still resemble pretty typical planes, but we’re also seeing all sorts of alternative approaches to …

Articles about 10 more tiny kitchens we love on Dwell.com - Dwell

Tiny houses are spreading like proverbial wildfires across the world—and probably because it really just makes sense.<p>Spend blissful hours recharging your creative battery with these ten Tumblrs we've put together to make you feel inspired, keep...<p>Cool, creative designs at NeoCon 2014 bring a …

Summer Fashion

Articles about 5 unique houses austin texas on Dwell.com - Dwell

An Austin firm creates a home for a family in the Texas capital that sits among the trees.<p>Architect J.C. Schmeil of Merzbau Design Collective recently completed this 4-bedroom, 4-bath house on Lake Austin in Texas,...<p>Austin is a rapidly growing city. In March, the U.S. Census Bureau ranked Austin …

Architecture

Beautiful Family Portraits with 4+ Living Generations

<i>Generations</i> is a portrait series by UK-based photographer Julian Germain that features visual timelines of families with at least four living generations. With each person representing a single generation of their lineage, Germain manages to create a chronological look at these fruitful families. …

Genealogy

The stroller that grows up too…

As baby grows up from being pushed in a stroller, to taking his first steps, to learning to pedal a tricycle, the Piv-O stroller is there every step …

Articles about 6 famous brutalist buildings on Dwell.com - Dwell

In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying...<p>You don’t have to live in the Mediterranean to learn valuable lessons from the building techniques and architectural designs...<p>Although she probably hasn’t told you, we’re pretty …

Prefab Homes

Designer Creates 12 Surreal Shoes Representing 12 Exes

<b>“Jetsetter” Jessica</b> <i><br>12 Shoes for 12 Lovers</i> is a creative collection of sculptural footwear by New York-based Chilean designer Sebastian Errazuriz that is inspired by his past personal relationships. Each shoe boasts a unique design that reflects on a specific woman from his past. The twelve shoes …

Shoes

Light Painting Photography by Janne Parviainen

Photographic Long Exposure Light Paintings.<p>Janne Parviainen is an artist and photographer from Finland who creates amazing photographic light …

Photography

SolarCross E-Bike by Terry Hope

This <b>DIY SolarCross project</b> turns a conventional bike to e-bike without the need of battery, it utilizes the sun’s energy. Terry Hope, the man behind …

Solar Panels

Villa Kogelhof by Architecture Bureau Paul de Ruiter

Villa Kogelhof.<p>The Dutch architecture bureau Paul de Ruiter has designed this puristic and modern house called “Villa Kogelhof”. But not only the …

Let’s Appreciate The Planet – Graphic Poster Series by jDstyle

Let’s Appreciate The Planet.<p>This graphic poster series by Ukrainian graphic designer Yevgeniya Glova aka jDstyle is a tribute to mother nature. Each …

Fireplace Storage Units by Davide Tonizzo

In a collection inspired by Italian cities, designer Davide Tonizzo combines storage pieces with a fireplace. Manufactured by Bühler Furniture, the …

Famous Architecture Recreated with Gingerbread and Candy

If you look closely, you'll find that these detailed architectural close-ups are filled with surprises! Artist Henry Hargreaves and stylist Caitlin Levin used gingerbread and candy to create the buildings as part of a Dylan's Candy Bar display at the Art Basel winter festival in Miami. The black …

Art

Beautifully Unique Portraits of Women Emerging from Water

French photographer Romain Laurent's series, <i>H2O</i>, is a beautifully experimental portrait project created for Amusement Magazine. While technically it can be classified as underwater photography, the images play with that brief moment between being fully submerged and rising up, above the water.<p>With …

Photography

Surreal Painted Faces Make Us Question What We Are Seeing

Moscow-based photographer Alexander Khokhlov explores the visually transformative power of paint and makeup in his <i>2D or not 2D</i> and <i>Angry Beards</i> projects. Both bodies of work are part of the photographer's overarching <i>Art of Face</i> series that includes an ever-growing collection of beauty shots …

Art

Animated GIFs Seamlessly Blend Portraits with Nature

22-year-old Daniel Barreto has added a nice twist to the already popular concept of animated GIFs. In his series, titled <i>Animated Double Exposures</i>, the Boston-based artist blends two distinct images into one playful motion.<p>Puddles ripple across a young boy's silhouette and leaves rustle on top of a …

GIF Animations