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Explore the World’s Largest Collection of Frida Kahlo Artifacts for Free

This week, the Google Arts and Culture app launched their incredible virtual exhibition, <i>Faces of Frida</i>. By teaming up with esteemed art museums all over the world, it comprises over 800 Frida Kahlo paintings and artifacts, making it the largest Kahlo curation ever assembled. The best part? No need …

Art

Miniature Installations Transform Bookshelves into the Back Alleys of Japan | Colossal

<p>If you’ve ever wandered around Tokyo on foot you’ll know that it can sometimes be like a spider web of side streets and back alleys. It’s one of the …

Art

This Memo Pad Reveals Architectural Sculptures As You Use It

Prepare to have your sloppy childhood attempts at stick figure flip book animation completely blown out of the water. Japanese company Triad is the …

TeamLab creates interactive whirlpools inside National Gallery of Victoria

Japanese art collective TeamLab has used lighting to create a sea of spiralling whirlpools inside a Melbourne art museum.<p>TeamLab created the …

Woodworking Artist Carves Floating Mug Sculpture Pouring “Liquefied” Colored Pencils

Texas-based woodworking artist and YouTube star Bobby Duke specializes in hand-carved wooden sculptures and stone carvings. For his latest creation, Duke created an illusionary floating mug sculpture that looks like it’s pouring liquefied colored pencils. The mug is cleverly carved from a single …

Shigeru Ban's La Seine Musicale incorporates a wall of moving solar panels

Pritzker Prize-winning architect Shigeru Ban has completed a music complex near Paris, featuring an egg-shaped auditorium and a wall of solar panels …

Pink Floyd Exhibition in London: Pictures

cheesign designers bring back vintage radios with a peculiar twist

apr 20, 2018<p>seven monolithic and monochrome 'houses' offer visitors an immersive experience – a dip in color to discover the Hermès home …

Beth Moon Spent 14 Years Capturing The World’s Most Aged Trees

<b>Beth Moon</b> is a talented 62-year-old photographer and artist currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area, California. Beth has spent the past 14 …

Beautiful Cardboard Airships by Jeroen van Kesteren

The Netherland-based artist Jeroen van Kesteren design beautiful imaginary airships. A serie of sculptures grouped under the name Orphanage for Lost …

How the Special Effects of Silent Films Were Done

When you can’t rely on a computer to improve (or fake) a movie scene, you gotta improvise. And back in the days of silent films, filmmakers were …

Charlie Chaplin

Jewelry

The Humanitarian Works of Shigeru Ban

Pritzker Laureate Shigeru Ban may be as well known for his innovative use of materials as for his compassionate approach to design. For a little over …

SBA

熊本地震 / 木造仮設住宅<br>Wooden Prefabricated Temporary Housing / Kumamoto Earthquake, Japan<p><b>01</b> プロジェクト概要 / Project …

Crossing Wall House / Mobile Office Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The Crossing Wall House, designed and built by Mobile Office Architects (MOA), is sited where the Santa …

A Chic Hotel With Quintessential British Charm

We all have that one friend who seems effortlessly chic, has an impeccable eye for design and always knows the latest trend before it’s trending. …

House for Mother / Förstberg Ling

<i>"House for Mother"</i> is the first house completed by Förstberg Ling, a project started in 2013 as a part of the housing exhibition in Linköping, …

Tour Amsterdam's Unconventional Hotel The Dylan

<b>Name:</b> The Dylan Hotel <b><br>Location:</b> Canal Center; Amsterdam, Netherlands<p>Never intending for its design to fit into a box, the cheeky hotel's aesthetic …

Vibrant Color Palette Combos Take Colors From the World to Inspire Creativity

With its vast collections of images, photo filters, free icon and shape elements, and fonts, Canva allows users around the globe to create sleek graphics and presentations through its online app—no design degree required. The company's Senior Graphic Designer, Poppie Pack, shares a variety of savvy …

See 15 Iconic Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings

Frank Lloyd Wright's home and studio, located at 951 Chicago Avenue, Oak Park, Ill. Built circa 1889.<br>Don Kalec/Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation …

Finally, The Golden Ratio Gets Its Own Coloring Book

Venezuelan artist Rafael Araujo creates meticulously detailed drawings of the Fibonacci spiral in nature–now, you can color along.<p>When it comes to design, the golden ratio is mostly bullshit. Though designers sometimes use it, there’s just no proof people prefer that precise spatial ratio in their …

Anyone in the world can now call a completely 'random Swedish person' as part of a new initiative

Sweden has launched a telephone number allowing people from around the world to talk to “a random Swede” about absolutely anything.<p>The initiative …

Europe

Get Free Housing Designs From A Pritzker Prize-Winning Architect

Befitting its reputation for socially driven architecture, Elemental—the Santiago, Chile–based firm of this year’s Pritzker Prize laureate, Alejandro Aravena—has made plans for four of its low-cost housing designs free to the public.<p>In doing so, the firm is making good on its mission to use …

An A-Frame Cabin for a Snowboarding Family in Whistler

A family of snowboarders longed for a weekend retreat in Whistler, Canada, in a neighborhood known for 1970’s A-frame and Gothic arch cabins and …

Loch Ness Is Back As A Tea Infuser

Bats aren’t bugs, and the Loch Ness Monster is real, are the two big revelations of 2016. Made by former cryptozoologists at OTOTO Design, these Baby …

Loch Ness

Port Centre / C.F. Møller Architect

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The new Port Centre unites many of the central functions at the Port of Aarhus in a central building …

The Ultimate Playlist: 50 Reasons to Believe in the Power of Play

<b>Embed this image on your site:</b><p><a href="https://www.playgroundequipment.com/the-ultimate-playlist-50-reasons-to-believe-in-the-power-of-play/"><img …

New Magnificent Photos of Beautiful Libraries around the World

Since 2011, French-born, New York-based photographer Franck Bohbot has traveled all over the world in a quest to document the captivating beauty of libraries for his ongoing series titled <i>House of Books</i>. From Rome to Tokyo to Paris, he creates a visual record of the cultural institutions that have …