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How Geeks Have Evolved Over Time [Infographic]

Where Star Wars and Star Trek geeks share common ground.<p>Hundreds of years ago, the term geek wasn't as benign as it is today (high fives all around, gang). In 18th-century Austria-Hungary it was synonymous with freak--literally, used as the word for circus performers. Now, at worst, it's used to …

7 Awesome Photos Of The 2013 Perseid Meteor Shower

Stargaze without leaving your laptop.<p>Missed the peak of the Perseid meteor shower last night, or just want to compare shots? Check out these lovely photos, shared by folks in several places throughout the Northern Hemisphere.<p>The Perseids occur annually from July to August, peaking one night in …

Giant’s Causeway | Northern Ireland (by Michael Breitung)

<b>Giant’s Causeway | Northern Ireland</b> (by Michael Breitung)

8 Vintage SUVs We Want Right Now by Cool Material

We all know the appeal of the SUV. It brings about a sense of adventure filled with thoughts of powering through snow-covered roads while other …

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A Java Escape

Skip To Navigation Skip To Content Skip To Footer<p>Features<p>Videos<p>Photos<p>Gear<p>Gear Guides<br>• Reviews<br>• Surfer Phone …

One of the coolest GIFs we've ever seen: a rotating, 3D nebula


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Ali Maani Mixed media on canvas 100 x 100 cm

Ivan Aivazovsky was an Armenian-Russian world-renowned painter living and working in Crimea, most famous for his seascapes http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivan_Aivazovsky Posted by Lara

Bob Carlos Clarke pictures presented to the National Portrait Gallery

Photographs include snaps of Marco Pierre White, which helped to feed image of fiery chefs – as well as musicians and actors<p>Portraits of chef Marco Pierre White smouldering over a meat cleaver, actor Rachel Weisz sporting an impressive tumble of glossy dark curls, and Ronnie Wood photographed for …

A Whistlestop Tour of Famous New York City Artists’ Studios and Homes

If you’ve got a spare $650, you can apparently rent one of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s old studios for a night on Airbnb. Investigating artists’ places of …

Gorgeous Polaroid Photos by ‘Solaris’ Director Andrei Tarkovsky

Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky’s films — <i>Solaris, Andrei Rublev,</i> and <i>Stalker</i> among them — were renowned for the beauty of their imagery, so it …

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Photography at Dusk

Preferring to take his exquisite pictures at dawn or close to dusk, Michael Kenna has been quoted as saying, <i>“You can’t always see what’s otherwise noticeable during the day… with long exposures, you can photograph what the human eye is incapable of seeing.”</i>

Delicately Sculpted Busts by Gosia | Colossal

<p>Currently living and working in Toronto, artist Gosia recently completed work on a series of beautiful sculpted busts made from polymer clay and …

Human Movement Converted Into Digital Sculptures | Colossal

<p>I’m really enjoying the visuals in this series of four idents for CCTV that translate human motion into digitally sculpted objects that look like …

Can Good Graphic Design Help The Homeless?

A new project replaces the handwritten signs of homeless people with eye-catching recreations, but maybe the graphic design isn’t the point.<p>The least visible franchises can be given a new voice through the power of good branding and great graphic design. Will it do the same for the voiceless, the …


Manifest Station: A Transparent Utility Box Painted by Mona Caron | Colossal

<p>This fun piece was painted by illustrator and muralist Mona Caron on Duboce Avenue at Church Street in San Francisco. Titled Manifest Station, the …

Kickstarting: An Elegant 19th-Century Lens That Syncs With Any Modern Camera

Lomography wants to bring back the Petzval lens, a pioneering piece of hardware for commercial photography.<p>Consider the darlings of the camera market. Between the Lytro camera and its newer app, and the forthcoming Instagram camera (or just Instagram itself), we really put a lot of effort into …


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