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Kenyan Artist Digs Through Electronic Refuse and Found Metal to Create Dazzling Sculptural Eyewear | Colossal

<p>Digging through electronic refuse and found metal in Kenya’s capital of Nairobi, Cyrus Kabiru refashions found materials into different wearable …

Ellie Davies Creates Forest Landscapes Illuminated with Fields of Stars and Smoke | Colossal

<p>Ellie Davies' studio is the forest, creating magical, fairytale-like stills throughout the UK. Davies has been exploring this terrain for the past …

Do you speak dog? The idea's not barking mad, say scientists

It's not just Dr Dolittle who can talk to the animals – researchers have developed a computer program that translates woofs into words<p>They are known as man's best friend and the British are famously dotty about them. But how can you tell if your dog is happy, lonely, anxious or sad?<p>The answer is in …

Listen: Lemur Calls Turned Into Beautiful Beatbox Jams

Weird & Wild<p>By making music out of animal sounds, Ben Mirin wants to create a "gateway" for city dwellers to connect with the natural world.<p>Weird & Wild<p>When a golden bamboo lemur announces itself at dawn, its call brings to mind someone throwing up after a bad shrimp salad. Which makes creating …

New Trash and Found Object Murals by ‘Bordalo II’ on the Streets of Lisbon | Colossal

<p>Artist Bordalo II (previously here and here) uses old tires, bumpers, and other scraps of painted found trash to form towering 3D murals of animals …

This is Why You Should Be Taking Self-Portraits

Let me first make one thing perfectly clear: when I speak of self-portraiting, I do not refer to the “selfie.” “Selfies” and self-portraits are not …

Elegant Fine Line Geometric Tattoos by Dr. Woo | Colossal

<p>With delicate lines, dots, and geometric patterns, L.A. tattoo artist Dr. Woo creates some of the coolest tattoos we’ve seen in quite a while. The …

Flowchart: How To Choose A Typeface

Once you really understand them, typefaces can be powerful. A properly chosen font can either give your words authority, or totally undermine them. Even a typeface as openly reviled as Comic Sans, which is ludicrous in the context of an email from your boss or as the typeface on a business card, …

COOL HUNTING The Other Art Fair, London

For those London-dwellers who dont have the wallet to buy their art at Frieze, alternative event The Other Art Fair proves a bit more affordable. For this edition, many have already found the big draw to be YBA Gavin Turks “Project Beard,” for which Turk shaved off his beard and turned himself into …

Low Light Wedding Photography Tips

There is nothing nicer than using a high quality prime lens and shooting wide open, it can be quite liberating especially when coupled with a full …

A Dark, Twisted Cinderella Story: Artist Camille Rose Garcia Holds A Black Mirror Up To Children’s Classics

By Hugh Hart5 minute Read<p><i>Cinderella</i> proved her enduring appeal last month when Disney’s live-action remake topped the box office. But California …

Washed Up: Alejandro Duran’s Site-Specific Found Plastic and Trash Installations | Colossal

<p>Working along a single stretch of coastline in Sian Ka’an, Mexico’s largest federally-protected reserve, artist Alejandro Duran collects countless …

Why Does an Octopus Walk Funny? Scientists Are Amazed

Weird Science<p>Octopuses move with a simple elegance, but they have no rhythm, according to new research.<p>Each of an octopus's eight arms is soft, flexible and muscular, and acts as if it has an infinite number of joints, said the study's lead author, Guy Levy, a postdoctoral researcher of …

Zoology

Amazingly Colorful Drawings of Reptiles by Illustrator Tim Jeffs

Artist Tim Jeffs brings vivid illustrations of regal reptiles to life with bold, black lines and brilliant pencil-crayon shading. The New York City-based artist starts a picture by drawing an outline that looks like a grid, which he then fills in with a beautiful spectrum of colored pencils. The …

New Jersey

Gardening in Space Gets Ready for Lift-Off

The Plate<p>Feeding space colonoists farm-fresh produce is one step closer to reality, now that NASA’s Veg-01 experiment results are in from the International Space Station, showing resounding success with red lettuce. Locavore astronauts are readying for their second space-farm-to-fork mission.<p>Last …

Space

How to Make Your Images Easier to Find Online

There are plenty of reasons why you want to be able to easily find your images online. One of the biggest ones is the fact that you can track where …

Making Sure All The Photos in Your Lightroom Catalog Have Your Copyright Info Embedded

Posted By Scott Kelby on Monday, April 6, 2015 in Featured, Library | 15 comments<p>Hi Gang (and Happy Monday). This is a quick tip for making sure …

Tutorials

Quick Guide to Using Image Sharpening Software

Sharpening images can be a great tool for drawing viewer focus and emphasizing texture. It’s also something that pretty much all photographs will …

The 10 Best Photo Essays of the Month

The New Yorker Photo Booth: Guerrero and the DisappearedA family in El Chuparosa, Guerrero. When rain poured through the<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Matt …

The Real Meanings of Common Photographic Words and Expressions: Part II

Well now, it seems my little guide to common photographic expressions hit a chord with a few people. It’s great that people appreciated it and I …

This Online Interactive Guide Will Help Bring You Up to Speed on Photo Editing Terms

If you’re just starting out in post-processing digital photos, you may feel overwhelmed with all the different terms and concepts involved in …

The Social Engineering of Photography: Overcoming the Challenge of Talking to People

I’m always on the lookout for potential subjects. Approaching them is something that I’ve actually gotten better at, despite the video evidence below …

VSCO Cam Adds the Alchemy Collection: 10 Presets for Cross Processed Looks

The war of photo filters rages on. Instagram recently added more filters and more editing tools to its popular smartphone app, and now VSCO is …

Ocean-Inspired Glass Vases and Sculptures Capture the Beauty of Cascading Waves

Santa Cruz, California-based husband and wife Paul DeSomma and Marsha Blaker are impressive glass artists individually, but the stunning pieces they produce as a duo blow us away with the breathtaking force of a tidal wave. Working mainly with hot glass, the pair create gorgeous, ocean-inspired …

This Insane Video Game Puts Pac-Man, Pong, and Space Invaders In A Blender

And it’s somehow better than all of them put together.<p>Among gamers, every video game is ultimately described as a mash-up of game titles. For example: “It’s like <i>Doom</i> and <i>Sim City</i> and <i>Flappy Bird</i>, smashed together and served to you on a plate with your gonads as a garnish!” Usually, these descriptions …

How to Master Menswear Like a Lady

Borrowed from the boys.<p>There's nothing quite like your boyfriend's worn-in sweatshirt. Perfectly oversized, holes in all the right places, and when paired with your favorite skinny jeans, the look seems just right. Getting the perfect "boyfriend look," though, can sometimes be tricky. To achieve …

This Violin Looks Like A Sci-Fi Weapon

Husband and wife design team Eric Goldemberg and Veronica Zalcberg, founders of Miami’s Monad Studio, have a consistent aesthetic. Whether they’re building a guitar or designing an office building, their work resembles something that’s crawled out of one of the <i>Alien</i> films. And their latest project …