Ellen Thomson

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Rare Mushroom Photos Reveal the Visual Diversity of Fungi

Who knew there are so many different kinds of mushrooms? Retiree Steve Axford, who lives and works in the Northern Rivers area of New South Wales in Australia, uses his camera to capture the startling visual diversity of fungi and other living things. As his photographs reveal, there are far more …

Wales

Intimacy 2.0 Dress Turns Transparent When You’re Turned On

We’re not sure why would anyone wear <b>Intimacy 2.0 Dress</b>, but Studio Roosegaarde thinks that this concept dress will become the next big thing. It’s a …

Heart Rates

MIT Unveils The Shapeshifting Furniture Of The Future

The Transform, from MIT’s Tangible Media Group, changes shape depending upon how users interact with it. Imagine a chair that could transform from an upright rocker to a sumptuous lounge, just by detecting your mood.<p>More Co.Design coverage of Milan Design Week: <br>36 Ways To Reconsider The Weather <br>See …

Engineering

The Legrabox: Blum's Sexy Drawer System with Invisible Slides

Austria-based hardware manufacturer Blum might make the low-end hinges for Ikea's cabinets, but when it comes to their own branded product, they go …

New Underwater Ink Plumes Photographed by Alberto Seveso | Colossal

<p>Photographer Alberto Seveso (previously) just released a new series of ink plumes photographed underwater against a black background titled …

Best of the Oscars Red Carpet 2013

The Academy Awards marks the biggest night for Hollywood's brightest stars, and while Fashion Month continues in Europe, we're here bringing you the best of the best looks from the 2013 Oscars.<p>The Academy Awards marks the biggest night for Hollywood's brightest stars, and while Fashion Month …

The 53 Most Iconic Oscar Dresses of All Time

From Old Hollywood frocks to modern couture.<p>The Oscars have forever been the fashion Olympics for Hollywood's brightest stars. Style chameleons like Cate Blanchett and Nicole Kidman regularly steal the show, while risky contenders like Björk still live in our hearts (and memes). With award show …

The Best and Worst Red Carpet Outfits of 2013

From the good, the bad, to the just plain bizarre, weve rounded up the top 13 hits and misses to grace the red carpet this year.<p>From the good, the bad, to the just plain bizarre, we've rounded up the top 13 hits and misses to grace the red carpet this year. For more year-end roundups, check out the</b> …

Gowns Away: The History of Oscar Dresses

It's the final countdown.<p>Courtesy of Getty/Art: Elizabeth Yoon<p><b>The Golden Years:</b> The classic Hollywood era where everyone looked like a princess because some actresses were actually royalty.<p><b>1. Audrey Hepburn. 1954</b><p>Often seen in her <i>Breakfast at Tiffany</i>'s outfit donning a black shift dress and big …

Every Best Actress Gown from the Oscars Since 1929

That's a lot of high profile dresses, people.<p>Our sisters across the pond at Cosmopolitan UK took a look back at the best Oscar dresses of all time. Reimagined as a graphical representation instead of red-carpet photos, we love seeing how award-winning actress' fashion tastes have changed since 1929.

The Most Spectacular Moments from the 2014 Oscars

Crystal shoes and gorgeous gowns—Holywood's most important night is FINALLY HERE!<p>1. <b>Tara Lipinsky and Johnny Weir</b> hit the red carpet in all their fashionable figure skating glory, which included CRYSTAL. SHOES.<p>Getty<p>Getty<p>2. <b>Liza Minnelli</b> paired her cobalt ensemble with a badass blue streak.<p>Getty<p>3.</b> …

The Dresses You Missed from the Academy Awards Red Carpet 2014

Oscar Dresses That Could Double As Wedding Dresses

Neutral tones and beautiful metallics were a huge trend last night on the Oscars red carpet. And we saw so many dresses that would be exceptionally …

Is This What Urban Buildings Will Look Like In 2050?

Based on this, and extrapolating out some emerging ideas, the engineering and design firm Arup has come up with this mock-up of the building of the …

Mockups

BroApp Sends Texts To Your GF, So You Can Spend More Time With Your Bros

Bros b4 hoes?<p>Let’s say you have a girlfriend, and she gets irritated because you can’t do the bare minimum by sending a text once a day to ask how she’s doing. Enter BroApp. It’s a “clever relationship wingman” that automatically messages your girlfriend with pre-canned thoughts and sentiments.<p>When …

FDA Proposes New Nutritional Label

The Food and Drug Administration today proposed significant changes to the nutritional labels that appear on packaged food–the first big changes since the labels were added 20 years ago.<p>Calorie counts and servings appear more prominent, with larger text. And the serving sizes themselves are …

Alessandro Zambelli’s 3D Printed Lights For .exnovo

At Maison et Objet 2014, Alessandro Zambelli previewed his newest family of lamps for .exnovo named Afillia. By using traditional materials from …

How to Throw a Chinese New Year Dumpling Party

From wrappers and fillings to dipping sauces, all you need to know to make dumplings for Chinese New Year, courtesy of Beijing's Black Sesame Kitchen<p>Even before the metaphorical Chinese New Year's ball drops this Saturday night, families across China (and around the world) will already be stuffed …

13 GIFs That Show You How Everyday Items Are Made

Some we use everyday, others we only ever see the final product - but how exactly are things like forks, crash barriers, springs and even camouflage …

The Military Duffel by Whipping Post

Building on the success of their previous vintage-inspired leather messenger bag, leather goods producer Whipping Post's latest offering is a rough-and-tumble duffel. Originally from Georgia and now NYC-based, founder Ryan Barr (who started making leather goods after he needed a new guitar strap) …

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