Etzali Hernández

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14 Most Creative Works Of Art Of 2014

Art is no longer only the domain of the professional artist. With the likes of Photoshop and Freshpaint allowing anyone the chance to make their …

Design Fail, 19th-Century Edition: 18 Patents That Didn’t Change The World

Enough about world-changing designs. Here, drawings of 18 crackpot ideas, from fake leeches to walking stick guns, that never quite made it.<p>A walking stick that doubles as a rifle. An artificial leech. A cravat that conceals spikes to protect its wearer from being strangled. A corset with …

Inventions

The Guardian Rolls Out A Redesign, With Input From Thousands Of Readers

The Guardian‘s new design joins the rest of us here in 2014. It’s about time.<p>It seems like all the major magazines and newspapers are redesigning their websites lately. First it was The New York Times, then the New Yorker. Now the <i>Guardian</i> is getting in on the action with a bigger, bolder, more …

A Safer Smoking Haven

We take a neutral stand on the cancer sticks, and appreciate this Air Wall Isolation Smoking Area concept. The design blurs the lines between …

From The Designers Of Fitbit, A Digital Tattoo Implanted Under Your Skin

For Co.Design’s Wearables Week, NewDealDesign created a concept for a digital tattoo. But they think they can actually build the thing.<p>From the Jawbone Up to the Apple Watch, wrist-based designs have become the de facto form factor for wearable technology. But we’re already wrist-banded out. So …

Typography Mania #256

Typography Mania is a weekly post series that comes around once a week with the best of Typography design submitted by our users at …

Striking Photos of Symmetry Found Within Architecture

For Moscow-based photographer Sasha Levin, beauty in the world is found through symmetry. His Instagram account (@sashalevin) features monumental images with strong compositional lines made by architecture. Levin skillfully frames his shots with figures that are surrounded by a trail of arches, …

Architecture

New Anatomical Collages by Travis Bedel | Colossal

<p>Collage artist Travis Bedel (previously) continues to make intriguing collages with imagery acquired from field guides, textbooks, and vintage …

These Adorable Candles Have A Morbid Surprise Inside

At first, the candles look like super-sized Gummi Bears–so cute you could eat them. But when you light the wick and the wax melts down, the demon lurking inside rears its scorched aluminum head.<p>At 8.5 inches tall and 4.5 inches wide, these adorably morbid Gummi Bear Skeleton Candles go from “cute” …

The Heartwarming Bond Between Iris and Her Therapy Cat

On Monday, we shared the amazing story of Iris Grace, a 5-year-old girl with autism who paints stunning works of art. Thanks to Sarah, one of our readers who left a comment on our Facebook page, our attention was brought to the incredible bond between Iris and Thula, her therapy cat. Iris, who was …

Iris van Herpen uses 3D printing and magnets to form Spring Summer 2015 fashion collection

Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen revealed 3D-printed garments and accessories "grown" with magnets during her ready-to-wear show in Paris …

Factory Made: Abstract Scenes Made from Hand-Cut Paper

Brooklyn-based artist Michael Hambouz’s Factory Made show features scenes of a factory that are made from hand-cut paper stock and collaged together …

The Protest Art Of Occupy Hong Kong’s “Umbrella Revolution”

This week, tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Hong Kong’s central financial district to protest the Chinese government’s broken promise of democratic elections: they plan to vet electoral candidates in 2017.<p>Dubbed “Occupy Central with Love and Peace,” it was a non-violent …

Nature and Architecture Beautifully Blended in Double Exposure Portraits

Photographer Erkin Demir mainly works in fashion but he also creates beautiful blended photographs through a creative exploration of double exposures. The Turkey-based artist creates intriguing compositions by merging landscapes and architecture with fragmented bodies and faces to create a complex …

Architecture

.Org Deskscape System by Ladies & Gentlemen Studio

.Org Deskscape System is a minimalist design created by Seattle-based company Ladies & Gentlemen Studio. The studio is dedicated to creating a …

Modern Abstract Paintings by Heather Day

Heather Day is an Oakland/SF area artist whose artwork first caught my eye about a year ago. I started following her on Instagram and was immediately …

Painting

Alphabetize Your Record Collection With These Laser-Cut Wood Dividers

Though not the most versatile product in the world, I really love these record dividers from Kate Koeppel Design and wanted to share because I felt …

Traditional Menswear Becomes Design Object With The Wooden Bowtie

Using solid wood, TAKD Design reinvents a traditional menswear accessory and turns it into a modern design object. The Bowtie comes in your choice of …

Desktop Fireworks: A Mood Lifting Surprise Party For One

‘Desktop Fireworks’ appears just like any other unassuming desk set: a mug, binder folders, a tape dispenser, stationery drawers, and pin board. A …

A Brain-Like Building Turned into a Twisting Video Mapping Light Show | Colossal

<p>As part of the New Media Night Festival last month at Moscow’s Nikola-Lenivets Art Park, one of the most unusual video-mapping projects we’ve seen …

Artist Stocks the Shelves of a London Corner Store with 4,000 Hand-Stitched Felt Products | Colossal

<p>British artist Lucy Sparrow has converted an entire abandoned corner shop in Bethnal Green, east London, into a temporary art exhibition titled <i>The</i> …

Stained Glass Windows Made from Stacked Laser-Cut Paper by Eric Standley | Colossal

<p>Virginia-based artist Eric Standley (previously) brings a whole new meaning to the term “cutting edge” with his methodical stained glass windows …

Towering Animals by ‘Irony & Boe’ Stalk the Streets of London | Colossal

<p>Hot on the heels of yesterday’s post about an enormous dog mural by Smates in Belgium, here’s another great collection of humongous animals by UK …

Wait for the Bus inside a Giant Typographic Sculpture in Baltimore | Colossal

<p>Residents of a neighborhood in Baltimore now have the most obvious place to wait for a bus ever designed. The ingenious stop is comprised of three …

3D Sculptural Paintings by Shintaro Ohata | Colossal

<p>Japanese artist Shintaro Ohata (previously) currently has two new sculptural paintings on view at Mizuma Gallery in Singapore. Ohata places …

Stunning Views of Iceland Captured by Jerome Berbigier | Colossal

<p>Photographer Jérôme Berbigier moved from France to Australia in 2007 and soon after took up photography. Inspired by a childhood spent near the …

Imaginative Industrial Flying Machines Made From Cardboard by Daniel Agdag | Colossal

<p>If you want to create detailed and imaginative flying machine sculptures that look like they’re about to take flight, cardboard is hardly the …

Ingenious Signs Ensure You Always Get A Seat On The Train

Never wonder which car has empty seats again.<p>Getting on a train always involves a certain amount of guesswork. You don’t know where the train will stop on the platform or where you should stand to get a seat. One car might be full, another nearly empty. Inevitably, you’re stuck boarding the former …

24 Of Design’s Most Important Principles, Animated

Although not anyone can be a designer, everyone who wants to can learn the elements of visual design: contrast, transparency, hierarchy, randomness, and so on. In fact, it doesn’t even take all that long. Just watch this 50-second video.<p>Animated by Toronto-based art director and motion designer …