James Minard

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Repurposing done right!

One of the most abundant and yet easily forgotten objects, the shipping pallet can be found in all corners of the world… many of which are neglected, …

Rising Furniture Series by Robert van Embricqs

We have featured Rising Table before, a modern furniture design by Robert van Embricqs. This time, Robert submitted <b>Rising Furniture Series</b>: rising …

Critter Chic: These Wild Animals Dress Like People

A photographer documents the transformative power of fashion in his portraits of animals wearing human clothes.<p>It wasn’t especially difficult to fall for Wes Anderson’s <i>Fantastic Mr. Fox</i>. The puppetry, the vintage pedigree, the fetishistic attention to detail, the references to French New Wave film, …

The Scandinavian Summer Cottage Gets A Brutalist Update

Swedish architects defy cabin-loving tradition with a new seasonal retreat made of concrete.<p>Swedes are very proud of their social democracy, and why wouldn’t they be? The Swedish welfare state–which, by all accounts, is disintegrating–provides its citizens with the kinds of benefits that are simply …

Architecture

Cameras Reborn as Lighting by Y Studio

Taiwan-based design firm Y Studio has taken old, defunct cameras and reused them as lampshades in a series of upcycled lighting called Reborn.<p>See …

Design

Death-Defying Pathways Along China's Yellow Mountain

Would you be brave enough to trek a pathway called The Bridge of Immortals? Situated in Huangshan (aka Yellow Mountain), a mountain range in the southern Anhui province of eastern China, the bridge, above, is located at a vertigo-inducing height between two giant, jagged granite peaks that dares …

Amazing Topographical Sculptures Embedded Below

Spanish artist Cristina Iglesias creates sculptural installations that are embedded into their surrounding architecture, playing and redefining the spaces they occupy. The ongoing <i>Metonymy</i> series (<i>Metonimia</i> in Spanish) also explores the relationships between art and nature. Using natural landscapes …

In the Details: The Rotating Saddle Seat of Dor Ohrenstein's Opus Chair

<i>Introducing In the Details, a new series that examines one especially smart, innovative or unusual detail of a new design. We'll have a new post</i> …

Furniture

Jeffrey Stephenson's Architectural Art Deco Computer Tower

We've seen some of Jeffrey Stephenson's sculptural computer creations before—including a questions and answers to his queries about a PC tower …

Art Deco

Think You're Good at Telling the Difference Between a Rendering and a Photo?

Everything you see above is fake, i.e. a rendering. And they're all for sale. They're images from CG Trader, an online 3D model store where designers …

Quizzes

Hyundai's Motion-Filled Pavilion

Te Hyundai Pavilion was created for the 2012 EXPO in Yeosu, South Korea and was designed by architecture group Unsangdongt. The building is not only architecturally striking but represents much of the new ideals that Hyundai, as a brand, wants to promote. Motion and change are two huge contributors …

Countless Pens Used to Draw Detailed Animals Portraits

New Jersey-based illustrator Tim Jeffs has spent the past year trying to draw intricately detailed animal portraits with nothing more than pens and ink. Originally completing the spectacular sketchbook drawings as a pastime, Jeffs' son Harrison decided to share his dad's meticulous craft on reddit. …

Drawing