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A Single Thread Wrapped Around Thousands of Nails

Kumi Yamashita, whose mind-blowing shadow artworks have been featured before, uses a single, unbroken thread wrapped around thousands of nails to …

Scribble: 100,000 Ink Colors Available In One Pen

Proving whatever you can dream may eventually come true, the Scribble Pen is a concept designed by Mark Barker and Robert Hoffman set out to realize …

More on 3D Coins, and an Illegal DIY Production Method: The Doming Block

Love it or hate it, the U.S. Mint's forthcoming 3D coin seems to be capturing people's imaginations. And while we previously looked at the cool …

101 Cycling Tips to Completely Transform Your Bike Life

Ride better, get stronger, be happier, go faster, look nicer, stay safer, get fitter, smile wider, and lots more<p>Want to be a better cyclist? Just ride. Every time you turn the pedals, you naturally improve a little. Of course, one well-placed tip, trick, or nugget of wisdom can help you achieve …

Oscar Nominees Playfully Recreated as LEGO Movie Posters

Following the success of <i>The LEGO Movie</i> and in anticipation of the 86th Academy Awards, illustrator and graphic designer Old Red Jalopy has created nine posters for Yahoo! Movies of the Oscars Best Picture nominees, as though they were all LEGO movies. Each recreation features the stars of the last …

Lego

A 19th Century Lithographer Transforms the Alphabet into a Series of Sweeping Landscapes | Colossal

<p>Buried in the archives of the British Museum is this wonderful series of lithographs from illustrator Charles Joseph Hullmandel that transforms the …

Chineasy

Beginning with key Chinese characters—which the book refers to as building blocks—author ShaoLan Hsueh and artist Noma Bar have made a memorable guide, as helpful as it is pretty, to one of the most difficult and oldest languages in the world. "Chineasy" translates the Chinese language into a …

Language

Essential Tips for Long Exposure Photography

Long exposures are a whole different world of photography, and in the winter months when the sun is gone more often than not, they expand your …

Capturing Dynamic Sky Activity Using Timelapse Sequences

If you enjoy photography that takes you on a vacation by just looking at it, you’re in for a treat! Photographer Andrew Walker spent the last year …

Time-lapse Photography

I’m Not a Pro, Do I Need a Portfolio?

<i>This is a guest post by Stephan Bollinger – www.stephanbollinger.com</i> <i><br>Follow him on G+: plus.google.com/+StephanBollinger</i><p>My previous article about the …

Hands-on Photo Tip: Non-destructive Editing in Photoshop

In this Hands-on Photo Tip, I will show you the basics of non-destructive editing. If you want to be flexible in your photo editing workflow, and if …

How to Take Architectural Photography at Twilight

When it comes to ambient lighting, daytime photography provides great light for clear, crisp images. But, what about that off time when the sun is …

Lightstrap: An iPhone Case that Doubles as a Capable Ring Flash

Although it can’t compare to a quality camera, it’s hard to deny that the iPhone is capable — after all, we’ve seen <i>NY Times</i> cover photos, fashion …

New Ornate Insects Drawn by Alex Konahin | Colossal

<p>Latvia-based graphic artist and illustrator Alex Konahin (previously) recently completed work on a new series of ornate insect drawings titled …

Tutorial: How to Capture a Long Exposure Portrait

I met Julia in the year 2000, and that’s when our photo journey began. I constantly thought about how cool it would be, to not be tied to a workplace …

Comprehensive Guide to Color in Photoshop – Using Kuler

• Design & Illustration<br>• Tools & Tips<p>by Martin Perhiniak26 Nov 2013<p>Difficulty:BeginnerLength:QuickLanguages:<p>Tools & TipsAdobe Photoshop<p>Adobe Kuler is …

Graphic Design

Photo Series Captures the Stunning Beauty of Siamese Fighting Fish

A few years ago, Bangkok-based photographer Visarute Angkatavanich started selling his work through microstock sites, and so he went in search of …

“100mph Bike”

<b>May 09.13 – “100mph bike”</b><p>The 100mph bike, speed bike or any one of the working titles that has been used for this project by the people involved. Its …

Counseling

Hypnotic GIFs of Anthony Howe's Kinetic Wind Sculptures

Artist Anthony Howe's 3D kinetic sculptures are massive, moving pieces that utilize the united visual power of wind, metal, and mirrors. We first discovered his spectacular work earlier this year and now, thanks to VICE's <i>The Creators Project</i>, a series of equally hypnotic gifs (created by Jordan …

Art

Graphics and Illustrations by Guilherme Henrique

Inspiring Illustrations.<p>Some works by Paris, France-based graphic designer and illustrator Guilherme Henrique. I already follow his flickr account …

Graphic Design

BMW M Laptimer goes live in iOS App Store, tracks your run to the grocery store

The average BMW driver may not often take their Bimmer out to the track, but those who do can now get some free iOS assisted coaching. The company's BMW M Laptimer app tracks vehicle throttle, steering, braking and engine data and maps it to a pre-defined or user created track, analyzing the …

More Than a Spork: All-in-One Utensil Includes Chopsticks

Awkward to use and less than visually appealing, sporks have never managed to find a permanent place in most silverware drawers. Will this weird …

Avant-garde

The Jarvie Window: Photographing Faces Through a Ring Flash

Check out the picture above. Pretty cool, huh? Well, to make photos like this you can use a special technique. It wasn’t invented by me, but by a Bay …

Chris Hadfield's photographs of Earth from space – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/science/gallery/2013/may/13/chris-hadfield-space-in-pictures<p>720<p>During his five months in space onboard the International …

Top 15 Features of Your DSLR Camera That You Should Know

There’s a lot to learn when you first get a DSLR. The first things you need to know is how to get out of auto mode and start using your camera’s …

Cameras

RokForm v3 accessories turn smartphones to wall-mounted televisions

The accessory company RokForm has been releasing accessories since 2010, coming up here in 2013 with a family of components that allow a smartphone – …

Gear & Gadgets

A Photographer’s Guide to Freelensing, The Poor Man’s Tilt-Shift Lens

Freelensing is a relatively inexpensive way of getting the similarly unique effect of an expensive tilt-shift lens, where the focus plane is thrown …

How to Use Content Aware Fill in Photoshop

Most photographers would agree that whenever possible getting the shot right in camera should be the goal. However, there are going to be times when …

Tutorials

Microsoft brings 3D maps to Excel users

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Microsoft<p>The PC market might be a hot mess right now, but anyone using a Windows machine for data analysis might be …