Julia Wickett

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Brock Davis Turns His Clever Visual Jokes into Stop Motion Shorts on Vine | Colossal

<p>I was excited to discover that mixed media artist Brock Davis (previously) recently joined Vine and started making some fantastic little animated …

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Design

Fear of Flying: A Great Animated Short by Conor Finnegan - The Fox Is Black

Late last year I managed to catch Conor Finnegan‘s excellent short film Fear of Flying at a small festival in Dublin. Ever since seeing it I’ve been …

Highly Detailed Drawings of Aging Hands

<b>32</b><p><i>Skin</i> is a beautifully moving series, by artist Kim Anderson, that consists of highly detailed drawings of aging hands. Created by copic liner (or ink pens) on washi (a type of Japanese paper made from the bark of the gampi tree), each set of hands holds stories we can only begin to imagine but …

Drawing

Diver Almost Gets Swallowed Up By a Whale Shark

This photo will make your heart beat a little faster with the uneasy thought of being eaten by a whale shark! Professional marine photographer Mauricio Handler captured the intense moment during a dive in Isla Mujeres, Mexico, when more than 600 of the 40-foot-long animals gathered to feed on tuna …

Futuristic iWatch Concept

Continuing the current trend of wearable technology, check out this stylish and futuristic iWatch concept designed by James Ivaldi. This sleek watch would feature two separate screens, one being a touch screen for the user's music, contacts, and apps and another that would simply display the time. …

Wearable Tech

Liquid Jewels: High Speed Photos of Paint on Popped Balloons by Fabian Oefner | Colossal

<p>Liquid Jewel is a new project by Swiss photographer Fabian Oefner (previously) as part of his ongoing exploration of manipulating paint with natural …

61% of Netflix Subscribers Choose to Stream Video

Netflix reported their quarterly earnings today, and the news was mostly–though not entirely–good. Revenue was $519.8 million, up 27% from the year-ago quarter, but fell a few million short of Wall Street expectations. As a result, the stock was down nearly 10% in after-hours trading. But the …

Futuristic Magnetic Dumbbell Concept

What is the worst part of weight training? Some might argue that it is the weights themselves. However, traditional dumbbells may soon become a thing of the past. The future is now molded by the concept of electromagnetism or so says the O2 Magnetic Dumbbell. The two small rings worn by the user …

Workouts

Pixar’s Up House Created in LEGOs

You could say that we're fanatics when it comes to Pixar's movie <i>Up</i>. On My Modern Met, we've featured everything from an adorable mini-me costume of Carl Fredricksen to an actual, real-life <i>Up</i>-inspired floating house. (On a personal note, my son's first birthday was <i>Up</i>-themed and, for our little guy, …

Lego

12 Kitchens & Dining Rooms Made Cozy With Kilims

As we head into fall, barefoot and sandy, putting a rug down in the kitchen or under the dining table, is always a good idea, both to catch spills, …

Gorgeous Animal Illustrations by Amy Hamilton

Animals are great subjects for art, and it's great to see an artist managing to do such great pieces like these, by Amy Hamilton. She's a very …

Creative Furniture Made of Yarn and Thread

Knitting and crochet, albeit making a comeback due to yarn bombers like Magda Sayeg, is still not a technique that’s often used in high-end design. …

Perfectly Placed Stencil by ABOVE is Best Viewed at Night | Colossal

<p>Street artist ABOVE tells me via email that it took nearly seven months of searching around London to find the perfect location for his latest …

No Wonder Years: Photos From An Awkward Age

It gets better–or at least the hair and the clothes do. A then-and-now project assures teens past and present.<p>There’s a reason why fully developed 20-something actors play high school students on TV and in movies: In real life, most teenagers are painfully awkward, far too much to stomach observing …

The Rio 2016 Olympics: sun, sea and absolutely no swimming

One year after the London 2012 Olympics, the gates to the east London site have reopened to reveal the new Queen Elizabeth Park, the first tangible piece of the two-week sporting circus' promised legacy. You would think the architects behind the Olympic masterplan might be able to breathe a sigh of …

Quirky Illustrations with Funny Messages

Minneapolis-based graphic designer Phil Jones, aka murraymullet, creates playful illustrations of objects and pets that will leave you smiling. The quirky drawings give a voice to inanimate objects like a trash can, transforming the waste receptacle into a refined connoisseur exclaiming, …

Stunning Line Art by Paolo Ceric

Drawings Made of a Single Line.<p>Look at these expressive drawings. The Croatian graphic artist created the images of a single spiral line. The effect …

Digital Art

A Mother & Daughter Lookalike Photo Project by Carra Sykes | Colossal

<p>Mother + Daughter is an ongoing portrait project by artist Carra Sykes who dresses and poses identically to her mother in various photographs. Sykes …

This Ingenious Table Demonstrates The Space-Time Continuum

The first three dimensions of Einstein’s space-time continuum are easy–X, Y, and Z vectors give our world a shape. The fourth dimension is time, but it’s a bit more complicated than just looking at a clock because it’s actually all times happening at once. “The separation between past, present, and …

Loft-Living Around the Globe

From London to Los Angeles, Sydney to San Francisco, loft-living as a hip alternative to the traditional dwelling option. With more and more creative …

The 20 Things I Wish Someone Told Me at 20

As college doors start to swish and swing open, slurping young people back in for fall classes, I feel compelled to put my hand up and say, "Wait, you forgot something."<p>I have something I want to tell them before they head back up the university's hill to walk new halls, meet new faces and make new …

The Stories Behind 22 Classic Album Covers

1. <i>Nevermind</i> (1991)<p><b>Nirvana<br>Design by Robert Fisher and Kirk Weddle</b><p>Spencer Elden's first time swimming was a memorable one.<p>At four months old, Elden was …

Albums

Resource Furniture and Clei's New Transforming Micro-Apartment

Our first Resource Furniture video, displaying some of the coolest space-saving furniture currently available, is still our highest-rated vid of all …

Hair Hacks: 3 Foolproof Ways to Make Waves

For our next bit of hair trickery, we turn to romantic, bohemian, beachy waves. The task of nailing down how exactly to make the perfect wave is a tall order, and one that can easily result in accidental crimping, Shirley Temple-esque ringlets, or simply a big old mess. Lucky for you, we’ve got a …

Costa Rica Closes Zoos—Where Will the Animals Go?

Influx of captive animals has wildlife-rescue centers strapped.<p><b>At the Monkey Park wildlife-rehab center near Tamarindo, Costa Rica, volunteers clean animal cages, wash dirty dishes, and even prepare the animals' meals.</b><p>"It's a labor of love," said Cinde Jeheber, a California native and frequent …