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Stefano Boeri's "vertical forest" nears completion in Milan

<b>News:</b> a pair of skyscrapers by Milan office Boeri Studio are nearing completion in the Italian city, featuring as many trees as could be planted in a …

Big Ideas, Small Buildings: Some of Architecture's Best, Tiny Projects

<i>This post was originally published in The Architectural Review as "Size Doesn't Matter: Big Ideas for Small Buildings."</i><p>Taschen’s latest volume draws …

Architecture

Architizer

Final call for entries to World Architecture Festival and Inside Festival awards 2014

<b>Dezeen promotion:</b> this month is the last chance to submit architecture and interior design projects for the World Architecture Festival and Inside …

Architizer

The Silk Léi Zu Collection by Nicole Goymann and Christoph John

The Léi Zǔ shoe collection is inspired by and named after a legendary Chinese empress who invented the silk reel. To show of the luxurious look of …

Glowing Moon Installation by SpY Lights Up the Night Sky

One of our favorite urban artists, SpY, has unveiled a stunning new installation titled <i>MOON</i>, featuring a glowing crescent moon suspended high in the sky above the cole Polytechnique Fdrale de Lausanne campus in Lausanne, Switzerland. The massive moon, which hangs from an industrial crane, …

Astronomy

The Mini Book of Major Events by Evan Lorenzen | Colossal

<p>Trying to compress the history of Earth into a single book is an especially daunting task, the difficulty is compounded when the book you’re writing …

Incredible Moleskine Art Tells Magnificent Stories

Not since Philippines-based illustrator Kerby Rosanes have I seen such amazing art created on a Moleskine. Using just pencil and pen, 20-year-old artist Gabriel Picolo creates magnificent drawings that tell intriguing stories. His works pull you in, making you not only pay attention to the level of …

Drawing

Artist Fills Paris' Negative Space with Whimsical Illustrations

When you're surrounded by buildings on all sides, what do you see? In his SkyArt series, French artist Lamadieu Thomas gives us his answer. He takes …

Framing

Subversive Mask Fools Surveillance Cameras

On the street or on Facebook, facial recognition cameras are pointed your way non-stop. One artist wants to lend you his face to protect yours.<p>The city of Chicago monitors its citizens through ~25,000 surveillance cameras–what the ACLU has deemed a “frightening number.” These cameras connect to …

Kaleidoscopic NYC: An Illustrator’s Visual Homage

Julia Rothman’s book, Hello NY, pays tribute to her hometown, from taxi cabs to the Troll Museum.<p>Julia Rothman, an artist and partner at ALSO Design Studio, has combined her love of drawing with her other great love–New York City, where she has lived all her life, save the four years she spent at …

Architizer

Architizer

An Unconventional House with an Asymmetrical Floor Plan

631 Mansfield, designed by Amit Apel Design, is anything but a typical house. First, you’re guided through and across the yard to experience the …

Colorful City Silhouette Prints by Yoni Alter | Colossal

<p>London-based designer Yoni Alter has a huge line of colorful prints featuring overlaid silhouettes (to scale) of every major landmark found in …

A Slip-On Leather Shoe You Assemble Yourself

Is Pikkpack the Ikea or the Betty Crocker of shoes?<p>Instead of buying yet another pair of Toms this summer, perhaps you order an envelope with a leather shoe upper, a leather shoe sole, and some cotton laces inside. Then you stitch the pieces together. And so you’ve made a shoe, with all the ease of …

Disturbing Real World Endings to Classic Disney Stories

Have you ever wondered what would have happened to some of those perfect Disney characters if their stories hadn't conveniently ended as “happily ever after?” In the real world, life doesn't always work out with a nice tidy conclusion. With this in mind, New York-based animation storyboard artist …

Essays On A Life, Told Through The Objects In It

In The Object Parade, Dinah Lenney uses possessions as a lens through which to examine her life.<p>It’s impossible to go through life without falling in love with an inanimate object or two. In the essays in Dinah Lenney’s new memoir <i>The Object Parade</i>, the writer spins narratives through the symbolism …