Kim Fjordbotten

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Sculpture by the sea

Sculpture by the Sea Aarhus<p>Over 4 somre i 2009, 2011, 2013 og 2015 lagde Aarhusbugten sand, græs og skov til den verdensberømte skulpturudstilling …

Explaining How Those Spikes Form on Ice Cubes

Short answer: Because, science<p>Icicles I get: Water drips downward and freezes. But I've often wondered how the HELL water drips <i>upwards</i> and freezes, …

Adorably Tiny Hand-Knitted Sweaters Outfit Everyday Coffee Mugs

Coffee mugs get cold, too. So, to remedy this, an Etsy shop aptly-called Mug Sweater crafts tiny, hand-knitted garments for your dishware. The adorable creations are miniaturized sweaters, and they come complete with poseable arms wearing mittens. It's a great way to add some whimsy to an everyday …

Exquisite Installations Unwind Strands of Ropes into Delicate Trees

Mello + Landini is a collaboration between Brazil-based artists Janiana Mello and Daniel Landini. Together, they create an on-going series of installations called <i>Ciclotrama</i>, which consist of intertwining ropes that twist and unwind into organic forms like roots and trees.<p>To the artists, <i>Ciclotramas</i> …

The Arts

Amusingly Mischievous Murals Cleverly Interact with the Streets

Italian street artist Caiffa Cosimo, also known as Cheone, creates eye-catching street art featuring optical illusions. The larger-than-life paintings cleverly interact with their surrounding environment in an amusing and mischievous way. Cheone's characters are seen dumping out a can of paint, …

Art

PaperBridge: A Load-Bearing Arch of Paper Sheets Spans an English Creek | Colossal

<p>While it’s certainly not the longest, this weight-bearing structure is definitely one of the more interesting bridges we’ve come across. Unveiled …

Metazoa: Mixed-Media Cabinets by ‘ROA’ Reveal the Hidden Anatomy of Animals | Colossal

<p>Belgian artist ROA (previously) just opened his first solo show at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in NYC titled Metazoa. The new series of mixed media …

Ethereal Jewelry Inspired by Finnish Fireweed

Enchanting Finland is a stunning line of handmade jewelry made by Chao-Hsien Kuo. Delicate and ethereal, the collection is inspired by a tall, …

Branching & Looping Wooden Tables by Michael Beitz | Colossal

<p>Artist Michael Beitz (previously) designed two more of his amazing sculptural tables in the last year. The first is called <i>Tree Picnic</i>, a functional …

Art

New Urban Geodes on the Streets of L.A. by Paige Smith | Colossal

<p>Surrounding an exhibition at Maker City LA, artist Paige Smith A.K.A. a common name (previously), began to install new crystalized rock formations …

Trillium Hammock

This isn't your typical hammock. UK-based Tentsile's 80 square foot Trillium model comfortably fits three adults and bears a maximum weight of 880 pounds. Utilizing seatbelt material and a high-strength ratchet system, the Trillium sets up in minutes for an elevated outdoor outpost. Pick-up …

Interactive Projections of Cubic Designs by Aakash Nihalani

If you’ve ever peeped a look at anything Aakash Nihalani has done, chances are you were mesmerized from the get-go. His latest project, entitled …

I call this a School-Stool

As kids in kindergarten, we would place our chairs upside down on our desks at the end of the day. To make it easier for the cleaning staff to sweep …

Enchanting Coloring Books for Grown-Ups by Johanna Basford

Mesmerizing adult coloring books by Johanna Basford invite grown-ups to pull out a box of Crayolas and return to the time-tested childhood method of unleashing creative energy. Basford, a commercial illustrator and textile designer by trade, has been recognized by her characteristic black-and-white …

Books

Blue Diversion Toilet aims to improve sanitation with built-in filtration system

Austrian design firm EOOS and water research institute Eawag hope to improve sanitation levels in areas of extreme poverty with a mobile toilet that …

Recycled PET Plastic Bottle Plant Sculptures by Veronika Richterová | Colossal

<p>Czech artist Veronika Richterová creates new life from repurposed plastic PET bottles. For the last decade the artist has used various methods of …

Design Experiment: Yamaha Has Product Designers Switch Roles

The company asked their motorcycle designers and musical instrument designers to create each other's products<p>Yamaha, which produces both musical …

Angolan Basket Weaving Meets Traditional Ceramics

Designer Eneida Tavares takes a look at two handmade techniques and seamlessly blends them to create a series of one-of-a-kind vases and containers, …

The World's Oldest, Simplest Chair Design?

…and perhaps the world's first piece of flatpack, space-saving furniture<p>This type of chair was a build project for America's Boy Scouts since the …

A Towering Home in the Alaskan Wilderness Looks Like Something Right out of a Dr. Seuss Book | Colossal

<p>As the story goes, the original owner of this unwieldy building located in Willow, Alaska built his house shortly after a forest fire with a clear …

Touching Video Captures the Powerful Moment When Colorblind People See Color for the First Time

It's estimated that nearly 300 million people across the globe are affected by colorblindness. Valspar Paint, in partnership with EnChroma, is helping individuals experience color for the first time through their campaign #ColorForAll. In the touching short documentary <i>Color for the Colorblind</i>, …

Color Blindness

Seth Globepainter’s Murals of Children Immersed in Colorful Galaxies

Julien Seth Malland's murals revive crumbling walls with vibrant images of children immersed in galaxies of color. The Paris-based artist, who also goes by the pseudonym Seth Globepainter, adds depth to flat, brick-and-plaster walls with a palette of vibrant hues that seem inspired by a crayon box. …

An Embroidery of Voids: A Surreal Journey through Alleyways and Narrow Spaces by Daniel Crooks | Colossal

<p>Trying to describe this short film by artist Daniel Crooks (previously) is a bit challenging, but once you start watching you’ll get the idea. …

Stunning Animal Street Art Made with Geometric Lines by Dzia

Dzia is a Belgian street artist from the Antwerp area that's known for his stunning murals of animals. His graphic style, with swirling strong lines, is instantly recognizable. Dzia paints in his hometown of Antwerp as well as in other cities across Europe, breathing life into walls in abandoned …

Art

A Simple Design Solution to Prevent Burning Your Lips on a Single-Walled Camping Mug

This product is inaccurately named "Hot Lips"<p>Titanium's a good choice for a camping mug. You can use it to create a super-strong single-walled 600mL …

Beautiful 3D Illustrations Breathe New Life into Discarded Books

Using a lot of glue sticks, an X-Acto knife, watercolor paints, and a whole lot of love, illustrator Isobelle Ouzman gives discarded books a new life. From the outside, they might look like your average texts. Just past the hardcover, however, is an incredible mix of drawing, painting, and paper …

Murals of Animals and Insects on the Streets of Antwerp by ‘Dzia’ | Colossal

<p>Although he’s only been painting murals for less than three years, Belgian street artist Dzia has already established a distinctive style and an …

An Artist’s Studio Constructed Entirely Out of Cardboard

Tom Burckhardt has fulfilled his childhood fantasy. He constructed a realistic clubhouse entirely out of cardboard! Ordinarily a painter, he built this artist's studio using only hot glue and black paint, and pieced together a floor, roof, and elaborate work stations. The installation has been …

Art

Mind-Melting Animated Gifs by Nicolas Fong – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

I stared at this image above for waaay too long; it’s gotta be one of the best animated gifs I’ve ever seen. These incredible looping animations were …

What if we could mount a bike on the wall?

Need your city to have more space? Then how about a bicycle rack that fits on a wall and makes space for pedestrians. The Wall-Hanger Bike Rack is …