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Sketchbook-Based Ballpoint Pen Drawings by Nicolas V. Sanchez | Colossal

<p>New York City-based artist Nicolas V. Sanchez (previously) creates masterful drawings with only the aid of a few ballpoint pens, rendering …

Drawing

Where Do Ideas Come From? A Short Film by Andrew Norton Tackles the Nature of Inspiration | Colossal

<p>This new short film from filmmaker Andrew Norton tackles the nebulous origins of inspiration. Does a good idea strike like a bolt of lightning, or …

11 Scientific Advances Of The Past 100 Years Gave Us Our Entire Universe

Exactly 100 years ago, our conception of the Universe was far different from what it is today. The stars within the Milky Way were known, and were known to be at distances up to thousands of light years away, but nothing was thought to be further. The Universe was assumed to be static, as the …

Universe

A Technicolor Basketball Court Emerges in Paris | Colossal

<p>In a unique collaboration between French fashion brand Pigalle and design agency Ill-Studio, the Paris Duperré basketball court was recently …

Hurdy-Gurdy: UGEARS Launches the World’s First Mechanical Musical Model (Sponsor) | Colossal

<p>All-in-one: puzzle, toy and fully fledged musical instrument, UGEARS has just launched one of their most ambitious mechanical models …

Freshly finished in festive colours. By @millsnic , a take on...

Freshly finished in festive colours. By @millsnic , a take on Robert Indiana’s classic pop art sculpture.<br>・・・<br>#lettering #design #illustration …

Pop Art

Great fonts by cool designers

Typography

Don’t make New Year’s resolutions this year. Redesign your life instead, Stanford professor says.

By Neda Semnani<p>Throughout our lives, there will be moments when we’ll find ourselves stuck or worried that we’ve fallen short of our potential and greatest ambitions. We might find ourselves fantasizing over a different career or another partner, wondering if it is too late to change.<p>In their new …

Prototypes

Photos Highlight How Different 100 Calories Looks in Servings of Healthy Foods

There's something satisfying about simple math to effect order from disorder. This photo series is the perfect example: in 23 shots, Food Network has provided a visual guide to 100-calorie servings of a variety of healthy food, loosely assembled on a well-lit marble counter-top.<p>If you're counting …

Tradition Takes A Modern Turn: Terraced Home With Rock Walls

In the indigenous language of the of the East coast of Taiwan, the term “A’tolan” is used to describe a place with any rocks. In this case, it …

Architecture

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The World’s Most Beautiful Bookstores Photos

Few things are more enjoyable than whiling away the afternoon in a bookstore, flipping through best sellers, first editions, and new discoveries. Except, perhaps, when that bookstore is as captivating as the books on its shelves. In the age of e-books and Kindles, these literary havens feel even …

Architizer

Smart Shelter in Spain Evoking A Breathable Lifestyle

When time spent with family and friends becomes a priority, you also take into account the place you would like that to happen. This is where the …

A Closer Look at Bamboo Flooring: The Pros & Cons

Bamboo floors have become more popular in recent years, due to their many similarities to hardwood flooring. Bamboo flooring has a chic, exotic look …

The Duckside - Use The Force, Bugs!

The Duckside by Patrol<p>They used to call him Daffy, treating him like a total crackpot and making fun of his speech impediment, but that was before he …

A Modern Family Ranch in Texas

New York City-based Sara Story Design went south to design the interiors modern ranch retreat in the Texas Hill country, designed by Lake|Flato …

The Perfect American designer on Walt Disney and his heart of Glass

It was swimming that brought the stage designer Dan Potra to Australia from his native Romania. Not literally, of course – that would be a long old paddle. Rather, the image of a particular swimmer, the triple Olympic gold medallist Shane Gould.<p>For Potra, growing up in 1970s Transylvania, the …

Young Girl Uses a Clever Method of Quickly Bailing Out a Sinking Canoe With Her Legs

The Bajau Laut people are sometimes called "Sea Gypsies," due to the fact that they live their lives on the ocean. "The Bajau Laut are some of the …

In Her ‘Self-Portraits with Men & Women’ Photographer Dita Pepe Seamlessly Integrates into the Lives of Others | Colossal

<p>When meeting somebody for the first time, or maybe just viewing a portrait, the brain goes into overdrive for a few seconds to quickly form a first …

Tiny Shrimp-like Organisms Try to Illuminate the Insides of Fish That Eat Them | Colossal

<p>No, these aren’t light vomiting fish, though you would be forgiven for thinking so because that’s exactly what it looks like. What you’re seeing is …

Overlook: A New Woodcut Print from Tugboat Printshop | Colossal

<p>After two years of preparation and meticulous carving, “Overlook” is an upcoming woodcut print from the minds and hands of Paul Roden and Valerie …

House Design Concept Hangs off the Edge of a Cliff

A couple in Australia owned a piece of land on the southwestern coast of Australia. They wanted a unique vacation home design for it, so they …