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Secret Viking Code Decrypted: 'Kiss Me'

Medieval Norse cryptology was more about love than war.<p>For years, researchers puzzled over codes they saw carved into 13th-century Viking inscriptions. It's not that researchers don't know how to read Norse runes—they do. But about 80 existing fragments of runes seem to be encrypted. Are they …

Flex Shelf: A Transforming Shelf From Story Store

These days, we’re all about customization, and Flex Shelf, designed by Story Store, gives you exactly that. Not only does it provide storage for your …

Furniture

A 1:60-Scale Boeing 777 Built Entirely from Paper Manilla Folders by Luca Iaconi-Stewart | Colossal

<p>Inspired by high school architecture class where he was assigned to create simple paper models using cut paper manilla folders, San Francisco-based …

Illustrating Loneliness: Belhoula Amir’s Alone - The Fox Is Black

I’m not sure if French illustrator Belhoula Amir is a lonely person but the work on his Behance page certainly make you wonder if he needs a friend …

Turning Dead People Into Materials

Once upon a time, human beings were biodegradable. But with modern-day corpses shot full of embalming chemicals before being sealed inside metal …

Industrial Designer

Parametric Bench – Interior Design by Oleg Soroko

Bench Design Concept.<p>This parametric bench was designed by Oleg Soroko aka After-Form, a Moscow, Russia based architect as well as interior and …

Artist Creates "Paintings" with One Sheet of Intricately Folded Fabric

British artist Benjamin Shine creates textured “paintings” by carefully folding and ironing one giant sheet of tulle fabric. His subjects range from portraits of iconic stars like Elizabeth Taylor to realistic renditions of elderly hands and beautifully abstract faces emerging from the flowing …

Art

New in the Shop: Jaco Haasbroek's Hilarious Illustrations

Cape Town, South Africa-based illustrator and designer Jaco Haasbroek shares his wonderful sense of humor through his comical illustrations. Each of the artist's creations feature adorable little characters that offer a new way of seeing the world. Full of whimsy and witty puns, Haasbroek's art …

Content Aware Typography turns mundane type into wild experiments - The Fox Is Black

I found this crazy looking Corn Flakes box over the weekend and thought, “Wow, I’d stop and consider buying that.” It turns out it’s a part of an …

This no nonsense branding kills the pretentious aspect of wine - The Fox Is Black

Most wine bottles are boring. Wandering the aisles it’s hard to tell most of them apart, because really, the only true way to tell them apart is by …

3D Typography by Lex Wilson

Lex Wilson is a illustrator and graphic designer from Cambridge, UK - currently based in London. he studied at The Nottingham Trent University where …

Graphic Design

How A California Mom Designed The Ultimate Anti-Disney Princess

Fed up with superficial stories about damsels in distress, a mother creates a positive alternative for children.<p>Fronting a multi-billion dollar brand, Disney Princesses have enraged feminists for decades. Their impossible proportions–stick-thin waists, enormous eyes, and barely visible noses–create …

DTI Logo

It’s neck and neck, side by side, elbow to elbow what I like more about this holiday home on the island of Menorca. The sleek, white contemporary …

The 34 Best Songs Of 2013

The year that indie became pop and pop became indie, 2013 stands as being, for the most part, a pretty great year in music. (And, we don't say that …

16 Books That'll Amp Up Your Creativity

Is it just us, or does the self-help section of the bookstore feel kind of heavy? You know, like it's carrying the burdens of thousands of readers, …

Surreal Storytelling Illustrations by Andrew Ferez

Moscow-based Russian illustrator Andrew Ferez, aka 25kartinok, creates surreal scenes, each with their own fantastical narratives, that seamlessly merge various opposing elements. Digitally drawing his elaborate renderings, Ferez's work has a dark, fantasy-driven appeal. The digital artist manages …

Old Typewriter Letters Create 200 Foot Long Illustration

Inspired by the first half of the top row on a keyboard, artist Pablo Gamboa Santos developed a series of 300 drawings, entitled <i>Qwerty</i>. He used an old typewriter to create layers of overlapping letters which interact directly with his detailed illustrations and function as either water or land …

Art

Adorable Kitten Photo Taken with a Fisheye Lens

Steyr, Austria-based photographer Henrik Spranz took this incredibly adorable photo of a young kitten using a fisheye lens. Spranz calls the photo <i>Curiosity</i>, stating, “A fisheye and a kitten can be a perfect combination. A little kitten doing its first outdoor adventure.” Love how its sparkling blue …

Cute

Gisele Bundchen Visits Teen Battling Cancer To Share Makeup Tips (PHOTOS)

Not every 15-year-old aspiring makeup artist gets a personal visit from Gisele Bundchen, but Karina Xavier got just that this week.<p>The Brazilian teen, who's currently battling bone cancer, was surprised by the supermodel on Thursday at her house, where the two swapped makeup tips and ate pão de …

Beautiful Houses: House in Ontinyent

This week we will show you the beautiful House Ontinyent in Valencia, Spain, a project by Borja García. This house is super elegant, clean and …

Architecture

Best of Watch Concepts in 2013

It was the year of the iWatch and then some! Three innovative approaches to the fabled watch from the house of Apple; with similar yet distinct …

Motivational Chalkboard Messages Mysteriously Pop Up on a College Campus

Using beautiful typography and amazing illustrations, anonymous artist duo Dangerdust has created an inspiring set of chalkboard messages that mysteriously pop up on a college campus. “Despite our overwhelming work load at Columbus College of Art & Design we bring it upon ourselves to create a …

Saving Space with a Suspended Bedroom

• 1 |<p>2 |<p>3 |<p>The first thing you notice in this combination living area is of course the bed suspended from the ceiling. Accessible by narrow staircase …