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Humorous Street Signs and Other Contextual Street Art Interventions by Michael Pederson | Colossal

<p>Across the urban cityscape of Sydney, in parks, suburban streets, and industrial zones, you’re likely to encounter a plethora of signs and placards …

Hyperloop's test track will be "closest thing to teletransportation"

A test track for the Hyperloop high-speed transportation network – first conceived by entrepreneur Elon Musk – will begin work in California next …

Artist Playfully Holds Cut Paper Silhouettes Against Towering Monuments to Bring Them to Life

Cut paper artist Rich McCor (aka @paperboyo) creates small silhouetted shapes and brings them to life by holding them against European monuments. He positions simple cut outs at the perfect angle, making it appear as though buildings, statues, and fountains are directly interacting with his work. …

England

Friday Fresh Free Fonts - Quest, Pitch Display

Friday fresh free fonts is a series of free fonts posted every Friday, yes I know it's awesome. I will look forward to bring a lot of great fonts …

Typography

A Preview of a Custom Fit Future: adidas Futurecraft 3D

We got to step into the future last week. Literally. For the future of footwear will undoubtedly belong to 3D printed shoes, as previewed by adidas …

3D Printing

Floris Schoonderbeek's Groundfridge chills food without electricity

<b>Dutch Design Week 2015:</b> this spherical refrigerator by Dutch designer Floris Schoonderbeek is buried underground, keeping food cool without using …

Test Drive: 2016 Volvo S60 Inscription

Self-driving cars are undoubtedly the hottest topic in the auto industry right now, and for good reason: removing human error from driving promises safer roads for all. Mercedes Benz, Google and Audi have all released their own version of an autonomous car, and even rumors surrounding Apple's …

Mercedes-Benz

At last! The smart Christmas tree is here to save the holidays and the environment

Let us now discuss one of the more uncomfortable truths about this holiday season.<p>Most of you who celebrate Christmas will soon make your yearly purchase of a Christmas tree. According to the National Christmas Tree Association (which is a real thing!), people in the U.S. buy between 25 million and …

Skype's newest app will translate your speech in real time

Microsoft’s Skype software will start translating voice calls between people today. As part of a preview program, Skype Translator makes it possible for English and Spanish speakers to communicate in their native language, without having to learn a new one. It sounds like magic , but it’s the …

Mixed Media Artworks by Emeric Trahand aka Takeshi

Personal and Commissioned Mixed Media Artworks.<p>Emeric Trahand, also known as Takeshi, is a French artist, illustrator, and art director from Saint …

A Clever Idea For Reinventing The Corporate “About” Page

Pics of golden retrievers, jars of peanut butter, and someone’s kids create a more human corporate identity.<p>Most companies’ “About” page sucks. Composed of tiled mosaics of awkwardly grinning executives who clearly don’t want their pictures taken, and broken up with some insipid verbiage written by …

BMW Art Cars: A Comprehensive Catalogue of the Artist + Automobile Project

There is, for the most part, a fairly clear distinction between art and design. The former contains its meaning within itself, while the latter …

Classic design plastic: Playmobil comes of age

Playmobil is about to celebrate its 40th birthday, but the colourful army of interchangeable, clip-grip, helmet-haired models shows no sign of ageing. Many happy returns…<p>In the world of tiny people, population growth is out of control. The number of Playmobil miniatures on the planet grows by 3.2 …

Rumor: Apple planning to release iWatch in August-September timeframe

You can’t get much sketchier than a Chinese <i>Economic Daily</i> report cited by <i></i><i>DigiTimes</i>, but the former is citing supply chain sources in claiming that Apple plans to release the iWatch in the third quarter of this year, and that the company expects to ship 65M units this year.<p>The iWatch will be …

Rumor: Apple Taking iWatch Circuit Board Deliveries – Device to Debut in September

What the hell, we haven’t published an iWatch rumor in over a month, so… The latest iWatch rumor comes from – Let’s all say it together – …

Work begins on the world's first 3D-printed house

Zero waste, lower transport costs and recyclable materials – is 3D-printing the future of housebuilding? Dutch architects are putting the process to the test for the first time in Amsterdam<p>Treacle-black plastic oozes from a nozzle at the bottom of a small tower in Amsterdam, depositing layer upon …

Apple’s Mac 30th anniversary commercial, shot entirely with the iPhone - The Fox Is Black

Though they avoided the cost of airing it at Sunday’s Super Bowl, Apple’s new spot for the 30th anniversary of the Macintosh is making its rounds. …

The 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Shortlist

The World Photography Organization has just recently announced the shortlist for the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Shortlist. The annual contemporary photography competition includes entries from professionals and amateurs covering a variety of subjects. Competitors enter into one of three …

Giant Inflatable Balloons Transform Interior Spaces into Otherwordly Environments | Colossal

<p>Barcelona-based Penique Productions is an artist collective founded in 2007 that creates transformative installations in public spaces. To do this …

Apple met with FDA, reportedly working on 'Healthbook' for iOS 8

Some of Apple's top executives met with officials from the US Food and Drug Administration last month, something that — together with new software rumors — could signal a new direction for the company's upcoming products. Apple's senior vice president of operations Jeff Williams, as well as the …

This Rock Climbing Gym Resembles A Big Rock

In the rural mountains near Polur, Iran, a tiny village at the base of the region’s highest peak, Mount Damavand, a new mountain is emerging. Inspired by how tectonic forces move the Earth’s crust, Tehran-based New Wave Architecture is building a rock climbing gym that in itself resembles a huge …

Mysteriously Playful Composite Images by Dariusz Klimczak

Polish photographer Dariusz Klimczak constructs surreal landscapes through clever manipulation. Each image in the skilled photo editor's growing collection is a composite of multiple elements that work in unison to present a cohesive, albeit unusual, scene. More often than not, Klimczak's subjects …

Design

New Geometric Tape Art from Aakash Nihalani | Colossal

<p>Working with bold isometric forms created from bright neon tape, New York artist Aakash Nihalani (previously here and here) transforms outdoor …

Incredible Composite Photographs Inspired by Edward Hopper

Richard Tuschman created this incredible series of composite photographs inspired by the work of seminal American painter Edward Hopper.<p>Tuschman builds painted dollhouse-size dioramas that he photographs in his studio. When he photographs the dioramas, he always takes the shots with small …

Art

On The Go Cam Is The Best

You’re abroad and the streets are unfamiliar and frankly you can’t keep carrying so many gadgets with you while keeping track of your touristy gait. …

Drawing

Design’s Next Big Frontier? Shaping Behavior In Real Time

If CES proved anything, it’s that designers finally have the tools to truly influence behavioral patterns. Watch out, world.<p>Other than Michael Bay’s already legendary meltdown, the hottest topics of discussion at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show are largely wearable and connected. In part, …

Portraits Emerge from an Incredible Collage of Objects

New York-based artist Michael Mapes continues to expand his portfolio of meticulously assembled artworks made of thousands of collected specimens. Each piece in the artist's newest and laboriously executed collection consists of countless materials that have each been pinned to a board to form a …

Art

The 100 Apple employees Google just acquired by buying Nest

Nest, maker of internet connected gizmos for the smart home, is a good fit for Google in many ways. But that Google just paid $3.2 billion for a company that has only two products—a thermostat and a smoke detector—seems a bit much. Why the super high valuation? It could be that Google perceives …

Internet of Things

Realistic Stacks of Old Newspapers, Cash, and Comic Books Carved from a Single Piece of Wood by Randall Rosenthal | Colossal

<p>The subject of Randall Rosenthal’s artwork at times seem inconsequential. Stacks of old newspapers and magazines, a comic book collection in a …