Vladimir Rybalsky

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How to Buy the Best Home Recording Studio Equipment: A Beginner’s Guide

For aspiring artists interested in making music at home, there has never been a better time to get started. The options are plentiful, and prices are a fraction of what they once were: A basic bedroom studio, put together on the cheap, can yield the kind of results that would have required booking …

Offices for International Shipping Company / SHH

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> SHH has completed an office interiors project, set within a 5-storey early Georgian terrace in the West …

Need Help With Basic Sketching Techniques? Let These Videos Teach You

We’ve all heard the story of the cocktail napkin sketch that inspired a masterwork. Architecture is all about communicating ideas visually, and there …

Sketching

One Main Office Renovation / dECOi Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The project was for the penthouse offices of an investment group in green building and clean energy …

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Sculptures Made from Repurposed PET Plastic Bottles

Most of us just toss our old plastic bottles (hopefully into the recycling) and probably don’t think about them again. Czech artist Veronika …

Light Up The Room With Your Dance Moves In These LED Shoes

Time for a little dancing in the dark? A new shoe design by Tokyo-based studio No New Folk takes light-up soles from mid-’90s kids’ wear to hip accessory for the 21st century. Almost 100 LED lights wrap around the sole of the all-white shoes. The colors and patterns can be adjusted with a …

25 Ideas Shaping The Future Of Design

What the landscape of design will look like in 2020, according to the most innovative designers of 2015.<p>Design is always changing, and with tech and design increasingly aligning, we’re arguably headed to the most radical period of change in design history. How radical will the design landscape of …

Painted Body Art Masterfully Cloaks People in Scenic Views

We recently marveled over Natalie Fletcher's mind-bending body art, and we're equally as impressed by her other nature-inspired paintings on people. Fletcher lives in Oregon, a state known for its organic beauty that's found in the mountains and coastline. She's translated these idyllic settings …

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Modest Mouse’s Weird New Web App Is Better Than Its Latest Album

Your days of sitting alone in your dorm room weeping quietly to <i>The Moon & Antarctica</i> may be over, but that doesn’t mean Modest Mouse doesn’t have anything to offer. The rock band, founded in Issaquah, Washington, in 1993, has released a weird new web app to promote the release of its middling …

Captivating Geometric GIFs by Florian de Looij | Colossal

<p>Florian de Looij first sat down with a copy of Photoshop when he was 12 years old and apparently he never got up. The Netherlands-based designer has …

Sci-Fi Maps Show What Your City Would Look Like In Tron

Sometimes, you just want your city to seem a little more dystopian. Cue the Vector Map, a new interactive, animated mapping system that makes the world look straight out of <i>Tron</i>.<p>Seattle, WA<p>Stacks of geometric blue shapes represent skyscrapers. Cars become shooting yellow dashes moving across the …

Mesmerizing Paper Dome Turns the Sky into a Kaleidoscope

This beautiful, geometric “telescope” turns gazing at the sky into a mesmerizing experience. From the outside, the piece looks like a plain, white cylinder. But if you stoop low and step inside, the white walls open up into a soaring dome that divides an onlooker's view of the sky into intricate …

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Cutting Edge Art and Technology Installations at STRP Biennial Defy Boundaries of Space

From March 20 to March 29, Eindhoven in the Netherlands is hosting one of Europe's most major art and technology events, the STRP Biennial. For 10 days, four large industrial halls are filled with monumental installations, cutting edge music and spectacular performances. This biennial focuses on …

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Interview with Anders Lassen from Fuse

The process behind designing a product is all about understanding the goals, the audience and what it's intended to do. It doesn't matter if it's a …

A literal SUNflower

A lot has been written about the flower blooming. Romantics have spent centuries penning ballads on the way a bud blossoms into a flower. The BLOOM …

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Can You Solve A Jigsaw Puzzle Based On Color Gradients?

If #TheDress social media frenzy of earlier this month proved anything, it’s that people perceive colors very differently. So this jigsaw puzzle which tasks people to fit together a gradient pattern is a nightmarish–but beautifully designed!–joke gift for someone. Since jigsaw puzzles are enough to …

Can Different Shades Of Text Help Separate Rumor From Fact In The News?

A recent Quartz story used differing shades of text in an attempt to prevent the spread of misinformation.<p>Breaking news on the Internet is an ever evolving process. Unlike in traditional media, where a definitive version of a story had to be finished and sent to print, on the Internet, as long as …

Shylights: Beautiful Unfolding Kinetic Lights That Bloom like Flowers | Colossal

<p>Several types of flowers are known to open and close for reasons of defense or energy conservation. This evolutionary mechanism, called nyctinasty, …

Hypnotic Kinetic Sculptures by Jennifer Townley Fuse Mathematics and Art | Colossal

<p>Although powered by simple rotary engines, these kinetic sculptures by Netherlands-based sculptor Jennifer Townley are dizzying in complexity. …

A Silly Piece of Furniture to Hang Your Clothes on

Whether you want to dress it up or leave it naked, LLAMA is a silly piece of furniture that’s made to hold your clothes or coats. Designed by André …

Surreal Space Photos are Edible Works of Art

Don't let your eyes deceive you. Photographer Navid Baraty takes a break from shooting New York from high above to create <i>WANDER</i>, fictional space scenes created by placing everyday household items, like cinnamon and curry powder, on an open photo scanner. WANDER is an imaginary space probe that …

A Brief History Of User Experience Design

Look to the past, whether 1430 or 1930, for clues as to where user experiences are heading.<p>Think about the last time you ate at a restaurant. What cuisine did it serve?<p>What made you to choose that particular restaurant? What was your first impression as you walked in? Were you asked to wait until …

Meet Henri, A Box For Designing The Screenless Interfaces Of Tomorrow

Created by Method, the Henri will help designers invent UIs out of light and sound.<p>Smart devices have created new problems for designers to solve, not least of which is interface: how does a gadget or appliance communicate to you when it doesn’t have a screen? That’s a problem that brand and design …

Heath Ceramics Launches Mural, A Multidimensional Pattern

Legendary pottery makers Heath Ceramics have launched Mural, the latest in their series of pre-configured pattern combinations for tile. The first in …

Murals of Greek Gods Rendered Against a Chaotic Backdrop of Graffiti by Pichi & Avo | Colossal

<p>Since first collaborating in 2007, Spanish street art duo Pichi & Avo (previously) have created an intriguing blend of traditional graffiti and …

Audiobiscuit

Phones have really started focusing on slimness now. Which means that you compromise on power, be it battery life, or even audio playback. Most …