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These 20 pictures will teach you more than reading 100 books

“Art isn’t only a painting. Art is anything that’s creative, passionate, and personal. An artists is someone who uses bravery, insight, creativity, …

Motivation

A Tiny Cabin In The Swiss Alps

Nestled in the Sarreyer hillside, just beyond a charming village in the Swiss Alps, is a tiny cabin. Designed by Vevey-based firm, Rapin Saiz …

Cut-Out Ink and Pen Illustrations of London’s Oldest Pubs and Other Landmarks by Maxwell Tilse | Colossal

<p>Traveling illustrator Maxwell Tilse documents his European journeys by creating small drawings of each city he lands in. After two years of living …

Two Decades of South Korean Corner Store Illustrations by Me Kyeoung Lee | Colossal

<p>Artist Me Kyeoung Lee has spent the last two decades documenting the tiny convenience stores and corner shops that dot the streets of South Korea. …

People I Saw But Never Met: Thousands of Miniature Metal Figurines by Zadok Ben-David | Colossal

<p>Taking notice of the countless people we witness as a backdrop to our daily lives seems like an impossible task, but for artist Zadok Ben-David …

A Museum Dedicated to Miniature Architectural Models Opens in Tokyo | Colossal

<p>Earlier this summer, Archi-Depot opened within Tokyo’s Shinagawa district, a warehouse museum dedicated to the storage and display of Japanese …

Drawings on Discarded Trash Left in Public Places by Artist Wenyi | Colossal

<p>Chinese artist Wenyi wanders the streets of his home in Dali, Yunnan Province, China, gathering bits of discarded cardboard to use as his canvas. …

proposed PS1 house by igor sirotov is embedded into an alpine rock face in russia

<b><br>designboom has just received images from architect igor sirotov revealing his proposed ‘PS1’ house project.</b> the renderings reveal a private residence …

Architecture

Olympic Athletes Crafted From Layers of Paper by Raya Sader Bujana | Colossal

<p>Barcelona-based paper artist Raya Sader Bujana designed these fantastic serial plane paper figures in collaboration with photographer Garcia Mendez …

Fragile Crocheted Leaf Sculptures by Susanna Bauer | Colossal

<p>Working with the rigid edges of large dried magnolia leaves artist Susanna Bauer (previously) adds tiny crocheted embellishments of cotton yarn to …

Suppose Design Office hides garden beneath oversized shingle roof of House in Anjo

A pointy shingle-clad roof extends over this residence by Suppose Design Office and its garden, creating a sheltered outdoor area for cooking, …

New Pressed Fern, Algae, and Gold Leaf Illustrations by Helen Ahpornsiri | Colossal

<p>Artist Helen Ahpornsiri (previously) continues to explore the possibilities of pressed plantlife in her ongoing series of wildlife illustrations …

The First Trailer for ‘Loving Vincent,’ an Animated Film Featuring 12 Oil Paintings per Second by Over 100 Painters | Colossal

<p>The first trailer for Loving Vincent (previously) was just released and it promises stunning visuals in a novel format: the film was created from a …

Concrete garden pavilion by Metropolis offers outdoor dining to a Cape Town villa

South African studio Metropolis has completed a concrete pavilion in the grounds of a house in Cape Town, featuring sheltered seating and dining …

Knit Fruits and Veggies by ‘MapleApple’ Look Good Enough to Eat | Colossal

<p>Latvia-based MapleApple, a mother and daughter duo, knit a bountiful harvest of produce solely from wool and acrylic yarn. The faithful recreations …

Vegetables

One-of-Kind Wool Rug Artworks by Alexandra Kehayoglou Mimic Rolling Pastures and Mossy Textures | Colossal

<p>Using scraps leftover thread from her family’s carpet factory in Buenos Aires, artist Alexandra Kehayoglou embarks on a laborious hand-tufting …

Tiny Concrete Bunker Opens to a 3-Story Home Filled With Light

If you saw this squat, rough-hewn tiny concrete hut as you passed by on the highway, you’d probably think it was a neglected storage shed, or maybe …

Explosive Dance Portraits By Alexander Yakovlev (Part 2)

Russian studio-dance photographer Alexander Yakovlev is back with his expressive images of professional dancers. Dynamic and powerful, his new photo …

Photography

Casa Nirau in Mexico City produces almost all its own water and energy

1/13<p>Paul Cremoux Casa Nirau exterior lead<p>Paul Cremoux Studio brings a classic elegance to modern design in a small, eco-friendly home in Mexico. This …

Articles about six concrete boxes make jaw dropping marthas vineyard home on Dwell.com - Dwell

Despite being set in concrete, an idyllic modular retreat is built to go with the flow.<p>A Martha’s Vineyard retreat surpasses the traditional boundaries of Cape Cod architecture with a contemporary design by Harvard...<p>The Whitney Museum's new home in the Meatpacking district serves up a compelling …

Architecture

Teabags Designed To Look Like A Goldfish Is Swimming In Your Mug

Taiwan-based creative agency Charm Villa, have designed some limited edition tea bags in the shape of a goldfish.<p>Created using Japanese fabric and …

Village in a Can

Every few years, artist David Hochbaum takes the wood scraps left over from his homemade frames and turns them into something magical: little hand-painted houses that come grouped together in a set of 11, all shipped in a coffee can. Each house is numbered and signed and no two are ever the same. …

Seaside Home Uses Japanese Design to Foster Grandiose Space from 538 Square Feet

Nestled within the treetops on the New Zealand coastline sits the <i>Island Bay House</i>, a small dwelling that features incredible interior beauty beyond its unassuming corrugated metal exterior. Andrew Simpson of WireDog Architecture designed the structure using Japanese-inspired principles, which gives …

Architecture

Riusuke Fukahori’s Lifelike Goldfish Painted in Acrylic Between Layers of Resin | Colossal

<p>Japanese artist Riusuke Fukahori (previously) returns to Joshua Liner Gallery this week for his second solo show, <i>Goldfish Salvation</i>. Fukahori has …

Fantastic Folds: Superb Paper Origami Creations by Gonzalo Calvo | Colossal

<p>Madrid-based origami enthusiast Gonzalo García Calvo has a knack for fiddling with paper. He uses a variety of different techniques and papers to …

Origami

15 Drone Photos That Leave Us Speechless

Our friends at SkyPixel are running a drone- and aerial-themed photography competition and some of the submissions have been (very literally) over the top. This technology has already changed the way we capture our travels—providing new angles on everyday subjects. Here are 15 of our favorite …

Photography

Lush Paintings of Solitary Swimmers by Pedro Covo | Colossal

<p>Here’s a lovely series of swimming figures painted by Colombian illustrator and painter Pedro Covo. Covo splendidly captures the obscuring nature of …

Architizer

Articles about you wont believe cozy home inside converted grain silo on Dwell.com - Dwell

Following the advent of modernism, sacred architecture continues to reinvent religious expression.<p>Tucked into the urban grid, a 340-square-foot grain silo becomes an unexpected desert oasis that overcomes several design...<p>An Australian couple build a small cabin retreat in New Zealand for their …

Los Angeles

You can sleep behind a wall of books in this hostel in Tokyo

The Book and Bed Hostel in Tokyo is scheduled to open on November 5th, 2015, and is sure to be a hit with the book lovers of the world.<p>Created as a …