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Stare Into the Abyss While Dining

The coffee table that made our jaws drop a couple of years ago has been adapted into one of the most dramatic dining tables we’ve ever seen. Designed …

"Communication Breakdown" Juxtaposition Street Photography - INSPIRED EYE

Enrico Markus Essl has an eye for finding juxtapositions when doing Street Photography. Here some of his clever images with a statement.<p><b>Series</b> …

Street Photography

Tokyo-born, Dusseldorf-based artist Ramon Todo splices stones, volcanic rock, obsidian, fossils, books, and even fragments of the Berlin Wall with clear layers of polished glass, creating surprising works of sculpture that feel like objects you might encounter in a dream. “The juxtaposition of the sharp hard glass surface wedged in between crumbling porous rock, or forced into obsidian, or slotted into an old frayed book cover is a quiet commentary on the nature of material. By combining these distinctly different materials, Todo is talking about fragility and stability.” Many of the stones and fossils are found by Todo while he’s out taking walks. He closely associates the objects he chooses with their surroundings, both the land on which they were found and the culture of the area. By inserting pieces of glass, Todo transforms them into something new, altered artifacts and geological specimens. Click here to check out more of Ramon Todo’s fascinating sculptures. There you can zoom in on each piece to get a much closer look. Still more pieces are viewable here and here. [via Beautiful / Decay and Colossal]

Tokyo-born, Dusseldorf-based artist Ramon Todo splices stones, volcanic rock, obsidian, fossils, books, and even fragments of the Berlin Wall with …

Art

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Books

Magical thinking: the history of science, sorcery and the spiritual

The Book of Magic: from Antiquity to the Enlightenment by Brian Copenhaver invites us to reflect on the long history of magic in culture.<p>Sir James …

2015 in Review: Animals and Biomimicry

"Best Of"...nature edition<p>Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction, which is an idea that certainly carries over to the mysteries of nature …

Articles about 7 bold japanese houses on Dwell.com - Dwell

In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying...<p>This prefabricated dwelling is the first thing visitors see upon entering Lewes, East Sussex.<p>The alphabet is as easy as ABC, but for typographer Peter Bil’ak, the way language …

Fabrication

Enchanting Cloud of 1,100 Umbrellas Suspend Above a Grand Hall

An installation of over 1,000 fanciful white umbrellas floated overhead at the 2015 Habitare Design Fair, infusing the space with a dreamy atmosphere. The installation was the brainchild of environmental artist Kaisa Berry and creative director Timo Berry of BOTH. This event, which is an annual …

Design

Sprawling Tattoo-Inspired Ink Drawings by ‘Benze’ | Colossal

<p>Hungarian artist Benze produces intensely detailed ink drawings by fusing aspects of tattoo art and objects from the natural world, components the …

'Astroneer' is a planetary exploration game on a grand scale

Games like <i>Kerbal Space Program</i> are great at depicting the challenges of getting to another planet, but there isn't usually much to do when you arrive beyond planting a flag. Wouldn't it be nice to really, truly explore those alien worlds and make them your own? System Era may just give you that …