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Review: The ONA Bowery Bag for Everyday Photography

Photography

Photog Creates Beautiful Fantasy Worlds in Her Tiny Studio Without Any Photoshop

Some of the most extraordinary photography we’ve run across was created by folks who use little to no Photoshop while capturing incredible photos …

The True Awkwardness of Posed Party Photos

So you’re scrolling through Facebook and you see one of your friends added 20 new photos from their “epic” party last Saturday. As you look through …

Photography

Hey Millennials, here’s why you should go into freelancing vs. a shitty desk job

If you grew up in a middle-class home like I did, a college degree was more like an expectation than an achievement, and thereafter some kind of …

Playful Notebook Drawings of Characters Eating Odd Dinners

In <i>The Last Supper</i>, Moscow-based artist Nataliya Platonova filled every page of her little notebook with clever illustrations and she utilized the crease to add dimension to each playful scene. The project features all kinds of interesting characters about to enjoy a meal at the dinner …

Drawing

Marble – Flat Creative WordPress Theme

Marble – WordPress Theme.<p>The <b>Marble</b> WordPress theme was design as portfolio and agency template. This flat and ultra responsive WordPress theme is …

Web Design

David Yarrow face to face with nature – in pictures

Photographer David Yarrow travelled all over the globe to capture intimate portraits of wild animals in their natural habitats. Here he explains how he managed to get close up with lions, tigers and grizzly bears, and why his pictures had to be in black and white

The Beauty of the Female Form Showcased in an Underwater Photo Series

Women submerged in water have always been a fascinating topic and visual, as evidenced by the earliest recorded fiction. Legends and myths of …

Living Rooms

Obama Ratings Sink As Trustworthiness Comes Into Question

Barack Obama has been subjected to as many personal attacks as any modern president.<p>Terrorist. Traitor. Hater of America. Secret Muslim.<p>Unusually for a politician, however, the one thing he hasn't been called much is a liar, except by his most adamant critics.<p>That's all changed now. Obama is being …

Portraits of Costume Owners at Home

For the past couple of years, photographer Klaus Pichler has been interested in the subject of costumes. The subject has traditions in many of the …

Wildlife Photographer Patiently Waits for Polar Bear to Surface

American nature and wildlife photographer Paul Souders is very well-travelled around the globe. In one of his exploits, we have his series of images …

PyroPet Candles Melt into Creepy Metallic Skeletons | Colossal

<p>First mentioned in this space back in 2011 as the “Devil’s Candle,” this delightfully creepy candle that melts from a cute geometric cat into a …

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013 Winners and Honorable Mentions | Colossal

<p>The results of the 2013 Wildlife Photographer of the Year were announced yesterday and a number of phenomenal images made the shortlist of 100 …

Infographic: Just How Dangerous Is The Dye In Your Food?

Americans still consume food dyes banned elsewhere–charted here as the cause of some serious health issues.<p>They used to put cocaine in Coca Cola. Vegetables were once routinely covered in deadly DDT. Ever wonder what poisons you eat that will make future generations look back in horror?<p>In case you …

Vintage London Illustration by The Design Surgery

London – Secrets and Inventions.<p>The Design Surgery is a creative agency that specializes in outstanding editorial design and illustrations. This work …

How A Company Gets Away With Stealing Independent Designers’ Work

Upon the back of cheap tchotchkes, design pirates build an empire.<p>You’ve probably never heard of Cody Foster & Co. That doesn’t matter, though, because if you’re an independent artist, designer, or illustrator, there’s a good chance Cody Foster has heard of you. In fact, the company may already be …

18-foot ‘sea monster’ terrorizes Internet — but is this oarfish a small fry?

The oarfish, surrounded by the CIMI staff who pulled it out of the water. It is estimated to weigh up to 300 pounds.<p>A snorkeler off the coast of California made an alarming discovery this weekend while paddling around Catalina Island, south of Los Angeles: a recently deceased 18-foot oarfish, one …

Fish

Banksy Has Unannounced Art Sale with Genuine Signed Canvases in Central Park, Sells Almost Nothing | Colossal

<p>For his 13th day in New York, Banksy pulled a fantastic prank on unsuspecting passersby in Central Park yesterday by setting up an unannounced art …

Breastfeeding won't seem normal until we see more pictures of it

From cliched poses to Facebook bans, society has a problem with realistic images of breastfeeding and postpartum bodies<p>You would have had to have been living in a cave not to have noticed the increased interest in celebrity mums in the media over the last decade. From judgmental and vicious attacks …

Clever Illustrations Show the Origin of Superheroes and Villains

Las Vegas illustration team Ninjabot has created some fantastic illustrations that show the origin of some of our favorite superheroes and villains. The series of art prints will ask you to take a trip down memory lane as you remember how your childhood heroes all came to be.<p>As Ninjabot states, …

Las Vegas

America's New $100 Bill Is Awesome (but Still Nowhere Near as Awesome as Kazakhstan's Currency)

Needs more Liberty Bell. (Holograms, too.)<p>You're looking at it: Our new $100 bill, the product of more than a decade of research and development, and the most sophisticated piece of currency technology in U.S. history.<p>The note, which debuts today, includes two new features to thwart counterfeiters: …

Photographer Captures New Yorkers Kissing for Past 30 Years

For thirty years, photographer Matt Weber has been capturing candid scenes of romantic passion on the streets of New York City. His <i>Urban Romance</i> collection reveals the numerous tender moments of love that take place between adoring couples throughout the bustling city. Their affection ranges from …

Photography