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A Striking Sculpture Of Used Clothing Questions Our Consuming Ways

Kaarina Kaikkonen says her most recent installation, <i>Are We Still Going On?</i>, is “about all of us as human beings.” Which is an ambitious place to begin. More specifically: “We are all in the same boat, and the boat is our environment. So if we do not take care of it, we cannot go on. Or can we go on …

Art

These Traditional-Looking Quilts Are Made Of Film Strips

Sabrina Gschwandtner’s concentric diamond patterns use 16-mm film footage.<p>Sabrina Gschwandtner takes a canny approach to traditional crafts. The New York-based artist has been experimenting with various forms of fiber arts for years and is known for her innovative takes on crochet and knitting. In</i> …

Quilting

Wonderful Conceptual Photo-manipulations by 14-Year-Old Photographer “Fiddle Oak” | Colossal

<p>Today I discovered a photographer who has a camera named Betsy who tells me he’s been taking photographs for nearly six years. Y’know, since he was …

Welded Shovel Pine Cones by Floyd Elzinga | Colossal

<p>Artist Floyd Elzinga works with a wide variety of materials to create sculptural landscapes, installations, and even cut steel flags. My favorite of …

Stop Motion Wire and Paper Music Video by Patator Prod | Colossal

<p>There are some fantastic sequences in this brief stop motion clip by Victor Haegelin of Patator Prod accompanied by music from Professor Kliq. …

Secret Spaces: An Illegal NYC Watertower Nightclub

In New York City there are plenty of places to get drunk, starting with my kitchen. But most crave a more glamorous experience, and in a city of …

New York City

designboom

Three-Story Interior Green Wall Breathes Life into Home

What looks like an imposing, monolithic black volume from the outside is filled with air, light and greenery on the inside. Casa CorManca is a …

Architecture

A Forest Hideaway Proves Concrete And Cozy Can Go Together

The AV house makes an excellent case for concrete at the domestic scale.<p>A common, if facile, critique of Brutalism is that it is widely unsuited to domestic application. A home, after all, is not a city hall (Brutalism was most extensively rendered in the service of civic structures), and it need …

Architecture

Moss Carpet and Natural Light = Park-Like Home Office

As working from home becomes more common around the world, home office designs continue to get more creative and stylish. The small home office of …

Shot by Kern

The thin line between fine art and explicit material has been tiptoed by adventurous artists for generations, but few contemporary photographers expose the alluring and complex nature of the naked female form quite as well as NYC-based Richard Kern. A former "girlie" magazine photographer, Kern has …

Photography

Using Paint Palettes To Create Artwork-Inspired Furniture

I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am to share this post with you. I love finding new little tricks and programs that help ease through the …

Home Decorating

What Kind of Geek Are You?

These 4 Sisters Were Photographed Every Year For 36 Years

The year was 1975 when world-renowned Nicolas Nixon, a professor of photography at the Massachusetts College of Art originally photographed his wife …

Photos Created by Coating Negatives with Gasoline and Setting Them On Fire

Lisle, Illinois-based photographer Peter Hoffman‘s “Fox River Derivatives” project is a series of abstract photos that question mankind’s …

Dry Drizzle: Rain Room by rAndom International Coming to MoMA

As part of MoMA PS1's forthcoming <i>EXPO 1: New York</i> exhibition, a "large-scale festival exploring ecological challenges," the contemporary art center …

MOMA

Mind-Bending Recursive Illusion Created Using Printed Photographs

Whoa. If you enjoy watching mind-bending concepts that confuse you and make your brain hurt, check out this experimental short by Willie Witte, …

Outside and Inside a School in Australia - The Fox Is Black

More evidence that kids in other countries have it made: the Penleigh and Essendon School. Forget that the school is located in Australia, where I …

Users Are Better Off Designing Their Own UI Gestures

It sounds like design heresy, but researchers have found that users have an easier time remembering the gestures they created themselves.<p>We need designers because the peons generally don’t know any better. It’s an elitist thought, sure, but it’s often true. Give the average person a chance to …

UI Design