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Poster Bombing The World To Get More People Kissing

Whether a peck on the cheek or a full-on face suck, this Italian art collective wants you to take a moment and kiss.<p>What makes the perfect place to have a kiss? For some, it’s candlelight and two glasses of Chablis overlooking the Seine; for others, it is as simple as a wet, willing mouth on the …

New York City

Whimsical Illustrations Merge with Everyday Objects

Instagram continues to pave the way for innovative artists like graphic designer Javier Prez, who regularly adds to his playful series entitled <i>Instagram Experiments</i>. Using a variety of everyday objects combined with simple line drawings, the Ecuador-based artist constructs whimsical scenes in all …

Art

A 15th Century Cathedral Transformed into a Modern Bookstore | Colossal

<p>For many, reading a good book can be a religious experience, but this new bookstore in Zwolle, The Netherlands takes that idea to a whole new level. …

Stunning White Marble Sculpture: Ballerina and a Boy

Coming soon to Pace gallery in London is this stunning new work by artist Kevin Francis Gray. From November 21 to January 25, visit the gallery to see Gray's veiled sculptures that are shrouded in mystery. This new 2013 white marble piece, called <i>Ballerina and a Boy</i>, is a striking work that shows a …

Art

Call for Submissions: The 2014 Sketchbook Project | Colossal

<p>Time is quickly running out to sign up for the 2014 Sketchbook Project, the world’s only crowd-sourced sketchbook library that goes on mobile tours …

Dissected Cadavers Re-Created Using Rolls Of Paper

Inspired by 18th-century papercraft and anatomy textbooks, this artist constructs the human anatomy out of quilled paper.<p>Inside of us, an astonishing yardage of tissue is compressed, fold by fold, into our compact frames. Anatomically speaking, our bodies are works of organ origami, bound by …

Art

Amazing Aluminum Wire Sculptures by Seung Mo Park

Brooklyn-based Korean sculptor Seung Mo Park creates incredibly detailed metallic sculptures by carefully manipulating aluminum wire. Each figure in his <i>Human</i> series of sculptures presents a remarkable attention to the delicate form of the human body (including wispy locks of hair) as well as the …

Sculpture

Creative Pumpkin Carvings Inspired by Famous Art

<b>MC Escher's Drawing Hands</b><p>Since today is now officially Halloween, you know what that means? This is one of the last times, this year, we'll write about all that goes into the festive holiday. After seeing artist Scott Cummins' MC Escher-inspired pumpkin, we decided to round up some of the best art …

Art

Photographer Creates Visual Puns of Paris Metro Stations

<i>Mtropolisson</i> is a creative project by Parisian photographer Janol Apin that takes place on the many stations of the Paris Metro. Using the underground metro stops as the inspiration behind each image, Apin creates visual puns and anecdotal scenes that relate to their respective station names.<p>While …

Mars

Thomas Bogner imagines the “iWatch” - The Fox Is Black

The idea of a computer in the form a wristwatch is certainly appealing to the general masses at the moment. It’s long been rumored that Apple was …

Tangram City Sculpture Puzzle

Designers Sean Yu and Yi-Ting Cheng of <b>22 Design Studio</b> have put a 3-D spin on the ancient Chinese game. Instead of comprising seven flat pieces, …

Daniel Libeskind Is No Architect

A global debate is raging inside the architecture community over who earns the title “architect.”<p>In August, an intriguing post went live on the American Institute of Architects’ LinkedIn group. The discussion thread, titled “Misrepresenting Oneself as an Architect on LinkedIn,” raised a concern …

Built Environment

Just the Two of Us: Portraits of Cosplay Enthusiasts in their Homes by Klaus Pichler | Colossal

<p>We’re less than a day past October 31st and it would be reasonable to assume the people depicted in these portraits are wearing Halloween costumes, …

Heartwarming Photos of a Highly Expressive Border Collie

Aki is the proud owner of 10-year-old Border Collie named Jazzy, a former search and rescue/therapy dog. The highly expressive pooch now helps rehabilitate other Border Collies who have behavioral issues. Aki calls Jazzy her “heartdog,” saying that they have “a strong bond nothing can break.”<p>“She's …

Pets

A Plea For iPhones To Have A Safer “Car Mode”

Every phone on the planet has an airplane mode–so why not do the same for a car?<p>Texting while driving kills more people than drunk driving. Yet most of us are probably guilty of the transgression: Your iPhone chirps. You glance around at the traffic. Then you make a quick grab for the cupholder to …

Driverless Cars

Infographic: Explore The World Of Literary London With This Exquisite Book Map

Literature takes over the city of London in this new map by Dorothy.<p>Mashing up the places, characters and events of various works into one shared universe isn’t exactly a new idea. Philip José Farmer’s Wold Newton universe imagines that most of the great fictionalized characters of the last few …

Literature

Graceful Photo Shoot Staged Completely Underwater

<i>The Flood</i> is a captivating series by Belgium-based photographer Harry Fayt that features Belgian soul singer Typhene Barrow immersed in an underwater world. Everything from a couch and coffee table to a chandelier and piano is submerged in Fayt's surreal, alternate universe, presenting a beautiful …

Coffee Table

Articles about 6 incredible homes big sur on Dwell.com - Dwell

Seaside or lakeside, waterfront houses evoke a sense of peace. Here are 6 of our favorites.<p>Finding undeveloped land in the idyllic Californian city of Carmel-by-the-Sea is next to impossible.<p>Taking cues from the flora, fauna, and rocky cliffs of Big Sur, California, Mickey Muennig's brand of …

Logging

Incredibly Expressive Owl Photography

Is that little owl yawning or singing? Belgian-based photographer Yves Adams has the answer as he's the one behind the adorable shot. “Little owls are CUTE!,” he states. “They make you laugh with whatever they do! But when they start to yawn, my heart melts! This picture has been taken in Spain, …

Photography

Fan the Flame – Paper Sculptures for Amnesty International by People Too

Fan the Flame – Paper Sculptures.<p>Lena Erlikh and Aleksey Lyapunov of People Too were hired by agency Ogilvy & Mather London to create a series of …

Handmade Rugs & Wall Hangings by mio karo

Sardinian-born, London-based illustrator and designer Carolina Melis began mio karo, a collection of rugs and wall hangings with geometric patterns …

Design

An Ingenious Bicycle-Powered Treehouse Elevator Lifts a Rider 30 Feet in Seconds | Colossal

<p>Over the last few weeks Ethan Schlussler has been working on a beautifully designed 30-foot-high treehouse and quickly became tired of “climbing a …

More Cleverly Placed Street Art by OakOak

If you're looking for a little something to brighten up your day, come check out the cleverly placed street art by OakOak. The French street artist sees the city as his playground as he finds everything from stair rails and street lights to random markings on a wall to become a part of his clever …

Art

Playfully Surreal Scenes Blend Illusions with Reality

Photographer Oleksandr Hnatenko brings his imagination to life with this extensive collection of surreal scenes. His series, entitled <i>S. Real</i>, captures a strong contrast between shadows and lights to produce the visually dynamic moments. In each photograph, the Austria-based artist invites his …

Art

Incredible Fingerprint Drawings by Nicolas Jolly

<i>Fingerprints</i> is a brilliantly executed series of black ink drawings by French artist Nicolas Jolly that features various scenes in an intricately applied fingerprint pattern. Each meticulous piece in the collection presents a laborious effort consisting of thousands upon thousands of tiny black …

Drawing

A Backyard Room: Kenjo Outdoor Cottage

Swedish company Kenjo is back with a new prefab called Friluftsstugan, or Outdoor Cottage. The new cottage was designed by Johan Svartnäs and comes …

The Secret Life of Heroes by Gregoire Guillemin

We've been fans of French artist Gregoire Guillemin for quite some time. In the past, we featured many of his superhero themed series such as his retro-modern superhero illustrations as well as his smooth, minimalist superhero work. Lately, Guillemin has been working on a hilarious new series …

Mickey Mouse

A Tea Party That Encourages Random Acts Of Kindness

Clare Twomey sets up tea for 1,550–and an artful way to promote good deeds–at London’s Foundling Museum.<p>It would be delightful if everyone treated strangers as they do close friends. That said, common courtesy sometimes needs a gentle prod. With her installation, Exchange, London-based artist Clare …

Tea