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This shapeshifting furniture puts a new spin on interior design

Ian Stell, a New-York based designer, is creating incredible pieces of functional furniture that are able to transform their shapes. Although most of …

Someone designed an accordion-like table that unfolds to double its length

Heatherwick Studio designers created a shapeshifting table, called Friction Table, that can be stretched to become two times longer than its original …

Creative Marble and People Sculptures

Based in Amsterdam, Milena Naef comes from a family of sculptors. For this series entitled “Fleeting Parts”, the artist pay hommage to her family …

Sculpture

Atomic Geometry All Aglow!

This 3D printed pendant, called the Atomic light, is at once a shading structure and illumination source! The unique printed material can be manually …

Industrial Design

Stunning Colorful & Geometrical House

Japanese architecture Kochi Architects studio is famous for its using and exploration of space. Their latest creation plunges us in a house that …

Sinking Floor Installation Looks Like an Endless Portal to the Upside Down

Design duo Fanny Bouchet and Emmanuelle Messier of Byme Architecture have a knack for creating inventive interiors and avant-garde art. This multifaceted talent is particularly evident in <i>Débarrassons le Plancher</i>, an architectural art installation that reimagines history and tricks the</i> …

Behance

Gimme Gimme Gimmicks: the innovations that changed music videos

Even before The Buggles’ Video Killed the Radio Star kicked off the MTV era in August 1981, the music video has proven fertile ground for innovation. The short running times, limited expectation on returns and the eternal quest for something new have combined to give music video directors freedom …

Virtual Reality

What Style Is That House? Visual Guides to Domestic Architectural Designs

Naming things helps us understand and keep track of them, so it should be no surprise that people regularly ask architects what “style” buildings …

The best gray paints, recommended by experts

This anything-but-gloomy shade continues to dominate interiors<p>Grays are so popular, they populate interiors like so many thunderclouds in a stormy sky. The color, once considered somber and gloomy, is seemingly America’s favorite neutral and, unlike those cumulonimbus rain clouds, it shows no signs …

The big remodel of a small house

Sometimes the thought of starting a remodeling project can be a bit daunting, but with the help of some professionals, and a bit of patience, …

5 Common Mistakes New Freelancers Make And How To Avoid Them

Making mistakes as a new freelancer is part of the learning curve. Nobody becomes a freelancer one morning, lands a bunch of new high-paying clients, kicks $10,000 in a week and spends the rest of the month drinking mojitos on some fancy white-sand beach. When I was just getting started, a lot of …

Artist Transforms Gallery Walls into Vibrating Electromagnetic Waves

Italian artist Loris Cecchini combines photography, drawing, sculpture, and installation in his works with the ultimate goal of forming unified poetic motion. This creative process is most evident in his latest series <i>Wallwave Vibrations</i>, where the installations seem to pulsate outward from within …

Art

Georgiana Houghton: Spirit Drawings review – awe-inspiring visions of a Victorian medium

The eye of God stares out of a swirling storm of line and colour, like the eye of a whale seen through turbulent oceanic depths. It is awe-inspiring. The abstract art of Georgiana Houghton summons up strange powers of the imagination that stir deep regions of the soul. Her labyrinths of red and …

Art

A Playful Art Installation By Tadao Cern

To artist Tadao Cern, the creative process is like playing – everything he creates comes out of curiosity. This is exactly how the idea for the …

[Best of 2015] The Year in Light Art

The psychedelic and the mesmerizing affects of light as art.<p>If anything captures the public’s imagination, it might just be light art, which can assume a myriad of shapes, scales, colors and forms. Some astonish us by turning natural topographies into minimal art, while others are a bit more …

A Revealing Look at Bullets Precisely Split in Half

<i>Ammo</i> is a series of portraits featuring bullets cut in half, revealing what this powerful object looks like on the inside. With over 900 specimen in her collection, Pearlman displays the projectiles in a simple format, against a blank background, to draw the focus on the objects themselves. Each …

Marwencol: the incredible WWII art project created by a cross-dresser who was beaten up by bigots

Mark Hogancamp woke up one day in terrible pain in an unfamiliar room. His memory was gone. He looked up at the ceiling and tried to piece together what had happened. He knew it was 1984, he was in the navy and that this was Ibiza, but that was all he could work out. Maybe he had been beaten up and …

Fight Club

These Crystal Sheets Change Color When Layered Over Each Other

For a visual primer on how crystals refract light, look no further than the cover for <i>Dark Side of the Moon</i>. When light enters the prism, it slows down to different wavelengths and different colors emerge from the opposite side. Designers Thomas Vailly and Laura Lynn Jansen harnessed this natural …

Abandoned Warehouse Reclaimed by the Sprawling Roots and Branches of a Banyan Tree

For the past 70 years, nature has been gradually reclaiming an abandoned warehouse in the Taiwanese city of Tainan. Overgrown with a massive, sprawling banyan tree that has swallowed the walls and roof of the building, the eerily beautiful Anping Tree House is an example of the pervasive power of …

The Wave Cabinet Opens Like a Paper Fan | Colossal

<p>As part of a long series of functional sculptures by New York artist Sebastian ErraZuriz, the Wave Cabinet merges the form of a credenza with an …

DZHUS resuscitates Totalitarian aesthetic for Autumn Winter 2015 fashion collection

Folded felt garments in this austere fashion collection by Ukrainian brand DZHUS reference the aesthetics of 20th-century Totalitarianism (+ …

Historic photographs transformed into surreal animated GIFs by Nicolas Monterrat

The GIF works of Nicolas Monterrat, who uses vintage photographs as a base for his unsettling, trippy, subtle little animations.<p>[thisiscollosal via …

Translucent Glass Sculptures That Beautifully Fragment Color and Light

Inspired by his fascination with cell division, artist Jiyong Lee has created incredible glass sculptures that represent this scientific process. As onlookers move around Lee's creations, the light plays off of the glass, transforming the works of art into astonishing new forms. On the surface, the …

Architecture Inspiration of the Day: Aqua Tower in Chicago

Completed in 2010, the Aqua Tower in Chicago by Studio Gang Architects is still worth admiring.<p>Watch the video below to hear principal Jeanne Gang discuss the project, which brings a curved, asymmetrical tower to the Chicago skyline.

Tripod installation by LIKEarchitects is all stairs and balconies

Portuguese studio LIKEarchitects has created a steel structure for Porto from a series of stairs and balconies, in celebration of the two …

New Large-scale Geometric Illusions in Paris by Felice Varini | Colossal

<p>Swiss artist Felice Varini (previously) recently opened a new solo exhibition titled “La Villette En Suites” featuring a number of anamorphic …