Chris Brooks

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Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Arm Knitting

Oversized knit blankets crafted from chunky yarn and PVC-pipe needles have been floating around Pinterest for a few years now. And while the finished …

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Terrace House Renovation / O2 Design Atelier

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The house is located at a new housing development area at Sungai Buloh with standard lot size of …

5 cool prefab houses you can order right now

Prefabulous!<p>From early-20th-century Sears Catalog Homes to housing experiments by French modernist Jean Prouvé, prefab construction—that is, assembling a structure from components produced off-site—has had a rich, long history. Today, architects and designers continue to explore how the concept can …

Letters Live at the Hay Festival: 'Letter-writing is not, after all, a dying art'

Jude Law, Stephen Fry and Sandi Toksvig headed a stellar cast as intimate letters were read out to a crowd of thousands<p>The organisers behind Letters Live, a beguiling series of events with a growing glamour factor, have taken an idea that should have been obvious and turned it into an inspired …

Gay couples awake to new Ireland, hope to wed by Christmas

DUBLIN (AP) — Gay couples of Ireland woke up Sunday in what felt like a nation reborn, with dreams of wedding plans dancing in their heads.<p>This new …

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Electroloom 3D printer makes seamless fabric from liquid

3D printers have been used to make everything from candy to sculptures of unborn children (not to mention a skull and a rocket car.) So it was only a matter of time before the technology would be repurposed to make something that (literally) touches all of us every day -- fabric.<p>A team of …

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Bright Idea: Beam Labs on the Making of Its Light-Socket Projector

The Beam smart projector fits any light socket—and can make any surface interactive through if-this-then-that rules.<p>“What if we could make a …

Architizer

Branding by Ramin Nasibov for Taak Inc.

Art Direction, Branding, and Graphic Design by Ramin Nasibov for Taak Inc.<p>Ramin Nasibov was hired to develop the brand identity for Taak Inc., an …

Murals of Animals and Insects on the Streets of Antwerp by ‘Dzia’ | Colossal

<p>Although he’s only been painting murals for less than three years, Belgian street artist Dzia has already established a distinctive style and an …

The T-1000 Of 3-D Printers Is Here

Carbon3D shoots oxygen and beams of light through a pool of resin to 3-D print up to 100x faster than a Makerbot.<p>Like a T-1000 Terminator rising out of a pool of blood-red liquid metal, Carbon3D is a radical new printing technology that can actually <i>pull</i> a model out of a bed of resin, up to 100 …

Dual Skyscraper Design that "Erases" Shadows Between Them

Gaming the sun through geometry and reflectivity<p>For something that gives life to our planet, the sun can be a pain in the ass, at least in cities. …

Muji Reinvented The Bean Bag With Its Body Cushions

Japanese lifestyle brand MUJI‘s high-class bean bag, the Body Fit Cushion, is making its way to the States. The cushion was designed to fit into the cramped apartments of Tokyo, where space is minimal and floor level seating is common. Meant to support the whole body, they’re adaptable to different …

New in the Colossal Shop: The 1,000 Color Puzzle & Yoga Joes | Colossal

<p>Just a quick note that two of our favorite toys ever featured here on Colossal are now available in the Colossal Shop! Clemens Habicht’s amazing …

Moto Guzzi V7 Motorcycle Kits

On the market since 1967, the Moto Guzzi V7 is a classic two-wheeler, good for everyone from beginners to experienced bikers who enjoy its pleasant …

“Posthuman” by Illustrator Tom Deason

“Posthuman”, a series of personal illustrations by Tom Deason.<p>This collection of illustrations belongs to a series of artworks called “Posthuman”. …