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Translucent Hermit Shell Crabs Adorned with Architectural Cityscapes by Aki Inomata | Colossal

<p>Created in 2009 by Japanese artist Aki Inomata, these fantastic little cityscapes atop hermit crab shells were part of a body of work titled “<i>Why</i> …

Quirky Portraits Feature a Fantasy of Repeating Objects

As of late, emerging photographer Austin Tott has been been making a name for himself for creating quirky portraits of people surrounded or being attacked by one thing. Well, not exactly one thing, many of one thing. From beach balls to black hats, Tott has a way of creating intriguing stories by …

Photography

Dust and Fight: Behind the Scenes of This Spectacular Photo Series

Last year we shared a behind the scenes video that showed some of what went into shooting this amazing ‘dust’ and ‘dance image’. Since then …

Art

Weightlessness – Underwater Photography by Adeline Mai

Photography of Weightlessness.<p>The selected images are part of an underwater photo series called “Weightlessness” by photographer Adeline Mai. As the …

Meet the Two Besties Who Dress Up Exactly Like Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

Photo: What Would Yeezus Wear<p>We'll admit it: We have an unhealthy obsession with all things Kimye. So we were both comforted and insanely jealous (why didn't we think of this!?) when we stumbled upon What Would Yeezus Wear, a genius new Tumblr in which Katie Burroughs and Kathleen Lee, two friends …

Clothing

Mesmerizing Videos of Ballerinas Preparing Their Pointe Shoes

Hours of crunching, sewing, and ripping go into readying a piece of footwear that lasts for just one performance.<p>I think I've found my ASMR trigger: watching YouTube videos of ballet dancers preparing their pointe shoes.<p>Don't get me wrong, I like the actual ballet well enough. But there's something …

Merel Witteman's Aversive Aesthetics photos are designed to trigger disgust

<b>Dutch Design Week 2014:</b> Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Merel Witteman has created a photo series that includes images of stepping in poo and a …

Yes, this exists.

It’s called the Quadrofoil and it’s like something straight out of a James Bond film. The world’s first fully electric and environmentally friendly …

Ellie Irons and the Art of Survival in "Invasive Pigments"

The unofficial colors of NYC seem to be shades of gray and black, found in the wardrobes of the average resident to the concrete pavements and city streets. Though not entirely true, one color that is generally thought to be missing from view is green. Artist Ellie Irons would argue that people …

New York City

Dwell

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Home Tours

What Does Your Voice Look Like As A Signature?

“Mark. Wilson.” Dammit. “Marrrrk. Wilson.” Nope. “Maaaarkkkkuhh Wiiiiiiiiiiisuuoon.” There we go.<p>This is me signing my name with my voice at Child Hotline International, on a petition to raise awareness and resources for the service. Called Free Our Voices, it’s a clever campaign by Wieden+Kennedy …

Inked

Giant Birdsnest For Humans Breeds New Ideas, Not Chicks | Colossal

<p>The Giant Birdsnest is exactly that. Except it’s not made from twigs and it’s definitely not for the birds. The gigantic, cozy nest is made from a …

Nine of the best rain-inspired designs

Two unusual umbrellas were popular this week as the rainy season made itself felt across large swathes of the Northern Hemisphere, so we've collected …

Fingers Cleverly Joined into Animal Illustrations by Javier Pérez

Javier Pérez has a knack for creating delightfully whimsical illustrations via Instagram. In the past, we’ve admired his simple line drawings combined with everyday objects; we’re now happy to share works that incorporate this same kind of play. But, instead of using fruit or Scrabble tiles, Pérez …

Drawing

Artist's Quirky Rainbow-Colored House in the Woods

When artist Kat O'Sullivan (a.k.a. Katwise) and her partner Mason Brown bought a run-down, nondescript farmhouse in the middle of the woods near High Falls, New York in 2009, they knew they had to breathe some life into the old building to reveal its true charm. With the help of their friends, the …

Farmhouses

Christian Boer designs typeface for readers with dyslexia

<b>Istanbul Design Biennial 2014:</b> a typeface created specifically for dyslexic people by Dutch designer Christian Boer is on show at this year's …

Star Superyacht : A Beautiful Art On The Ocean

Jaw dropping, yes, <b>Star Superyacht</b> looks dramatically different than most yacht you’ve ever seen. Designed by Igor Lobanov, this yacht designer has …

Electronic Ballet Shoes Paint Dance Like A Calligraphy Brush

Whether it’s through tap shoes, tutus, or trash can lids, dancers have long used relatively humble technologies to amplify their artform. Now, in the era of tiny, cheap sensors, dance accessories are entering the digital age.<p>In E-Traces, designer Lesia Trubat has wired a pair of ballet shoes to …

Imaging