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America’s most bizarre architecture

13 buildings that will make you look twice<p>The United States has a lot of stunning architecture, from iconic homes designed by big-name architects like Frank Lloyd Wright to museums that impress with their design.<p>But America also has some truly bizarre buildings.<p>There are giant inhabitable dinosaurs …

13 Mesmerizing Photos That Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Place In The Universe

There's no picture more humbling than one that shows us how small we are in the universe.<p>On this 25th anniversary, TASCHEN has compiled the most breathtaking deep-space images that the Hubble Space Telescope has ever produced, in a remarkable full-color book, <i>Expanding Universe: Photographs from the</i> …

Startup Tinker Tailor Lets You Customize Designer Clothing

You’re in charge: Tweak hemlines, add sleeves, change colorways on designer duds, or make a custom design.<p>Remember that dress you <i>almost</i> loved? If only it were longer, or had sleeves, or came in a different fabric. Tinker Tailor, a startup headed by Icelandic fashion investor (and one of <i>Fast …

Clothing

Meet The Siri Of Yoga Mats

Photo: Courtesy of Lunar Europe<p>The future is now — and technology that aims to enhance your workout is undeniably the future of fitness. Every week, …

100 Different Ways to Reimagine Junked Bike Parts into Artsy, Pop Culture Posters

There's something glow-y about a person who truly loves what they're doing. For Jennifer Beatty, the glow comes through in her upcycled art. She …

Andy Warhol

Baskets, Hula Hoops, And Sharks: The Things You Find On A Vietnamese Motorbike

Vietnam was once a country of whooshing bicycles. Now it’s one of roaring motorbikes, and they are everywhere, loaded with all manner of goods.<p>Photographer Hans Kemp spent two years documenting the strange and wonderful things carried on the back of motorbikes in Ho Chi Minh City for his book <i>Bikes</i> …

Vietnam

More Enormous Sand Paintings Created with a Rake by Andres Amador

Since we last checked in with artist Andres Amador, he's been busy creating more beautiful sand paintings all over the world including San Francisco, Bermuda and Mexico. He continues to make blank areas of the beach his canvas, as he uses only a rake to create each mesmerizing work.<p>Recently James …

Art

Joris Laarman Lab: Bits and Crafts

There's a downpour falling in Chelsea—Manhattan's west side neighborhood where galleries outnumber bodegas—a ceaseless opening of the skies, the kind that New Yorkers refuse to adapt to. Outside the Friedman Benda gallery, Amsterdam-based Joris Laarman's precision-built, technologically produced …

3D Printing

Immersing Yourself in the 3D World of Your Design: Spacemaker VR [Video]

We recently received an e-mail from <b>Miles Kemp</b>, presenting us a new way to create virtual reality models you can walk in using your own 3D design …

Design-Apart Unveils Beautiful New 3D-Printed Lamps

Design-Apart just unveiled their beautiful collection of artisanal 3D printed lamps as part of their first "living showroom" in New York City. …

LIX: The World’s Smallest 3D Printing Pen Lets You Draw in the Air | Colossal

<p>LIX is the latest contender in the handheld 3D-printing field. Launched just a few hours ago on Kickstarter, the developers say the super compact …

New in the Colossal Shop: Sugar Skull Spoons | Colossal

<p>Dying for a cup of coffee? Created by design shop Hundred Million, these ghastly sugar skull spoons are equal parts fun and functional. Now …

A Coatrack Made with Moving Hexagonal Blocks

Your bare wall can be turned into a coatrack with Wardrobe, a clever storage system designed by Studio Rene Siebum. Made up of connected hexagonal …

Furniture

App Review: Archisketch - "Sketch and Doodle to Scale"

Although tablets have opened up a whole new range of possibilities for architects and designers, using them for drawing and doodling is often a …

BOLT: A Small Wall Charger & Battery Backup in One

You know it’s a hassle to have to carry around your bulky, USB wall charger, plus a battery backup for your phone, right? BOLT is a small, portable …

Gear & Gadgets

Archibot to Print CAD Data "Error Free" onto Construction Sites

<b>Archibot</b>, a project currently being developed by South Korean architectural designer <b>Han Seok Nam</b>, aims to "revolutionize" how architects and …

Starck and Axor Dematerialize the Sink Faucet

We thought the PermaFLOW transparent sink trap was a pretty brilliant innovation, allowing you to see and clear those pesky under-basin clogs. But …

Furniture

Craig Dorety: Division

Opening on Saturday, 19 April 2014 at Oakland's Johansson Projects is an exhibition of hypnotic sculpture animations that will have your eyes watering—after you realize you haven't blinked in a few minutes. In "Division," San Francisco-based artist Craig Dorety is examining visual limits and …

Visual Art

The Lives of Bikers Documented in Powerfully Gritty Photos

French photographer Yan Morvan covered the lives of bikers and gang members across more than 40 years in a collection of powerfully gritty black and white photographs. The artist often risked his life by exposing himself to extreme situations and environments, and he dedicated much of his career to …

Photography

Whimsical Illustrations Fill Up Odd Spaces In the Sky

When French illustrator Thomas Lamadieu looks upward, he sees the world differently than most. In his imaginative mind, he perceives the odd formations created by tall buildings as the basis for playful illustrations. To create his <i>Sky Art</i>, the artist first photographs odd perspectives of various …

Drawing

Where Architects Live: inside the domains of Hadid, Chipperfield, Libeskind and more

<b>Milan 2014:</b> new photography reveals the homes and workspaces of architects including Shigeru Ban, Zaha Hadid, David Chipperfield and Daniel …

Spectacular Splashes Create Colorful Liquid Creatures

It would be quite shocking to come across these giant creatures emerging from the surface of a lake. In reality, though, it wouldn't be possible considering Milwaukee-based photographer Jack Long captures the beautiful liquid formations at extremely high speeds.<p>With technical acuity, Long documents …

Nature

Floating steel staircase divides Idunsgate Apartment by Haptic

A suspended steel staircase is completed by a piece of wooden furniture in this renovated Oslo loft by London studio Haptic (+ slideshow).<p>Haptic …

The World’s Smallest Sandcastles Built on Individual Grains of Sand by Vik Muniz and Marcelo Coelho | Colossal

<p>Artist Vik Muniz (previously here, here, and here) is known for his gigantic composite installations and sculptures created from thousands of …

Massive Paper Installation Feels Like You're Walking Inside a 3D Painting

This may be the closest you'll ever come to stepping <i>inside</i> a painting. Showing at the MOCA Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles until June 8 is one massive installation that consists of thousands of thin paper sheets hanging beautifully in mid-air. Artist Jacob Hashimoto combines traditional …

Art

Reality Meets The Surreal in Hugo Barros’ Trippy Collages - The Fox Is Black

Portuguese artist Hugo Barros has a gift when it comes to the art of collage. His hand-crafted works create fantastic compositions that are filled …

Cutting Edge Fashion Photography by Madame Peripetie - The Fox Is Black

Madame Peripetie, a London based photographer, has created a series of incredibl photos which feature boundary breaking fashion and styling. Working …

Self-Deception Drawings by Gillian Lambert

Self-Deception Portraits.<p>Artist and illustrator Gillian Lambert created this series of drawings called “Self-Deception”. The artist graduated from …

Redesigned Consumer Packaging Disappears To Eliminate Waste

For his masters thesis, recent Pratt Institute graduate Aaron Mickelson redesigned mainstream consumer packaging to eliminate waste. How? By creating …

Product Design

Co.Design Bracket Madness: Who Is The World’s Greatest Living Designer? [Round 3]

Welcome to Round 3 of Co.Design Bracket Madness! With your help, we’ve compiled a bracket featuring some of the greatest designers alive. Your job is to help crown a winner.<p>Readers have cast more than 70,000 votes for their favorite designers so far. There were a number of close matches in Round 2, …

Mad Men