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This Dramatic Building Is In Perpetual Flux

With “Fluidity,” Madrid-based GGLab not only rendered a sinuous structure. They also manged to build it.<p>Sure, architectural renderings are meant to accurately convey what an as-yet-to-be built project will look like when built. But they also serve as sales tools. In order to best showcase the …

The Beauty of Mathematics: A Visual Demonstration of Math in Everyday Life | Colossal

<p>This lovely video short from Yann Pineill and Nicolas Lefaucheux of Paris video production agency Parachutes succinctly demonstrates the underlying …

Playful Notebook Drawings of Characters Eating Odd Dinners

In <i>The Last Supper</i>, Moscow-based artist Nataliya Platonova filled every page of her little notebook with clever illustrations and she utilized the crease to add dimension to each playful scene. The project features all kinds of interesting characters about to enjoy a meal at the dinner …

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Elegant Steel Bowls, Reincarnated From Industrial Gas Tanks

When selecting housewares, most of us probably don’t envision storing fruit in an old gas cylinder or tossing our keys into a petroleum tank. But that’s exactly what Netherlands-based industrial designer Max Lipsey used as the building blocks of a collection of bowls that just debuted at Dutch …

From Yoda to Darth Vader with LEGO Bricks

Over the course of 10 hours and using 16,000 LEGO bricks, Swiss designers Drzach & Suchy created an installation for the Google Zurich office that’s …

Amazing Bamboo Dome Bound Together Without Any Nails

<i>Wind and Water Bar</i> (<i>wNw Bar</i>) is an incredible venue designed by Vietnamese architect Vo Trong Nghia that's made entirely of bamboo bound together and covered in a local bush plant without the use of any nails. Nghia's use of bamboo exhibits a combination of his cultural Vietnamese background and …

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Turning Can Collectors Into Designers, One Melted Beer Can At A Time

As a supplement to recycling, Studio Swine has created a mobile foundry that makes art of aluminum cans.<p>Discarded aluminum cans can be an urban blight. But designers at Studio Swine want to turn them into something else: an integral part of a city’s character. To transform such a major segment of …

Sites of the Week: Powerhouse, Connect Mania, Cleartones and more

We're featuring a lot of portfolios today, including in our Design section, so take a special look at Powerhouse architecture office and Knoed …

Hilarious Cynicism Conveyed Through Minimalist Illustrations

In this digital age, using smartphones, deciphering icons, and clicking “like” have become second nature. It's inevitable that our minds might begin to apply these many technological trends to everyday life. In his series called <i>Cinismo Ilustrado (Cynicism Illustrated)</i>, illustrator and designer …

Minimalism

Interior design ideas for parents and children - in pictures

It doesn't have to be all primary coloured plastics: with a little imagination, style and children can mix

Revealing "Before I Die" Art Project Goes Global

Back in 2011, we first wrote about Candy Chang's powerful interactive art project “Before I Die” where she painted a side of an abandoned house in her neighborhood of New Orleans with chalkboard paint and then stenciled in the words, “Before I die I want to ___.” Anyone who happened to pass by …

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A Greenhouse To Go

Determined to keep the greenhouse alive, a Danish architect creates plant-loving pods that cultivate urban growth.<p>When it was introduced in the 1800s, the modern greenhouse was at the forefront of architectural design. While architects of the time were busying themselves with gargantuan pastiche, …

Paper Landscape Illustrated by Eiko Ojala | Colossal

<p>It’s hard to visit an art or design blog these days without spotting the illustration work of Estonian artist Eiko Ojala, his Naked series is a …