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Walk Inside a Warehouse-Sized Kaleidoscopic Painting by Katharina Grosse | Colossal

<p>The newest work by German artist Katharina Grosse encompasses an entire warehouse, transforming its raw interior into a soft maze of kaleidoscopic …

Art

A Relaxing Video Demonstrates the Detailed Steps of Making Paper by Hand | Colossal

<p>Chinese vlogger Li Ziqi films her videos in the serene countryside of China, demonstrating step-by-step instructions for making traditional recipes …

Illustration

Miniature Paintings on Tea Bags by Ruby Silvious | Colossal

<p>Some of us may give our used tea bags a second life by squeezing an extra steep out of them, but Ruby Silvious takes things a step further by using …

Miniature

The Surreal Objects of Nancy Fouts | Colossal

<p>Everyday objects take an unusual turn in Nancy Fouts‘ bizarre sculptures. Playing with unexpected combinations of violence and peace, the natural …

Art

New Charming Mosaic and Tile Floors Captured by Photographer Sebastian Erras | Colossal

<p>Photographer Sebastian Erras (previously here and here) captures diverse and fanciful mosaic floors throughout Europe and Cuba, placing all of his …

Photography

Strange Mess: Puddles of Skies and Galaxies by Jeffrey Michael Austin | Colossal

<p>Chicago-based artist Jeffrey Michael Austin spends a lot of time photographing the puddles that collect on his city’s sidewalks and streets, …

Candid

The Winter Migration of Siberian Seagulls in Delhi Photographed by Navin Vatsa | Colossal

<p>Every winter, flocks of Siberian seagulls migrate through Delhi making a temporary home in the Ganga and Yamuna, two of India’s most holy rivers. …

Delhi

Papier Machine: A Book of Six Interactive Electronic Paper Toys | Colossal

<p>We’ve seen a wide gamut of paper project books lately, from shadows and cameras to planetariums and architectural models. Joining the DIY library …

Illustration

Going Fishing: A Stop Motion Fishing Excursion Filmed on a Bedroom Desk by Guldies | Colossal

<p>Swedish animator Guldies (previously) just released his latest stop motion short titled Going Fishing. The entire clip was filmed in his bedroom on …

Fishing

Omoshiro Block: A Paper Memo Pad That Excavates Objects as It Gets Used | Colossal

<p>Leave it to the stationery-loving Japanese to come up with a new way to enjoy writing notes. The Omoshiro Block (loosely translated as ‘fun block’) …

Sculpture

Custom Hand-Knit Sweaters Blend Subjects into Urban Environments | Colossal

<p>Over the last four years, Photographer Joseph Ford (previously) has collaborated with friend and knitter Nina Dodd to create a project that blends …

Art

A Top Floor Sprinkler Leak Creates a 21-Story Tower of on a Chicago Fire Escape | Colossal

<p>Late last week, a bitter cold snap that swept across the U.S. brought temporary chaos to Chicago’s south loop when a sprinkler system failed atop a …

Chicago

Brightly Colored Flower-Shaped Pencils That Shed Their Petals When Sharpened | Colossal

<p>Japanese Designer Toshihiro Otomo has designed a set of flower-shaped colored pencils that delicately shed their petals when sharpened. The writing …

Art

Breathe: A Stunning Black & White Timelapse of Thunderstorms Across the Central Plains | Colossal

<p>Pheonix-based filmmaker, photographer, and storm-chaser Mike Olbinski captures approaching storms around his desert home using high definition …

Photography

Abstracted Street Puddles Awash in Neon by Slava Semeniuta | Colossal

<p>Photographer and artist Slava Semeniuta, who goes by the name Local Preacher, recently noticed the glimmering reflective beauty of the streets of …

Art

Paper-Cast Sculptures of Legs and Torsos Covered in Traditional Chinese Paintings by Peng Wei | Colossal

<p>Beijing-based artist Peng Wei places traditional Chinese painting on rice paper to create contemporary sculptures of human legs, shoes, and torsos. …

Art

A Kinetic Block & Marble Track Perfectly Synchronized with Tchaikovsky’s “Waltz of the Flowers” | Colossal

<p>Minnesota-based maker DoodleChaos made waves across the internet a few months ago when he perfectly synced a custom course from the Line Rider game …

Cool Stuff

Porous Boulder-Like Sculptures Chiseled from Italian Marble by Sibylle Pasche | Colossal

<p>Swiss sculptor Sibylle Pasche transforms large segments of Italian marble into boulder-like sculptures which are covered in a porous web. These …

Sculpture

Surreal New Adventures and Absurd Vintage Moments by Paco Pomet | Colossal

<p>Artist Paco Pomet (previously) continues to channel old vintage snapshots and historical documentation in his delightfully surreal oil paintings. …

Art

Two Biologists Explore the Remote Rainforests of the Ecuadorian Andes to Document Fungi | Colossal

<p>Biologists estimate that 3.2 million species of fungi may exist on Earth, and of that only around 120,000 are known to science which leaves …

Nature

New Cross-Stitched Domestic Objects by Ulla Stina Wikander | Colossal

<p>Underneath each of cross-stitch artist Ulla Stina Wikander's cross-stitched objects is a real, once-functioning appliance, accessory, or tool. …

Art

Surreal Moments Composed with Familiar Objects by Photographer Elspeth Diederix | Colossal

<p>Photographer Elspeth Diederix captures everyday objects and moments in a surreal light. Her photographs are simply presented yet arduously composed, …

Photography

Stairstep Chocolates Designed by Universal Favourite Stack into Cubes of Complementary Flavors | Colossal

<p>Anyone who’s looked down and realized their plate is all beige has felt the full force of the role of color in what we eat. Universal Favourite …

Beverages

Frenetic Animal Murals by Dzia Swirl to Life Across the World | Colossal

<p>Since we last checked in with Antwerp-based street artist Dzia (previously), the Belgian muralist has been busy adding fauna flair to walls in an …

Street Art

Nearly Frozen ‘Slurpee’ Waves Surge off the Coast of Nantucket | Colossal

<p>With single digit temperatures and massive snow storms sweeping the northern United States, it’s no surprise that most things are going to freeze. …

Frozen

The Dripping and Undulating Ceramic Sculptures of Toru Kurokawa | Colossal

<p>Japanese artist Toru Kurokawa sculpts improbable liquid and biological shapes from a variety of ceramic materials. What begins life as a mere lump …

Art

A Burst of Deep Sea Fireworks: A Rare Jellyfish Filmed by the E/V Nautilus | Colossal

<p>Researchers aboard the E/V Nautilus (previously) celebrated the new year with an unlikely guest, a beautiful <i>Halitrephes maasi</i> jellyfish found at a …

Oceans

New in The Colossal Shop: LINK Collective’s Glow-in-the-Dark Tokyo Furoshiki Scarf | Colossal

<p>Famed for its radiant skyline at night, Tokyo glows on The LINK Collective’s newest addition to their modern furoshiki line. Featuring a special …

Mount Fuji

Colorful Portraits of Adoptable Dogs Photographed by Paul Octavious | Colossal

<p>Photographer Paul Octavious (previously) casts new light on Chicago’s adoptable dogs through a collaboration with PAWS, the city’s largest no-kill …

Photography

Explosive Light-Based Installations by Adela Andea | Colossal

<p>Romanian-born artist Adela Andea creates futuristic light installations that range from wall-based works to immersive environments. The pieces …

Art