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Experimental Cutlery That Challenges Traditional Ideas of Usability

Merging design and haute cuisine, Amsterdam-based company Steinbeisser collaborates with designers and artists to produce surreal cutlery that …

Design

A UFO Abduction on the Streets of Dresden by OakOak

Here’s a fun piece in Dresden by street artist OakOak (previously) who also recently published a new book. You can follow more of his quirky …

Art

A Stop Motion Examination of Endless Loading Screens

Director Rafael Vangelis transforms the unbearable task of watching an endlessly spinning wheel or loading bar into an entertaining and analogue …

Stop Motion

An Immersive Forest of 60,000 Rainbow Numbers by Emmanuelle Moureaux

In celebration of The National Art Center of Tokyo‘s 10th anniversary, French architect Emmanuelle Moureaux was commissioned to fill the …

Art

Reaction: An Experimental Particle Animation by Anton Woll Söder

Here’s a lovely bit of experimental visual goodness from Swedish motion designer Anton Woll Söder. Söder shares that the animation began as an …

Design

Float Through Time with Flyte’s New Magnetized Clock

Tell time or count down the moments until your next big life event with STORY, a new magnetized piece from Flyte (previously). The company’s latest …

Design

Dichroic Glass Installations by Chris Wood Reflect Light in a Rainbow of Color

Cambridge-based artist Chris Wood (previously) continues to produce stunning light sculptures utilizing panels of dichroic glass that refract light …

Sculpture

A Ring of Fire Blazes in the Middle of the Swiss Alps

Burning brightly amidst the snowcapped mountains of the Swiss Alps is Douglas Gordon and Morgane Tschiember’s fiery installation As close as you can …

Land Art

Drippy Calligraphy Experiments by Seb Lester

A video posted by Seb Lester (@seblester) on Oct 7, 2016 at 5:18am PDT<p>Calligraphy master Seb Lester (previously) has been sharing quick videos of …

Calligraphy

Mechanical Crustaceans with Clockwork Insides Illustrated by Steeven Salvat

French artist Steeven Salvat has long been fascinated by the clarity and exactitude found in old biological studies. His portfolio is brimming with …

Art

A’ Design Awards 2017: International Call for Entries, Deadline Feb 28 (Sponsor)

The A’ Design Award & Competition seeks to showcase the talents and success of innovators from all design fields. Competition categories include …

Design

A Working Balloon-Powered Paper Pipe Organ Designed by Aliaksei Zholner

Paper engineer Aliaksei Zholner has wowed us before with his miniature V8 engine, and now brings his crafty talents to the musical realm with this …

Design

Miniature Narrative-Based Sculptures Created From Balsa Wood by Vera van Wolferen

Dutch multidisciplinary artist Vera van Wolferen (previously) produces miniature balsa wood sculptures, architectural objects that are either …

Local and International Artists Produce 21 Light Installations For the Inaugural Toronto Light Festival

Set within a district of Victorian industrial buildings, the Toronto Light Festival is a free 45-day festival occurring during this year’s winter …

Wooden Furniture Sculpted by Pontus Willfors Sprouts Unwieldy Roots and Limbs

Through his sculptural practice, artist Pontus Willfors says that he seeks to examine “aspects of nature that are viewed by our society as product, …

Fluid Porcelain Bowls by Aylin Bilgiç Look Like Splashes Frozen in Time

Turkish ceramic artist Aylin Bilgiç created this stunning series of ceramic bowls that look like a splash of liquid frozen in time. Each bowl is made …

The Met Places 375,000 Artworks into the Public Domain for Unrestricted Use

Earlier this week, the Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that more than 375,000 images found in the museum’s online collection are now available …

New Photographs of Monumental Waves Crashing in Australia by Warren Keelan

Australian photographer Warren Keelan (previously) captures crashing waves from beside, and sometimes within their swell. Clad in a wetsuit he takes …

Photography

Overflowing Bouquets Built From Hundreds of Spare Utensils

Ann Carrington produces sculpture that elevate objects used in the everyday, recontextualizing items as common as the household utensil. In her …

Design

New Fusion Frames by Darryl Cox Fuse Gnarled Tree Roots with Ornate Picture Frames

Since to 2011, Oregon-artist Darryl Cox (previously) has been making “Fusion Frames,” sculptural hybrids of picture frames and segments of tree …

New Public Geometric Sculptures by David Mesguich

David Mesguich (previously) is a street artist who focuses on placing large-scale geometric sculptures in public spaces around Belgium, France and …

Paper Cities Enclosed in Glass Vessels by Ayumi Shibata

Japanese artist Ayumi Shibata uses traditional methods of Japanese paper cutting to create miniature cities within vessels of glass. Her chosen …

A’ Design Awards 2017: International Call for Entries (Sponsor)

The 2017 A’ Design Award & Competition, the world’s leading international, annual juried competition for design, is now open. Interested designers, …

Ceramic Origami Plates and Dishware by Angelina Erhorn

Hamburg-based ceramic artist Angelina Erhorn of Moji Design creates all matter of ceramic dishware that mimics the form of paper origami sheets, both …

Glass Insects and Plants Sculpted to Scale by Japanese Artist Yuki Tsunoda

Molding tiny bits of soft Moretti glass with equally small tools, Japanese sculptor Yuki Tsunoda produces insects, flowers, and other types of plants …

Sculpture

The Jollylook Is a ‘Retro’ Folding Polaroid Camera Made from Recycled Cardboard

The Jollylook is a new camera concept that merges the retro form-factor of a fold out camera utilizing polaroid film, and it’s fabricated primarily …

Cameras

Hyperrealistic Paintings of Bulging, Decorative Rugs by Antonio Santin

Antonio Santin produces works that are nearly impossible to identify as paintings, hyperrealistic depictions of decorative rugs covered in complex …

Painting

A Captivating Film About People Working Through the Fear of Jumping from a Ten Meter High Dive

In this documentary short titled Ten Meter Tower, Swedish filmmakers Maximilien Van Aertryck and Axel Danielson paid 67 people $30 to climb to the …

Documentaries

Oil Paintings of Eyes and Mouths on Glass by Henrik Uldalen

As part of this ongoing series, self-taught painter Henrik Uldalen has been creating depictions of eyes and mouths on glass. The oil paintings are an …

Painting

New in the Colossal Shop: Calamityware Mugs

Retired graphic designer Don Moyer has found a delightful second career illustrating and designing a line of charmingly calamitous products to help …

Design