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The 5 Biggest Mistakes You Make When Painting Furniture

Improve a less-than-stellar piece with paint, patience, and my tricks. I had the oops moments; now you can learn from them.<p>There's no shortage of tutorials about painting furniture online. And I've used a lot of them to paint dressers, console tables, chairs, mirrors, and more. But I have found …

Home Improvement

Japanese Army Builds Gigantic Star Wars Snow Sculpture

May the force be with you! The 66th annual Sapporo Snow Festival kicked off today and the most impressive snow sculpture of all features Darth Vader, his three stormtroopers and TIE fighters. This Star Wars snow sculpture was created by Japan's army troopers, or the 11th Brigade of the Ground …

André Chiote illustrates Brazil's World Cup stadiums

Stadiums currently hosting football matches for the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil are captured in these graphic posters by Portuguese illustrator …

Artist Skewers People With Neon Bars

Artist Aakash Nihalani works often with black and neon tape, crafting faux-3-D geometric shapes. His “Landline” project, a performative art piece, shows what you can do with a little tape and a little perspective.<p>Landline creates the illusion of people being impaled with rods, though it’s less …

Sleep in the Trees Inside a Portable Suspended Treehouse by Tentsile | Colossal

<p>Created by UK inventor Alex Shirley-Smith, Tentsile is an ingenious portable suspended treehouse that installs much like a hammock while offering …

Kellie Strøm's Worse Things Happen At Sea

Perhaps it's London-based illustrator Kellie Strøm’s inability to swim that led to his interest in creatively charting the nautical horrors of the sea, but as his latest project demonstrates, it's likely his Scandinavian roots that inspired Strøm’s exceptionally detailed drawings of dramatic …

The 21 Best Infographics Of 2013

One of the basic laws of quantum mechanics is that information can never entirely be lost, only assume other forms. One of the most exciting forms information can take is that of the infographic, and over the past 12 months, Co.Design has covered some of the prettiest, most innovative design …

Floating Biodome Absorbs Carbon Dioxide, Emits Oxygen

<i>Bloom</i> is a futuristic take on marine farming designed by French firm Sitbon Architectes that was selected as one of five finalists for the first Architizer A+ Awards in the “architecture and weather” category. The spherical structure is designed to be a semi-submersible laboratory garden, …

Animal A to Z Poster Illustrations by Build

Animal A to Z Alphabet Prints.<p>Graphic design studio Build has created this series of lovely illustrated A to Z animal prints. The cute animals are …

Graphic Design

Creepy Character Illustrations by T Wei

Stunning Illustrations for your Inspiration.<p>T Wei is a Wellington, New Zealand based illustrator. He creates inspiring artworks for personal and …

New Cut and Contoured Map Portrait by Ed Fairburn

Artist Ed Fairburn continues to push his creative limits with these new map portraits. In the piece shown above, a Bristol street map has been carefully cut and drawn on, revealing the side of a woman's face. The map can turn into an envelope, which results in a combination of the map works …

Nexus World Collection by Jerome Olivet

Thanks to LED technology, we can see a lot of creative luminous shapes to create different atmosphere in any room. Each lamp has been designed to …

Crater Burning for Over 40 Years is a "Door to Hell"

<i>Door to Hell</i> is an aptly named natural gas field in the Karakum Desert of Darweze, Turkmenistan that has been burning for over forty years. The flaming crater was originally a level surface identified by Soviet scientists in 1971 as an area rich in gas resources. Unfortunately, the ground collapsed …

Natural Gas

Down Into Nothing: A New Hand-Drawn Animation with Ink, Gouache, White-out and Coffee by Jake Fried | Colossal

<p>Animator Jake Fried (previously here and here) is back with another one of his super trippy layered animations titled Down Into Nothing. Fried …

Towering Sculptures of Monsters Made of Straw

Each year in rural parts of Japan, heaps and heaps of straw left behind from harvesting rice are put to artistic use in the creation of giant straw sculptures. The farming communities, most notably those in Kagawa Prefecture and Niigata Prefecture, hold a Straw Art Festival that invites visitors to …

Dizzying View Inside Toronto's Glowing Tower of Chairs

What a dizzying perspective! While no one can argue that the runaway hit artwork at this year's Scotiabank Nuit Blanche event was Ai Weiwei's magnificent bicycle installation, there was another remake that deserves our attention. Today is the last day to see Japanese artist Tadashi Kawamata's …

3D Digital Artworks by Adam Martinakis

Surreal Digital Art.<p>Some of Adam Martinakis‘ artworks look like real sculptures made of iron or stone but all of the works are created completely …

30 Clever Examples of Negative Space Logos

101K<p>SHARES<p>If done well, negative space logos are an awesome way to make a logo memorable. Negative space is the process of making use of the space …

Editorial Illustrations by Emiliano Ponzi

Editorial Illustration.<p>Emiliano Ponzi is a Milan, Italy based illustrator. His style is characterized by bold textured illustrations and strong …

Walk-In Dresswall Closet To Make Dressing A Pleasure

We’ve found any girl’s dream! DRESSWALL is a modular walk-in closet structure that uses vertical profiles attached to a wall, fixed between floor and …

just another typical week in the life of zaha hadid: the architect has just been chosen to design the new messner mountain museum in collaboration with extreme mountaineer reinhold messner (http://bit.ly/15IThLO)... after having finished a stunning new cultural center (http://bit.ly/1bfRX9t) and unveiled luxury condos for NYC's high line (http://bit.ly/12svvSh), all since monday.

'Invisibility wetsuit' to protect against sharks launched in Western Australia

An “invisibility cloak” to protect surfers from sharks has been launched in Western Australia, the scene of five fatal shark attacks in recent …

The typographic works of Tomasz Biernat

Space-time loops may help explain black holes

Black holes can't fully be described by general relativity, but physicists hope to understand the inner workings of these odd objects by applying a theory called loop quantum gravity.<p>Physics cannot describe what happens inside a black hole. There, current theories break down, and general relativity …

Opportunity Rover's 10th Anniversary On Mars & Off-Planet Driving Record Celebrated (VIDEO)

On the 10th anniversary of its launch, NASA's Opportunity rover on Mars is also celebrating reaching the halfway point in its drive from one crater-rim segment to another.<p>The Opportunity rover, which is still going strong on the Red Planet long after its official mission was slated to end, is …

MoMA And Foursquare Team Up For An Architecture Scavenger Hunt

Find New York’s best architecture with a little social-networking help.<p>By all accounts, New York is a great city, but you’d be hard-pressed to say that it’s a great city for architecture. New York–by which most mean to say Manhattan–is not defined by its iconic buildings in the way that a metropole …

Watch: Apple’s Poetic Statement On Its Design Process

Minimalist? Simple? Flat? In this video, Apple reminds the world that its design goes beyond Bauhaus sensibility.<p>At WWDC, the lights went down, the hollers went up, and then Apple played this video in a near whisper. In that moment, I thought it was mistimed. It was too much of a love-in intro to …

Art of the Brick: Nathan Sawaya’s LEGO Solo Show in New York | Colossal

<p>If you happen to be in New York this weekend stop by Art of the Brick, the upcoming solo show by artist Nathan Sawaya at the Discovery Times Square …

Frenetic Urban Time-lapse Videos of Shanghai, Vietnam and Kuala Lumpur by Rob Whitworth | Colossal

<p>It is almost impossible these days to click around the web without running into the work of filmmaker and architectural photographer Rob Whitworth …

A Beautiful Kids’ Book That Combines Interactivity With Good Old-Fashioned Text

The Jörgits, an indie fantasy novel for kids nine and up, uses interactivity as a supplement to the story, not a stand-in for it.<p>If there’s one reading experience that truly has been transformed by the interactive wonders of the tablet, it’s got to be the children’s book. Apps like <i>The Fantastic</i> …