Elie Atik

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11 wonderfully weird buildings that actually exist

If you can dream it, you can build it ... apparently.<p>From a house shaped like a snail, to a slithering condo in the form of a Mayan myth, there's no …

Sydney Street Signs

Australian artist Michael Pederson makes interventions in parks, streets and industrial zones of Sydney with funny installation and signs. These …

Inventor makes a real-world 'Assassin's Creed' rope launcher

One of the centerpieces of <i>Assassin's Creed Syndicate</i> is Jacob Frye's wrist-mounted rope launcher -- he can scale buildings like a Victorian-era Batman. But would such a thing be possible in real life? If you ask Colin Furze, the answer is yes... sort of. As part of a promo for Ubisoft, the inventor …

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The Graphite Chaos of Glen Ronald | Monday Insta Illustrator

Lion, elephants, and Abraham Lincoln appear in the artist's atmospheric visions.<p>Canadian artist, ex-micribiology student, and former teacher Glen Ronald calls himself a "chaos whisperer," for the way he "creates a field of chaos and pulls the cosmos (or order) out of it," according to his bio. What …

Mexican Artist Spends 40 Years Drawing Infinity

Eduardo Terrazas blends yarn and wax to manipulate the same geometric structures ad infinitum.<p>Acclaimed Mexican artist Eduardo Terrazas does not shy away from a long-term project: Since the mid-'70s, he's been working on a series of works entitled <i>Possibilities</i> <i>of a Structure</i>. The works go on view …

Mama Dog Efficiently Carries Her Tiny Puppy Down the Street in a Plastic Bag

A mother dog carried her tiny pup down a Korean street in a plastic bag that she efficiently held between her jaws, thus giving new meaning to …

Pets

New Design For Turning Smartphones and Tablets Into a 3D Hologram Projector Using Three CD Jewel Cases

American Hacker has new design that lets you turn a smartphone or tablet into a 3D hologram projector using the Palm Top Theater app and three CD …

Holograms

An Interview with Rashida Jones About Her Porn Documentary, 'Hot Girls Wanted'

We talked to the "Parks and Recreation" star about her shift to being behind the camera and the documentary she recently produced on Miami's amateur porn industry.<p><i>Parks and Recreation</i> star Rashida Jones has established a reputation for herself playing major parts in hit comedies like <i>The</i> …

Toy Story

Pencil artist works in miniature — and that’s the point

Salavat Fidai is working proof that artists need not create large pieces to make a name for themselves.<p>Much of what he creates is no bigger than the tip of a pencil — literally.<p>Under the glow of a single work light while his family sleeps, Fidai uses a craft knife and 4x magnifying glass to create …

Pictures of the Week 3.5.15

Researchers Discover An Ancient Replica Of Our Solar System

The finding is good news for the search for intelligent alien life<p>Deep within the bowels of our Milky Way Galaxy, there is another solar system that is like a miniature replica of our own. Except this planetary system is just a tad older — by about 7 billion years.<p>Using images and data collected by …

These 11 apps and websites will make you miss your childhood

Product Hunt, a discovery website that shows you the newest startups and products, has collected a bunch of websites and apps that will make you want to relive the past. Product Hunt founder Ryan Hoover even wrote a blog post about how he thinks the emotional power of nostalgia makes it a perfect …

The Most Creative 404 Error Pages On The Web

But not always. Some companies use their 404 pages to have a bit of fun.<p>We browsed through the blog FourZeroFour to round up some of the best 404 pages on the web.

30 Compelling Photographs Taken By Google Street View

We've previously featured some of the resourceful and imaginative ways people are using Google Street View, but today we wanted to bring things back …

App lets you run APK via Google Chrome on your PC or laptop

A little while back, Google opened up a few Android applications to run on its Chrome OS, and shortly afterwards an unofficial hack showed up allowing users to side load Android APKs onto their Chromebooks. A great feature for the limited number of Chromebook owners, but something that would be …

Alt-Fall Movie Preview 2014: The Wild, the Weird and the Totally True

‘20,000 Days on Earth’ (Sep 19)<p>Following a "typical" day in the life of Bad Seeds bandleader/singer Nick Cave — waking up, writing and recording some …

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14 Brilliant Bathroom Design Ideas

We all pay so much attention to keeping the rest of our home beautiful, but when it comes to the bathroom, a pretty shower mat or curtain seems to be …

Do Re Mi Ear Training - Solfege, pitch and interval training for singers, composers and music students - appPicker

*** Featured on TeacherCast.net! *** A portable Solfège practice partner from the developer of Do Re Mi Voice Training! Develop pitch recognition, …

Harley-Davidson unveils its first electric hog

Harley-Davidson unveiled its first electric motorcycle Thursday, and promised it will still sound really cool.<p>"The sound is a distinct part of the thrill," chief marketing officer Mark-Hans Richer said in a news release. "Think fighter jet on an aircraft carrier."<p>The electric Harley, dubbed Project …

Google Gesture concept sees real time translation of sign language [updated]

<b>Correction:</b> A previous version of this article stated that Google was behind the Google Gesture arm bands, though it now seems<p>more likelypainfully …

You can prevent, and even reverse, heart disease . . .

<b>Disclaimer:</b> All information and results stated in this video are for information purposes only. The information is not specific medical advice for …

Health

Sixteen-Year-Old Artist Wins National Art Competition with Masterful Hyper-Realistic Pencil Portrait | Colossal

<p>For the past four years, 16-year-old artist Shania McDonagh has participated in the Texaco Children’s Art Competition, an art contest for children …

The Top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day’ of 2014

At the end of every quarter the Sifter highlights the top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day‘, culminating in an epic <i>Top 100</i> at the end of the year (check out …

Macworld/iWorld 2014: Get Charging With Prong’s PocketPlug For The iPhone

If you can never remember to bring along a charger for your iPhone, the PocketPlug might be the perfect case for you. As the name suggests, the …

This Amazingly Complex Commercial Was Shot in Just One Continuous Take

(Video Link)<p>It's 1 minute and 41 seconds of complex choreography done with basketballs and a car. Filmmaker Kurt Hugo Schneider made it as a …

We may already know how we will cure death—but should we?

A pair of advocates—they do legitimate research too, but their ardor is so intense, it’s hard to call them scientists—believe that they will, within their lifetimes, make ours the first generation of humans to live forever.<p>Their quest is elegantly laid out in <i>The Immortalists</i>, a new documentary …

Singularity

Everyday Objects Hilariously Redesigned in Ridiculous Ways

At first glance, you might not think twice about a pot with two handles or a chair with a curved seat. But if you actually imagine using any of these products, you may find yourself laughing at the impracticality of it all. Created by Athens-based architect Katerina Kamprani, <i>The Uncomfortable</i> is an …

Design