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Disney Research's new 3D printer can print in fabric

Disney Research has had a second go at creating a 3D printer capable of creating flexible objects made of soft fibres.<p>3D printing is getting better at printing in flexible material, but fabric is still a little on the tricky side. Disney Research is hard on the case; after its "3D printing" …

3D Printing

EE's free portable chargers prove so popular there aren't any left

Mobile operators very rarely offer something for free, so when they do, you can expect that people will be quick to take advantage. That's exactly what's happened in the case of EE, which has seen over a million of its subscribers sign up for one of its free branded "Power Bars" in just four days. …

Artist with Synesthesia Paints Music as Gorgeous Splashes of Color

Missouri-based artist Melissa McCracken paints music. As a synesthete, the sounds that she hears every day—whether it's someone's name or a song on the radio—are translated into vibrant, beautiful colors that carry the cadence of melodies. McCracken's vivid paintings stem from her desire to capture …

Art

Colorful Paper Installations by Travis Rice Made with a Document Shredder

Artist Travis Rice's colorful installations are made up of thousands of strips of shredded paper that mimic the natural world in a whimsical way. Depending on how much imagination you employ, the paper columns and lakes can look like colorful underwater forests, rainbow-tinted jellyfish tentacles …

Domestic Technology

Spectacular Photos of a Camel Train Roaming Australia's Cable Beach

Add this to our bucket list! As Australia's first professional Instagrammer, Lauren Bath gets paid to travel the world to photograph the most amazing destinations. An ex-chef, she was an early adopter to the Instagram platform and she now boasts an astounding 384,000 followers. Recently, she …

Australia

21-Year-Old Visually Impaired Artist Has Raised $1 Million for Charity through Stunning Paintings

21-year-old Jeffrey Hanson creates paintings that are so strikingly vivid, it's astonishing to learn that the artist lives with a visual impairment that allows him to only vaguely make out shapes and colors in everyday life. Although legally blind, the painter has used his unique talents to produce …

Art

Jamaican Photographer Captures the Beauty and Innocence of Childhood

Adrian McDonald is a wedding photographer by trade who is used to capturing important moments in a couple's life. Recently, however, he's gotten new-found fame for his beautifully innocent photos of his neighborhood children. While in one photo a young boy looks completely caught in the moment …

Photography

Johanna Basford Creates Enchanting Adult Coloring Books

Mesmerizing adult coloring books by Johanna Basford invite grown-ups to pull out a box of Crayolas and return to the time-tested childhood method of unleashing creative energy. Basford, a commercial illustrator and textile designer by trade, has been recognized by her characteristic black-and-white …

Drawing

Beautifully Abstract Paintings of Swimmers in Glistening Pools

London-based artist Sarah Harvey submerges figures in pools of water in her ongoing series of oil paintings. The glistening, multifaceted images have a beautiful and abstract quality to them. Our vantage point is above the liquid, and this has a great affect on how we see Harvey's subjects. Hands, …

Painting

Amazingly Intricate Laser-Cut Wood Relief Sculptures by Gabriel Schama

Oakland-based artist Gabriel Schama creates incredibly intricate, densely layered wood relief sculptures using thin, laser-cut pieces of mahogany plywood. He starts with a vector illustration that is sent to a laser cutter. Lasers carve designs into 1/8-inch sheets of plywood, which are then glued …

Art

Powerful Photos of Majestic African Elephants Highlight Their Familial Bond

Photographer Peter Delaney captures majestic African elephants in a series of gorgeous and candid images. The South African transplant catches the creatures trotting along the plains, dusting themselves, and drinking water from a shallow pond. With a cloudless sky and little shade, you get a sense …

Elephants

Whimsical Photo Manipulations Offer Lighthearted Perspectives on the Natural World

Using beautiful imagery and editing prowess, graphic artist Anil Saxema's whimsical photo manipulations lend a fresh perspective to our view of the natural world. His work depicts lighthearted scenes of humans and animals interacting in amusing – and often surprising – ways. For instance, a woman …

Art

Custom Glass Planets Containing the Cremated Remains of Loved Ones | Colossal

<p>Merry Coor produces ethereal designs from cremated remains within custom glass beads. Coor crafts each bead by hand, first melting glass into a …

Jewelry

Fate : Series of Wooden Clocks by Subinay Malhotra

<b>Fate</b> is conceptualized with a research, created with ideas, manufactured with ease, and placed with design. A series of clocks designed to portray …

Industrial Design

Origami Artist Creates Stained Glass Art Out of Sugar and Watercolor

Artist Sipho Mabona is well known for his incredible origami works, like the life-size elephant sculpture he made from just one piece of paper. Recently, he used his background in origami to create stunning art pieces that resemble a modern day version of stained glass. Using a laser cutter, he cut …

Art

This Clever Lamp Grows Out Of Your Wall

Off-center lighting is the only way to go in your living room, but it comes with a lot of trade-offs. Lamps have ugly cords you can trip on, and they either take up a big part of your floor or a big part of your table.<p>Not so the Wald Plug Lamp, by Feltmark. It functions as a table lamp or a floor …

Living Rooms

Street Art for Children

The Museum of Childhood in London created a project where they mapped the streets of London with artworks by many different artist with the theme …

Art

Mesmerizing Artworks by Noah Bradley

Nothing better than checking an amazing set of artworks by a very talented person, like Kiwi artist Noah Bradley. He comes up with some very detailed …

Art

Think out of the box. Live within it

Modularity is DEFINITELY in. Look at Phonebloks (Google Project Ara), or even IKEA’s furniture. We are an indecisive species. Needs keep changing, …

A Foldable Chair like never before

Now before you plop your tushie on this chair, let me warn you. It isn’t for sitting. But you can admire all you like. Maybe click a few selfies with …

A Sprawling New Cut Paper Bacterium by Rogan Brown | Colossal

<p>Artist Rogan Brown (previously) recently completed work on this new cut paper sculpture titled <i>Cut Microbe</i>. Four months in the making, the piece is a …

Magnificent 2-String Violin is a 3D-Printed Instrument from the Future

Making its debut next month at the 3D Print Design Show in New York is this 2-string violin that looks like it's from the future. Architects Eric Goldemberg and Veronica Zalcberg of MONAD Studio are known for their cutting-edge architecture but they also work on art installations and product …

3D Printing

Artist Scratches Away Pigments to Reveal Spectacular Scenes Celebrating Nature

Artist Cathie Bleck scratches away handmade pigments and black ink on clayboard to reveal splendid nature scenes revolving around ideas of spirituality, mythology, and the interconnectedness of the world. Sensual goddesses, winged creatures, and all kinds of wildlife loom larger than life in her …

Art

Gorgeous Murals by L7m Blur the Line Between Realism and Abstraction

For years, we've admired how Brazilian street artist L7m paints gorgeous portraits of birds. His murals are always full of color and have a palpable energy, and he's recently brought that same intensity to the streets of Paris and Vitry in France. L7m's newest pieces blur the line between realism …

Art

Raw Edges installs dye-soaked wooden floor across 19th-century sculpture gallery

Curved wooden benches and stools "grow" from a gridded floor of dyed timber installed in the sculpture gallery at English stately home Chatsworth …

Furniture

Pinorama Keeps All Your Little Things Organized

Ever annoyed by all those little things you have sitting around with no real place to put them? Pinorama is a perforated metal board that gives a …

Furniture

Why Can’t These Fairytale Buildings Just Exist In The Real World?

German designer Matthias Jung creates imaginative collages, mixing photographs, real-life backdrops, and meticulously crafted miniature architectural elements to make houses that wouldn’t look out of place in a Wes Anderson film. Jung calls these creations “architectural short poems,” which present …

Miniature

Enchanting Porcelain Animals Sit Serenely in Shallow Bowls

Designer Hella Jongerius' <i>Nymphenburg Sketches</i> series features enchanting sculptures of small animals sitting in the middle of white porcelain bowls. In the collection, charming animal figurines sit or stand serenely while surrounded by intricate, hand-painted flowers or other nature-inspired …

Sculpture

Crochet Artist Wraps Yarn Around Homeless Shelter in India to Raise Awareness

Olek, a self-proclaimed “crochet graffiti” artist, recently brightened up a homeless shelter in India by swaddling the entire building in a colorful, knitted tapestry. The New York City-based artist completed her project as part of the Indian street art festival St+art Delhi, which is commissioning …

Homelessness

Old Books Transformed into Imaginative 3D Illustrations of Fairy Tale Scenes | Colossal

<p>Seattle-based artist Isobelle Ouzman creates 3D illustrations from discarded books found in dumpsters, recycling bins, and local thrift stores. She …

Art