Dan Clark

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The Best Mass-Graffiti Time-Lapse You'll Ever See

It went live on Friday, and quite deservedly went viral over the weekend: "Limitless," a brilliantly-shot-and-edited video from filmmaker Selina …

golden orbs

An Aerial Kinetic Sculpture with 256 Helium Balloons Embedded with LEDs | Colossal

<p>Cyclique was an aerial light and sound installation created by audiovisual artist Nohista and Collectif Coin for Nuit Blanche 2013 (previously). The …

A Vertical Loop Picnic Table by Michael Beitz | Colossal

<p>Currently on view on the roof of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art in Wisconsin, ‘<i>Picnic</i>‘ is a new functional sculpture by arist Michael Beitz …

Aurea Residence by Chris Pardo Design: Elemental Architecture

Located on a 5,000-square-foot lot in the Magnolia neighborhood of Seattle, the Aurea Residence was designed for a young family with privacy and …

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Icona Vulcano does a sultry striptease in Shanghai

Perhaps Icona didn't get the message that it's safe to reveal the entirety of the Vulcano now that the Shanghai Motor Show is underway, but we'll enjoy the half we can see and admit that we didn't expect to like it as much as we do. There's some Lexus LFA DNA in the face, some Ferrari 599 and F12 …

Kia Cub Concept wanders over from Seoul

The little machine you see above is the Kia Cub. The Cub first debuted at the Seoul Motor Show, but this is the first time we've been able to see it in person, so we pointed our camera lenses its way and got to snapping.<p>According to our men on the show floor, the Cub Concept is "quite good …

Watch: Street Art That’s Way Beyond Wild Style

You know what graffiti heaven must be like? Waking up in a lovely Swedish apartment, having breakfast, taking a ride on your bike, followed by several hours of painting on walls. That’s the dream Göteborg street artist SiMPLE is living, according to a video he uploaded to Vimeo a few months …

The Ultimate Air Purifier Uses NASA Technology

This $800 device, designed by NewDealDesign, zaps particles using titanium dioxide.<p>As the space program shifted its focus from putting life into space to sustaining life in space, the plentiful technologies to emerge from its hollowed labs have followed suit. For example, one of the biggest …

Harvard Develops Micro-Drones Based On Origami

Scientists are printing tiny robotic bees en masse with a technology used to print circuit boards.<p>Drones (and microdrones) have become a topic of public interest this year–there was even a Drone Day at SXSW this month–but we’ve yet to hear much about how they’re manufactured. An article in</i> …

Carbon Fiber

A Modern, Handy Take On The Coal Miner’s Lamp

Naica’s warm glow and clever carrying loop were inspired by the simplicity of carbide work lanterns.<p>London- and Verona-based Daniel Debiasi and Federico Sandri of Something have been exploring the properties of indirect light and light diffusion for some time; Naica, a new collaboration with Ligne …

Handy

Muji’s Iconic CD Player, Redesigned For The MP3 Age

The Japanese brand reworks Naoto Fukasawa’s legendary design as a Bluetooth speaker, for better or worse.<p>The inspiration came from a simple kitchen fan. “The idea that pulling a string could stir a musical device to action made me feel immense warmth,” Naoto Fukasawa explained of perhaps his most …

Infographic: Hackers Create An Amazing, Illegal Portrait Of The Internet

Someone hacked almost half a million devices around the world. Why? They wanted to see what the internet looked like.<p>It wasn’t malicious. The file itself was the size of a small JPEG. It was given the absolute lowest priority. And it was set to self-destruct if anything went wrong. But this small …

Pentagram Brands A Charter School, To Inspire Kids

Paula Scher brings the motivational poster into the 21st century at PAVE Academy in Red Hook.<p>The PAVE Academy, a charter school in Red Hook, Brooklyn, is one of the rare buildings in the neighborhood that wasn’t affected by Hurricane Sandy last November. The school’s sparing seems a bit like fate: …

Nike’s Kinect-Powered Window Displays Are Watching You

Are a Dutch firm’s interactive installations for Nike in London the future of a dying ad medium?<p>Window displays seem like one of those mediums destined to fade away: they’re too static, too flat, and reach too few people in the grand scheme of impressions. But certain situations–the Olympics, for …

Beautiful Desktop Trays To Corral Your Office Tools

Computers have rendered the need for desk accessories all but obsolete. Gone are the stacks of paper piled high in actual, physical inboxes and outboxes! So long to the staplers and binder clips! Farewell, sweet, stretchy rubber bands! Despite the fact that most of our important info exists on hard …

Stamp-On Circuits Could Put Your Phone On Your Finger

Remarkable new tech that places ultra-thin circuits on your skin could revolutionize health care, entertainment, and more.<p>Transistors. Resistors. Capacitors. Inductors. Diodes. RF antennas. Inductive coils. Lithium ion batteries. These are the components of microprocessors, wireless communications, …

Iconic War Photography, With All The People Erased

Pavel Smejkal gives us a new way to look at some of history’s most indelible images.<p>If I say “Tiananmen Square,” what pops into your head? Probably the iconic image of a protester standing in front of a column of tanks. Even if you don’t know anything about the circumstances surrounding it, you …

Scott Wilson Designs A Digital Sticky Note With An Analog Soul

Sticky Storm updates the ubiquitous Post-It without losing sight of what makes it so great in the first place.<p>Even in an era of whiz-bang tablets and rapid prototyping, there’s one decidedly low-tech tool that many designers still rely on day in and day out: the humble Post-It note. Their continued …

Watch: Dragonflies Used To Be This Big (And This Scary)

A German RC robot flies just like the real thing did 300 million years ago. And it’s as big as your arm.<p>As we were recently reminded by the <i>New York Times</i>, dragonflies are totally awesome. For one thing, they’re arguably the most effective hunters on the planet, snatching targets in midair with a …

Remote Controls

Frog Makes Star Trek’s Voice-Controlled Computers A Reality

Frog Fellow Jared Ficklin talks about the search for the next computing interface–the one we won’t ever see or touch.<p><i>Tea. Earl Grey. Hot.</i><p>Those are iconic words to any <i>Star Trek</i> fan–it’s the preferred drink of Captain Picard, as ordered from the Enterprise’s always-listening computer system. They …

TVs Shouldn’t Look Like The Death Star

The modern, ultraslim design of today’s HDTVs can be a boon to domestic aesthetics; gone are those bulky backsides filled with now-outdated tech that required a stand the size of a small domestic island and the curved screens that seemed to attract dust like a powerful magnet. Handheld devices are …

Industrial Designer

Tricky Disguises That Make Induction Cooking Look Primitive

LG’s Stone is a concept for induction appliances with visceral charm.<p>For all their precision and safety features, there’s something sort of disappointing about induction cooktops (which work through induction, rather than heat transfer). The visceral pleasure of cooking on an open flame is gone, …

Kitchens

10 Inspiring Type Designers From A New Generation

A new book anthologizes the exciting young artists who are reinvigorating the written word.<p>It’s an exciting time for type. Today’s robust generation of young typographers is constantly experimenting with the limits of one of the oldest visual art forms, and at the same time, the Internet has …

Can Bud’s New Beer Can Become An Icon Like The Coke Bottle?

Taking a page from Coca Cola, Budweiser has debuted a bow tie metal can that could become the company’s new standard.<p>Fifteen years ago, Dean launched the “chug” bottle, a plastic reimagining of the traditional milk carton. They spent millions on its advertising, but the gamble paid off. Sales …

Nagano, Japan A project by: Artechnic Architecture

Leijh, Kappelhof, Seckel, van den Dobbelsteen Architects transformed a historical Dutch church into a unique loft living space in Haarlo, The Netherlands.