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6 new uses for your old iPad

If the arrival of Apple's latest iPad is tempting you to upgrade, you might be debating the fate of your old iPad.<p>Two options: keep or sell. The latter can net you some funds to help defray the cost of the new tablet; here are some tips on selling used iPads for maximum profit.<p>But there are plenty …

Creative Mom Turns Her Baby’s Naptime Into Dream Adventures (Updated)

Do babies dream when they sleep, or they simply rest peacefully? Queenie Liao, a free-lance artist and mother of three boys living in California, has …

GoPro: Backflip Over 72ft Canyon - Kelly McGarry Red Bull Rampage 2013

20 Stunning Free-Kick Goals

A stunning goal can make you do a number of things.<p>Scream, drop open your jaw in disbelief, shake your head—all are completely normal reactions to watching a stunning goal take place in front of you.<p>Be prepared, then, for that to happen here.<p>We've put together the 20 greatest free-kick goals in one …

Soccer

Incredible colorized historical photos

Abandoned boy holding a stuffed toy animal. London 1945<p>Hindenburg Disaster – May 6, 1937<p>Japanese Archers circa 1860<p>View from Capitol in Nashville, …

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

Modern Residence Seamlessly Integrating into the Landscape in Ottawa, Canada

Recently designed by Christopher Simmonds, this clean-lined modern residence located in Ottawa, Canada is a sanctuary of peace and tranquility. …

“100mph Bike”

<b>May 09.13 – “100mph bike”</b><p>The 100mph bike, speed bike or any one of the working titles that has been used for this project by the people involved. Its …

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Zapfina Concept Bike by Jialing Hu

<b>Zapfina Concept Bike</b> was inspired by the condition of the shifted bones and skeleton of animals and also by the connection between bones and …

Fantasy-Inspired Portraits of Beautifully Surreal Women

New York-based photographer Zhang Jingna (aka zemotion) has embarked on a year-long project known as <i>Motherland Chronicles</i>, in collaboration with California-based illustrator Tobias Kwan (tobiee), that features a number of stunning portraits of women in elaborate costumes. Inspired by photographers …

Photography

Nomadic Chair: A Temporary Seat for One Person

Giving new meaning to luxury, Jorge Penadés, has designed the Nomadic Chair, which gives you the luxury of deciding where you want to sit down, while …

The desk you didn’t know you needed.

Sorry, I’m about to spoil your mind… Whether you’re a hardcore gamer, work from home-er, or really just anybody who owns a laptop… you gotta have the …

Audi Awesomeness

The Audi Concept Projector is all about incorporating the Audi DNA into the design. The highlight of course is the Audi grille design wind hole of …

Eating With Benefeat

Benefeat looks like any regular tableware, but is specifically designed to eliminate the social stigma related to adults with cerebral palsy and when …

The Art of Lorella Paleni

Dreamlike Paintings.<p>Selected paintings by Lorella Paleni. The artworks look as if someone cut them out of a dream. Lorella Paleni mixes different …

Revitalizing the Old Paint on a 1958 Porsche Speedster

Paint restoration is a painstaking and challenging skill to master. But it can also be hugely satisfying.<p>One of the more challenging tasks is …

De Planeta – Motion Graphics Short Film by Leonardo Cavaletti

De Planeta – Animated Short Film.<p>This motion graphics short film by Leonardo Cavaletti shows formation, life, and death of a planet. It shows well …

A Flexible Shelving System Called Chuck

Chuck is a flexible shelving system for your walls that adapts to your individual storage needs. Designed by Natascha Harra-Frischkorn of hafriko, …

Noritaka Minami’s ‘1972’, an inside look at the Nakagin Capsule Tower - The Fox Is Black

The Nakagin Capsule Tower, designed by Kisho Kurokawa, opened in March of 1972 as an ideal for architecture, allowing for a flexible capsule based …

Revolutionary Space-Saving Anti-Theft Bike Locks

Bicycle theft is on the rise in major urban cities and lugging around a bulky bike lock everywhere you go can be tiresome, but Berlin-based company Sphyke has come up with a simple solution–a series of combination locks, known as <i>C3N</i>, made to fit the parts of a bike that are often easily taken. This …

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Design

A New Generation of Saddles

Since 1866, the Brooks company has been known for its craftsmanship, durability, and quirky British insistence on doing things differently. When it …

Color Coded Candy by Emily Blincoe | Colossal

<p>Earlier this summer Austin-based photographer Emily Blincoe created this comprehensive series of various candy organized by color called her Sugar …

Dynamic Oil Paintings of Cityscapes in Motion

Italian artist Alessandro Papetti creates cityscapes filled with a sense of chaotic life in motion. His oil on canvas paintings feature not just one crisp moment, but rather, multiple elements blended together into a dynamic portrayal of time and space.<p>Finding inspiration from the bustling world …

Art

Surreal Portraits from Oleg Oprisco | Colossal

<p>Kiev-based photographer Oleg Oprisco (previously) continues to amaze with his surreal style of conceptual photography that makes use of a muted …

Custom-Printed Books You Design From an iPad App

If you’ve never heard of the iPad app called Paper you should check it out. It’s an app by FiftyThree that lets you capture all of your ideas as …

The Hubble Telescope Photographs Messier 15, One of the Densest Clusters of Stars Ever Discovered | Colossal

<p>This recently released photograph from the Hubble Telescope captures the spectacular glory of Messier 15 located about 35,000 light-years away. It …

Make Your Own Computer For $99

The new DIY computer kit from Kano delivers everything you need to build a computer, make music, hack games, and start coding<p>For most of us, the inner-workings of a MacBook Air remain a pleasant, whirring mystery. That is until, something goes horribly south and we realize we need a Genius to fix …

Kayserius Traffic Light Design for Kayseri, Turkey

<b>Kayserius traffic light</b> project was inspired by Kayseri, an industrialized city at the heart of Turkey. This city has enjoyed great economic growth …

Industrial Design