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Tokyoflash Kisai Night Vision Wood LED Watch : Press The Button to Reveal the Magic

A minimalist appearance of Kisai Night Vision has captivated a lot of people. This time, Tokyoflash releases a new version: <b>Tokyoflash Kisai Night</b> …

Matt Rhodes — Kvothe in Tarbean Large version I’ve been...

Process wise, this was a self-inflicted exercise in patience. This image has been sitting in my head for months, but I’ve avoided it, knowing how …

The Animal – Experimental Photography by Samuel Pettersson

The Animal – Experimental Self Portrait Series<p>Samuel Pettersson is a portrait photographer from Umeå, Sweden. This photo series named “The Animal” …

New Instagram Photos of Everyday Objects Turned into Whimsical Illustrations by Javier Perez | Colossal

<p>Ecuadorean illustrator and art director Javier Pérez (previously) returns with his second installment of clever Instagram Experiments where he turns …

The Onewheel: A Self-Balancing Electric Monowheel Skateboard

Inspired by the hoverboard Michael J. Fox cruises around on in <i>Back to the Future Part II</i>, ex-IDEO'er Kyle Doerksen created the Onewheel. A …

Michael J. Fox

Miguel Cardona's Coffee Cups for Charity

by Eva Glettner<p>Miguel Cardona is a professor of design and an illustrator with an unusual canvas: the paper coffee cup. No subject is off limits for Cardona—in fact, the more obscure, the better; be it Breaking Bad's Walter White, aliens or sea creatures. But it's what Cardona does with his myriad …

Mini-series

Stainless: Hypnotizing Slow-Motion Footage from Trains Pulling into Stations | Colossal

<p>These videos by Adam Magyar are one of those things that are difficult to explain verbally, but as soon as you see it, you realize how completely …

Artist Creates "Paintings" with One Sheet of Intricately Folded Fabric

British artist Benjamin Shine creates textured “paintings” by carefully folding and ironing one giant sheet of tulle fabric. His subjects range from portraits of iconic stars like Elizabeth Taylor to realistic renditions of elderly hands and beautifully abstract faces emerging from the flowing …

Painting

New in the Shop: Jaco Haasbroek's Hilarious Illustrations

Cape Town, South Africa-based illustrator and designer Jaco Haasbroek shares his wonderful sense of humor through his comical illustrations. Each of the artist's creations feature adorable little characters that offer a new way of seeing the world. Full of whimsy and witty puns, Haasbroek's art …

Cape Town

This Airborne Jellyfish Isn't Lost, It's a Drone

By - Jan 16, 2014<p>If you've got the bucks, an HD projector is a cool alternative to a television. It's about as unobtrusive as it gets, turning any …

BMW i3

These Speakers Took 40 Years To Make

<i>Michael DiTullo is the Chief Design Officer at Sound United, Polk's parent company.</i><p>There is an old story about Picasso that goes something like this: …

Audiophile

3-D Printed Candy Makes Me Love The Future

3-D printing evangelists are cooking up more and more ways for you to print food. Pizza and pancakes are all meals that you can (dubiously) print. Even Google’s cafeteria has a 3-D printer for pasta.<p>The ChefJet and the ChefJet Pro are the latest from 3D Systems (the company that won Best Emerging …

3D

Artist's Physical Gestures Produce Beautiful Charcoal Drawings

Using just her body and a piece of charcoal, New Orleans-based performance artist Heather Hansen bends and twists in fluid motions across the surface of paper to create beautifully rough symmetrical shapes and patterns. Her captivating performances involve dance-like movements that are just as much …

Drawing

This Weird-Looking Playground Could Make Your Kids More Creative

Research shows that unstructured playgrounds can nurture children’s social and cognitive development. But the kids who benefit from such designs tend to come from select communities. One company could change that.<p>As early as 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt, a big proponent of children’s …

McDonald's

Amazing Photos of Trees Frozen in Subzero Temperatures

Snow is nothing new to wintry weather but Monza, Italy-based photographer Niccol Bonfadini captures a unique sight of the season in which trees are completely overwhelmed by snow and ice in subzero temperatures. The cloud-like shells in each image mask the trees in a frosty armor with nothing but …

Photography

Functioning Pickup Truck Built with 11,000 Pounds of Ice

Devised by the marketing department of Canadian Tire, the entire body of this Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD is made of more than 11,000 lbs of ice. The Icetruck was built by the automotive parts manufacturer to test the limits of their motomaster eliminator battery by freezing it to -40 degrees …

License Plates

A Maldives Beach Awash in Bioluminescent Phytoplankton Looks Like an Ocean of Stars | Colossal

<p>While vacationing on the Maldives Islands, Taiwanese photographer Will Ho stumbled onto an incredible stretch of beach covered in millions of …

One Step Closer to Hover Boards: Three-Dimensional Mid-Air Acoustic Manipulation | Colossal

<p>While we’ve seen examples of objects suspended mid-air using quantum levitation and acoustic levitation, a team of three Japanese engineers from The …

Give Bodysurfing a Boost

There’s bodysurfing… and then there’s slyding. The G6’s sleek design gives hand-boarders the ultimate ride every water-sport enthusiast dreams about. …

High Art: A Beautiful, Microscopic Look At Cocaine, MDMA, And Other Drugs

When Berlin-based artist, Sarah Schoenfeld tended bar in the city’s night clubs, she witnessed a lot of people getting high. “I could see their minds and their character changing,” she recalls. “I was scared and fascinated by how much power a substance has.”<p>Schoenfeld wanted people to experience …

How To Make The Future Of Dating Less Creepy

A stunningly creepy dating demo teases the future of skeazy dating apps to come–that is, unless designers intercede.<p>Google Glass could one day enable some pretty incredible augmented reality apps. Its camera might recognize a person’s face, then scour the Internet for information about him or her, …

Google Glass

A Watch That Teaches The Value Of Time

This single-purpose watch buzzes you every five minutes so that you can better appreciate every moment of your day.<p>Some days, I’ll start a project at 10 a.m. and forget to check the clock until 3 p.m. I’m left in a stupor as to what just happened and why I’m not even hungry for lunch. Yet other …

Product Recalls

Scuba Breath

My perception of a pristine and peaceful scuba dive changed when I went for my first dive off the Great Barrier Reef. It looks so easy in the movies, …

Surreal Door to Nowhere Spotted in the Alps

On a mountain, high in the Northern Limestone Alps, located in Bavaria, Germany, sits a lone door. Photographer James Hilgenberg captured this stunning shot of the entrance way as it leads to a view of breathtaking beauty.<p>“I saw this door in the Alps this year,” he wrote on National Geographic's …

Paragliding

Red Head Artist's Clever Self-Portraits Playfully Distort Reality

These playful portraits by photographer Malin Bergman are creative optical illusions that will have viewers all mixed up. The Stockholm-based artist plays with perception by using her hair and clothing as props to create distorted scenes where back is front and front is back.<p>The project began as an …

Art

New Interior Photos of Zaha Hadid's Modern Superyachts

<i>Jazz</i> is a 90-meter superyacht designed by Zaha Hadid in collaboration with German shipbuilders Blohm+Voss. Almost three months ago, we first introduced the design concept for this exceptional watercraft and now the architect's website has released a few more images, revealing the extravagant …

Architecture

"Time Capsule" Apartment in Paris Found Untouched for 70 Years

Some people might take a vacation and leave their residence unmanned for a few weeks or even months, but one apartment in Paris was left isolated for about 70 years. The beautifully preserved space, which belonged to the granddaughter of the late Parisian socialite and actress Marthe de Florian, …

Time Capsules

Stunning Macro Details of Uniquely Beautiful Snowflakes

Russian photographer Alexey Kljatov isolates single snowflakes in order to capture the unique beauty of the delicate, icy crystals that fall to the ground during a snowstorm. The Moscow-based photographer gets quite up-close and personal to capture the geometric shapes and lines of snowflakes that …

Photography