Kathryn Lee

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Torafu Architects hides dolls' house within a wooden chair

Koichi Suzuno and Alicja Strzyzynska of Torafu Architects have designed a children's seat that splits in half to reveal a dolls' house inside (+ …

Repurposed Macs, from Class to Crass

It is a shame that the Power Mac G5, and the first-generation Mac Pro, are these beautiful hunks of aluminum that have no present-day use. While the …

OK Go’s Latest Music Video Features Hundreds of Umbrella-Wielding Dancers | Colossal

<p>Only four months after their music video for the “The Writing’s on the Wall” filled with optical illusions, OK Go are back with yet another …

Get Dirty: Step Inside the World’s First 3D-Printed Mud Hut

Resins. Metals. Ice cream. Wood. The kinds of materials we’ve been able to stuff into a 3D printer and extrude to form actually useful products and structures is steadily growing, presenting exciting new prospects for experimental architecture. Looking for a low-cost solution for a global housing …

Rubber Bands Get A Makeover

Why do rubber bands have to be so round? No reason at all.<p>Japanese jack-of-all-trades design house Nendo has created a series of reimagined stationery items that include paper clips that come in a long chain that you snap off to use, high contrast rulers that make it easy to measure on light or …

Brilliant Design Thinking: Boyan Slat's Solution for Ridding the Ocean of Plastic Waste

We all know the oceans are filled with plastic waste, and we've seen the horrific photos of dead animals that have ingested the stuff. It is up to …

Colorful Paper Art Arrangements Convey Ten Principles of Design

Every good graphic designer knows that there are certain fundamental rules to follow when creating something new. Turkish graphic designer Efil Trk decided to visually communicate these ideas through her series, entitled <i>The Principles of Design</i>.<p>For each poster, Trk arranged a clean, geometric paper …

Go on an American Road Trip with the World's Greatest Photographers

[Young Couple in Parked Open-Air Car, Ossining, New York], 1932–34 © Walker Evans Archive, The Metropolitan Museum of<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Walker Evans<p>1 of …

3D printing creates film without film

As our technologies increasingly move towards digitisation, perhaps the old techniques are becoming lost to younger generations. Take film. Although we still refer to motion pictures as "films", it is not often that we see film any more: we shoot moving images on our smartphones, watch films on …

Emerging Technology

MIT Invents Tech That Could 3-D Print Self-Lacing McFlys

Self-lacing sneakers, furniture that constructs itself when you add water. Thanks to programmable 4-D printers, that’s just a start.<p>Take a piece of raw bacon. Uncooked, a strip of bacon will lie flat, but drop it into a sizzling frying pan and it will start to curl. Bacon curls because the fat …

3D Sculptures by Edgar Marocsek

We've seen many great 3D artists lately and today is no different! Edgar Marocsek is a Romanian artist doing lots of experimental work, each piece …

We’ve Been Doing Umbrellas Wrong

As we enter the October rainy season, you can do a lot better than your standard brolly. Here are a couple to try out instead.<p>No one knows for sure when the first folding umbrella was designed. However old they are, we’ve been doing them wrong all these years, and these two designer umbrellas prove …

Cyclists Build Skeleton Car Frames to Make a Clever Statement About Vehicle Size

For this year's European Week of Sustainable Mobility, Latvian cyclists that are part of the <i>Let's Bike It</i> community made a clever and creative statement about cars. The group hand-crafted bamboo constructions that were vehicle frames built to-scale, and they then proceeded to ride the streets of …

Win $1,000 + More – Enter Our Utensil Design Contest!

Just a reminder that the “You Are How You Eat” contest closes on October 19th so you better get your entry in!<p>“You Are How You Eat” was created in …

Things That Look Like Other Things: A Rocking Chair and a Bench Inspired by a Bicycle and a Skateboard, Respectively

Seeing as seating and transportation are the proverbial bread and butter of design, the occasional hybridization of two functions in a single form is …

A New Large-Scale Mud Mural by Yusuke Asai Sprawls through Rice Gallery | Colossal

<p>Artist and painter Yusuke Asai (previously) has a new mud mural on display at Houston’s Rice Gallery. Working day and night with a team of …

Artist Uses the Power of the Sun to Etch Pyrography Drawings

Philippines-based artist Jordan Mang-osan harnesses the power of the sun to create striking pyrography drawings. The artist, who is an ethnic Igorot hailing from the mountainous Cordilleras region, stays close to his roots by working with raw, indigenous materials and focusing on subject matter …

Learning Opportunities: Ten Designers on Their Craziest or Most Regrettable D-School Projects

Last month's design-education spectacular is over, but please indulge us as we present one more piece of (belated) back-to-school content. As we were …

Beautiful 3D Paper Sculpture of a Fish by Yulia Brodskaya

Russian artist Yulia Brodskaya is back with a new mesmerizing piece of work. Using the brightest paper she can find, Yulia created a swirling tropical fish that's A2 size (or that of a medium size poster, 16.5 x 23.4 inches). The piece, which took the artist about a week to complete, reminds her of …

Eye-Catching Geometric Tape Murals Seen on the Streets of Los Angeles

It can be hard for a street artist to stand out in a bustling city like Los Angeles that's filled with amazing graffiti, but 20-year-old Gustavo Fuentes (a.k.a. Flkz) manages to shine with his incredibly unique, eye-catching murals made out of painter's tape. Without the aid of straightedges, …

Nunzio Paci’s Graphite and Oil Paintings Merge Nature and Anatomy | Colossal

<p>Italian artist Nunzio Paci works with pencil and oil paints to create strange amalgamations of plants and animals in what he describes as an intent …

Iris van Herpen uses 3D printing and magnets to form Spring Summer 2015 fashion collection

Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen revealed 3D-printed garments and accessories "grown" with magnets during her ready-to-wear show in Paris …