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Organic Nikes Made From Flowers And Bark

Just grow it.<p>Nike is known for experimenting with cutting-edge materials, whether it’s EVA foam, Flyknit, or even Italian suit labels.<p>Just Grow It, by French plant artist Christophe Guinet, takes the exact opposite stance: It’s a collection Nike high tops coated in bark, flowers, seeds, stones, and …

Shoes

Jordan Heads Brooklyn Opens its Doors

, the borough’s first consignment sneaker boutique at 302 Malcolm X Boulevard in the Bedford- Stuyvesant neighborhood is dedicated to all things …

Playlist: Brunch Bounce's Halloween Turn Up

Over the last few years, the day-party known as Brunch Bounce has become synonymous with good vibes, twerking and turn up. The brainchild of Irvin …

Kendrick Lamar - "Sing About Me, I'm Dying of Thirst" - Decoded

Quilts Made of Code by Elizabeth Elliott

Elizabeth (Libs) Elliott is a textile artist making handmade quilts created from the meeting of digital and analog. She explores traditional craft …

Design

Downtown Sydney Transformed by Light for ‘Vivid Sydney’ | Colossal

<p>Starting tonight through June 9th, the city of Sydney is hosting an annual exhibition of light and music called Vivid Sydney. Dozens of light …

Insightful Life Lessons from the Best Commencement Speeches

Since the colonial era, young graduates have had to sit through one last lecture–the commencement address–before leaving school and officially joining the “real world.” With the rise of technology and social media, the modern era has become what NPR calls the “golden age of the commencement speech …

Public Speaking

Beautiful Laser-Engraved Wooden Posters by SpaceWolf Ltd.

The unfortunate truth is that no matter how much you like a poster of a movie or television show, it probably won't last. Luckily, SpaceWolf ltd. has the solution to this problem with their limited-edition wooden posters. The beautiful and intricately-detailed pieces depict well-regarded series …

Posters

Large Coral Reef Sculpture Raises Conservation Awareness

<i>Our Changing Seas III</i> is part of an ongoing series featuring large-scale coral reef sculptures by artist and ocean advocate Courtney Mattison, who finds herself turning to environmental science and marine biology to find inspiration for her artwork. The artist carefully shapes the coral from glazed …

Conservation

Mmmm. A Live Cooking Show That’s 100% Food Porn

Celebrity chefs? Overrated. Now You’re Cooking never pulls the cameras from the food.<p>A bowl of honey oozes into frame. A cup of cocoa is carefully tipped to spill in casual opulence. Nuts and seeds are sprinkled everywhere. A cutting board is turned a few millimeters to the perfect angle. Whose …

Celebrity Chefs

Animals Drawn with Moiré Patterns | Colossal

<p>This beautiful series of animal illustrations by Milan-based designer Andrea Minini began as a design experiment to obtain complex shapes and depth …

Kinetic Sculpture Replicates a Bird Flapping Its Wings Using Popsicle Sticks

Design student Joyce Lin replicated a bird flapping its wings using simple machines and materials. The kinetic sculpture is entitled <i>Study in Bird Motion</i> and is made with popsicle sticks and mylar that resembles feathers. It's activated by a hand crank, which sets the entire thing in motion and …

Art

Questlove Pens Essay On ‘How Hip-Hop Failed Black America’

QuestLove is a man of many talents. As The Roots’ drummer and a professor at New York University, he is also recognized as a scholar on …

Stunning Blue-Green Mineral with Incredible Textured Interior

This beautiful mineral was recently sold for a whopping $5,000 by Rob Lavinsky of the Arkenstone. Measuring 9 x 7 x 6 centimeters, the stunning specimen is described as <i>Chalcedony on Chrysocolla stalactites (pocket)</i>. With a blue-green chalcedony-crusted exterior, an unusual pocket that opens to …

Earth Science

The History of Flat Design: Efficiency, Minimalism, Trendiness

For those of you who haven’t heard of the term, “flat design” is mainly the term given to the style of design in which elements lose any type of stylistic characters that make them appear as though they lift off the page.<p>In laymen’s terms, this means removing stylistic characters such as drop …

L.A. Heat: Taste Changing Condiments Exhibition Recap

Nowadays, it seems unheard of to take in a nice phở, food platter, or even a pizza without Sriracha<p>Nowadays, it seems unheard of to take in a nice phở, food platter, or even a pizza without Sriracha or Tapatio to accompany the flavors. Indeed, the two condiments have ingrained themselves in the …

Small Wooden Figures Playfully Fit Into Their Surroundings

New Jersey-based street artist Joe Iurato proves that bigger isn't always better with his fantastic series of small wooden figures that are cut out and painted to resemble little people. The miniature sculptures are carefully placed in public places such as busy intersections, street lamps, and the …

Art

Wooden Skate Decks Beautifully Designed by Laser Engraving

Customized skate decks are nothing new, but you've probably never seen them look like this before. Brooklyn-based design studio Magnetic Kitchen used their talents and laser cutter to permanently transfer artwork onto premium maple wood boards. The process creates a unique embossed effect by …

Crowd Funding

Infographic Elements from Overflow Design Group

Infographic Elements – Vol. 3.<p>It takes a lot of time to create interesting infographics. Luckily, there are people who are familiar with it. The …

Look At These Horrifying Monster Frogs!

Frogs are sprouting extra hind legs, and it could be our fault.<p>Over the past 13 years, artist and biologist Brandon Ballengée has been collecting deformed baby amphibians, preserving them in formaldehyde, using enzymes to make their tissues transparent, and then injecting their bones and organs …

Zoology

The Beauty of Japan’s Artistic Manhole Covers | Colossal

<p>Japan is a country full of amazing art. Some of it is housed within museums and galleries while others are right underneath our feet. I’m talking, …

Curling Pan Transforms Flat Cutting Board to Frying Pan

<b>Curling Pan</b> is a combination between a flat cutting board and a frying pan, yep, 2 functions in one kitchen tool. Instead of using/washing 2 …

Beautiful Panoramas Turn Your World Into Wormholes

New York City-based photographer and filmmaker Randy Scott Slavin had a brush with viral fame in 2012 when he released “Alternate Perspectives,” a photo series that turned panoramas of landscapes and cityscapes into psychedelic bubble views of the world. Now Slavin is back with a new installment of …

Wormholes
Art

6 Amazing Photographers Who Look at the World from a Unique Perspective

<i>This post is sponsored by Lookmatic. Grow your eyewear collection, change up your look and see things more clearly for less than $100 at www.LOOKMATIC.com.</i><p>With the rise of cellphones and the popularity of apps like Instagram, photography has become a hobby many people have embraced. What makes an …

Free Shipping

Turn Any iPhone Photo into a Polaroid with the Impossible Instant Lab | Colossal

<p>After a wildly successful Kickstarter last year, the Impossible Project have finally made their handy iPhone polaroid printer, The Impossible …

The Perfect Office - Cone Music Player, Satechi Monitor Stand and Office Ideas

We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every …

Gear & Gadgets

Book Written Entirely In PowerPoint Aims To Reinvent How Businesses Communicate

Reading business documents and attending presentations might actually be fun with Slidedocs, Nancy Duarte’s new concept for communicating ideas.<p>Raise your hand if you like sitting through slide-show presentations. How about reading dense, jargony business documents? These are the staples of modern …

Communicate

Charged: Jim Campbell in NYC

While the boundaries between contemporary art and technology have grown increasingly blurry—thanks to everything from biologically-inspired knitted structures to oil that "defies" gravity—there are, surprisingly, only a handful of artists who delve deep into the specs and circuits of light …

San Francisco