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Photographic Proof That Your Favorite Snacks Are Mostly Bags Of Air

But shouldn’t they be? It’s complicated.<p>Nobody <i>needs</i> to eat more snack chips, but it can be disheartening to, in our moments of greatest gluttony, rip open a new bag of Doritos to see that it’s 86% air.<p>It’s a phenomenon of prepackaged disappointment, explored by Brooklyn-based photographer Henry …

10 Years In The Making, Nicholas Felton Files His Final Feltron Report

Through the lens of self-quantification, the data viz guru recounts how much the world has changed in just a decade.<p>For the past decade, interface designer and data viz expert Nicholas Felton has been publishing a highly influential yearly project called the Feltron Report. It’s a beautifully …

Zaha Hadid’s “Liquid Glacial” Furniture Mimics Rippling Water Frozen in Time

Photo credit: Martin Slivka<p>World-renowned architect Zaha Hadid has highlighted her other design talents with <i>Liquid Glacial</i>, a series of furniture that resembles water and ice formations. The collection of tables, chairs, and stools appear as if they’re frozen in time, with subtle ripples suspended …

World’s Longest Glass-Bottomed Bridge is a Terrifying Trek Between China’s Mountain Peaks

For those with a fear of heights, we wouldn’t recommend crossing this bridge. Located in China’s Shiniuzhai Geopark in Hunan, this glass-bottomed suspended walkway is 180 meters (590 feet) above the ground and spans a distance of 300 meters (984 feet), making it the world’s longest transparent …

Barely-there Lighting

At just 7mm thin, the OVISO illumination collection is one of the thinnest lighting solutions available. Whether mounted on the wall or ceiling, or …

Design

N-gaging, N-riching, N-captivating.

The Mr. N table lamp by Koncept Inc. is so minimal, it’s amazing. At just 7mm thick and 190mm tall, this bent sheet of light is as calming as it’s …

Design

Explore The Terrifying Scale Of Mount Everest In This 3.2 Billion Pixel Interactive

Here’s why you’re probably not ready to climb Everest.<p>Even as yet another eponymous movie) opens in theaters, Nepalese officials are making access to Mount Everest harder than ever to attain. If you’re wondering why, look no further than this 3.2 billion pixel interactive tour of Mount Everest by …

Vibrant Palette Knife Portraits Radiate Raw Emotions

With bold strokes and vibrant colors, each of Francoise Nielly‘s paintings exude raw emotion. Featured many times here at the Met, Nielly continues to produce portraits rich with vital energy and sensuality. Dabbling in a variety of mediums before settling into painting, Nielly has developed a …

Intricately Detailed Papercut Designs Reflect Beauty of the Natural World

Japanese artist Riu (aka @mr_riu) captivates the mind with his remarkably intricate paper cut designs. Winner of multiple online art competitions, the young artist maintains an Instagram account and blog that each showcase a stunning display of technical skill within delicate patterns.<p>Papercutting …

The Solar System Built To Scale - Blog @ totallycoolpix.com

On a dry lakebed in Nevada, a group of friends build the first scale model of the solar system with complete planetary orbits: a true illustration of …

Unusual Door Designs from Brazil, Part 1: The Boxtail Hinge

Installing this thing must be a nightmare<p>Here's a door with a rather unusual hinge design:<p>Because this exact photo has been so passed around on …

Woodworking

Transparent "Igloo" Offers Sanctuary to Enjoy Your Garden Year-Round

When enjoying the outdoors, it's nice to have a sanctuary to protect against bugs and sudden inclement weather. The Garden Igloo is a transparent canopy for your garden that allows you to cherish the scenery all while being shielded under a geodesic dome. Its minimalist design offers a lot of …

Biker Rescues Tiny Injured Kitten and Goes on Cross-Country Road Trip Together

It’s certainly an unusual sight to see a heavily-bearded biker carrying around a tiny kitten, but Pat Doody and his furry friend Party Cat are a match made in heaven. They came together serendipitously, as Doody was headed towards his home in New Jersey all the way from California. He was at a …

Architecture Firm Designs Batcave-Inspired Carpark, Complete with Hidden Entrance, Under This Stately Manse

Mo' money, bat problems<p>Don't you hate it when your car collection outgrows the parking available at your 1930s-designed Georgian mansion? That was …

Once-Forgotten Garage Transformed into a Glowing Lakeside Cabin

Along Vashon Island in Washington state sits <i>Garage</i>, a gorgeously airy cabin overlooking the water. Designed by creative studio Graypants, the structure was repurposed from a once-forgotten garage, but now appears sleek and modern. It uses a combination of salvaged materials and vintage decor …

Book Illustrations for “Il lusso di essere semplici”

Minimalist two-tone book illustrations by Camilla Mendini for “Il lusso di essere semplici”, di Mauro Miglioranzi – Cooee Italia.<p>Camilla Mendini is …

Interview: Artist Quits Day Job to Pursue Passion for Beautifully Quilled Paper Art

Istanbul-based Turkish artist Sena Runa left her job as an HR Specialist earlier this year to pursue her passion for paper quilling as a full-time job. “I began quilling three years ago,” she told us in an email. “While I was searching the internet for inspiration to find the right hobby for me, I …

Foldable Transparent Carport Protects and Shows Off Prized Vehicles

For those who want the protection of a garage but can't accommodate one, the GazeBox offers a fantastic solution. It's a foldable carport that's made with special anti-UV polycarbonate panels to guard against the elements like the sun, hail, and rain. But, that doesn't mean that a proud owner can't …

The Sliding Lid Loo

The Slide toilet is named for the unique sliding action of its lid that’s been designed as an innovative way to prevent splatter! It automatically …

These Suspended, Driverless Pods Could Reduce Traffic Congestion In India

This futuristic “personal rapid transit” network would deliver passengers right to their doors. Now they just need the money to build it.<p>When Ollie Mikosza describes Metrino pods, it sounds like he’s telling a riddle. “It’s an electric car, except you don’t drive it,” he says.<p>Metrino pods are the …

Enzo Mari knife inspires twisting sculpture at Goodwood 2015

This year's installation at the UK's Goodwood car festival was based on a blade by Modernist designer Enzo Mari.<p>The 40-metre-high Kodo sculpture was …

Dreamy Animal Illustrations Come to Life through an Energetic Brushstroke Style

Illustrator Amy Hamilton employs both digital and traditional tools to create dreamy designs that take inspiration from nature. In order to create the graceful softness that is displayed in each illustration, Hamilton utilizes conventional instruments such as graphite, gouache (thickened, opaque …

1,252 Suspended Wooden Balls Form a Giant Eye When Viewed from the Right Angle

Brooklyn-based sculptor Michael Murphy is known for three-dimensional, anamorphic works of art that require a change in perspective in order to appreciate them fully. His newest installation, <i>Perceptual Shift</i>, illustrates this concept both literally and conceptually with 1,252 painted wooden balls …

Ultra-Thin Printed Solar Cells Could Turn on Lights for 1.3 Billion People

As the solar energy trend continues to grow, it's becoming less expensive to produce. This is great for developed nations whose citizens want to decrease their carbon footprint, but it's even better for those living in developing countries. Advances in printed solar cell technology are creating …

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You don’t need to be a genius, you just need to be yourself. That’s the message from Austin Kleon, a young writer and artist who knows that creativity is everywhere, creativity is for everyone. A manifesto for the digital age, <i>Steal Like an Artist</i> is a guide whose positive message, graphic look and illustrations, exercises, and examples will put readers directly in touch with their artistic side. Buy it here.

Steve Messam creates crimson bridge from 20,000 sheets of paper

British artist Steve Messam has installed a weight-bearing bridge across a stream in the UK's Lake District using 20,000 sheets of bright red paper …

Lake District