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Designer Alexandra Khitrova Discovers a New Career through Her Stunning Fantasy Concept Art | Colossal

<p>Early last year motion graphics artist and Alexandra Khitrova decided to utilize some of the digital tools she had acquired in her profession to …

Imaginative Scenes Emerge from Monochromatic Illustrations

Italian artist EmilianoP is the skilled hand behind these beautifully dark and mysterious illustrations. Currently based in New Zealand, the artist creates figures that seem to emerge from quick ink strokes across a page, but the concepts are actually quite purposeful. He begins each piece by …

Articles about modern renovations period homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

A bay window build-out helps a turn-of-the-century home look forward.<p>Homeland to Gaudí, Miró, and Almodóvar—just to name a few of the country's creative pioneers—Spain hosts a lively mix of both...<p>Known for its art de vivre and joie de vivre, France is a country with a rich cultural past.<p>Natalie …

More Amazing Hyperrealistic Body Paintings by Hikaru Cho

Tokyo-based artist Hikaru Cho, who we introduced to you here, has created a striking series of hyperrealistic body paintings called <i>My Body My Rights</i>. Released right before International Woman's Day as a part of the human right organization Amnesty International's campaign on sexual and reproductive …

Sites of the Week: Indigo, Getup Cloud, Singles Club and more

Are you looking for a beautiful and stylish website, you definitely need to check Motorino, it's awesome! Also we're featuring again a website from …

Adventures of a LEGO Photographer Taken with an iPhone

Just about everybody loves LEGOS. The building blocks are great inspiration for a life-sized Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter replica; they inspire hilarious poster illustrations; and, recently, they have been fun to watch in animation at the movie theater.<p>Photographer Andrew Whyte has found a new way …

420,000 Matchsticks Form Lord of the Rings' Minas Tirith

Artist Pat Acton of Matchstick Marvels has constructed a massive model of Minas Tirith, the fictional city within the world of J.R.R. Tolkien's <i>Lord of the Rings</i>, with 420,000 matchsticks. The Iowa native, who has been working with matchsticks since he graduated from college back in 1977, uses …

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Photographs and Watercolors Merge in Surreal Paintings by Aliza Razell | Colossal

<p>Using self-portrait photographs and watercolors, artist Aliza Razell has been exploring several abstract narratives by merging the two mediums in …

What Middle-Earth Would Look Like From Space

In <i>The Hobbit</i> and <i>The Lord of the Rings</i>, British author J.R.R. Tolkien created a fantasy world called Middle-Earth for his dragons, elves, dwarves, and wizards to inhabit, but he only ever rendered it in text. Now, a team of Danish programmers is taking Tolkien’s descriptions of Middle-Earth and …

Articles about innovative net zero prefab los angeles on Dwell.com - Dwell

A net-zero prefab home design is set to reinvigorate a down-at-the-heels Los Angeles neighborhood.<p>For the bathroom inside a renovated Hollywood bungalow, architect Noah Walker used a simple palette of gray and white tile, black...<p>Though Los Angeles offers Lindsay Lohan sightings at Pinkberry and …

More Spectacular Aerial Shots of Iceland's Volcanic Rivers

At first, these abstract images are difficult to decipher. However, look more closely and hints of a landscape begin to emerge. Created by Russian photographer Andre Ermolaev, these new images in his ongoing series of Iceland's volcanic rivers consist of amazing aerial perspectives that look like …

Time-Lapse Video of Jean Prouve's Flat-Pack Maison Demontable Being Constructed

We've written about Jean Prouvé before, the designer who figured out how to create flat-pack houses some fifty years before Ikea did. While his …

The Case For Building Cities Underground

Forget supertall skyscrapers–a new wave of architects wants to build cities underground.<p>Deep beneath the streets of New York City’s Lower East Side, a new type of green space is coaxed out of the darkness. Delancey Underground, a 1.5-acre space that formerly served as a trolley terminal, has gone …

Ancient Crafts: The Stone Inlays of the Taj Mahal

Anyone who has ever visited the Taj Mahal in Agra, India, would probably agree that it is one of the most fascinating buildings that he or she has …

Hot and Cold Waterfall

We never get a chance to see how the hot and cold water blend together within the faucet, before it cascades out like a stream. The Pavati Tap builds …

Artist Uses a Rake to Create Amazingly Large Sand Paintings

Artist Andres Amador takes unconventional art to a whole other level with his incredible sand paintings. Using the beach as his enormous canvas and rakes as his brushes, Amador creates massive, eye-catching murals featuring geometric and floral patterns. The sand artist uses his whole body to …

Surreal Portraits of a Powerless and Lost Young Man

New York-based photographer Ben Zank creates intriguing portraits rich with surreal elements. The Bronx native's portfolio boasts countless images, each with its own narrative. The fine art photographer produces scenes filled with mystery and oddities that allow the viewer to form their own context …

Articles about outside box unusual home layouts on Dwell.com - Dwell

The final step in the creation of a Good Small Space involves its connection to the 2.5 zillion square feet that exist outside...<p>Architect Gert Wingårdh creates a passionately outfitted vacation home for two midcentury furniture dealers on the western coast...<p>The two units that make up the MuSh …

This Pencil is A Masterclass In Interaction Design

<i>Happy Black Friday! We’re taking the day to republish some of our most popular Wanted posts of the year. For a complete roundup, go here.–Eds.</i><p>In design circles, you hear the word “delight” a lot. It’s a term bandied about during critiques to describe an intangibly positive effect, but it rarely …

This Train Is Hiding A Full Starbucks Store Inside

What if you could sit inside a cozy Starbucks during your morning commute? Now, commuters in Switzerland can do just that.<p>Starbucks locations already seem to be everywhere you look. But starting November 21, the company will take on a new frontier: trains. Starbucks, with the help of Swiss train …

Coffee House London - Visual Identity

Branding and visual identity design is one of the most amazing areas of work for a designer. The variety of medias that the designer has to take into …

Amazing Aluminum Wire Sculptures by Seung Mo Park

Brooklyn-based Korean sculptor Seung Mo Park creates incredibly detailed metallic sculptures by carefully manipulating aluminum wire. Each figure in his <i>Human</i> series of sculptures presents a remarkable attention to the delicate form of the human body (including wispy locks of hair) as well as the …

Co.Design Is Looking For An Information Design Editor

The information design editor generates ideas for infographics, designs infographics, commissions infographics (both static and interactive) from illustrators, and curates the best infographics from around the web. You need impeccable taste and sharp news judgment, must know your way around a data …

HappyFly Brand Design by Realist

Travel Agency Identity.<p>Realist is a graphic design and branding studio dedicated to delivering design solutions for different businesses around the …

Ornate Polar Bear Hand-Cut from a Single Sheet of Paper

Japanese artist Nahoko Kojima's amazing skills with hand-cut paper sculptures continue to impress us! Her <i>Cloud Leopard</i> was quite a sensation and, more recently, she designed this large, life-sized swimming polar bear entitled <i>Byaku</i>. Originally suspended from the ceiling of London's Jerwood Space, …

Mesmerizing Translucent Waves from 19th Century Paintings

The late 19th century Armenian-Russian painter Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky created some truly spectacular paintings of seascapes that capture the beautiful, shimmering essence of the tumultuous waters. The marine artist gained recognition for his impeccable ability to recreate the expressive …

Star Wars Snowflakes Are The Perfect DIY Holiday Project

Time to get into the holiday spirit! Anthony Herrera has released a new set of DIY paper snowflakes that are all inspired by Star Wars! Back in 2011, we first posted about Matters of Grey's awesome fold and cut creations, and since then, artist Herrera has run with the idea making his own batch for …