Matthew Schafer

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Florian Pucher Turns Aerial Photos into Plush Carpeting | Colossal

<p>From a young age Florian Pucher was always fascinated by landscapes underneath and how blissful and beautiful our world looks from above. “I have …

The New Habit Challenge: Work The Exact Amount Of Time Science Tells Us To

You know you should take regular breaks during the workday, but did you know they should be exactly 17 minutes long?<p>It turns out going hard for eight hours straight every day <i>isn’t</i> the best way to get work done.<p>Contrary to the popular convention of working ourselves to exhaustion, researchers from …

Why good leaders make you feel safe | Simon Sinek

No matter what the boss says about flextime, get to work early

Flex-time is not as flexible as you might think.<p>The belief that getting an early start to the day is virtuous is widely held. In fact, finds a forthcoming study, it’s so pervasive that managers rate workers who get an early start higher than those who get in and stay late, no matter how many hours …

The Workplace

Hundreds of Hanging Red Coils Symbolize Human Connections

This gorgeous array of floating red discs, called the <i>Lure Installation Series</i>, is a contemplative exploration of an ancient Chinese legend, which states that, “When children are born, invisible red threads connect them to their soul mates. Over the years of their lives they come closer and …

Relationships

Delicate Paper Sculptures Suspended in Mid-Air by Peter Gentenaar | Colossal

<p>From limitations come creativity. It’s an age-old adage that’s been repeated in almost every industry. And it rings true for the Netherland-based …

Neighborhood ties may boost longevity - Encore - MarketWatch

By Matthew Heimer<p>Like many natural disasters, Hurricane Sandy took a disproportionately heavy toll on the elderly. Of the 147 U.S. residents who died …

Anonymous Student Duo Illustrate Motivational Quotes with Amazing Chalkboard Art

Two anonymous students have elevated vandalism to an art form at the Columbus College of Art and Design in Ohio. Known only as Dangerdust, the duo has created quite a buzz both online and on campus. Each week, they sneak into an empty classroom at night and use chalk to create amazing artwork that …

Graphic Design

3D Printed Fractal LED Generator by Margot Krasojević

The light’s ceramic 3d printed shell is modeled using an ever decreasing repeated pattern, these fractal dimensions reserve self-similarity across …

Suspended Floral Installations by Rebecca Louise Law | Colossal

<p>Rebecca Louise Law is a London-based installation artist known for her transformation of spaces using hundreds or thousands of suspended flowers. …

Mixed Media Portraits by Florian Nicolle | Colossal

<p>Digital artist and illustrator Florian Nicolle (previously here and here) blends layers of newsprint, watercolor, pencil, and digital painting to …

Pyro Board: An Audio Visualizer Created from an Array of 2,500 Flames | Colossal

<p>So here’s a thing to never try at home. Derek Muller from the very fine science video blog Veritasium visits with a team of “phsyics and chemistry …

Articles about bay area ipe clad backyard getaway on Dwell.com - Dwell

An angled deck transforms a backyard in Menlo Park, California, into a welcoming gathering spot.<p>We're on the hunt for homeowners in the San Francisco Bay Area to feature in an upcoming video series.<p>We pay a visit to the Oakland, California, home and studio of rising artist Aleksandra Zee, who …

San Francisco

Sculpture Lets the Public Paint the Sky

An art installation in Vancouver, suspended 24 stories above the harbor, lets the public create light patterns with the swipe of a cell phone screen.<p>Technology may seem like it’s reaching its thrilling, future-is-now potential, but all it takes is someone figuring out how to let people literally …

TED Talks

360° Visual Stories Cut into Paper Books by Yusuke Oono | Colossal

<p>This fun set of paper books was created by Japanese graphic designer and architect Yusuke Oono who conceived the idea as a clever way to illustrate …

The dark side of Abu Dhabi's cultural revolution – video

As Abu Dhabi gets a multibillion-pound cultural facelift, many of the migrant workers from Bangladesh and Pakistan complain of appalling conditions after paying large fees to agents, an Observer investigation has found. Glenn Carrick visits Abu Dhabi's exclusive Saadiyat island, where the …

Make Your Own Lighthearted Lego Ornaments This Holiday Season

Here's a holiday project for those of us DIY-inclined and prone to self-supergluing/mixing up the salt with the sugar. These iconic ornaments, …

Spiraling Staircase with Vegetation Embedded into Banisters

Designed by one of our favorite young designers, Paul Cocksedge, <i>The Living Staircase</i> is a spiraling set of steps that shifts the conventional construction of a staircase and how one typically interacts with it. Commissioned to create a striking central feature for London-based creative firm …

Architecture

9 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Design Thinking

How Lippincott, the branding and strategy firm behind Coca-Cola’s swirl, Starbucks’s logo, and Samsung’s global identity, fuses creativity and analytics.<p>I lead an unusual company. Lippincott, part of the highly analytical management consulting firm Oliver Wyman, is the creative force behind the …