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Urban heat islands exist even in the Arctic

<b>TROMSØ, Norway</b> — A novel form of the “urban heat island” effect might contribute to why the far north is warming faster than the rest of the globe, a …

Climate Change

The Mug That Won’t Fall

A big, computer-ruining spill at the designer’s office served as the inspiration behind this better, smarter mug! Powered by patented “Smartgrip” …

Luca Nichetto Turns NYC into a Flexible Silicone Dish Rack

Dish racks have been the same for, well, forever, but not anymore. Luca Nichetto designed Inception, a silicone three-dimensional cityscape that …

Creative Candleholder Turns Melted Wax into New Candle

<i>Rekindle Candle</i> is an ingenious product developed by designer Benjamin Shine that doubles as a candlestick holder and maker. The simple design, which greatly increases the reusability of the candle, works as both a pedestal for the illuminating stick and a sort of basin to collect the liquefied …

Design

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Mirrored Triangles Reflect Complex Layers of Reality

<i>Kaleidoscopic</i> is a visually captivating series that alters everyday space with unexpected layers of reality. Brussels-based artist Maria Baoli uses a basic, mirrored triangle to introduce fragments of a person into common areas like a tiled bathroom or a wall covered with ivy. By simply intervening …

Art

Ironic Meaning Depicted in Unfinished Installation

This installation, entitled <i>Giving Up is Not an Option</i>, is quite a funny play on concept, presentation, and meaning. Created by German artist Ole Ukena, the piece ironically appears to be unfinished. As viewers enter the space, they are confronted with the question of whether the installer is taking …

Art

Engine-Inspired V12 Espresso Machine by Espresso Veloce

Johannesburg-based company, Espresso Veloce arguably crafts some of the world’s most beautiful espresso machines. Taking inspiration from complex …

New Origami Street Art in Angers, France by Mademoiselle Maurice | Colossal

<p>French artist Mademoiselle Maurice (previously here and here) has two fun new pieces up this month as part of the 2013 ARTAQ Festival in Angers, …

Adorable Paper Adventures by Kouichi Chiba

The next time you think you need fancy materials to create art that excites, just remember the name Kouichi Chiba. The Japanese photographer from Shizuoka has captured the hearts and minds of the curators of 500px who recently featured them on their blog. Chiba creates simple characters, cut out of …

Cute

Playful Human Sculptures with a Variety of Different Heads

British-Nigerian sculptor Yinka Shonebare addresses global and social issues with colorfully playful sculptures. Each figure features the body of a human with the head of either an animal, an inanimate object, or no head at all. Whether there is a head or not though, these mannequins are most …

Sculpture

Spectacularly Surreal Photos by Hossein Zare

The last time we checked in with photographer Hossein Zare, he had put together a collection of powerful black and white photos of a lone man forever in search of something. Using both his camera and Photoshop, Zare is able to create worlds that don't exist, surreal places found only in our …

Photography