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The wallet that’s smaller than your cards!

Great things come in small packages. That’s what they say… and they’re probably referring to the FOCX Smart Wallet. Simple, sensible, and small, the …

AMOR Illustration Series by Joan Alturo

AMOR – the different types of love illustrated by Joan Alturo.Joan Alturo is an editorial illustrator from Barcelona, Spain. In his creative work he …

An Ode To Things

Ode To Things delivers a curated selection of products from around the world, celebrating objects that evoke joy and become an essential element of …

Liquid spacetime: A very slippery superfluid, that's what spacetime could be like

Quantum mechanics is able to effectively explain three of the four fundamental forces of the Universe (electromagnetism, weak interaction and strong …

7 Obscure Literary Devices

Metaphor. Foreshadowing. Boy wizards. Most of us know the common elements of fiction. But there’s an endless supply of devices authors use to augment …

The Cyclist’s Empire: A New Print of the Empire State Building Made from Bicycle Tracks | Colossal

<p>The Cyclist’s Empire is the latest cycling-inspired print from the folks over at 100 Copies who print (as you might have guessed) only 100 copies of …

Amazing Hyperrealistic Paintings Show Layers of Details

Artist Joshua Suda paints portraits that look so amazingly realistic, it's hard to believe they're not photographs. From the texture of skin and the expressiveness of the subject's eyes, all the way to the subtle interplay of shadow and light on surfaces like hair and clothes, Suda absolutely nails …

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Water Droplets Flow Uphill through a Superheated Maze Thanks to the Leidenfrost Effect | Colossal

<p>The folks over at Science Friday made this fascinating video about the Leidenfrost Effect, where water dropped on an extremely hot surface is …

How the Teachings of Emotional Purity and Courtship Damage Healthy Relationships

There are many times that I don’t realize just how much strange teaching I’ve had to undo in my life. I usually don’t realize it until times when I …

Photographs Made from Woven Film Strips by Seung Hoon Park | Colossal

<p>Part collage, part photography, part tapestry, these fragmented interpretations of iconic buildings and landmarks by Seung Hoon Park (previously) …

Squeeze light to teleport quantum energy

Putting the squeeze on light may be the key to teleporting energy across vast distances. Although the amount of energy that could theoretically be …

From Ashes To Ashes To Diamonds: A Way To Treasure The Dead

<b>Listen · 3:00</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>Diamonds are supposed to be a girl's best friend. Now, they might also be her mother, father or grandmother.<p>Swiss company Algordanza takes cremated human remains and — under high heat and pressure that mimic conditions deep within the Earth — …

DIY Nautical Necklace

I have seen necklaces similar to this one in various online shops, and often wondered how they were made. In this tutorial Maria author of the blog …

How-To: Patchwork Sock Yarn Recipe

Got stash? Use up all of those pretty little scraps of sock yarn with this versatile patchwork sock yarn recipe from Martine at iMake.<p>Head over to iMake for more information and a link to the recipe PDF.

Artist Creatively Reveals Pop Culture Portraits Within Coins

<i>Tales You Lose</i> is a creative art project by Frankfurt-based Brazilian designer Andre Levy (aka zhion) that started on Instagram. The unconventional artist began painting over the figures on various international coins collected from his travels, transforming presidents and monarchs into pop culture …

Amazingly Realistic Figures Sculpted with Marble

It is hard to believe that these incredibly realistic pieces are made out of marble! <i>Elegy on Resistance</i> is a series of sculptures that look soft enough to touch. Sydney-based artist Alex Seton is a talented sculptor who molds the classic substance into all kinds of unexpected forms. In this …

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Inside the Beautifully Bizarre World of Inventor Blair Somerville

Recently chosen as a “Staff Pick” on Vimeo, this delightful short film, by New Zealand-based filmmaker Joey Bania takes you inside the world of a quirky artist, inventor and self-professed tinkerer named Blair Somerville. For over 10 years, Blair has owned and operated a magical wonderland called …

Portraits Painted with Coffee on Century-Old Ledger Paper by Michael Aaron Williams | Colossal

<p>Artist Michael Aaron Williams has been working on a beautiful series of portraits painted with coffee on found sheets of used ledger paper that …

The Passage of Time Captured in Layered Landscape Collages by Fong Qi Wei | Colossal

<p>Time can be a difficult variable to visually convey in still photography, both the length of time an exposure takes or a series of photos meant to …

Articles about 5 extraordinary homes under 2000 square feet on Dwell.com - Dwell

Graham Hill shares another view of the near-magical efficiency of his 350-square-foot apartment in New York.<p>A 196-square-foot house born of architectural know-how, an enterprising spirit, and just over $11,000 has become an inspiration...<p>Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's …

10-Square Meters Smart Student Unit Is A Smart, Green, and Affordable House for Student

This <b>Smart Student Unit</b> was built on only 10-square meters space by Tengbom Architects in order to offer student with an affordable, eco-friendly, and …

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Bring a little seafaring flair to your style with these bright, bold bracelets. Inspired by Simone’s sailor’s knot bracelet tutorial, I decided to reimagine this nautical classic. The project itself is very approachable, so even if you’re not an experienced knotter, you’ll be able to cruise through …

Each Line One Breath: Morphogenetic Freehand Drawings By John Franzen | Colossal

<p>In his series of drawings titled Each Line One Breath, Netherlands-based artist John Franzen creates textured drawings reminiscent of wrinkled …

The Unexpected Ways You Can Grow as a Person | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<i>An Expat’s Unexpected Personal Growth</i><p>Sometimes the biggest lessons in your personal development come when you’re least expecting it. That happened to …

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It’s no secret I love flowers – in my apartment, on my desk, or as a pattern on my dress. Pressing fresh flowers is a great way to preserve their natural beauty, and by decorating your phone case with them, you can showcase their vivid colors and add a little touch of nature to an otherwise …

How I Lasted Five Months In South America On $14 A Day

We were just beginning to feel the heat of the Great Recession, and journalism jobs were few and far between. The flagship paper in my home state just laid off half its staff, and the entire business looked like one big dead-end.<p>Somehow, I wound up with an offer from a local newspaper anyway. It …

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Cartwheeling Around the World

For the past decade, I've been wandering like a dervish around the globe -- trying to see things from a different perspective -- specifically, upside down.<p>While some people fly or sail around the world, I'm trying to cartwheel across this great Earth. On occasion, I'll throw in a headstand or …

9 ‘extreme’ places you can visit (fairly) easily [pics]

“Extreme.” What a word. Our collective conscience has stretched “extreme” to its literal — pun possibly intended — extreme, thanks to such cultural …