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Build Your Own Workshop Stool With a Secret Compartment That Happens to Fit a Beer

A small stool for your workshop is handy enough as it is, but over on YouTube, Patrick Soriano decided to add in a secret compartment that just so …

This Huge Map Will Show You Almost Every Hiking Trail In California

Need a fresh hiking spot? There's a new, gigantic map that will show you nearly every trail in the state of California.<p>The map comes via Jason …

A Carved Graphite Train on Tracks Emerges from Inside a Carpenter’s Pencil | Colossal

<p>We’ve seen a number of artists working with pencil leads over the last few years, where the narrow dimensions of graphite are carved into minuscule …


5 Simple Steps for Successful Retirement Saving

Yes, we used the T-word, but don’t zone out! This is one time when talking about taxes can be exciting—or at least advantageous. <b>Split your 15%</b> …

Tape of beating leads to charges against Philadelphia officers

<b>(CNN) —</b> Police in a patrol car chase down a man on a scooter. The car stops, and two officers get out and beat the man with their fists and batons. His orbital bone fractures and he suffers lacerations on his head, yet he is the one who is charged with aggravated assault.<p>This week, the tables …


Designer Hilla Shamia Fuses Cast Aluminum and Tree Trunks to Create One-of-a-Kind Furniture Pieces | Colossal

<p>Product designer Hilla Shamia has developed a novel way to meld poured aluminum with irregularly shaped wood pieces to create sleek tables and …


Sleep in the Trees Inside a Portable Suspended Treehouse by Tentsile | Colossal

<p>Created by UK inventor Alex Shirley-Smith, Tentsile is an ingenious portable suspended treehouse that installs much like a hammock while offering …

Pencil on paper drawings by Nicola Alessandrini

A selection of bizarre pencil on paper drawings by artist Nicola Alessandrini.<p>Nicola Alessandrini is an Italian artist, designer, and illustrator. He …

Jeremy Enecio's Story-Like Scenes

Artist and illustrator Jeremy Enecio was born in the Philippines and moved to New York City after completing his BFA of illustration at The Maryland …

Unusual Sculptures of People and Skeletons Chiseled from Wood by Yoshitoshi Kanemaki | Colossal

<p>Japanese sculptor Yoshitoshi Kanemaki chisels these life-sized figurative sculptures out of giant pieces of camphor wood, a kind of evergreen. The …








Vintage Porcelain Dishes Covered in Hordes of Hand-Painted Ants | Colossal

<p>While the standard response to insects crawling across your food or dinner plate is usually nothing less than repulsion, that didn’t stop German …

Photographer Has Blower Confiscated by TSA Because it ‘Could Fly Like a Missile’

It’s common knowledge that the Giottos Rocket Blowers and the TSA don’t get along. In the past we’ve told you to just leave it at home unless you …






Lucid Stead: A Transparent Cabin Built of Wood and Mirrors by Phillip K Smith III | Colossal

<p>Part architectural intervention and part optical illusion, Lucid Stead is a recently unveiled installation by artist Phillip K Smith III in Joshua …


Evolution: A Stunning Monochromatic Exploration of Vertebrate Skeletons by Patrick Gries | Colossal

<p>Created in collaboration with the National Museum of Natural History in Paris, Evolution is an extraodinary collection of images by photographer …